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  1. 4 hours ago, Gamble92 said:

    I'm not saying there isnt times when the long travelling and games can be an issue, but for the most part the Europa League being this huge hindrance that kills your league form and fitness is just a poor excuse. 


    I can see why it ****ed up Burnley, but that's Burnley. Especially when clubs like Man United and Arsenal complain about it. If you actually negate it well, it can be a huge bonus to be able to give players much needed game time in a major competition. Ihenacho and Thomas have got goals and assists they wouldn't have come close to getting in the league, it'll do so much for them going forward. 


    **** the naysayers 

    Totally agree. 


    It's  kept the whole squad in regular game time  (choudhury wouldn't  have had a sniff otherwise) ....and also it's  allowed us to build momentum.


    the bad results v west ham, villa and liverpool  weren't  allowed to fester. We could get the defeats washed out if our system  quickly 

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  2. 3 minutes ago, Abrasive fox said:

    We genuinely need another centre half in January. Big wes is great to have around but if Evans gets injured we're buggered.

    Why? Big Wes has been magnificent in the couple of games he's played.  Disappointed he's  not in for Fuchs tonight 

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  3. 6 hours ago, kingfox said:

    Seen them as well twice, unfortunately one was actually found dead a few weeks ago.

    First time I saw one was in my garden in Glenfield. I thought it was a mutation of a fox at first. Basically it's  massive for a fox and a.midget for a deer


    Seen a couple dead alongside the A50 since 😪 and one on a council estate in Coalville 😂

  4. On 21/11/2020 at 08:15, jonthefox said:

    Like these bad boys. If you've ever been on Indian railways , you'll know.





    I recall trying to force out a shit, 6am at Bordeaux services, en route to atletico away, 97. Tired, sweaty, dirty, stood up straight in a piss hole like that with around 800 City fans milling about outside the door. 


    Suffice to say the Bob wouldn't present itself

  5. 9 minutes ago, Leicester_Loyal said:

    People are thick.


    Look at what happened when Trump talked about drinking bleach/disinfectant. We've got to the point where people now are actively leaving their own personal decision making up to the Government.

    I agree and as I'm sure you guessed, I was being rhetorical with my original post. 


    I genuinely think we.must be by far the dimmest population in Europe by an absolute mile


    Edit; just look.at.mynm sentence construction and grammar for proof!

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  6. 8 hours ago, HighPeakFox said:

    According to Wikipedia (I know, I know), Greavsie was dry from the late 70s onwards. So I am afraid that Mr Stickers might have been economical with the truth here...


    8 hours ago, HighPeakFox said:

    According to Wikipedia (I know, I know), Greavsie was dry from the late 70s onwards. So I am afraid that Mr Stickers might have been economical with the truth here...

    Nope, wiki is right. He gave up the booze and central was, err, central to him staying that way.

  7. 8 hours ago, ceredigion said:

    Not so sure about that. He'd been doing Saint and Greavsie with Ian St John, which was ITV's equivalent of Football Focus, for a fair few years before he became Central TV's pundit. And he was generally good value at the time and I think he liked the Midlands football scene of the early 90s when ourselves, Forest, Derby, Wolves, WBA, Birmingham, Notts County and one or two others were playing each other on a regular basis. It sounds like you remember that time so you'll know that every Sunday afternoon there was a live match on Central and Greaves was one of the main commentators, along with Ron Atkinson and David Pleat. Greavsie never sounded the worse for wear to me, although Pleat did now and again.

    Greavsie for the Saint and Greavsie gig as he was 'beamed' in as a guest to Saint's football preview on world of sport from CE teal studios. Greavsie was so funny on the feed, it developed into a double act and Saint and Greavsie was born as a full on show.


    The central live Sunday Midlands match came much later and greavsie was a full on TV regular by then 


    Greavsie never touched a drop after recovering from alcoholism. Newbon gave him the Central job, some stability etc after he'd given up the booze


    He actually then got a regular gig on GMTV as some kind of TV pundit. 


    I'm sounding like greavsies biographer here! 😂

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  8. 1 hour ago, ceredigion said:

    Greavsie was a fixture on Central TV at the time and did the commentary on loads of City matches. He was always funny and interesting to listen to but he did seem to have a real grudge against us at times. After the Derby play-off win the chant was ''Are you watching Jimmy Greaves?''. He's not in great health these days so we can forgive him.

    Greavsie was too docile to hold grudges. He was funny and quick witted, but absurdly useless as a pundit. 


    He was rescued - literally from the alcoholic gutter - by an ambitious Gary Newbon who was the head of central sport (central being a new station at the time) and have him a job. Newbon also employed some racing dude from the gutter Terry someone (biddecombe?) who also became a fixture on Central


    I think Greavsie was forever grateful for the central gig.

  9. 51 minutes ago, BlackFox said:

    IMO Liverpool just did us a favor. They reminded us that we have a lot to work on, they exposed literally every weakness we had. There is a lot‪ to learn from this match and I'm sure Rodgers will do what is necessary to put us back on winning form. Despite how we looked last night, I trust Rodgers and the players and I believe we're going to have a great season. 

    Exactly this. I can't believe so few of us are reading it this way. A thorough humbling is an occasional necessity to improve. Ask Southampton. 



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  10. 1 hour ago, Brenfox said:

    This is going to be very unpopular but I'm glad others are starting to see it. He is the most overrated player I have ever seen in a City shirt. The way the pundits talk about him is ridiculous. 


    He slows down our play constantly. He goes down clutching his ankle at the slightest touch. When he's tackled or loses the ball he just waves his arms around & shouts to the referee instead of trying to retrieve the ball. How about his extremely slow 'cant be arsed' stroll to take a corner which inevitably hits the first man? 


    Like I said its unpopular but I simply do not rate him at all. We are a far better team without him. I've seen him around a few times too & he seems a massive bellend. I've never disliked one of our own players like this useless waster. I hope I'm proven wrong but I'd love us to get rid of this tool in January.


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  11. 5 minutes ago, Arriba Los Zorros said:

    Bizarre that Madison is being singled out. Guess people are just too immature to accept it when we lose and need somebody to cast their bile at.

    I do at times wonder if Leicester is colllectively able to 'do' class. A minute's silence was always a nightmare at both filbert st and the KP - I don't think I ever heard one observed without a baaa sheep sound being made.  We were unable to enjoy / appreciate Andrea Bocelli. And probably there's some in the crowd that would still choose Iain Hume over Maddison


    Madders is a joyous player. I love him to bits. 



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  12. 1 minute ago, Muzzy_Larsson said:

    I'm not sure there's too much merit in criticising Tielemans, Maddison, etc too much. They are quite simply playing against better players and if they turn up and are in the mood pretty much every oher midfield 3 in the league will struggle against them.

    I'm not sure they have better players all over the park. That does them a disservice. Williams (whoever he is), Keita aren't better than our players. 


    The Klopp system is extraordinary. It's as if they have 13 players. To think they were missing TAA, Thiago, Salah, VVD is incredible, regardless of the fuss that's been made about it

  13. 8 minutes ago, StriderHiryu said:

    We were wary of the Mane and Robertson overloads so had Fofana on Mane the whole game. Unfortunately Albrighton over-committed against Robertson to give a free cross to Jota for 2-0 and game over, so we failed to contain that threat even with our tactics.


    The system was the same (3412) but with differences to individuals in terms of how they should play. E.g. this time round we didn't use our spare man at the back to drive forward with the ball as often.


    With these teams, Man City play centrally, whereas the others play wide. In the case of Liverpool, they are the best of all of those teams from wide areas, despite missing Alexander-Arnold.


    For me the biggest difference in this game compared to the others was that Liverpool's zonal pressing was far superior to the other teams, and whereas in the other games Mendy and Tielemans could play out of it, we struggled all game to turn the press and counter down the other end. We did manage it a few times, but were a lot less effective.


    At the end of the day, to a man they were better than us. JJ probably the only outfield player for us that had a good game. Depressing to see us get beaten that easily, but there is a huge gulf between the sides we still have to cross.

    Nice post and well described. 


    It's an old cliché, but you learn more from losing than winning. Again, manager and players will - in a way - look forward to deconstructing what went wrong and how to address those failings. 


    We'll end up a better team for tonight's humbling experience.



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  14. 41 minutes ago, st albans fox said:

    Apropos of nothing, a high stand with no other stands of similar size  to provide any shelter is going to be fun for those on the top tier - facing west which is the prevailing wind direction ! 

    The family do detail. Things like that won't be missed. 


    I keep harping on, but if an architect showed Top the Cardiff cheapo new tier plans alongside Spurs' beast stadium plans, 100% sure he'll say 'i want that one' 


    Wind, sightlines, acoustics, legroom, natural light for grass growth. I suspect all and more will be taken into consideration.

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