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  1. If the scapegoats of the season are as good as Iheanacho and Pérez, we are a bloody brilliant football team, simple as that.
  2. But is sitting on our bench a better career move for a 21-23 year old centre forward who's just scored 20-25 goals in the Championship/Dutch/Belgian/Portuguese/Scottish league etc. a better move than joining a mid-table club like Palace or Newcastle and starting every week? For me it isn't. The signing of any top up and coming forward will only be achievable once the decline from Vardy is crystal clear. And let's be honest, it doesn't look like it's coming any time soon (touch wood) and he has another 2.5 years on his contract to boot. I don't believe there is anyone out there who
  3. You're Che Adams in the summer of 2019. You can either go to a club that finished 16th playing 4-4-2 and whose top scorer in the previous season got 7 goals, or join a team that play one up front, 4-3-3, with the club's greatest ever player leading the line with three years left on his contract. Oh, and a club who spent £55m on two players to compete with Vardy, both of which have seen their careers stall at best. It's a no brainer for a player. As I say, there are so few CFs that actually score goals on a regular basis, anyone that does is going to go to a team where he is the mai
  4. But Vardy is nowhere near as prone to injury as Kane, so we don't need to waste big wages on a cover player like that. Spurs' wage bill and finances are incomparable to ours. It's like saying well look at Real Madrid. We will never, ever compete with Spurs' finances. Quality squad depth is extremely difficult, in fact virtually impossible without qualifying for Europe every year without fail. And centre forward is the most difficult position to find depth without a doubt.
  5. All of these players are starters for their clubs - Son, Richarlison, Rodriguez, Joelinton, Zaha and Ayew all play wide mostly, Southampton play two up top. Ayoze Perez plays wide for us and can also play up front. The fact is we haven't needed to give him a consistent run of games like Richarlison, Son, Zaha and Ayew have all had as a central striker because Vardy has played 53 of the 57 league games we've played since he signed. Spurs' backup is Carlos Vinicius, who has hardly had a kick. Before then they had Janssen and Llorente who struggled to have an impact.
  6. That's why I clarified it's only if we're taking him at face value. To be fair, I don't remember a time before where we've signed someone unexpected under Rodgers - in the summer and last January he made it openly clear in the press we needed a centre back, and again in the summer spoke about the need for more penetration out wide before signing Under. And in the previous summer, we did obvious deals for Simpson and Okazaki replacements, got Tielemans and then he said in pre-season interviews we wanted someone in Praet's position, which we delivered on. The club work 'secretly' in
  7. As posted in Vardy injury thread, if we're taking Rodgers at face value I would be surprised if this or any striker signing was a goer: “We’ve played without Jamie before and scored and won. He’s contributed to the team over these past few weeks even if he hasn’t scored. When you don’t have one of the top strikers in the league, it’s always going to be disappointing. It’s not overly concerning. It’s our best chance of getting him back. Ayoze Perez is a natural striker. He doesn’t threaten the backline as quickly as Vardy, but he’s a great finisher. I‘ve got Kels who can offer a threat too
  8. Here's Rodgers' comments on coping without him: “We’ve played without Jamie before and scored and won. He’s contributed to the team over these past few weeks even if he hasn’t scored. When you don’t have one of the top strikers in the league, it’s always going to be disappointing. It’s not overly concerning. It’s our best chance of getting him back. Ayoze Perez is a natural striker. He doesn’t threaten the backline as quickly as Vardy, but he’s a great finisher. I‘ve got Kels who can offer a threat too." I think that is why we are in the market for a no.10 - Perez is going to
  9. I understand why the club don't usually operate in January but you only have to look at the signing of Fernandes for Manchester United to show what an impact a mid-season signing can have. Eriksen is only 28 and £3.5m for half a season is a no brainer if he fancies it, we'd have spent £2m on Slimani's wages for 6 months Would bring quality cover for Maddison and at a push Tielemans if we dropped into 4-3-3 rather than 4-2-3-1. Mates with Schmeichel, proven in the league, fits the bill of 'broken' player Rodgers discussed in the summer. All for this one
  10. L'Equipe reported Fofana had been offered a wage of £55kpw when he came out and did his interview asking to leave St. Etienne. I am lost for words at why people here continue to rely on these sh*te websites when they are copied straight from the latest edition of Football Manager, then rarely updated. Youri is one of our highest earners, and it was the club's decision to offer only four years rather than five in case he turned out another Slimani and you are talking another £5m+ down the drain for an extra 12 months of wages. They will be in informal talks at this stage
  11. No. The €24m fee is a minimum fee release clause - Roma cannot deny Leicester the ability to speak to the player and agree terms if City match the €24m in the contract. The player can turn us down and sign for someone else (see Alderweireld to Spurs over Southampton), but Roma cannot reject a bid that matches the agreed fee. However, you're correct in saying that if he's average and Roma still want to get rid, we could negotiate a fee lower than said €24m.
  12. As others have said, it's not hyperbole to say Ricardo is genuinely world class, and arguably our most talented player. I would play him in most positions on the pitch, he is that good going in both directions, on the ball, positionally and so on. I'm a huge fan of Justin and he has been immense, but if you're looking at playing our 'strongest' team when Ricardo is back to 90 minutes at full speed, it's a no brainer to play Ricardo and Castagne at full-back. In 3 at the back, time will tell because when we've trialled it I haven't been that impressed with Ricardo in it,
  13. Vardy, Maddison, Ricardo and Ünder all in training today ahead of this one. Would imagine that means at least the first two are fully fit and available. Leaves only Praet absent.
  14. Gill is Whelan's husband I believe, so unlikely that's the case, but I believe their company were involved in the fanstore renovation so who knows
  15. Club have Stolarczyk registered on the UEL List B, so they can use Jakupovic's spot for another player in the knockout stages - that's almost certain to be Amartey if we don't sign anyone. If Iversen is recalled I would expect them to find a club for him for the second half of the season - there's no benefit to recalling him from sitting on the bench at Leuven to sit in the stands here.
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