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SuperMike

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  1. 3 hours ago, Lambert09 said:

    Many (including myself) had the same opinion as this about James Maddison. 

     

    I remember more or less typing the same thing up, because there is always the chance that it turns out this way. 

     

    Theres also the chance that under a better coach Bowen actually improves a great deal when he joins. 

     

    For a huge fee, I’d stay clear. But for the price being indicated, even if we just farmed him out and sold him... we’d almost certainly make a profit. 

     

    Just look at the summer recruitment, we would have all been more excited about signing Sarr and look how that’s turned out.  Top 2 or not, we still aren’t the draw we think we are and still need to be creative in the market.

    Some really good points here. Particularly the comment about Sarr - God he looked awful at the weekend! Sure glad we missed out on him and JoHandbags down at Brighton!


  2. 5 minutes ago, UniFox21 said:

     

    Hardly rocket science is it? He needs to be more clinical in front of goal, he's producing some great assists but needs to start converting himself

    He should be made to sit down and watch the SENSATIONAL

    goals scored by a youngster at West Brom last season. Er, what was his name?? Ah,yes -- Harvey Barnes!! BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT (and confident) football!!

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  3. 17 minutes ago, Gubbins said:

    They have been down to ten men in both of them though. We really should beat these but our record against Arse is just so so appalling and not just recently either. One of the reasons we need to beat them is that defeat away to them is a near certainty so this is our only realistic chance to take points off them.

    Just thinking exactly the same myself. Other than these 2 wins I reckon we haven't beaten them for about 95 years (or did Glover and Stringfellow score in a win in the early 70's ?)!! Looking at their likely defence / midfield I can't see them finishing the game with 11 men again!

    Luiz, papadopoulos, chambers, kolasinac, Torreia and Gwenda Oozy will not be able to live with the pace of Vardy, Barnes and Ricky or the running of Ayoze, Youri or Madders.

    "9 man Arsenal thrashed by Leicester"


  4. Intro. Tonight.

    Gary:  " Good evening. Welcome to Match of the Day. For the first time ever we will not be opening with a game from todays' premier league Matchday 10 programme. As this is the time of year for hair raising ( insert some random joke about Shearer /Murphy ...) horror stories we thought we should bring you one of those!

     

    Seriously though; in 131 years of top flight football in this country, it is not often that we can bring you record breaking scenes.

     

    Let us join our commentary team for last nights game at St. Mary's where the Southampton manager has promised the fans that his team will 'win dirty'  !!! ..... "

     

    Cue the SMUGGEST LOOK EVER seen on British tv!!


  5. 3 hours ago, foxfanazer said:

    Burnley time wasting from minute 1 was an embarrassment. I know they do well to punch above their weight but imagine having to watch that shite on a weekly basis. 

     

    I was however impressed with Wood's performance, led the line well and seems to have adapted well to life in the prem

    .....sign him in January! - we know already he is a good character , an aerial threat - which we don't have - and a plan B goalthreat (ours currently away in the south of France) !!!!


  6. 20 hours ago, Grebfromgrebland said:

    We could also find ourselves not being able to sign foreign talent if we brexit. It could be work permits galore even for EU players with many not qualifying.

     

    I think it's best we hang on to our English contingent for now.

    Is Grebland in the EU ? ....

    .....just asking!


  7. 6 hours ago, StriderHiryu said:

    Rodgers has us playing "system football" which is the product of him having the whole team for a preaseason over the summer without having to go touring around the world and the result of being an exceptional coach. This upturn in form is not the result of signing a new player like Kante who causes a revolution in the way we play. These are the same players with one or two squad additions and in fact you could argue that Perez in terms of output has been one of the worst players for us so far. (So "bad" we are third in the table and smashed his old team 5-0 by the way). For all of those who were moaning about Puel holding us back, you have well and truly been vindicated, and I say that as someone who got behind the previous manager as much as possible. The proof is in the pudding!

     

    Under Puel we controlled games with lots of possesion but it was sideways and backwards. Our fullbacks pushed on and did a good job getting to the byline to cross to... Jamie Vardy who was released as a teenager because he wasn't considered physical enough to be a top striker. If you want a throwback to how we used to play, look at Man United right now because they play in exactly the same way:

    - Double pivot to control the game, but ends up slowing all attacks down.

    - Fullbacks push on and wide forwards cut in for a shot.

    - Put in plenty of crosses to a striker not well suited for that type of play.

    - Slow, pedantic pace means the opponents have time to get into a low block and deal with attacks quite comfortably.

     

     

    With Rodgers, do you notice that we score the same type of goal over and over again? Someone wins the ball high up the pitch through systematic team pressing and compacting the play, followed by quick passing and quick low crosses or passes across the box around the 6 yard line. It's almost like it was planned! Features of our play now are:

    - High press

    - Mobile attacking midfielders. Look how far forwards Tielemans or Maddison get, they often are further forward than Vardy!

    - Players drift between the lines.

    - Fullbacks push on much more and are expected to even get into the box in the case of Ricardo. (Technically we play a bit lopsided because of this, but same point).

    - Quick vertical (IE up the pitch) passing that is kept on the ground. No messing about.

    - If we lose the ball on an attack we press it back to win it back and recycle the ball

    - Look to put a dangerous pass into Vardy on a player joining the attack late in the box.

     

    We are similar but slightly different to Liverpool. They are much better, but as the league table shows, we aren't too bad at all.

     

    This is all because of fabulous coaching. That's what makes it so incredible really! Brendan is proving he is one of the best, maybe even elite level.

     

    On and whi;st Rodgers has always been thought of as being poor in the transfer market, as a club we are one of the best at that. Yes we've had misses too, but Soyuncu was planned magnificently, Maddison a steal, Ricardo right now the best Right Back in Europe, Praet fits like a glove already. Even Perez can clearly play the system even if he's not set the world on fire. And this is not even dipping into the history books to look at the team that cost 25m and won the league.

     

    The next 3-5 years as a Leicester fan are going to be incredible. All of these players are going to get better!

    Excellent post. ALL points spot on. Well said, Sir!!

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