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  1. WilmslowFox

    Who do you want January 2019

    The context for suggesting Marquis was that, despite us desperately needing another striker, there seems to be an unwillingness to splash out in the January window and there is a perceived difficulty attracting strikers to play second fiddle behind Vardy. Marquis is in a great form, a proven goalscorer (20 goals this season already), and while it would be a gamble (just as Vardy once was) he would be a far less costly gamble than Musa or Slimani. Besides, if there's one thing we should've learned in the last couple of weeks its not to underestimate L1 football, though I fully expect Marquis to be signed to at least a Championship side by the start of next season. I'm not saying he would be my first choice, but I would expect him to pose more of an attacking threat than the strikers we currently have on the bench. Hell, even an in-form non-league striker would probably be more of an attacking threat than Iheanacho at the moment.
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    Who do you want January 2019

    John Marquis from Doncaster? I know he's playing League One football, but he clearly knows where the goal is (top scorer in EFL this season) and has been likened to Vardy. He's only 26 and unlike other options he would probably be happy to sit on the bench most weeks, in order to get a PL move. Doncaster wouldn't be overjoyed to lose him, so maybe offer someone on loan as a sweetener.
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    Barnes coming back

    Like many others I am torn on this, but one advantage is that Harvey should get a proper chance to settle in the first team ahead of next season, rather than a handful of pre-season friendlies in the summer. I'd expect him to come on from the bench against Southampton, but to be a regular in the starting eleven for the rest of the season. A possible starting eleven for next season: Vardy Barnes Maddison Ndukwu Ndidi Choudhry Chilwell Maguire Benkovic Ricardo Kasper
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    Who do you want January 2019

    If we were going to sign a Chelsea reject, then Batshuayi would make more sense than Drinkwater, based on the areas of weakness in our current squad. Given Sarri's disinterest and his lack of success at Valencia, it doesn't seem ludicrously ambitious.
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    Championship 2018-2019

    Is sending a member of staff to spy on another team's training session unusual, or is it something that everyone does and the difference here was getting caught?
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    Who do you want January 2019

    I see reports that Tammy Abraham has turned down a loan move to Wolves in favour of staying at Villa, but would be open to permanent move to a PL club. Doing well in Championship and could be interesting as backup and long-term replacement for Vardy if Chelsea willing to sell.
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    Kelechi Iheanacho / Nacho Man

    Given they are around the top of the PL2 table for the second season running it is disappointing that so few of the U23s are getting a chance to break into the senior squad. Hopefully with Hamza doing so well when he's been given a chance, that might change. Trouble is, most of the U23 goals seem to be scored by the centre backs - the most promising forward is probably Ndukwu, and he's been injured most of this season. Got to try something though, playing Iheanacho in his current form is like being down to ten men from the start of the match.
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    Brexit - Has anybody actually changed their minds?

    I can believe that there has been relatively little movement from entrenched remain and leave voters, but more interesting are the 28% of the electorate that did not feel strongly enough to cast a vote one way or the other. I would suggest that the subsequent chaos might lead to some previously uncommitted voters casting their ballot for remain.
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    Leicester round on Only Connect

    Don’t know how many here watch Only Connect, but last night’s show included a missing vowels round on Leicester. Apologies for the spoiler, but my Glaswegian friend Alisa put in a heroic performance and answered every question (one answer was King Power Stadium). It was particularly extraordinary as it turns out that she has never actually been to Leicester. For a moment I thought: “hey, why not crowdfund a trip to Leicester for her?” But then I remembered that she’s a Celtic fan, so having Benkovic on loan should be enough.
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    Cardiff Pre Match Thread

    Maybe so, but I think Cardiff have made it clear they will be supportive of whatever decision is made. The first match is gonna be a strange one wherever and whenever it takes place - more about catharsis for the players and the fans than about the result.
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    Helicopter crash

    Well, the lad is chatting away happily and playing FIFA downstairs, but I need to go talk to him now before he sees the Sunday morning repeat of MOTD. I only have to tell one 9 year old and that’s hard enough. Massive respect to Ian Stringer, still at the stadium to keep us informed.
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    Helicopter crash

    **** **** **** watching the news in diminishing hope of any good news, and wondering what to say to the lad in the morning. thank you to every fan or player from clubs around the country who have made the effort to express their condolences here and on social media, especially to mark noble given the circumstances - i’d be perfectly happy if the FA were to rescind his suspension.
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    What is it that we're missing?

    A few seasons back we had Fuchs and Luis Hernandez taking throw-ins, both of whom offered the option of a good long throw. I know its only a small thing, but this is one tool that we don't have in the toolbox at the moment (for all his other strengths, Chilwell sometimes seems downright uncomfortable taking a throw-in in the opposition half). I've noticed that Ndidi often takes throw-ins for Nigeria, and appears to have a decent long throw. Is there any reason why we couldn't add another attacking option and let him take the odd throw-in for Leicester?