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    Am i the only one hoping that Vardy's gone all Conor McGregor and launched a drinks cooler into Puel in the dressing room...
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    With the stadium expansion, new training ground etc - a decent squad already here - we can attract someone like a Rafa Benitez - someone who actually could get the balance right and get us into being competitive again. Puel has shown us the lads can hold possession - but we need a manager who knows we have to do that when 2 or 3 up rather than at nil nil... It's also becoming like the Mourinho problem at Man Utd - Man Utd are one of, if not the biggest sporting brand in the world - and the way Mourinho sets them up isn't what Man Utd as a club are about. We've become a big name in the sporting world for being, "Fearless" - for the Great Escape, for the championship win - for our clubs commercial success we NEED to play as we are advertised. He's had glimpses of doing it right, but he's not capable of doing it himself, let's find someone who can before we get in real shit.
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    Absolutely, ultimately our owners want us to be competing in and around the top 4-6 i would guess - Puel's had time and we've got a decent squad here when you compare us to others as well and he's not capable of being the manager to get us there. He's had flashes of getting it right - adding possession to our game in a balanced way was impressive and what we do need - but now we're dropping our effectiveness in order to be possession based just for the sake of it when we're 0-0 which is beyond daft. We could and SHOULD have beaten Man City and Chelsea in our respective Cup games - and both games I came away knowing that Puel's decision making had cost us potential trophies. Now he's cost us a chance at Europa League, he's failed simple as.
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    The owners said when he was hired that they were impressed by his knowledge of our squad and how they felt he could get the best out of them... Well it's very apparent now after a bunch of games he really doesn't, he simply has to go. Controversially (bearing in mind Appleton's linked with WBA at the moment) i'd sack him off now and let Appleton take charge till the end of the season, i'd feel more confident that we'd actually go back to trying to win football matches. The style of football Puel wants isn't going to get the job done for us and I hate the idea of him leading a transfer binge in the summer which could properly go belly-up and truly mess up our team.
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    FA Cup 4th round draw

    Glad we avoided the Spuds, i had convinced myself we might as well lose to Fleetwood if we drew them again More difficult than the league position suggests this one, going to be tougher than Fleetwood if we can get through, we'll have to go pretty strong and be up for it quite a bit more than last Saturday.
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    Leicester City negotiate Ahmed Musa loan

    His cameo in that friendly against Barcelona a couple of seasons ago shows me only one thing from all this... we took the wrong man home by mistake...Musa's probably still wandering around Stockholm lost with no access to a phone. The difference is staggering... Or did i dream that Barcelona match?
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    Pione Sisto.

    Been hoping we'd have a look at this guy for a while It's going to be 90% impossible to replace Riyad if he does leave - his form this season has really uplifted since Puel's arrival, he's in the shop window, this lad Sisto has the outside chance of being in the 10% and for a decent price.
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    DELETE! DELETE! DELETE! DELETE! Totally missed that this happened on Monday, marking out
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    Puel - Not Shy!

    He's doing a good job of backing up what he put across in the interview(s) so far, been impressed overall and encouraged by what appears to be a potential evolution of our playing style. We're going to need to invest in the defence going forward if we want to be able to push up another gear - but our game is looking more exciting with seeing Mahrez and Gray beginning to find a bit more space. Puel looks capable of getting the best out of some underperformers as well - i can see Chilwell/Ndidi/Iborra/Silva/Nacho/Slim all performing better as he seems very smart tactically and seems to focus on how to get the most potential out of an individual - also having already been seen having a close word with Mahrez after a game, in hindsight i think there was an underperformance for Shakey, i'd perhaps got used to seeing it and was slightly blinkered - i still think the sacking was a few games premature - but fair play to Puel for putting his money where his mouth is and getting us moving a bit more. Fancy us to perhaps surprise City now in the Cup and i'd take that over 3 points really, would be nice to potentially win a trophy and football is kinda funny and rhythmic sometimes - what with Puel being the runner up last year. Perhaps a Nacho hattrick in a massive return to form Anyways well done so far, let's give Man City a game next and get everyone looking sharper, when we are on - we'll be capable of giving them a game at least!
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    [OFFICIAL] Claude Puel is the new manager for Leicester City

    Well reading into what the owners just said - seems like he'd done his homework pre-interview, perhaps viewing this in a more positive forward-thinking light he could add another layer of proffesionalism to the club, he gives off that vibe at least. We've got a decent squad all in all - we just seem unable at the moment to encorporate a lot of these decent players into a fully working team, hopefully he has done his homework and has sold the owners with a decent plan that can get us movin, if he hits the ground running we're an outside bet still for a League Cup final at least - so he's got every chance to prove himself here with us. It's a roll of the dice as there were a few options out there that i felt were stronger candidates - but basically - good luck gaffa
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    Who's Robbie S?

    I watched Final Score yesterday and Mills was absolutly wrong with everything, i never thought he was THAT bad - but it seemed to me that punditry now has got to the point of people arguing nonsensical bollocks just to ensure they are "different" and stay on TV. His argument with Crooks about Man Utd's playing style under Mourinho was just mental
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    Come Home Nigel

    I really like the DoF idea thats been banded around for Big Nige... The elements which made this club surge forward on the right tracks were areas like - the Sports Science, Fitness/Recovery Suites - and i can imagine the Player Welfare as well behind the scenes (which Claudio sacked off at the start of his final season) - Pearsons team brought these things to the forefront of the clubs structure - no doubt because Big Nige learned a few things from his time down at Southampton - as they have the DoF format with managers being brought in that fit the club ideals and structure, they've never even flirted with relegation since. We were on that sort of path under Pearson in my books - but we never got to see it through (can't complain there though either as we did win the title by a bit of magic ) i imagine we'd be just like Southampton now if he had stayed and we'd be a cemented top 10 side. Ironically the appointment of Claudio and the principle of it could be the thing which causes us a problem now with our next appointment - and that's because unlike Southampton we didn't appoint a manager after Pearson who fit the club backroom structure, we went slightly off centre with it - and luckily for us because Claudio is an older head he didn't get too stuck in until the next season as he was happy to add tweaks and just carry the momentum built. We really should have given Shakespeare a few more games, some say two more - i'd have said four - it was apparent however that he wasn't as strong leading the team as Big Nige - but if we'd given him four more games and Nigel continued to smash up the Belgian second division then there could have been more of a possibility of him returning alongside Shakey (perhaps joint managers) - now we won't see that unless the shit truly hits the fan and honestly in that spot if i was the two of them - i'd probably not take the job as it would be a hiding to nothing. Our next appointment MUST without fail be someone who fits our club philosophy. Thinking about it a bit more (i keep shifting my mind as to who should be our next manager in honesty ) we need someone like a Klopp (obviously not the real thing - so Wagner or Tuchel?) - or in the worst case scenario for a short-term fix a manager who is relativily experienced AND versitile (thus why i keep banding Big Sams name around despite not really liking him that much personally) ...the problem is i can see our owners picking someone who doesn't fit - because they've done it before - Paulo Souza anyone? On a quick side note nostalgia can play a part as well of course when appointing a manager - it would be a more emotional logic to do so but that can benefit a club that requires a rebound. Its for that reason mostly why so many (myself included) would like Nigel Pearson back - i'd also apply the same to Martin O'Neill - even though my head tells me it wouldn't work out well in the long run in that specific example. Unfortunately i'm really concerned we could end up with the wrong manager next... So yeah Pearson in as at least he would fit
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    Come Home Nigel

    To be fair to you mate - that Hull game wasn't the best - but alas nobody is perfect in life eh? My actual first choice for the job would be Allardyce - despite not liking the bloke - he'd keep us up and is a master of coming in mid-season and turning sides around - someone like Pellegrini, Puel, Dyche could be an equally (or more expensive) risk, we're not in a position where we can mess around as the Championship is absolutly lethal now with the money starting to trickle down to there. But of course i'd love Nigel Pearson back, because overall i just loved the way he made this club feel, a big family all pushing in the same direction - and to compare it to life...NP is kinda like that girl that's always around, she's not the best looker but she's great in bed, gives a cracking BJ and is lovely to be around and very familar - or you can choose a more attractive (name in this case) one who's probably got the substance of a blunted pencil. Thank Christ Roy's already gone Palace that's all i can say
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    Come Home Nigel

    Well if that's your contribution then bugger off to any of the other topics Let me ask you some questions as you haven't contributed much there: 1. Explain to me how he was so terrible with the media - anti-Pearson posters normally lean on this bookend. 2. Did you not feel the passion he instilled in the club during his previous runs? Is "passion" not essential for football nowadays, or do you feel it's an archaic element of football that's not in the modern game and thus redundant? 3. Are you an ostrich? (that was for Nigel )
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    Thoughts on Dyche?

    the last time we pinched a manager from a "smaller" club that was outperforming us in the same division....we got relegated to League One. I'm not convinced in the karma of these sort of moves, but he's obviously a manager who's coming on well. I would urge caution to those believing we could currently be a side who could string together 20+ passing moves - even during the title win season i can only remember a couple of games where we really went full-Barcelona - and that seemed more due to momentum and atmosphere than actual quality. If we implimented that style right now with this starting 11 and our confidence levels - i believe we will go down. What we need right now is someone to steady the ship and keep us up - and build from there.