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As Danny Simpson is currently training at the club. He could do worse than spend an hour each day after training with him and learning about covering round and defending the back post as that was one of Danny's strengths despite his size.

 

Other than that he's finding his way into the PL and looks like one for the future especially in the modern game.

 

I'd love to see the heat maps for both our fullbacks in the last 2 games. As they are playing like Liverpool, man city, barca, Madrid etc expect there fullbacks to play. 

 

Gonna be interesting to see if we attempt that next week v man city try to make, mahrez, sterling and torres defend instead of mahrez just having our pants down.

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All things considered, he's doing an alright job in Pereira's absence. Yes, we all know that Ricardo will take that spot back when back to full fitness, but it's good knowing that JJ has stepped up and made that backup slot to right back his.

 

Whether he was fouled or not, he will need to toughen up a little bit against the teams that will try to bully us, like Burnley. But he has needed to learn fast since his transfer from LUTON TOWN, so I can't really complain with his overall contribution, considering he has had ridiculously big boots to fill. Keep going JJ, you're doing just fine. :appl:

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Cant give him too much stick for the goals, the lads are much bigger than him, if it's in the air he really hasnt got much chance. 

 

People seem to think he can suddenly "be stronger" than these big cave men, he can't. If it was down to falling asleep or poor positioning then fair play, but it wasnt. They're just bigger and stronger than him. The mistake is letting the crosses come in.

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At his age and given the speed in which he has moved through the leagues and been thrown into the prem, he clearly has a lot to learn quickly. This shouldn't be held against him or Rodgers - I don't think either of them would have chosen this scenario, and it'll be fixed once Riccy is back. In the meantime, hopefully he focuses on how to defend the back post as that's clearly a weakness and is something that defenders far smaller than him are better at. 

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10 hours ago, UpTheLeagueFox said:

He's 22. He's raw.

He was playing Division 3 football a little over a year ago.

He was playing Division 4 football a little over two years ago.

He'll make mistakes - as we saw tonight - but he'll also provide good moments - as we saw tonight.

 

Vardy took a year to adapt from Div 5 to Championship and a year to adapt from Championship to PL.

Probably an unpopular opinion but let's take a measured view of the lad.

And in truth he wouldn't be a regular starter right now if Ricardo was fit and Castagne played LB.

He's doing alright.

Rubbish. Pretty sure the majority of Leicester fans can see he’s a young kid developing his game and has lots of strengths. But he was poor last night and we’re here on an online forum to discuss all things Leicester city. So, it’s hardly a surprise that his performance will get highlighted. 

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1 hour ago, TJB-fox said:

Rubbish. Pretty sure the majority of Leicester fans can see he’s a young kid developing his game and has lots of strengths. But he was poor last night and we’re here on an online forum to discuss all things Leicester city. So, it’s hardly a surprise that his performance will get highlighted. 

Baaaah Humbug. Back to Mordor with you. Goblin worshipper!

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Michael Dawson did a brilliant piece on him a moment ago. He was brilliant defensively today, some great tackles against Mahrez, let's not forget how good Mahrez is as a player. 

Needs work or maybe just confidence in the attacking phase at times.

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16 minutes ago, foxes_rule1978 said:

Seems to be getting better, moves forward brilliantly... 

His decision making is already better than Chilwell. We are a better team than last season even if we have a right footed left back. Defensively he needs improvement, but he is getting better. Didn't make too many mistakes today!

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Basically, if a massive bastard of a striker is sticking close to him he’s gonna lose that aerial battle and look bad... but when actually defending one on one with a winger he’s fantastic! His attacking play wasn’t bad today just lacked end product but we can afford him that today!

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38 minutes ago, UniFox21 said:

Michael Dawson did a brilliant piece on him a moment ago. He was brilliant defensively today, some great tackles against Mahrez, let's not forget how good Mahrez is as a player. 

Needs work or maybe just confidence in the attacking phase at times.


I take it you're on about Mahrez here? :D 

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Mahrez destroyed Chilwell last season.  I rate Chilwell highly.  Justin did a much better job.  Justin's lack of experience and him being right footed are concerns but he is developing rapidly.  Well done to him.

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I am liking Justin more and more with every game in that position, for me his game is just better than Chilwell, doesnt panic when forward, and can actually defend against Mahrez.  I was one of the few who said we should give him the chance, and I hope it continues.

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2 minutes ago, Bert said:

He’s certainly getting better with each game. 

I have to admit, I've been skating him this year so far BUT I will hold my hands up and say that in the second half today, he was excellent. 

 

Still do not think he is our LB answer. We have conceded four goals in the league and he was at fault for three but as far as today goes, i will admit i was harsh in the match thread. 

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