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  1. I got an apron for 2 quid. It doesn't get any better than that.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. They are absolutely fvcking brilliant, all three of them. I think my wallet just screamed, though.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. On the LCFC site, currently being discussed on the pre-match pint. Let's all look out for him tonight!
  11. To win more than 50% of games is pretty much what I'm after.
  12. I honestly believe that now is the time when everything will come together and we will fvcking crush them... ...but I honestly believed that about the Spurs game as well!
  13. Using the tunes from the Muppets, I like: Tielemans! Do-dooh-do-doo-doo! Tielemens! Do-dooh-doo-doo! Tielemans! Do-dooh-do-doo-doo! He'll nick the ball from you! Repeat indefinitely. I appreciate it has the disadvantage that its boring and unimaginative, but its simple enough that it can be easily picked up.
  14. I honestly feel like Vardy is more effective coming on as a sub than starting at the moment. (I have no stats to back up whether this is true of not, though.)
  15. The atmosphere was alright where we were yesterday (family stand, so 'alright' is the best you can hope for). We could have done with a bit more more singing, and there wasn't loads of booing when Ghezzal and Nacho came on - although there was still more than I would like. I'd say all in all it was better and more positive than the Cardiff or Southampton games, I suppose because we expected to win those whereas man u was a more uncertain prospect. And frankly, the football was pretty good yesterday to my eye. But after Christmas when the Cardiff fans started singing 'Your support is fvcking sh1t,' they weren't completely wrong. That was the low point for me.
  16. I'll hold my hands up: I'm precisely one of those johnny-come-lately fans who has only started coming to King Power in the last few years, and only I've only started coming regularly to every home game this year (the kids have got really into it, which made the difference). I love the atmosphere, but I feel like I could be doing more to support the lads - I just don't know all the songs. So bearing in mind all the discussion about support on FT, this thread is about the lyrics the classic songs, the ones we've always sung at KP. What are classics - the songs we need to know and to pass on to the next generation? So far I've got: Leicester boys are we, Proud of our city (or is it pride of our city?) We'll follow the lads, through good times and bad, We won the Premiere League. Vichai had a dream, To build a football team, He came from Thailand now he's one of our own, We play from the back, We counter-attack, Champions of England, you made us sing that, Oh-oh-oh. Come on Leicester boys, Make some fvcking noise, Go wild, wild wild (or is it come on, come on?) And that's pretty much it...
  17. Its worth watching Sunderland Til I Die on Netflix to see where booing your own team takes you... They had other problems, of course, but once the players confidence is shot, you can go right down the sh1tter, regardless of the manager.
  18. Sorry to make it about Puel again, but ultimately while I do think he has lots of positive qualities, and I’m still broadly behind him, it is true that he’s (1) not great at public speaking, and (B) under him, home performances especially are frequently poor. Which, of course, if you are a fan, is pretty much all you see. Is it him? The players? The relationship between him and the players? The training regimen? The sometimes, let’s say ‘unsupportive,’ atmosphere at KP? Whatever it is, and its probably all of the above and more, some sort of change is needed.
  19. The booing was definitely for the player - Madison got a round of applause as he went off, then when Ghezzal came on the booing started. Same for Nacho as far as I could tell. If it was for the decision, presumably people would just boo, boo and boo again. This felt personal, sadly, and I’m sure how the pair of them took it.
  20. I know that Leicester are going to lose and the lads are going to adopt the same clumsy, head in hands style of play that has been the norm for the last few games. I know this, but... ...there’s always that little bit of me that hopes that all the moments of class they have showed this season come together, and maybe this is the game, this is the moment, where we realise that Puel had a half decent plan all along, and the lads just needed some time to gel, and it all just comes together. I’ll be hoping this, like I do before every game. So I know it will be 3-1 to Liverpool, and somehow we will have missed a penalty along the way. But I hope it will be 4-2 Leicester, and UP THE FOXES!
  21. 'Butty Bach' in some pub in Malvern. Dreadful name but a delicious drop.
  22. I was leaning towards Puel out after the Palace game - like a lot of the ‘in crowd’ I admire what he’s apparently trying to do, while not really liking the boring, frustrating way it seems too be playing out on the pitch - but I thought this was a sterling effort. It felt like the first time in a while that glimmers of what the team could become started to show through: The first half hour was pretty much business as usual, but it picked up and then some. They were dogged, they actually pressed, held off Man City, Alibrighton’s goal had me screaming, Hamza was a revelation. I even thought the starting line up and substitutions worked pretty well. Yes, we could have done with Wes over Soyuncu, and Chilwell’s pace (when he’s got it). And the penalties were a rank embarrassment, mostly because the greener players bottled it unbelievably - although, again, I think that’s an experience thing. But the idea that if we had started Vardy we would have won is bonkers. The boy ain’t right at the moment sadly. Anyone can see that. Couldn’t make this last night, but I will be at the Boxing Day game, which previously I had been thinking would be a terrible rout: Now I‘m actively looking forward to it.
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