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The "do they mean us?" thread pt 2

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For about 4 days running last week, Talksport kept retweeting a story saying "Adrian Durham thinks Celtic should be relegated for going to Dubai"

 

No he doesn't. He just wants a reaction from idiots calling the premium rate phone number.

 

The same idiots get riled and fall for for it constantly.

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Just now, kristianity77 said:

No.

 

We can't start thinking about winning it until we can knock at least one team off the "teams who cannot catch us" thread.  

Derby can’t catch us, let the dreaming commence....

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4 hours ago, Unabomber said:

You must be new to Talksport. Basically whatever they say believe the opposite. 

Talkshite is a literal black hole of intelligence. I mean I listened once and seriously thought it was a parody station - then I realised, they think they mean all of this.

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Comment from an arsenal fan on reddit:

 

"Using a double pivot of Kovacic and Mount against one of the most balanced midfields in the league is criminal. When Chelsea lost the ball they had no urgency to regain possession which allowed Tielemans, Ndidi, and Madison ages to pick a pass. They were cut up like a Sunday roast with all the line breaking passes.

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Talksport is good to laugh at other teams fans getting angry and calling in. They go way over the top to get angry calls and it makes the fans go way over the top back. As soon as they mention your team turn it off. Because the guy who phones in is more annoying than any thing they try to bait with. 

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8 hours ago, whoareyaaa said:

Some cretin on talksport the presenter Aidy or something was saying when we lose Vardy we will be a yo-yo club, what a clueless nobend.

 

also said we dont want to finish in the top 4 as we will never win the champions league lol wtf neither will 99% of the other teams that enter

 

That's a very naive statement, he's judging us on perception as we're "only" Leicester City. If this squad of players played for Arsenal he wouldn't have said that.

 

Just looking at the betting Man City are second favourites this season at 4/1 on Betfair and we beat them 5-2 this season.

 

Real Madrid and Barcelona are nowhere near the teams they were and PSG ain't that great either. Whilst we wouldn't be seen in the group of potential winners we wouldn't be listed with the no hopers either. We'd be one of those considered a dark horse like a Dortmund. 

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5 hours ago, Heathrow fox said:

Durham winds everyone up.It’s his job.On the one hand he can be incredibly irritating then on the other,a top class presenter.Deep down he does know his stuff and can be very funny.I used to piss myself when the Spurs,Arsenal bottleometer came on during our title run in.As long as he’s got a side kick who’s lived a bit,[Wright or Goughie] it’s an entertaining show.

 

Ah Aidy is Adrian Durham. :D

 

He's not there to talk football but to provoke reactions. Take anything he says with a sack of salt as his MO is to be a wind up. 

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5 hours ago, Beliall said:

can we actually start thinking about this? 

Why not.With it being such an unusual season and everything.More commitments this time though.If we do keep it up I will try to enjoy it this time,instead of taking ten years of my life like 15/16.

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6 hours ago, GeorgeTheFox said:

Comment from an arsenal fan on reddit:

 

"Using a double pivot of Kovacic and Mount against one of the most balanced midfields in the league is criminal. When Chelsea lost the ball they had no urgency to regain possession which allowed Tielemans, Ndidi, and Madison ages to pick a pass. They were cut up like a Sunday roast with all the line breaking passes.

This for me proved Lampard is not a manager. Absolutely crazy shit tactics

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Top ten best decisions of the 2020/21 Premier League season so far (football365.com)

 

1) Brendan Rodgers’ squad goals
Leicester have played a potentially difficult hand incredibly well. Their collapse to close the previous season could have given way to a panicked overhaul but Brendan Rodgers realised that within that disappointment was overachievement from a squad that would only get better for the experience of a mixed campaign. Timothy Castagne and Wesley Fofana were added as undeniable quality at high prices, with Cengiz Under completing the set on loan.

Rodgers has been the key, treating injuries as puzzles to solve rather than obstacles to lament; we are literal months removed from any of Wilfred Ndidi, Christian Fuchs or Daniel Amartey being used at centre-half. But most commendable is his insistence that returning players must earn their way back in instead of automatically reprising their role. Caglar Soyuncu, PFA Team of the Year member for 2019/20, has been placed on a diet of substitute minutes because Fofana and Jonny Evans fared so well in his absence. James Justin excelled at right-back when Castagne was out so kept his place for the Belgian to return on the left before they were rotated. Marc Albrighton has similarly taken his chance and been recognised amply for it.

That has made for a genuine meritocracy in which performances and form are rewarded over favouritism and preferential treatment. Such excellent man-management has, in turn, taken Rodgers into familiar territory; perhaps this time a fresh and varied Leicester squad can fully capitalise.

 

 

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https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/leicester-city-news-chelsea-reaction-4906880

 

Foxes ‘must be taken seriously' - BBC Sport
Leicester City have won a reputation as the Premier League's great front-runners this season - now they must be taken seriously after moving out in front as an increasingly unpredictable race for the title unfolds.

The Foxes have proved impregnable when they have gone ahead this term, the 2-0 win over Chelsea the 12th time in 12 league games this season they have claimed three points after going ahead.

It means no-one should have been surprised that they closed out the win that took them top ahead of Manchester United at the halfway point in their season, although the comfort with which they dismissed Chelsea will have alarm bells clanging for manager Frank Lampard and, rather more significantly, owner Roman Abramovich.

Lampard will know Abramovich does not do mates' rates when it comes to managers and he will go the same way as all the others he played under if Chelsea fall too far away from Champions League contention for the Russian's liking.

It was after a 2-1 loss at Leicester in December 2015 that Abramovich brought a brutal end to Jose Mourinho's second Chelsea reign and while Lampard may not have reached that point yet, this lame, heartless performance will not have helped his long-term prospects.

No such problems for Leicester, who are top of the table and moving with the ease of a well-oiled machine.


Leicester can ‘have a say’ in title race - Mail Online
There are few more pleasing sights in English football than Leicester City in full flight. They play brisk, incisive football that brings with it a threat just about every time they have the ball.

Beautifully coached by Brendan Rodgers, the 2016 champions sit top of the Premier League for the second time this season. If they keep key players fit, Leicester can have a say in the destination of this year's trophy, for sure.

Few teams, on the other hand, will be so compliant as desperate, deteriorating Chelsea. Decent enough with the ball, Frank Lampard's team were quite awful without it and you simply cannot be that way against a team like Leicester.

The home team eased to victory by two goals and it could have been more. Chelsea, so promising for much of Lampard's debut season last time round, suffered at the King Power from what appeared to be a mixture of draining confidence and tactical and positional uncertainty.


Foxes ‘outwitted’ Chelsea – The Guardian
Leicester are top of the league and worthy title contenders. Who knows what Chelsea are? Not what many think they should be, that is for sure, which is why Frank Lampard’s management is under fresh scrutiny.

This was Chelsea’s fifth defeat in their last eight league matches and there could be no quibbling about the outcome at the King Power, where Brendan Rodgers’s team were superior in all departments.

Leicester outwitted and outfought the visitors and sealed victory thanks to first-half goals by Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison. They could have scored more against a Chelsea team that mixed tantalisingly slick interplay with alarming sluggishness and ramshackle defending.

At times they looked like an attractive work in progress; mostly they resembled a disenchanted side going through motions. Lampard has criticised the players’ attitude several times this season. Some do not seem to be responding.


‘Quicker, cleverer, simply better’ – The Independent
One of the bright young things who kicked on under Jose Mourinho’s tutelage at Chelsea is top of the league. Not Frank Lampard, however, but Brendan Rodgers, the unknown coach who Mourinho lured from Reading and promoted.

Rodgers has proved upwardly mobile since then, leapfrogging the Manchester clubs on an evening when his Leicester produced the performance of potential champions.

Quicker, cleverer, simply better, they outclassed last summer’s big spenders. They may only lead the division for 24 hours but, five years on from the most improbable of title wins, a sequel feels increasingly possible.


Lampard’s Chelsea languish in eighth, out of the title race and inviting questions if he will soon be out of a job. This was the kind of display that can get a manager the sack.

Chelsea were sluggish at the start and shambolic at the back, a fifth defeat in eight games reflecting badly on the man in charge. They were incoherent, Leicester incisive. The Foxes looked the well-coached team. They turned less into more.

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10 hours ago, Beliall said:

can we actually start thinking about this? 

No. We're in the race as much as anyone, granted. But we're already on 5 losses, compared to Man City and Liverpool's 2. 

 

We can only afford to lose 1 or 2 more games all season...

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It's hilarious isn't it? All the title race talk for the last several weeks has almost completely ignored Leicester, despite us being up there. Now that we're actually top, all the pundits and articles come out, retrospectively, talking about how great we've been. 

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1 minute ago, Les-TA-Jon said:

It's hilarious isn't it? All the title race talk for the last several weeks has almost completely ignored Leicester, despite us being up there. Now that we're actually top, all the pundits and articles come out, retrospectively, talking about how great we've been. 

Aye but only because Chelsea were so bad :P;):yesyes:

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