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1 hour ago, SouthStandUpperTier said:

Please stop misusing the statistics. Goals per game is misleading, especially in Nacho's case, where in many of these games he's been subbed on for 10-15 minutes. Please use minutes instead.

 

Nacho has played 2,973 minutes in the Premier League for Leicester, which equates to about 33 full games (or a season's worth of football for most first-team regulars). He's got 9 goals and 9 assists in those minutes. A few more goals would be nice, but that really isn't a bad return for the minutes he's played.

I said appearances 

 

points still stands 

Ulloa played less minutes in the 14/15 (2500) season and got 11 goals in a poor side that were losing most weeks.

 

When Ulloa  was needed  to cover for Vardy the following season. I don’t think there was the same dread, because he was a competent option.

 

You have to ask your self why nacho has had such limited game time with 4 managers.

 

Who’s fault is it he plays 10-15 mins at a time?

It’s not all down to Vardys form.

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I think in the next few weeks if he does get the nod and doesn't perform, he's finished here. How log does he have left on his contract anyway?

 

I think he's not a bad player and yes the stats are misleading, he rarely starts league games, gets subbed off if he does and only comes off the bench for about 20 mins, it's hard to perform consistently when this is the game time you get. 

 

He can finish, holds the ball up well etc. My concern is similar to Perez, he doesn't quite fit the Leicester city mould. The thing I hate the most is the greedyness, can't stand that of any player, when you think of vardy, barnes, albrighton, maddison you know that if there is a pass on or even retaining possession they will do it, nacho seems to think he can dribble past 3 players and bury it when vardy is unmarked. 

 

I do think he's the sort of player that needs it on a plate, I remember sometimes when he scored for man city, their more skillful players would do all the hard work and he would just finish. Maybe we need to play more like that because theres no point trying to play a through ball hoping he beats the offside trap or a ball over the top, he ain't got the pace or agility for that. I think its playing ball to feet letting him hold it up and try to shake the defender.

 

Now slimani is off the wage bill I think the club need to invest in a young up and coming striker that can play a similar role to vardy.

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1 minute ago, HankMarvin said:

I said appearances 

 

points still stands 

Ulloa played less minutes in the 14/15 (2500) season and got 11 goals in a poor side that were losing most weeks.

 

When Ulloa  was needed  to cover for Vardy the following season. I don’t think there was the same dread, because he was a competent option.

 

You have to ask your self why nacho has had such limited game time with 4 managers.

 

Who’s fault is it he plays 10-15 mins at a time?

It’s not all down to Vardys form.

Which is misleading. Use minutes.

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8 minutes ago, HankMarvin said:

I said appearances 

 

points still stands 

Ulloa played less minutes in the 14/15 (2500) season and got 11 goals in a poor side that were losing most weeks.

 

When Ulloa  was needed  to cover for Vardy the following season. I don’t think there was the same dread, because he was a competent option.

 

You have to ask your self why nacho has had such limited game time with 4 managers.

 

Who’s fault is it he plays 10-15 mins at a time?

It’s not all down to Vardys form.

No, but it is all down to Vardy. They way we play has long been to make use of Jamie’s talents. Kel was a bad choice (no idea why we bought him) but to expect a good return by dropping him into what was a Vardy focused team was always going to be a unreasonable ask.

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7 minutes ago, HankMarvin said:

I said appearances 

 

points still stands 

Ulloa played less minutes in the 14/15 (2500) season and got 11 goals in a poor side that were losing most weeks.

 

When Ulloa  was needed  to cover for Vardy the following season. I don’t think there was the same dread, because he was a competent option.

 

You have to ask your self why nacho has had such limited game time with 4 managers.

 

Who’s fault is it he plays 10-15 mins at a time?

It’s not all down to Vardys form.

And Vardy scored 5 goals all season that season, but we don't talk about that.

 

Fickle bunch, us Leicester fans.

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1 hour ago, Dahnsouff said:

No, but it is all down to Vardy. They way we play has long been to make use of Jamie’s talents. Kel was a bad choice (no idea why we bought him) but to expect a good return by dropping him into what was a Vardy focused team was always going to be a unreasonable ask.

But it’s not though

Vardy fell out of favour under Puel and he even tried Gray as a option as striker 

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57 minutes ago, HankMarvin said:

It was his first season as a premier league striker 

It was Ulloa's too, but he got more than double, as you've pointed out.

 

All I'm saying is to be patient.  He's a young lad who has spent his entire premier league career as a bit part player.  I'm certain that if he were to have a prolonged run in the team, with the team playing to his strengths as they do for Vardy, then Kels would post some solid numbers.

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15 hours ago, HankMarvin said:

It was his first season as a premier league striker 

Absolutely and not only that, Pearson played Vardy behind Ulloa. It was only when Ranieri put Vardy at the top and main focus of the attack that he started to become the prolific goalscorer he is today.

 

In regards to Iheanacho being a poor buy and not knowing why we bought him as some have been saying, I think that is extremely selective recall. I don't remember many on here, including me, that weren't excited about his signing at the time, in fact the worry discussed mostly on here was not his purchase or prospects, but the 50m buy back clause by Man City! He was an exciting prospect at the time and illustrates the risk in buying young players. It was a good buy for the money by our recruitment team that for some unknown reason just hasn't worked out as planned, it happens. 

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48 minutes ago, UpTheLeagueFox said:

My 78 year old mum calls him: "Itchybollox."

 

(I do hope that's because she can't pronounce names very well as opposed to giving him a rash...)

🤣🤣 God bless your Gran, from here on in he should be known as Itchybollocks!

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30 minutes ago, Leicester_Loyal said:

When Perez is being picked ahead of you, it's probably a sign that your time here is about over. I think he'll be sold within the next 6 months and a replacement signed, I hope so anyway, we can't rely on Vardy alone upfront for another season.


I think tonight was just one of those games that wouldn’t have suited him. Everton sit quite deep and let us play, it was always going to be that way. It would stifle most strikers, especially with the way we built play.

 

I think he might get minutes against Leeds which will be much more open and it’ll suit him. 

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I wanted it to work for Perez, but Nacho has at least proved in the past (and in particular lately through the Europa league matches) that he can score playing up front on his own. Front three of Barnes Nacho and Under for the next match please. Having two faster wide men will help prevent him from becoming too isolated as well, which has been a real issue in the past.

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