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5 hours ago, knitro said:

No way Tielemans numbers are remotely accurate, which throws the whole thing into doubt.

Yep no way does a player of his quality sign on 33k a week, so those might be his old wages from when he was on loan . It was reported he was on around 120k per week when he signed. 

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4 minutes ago, Steve Earle said:

I don't subscribe but wondered if someone could summarise the article on him today's The Athletic?

It’s a bit of a fluff piece to be honest. He tries hard, he is a good guy says Brendan. Fans running out of patience.

yadda yadda yadda

We won’t replace in January, no value, he will get further chances.

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14 minutes ago, Marshall Cockney Fox said:

How on earth can he ever truly kick on. I think people are way too harsh on him.

He's had no end of chances, in the first few seasons as a number 10 supporting Vardy and then stepping in whilst Vardy is unavailable, for example just before lockdown he was first choice striker whilst Vardy was out, started four games in a row and didn't score once against Norwich Birmingham and Villa.

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Just now, Koke said:

We paid £25m for this guy. We can sell him for £15m to a newly promoted team like Watford next summer. Recoup some of the money and look a new striker.

I think we need someone before then

A bad injury to Vardy and literally our whole season changes 

We cannot envisage a situation where Kelechi becomes our main striker, not even for a few weeks 

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I actually think it is good that he has been given enough time and opportunities to stake his claim here, as at least we can have no real doubts when letting him go. I respect that it is always difficult when you don't play often and are expected to come in and take your chances, but I think we have seen enough to know that he is not going to be a top striker for us now. 

 

Similar to Gray, there just aren't enough moments of quality or consistency and they should both be sold in January if possible, with a striker our top priority. We have been so lucky with Vardy but we have to sort his back-up in January, as our luck could suddenly run out and we would struggle so much without a decent no.9 to come in and cover any injury. 

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4 hours ago, Koke said:

We paid £25m for this guy. We can sell him for £15m to a newly promoted team like Watford next summer. Recoup some of the money and look a new striker.

Post covid, I can't see anyone paying that for him unless he's willing to go to China, Russia etc. More like half that figure

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1 minute ago, South Shire Fox said:

Think he’ll end up in a bottom half prem team or somewhere like Turkey tbh. Get 10-15 mil back and id take that.

Ah yes turkey, your right, I forgot about that option. Yes maybe over 10 then. Nice lifestyle too and shouldn't be too hard a sell to him. 

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If Tielemans is on 33k per week he must be possibly the most underpaid player in world football. That must have been the loan contract surely 

It still makes my piss boil that idiots like Slimani are rincing the club in terms of ‘wages’. They aren’t ‘wages’ by the way. Wages have to be earnt
I guess we’re to blame for giving him such a fantasy land contract. But it’s time he got gone

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The striker problem at Leicester is a complex one.  I would keep him.  I personally don't think he has had a fair chance to show what he can do.  He needs to have a good run of games, like 8 or 9 90 minute games.  Not bit parts, not a couple of games here and there.  He, like many strikers, is a confidence player.  Hardly ever playing does nothing to help him.  Then when he does play, a couple of bad touches or missing a chance that the fans perceive Vardy would take 8 out of 10 times and all the fans want him out of the club! 

 

If he does leave, who comes in?  Vardy is unique.  We play as a team to maximise opportunities for him.  We can't expect anyone to come in and expect it to be a like for like swap, it isn't going to happen.  What is needed is another style of play and that requires the combined effort of multiple players.  I don't think it's hugely fair to criticise Iheanacho for playing in a system that isn't optimal for him and basically not being Jamie Vardy.

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I was raging in the match thread and whilst I do still think (clearly) the misses cost us 3(2)points I would love it for the guy to get some confidence and just start bagging a few. It only made me more angry that the pen was a perfect opportunity to bury it.

 

It’s been said in a few places I’m sure though. That he won’t find consistency without playing consistently and that won’t happen.

 

His best chance is if we end up with a plan B that has two strikers and he starts making more sub appearances.

 

He’s probably wishing 5 subs was a thing anyway.

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35 minutes ago, nnfox said:

The striker problem at Leicester is a complex one.  I would keep him.  I personally don't think he has had a fair chance to show what he can do.  He needs to have a good run of games, like 8 or 9 90 minute games.  Not bit parts, not a couple of games here and there.  He, like many strikers, is a confidence player.  Hardly ever playing does nothing to help him.  Then when he does play, a couple of bad touches or missing a chance that the fans perceive Vardy would take 8 out of 10 times and all the fans want him out of the club! 

 

If he does leave, who comes in?  Vardy is unique.  We play as a team to maximise opportunities for him.  We can't expect anyone to come in and expect it to be a like for like swap, it isn't going to happen.  What is needed is another style of play and that requires the combined effort of multiple players.  I don't think it's hugely fair to criticise Iheanacho for playing in a system that isn't optimal for him and basically not being Jamie Vardy.

He's had plenty of chances and any striker, no matter if a confidence player or not should have scored some of the goals (and the peno) he has missed. He actually misses the ball a lot of the time too and his decision making is terrible. That's not a confidence thing he's just simply not good enough. 

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I don't know all this about nacho and confidence, like he has to have game time for confidence, imo he gets his confidence from training hard and practicing in front of the nets, he's a premier league striker and it's down to him to take his opportunities and for me he's blown it

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53 minutes ago, Sunbury Fox said:

Look, there is no defending his "performance" yesterday, it was terrible. But I'm sure that I'm not the only one who thinks he is being set up to fail by being asked to play as a lone striker. He just can't do that, so if Vardy isn't playing and Nacho is, we should be playing 2 up top. Think back to this time last year when Nacho was doing well and he was playing in a front 2. Think we should have set up with him and Perez up top together yesterday and both would have done better.

Nacho and Perez..!

That'll scare the pants off any PL defence 😂😂

 

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Do feel like if he was given a run of games and scored a couple he'd suddenly find his scoring boots. Problem is he's not going to get a run of games unless ... no I can't bring myself to even contemplate a scenario where Vardy isn't our main striker in virtually every game.

 

But the point is the inconsistency in terms of game time is, (in my opinion), playing a big role in his form, and it doesn't matter who we might sign as an alternative, they will still be second choice, and only playing every so often, while Vardy keeps putting the ball in the back of the net.

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