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Ranieri Sacked

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by bocadillo, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. FryattFox

    FryattFox Well-Known Member

    The players are ungrateful brats, and coming 17th is in our DNA. Which is great news, as I think 17th would be a good result most years.

  2. yackandandah

    yackandandah Active Member

    With tongue firmly in cheek.

    Another fine, dramatic performance from Cantona.
  3. fox58

    fox58 Well-Known Member

    I think I preferred him when he had he other job as a crowd surfer
  4. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

  5. Blaarev

    Blaarev Well-Known Member

    Must have been after the Everton cup game.
  6. Moose

    Moose Active Member

    Our players are remarkably easy to baffle

    "Lads we're playing 433, one of the most well known football formations of all time today". Baffled.

    "Lads we've got loads more games this season so I'm going to have to rotate the squad a bit like every single other club who play a lot of games does". Baffled.

    "Lads I know Demarai Gray looks sharp but I'm going to introduce him gradually like all good managers do with young players". Baffled.

    "Lads I don't think sticks of butter are a great post-game snack so I'm going to leave the good food but put the butter in the bin". Baffled.
  7. Rock Fox

    Rock Fox Active Member

    "Lads, I know we won the league last year but our target for this season is 40 points." Baffled.
  8. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

    "Lads, I like you you to put a little more effort into your game." Baffled.
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  9. yackandandah

    yackandandah Active Member

    Maybe, just maybe, that despite his public face CR was actually bat shit crazy and that is what was baffling!

    CR inherited the back room staff. In fact, it's reported that it was a condition of his employment that he retain them. Yet it seems he had little belief in sports psychology. He wanted "warriors" - and perhaps not men that needed 'understanding' and motivation in focused and personal terms. Now we hear him of him binning the butter (that sounds like a metaphor, if not a euphemism!), so maybe he didn't trust the nutritionists either. Maybe, just maybe, he was trying to "slowly slowly" turn an established back room into one of his own liking. Maybe that disrupted things.

    He may not have actively sought confrontation but maybe he created the atmosphere for it. He gave the impression of someone quite relaxed and easy going (that was certainly the persona he projected) but maybe, behind the mask, he was Machiavellian and was looking to establish his own regime because that was what he knew and understood. Maybe he had no time for the kind of back room he inherited.
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  10. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

    That was certainly a maybe post. Worthy of the Daily Star.
  11. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    I thought some of the comments about a number of the back room staff going to Dubai and their roles and responsibilities being explained to the players spoke volumes.
  12. yackandandah

    yackandandah Active Member

    Comments from where? I'd like to read them.
  13. Borderfox

    Borderfox Active Member

  14. Blaarev

    Blaarev Well-Known Member

    From here.


    "Fuchs also admitted that it was good for the group to spend time with the Club’s backroom staff, many of whom work behind the scenes at Belvoir Drive, with a 10-day gap between the Hull City match and the visit of Sevilla next week.

    “You get to know different faces from the staff,” he added. “They’re working behind closed doors so you connect with them and it’s even better for the team. We probably don’t even realise how much work goes into this. How many hours they spend on video analysis and things like that. It’s good to catch up with those guys and appreciate their work."
  15. fitz

    fitz Well-Known Member

    That's from Fuchs though. He's spent the majority of the season failing to recognise his team mates or his profession.
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  16. SwedeFox

    SwedeFox Well-Known Member

  17. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

  18. yackandandah

    yackandandah Active Member

    Well he's obviously entitled to decide based on whatever criteria he likes (that's of course if he was actually asked/sounded out) but one could easily ask the question of how much he could have known from the outside. When does disloyalty become a necessity?

    They asked me too but I didn't like the colour of the BMW supercar they offered me. Easy innit?
  19. Moose

    Moose Active Member

    Wouldn't want a manager who isn't ambitious enough to regard performances under Ranieri this season as unacceptable nor realistic enough to acknowledge that in those situations it is the manager who has to go, anyway.
  20. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

    LAKO's your man then.

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