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  1. I was very nervous about the Wolves game - wanted a win, but was happy with a draw. I think we will nick this though: 2 - 1 to City.
  2. I like him. A lot. I admit my tactical understanding is limited, but even I could see he seemed a bit nervy with the ball at the Atlanta game, then gained in confidence once he scored. On Sunday, I appreciated his runs and thought he often found space very effectively, but he didn't show the sort precision in finishing or pressing capability he's known for when he's on form. That said, he was a more effective threat than Vardy, especially in the first half. I think he shows bags of promise, I'm looking forward to seeing him play again.
  3. I honestly think this is going to be a real challenge. Despite Harry's departure, I've come out of the transfer window and pre-season brimming with confidence, like everyone else i guess, but the reality is that Wolves are one of most direct competitors to challenge for top 6, and while our current team is extraordinarily promising, the Atalanta game suggested that they haven't quite gelled yet (despite the fact that I enjoyed it, I thought we played well, the result was great). I think it'll take a few more games for this squad to really start firing on all cylinders. I so desperately want Leicester to win this and make a statement, especially against Wolves, but i'm not sure we are there yet. Weeks away, perhaps, no more. I think I'm more nervous about this than if we were playing Man City.
  4. I signed up for this today, and it was £30 for 13 months, which seemed reasonable on the basis of the excellent content they have dumped on there so far (the piece on the transfer market was fascinating) - but let's see how it goes. Looks like its more expensive if you try to purchase directly through the app though.
  5. https://www.lcfc.com/news/1299900/exactly-what-we-needed-says-rodgers I'd assumed the proposed Nice game was cancelled months ago or a rumour that never went anywhere, but at the end of the Atalanta match breakdown on the official website, Rodgers says, “We’ve got a game behind closed doors tomorrow which will get a number of the other players up to speed, so I’m very pleased with how it’s gone overall and of course, we have another week to prepare.” I assume that could be Nice. Wonder if we'll find out how they do?
  6. So here's a question: do people think he will play tomorrow night?
  7. Seeing that teamsheet just warmed the cockles of my heart. What a team!
  8. I'm pretty much certain that I've misinterpreted when or how this is applied, but I've just checked the tickets I have bought so far (Atalanta, Wolves and Bournemouth), all of which were print at home, and as far as I can see, there was no additional fee added. Does it not apply to the family stand or something?
  9. I sit in the family stand and for the upcoming Wolves game I paid £6 for the eldest (under 12 rate) and nothing for the youngest (under 10 rate) - category B fixture, same cost as last year. It goes up a bit for category A games, but in general taking the kids is a bargain at Leicester.
  10. Thank the lord! LET'S LOCK THIS THREAD DOWN!
  11. It comes down to more football, and silverware, this year, or more football next year. More football this year.
  12. Well, the great thing about Hamza is that he always makes a massive impact when he plays. And last night was no exception! (Seriously, I do feel for the lad. It was a stupid, reckless tackle, but the key weapon in his arsenal is bold, ambitious tackles, and what's usually amazing, at least last season, is how precise his judgement has become. He flies over, gets the ball and leaves other players gasping but uninjured. This time he got it totally wrong, but when you play like he does, I guess that's sometimes inevitable. Sad for him it was on such a big strage, and sad for the French lad 'cause it looked f_cking horrible.)
  13. Lite membership is relatively cheap at the moment, and worth it I think, even if you are only able to get to a handful of games. As long as you keep an eye on the tickets on sale date, and get on the website as soon as the window for all members opens, you can get tickets easily, even if you don’t have any points. Away tickets are harder to get, but they do sometimes get to all members. Depends on the size of the stadium as much as anything else. If it helps to reassure you, I was doing this all last season for me and my son - and I got tickets for every home game, with no problems. (That means that me and the lad now have a decent wedge of points, but the wife and daughter want to come, so we are back watching the clock for the ‘all members’ sale.)
  14. Right now? This year and next? Wolves.
  15. There was a bit too much cheering on Man City, especially in the second half, for my taste - but from where I was sitting the atmosphere was generally good: Decent amount of singing, quite a lot of (relatively) good humoured goading of the Chelsea lot (especially about Hazard going to Madrid, and I laughed a lot at 'YOU'VE NOT WON LEAGUE ONE!' when they did their usual 'We've won it all' guff). Good round of the Vichai song with scarves up on the 61st minute. It was fine.
  16. I got an apron for 2 quid. It doesn't get any better than that.
  17. The reality is, for Leicester to have any hope of challenging for the top six again, let alone consistently, we don't need one club to hit the skids - it'll only happen if theres a confluence of factors. Basically if the power of the top six is destabilised a bit, so they can't hoover up all the points quite so easily, then we stand a chance. I guess if theres a perfect storm of financial issues - if Man City and Chelsea get excluded from the transfer window and potentially suffer other penalties for their dodgy deals, if Abramovich sells, if Spurs are stymied by the cost of White Hart Lane 2, etc, etc, etc - then we could push for a sustainable place right up the table (but so could Wolves, Watford, etc). But the chances of any of this happening are miniscule.
  18. Agree that this won't be as easy as it perhaps should be on paper, and a couple of months ago, I would have guessed we would concede early and struggle to get a draw. Now, I would go for 2-1 to city with moderate confidence. I see no reason at all to tinker with the team. Everyone, including Soyuncu, has been given a good wodge of minutes this season on Puel's merry-go-round. Now we need to stick to developing this very cohesive, functioning 11 that gets us through the run-in in the best possible manner. I'd even start Morgan and keep Harry on the bench.
  19. He was driving out of King Power at about 2pm on Saturday, as I was heading to get my free beer. (He stopped right in front of me and I thought, ‘That’s Andy King.’ His numberplate is KINGY, which was the key giveaway.) Thought it was weird that 1) he was there, and 2) he was leaving just before the match - but I guess that’s his life these days. A shame.
  20. They are absolutely fvcking brilliant, all three of them. I think my wallet just screamed, though.
  21. I thought one thing that was striking was how p1ssed off with each other they were - Chilwell and Maguire had a shouting match at one point about ‘where the fvck am I supposed to pass it, there’s no-one there,’ etc, etc. That occurred a few times. I know how the game works on the pitch and how players speak to one another during play, but for me, what’s missing more than anything else is that sense of connection across the pitch - that players know and trust each other well enough to anticipate where the ball needs go, what sort of runs they will make. And its not just getting it to Vardy. At different points, they don’t work like a particularly well functioning unit, and don’t seem to trust each other enough. Hence the mistakes. Vague stuff, I know, and hard to fix, but, in terms of man management, I think that’s as big a challenge for BR as well as dealing with the balance of power in the changing room.
  22. King Power is such an evocative term, for Leicester in particular. I know the connection to Richard III is inadvertent, but its such a good phrase. Leicester - King Power - Fvck yeah! I’m sure if King Power actually traded in the UK I would feel less keen on it, though - it would be more like having the Bargain Booze Stadium. Also, I never went to Filbert Street
  23. General sale for these tickets opens at 6pm tonight UK time (in just over an hour), and there are several hundred left. As long as you are on the site and ready to go then, you will get tickets with no problems. Alternatively just give them a call - they may even speak to you now. EDIT: if you want to maximise the efficiency of your browsing time and get right in there when the window opens, the only ones together I can see are a cluster of available seats at the very back of G1. Otherwise its lots of singles dotted around. Will be a decent atmosphere there I imagine. Near the drum!
  24. I noticed hardly any booing - there was a little moment of something when Nacho came on, but it wasn't the barrage of boos he has faced in the past - and then I suppose there was some of the usual the usual grumbling at timid passing or mistakes. I try not to do muchof that, because fundamentally I'm there to support the lads, but I think you have to accept that sort of moaning as part of the pantomime of the game.
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