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I know we might be biased but in the words of Aguero, he really is a 'phenomenon', a completely unique big game player that is unplayable on his day but not in a Andy Carroll once every 2 seasons kind of way.

 

I heard something about him carrying an injury in the world cup but dont know if that was BS or not. Kane was on fire that season so him being the first choice is fair enough but England really should have had a game plan set up specifically to play to Vardy's strengths as a plan B off the bench incase things went wrong, which they obviously did against Croatia.

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Interesting to pick up Castagne’s reaction to the flicked finish. I’d assume as a new player joining the club he’s the player you’d must be interested in seeing close up. The admittance by Aguero in that doc is that he’s a footballer’s footballer. 
 

There’s every chance with this start, he gets into the top 20 to 15 of PL scorers. All at Leicester. He’s highly likely to be in the top three all time scorers for us. His top flight record only surpassed by Arthur Chandler who was part of a team which finished 2nd. 
 

That we discuss him in comparison with Chandler, Rowley and Hine proves how incredible he is. 
 

My Grandad occasionally waffled about Rowley. That’s going to be repeated with Vardy - the fact of the matter is he’s been the spearhead of a Leicester City which constantly finishes in the top half of the top division. Now either we drop back down at some point and his legend is backed as a force. If we stabilise as a staple of the top flight, he becomes the foundation of that 

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3 minutes ago, Albert said:

Remember when Fraud Puel dropped him away at Spurs because he thought it was better to play Gray upfront Instead....

Embarrassing. He comes on and scores and we looked far more threatening as usual.

The irony is that he scored 2 crucial winners away at Goodison and Stamford Bridge(both absolutely top class strikers finishes) not long before or he’d of been out of a job a lot earlier, yet he persisted with his stupid ideas 🤦‍♂️.

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16 hours ago, Albert said:

Remember when Fraud Puel dropped him away at Spurs because he thought it was better to play Gray upfront Instead....

Must have made a mistake when he constantly praised him, said he was our number one striker, played him in virtually every single other game, barring cups when fit. 

 

But you know, we'll ignore all that and focus on ONE game where he didn't play an ageing player, who the game before looked like he slagged him off on camera. 

 

:doh:

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Sat and watched all of his 100 premier league goals on YouTube last night. I’d say 96 out of the 100 are all absolute belters. He’s scored some seriously impressive goals for us. He’s not human I’m certain of it. 

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4 hours ago, Babylon said:

Must have made a mistake when he constantly praised him, said he was our number one striker, played him in virtually every single other game, barring cups when fit. 

 

But you know, we'll ignore all that and focus on ONE game where he didn't play an ageing player, who the game before looked like he slagged him off on camera. 

 

:doh:

Indeed.

 

Tbf, Puel had to drop him. Even Vardy would admit you have to be disciplined when caught openly calling the manager a f******* knobhead and then trying to scare him to death at training - with social media crew in tow - dressed as Spiderman. 

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22 hours ago, Manini said:

Sat and watched all of his 100 premier league goals on YouTube last night. I’d say 96 out of the 100 are all absolute belters. He’s scored some seriously impressive goals for us. He’s not human I’m certain of it. 

Thanks, i was looking for something to watch.

 

How on earth was his first premier league goal in that match vs man utd, that seems like yesterday to me...

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On 30/09/2020 at 11:02, davieG said:

https://www.football365.com/news/premier-league-winners-losers-west-ham-vardy-lampard-man-united-pogba

Jamie Vardy, efficient and brilliant

Brendan Rodgers’ greatest achievement as Leicester City manager is to change the way in which Jamie Vardy plays, refining a brilliant pest into a brilliantly efficient veteran centre forward.

Part of ageing as a player – particularly important as a striker – is to distil what makes you tick while reducing any unnecessarily expended energy. Rather than making 50 runs and getting the ball 15 times, make 15 runs and get the ball 10 times. Think of it like making the perfect sauce: reduce the liquid and the flavour gets more intense.

Against Manchester City, we saw the perfect example of this new age of Vardy. He touched the ball 21 times but scored a hat-trick and won both of the penalties he dispatched into top-left and bottom-right corners of the goal. Against a defence that defended as if it had never watched Vardy play before, he picked the perfect moments to steal a march and run in behind.

 

Changing your game is far easier said than done, particularly for a personality like Vardy’s that thrives on being involved in play. But just as with every other step this remarkable striker has taken over the last five years, he has made it look frighteningly easy. That speaks to something very easily overlooked, given his combative style: A brilliant football brain.

Watch how often Vardy doesn’t just make a run, but the right run. Watch how often he scores with his first touch, proof of a perfectly-timed movement towards the ball and a telepathic understanding with his teammates. Watch how often he produces a shot that takes a goalkeeper completely by surprise (the volley away at West Brom, the long-range strike against Liverpool, the impudent chipped flick on Sunday). Every season he gets better. Every season he surprises us with the depth of his game.

This post is all true - but that highlighted bit - he's been like that since 2015 - that's not 'an improvement' 

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44 minutes ago, StanSP said:

Genuinely surprised me to read that about Owen never getting 20 goals in a season. 

Fowler did it twice, Andy Cole twice, yorke once I think. Vardy three.

 

20 goals three or more times:

 

 

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1 hour ago, davieG said:

https://talksport.com/football/766185/

 

GOALS ‘Lucky’ Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy should be considered a Premier League legend ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool idols Drogba and Owen
By Josh Fordham
1st October 2020, 9:00 am
Love him or hate him, Jamie Vardy time and again proves he’s one of the best goalscorers in the Premier League.

And the Leicester City striker will be aiming to get more on Sunday – live on talkSPORT – as he takes on West Ham United at 12pm.

Jamie Vardy’s achievements at Leicester have been under appreciatedA hat-trick against Man City on Sunday took him to 108 Premier League goals but there are always people who talk him down.

Vardy will be used to it by now, though, as he’s been written off several times during his career.

Sheffield Wednesday released him as a 16-year-old and he had to take the hard route to the top.

His footballing career started in non-league with Stocksbridge Park Steels, then Halifax and Fleetwood.

Vardy came from non-league football to terrifying Premier League defences

The striker scored goals for fun in the conference before Leicester signed him for £1million back in 2012.

Even then pundits and fans wrote him off and were just waiting to see him fail because of that price tag.

The critics came for him again when Leicester were promoted to the top flight and Vardy only scored five goals in his first season.

Winning the Premier League title in the 2015/16 season wasn’t even enough to get everyone off his back, even though he scored 24 times that campaign.

Michael Owen said in 2016: “Even when he was scoring loads of goals last season he wasn’t convincing me he was a natural finisher.

“He’s the type of centre forward or type of finisher that is very much head down and hit it. He goes for power a lot. He’s not necessarily a real cute, or classy type of finisher.

“He doesn’t once lift his head. He almost hits it through goalkeepers. To be a finisher like that you need a lot of luck – sometimes you’ll have it. Sometimes you won’t.”


Michael Owen never scored 20 goals in a single Premier League season, by the way. Vardy has done it three times now.

The 33-year-old won a much deserved Golden Boot last season when he scored 23 times for Leicester as they finished fifth.

This season has started at rapid pace with five goals in just three games, including a hat-trick against Man City.

The treble was the first time someone has scored a hat-trick away from home against a Pep Guardiola side – and the only other man to hit a treble against him was Lionel Messi.

He continues to have a remarkable record against the top six sides even though he is rapidly approaching his 34th birthday.

The self-confessed Red Bull lover doesn’t get the credit he deserves but his stats show why he should be considered a Premier League legend.

Play Video
Ally McCoist claims Jamie Vardy is a bigger Premier League legend than Didier Drogba
Let’s compare his record to some of the other top players to have starred in the Premier League since its inaugural 1992 season with a similar goal tally.

Also not to be forgotten is the fact that Vardy didn’t play a top flight game until he was 25, which makes his stats even more remarkable.

The stats

 

Jamie Vardy

Premier League goals: 108

Premier League games: 214

Goals per game: 0.5

Percentage of goals against ‘Big Six’: 34%

 

Michael Owen

Premier League goals: 150

Premier League games: 326

Goals per game: 0.46

Percentage of goals against ‘Big Six’: 15%

 

Didier Drogba

Premier League goals: 104

Premier League games: 254

Goals per game: 0.41

Percentage of goals against ‘Big Six’: 20%


Jermain Defoe

Premier League goals: 162

Premier League games: 496

Goals per game: 0.33

Percentage of goals against ‘Big Six’: 17%

 

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Premier League goals: 127

Premier League games: 288

Goals per game: 0.33

Percentage of goals against ‘Big Six’: 32%

 

Robbie Keane

Premier League goals: 126

Premier League games: 349

Goals per game: 0.36

Percentage of goals against ‘Big Six’: 17%

Shame they get a couple of stats wrong:

 

Played his first top flight game at 27 (so it really is incredible)

And if JFH's goals and games are right then that ratio is way off. Vards still well ahead though.

 

Ah, to be paid for such simple mistakes, must be the life.

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1 hour ago, davieG said:

https://talksport.com/football/766185/

 

GOALS ‘Lucky’ Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy should be considered a Premier League legend ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool idols Drogba and Owen
By Josh Fordham
1st October 2020, 9:00 am
Love him or hate him, Jamie Vardy time and again proves he’s one of the best goalscorers in the Premier League.

And the Leicester City striker will be aiming to get more on Sunday – live on talkSPORT – as he takes on West Ham United at 12pm.

Jamie Vardy’s achievements at Leicester have been under appreciatedA hat-trick against Man City on Sunday took him to 108 Premier League goals but there are always people who talk him down.

Vardy will be used to it by now, though, as he’s been written off several times during his career.

Sheffield Wednesday released him as a 16-year-old and he had to take the hard route to the top.

His footballing career started in non-league with Stocksbridge Park Steels, then Halifax and Fleetwood.

Vardy came from non-league football to terrifying Premier League defences

The striker scored goals for fun in the conference before Leicester signed him for £1million back in 2012.

Even then pundits and fans wrote him off and were just waiting to see him fail because of that price tag.

The critics came for him again when Leicester were promoted to the top flight and Vardy only scored five goals in his first season.

Winning the Premier League title in the 2015/16 season wasn’t even enough to get everyone off his back, even though he scored 24 times that campaign.

Michael Owen said in 2016: “Even when he was scoring loads of goals last season he wasn’t convincing me he was a natural finisher.

“He’s the type of centre forward or type of finisher that is very much head down and hit it. He goes for power a lot. He’s not necessarily a real cute, or classy type of finisher.

“He doesn’t once lift his head. He almost hits it through goalkeepers. To be a finisher like that you need a lot of luck – sometimes you’ll have it. Sometimes you won’t.”


Michael Owen never scored 20 goals in a single Premier League season, by the way. Vardy has done it three times now.

The 33-year-old won a much deserved Golden Boot last season when he scored 23 times for Leicester as they finished fifth.

This season has started at rapid pace with five goals in just three games, including a hat-trick against Man City.

The treble was the first time someone has scored a hat-trick away from home against a Pep Guardiola side – and the only other man to hit a treble against him was Lionel Messi.

He continues to have a remarkable record against the top six sides even though he is rapidly approaching his 34th birthday.

The self-confessed Red Bull lover doesn’t get the credit he deserves but his stats show why he should be considered a Premier League legend.

Play Video
Ally McCoist claims Jamie Vardy is a bigger Premier League legend than Didier Drogba
Let’s compare his record to some of the other top players to have starred in the Premier League since its inaugural 1992 season with a similar goal tally.

Also not to be forgotten is the fact that Vardy didn’t play a top flight game until he was 25, which makes his stats even more remarkable.

The stats

 

Jamie Vardy

Premier League goals: 108

Premier League games: 214

Goals per game: 0.5

Percentage of goals against ‘Big Six’: 34%

 

Michael Owen

Premier League goals: 150

Premier League games: 326

Goals per game: 0.46

Percentage of goals against ‘Big Six’: 15%

 

Didier Drogba

Premier League goals: 104

Premier League games: 254

Goals per game: 0.41

Percentage of goals against ‘Big Six’: 20%


Jermain Defoe

Premier League goals: 162

Premier League games: 496

Goals per game: 0.33

Percentage of goals against ‘Big Six’: 17%

 

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Premier League goals: 127

Premier League games: 288

Goals per game: 0.33

Percentage of goals against ‘Big Six’: 32%

 

Robbie Keane

Premier League goals: 126

Premier League games: 349

Goals per game: 0.36

Percentage of goals against ‘Big Six’: 17%

I'd like to see the goals against 'big six' as a p90 average because if you're playing for a 'big 6' team then by default a smaller % of your games will be against them skewing your % of goals against them.

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On 29/09/2020 at 05:54, Webbo said:

Rebeka Vardy is going on Dancing on Ice. 

 

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JAMIE VARDY, YOUR WIFE’S ON HER ASS, YOUR WIFE'S ON HER ASS

 

This can only work in our favor really.

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On 29/09/2020 at 18:51, Nalis said:

I know we might be biased but in the words of Aguero, he really is a 'phenomenon', a completely unique big game player that is unplayable on his day but not in a Andy Carroll once every 2 seasons kind of way.

 

I heard something about him carrying an injury in the world cup but dont know if that was BS or not. Kane was on fire that season so him being the first choice is fair enough but England really should have had a game plan set up specifically to play to Vardy's strengths as a plan B off the bench incase things went wrong, which they obviously did against Croatia.

In Italy,Holland & Germany Football Media & ex-players( Maybe in other countries)...

They were were First worried,then totally Surprised that England didnt use Vardy & Let him loose, 

 neither from the start,nor as plan-B...

 

Even now, my various friends cant believe England didnt Really ever use him to his PL-strengths,and he didnt collect more caps.

Those moments for Country & player, are rare , A few European pundits picked up on,and a  few actually said....isnt that typical England...

Too slow with Gasgoine, no imagination with Lampard/Gerrard pairing, no forethought and Plan for Rooney...Vardy such a rarity no idea..!!

 

There was a Great Football panel,on Italian TV, between the last Two Wcups & After the last One where Matthaus,Gullit, Maldini,& 2 other Italian Players ,Shared 2nd commentary,or Previews or post Match Panel discussions ...Englands Waste of Previous & then present Tournament Player potential,was Spot in & accompanied with Top analytics reviews...

Even though Rooney had finished, they Made points with him & Vardy how England Management wasted that potential.

I tried to find an Highlight for you  to post here, but Now I have forgot the actual programmes name....

 

Off topic,but slightly relevant

Living abroad,but still watching Sky,I find BBC saturdays MOTD & Skys Gillette super saturday,which still give Layed back,humerous,but interesting Football Chat & reports...The rest is quite Shambolic  & boring.

Wherehas many other European Football TV shows/panels do have also have their mistakes, bias & hiccups,

but the base discussions,Previews & reviews seem better detailed with better

presentation & Knowledge on the relevant teams or players of the day...

 

Actual game commentary is just as Good or bad anywhere...Soap-opera antics,poor homework..

In the past 10 years I just dont like many/much of the German Game commentaries & commentators,though I Enjoy the Post Match discussions,when they available.

Also I Enjoy Italian & German Football discussion/debate programmes,the Panel can discuss the relevant other teams in the Leagues,without either Reference to Bayern or Juventus...The Spanish main Broadcasts sometimes cant get over mentioning either Real or Barcelona on totally irrelevant issues to the game or discussion being presented...

 

 

 

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On 30/09/2020 at 12:02, davieG said:

https://www.football365.com/news/premier-league-winners-losers-west-ham-vardy-lampard-man-united-pogba

Jamie Vardy, efficient and brilliant

Brendan Rodgers’ greatest achievement as Leicester City manager is to change the way in which Jamie Vardy plays, refining a brilliant pest into a brilliantly efficient veteran centre forward.

Part of ageing as a player – particularly important as a striker – is to distil what makes you tick while reducing any unnecessarily expended energy. Rather than making 50 runs and getting the ball 15 times, make 15 runs and get the ball 10 times. Think of it like making the perfect sauce: reduce the liquid and the flavour gets more intense.

Against Manchester City, we saw the perfect example of this new age of Vardy. He touched the ball 21 times but scored a hat-trick and won both of the penalties he dispatched into top-left and bottom-right corners of the goal. Against a defence that defended as if it had never watched Vardy play before, he picked the perfect moments to steal a march and run in behind.

 

Changing your game is far easier said than done, particularly for a personality like Vardy’s that thrives on being involved in play. But just as with every other step this remarkable striker has taken over the last five years, he has made it look frighteningly easy. That speaks to something very easily overlooked, given his combative style: A brilliant football brain.

Watch how often Vardy doesn’t just make a run, but the right run. Watch how often he scores with his first touch, proof of a perfectly-timed movement towards the ball and a telepathic understanding with his teammates. Watch how often he produces a shot that takes a goalkeeper completely by surprise (the volley away at West Brom, the long-range strike against Liverpool, the impudent chipped flick on Sunday). Every season he gets better. Every season he surprises us with the depth of his game.

Vardy's skills havent changed ,others are just realising and noticing, his other skills,that he has often presented in the past.

The guy has always had something up his sleeve...if teammates had reacted better & Converted Vardy's possible assists,

the Moves would of come earlier to the fore...

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On 30/09/2020 at 12:35, Manini said:

Sat and watched all of his 100 premier league goals on YouTube last night. I’d say 96 out of the 100 are all absolute belters. He’s scored some seriously impressive goals for us. He’s not human I’m certain of it. 

Thanks, good idea. I'm enjoying it. 

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