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  1. TfL will not renew Uber's licence

    Black cabs are an extortion racket that Transport for London directly profits from. It is also black cabs that will benefit most from Transport for London't decision not to renew Uber's licence. These two things may not be unrelated.
  2. The OH Leuven Thread

    For getting us out of League One at the lowest point in our history, he deserves our eternal thanks. For his subsequent achievements too, he likewise merits our sincere gratitude and respect. Personally, I would not want him back because of the limitations I mention above. If he really has the managerial quality that many on here ascribe to him, he'll rise to the top anyway and I'll happily admit I was wrong
  3. The OH Leuven Thread

    He wasn't. He was made accountable for his own response to his son being sacked.
  4. The OH Leuven Thread

    The key point being we won the league after he'd left.
  5. The OH Leuven Thread

    We were bottom of the league for most of the season after we got promoted to the Prem with a team that should never have been down there. It was his tactics that did that. Yes, we survived, but I'm not convinced that was wholly down to him - there are credible reports that player power of one form or another played a major part in the change of tactics that eventually proved so successful. Besides, there's a difference between having reservations about him and saying he's not capable. I think he's a moderately capable manager equipped with the undoubted ability to motivate a team and create a very strong infrastructure behind the scenes - good qualities to have. I also think - and have always thought - that he's weak tactically, has little ability to change things around when the team is struggling and makes terrible substitutions. So a mixed bag overall, but not somebody I'd ever want back in charge of us.
  6. The OH Leuven Thread

    I wasn't suggesting that all 'true' fans have reservations about Pearson - many (including yourself) clearly don't! I was just taking issue with the suggestion that you can't be a true fan if you have your doubts about him. To be honest I always find it a bit weird when people suggest that having a certain view makes you more of a true believer than those who think something else. It's akin to religious folk competing over claims to greater orthodoxy.
  7. The OH Leuven Thread

    He really didn't. He proved that he's a manager of limited ability, as he has done in his other jobs. He may well be a good fit for OH Leuven, but no club with serious ambition would touch him with a barge pole.
  8. The OH Leuven Thread

    Ridiculous comment. He has his strengths as a manager, but also serious flaws - and I'm not talking about his media presence. Plenty of 'true' Leicester fans have very real and justifiable reservations about him.
  9. Adrien Silva - Terms Agreed

    The deadline exists because if it didn't there would be chaos. It's not vindictive. I truly hope the club finds a way to successfully appeal it, but blaming FIFA for rules that everybody knows about is stupid.
  10. 3atb.

    If we refuse to adapt to our current reality simply because we enjoyed success playing a certain way a couple of seasons ago, the consequences could be very serious. We cannot replicate that season because we no longer have Kante - it simply can't be done. We need to find a way of playing that enables us to compete effectively - being overrun every week in midfield will not accomplish that, and if Shakespeare doesn't realise that he won't survive the season.
  11. 3atb.

    It's because we don't have the personnel to play 4-4-2 effectively either, and haven't done since Kante left.
  12. £10 on season card

    Do they have anything in the club shop worth buying? Genuinely curious to know.
  13. Adrien Silva - Terms Agreed

    I didn't say that. I stated a fact. You clearly prefer sneery insinuation. But hey, each to their own.
  14. Adrien Silva - Terms Agreed

    Don't be do bloody ridiculous! It's four months
  15. Adrien Silva - Terms Agreed

    Three different situations. Iheanacho had that image rights legal issue - not the fault of the club. Mahrez's decision to go on a tour of European cities was likewise nothing to do with the club. The Silva one looks as if it was badly handled, but there may be factors we don't know yet (did SP up the price at the last minute?). Personally I'd prefer to know more before joining the lynch party...
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