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  1. Yes I noticed that also, didn't he get substituted shortly after that?
  2. I think if we buckle down we can still get into Europe. Against Palace, we are still a team in 3rd place and need to start fast and attack from the start with an attacking line up. We are not in the relegation zone fighting for a point and these conservative, defensive team selections and slow probing starts need to be stopped. Having said that is it worth starting Iheanacho and bringing Vardy on in the second half? If Vardy does start he needs to stop this energy conservation nonsense Rodgers has instructed him to do and terrorise and hassle defences which is what he's best at. If he can only last 60 minutes so be it. Vardy needs as much coaching from Rodgers as Suarez did which is bugger all, they both know their jobs despite him.
  3. Hahaha, good point, though they're not all Hoops supporters. There is however a large element of truth in his observations.
  4. Absolutely and as far as I'm concerned, he was far more lucky to get us than the other way round. People forget that when Liverpool sacked him, nobody would touch him with a barge pole. A few years in an almost un-loseable job combined with his blarney and everyone's convinced he's a world beater.
  5. Yes I think I'd agree with most of that, particularly Nacho though the jury is out for me with Vardy. Arguably Rodgers insistance that Vardy curtails the amount of running he does to supposedly conserve energy has been detrimental to both him and the team as a whole. I think that it was precisely Vardy's natural aggressive and high energy game that caused defensive fear and errors in the opposition. Together with a similar amount movement and pressing by our other forward players, this led to mistakes and opportunities. Rodgers playing out from the back style is both lethargic and has essentially neuted Vardy's explosive game. By the time the ball gets anywhere near the halfway line Vardy is marked. His record would show that he didn't really need much coaching, just the ball in the right areas at the right time.
  6. Unfortunately his transfer record at times has been a bit like King Midas in reverse, everything he touches turns to shit. Our own scouting network in recent times on the other hand has been very good so why change it? If he's such a brilliant coach then he should be able to work with what he's given. He inherited a very good and talented already assembled young squad which was no doubt a big selling point to him. I think our own staffs success in the transfer market outways his and Congertons record in recent times. Have our current players showed significant improvement under his tutelage and tactics or, has it remained the same or worsened?
  7. Not my words, this is a post match cut and paste opinion from 'CaughtOffside' after the match which I thought was quite interesting and presumably not a Leicester City supporter's view: Opinion: Leicester have a huge decision to make over Brendan Rodgers as the inevitable crash has arrived. Brendan Rodgers has built a very good reputation based on what he can achieve at a club in his opening season, but history has shown that he is not a manager who can stay at a club for a long time. It’s not clear why his teams always crash after an initial period of success – perhaps the players get sick of his smug faux-intelligence or it’s also possible that he just can’t adapt when other managers figure out how to nullify his teams. He did well to move to Liverpool from Swansea when his stock was still high, but he’s been living off that ever since, and there’s a clear pattern that’s emerged. He comes in and introduces a positive style of play, the fans buy into his bizarre soundbites ( Claiming a Rangers fan came up to him and thanked him for being a breath of fresh air is the pinnacle of things that just didn’t happen) and everything looks rosy. Unfortunately after a year things start to slide, results will go against his team and he doesn’t know how to fix it, and the players will stop buying into his methods when it doesn’t result in success. It was often said his good season at Liverpool happened because he accidentally stumbled on the diamond formation with Sterling, Suarez and Sturridge linking to great effect, but he didn’t have any answers when Sterling left. His time at Celtic looks better because they had zero competition, but again his team stopped playing for him, other sides figured out how to play against him and he left before things had a chance to go wrong. Once the slide starts he’s yet to find a way to reverse it Finally it’s happening again at Leicester – the loss to Everton today means they are in serious danger of dropping out of the top four – just months after they looked set to stroll to a third place finish and Champions League football. They are now only three points clear of Wolves in 6th spot and still have tough games coming up against Man United, Spurs, Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Sheffield United, so the fans must be worried. It seems churlish to say that Leicester should look for alternatives this summer after the start that he had – but if this slide continues for the rest of this season then they are gambling on him suddenly finding a way of turning things round – something he’s yet to do in his career.
  8. I wish he had too. Compared with Arsenal though he had an easier more forgiving job here with better prospects in the short term.
  9. NP is a different type of manager. I've a feeling that the players have started to see through Rodgers sharp shit repetitive blarney. Sadly you're right on the last point, but would you actually trust him in the transfer market?
  10. What exactly is it in his past that leads anyone to believe he's a fantastic coach? Apart from winning a one team league he's never actually achieved anything to even suggest that. Arguably as soon as Gerrard took over Rangers he started to look vulnerable there as well.
  11. Having had such a commanding lead, if we fail to get into Europe, what makes anyone think he can do any better next season?
  12. Absolutely. Laid bare in a pool of blarney and mediocrity. All fur coat, no knickers.
  13. Yet again he started too conservatively. Little option but to change it at halftime it was so bad. If they did win it would be despite him and not because of him.
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