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  1. Man City Post Match Thread 0-2

    1. We were up against a team playing the best football the I've seen in the EPL. 2. We have a new manager who has yet to find his feet. 3. We have some dead wood we have to clear out, sooner rather than later. 4. Whatever anyone says on here, the boys had a go today and that's good enough for me. 5. Losing 2-0 to the current Man City today was no shame, whether it was at home or away.
  2. Man City Match Thread

    Sod it, let's just give it a go. No shame losing to Man City at the moment.
  3. Can't wait till the countdown gets to 14 seconds.
  4. Michael Carrick - Interest

    To be fair, I think the phrase 'over the past decade' says it all. His best days are (well) behind him, and even if we need a new midfielder in January we should be looking for someone with their best days in front of him.
  5. Claudio offered the job?

    The chocolate, the beers, the pubs in Grand Place, the 'frites', . . .
  6. Not inspiring but might as well go with it, although I have heard that Ladbrokes have him as 9/2 for the vacant Everton job.
  7. Leicester vs Leeds - League Cup match thread.

    I wasn't trying to kill off anyone, I just want every player to play to their potential, and we do have some players with great potential. Yes he just scored, but I think you have overlooked the fact that he's paid a (relatively speaking) lot of money to do just that.
  8. Leicester vs Leeds - League Cup match thread.

    But you have to admit that it's in matches like this that players like Slimani have to step up and do the business.
  9. Right with you. So, er, he's been doing what for the past few months ?
  10. West Brom (H) Match Thread

    I sympathise, but what's the alternative ? No half decent manager wants to come here, and the thought of Appleton as the default is pretty depressing.
  11. I'm Leicester born and bred, I support LCFC (and only LCFC) because it represents my formative years where my respect for family, community and shared values and experiences developed and grew. I have no personal connection with Leuven or Belgium and have no interest in an exercise by the owners to benefit their mid-to-long term commercial interests rather than my interests as an LCFC supporter.
  12. Is our problem just a tired formation?

    I'm sorry, and as much as I dislike criticising players/management/the club/foxestak members, but you can spend as much time as you like drawing pretty pictures, but the problems aren't going to be solved that way. As someone else remarked, there seems to be a lack of philosophy at the club, except more of the same whether it works or not. The team has any number of areas where they can be improved :- leadership on the pitch, ball skills (including the ability to use the 'other foot' if necessary), football brains, awareness of space, reading the game and tactical ability (which is where team leadership comes in), making the effort to create space, working as a team etc. etc. As I said, I'm not one to criticise manager out of hand, but all those things I've referred to above, and more, are down to Shakespeare and Appleton, and at the moment it looks like they aren't capable of building and improving a team, or at least not the one we have. So I think the owners have to seriously look at accepting relegation battles and an expensive and lengthy period of rebuilding (likely including a spell back in the Championship), getting Shakespeare and Appleton to quickly improve their methods and management skills, or getting in a new manager and coaching team. As a personal opinion, I don't think the owners will accept another spell in the Championship (their King Power business comes first after all), so if things don't improve in the next 3 months we might well see a change of ownership towards the end of the season.
  13. Bournemouth Away Match Thread

    No surprise really, he's used to playing in a football team.
  14. The odd occasion may be acceptable, but Vardy or any other player shouldn't be playing for any length of time with an injury the effects of which are masked by painkillers. The long term effects (e.g. permanent injury, arthritis etc.) have to be considered by the club who surely, like any other employer, have to protect the long term health of their players, not just for the few years they will be playing football.
  15. Adrien Silva - Terms Agreed

    Apologies - HighPeakFox got in before me - I should have known.