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10 hours ago, cruzFOX said:

Other than the perfect deft outside of the foot pass to Vardy for that goal Barnes looked like a young deer in the headlights against city.

we were almost like a man down on that left side. It wasn’t an easy job for any player to position himself well defensively but he was very poor at it. Mahrez was having the time of his life going at chillwell. It was a matter of time before that weakness led to a goal. I was literally screaming at the telly hoping Brendan takes Barnes off and puts hamza in their to shut down the channel and rough up Mahrez a bit. Baffling why we persevered for so long.

feel a little sorry for the lad in the end after being wiped out by ederson who I thought should have got a red for that dangerous tackle!

Hamza not on bench

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1 hour ago, ElusiveEd said:

Barnes just needs a couple goals, especially at home.

 

He will become a hell of a player in time but at the moment there is nothing that will do him more good than an outstanding game or two and/or a couple of goals.

 

You can see everything from his body language, his desperation to please and be accepted and acknowledged will come as will his confidence once he bangs in a few home goals. 

 

He's one player I can see as being on the verge of something special.

 

 His time will come.

I agree bud

 

he just needs a goal or two and then you feel it will flow from there

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51 minutes ago, Babylon said:

I stand by everything I’ve said about his movement and finishing. He needs help from the coaches.

Definitely, he has a lot of the raw ability that can't really be coached like pace, strength and dribbling ability but he doesn't really have a footballing brain yet.

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3 minutes ago, Stadt said:

Definitely, he has a lot of the raw ability that can't really be coached like pace, strength and dribbling ability but he doesn't really have a footballing brain yet.

No footballing brain is harsh. The lad has 5 assists which is joint 5th in the league.

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13 minutes ago, Riot Van said:

No footballing brain is harsh. The lad has 5 assists which is joint 5th in the league.

 

And I've lost count how many times he's fizzed one across the six yard box but we never had someone getting on the end of it. 

 

He's missed loads of goal scoring opportunities but I'd rather he be missing them than not getting them like the majority of mediocre wingers in this league. He got 9 goals on loan for West Brom in half a season so he has got it in him. You can see the pain on his face when he misses another goal scoring opportunity and I think he lets it get to him but it will come. I wouldn't be surprised if he still ends up with half a dozen goals and a dozen assists this season. 

 

I rate his potential highly and 10 goal, 10 assist wide forwards are the difference between mid table sides and CL sides and I have no doubts that is the player he will be. 

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44 minutes ago, Riot Van said:

No footballing brain is harsh. The lad has 5 assists which is joint 5th in the league.

I’m a huge fan of his and think he’s got massive potential but his decision making is terrible. When he moved towards Perez (or Vardy?) yesterday it was absolutely baffling, Rodgers even had a word. His positioning and movement are a little bit off in general; I really wish it wasn’t the case but it’s obvious he needs a lot of coaching 

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3 hours ago, Stadt said:

I’m a huge fan of his and think he’s got massive potential but his decision making is terrible. When he moved towards Perez (or Vardy?) yesterday it was absolutely baffling, Rodgers even had a word. His positioning and movement are a little bit off in general; I really wish it wasn’t the case but it’s obvious he needs a lot of coaching 

Agreed. There was the moment when Vardy made a run down the right wing in the first half and Barnes was actually running towards Vardy rather than towards the centre of the penalty area. Naturally Vardy crossed the ball in with a bit of pace only for Barnes to be 2 yards away from where Vardy was crossing from. Anybody with half a brain would know that he should be running into the 6 yard box where the ball would come. 

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I hope the poor lad doesn't read the forums. He's probably feeling pretty good with life, second in the table. Best ever leicester city points haul for this stage if the season. Broke into first team and usually in the starting eleven. Just beautifully set up Vardy's goal against man city.

 

Comes on here and he's being scapegoated for everything that's wrong with us.

 

 

 

News just in: there's not much wrong with us, we're Leicester City and this is a phenomenal season so far.

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7 hours ago, Jam orton said:

Does he not get told not to come back and help out his full back?

He's not got great defensive qualities so irrelevant if told.

 

Comments about him having no football brain are way off the mark. Coached by his Dad Paul since very young, actually intelligent as proved on loan and U23s.

Chillwell wants to own the left flank leaving Harvey stranded and often looking redundant, Albrighton seems due to being far more experienced be able to cope with this, likewise Harvey looks better with Fuchs.

 

Without the childish comments such as 'haters' he has looked a bit lost recently beside the great pass and at some point (possibly now forced) will be rested as a massive ask in his first real season.

 

I, along will all others no doubt cheered his pass and willed the ball to connect for what would of been a certain goal.

 

It will happen for him.

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I don't feel the criticism he's getting is warranted.That was an incredible pass to Vardy for the goal. He got in position to score yesterday; okay he missed but he'd got there in the first place.  That's the same as a lot of times this season where he's done the hard work to get into the dangerous positions, he just needs to finish them off. Remember what an atrocious finisher Sterling used to be? Harvey will get there.

 

Re yesterday and being exposed defensively, two things:

 

1. The whole team were exposed. I haven't seen Ndidi and Perreira look so average in the same game for us, ever. We just came up against a brilliant performance from world class players who would have beaten any team on the day.

 

2. I felt that Barnes and Chilwell weren't close enough to each other for the whole match and Mahrez and Silva exploited the gap well. Fuchs and Albrighton worked it out a few seasons back and Chilwell and Barnes will do likewise eventually. They're still v young, loads of time to grow/improve.

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The thing that is being missed a little bit from Barnes not providing Chilwell with any cover yesterday is the position of KDB, they knew exactly what they had to do to get Mahrez 1/1 with Chilwell and I’m not sure Barnes could do much about it.

 

He’s our best winger, he still has big improvements to make but he’s a young lad and hopefully they come.

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A couple of times yesterday he looked completely dejected. Missing that chance and getting clattered looked like the final straw for him. He looked like he didn’t want to be on the pitch. Had he not been so low in confidence recently I don’t think he goes off after the collision with Ederson (conjecture obviously, as he might have taken a knock). I really felt for him and hope someone puts an arm around him. 

 

I’m not sure it helps that Chilwell amongst others dig him out every time he makes a mistake or chooses the wrong option. I guess that’s what comes with playing at the highest level, but our style is very much risk/reward. Not everything is going to come off and we will turn over possession a fair amount. 

 

I’m not sure if anyone else has played at level of football where everyone isn’t your ‘mate’... but it’s an awful place when you just don’t want to be on the pitch anymore. Never mind being a young lad like Barnes with so much expectation on your shoulders. I hope he turns it around sooner rather than later because if he does, he’s going to be a real player! 

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It’s ashame he isn’t more full of himself otherwise I think he’d be a great player. He needs the arrogance that Maddison and Chilwell have to give him that edge, he’s too nice at the minute. 

 

Got all the skills to be a top player but just needs to believe he’s better than the other wingers on the pitch and prove it. The ball yesterday showed his class but it’s not often enough he has that confidence to release the ball like that. Just believe Harvey! 

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15 hours ago, Anish said:

Agreed. There was the moment when Vardy made a run down the right wing in the first half and Barnes was actually running towards Vardy rather than towards the centre of the penalty area. Naturally Vardy crossed the ball in with a bit of pace only for Barnes to be 2 yards away from where Vardy was crossing from. Anybody with half a brain would know that he should be running into the 6 yard box where the ball would come. 

Think that’s a bit harsh, I was shouting at Vardy to pass it to him when Barnes was running in to an empty space outside the box, I would say he found a great position. 

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I don't know whether Harvey reads this thread but the way people go on you would think he had  just left school , he is 22 ffs must make him laugh .Jimmy Greaves had scored ten hattricks by that age. Nothing wrong with his game except learning to be cool when you get a chance at goal . He'll get there, remember it took Vardy quite a while.

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1 hour ago, Tanya said:

I love him so much. When he looks dejected on the pitch my heart goes out to him.

 

I don't think there is a player I want to succeed in our team more than him right now. 

Oh dear. This is a game of professional football not the samaritans. If he wasnt local no one would care about him and be defending him. 

 

He looks dejected but simply he isn’t very good and knows hes ****ing up his best chance before  he ends back in the championship. 

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