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24 minutes ago, Reg Vardy said:

Regards Perez ( Did a great job last night incidentally) what is his actual position......and is it fair to judge him when he rarely plays in the same position as his previous match...

Very much a central strike from what I've seen at other clubs. I think he was bought for his versatility.

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39 minutes ago, Sunbury Fox said:

There is a risk that the same thing could happen again as we've been screwed over again at the turn of the month, when we have to play Fulham only two days after playing Leeds. We'll no doubt have to play the reserves again in that one, which will make it a much trickier game. Seems very unfair that they haven't put it back a day to give us 3 days, no reason why they couldn't.

It probably will still be moved. Feb fixtures still have to be arranged for TV I think. 

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Just now, UpTheLeagueFox said:

Leicester are only four points off where they were after 18 games of last season - third instead of second, two points off top instead of 10 behind - AND we've had the big injury crisis and UEL distractions.

That's actually pretty impressive, especially considering we looked mentally shot by July.

We're doing alright you know :scarf:

Yeah but if we'd only won every game like we should have we'd be top of the league right now.

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18 minutes ago, SouthStandUpperTier said:

Yeah but if we'd only won every game like we should have we'd be top of the league right now.

Not necessarily. If us and Chelsea had won every game, but they had a better goal difference, we wouldn't be top of the league ;)

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1 hour ago, UpTheLeagueFox said:

Leicester are only four points off where they were after 18 games of last season - third instead of second, two points off top instead of 10 behind - AND we've had the big injury crisis and UEL distractions.

That's actually pretty impressive, especially considering we looked mentally shot by July.

We're doing alright you know :scarf:

Given the circumstances we’ve done brilliantly. Aside from the home blemishes of Villa Fulham West Ham I couldn’t have asked for a better season so far results wise. I still think we’re better than what we’ve shown so far this season too. Wait til our injuries are sorted and Brendan gets us firing on all cylinders properly, we’ll put some teams to the sword. 

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4 hours ago, King of Gipsy Lane said:

Nacho isn’t up to the job he needs to go really, enough is enough he is never a top 6 striker or a back up 

I certainly agree , I don't think we have enough real strikers or to put it another way we need more than 1. We do have ways round that though , the most likely of which seems to get more likely every game. A bit of extra coaching and a defined job as a scorer might be a bit of a challenge but HB is a trier and worker and I think he'd handle it well . He seemed under rated to me. I don't suppose he'll keep his current rate up but he could slip a bit and still run up 20 goals this season. And he does n't take penalties. He should certainly be practicing them along with who ever else is good in training but I'm sure thats being done already with this year's cup rules. I presume replays will be out even in the semis.

 

 Our defence is over strong (if there is such a thing) and with Pereira nearly back, and in JJ, and Castagne ,reliable and versatile ,plus hopefully. Under  we've got wingers and probably cover. Luke Thomas also seems to be developing like Justin and is already almost regular first team quality. I think JV needs  another effective presser helping out as well. No one else seems to work as hard at it as JV, certainly not Iheanacho when I've seen him; token challenges. When their back men have the ball what else can our striker (s) do ? JV is very good at it and conserves his energy very skilfully but its really a two man job. Thankless most of the time but it needs doing. 

 

The thing that worries me about buying in a striker is that buying a really good striker (the only kind worth buying ) is expensive  and risky as even if you're lucky it usually takes a game or two to integrate them into a team, Teams often lose more than they gain for a while and with only half a season left even a hiccup for a couple of games might be too much.

 

However BR is doing pretty well and however he tackles a problem he must be aware of will probably be good. The Leicester job was seen as full of potential when he joined us and surely he's already strengthened our prospects significantly.. One poster on here who seems to know his stuff reckoned we could go into the last 4-5 games well clear on points. I think I must have misread it but I hope not ,we've got a tricky run in.

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5 hours ago, whetstonefox said:

To be fair Mark Chapman is making fun of how dull the game was 

I like Chapman, he did a good job with the two American football guys who obviously liked him too: and he's quite good at politely querying the pseudo analysis of Shearer and Murphy. Pretty obviously Pogba could only try one thing when his best chance came along and he did it well and ferociously. Chapman pointed this out politely. Should have kept it low said Shearer. Quite how even Messi could have kept that ball low defied analysis. I admired Shearer as a goal scorer but how three years of diving for free kicks at the end of his career followed fairly quickly by a spell trying to save Newcastle from relegation ( 5 points from a possible 24 was it ?) makes you wonder at how qualified he is for analysis. His f/c for L'pool Man U was 3-2. Murphy gave the game away.

 

Funnily enough his scepticism about VAR would now find supporters . Unfortunately Lineker and others meant Shearer had turned a full 180 degrees  gradually over the following 4 or 5 programs.

 

I'd still like him teaching some of our guys heading though, he was good. If I sound a little harsh I read what the BBC pay him for MOTD and what Hansen 's return taxis London /lLiverpool cost. That's my license fee they're spending.

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1 minute ago, Free Falling Foxes said:

5live sports news this morning opening line : It's looking like a 3 horse race for the title...............

Wow, counting Liverpool out of the title race after a couple of bad results this year is pretty extreme. Though they are yet to score in 2021

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10 hours ago, SouthStandUpperTier said:

Yeah but if we'd only won every game like we should have we'd be top of the league right now.

According to BT if we want to be in the mix we need improve our home form if we need to be in the mix....they mentioned it about 900 times, disregarding how good our away form is.

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2 minutes ago, Chocolate Teapot said:

According to BT if we want to be in the mix we need improve our home form if we need to be in the mix....they mentioned it about 900 times, disregarding how good our away form is.

If we improve our home form we'll be more than in the mix, we'll be out in front. We're already in the mix with shit home form.

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I'm not expecting us to keep up with Liverpool, Man City and probably Man Utd enough to be involved in a title race. Hopefully we can keep in touch for as long as possible and see what happens. 

 

Focus needs to be on qualifying for Europe again. Whichever one it is. 

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10 hours ago, UpTheLeagueFox said:

Leicester are only four points off where they were after 18 games of last season - third instead of second, two points off top instead of 10 behind - AND we've had the big injury crisis and UEL distractions.

That's actually pretty impressive, especially considering we looked mentally shot by July.

We're doing alright you know :scarf:

Most definately. Especially considering the European games and injury crisis. They have just got on with it and each and every one of them has stepped up. No complaining about the situation at all.  We are doing brilliantly! They are a year older and a year more experienced and they trust in Brendan and his team.  There is a confidence and belief now that they didn't have before.

 

Wins against Arsenal, Man City and Spurs and a draw with Man Utd can't be ignored either. Add Chelsea to that tomorrow and that is blooming brilliant! 😉😁 

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