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    Has Anyone Booked a Holiday Yet?

    Spent months and months in Mexico across God knows how many trips. Never had or seen any issues anywhere, and I've travelled extensively there. Country has lots of issues but the likelihood of a tourist being affected is very slim. A resort (would probably choose Playa del Carmen or Tulum) will be absolutely fine and advantage over Carribbean islands would be the food will be much nicer, but maybe an island would be better for the trip @Manini wants to make, especially if interested in exploring Mexico more later.
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    Has Anyone Booked a Holiday Yet?

    What sort of thing are you looking for? Of the "resort" type places the Carribbean side (Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum etc have the best beaches and crystal clear warm sea but it's not really an authentic representation of Mexico (although Tulum is pretty decent with the ruins etc) Pacific side (Puerto Vallarta and surrounds) feels more authentic, but beaches and sea not quite as nice. Holbox and Bacalar were recently the "in" places amongst my wife's well to do Mexican friends, but don't know much about them personally. Other well known beach places are Los Cabos which is a place Americans go to die, and the surfing places in Oaxaca like Puerto Escondido which are geared more towards travellers. Huatulco is really nice and popular with Mexicans but unbearably hot. Imo it'd be a shame to go to Mexico and just spend time in a resort, there is so much to see and do in the country.
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    Name this Leicester team

    Stelios giannakopolous?
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    Who then......

    With our fans, short term success is needed. Rudkin and Top would need to be thick skinned enough to ignore the noise. Let's see if those who said they'd rather see better football and be in danger of relegation act if we were actually in that position.
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    Puel In / Out Poll (12/01/19)

    How do you know we would have played Burton?
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    Puel In / Out Poll (12/01/19)

    Yep, wish we still had big Shakey in charge. He managed to maintain the scintillating levels we reached against Liverpool and Sevilla after Claudio. And who can forget Puel himself who played a superb fast counter attacking style in his first few games after replacing a team labouring under.......?
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    Puel In / Out Poll (12/01/19)

    Me. We are safe from relegation. On the whole his signings have been decent, and there is a clear vision in terms of developing young talent. Yes it can be a tough watch at times, especially if you only see home games, but he deserves another window to address the imbalances in our squad and let's see where we go. The only way we should be firing him now is if there is an identified successor who shares the long term vision of the club. Else you run a real risk if you abandon that plan and instead end up on the manager carousel, which eventually catches up with you. Not saying this is your view, but I've read too many comments from those who want him out who seem to assume a return to the counter attacking football of the (first half of the) title winning season is as easy as clicking your fingers. They'll be sorely disappointed to find out it's not so easy.
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    Southampton Home post match, 1-2 loss.

    Maddison today reminded me of how Rooney played as he started to lose his way. Coming deep to receive the ball and then spray pretty looking passes out wide but no impact in the areas of the pitch which would hurt Southampton
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    Southampton Home Match Thread

    Albrighton in the abysmal camp too.
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    Southampton Home Match Thread

    Barnes and Gray warming up to come on
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    Southampton (H).. pre match thread

    Kasper Ricardo Evans Maguire Chilwell N'Didi Hamza Albrighton Maddison Gray (Last chance saloon) Vardy Ward, Simpson, Morgan, Mendy, Barnes, Ghezzal, Okazaki