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Caglar Soyuncu emerges as new cult hero at Leicester City

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5 minutes ago, dynamark said:

Imagine him playing for Brian Clough- something like 

Go get yer hair cut son and then we'll see  about you ;playing football again!

 

Bit odd really as every other shop on Narborough Rd and high street Turkey is a gents barbers ! 

I remember my friend saying that the amount of barbers in that area is starting to get ridiculous?  How many are there atm?  (He lives on Fosse Road South, near the Upperton Road Crossroads).  I assume they're all shut now due to the lockdown though - Cags will have to do it himself? :P;) 

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It's a pisstake that so many pundits assume that Cags has been kept out of the first team by injurys AND Fofana. To my recollection it's only been injuries and/or hes been slowly making sub appearances to work his way back to match fitness. Fofana with all the talent in the world is a long way behind Cags.

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Phil There are loads of barbers down there plus about 20 different nationality bars and restuarants plus the beggars and low lives sadly or it could be quite a fashionable area  .The old Lloyds bank on upperton rd is the latest.I have been to Cyprus and everyone has a haircut every few days its mental.

Pleased you have a friend !!

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53 minutes ago, UHDrive said:

It's a pisstake that so many pundits assume that Cags has been kept out of the first team by injurys AND Fofana. To my recollection it's only been injuries and/or hes been slowly making sub appearances to work his way back to match fitness. Fofana with all the talent in the world is a long way behind Cags.

Yes, McManaman said that. Such ignorance is maddening.

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Just now, Webbo said:

We've got 3 players for 2 places and none of them deserve to be dropped. 

What a great dilemma to have :thumbup:

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Back to being a class act again. There was a moment in the first 5 minutes where he pulled off a signature drop of the shoulder to comfortably play out from the back that was brilliant to see again.

 

He also played a number of awesome cross field balls to his mate Under!

 

 

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Just now, Miquel The Work Geordie said:

Weirdly I didn't think he was as imperious as suggested today. He was fine but looked (understandably) rusty to me, then again virtually everyone was off it first half.

Agree, positionally out on a couple of occasions. Good to see him get the minutes and hopefully more to come but Evans and Fofana for me currently. 

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Glad he got the chance to knock off more rust today.  A few late challenges and one reckless one.

 

Going into today, he'd only played 48 minutes in the last four months, so we shouldn't have expected him to be fully back to his best.  Let’s see one or two more league appearances with Evans and then I'm ready for a first look at the Cags - Little Wes pairing.

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I know he's just returned from a serious injury and potentially not 100% fully match fit yet but I don't know how much longer he'd be happy with being on the bench for the premiership and only play in FA/Europa League games. He's just too good to be a sub. He'd rather go play for a different premier league side instead of sitting on the bench. We're talking about someone who was in the best eleven of the league last year. It's great for the team that Fofana was so quick adapting to the league and to a new country and he's been brilliant so far but personally it's bad news for Cags unless the club sees Cags-Fofana centre as the future of the club. 

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22 minutes ago, Yg41 said:

I know he's just returned from a serious injury and potentially not 100% fully match fit yet but I don't know how much longer he'd be happy with being on the bench for the premiership and only play in FA/Europa League games. He's just too good to be a sub. He'd rather go play for a different premier league side instead of sitting on the bench. We're talking about someone who was in the best eleven of the league last year. It's great for the team that Fofana was so quick adapting to the league and to a new country and he's been brilliant so far but personally it's bad news for Cags unless the club sees Cags-Fofana centre as the future of the club. 

BRodge man management is meant to be one of his strongest assets, I am sure it’s being managed and rotation will soon rear it’s head. 

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7 minutes ago, casablancas said:

BRodge man management is meant to be one of his strongest assets, I am sure it’s being managed and rotation will soon rear it’s head. 

Fair play. The only reservation that I have for your opinion is that rotation for that position especially is a bit riskier than any other position on the pitch as you want that strong partnership in the middle of the defense. I'd love Cags-Fofana to be more patient and accept to be benched at times for the next two years. Then Evans turns 35 already in two years and you have two brilliant centre backs in the middle to replace him. I'm just not sure how realistic for that to happen. In BR we trust. 

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I for one am glad Soyuncu should be in the squad tomorrow. We need some intensity in harassing the opposition strikers as well as leaving them no time letting the opposition play on the floor in our 18 yard box. 

 

I always felt it unfair on Cags coming back from injury that he wasnt phased in back into the first team in front of Fofana.

 

No disrespect to Fofana, hes a future world star and I dont think anyone denies that but at the same time he has a lot to learn to that which is the reason that Cags for me with his experience should be the number 1 CB to partner Evan's, and then let Fofana fight to get into the team. We all seen why BR took Fofana off against Leeds tactically because he wasted 3 or 4 chances for the team to get into the opposition box and was running into blind alleys. Cags doesn't do that, hes good at running fast with the ball and with his head up and releasing.

 

However, the difference has to be the attitude. Cags doesn't sulk or down tools, hes too mature for that, but Fofana spat his dummy when he was pulled off and ignored the entire bench and BR. I understand hes only 20, his game is nearly flawless and hes been praised by fans and pundits alike and myself too, but my opinion is that he needs to grow into his role as a number 2 behind Cags because otherwise I sense we could have a prima donna on our hands especially with his age and being thrust onto a big salary and thrown straight into the match day squads.

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2 minutes ago, UHDrive said:

I for one am glad Soyuncu should be in the squad tomorrow. We need some intensity in harassing the opposition strikers as well as leaving them no time letting the opposition play on the floor in our 18 yard box. 

 

I always felt it unfair on Cags coming back from injury that he wasnt phased in back into the first team in front of Fofana.

 

No disrespect to Fofana, hes a future world star and I dont think anyone denies that but at the same time he has a lot to learn to that which is the reason that Cags for me with his experience should be the number 1 CB to partner Evan's, and then let Fofana fight to get into the team. We all seen why BR took Fofana off against Leeds tactically because he wasted 3 or 4 chances for the team to get into the opposition box and was running into blind alleys. Cags doesn't do that, hes good at running fast with the ball and with his head up and releasing.

 

However, the difference has to be the attitude. Cags doesn't sulk or down tools, hes too mature for that, but Fofana spat his dummy when he was pulled off and ignored the entire bench and BR. I understand hes only 20, his game is nearly flawless and hes been praised by fans and pundits alike and myself too, but my opinion is that he needs to grow into his role as a number 2 behind Cags because otherwise I sense we could have a prima donna on our hands especially with his age and being thrust onto a big salary and thrown straight into the match day squads.

 

Have you considered that Little Wes's reaction may have been more about his injury than the fact he was pulled?

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8 minutes ago, KingsX said:

 

Have you considered that Little Wes's reaction may have been more about his injury than the fact he was pulled?

No. BR openly stated that it was a tactical switch for the reasons I've said.

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