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Kevin Russell

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  1. This lad has some real quality - that ball for Vardy was ridiculous. Obviously, he’s got a long way to go and he’ll need to work extremely hard, but I have high hopes that he’ll be a strong player for us. The only thing that might hold him back is that he doesn’t have that electric pace that left backs often have in the modern game. However, I think he could potentially play in a few positions given how good he looks to be on the ball.
  2. Really happy to see Ben kicking on a bit. It was clear that his confidence was low last season at times, but he is very good player. I wish our fans didn’t turn on our academy products so quickly, I love to see our youth products get into the first team. Really happy for Hamza tonight too - he seems to be the most recent target for disproportionate criticism.
  3. He will never know how much joy his investment brought to us as a fan base. Eternally grateful to Vichai and his family who continue to make me proud of my club.
  4. That pass gets better every time see it. Absolutely class. For the older posters, it looked like a Hoddle pass the type of pass that very few players see let alone execute.
  5. Can’t argue with the tactics that have seen us get 6 points from Etihad and Emirates. It’s fine as long as we can be more positive against some of the sides that will look to defend deep against us. 6 games in to be in the Top 4 with the injuries we’ve had is a fantastic position to be in. It’s not been all positive, but with the players coming back I’m excited to see what this side can achieve.
  6. He looks to me like he has the type of physique that means he struggles to gain sharpness quickly. Fergie always used to talk about the differences in say Giggs, compared to Rooney in this regard. I think players who have a more “stocky” build sometimes have to work harder to get up to speed. I think if he can stay injury free and get some game time we’ll start to see the best of him in November. Too early to see him start today I think we need a more defensively astute player to deal with AFC’s strong left wing.
  7. Unpopular opinion here, but why is everyone focussing on Hamza’s performance? He did ok - made some v good tackles and looked mobile and tenacious enough to help us out a bit as we were beginning to tire. He’s definitely got a role to play this year and I think he will prove a few people on here wrong. Much like Ndidi has done. I was really concerned with Perez’s performance, he’s had plenty of game time but he is really struggling to impact games. We know he lacks pace and strength (that won’t change), but I am most concerned with his inability to retain position and/or link play.
  8. I think you need certain systems and selections in certain games. Against the “low block” we can use Nacho in this way. I can’t stand it when managers just throw out the same formation regardless and hope for the best. I agree we often look good in a 4-3-3, but the modern game requires tactical flexility and a variety of formations/personnel to be used! Just look at how different our formations and personnel needed to be to face Man City’s passing, Burnley’s aerial bombardment, West Ham’s defensive organisation.... Mind you, I didn’t mind Claudios insistence on a 4-4-2 a few years
  9. I’d play Barnes left, Kel off the right, Madders central Vards striker in a 4-2-3-1 system. I think Tielemans would miss out as we’d need to play a double pivot. We played this system away at Villa in the league and we looked very good going forward (but Ricardo was left exposed at RB).
  10. I think there is a strong argument for playing Kel with Vardy in certain games - we sometimes struggle to get Vards involved and Kel could potentially play off the right side - enormous goal threat if we can get Madders, Harvey, Kel and Vards working in sync. I appreciate that Perez will give you more defensively, so in certain games against the better sides he could be the better option, or we could go with Albrighton who never lets us down in terms of effort.
  11. Anyone who said we should play Perez instead of Kel watch this evening’s game. He created chances and scored his goal - very good performance.
  12. It’s another night where I have some Leicester City in my life - I care enormously!!
  13. The extent to which a load of posters turn on our academy products is really harsh. Come on this forum and you’d believe Chillwell is useless and Barnes is a Championship player. Choudhury has been given no minutes at all - and we expect him to come on and play like Roy Viera. Reality is he’s had more good games for us than bad and he’s put in really good performances against the likes of City, Chelsea and Arsenal!!
  14. I Iheanacho is not useless - complete nonsense. To be honest I should have stopped listening to your opinions on strikers when you said Edouard is better than Vardy, but I have to disagree again because I think either you don’t know anything about football or you are on a wind up.
  15. He works hard, has a decent touch, but he is not a player that makes us stronger - he gives the ball away a lot too. I really want him to be good, but I find Rodgers continued faith in him enormously frustrating.
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