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  1. What do you do when you're holding your own against the league leaders, 1-1 in the dying moments? According to Sutton United's goalie, you do some keepy-ups in the box while two forwards close you down, concede a penalty and hand victory to your opponents. http://www.fsf.org.uk/blog/view/and-finally-keep-up-sutton-united-leyton-orient
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    Andre Silva

    Portuguese striker Andre Silva has an uncertain future when the end of the season approaches. The international striker for his country is currently injured, but after his alarming decline in performance and due to the high cost of the operation hardly Sevilla will bet on its continuity in the Sánchez Pizjuán. A ndre Silva arrived last summer at Sevilla on loan from Milan in exchange for 4 million euros and a purchase option of 39 million euros, a figure that the Nervion leaders rushed to promise that the club would pay when the Portuguese shot in the scoring charts in the first seven games of the League. But his performance was alarmingly descending until disappearing from the lineups of Pablo Machín first and then Joaquín Caparrós . Currently the Portuguese is out of the dynamics of the team because of some discomfort in the patellar tendon and Sevilla has already decided that he will not pay 39 million for him. In any case he has let Milan know that this amount would have to reduce it a lot. The future of the player therefore is an unknown right now. In Italy they assure that Milan wants to recover it but to include it in some operation in the market. The Italians want French Thauvin after the signing of Piatek. Meanwhile, the opinion of Jorge Mendes, his representative , should have a lot of weight in the future of the player. Monaco, Valencia and Leicester are possible destinations that have been targeted for the striker.
  3. Leicester City's Premier League clash with Arsenal will now take place on Sunday, April 28 (12pm) thanks to their Europa League win over Napoli on Thursday night.
  4. Keown isn't fit to be mentioned along side those other players apart from being absolutely dire with a last pay day attitude didn't he try and get Adam's sacked.
  5. The 50/50 was based on my perception of the number of people I've read saying it was or wasn't a handball certainly no where near unanimous.
  6. But the 50/50s like Spurs 'handball' will go the way of the 'big' teams you can bet.
  7. Err the Rolling Stones before they went all bohemian, but I suspect you jest.
  8. Nothing for Filbert Way or Raw Dykes Road in the planing applications so doubt it's anything to do with physical changes to the site(s) considering they have to apply for anything even signs etc. http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planning/onlinequery/mainsearch.aspx
  9. Leicester City supporters can now cast their vote for three categories at the 2018/19 End of Season Dinner, which will be held in aid of The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation on the evening of Tuesday 7 May. More on this story... King Power Stadium To Host End Of Season Dinner In Aid Of The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation - Foxes fans can now vote for three End of Season Dinner awards on LCFC.com - The End of Season Dinner will take place at King Power Stadium on Tuesday 7 May - All profits from the awards night will go to the The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation - Tickets, tables and Sponsorship Packages are now available to purchase for the evening Ahead of an exciting night on Filbert Way, the Blue Army can have their say by voting for the Club’s 2018/19 Player of the Season, Young Player of the Season and Goal of the Season on LCFC.com. Other awards distributed on the night include the Academy Player of the Season, Development Squad Player of the Season, Performance of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season. To cast your vote for each of the awards, click HERE, or submit your choices in the form below: To book tickets or request further information, email endofseasondinner@lcfc.co.uk or call 0344 815 5000 (Option 2).
  10. I use one of these both for a 'clean' shave and for a beard set at level 3.
  11. Leicester City Football Club 2 hrs · 🗓 Sunday 17 April, 2016 ⌛️ 95th minute 🔵 Leicester City 1 ⚒ West Ham 2 Up steps Leonardo Ulloa.
  12. Council elections voter ID trial: What you need to know Voters in some parts of the country will need ID when they go to the polling stations Voters in 10 areas of England will have to bring identity documents with them to the polling station in next month's council elections. The pilot for the vote on 2 May follows a trial in five areas in 2018, which saw hundreds of people refused a ballot paper. The government is testing the scheme to combat potential voter fraud. Critics said the scheme would deny people their democratic right and was unnecessary because fraud is low. What is the voter ID trial? The government said it was part of an ongoing process to reduce the risk of voter fraud and ensure vote security. Some councils will ask for photo ID, such as a driving licence. Some will ask for a mix of photo and non-photo ID, while some will accept polling cards. In March, the High Court ruled the scheme was lawful following a legal challenge by campaigner Neil Coughlan from Essex, who argued it would prevent people voting. Some voters will be allowed to use their poll cards as ID In Broxtowe, Craven, Derby, North Kesteven and Braintree, voters will have to show either one piece of photo ID or two forms of non-photo ID. In Mid Sussex, Watford and North West Leicestershire, people will have to bring their polling cards or photo ID. Voters in Pendle and Woking will only be able to show photo ID at the polling station to be given a ballot paper. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47895033
  13. https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/brendan-rodgers-reveals-plans-impressive-2766321 The Nigerian has been one of the Foxes' stand-out players this season ByJamie Kemble 06:00, 17 APR 2019 SPORT Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed how he hopes to improve 'impressive' midfielder Wilfred Ndidi. The Nigerian has been one of the club's outstanding players this season, topping many of the team's statistic charts and riding high in many of the league's number lists for players in his position having played in all 34 of City's games this season. The hard-working central midfielder has the second most tackles in the Premier League this season, behind only Idrissa Gueye of Everton. But despite his impressive season, manager Brendan Rodgers still has plans to help the 22-year-old to take his game to the next level. “Watching him from the outside, he’s obviously a player that’s got good athletic ability and works very hard," said the City boss. “I always have that sort of player, a clear, controlling player in the game. Sometimes they’re a defensive type like him that can really press the game and play simple, or sometimes it’s a more creative player, a playmaker from behind. “For him, he’s got so much talent. Looking at his numbers he’s up there with having played the most games this season, with Kasper. “All we try to do is make it clear what his function is in the team. It’s a job that may seem a simple job but he does it so effectively. He has to win the ball and give it, simple as that. He doesn’t need to be in the box shooting, that’s not your job. “Look after the other two boys in front of you, and just control the space in front of the centre-halves. He does it so, so well. “We’re trying to improve him in that position because you’re going to be on the ball a lot. You’ve got to serve it, serve it over 10 or 15 metres. “So it’s just simplifying his game and trying to make him efficient. He’s been very impressive." Rodgers also spoke about whether winning the ball back, as Ndidi does so often for City in that deep midfield position, is still an art, and something to be treasured in the modern game. “Very much so," replied Rodgers. "You don’t get away with what you did years ago. READ MORE Leicester City overachieving, Manchester United underachieving - The Premier League table based on team value "Now it’s more about intercepting, blocking, very rarely will you have to go to ground. “He covers the ground so fast. His anticipation is very good, he reads the game, he smells the danger, and then for Youri and for James and for other attacking midfield players, to have that type of player in there it’s very important.”
  14. Lord Janner inquiry: Senior police 'influenced decisions' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-47948890 Senior police officers may have influenced decisions about inquiries going ahead into child abuse allegations against a politician, a watchdog has said. Leicestershire Police inquiries into Lord Janner are being reviewed by the Independent Office for Police Conduct. The IOPC also said documents may have been "inappropriately modified" and allegations not even recorded. The late Lord Janner and his family have always maintained his innocence. Leicestershire Police said it could not comment at this time. Latest news and stories from the East Midlands The IOPC is examining inquiries from 1991, 2001 and 2006 and said it was considering the conduct and actions of 13 individuals, though none are serving officers. It has sent an update to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). IICSA has received complaints from more than 30 people alleging the former Labour MP abused victims between the 1950s and 1980s. Image copyrightPA Image captionProf Alexis Jay is leading the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) While emphasising its investigation was ongoing, the IOPC outlined "matters of concern" including: In the early 1990s, before a formal investigation into Lord Janner commenced, police records indicate "a number of references to a relationship, including a sexual relationship, between Lord Janner and a child", but there is no evidence the claims were looked into Once an investigation did begin, lines of inquiry "appear from the evidence not to have been carried out" and "there is an indication that senior officers may have influenced decisions regarding the inquiries being carried out" In 2001-2002 "allegations made by former children's home residents appear from the evidence available not to have been investigated or recorded" and "documented results of investigative actions regarding Lord Janner appear to contain information that could be interpreted as misleading and/or inaccurate" The update said a new referral was made to the IOPC in February, which "based on the evidence reviewed" indicated "police documents may have been inappropriately modified". The IOPC said all those under investigation had been issued with notices regarding potential criminal offences and potential gross misconduct. It said hoped to produce a final report by the end of June. IICSA said it had paused its work regarding Lord Janner to avoid any duplication. Lord Janner, who was born in Cardiff, was an MP in Leicester for nearly 30 years. He died shortly after a judge had ruled he was not fit to stand trial for alleged child sex offences. His son Daniel Janner QC said: "This private document should never have been published. "It is yet another astonishing example of this discredited inquiry's mishandling of information." He described the IICSA inquiry into his father as a "macabre proxy prosecution of a dead innocent man who cannot answer back from the grave".
  15. Well not completely Tories would honour former Leicester City owner Khun Vichai by naming an 'Oyster card' after him - https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/tories-would-honour-former-leicester-2761167 Although they have no chance of ousting Soulsby
  16. Probably best to read the original. https://www.lcfc.com/news/1179662/former-player-remembers-les-ferdinand Former striker Les Ferdinand recently spoke to Club Historian John Hutchinson about his illustrious career in football, which included a memorable spell at Leicester City. More on this story... Former Player Remembers: Muzzy Izzet Former Manager Remembers: Micky Adams In his 17 years playing in the top flight of English football, Les also played for Queens Park Rangers, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers. Additionally, as a youngster, he spent a season playing for Beşiktaş in Turkey’s Süper Lig. Selected 17 times for England, Les is the 10th highest scorer in the history of the Premier League with 149 goals. He is currently director of football at Queens Park Rangers. Before moving on to talk about his time at Newcastle and Leicester, Les, affectionately and widely known as ‘Sir’ Les, began by referring to his time at QPR. “I joined QPR from non-league football,” he began. “All of my league games for them were at Premier League level.” He made his debut for QPR in April 1987 as a 20-year-old and went on a season-long loan to Beşiktaş - managed by the ex-Leicester City manager Gordon Milne - before spending the next six seasons at Loftus Road. His 20 league goals in the Premier League’s inaugural season helped the London club finish in fifth place. Les’ time at QPR came to an end in July 1995, when he was transferred to Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle United. Once I’d spoken to Keegan, my mind was made up. I’d played several times at St James’ Park and can always remember saying to players after the game: 'could you imagine playing in front of this crowd, week-in, week-out?’ Les Ferdinand He explained: “Before I left QPR, there were a few rumours that I was going to leave at the end of the season. I’d had a good season, scoring about 26 goals, and there was a lot of interest. Aston Villa was the first club to offer £6M and Newcastle had to match this. “Once I’d spoken to Keegan, my mind was made up. I’d played several times at St James’ Park and can always remember saying to players after the game: 'could you imagine playing in front of this crowd, week-in, week-out?’ “The atmosphere there was unbelievable. When Andy Cole moved to Manchester United, the situation arose for me to move to Newcastle.” In his two seasons at Newcastle, the Magpies finished runners-up in the Premier League on both occasions. Les scored 50 goals in 84 appearances. At one stage in his first season, Newcastle were 12 points ahead of Manchester United before finishing second. Thinking back to that season, Les reflected: “We were on a roll that season. We were absolutely flying. We were entertainers. Basically, our tactics were that we would score three if our opponents scored two. “We would score four if they scored three. It made for very good football but unfortunately we came unstuck at the end of it. When we were top of the league, Kevin felt I needed some help as a centre-forward so he brought in (Faustino) Asprilla for the second half of the season. In just two seasons, Ferdinand scored 50 goals at St James' Park. “A lot of people blamed Asprilla for what happened but it wasn’t his fault. Too many of our key players lost form at the same time. In the end that cost us the title. It was a real roller coaster of a season.” One of the abiding images of that season was Keegan’s ‘I will love it’ outburst against Sir Alex Ferguson. This followed a 1-0 victory at Leeds United which brought Newcastle to within three points of leaders United with a game in hand and with two games to play. Referring to this, Les said: “People who love football always like to see players who wear their heart on their sleeve. Keegan was a manager who did that, and unfortunately he got chastised for it.” At the end of that season, Les was the PFA Player of the Year and in the PFA Team of the Year. He continued: “The ultimate respect you can get from your peers is to be voted as their Player of the Year, but I never went into football for personal gain. I would have gladly given up that PFA trophy if we had won the league that year, but unfortunately we fell just short. “In our changing room at the time, apart from Peter Beardsley, Terry McDermott and the manager, no one had really won anything. So when we lost that first three points there was a bit of complacency. The feeling was that we would win our game in hand, and then be back to being 12 points in front, instead of making sure that we didn’t lose another three points. Les Ferdinand “The feeling was that we would win our game in hand, and then be back to being 12 points in front, instead of making sure that we didn’t lose another three points.” Before the start of the following season, Newcastle signed Alan Shearer from Blackburn Rovers for a British transfer record fee of £15M to be Les’ strike partner. He explained: “I’d been in various England squads with Alan and had played a couple of time with him up front. Kevin brought us together because he felt we would play successfully together, and it did prove to be a successful partnership. “We also ended up enjoying each others’ company. We scored lots of goals and we came second again. This time round we weren’t always in the hunt, but we gathered momentum. “Then we lost Keegan half-way through the season. Everyone was surprised and shocked, because we felt we were on the cusp of doing something special and he was at the helm of it. But I suppose that’s the nature of football. “Managers and players leave but the clubs still carry on. Kenny Dalglish came in as manager. He was very well respected and we finished the season really strongly and ended up in second place again. We also got to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup.” The Magpies continually challenged at the top of the table during Ferdinand's time in Newcastle. In July 1997, after two highly successful seasons, Les moved to Tottenham Hotspur. “They offered £6M for me, I’d just turned 30 and Newcastle thought it was good business,” Les said. His first year at Spurs was disrupted by injury but towards the end of the season, he formed a good partnership with Jürgen Klinsmann and they helped stave off the threat of relegation. The following season, playing in the same side as his future Leicester City team-mates Ian Walker and Steffen Freund, Les was a League Cup winner following a 1-0 victory over Martin O'Neill's Foxes at Wembley, the first of two finals he played while at Spurs “In the final against Leicester,” Les remembered, “Allan Neilsen scored the winning goal very late on. Three years later we lost to Blackburn Rovers in the final. I supported Spurs as a boy and it’s a fact that your dreams can come true. “Mine did, playing for Spurs and walking out at Wembley with them. I had good times there but I had a lot of injuries so at the time it wasn’t always great.” In January 2003, Les moved to West Ham United and, six months later, he signed for Leicester City. I was a free agent so I had a chat with a few different clubs. Then I spoke to Micky Adams at Leicester, who had just been promoted back to the Premier League. Les Ferdinand “West Ham were struggling and I was signed to help stop the slide,” Les continued. “But we were relegated at the end of the season. In the summer, West Ham were talking about keeping me for another year and try to get promoted back to the Premier League. “I was a free agent so I had a chat with a few different clubs. Then I spoke to Micky Adams at Leicester, who had just been promoted back to the Premier League. He talked about the sort of players he had at Leicester. “I liked what he had to say, I liked the atmosphere and I thought, ‘look, let’s have a real good go at trying to stay in the Premier League'.” Les wasn’t Adams’ only signing. John Curtis, Ben Thatcher, Keith Gillespie, Ricardo Scimeca, Lilian Nalis, Craig Hignett and Steve Howey all joined on free transfers. Thinking back, Les recalled: “The Club had not long been out of administration and Micky could only bring in a load of free transfers. When you bring that amount of players into the Club, you always need a period of time for those players to settle in. “New players have to get to grips with what the manager does and how he does it.” Les joined newly-promoted Leicester City on a free transfer in the summer of 2003. Les’ arrival was a huge boost for the Club. In an interview with matchday magazine earlier this season, Adams paid great tribute to Les, saying: "Les Ferdinand was a fantastic footballer. I was privileged to have him in the side." Ferdinand certainly made his mark on his debut in the first match of the season, a Premier League fixture against Southampton, which ended in a 2-2 draw. At the time he was the Club’s oldest debutant (until Kevin Phillips, one of Southampton’s goalscorers that day broke this record over 10 years later). Les marked this debut by winning a penalty and then by scoring a goal. He said: “I concussed myself when scoring the goal and I don’t remember it! Unfortunately, from that header, I went down and did the meniscus in my knee, I was out for a little while after that first game which was a real, real shame.” It was a difficult season for Leicester City. As well as financial constraints, off-field issues took a toll and, at the end of the season, they were relegated. Throughout the season, though, Les was very impressive. To help the Club’s cause, Les even postponed an operation on his knee. I loved my time at Leicester with the people around the Club. I was disappointed the time was so short. When you get relegated it is a horrible feeling. It hits everybody in the Football Club, not just the players. Les Ferdinand He revealed: “When I first had the injury, there was no choice but to have an operation, so I did and got myself playing again, but they were saying to me that I would need to have the knee operated on again. “It was still swelling and I was still having problems with it, but I didn’t want to interrupt the season in any way. So Micky and I were quite strategic in the choice of games to play in. I managed the condition, just playing in the games I could play in. “Sometimes I would come off the bench. At the time I was nearly 38 years of age. I couldn’t play 90 minutes in every game for the whole season. “I ended up at the end of the season as Players’ Player of the Year and Supporters’ Player of the Year. I was also top goalscorer. Not bad for a player towards the end of his career! I’ve always said that all I’ve ever done is try to give my best. “I loved my time at Leicester with the people around the Club. I was disappointed the time was so short. When you get relegated it is a horrible feeling. It hits everybody in the Football Club, not just the players. “The players go away on holiday and try to forget about it, but there are other people left there to rue the Club going down, and some people lose their jobs. I’m always very mindful of that. We did everything we could to try to stay up, but unfortunately it just fell short.” Les intended to retire at the end of the season but this wasn’t to be. Most of Ferdinand's goals came away from home, like this effort at Birmingham City. He said: “I didn’t really want to retire having just been relegated but my body was telling me it was time. Then (Bolton Wanderers manager) Sam Allardyce contacted me to say he’d looked at my stats from my year at Leicester. “He told me that with stats like that, it was wrong for me to retire. He said that if I was treated correctly, and coached in the right way, I could offer a lot and he persuaded me to play for another year. “Bolton got off to an absolute flyer and qualified for Europe at the end of that season. Because the team were doing so well I had to bide my time to get game time. “Even when results began to change Sam didn’t want to change the side. I didn’t just want to sit on the bench and earn money. I wanted to play so I went to Reading who were pushing for promotion from the Championship at the time. “That was really strange because I’d only played in the Premier League. Just for that five-month period, at the end of my career, I played in the Championship.” Les then spoke about his international career. He won 17 England caps and was in the squads for the 1996 UEFA European Championship and the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The highlight of my England career for me was making my debut. That was a major highlight. As a footballer you want to reach the highest echelon you can, and the top of the pyramid is playing for your country Les Ferdinand He remembered: “The highlight of my England career for me was making my debut. That was a major highlight. As a footballer you want to reach the highest echelon you can, and the top of the pyramid is playing for your country. “The first time you do that you know you are realising your dream. Then you need to make sure that you are not a one cap wonder. You want to get there again. I would have liked to play more games for England but there were a lot of good players around at the time. “A lot of players would probably say the same thing. 1996 was the year I was voted PFA Player of the Year but I didn’t play one game in the Euros. The 1998 World Cup Finals was an interesting one. “To be honest I wasn’t expecting to go as I’d had a few injuries, but I finished the season scoring a few goals. Glenn Hoddle, the England manager, wanted to take me. He put me on what was probably the last ‘B’ international game. It was at Loftus Road. “Myself and Matt Le Tissier played up front and he was trying to find a few games for us. I went to the World Cup, but didn’t play. I was just about to go on when [David] Beckham got sent off!” After he retired just short of his 40th birthday, Les was awarded an MBE in the 2005 New Year’s Honours list. Laughing, Les said: “Yeah, I got demoted from being Sir Les to being an MBE! There was a fireman also being honoured. He had saved lives which is very different from being honoured for something I love and enjoy doing, playing football. It’s a big job (director of football at QPR). I’m thoroughly enjoying it, as tough as it’s been. We’ll get QPR back to where it needs to be. Les Ferdinand “He said to me, ‘Les, I’ve saved lives. It’s my job, but just imagine the joy you have brought to millions of people every weekend for years.’ This put it in perspective for me. It was a great thing for me to be honoured in that way.” Between 2008 and 2014, Les coached at Tottenham Hotspur: “I really enjoyed the coaching side of things at Spurs. ”I ended up working alongside Tim Sherwood and Chris Ramsey and we saw some players come to fruition and play in the Premier League and leagues around the world which is very satisfying in terms of accomplishing a job. “Then I moved onto QPR as director of football (in February 2005). It’s been tough. We got relegated and we’re now trying to stabilise the club and bring it back to some sort of normality. ”It’s a big job. I’m thoroughly enjoying it, as tough as it’s been. We’ll get QPR back to where it needs to be.”
  17. The news re Notre Dame reminded me of this bad taste joke that was doing the rounds many moons ago. Quasimodo and Esmeralda finally get into the sack together and enjoy a night of drunken passion. When Esmeralda wakes up the next morning she realises what she's just done and promptly throws up all over the bed. A little later while Esmeralda's in the shower trying to wash off the memories of the night Quasimodo wakes up and starts screaming. "Oh No! OH No! OH No!!" Esmeralda dashes back in. "Quasi, Quasi! What's the matter? It's OK, I've just been a bit sick that's all!" Quasi instantly calms down. "Thank **** for that, I thought my hump had burst!"
  18. This is what I don't understand about having different PM surely the numbers in Parliament will be the same. She's no longer the problem the problem is Parliament doesn't have a majority for any solution.
  19. Leicester City Football Club 1 hr · Leicester City lifted the League Cup #OnThisDay 22 years ago! 🏆
  20. davieG

    Notre Dame

    A nice side effect will be it will allow people with ancient/dying craftsmanship to be able to use their skills to rebuild it as per the original.
  21. davieG

    Notre Dame

    Sarcasm very good, You mean the unique Bowstring Bridge yes but also plenty of others like those shown above.
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