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1 hour ago, The Syrup said:

ESPN asking if we disrespected Southampton by scoring 9 against them. FFS, theres always someone who wants to criticise even when we break records

 

No, they disrespected themselves, the fans and the club giving up after 10 mins of footy

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Used to think Liverpool were the perennial whiners and moaners but I read the Man City forum on their thread about our game and wow. Sooooo cynical and mardy! All they were doing were complaining and slagging us off, very weird as I assume in that situation fans from our rivals would just be like “wow fair play” 

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Personally I’m not too concerned that the spotlight is on Southampton after that. We’ve been given credit, and people have taken notice. However the longer we can bubble along under the radar the better for me.  However I’m sure there are fans at other clubs who think the media are going overboard with praise. Talksport was full of us being the 3rd best side in the country outside of Liverpool and Manchester City driving home last night, and whilst on current form it’s hard to argue (Chelsea may disagree), we’ve got to follow through with it. The spotlight get brighter if we continue in this vein of form.

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2 hours ago, Corky said:

Disrespectful is pissing about with back-flicks and ole's. Playing the proper way of passing it about and looking to create chances to score is the whole point of the game, isn't it?

 

Why do some not comprehend that, on occasion, you get a freak scoreline? This isn't kids football where you stop counting after an amount of goals, this is a professional game where goal difference plays a part in the league.

 

If you don't want to be humiliated, defend properly, compete, don't go studs up on somebody's shin after ten minutes and put your team at a disadvantage. The only disrespect on that pitch was from Southampton's players to their fans. 

 

Let's not forget that 5 years ago Southampton scored 8 themselves in a league match. 

That's literally exactly what they all agreed. We weren't disrespectful.

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1 hour ago, AKCJ said:

That's literally exactly what they all agreed. We weren't disrespectful.

Agreed. There's nothing disrespectful about showing a team exactly how bad they are. Weirdly that result could save their season. It's a huge wake-up call for them.

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17 minutes ago, Koke said:

 

I dont know what I find funnier; the people not rating Rodgers or the ones who think they could get him to Everton.

 

Someone should tell Everton fans they haven't been a relevant club for 30 years. They don't get to cherry pick our players or manager, we're similar level clubs nowadays. 

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1 minute ago, UniFox21 said:

It's almost sad that random fan accounts appreciate the rebuild our team has gone through more than supposed football experts 

Problem is ‘football experts’ don’t want to give balanced opinions. They have producers and editors that care about ratings and clicks.

They panda to teams with the most supporters, to get the audiences the big wigs reply. Hence the amount of former Liverpool, United, Spurs players doing the job.

A fan account can say what they like and see the game as we do.

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Just now, Aus Fox said:

Problem is ‘football experts’ don’t want to give balanced opinions. They have producers and editors that care about ratings and clicks.

They panda to teams with the most supporters, to get the audiences the big wigs reply. Hence the amount of former Liverpool, United, Spurs players doing the job.

A fan account can say what they like and see the game as we do.

Very true, they have people to please and viewers to either annoy into getting in touch with the programme (5Live) or constructively praise or criticise. 

 

They can't give any 'normal' praise. Noticed in basically any build up to a game, Sky in particular focus on one team a lot more than the other. 

 

Then fan accounts either view things rationally or they're a Liverpool account.

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https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11712/11846368/a-year-after-leicester-city-lost-vichai-srivaddhanaprabha-how-are-the-club-moving-on

 

 

A year after Leicester City lost Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, how are the club moving on?

By Rob Dorsett

Last Updated: 27/10/19 12:00am

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'Vichai changed my life for the better'

Sky Sports News' Rob Dorsett looks at the legacy left by Leicester's late chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, one year on from his tragic passing.

Sky Sports News' Rob Dorsett looks at the legacy left by Leicester's late chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, one year on from his tragic passing

His face is the first thing Leicester City's players see at the Belvoir Drive training ground and the last thing as they leave for the field on home matchdays.

A year after his death, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's presence and influence at the club is still great.

Vichai was a quiet man who avoided the media spotlight. I only ever spoke to him on a handful of occasions, when he was always polite and shy. Away from the cameras, however, when he was with the players, he was known to be the life and soul of the group.

In the months since his passing, I've heard more and more stories about him. Kasper Schmeichel talks animatedly still of how he always knew when "the boss" was in the changing room, even if out of sight, because there would be the bubble of banter and laughter.

The goalkeeper also remembers a squad night out in France when Khun Vichai sat the two biggest club security guards together on a tiny, intimate table for two - candles lit - much to their amusement, and when the chairman ordered a solo guitarist to serenade the couple, it brought the house down; the perfect punchline.

Captain Wes Morgan is adamant Leicester would not have won the Premier League without Khun Vichai, not because of his money but because of his vision to create a "family" within the squad, and a wider sense of community among staff and supporters. Without that unity, Morgan is certain the Foxes would not have been the force they were when they won the Premier League title in 2016.

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (right) succeeds his father Vichai (left) as chairman of Leicester City

Speaking to Sky Sports News in the run-up to Sunday's anniversary, centre-back Morgan recalls the day Leicester lifted the trophy and how he - as skipper - ushered the Thai gentleman to the front for the lap of honour. He thrust the trophy into Vichai's arms and encouraged him to accept the applause the whole squad felt he deserved.

And it has only really been since his death that the public have learned how much Khun Vichai had done for the local area. Just last week, Leicester Children's Hospital named two intensive care wards after him in thanks for £2m in donations. Similar money was given to De Montfort University and Leicester Cathedral.

People who have no affiliation with football speak with fondness and gratitude towards him, many of whom came in their hundreds to lay flowers at his shrine. They, like Leicester's supporters, still mourn his passing and offer thanks for his generosity.

Yet in the upper echelons of the club and in the world of business, Khun Vichai had a reputation for being shrewd, tough and even ruthless. He never shied away from the hard decisions - the sacking of title-winning boss Claudio Ranieri just nine months later chief among them.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's image is prominent at Leicester's Belvoir Drive training centre

In this regard, Vichai's son Aiyawatt is continuing his legacy, also confronting the big decisions head on. Just four months and a day after the chairman's death, while his body still lay in state in Bangkok, Aiyawatt knew Claude Puel had lost the dressing room, so made the brutal choice to sack him despite huge affection built between them for the dignity the Frenchman showed after the crash.

And Aiyawatt - nicknamed 'Top' - believed Brendan Rodgers was the man to take Leicester to the next level, making a shrewd move to prise the ex-Liverpool manager away from Celtic, one of the biggest clubs in the UK and where Rodgers was enjoying a multiple title-winning reign.

It was also Top's decision to sell Harry Maguire to Manchester United for nothing less than a world-record fee for a defender. While sad to lose a jewel in the Leicester crown, he knew it was just good business. And he also knew it was bad business to pay what he felt was over-the-odds for replacements, such as Bournemouth's Nathan Ake or Burnley's James Tarkowski.

Wes Morgan and Kasper Schmeichel spoke to Sky Sports News ahead of the first anniversary of Vichai's death

Aiyawatt has also accelerated plans for a new £100m, state-of-the-art training ground, which the club believe will be one of the best in Europe. Before his father's death, plans were simply at the artist's impression-stage, but now building work is well under way and the squad plan to move in next June.

Many Leicester fans I spoke to had feared for the club's future in the absence of their talismanic owner. But far from stalling, Leicester's ambitions have soared since Khun Vichai's parting, largely because Top is determined to repay their affection for his father, to whom he feels he owes it to continue the Leicester dream in his memory.

And so far this season they are certainly prospering, hot on the heels of the champions Manchester City and fresh from making history with the top league's biggest ever away win - a 9-0 thrashing of Southampton on Friday night - putting them third in the Premier League and only five points behind leaders Liverpool after 10 games.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's image is also prominent in the halls of the King Power Stadium

Before kick-off Rodgers was adamant it is ludicrous to think of Leicester being title contenders, but it seems that - privately at least - Leicester's bosses will be disappointed if they do not make the top six this term. The squad is arguably stronger than the title-winning side of 2016, and it shares a similar unity despite a number of personnel changes.

That is a glowing tribute to the foundations that Khun Vichai put in place, and that his son Aiyawatt is now developing.

Even though we have yet to hear the completed report from the Air Accident Investigation Branch, and the inquest into the five deaths has yet to begin, there are positive signs that Leicester are moving on. While there are many questions that still need to be answered, there are no longer any questions about how Leicester will fare in Khun Vichai's absence.

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Rodgers: Vichai has left a lasting legacy

Leicester will continue to try and honour former chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on and off the pitch, says manager Brendan Rodgers.

Leicester will continue to try and honour former chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on and off the pitch, says manager Brendan Rodgers

The tragedy seems to have brought the players, the staff, and the supporters even closer together. The healing goes on; but the players now talk of the good times they shared with "the boss" with smiles on their faces, rather than bowed heads and furrowed brows.

As is so often the case, it is the fans who find the best expression of affection, and for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha the Foxes faithful have made a song sung regularly at the King Power, that was particularly loud on the hour-mark at St Mary's on Friday with Leicester astonishingly up 7-0. And it goes like this:

"Vichai had a dream,

"He bought a football team

"He came from Thailand

"Now he's one of our own.

"We play from the back,

"And counter attack,

"Champions of England,

"You made us sing that."

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17 hours ago, Corky said:

Disrespectful is pissing about with back-flicks and ole's. Playing the proper way of passing it about and looking to create chances to score is the whole point of the game, isn't it?

 

Why do some not comprehend that, on occasion, you get a freak scoreline? This isn't kids football where you stop counting after an amount of goals, this is a professional game where goal difference plays a part in the league.

 

If you don't want to be humiliated, defend properly, compete, don't go studs up on somebody's shin after ten minutes and put your team at a disadvantage. The only disrespect on that pitch was from Southampton's players to their fans. 

 

Let's not forget that 5 years ago Southampton scored 8 themselves in a league match. 

Completely agree. We were totally professional in going about the business of winning a game of football. Had we just sat off knocking the ball about and making them run around chasing shadows while we show boated with keepy-ups and stuff that would have been disrespectful and degrading. It is not our fault they were woeful and gave up at 2-0.

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