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  1. We always want something better, we have a young side and we are improving. That's why I don't really understand the clamour to replace him. We've never been a mid table prem team in my whole life. Now we are, it's not good enough. Puel out! Sack the board! Hang the DJ!
  2. This is very true. Same with West Brom wanting to move on from Pullis and before that Charlton getting rid of Curbishley in iorder to reach the next level. Frankly I think it is ridiculous that his job should be considered unsafe. We should be careful what we wish for.
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    OK, that's a fair comment, I think it comes down to what the club's expectations were for this transfer which we cannot know. You think that everything is OK and on track for a gradual integration into the team and we have adequate cover in the meantime. You could be right. I think that the he was bought to play straight away. The reason I say that is down to the fact that he is an international, his transfer fee was a club record for a CB, we bought a 'prospect' in Benkovic and we have issues at centre half going back into last season that needed addressing in the short term as well as the long term. It is my feeling that he hasn't played as he has not shown the ability that we thought we were buying. I hope I'm wrong.
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    Soyuncu and to a lesser extent Benkovic were big money signings. I am sure that Soyuncu was bought to improve the team and not to piss about in the U23s. If he hasn't made a single appearance yet, then there is something wrong. I don't believe that we have the resources to just chuck around tens of millions with a wait and see mentality. It's not like a £3m punt like Diabate, this guy is an international and cost £22m and plays in a position in which we have serious shortcomings! It could be that he does succeed with us, in the end, but no one knows so we can only judge what the transfer looks like now and it looks like another failure. The premier league is full of players from overseas. Why is it that other clubs can bring in players from abroad ready to play yet we have to have this tedious settling in period?
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    What do you do with a problem like Wes Morgan?

    The problem is not Wes, he's 34 and his age is catching up with him, we knew that. The problem is that we blew tens of millions (yet again) over the summer on replacements that aren't up to replacing him. This is hindsight talking I know. At the time I thought we had done well, but then I'm not a scout and I'm not paid vast sums to get these things right. Btw, with all this talk about foreign recruits needing time to adapt, can anyone hazard a guess as to why someone like Dragovic was prem-ready? Seems to me, if you're good enough you can meet the challenge.
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    One step forward two steps backs

    I'm surprised you think that Bournemouth's squad is as good as ours. They have a lot of English players yet no England internationals, we've got four plus one retired. If you had to make a team from our combined squads, I would expect more Leicester players than Bournemouth. Perhaps they are just better than the sum of their parts and we are not. Going back to the OP, I would look at it a different way. I would say two steps forward and one step back. I think we are progressing.
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    Probably through usage. I mean nobody queries the word 'OK' do they? Shall we move on
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    Yes, well googled. It may have been US influenced, as so much of our language is, but both are correct now. Look we can take this to pedants corner if you want. Don't think I'm not sad enough!
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    Spelled or spelt. Either are acceptable. If you're going to correct me, at least get it right. Call yourself a pedant? Pah.
  10. Have you not read the post match thread? Tears, Tantrums, cat kicking and foot stomping. And that's just me. People still care.
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    Too easy to play against

    I think if opposition managers are changing their front line to play Leicester then they have spotted that we have a problem. OP is right.
  12. murphy

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    You spelled Melancholic, rhythm and Picasso wrong.
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    Just a joke. You must admit you have rather a ,,,err... unique style. When you're smiling the whole world smiles with you as they say
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    @fuchsntf, it's not you trying to teach Soyuncu English is it?
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    It's hard work trying to get the jist of this but I'll give it a go. I think it was obvious from the end of last season that the defence needed surgery with the loss of Huth and Wes into the twilight of his career. We spent £60+ million on four new defenders, only one of which is in the team and playing as a winger. I call that pretty disastrous, especially given proven premier league experience was available in Gibson and Mawson and also cheaper. I can live with Benkovic being the one for the future, but two? With a combined fee of £35m? You think we can afford to just sit on tens of millions of worth of talent? I don't think so. Something is very wrong.
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