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Post Match Arsenal 4 Leicester 3

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by Jeff, Aug 11, 2017.

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  1. londonfox

    londonfox Well-Known Member

    I don't have a problem with either substitution. Bringing on Amartey to sure up the midfield made sense, and Okazaki had run his race by that point. Then with Arsenal leaving massive gaps at the back bringing on a pacy forward to offer Vardy support and hopefully capitalize, also made sense to me. Of course hindsight is 20/20 but there was logic in both decisions. I'm not showing blind faith in Shakespeare. I think he deserved the job after last season but I understand others reservations about him. I just think it's harsh to blame him for this loss.

    I thought Mahrez had a good second half and I couldn't fault his work rate or commitment. I hope he stays and I think we are a much worse team/squad without him. As has been said; Vardy, Albrighton and Okazaki were all excellent. James and Ndidi were both poor. I'm not worried about James because he'll be out of the team as soon as Drinkwater and/or Iborra are fit. But I expect more from Ndidi. Maguire looked excellent on the ball and is a fantastic footballer. But he was part of am overall shambolic back-four. Morgan is finished at this level. That's not a slight on him, it's just a fact. We need another centre-half. Huth will be excellent cover but we need someone else alongside Maguire.
  2. big_mac4824

    big_mac4824 Well-Known Member

    BN we could have won 5-4 and you still would have whinged! We played well tonight and should dispatch 90% of sides with that standard.
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  3. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    Also a blatant handball in front of the ref.
  4. londonfox

    londonfox Well-Known Member

    Don't worry BN, give it 15 hours or so and we won't be.
  5. I didn't say it was Shakespeare's first game in charge I said it was the first game of the season and I really don't think Shakespeare is a poor manager considering how well he did when he took over from rainiari
  6. Speedy1

    Speedy1 Active Member

    Trying to keep some perspective despite being devastated by that result. Simple truth is, if Huth had been playing instead of Morgan, we'd have won that. Subs were naive, but I think he'll learn from that. Thought we looked dangerous throughout and, in the main, we looked nearly back to our best. Still have real hope for this season and think Shakey will do OK. Just compare this performance to the first 2 thirds of last season.
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  7. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    I fecking love football. I love moaning and complaining almost as much as cheering and celebrating. It's all part of it.

    If you want to dissect football, it's an utter waste of everybody's time, money and effort. It's a silly and simple game. But we choose to attach meaning and loyalty and opinions to it. Nothing wrong with expressing them. That's the point for me.

    Sad if you don't get that.
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  8. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    Well exactly. That Hullgame? Fucking hell.
  9. The problem is Morgan is the captain and if he's fit he gets played so if huth was fit it would of been him and morgan
  10. londonfox

    londonfox Well-Known Member

    Remember lads, we lost to a late goal at the London Library two seasons ago and that wasn't the end of the world...
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  11. londonfox

    londonfox Well-Known Member

    No I don't think so mate. Don't think we bought Maguire to not play him.
  12. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    Drinkwater and Huth and it's a different result. I agree.
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  13. What im saying is Morgan Is almost guaranteed to be playing sadly
  14. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    For now. He keeps that up and it won't be. Not If Shakey has any sense.
  15. fitz

    fitz Well-Known Member

    Back then we had a great manager and fried chicken on the menu. Now we've just got fried chicken.
  16. H T B

    H T B Well-Known Member

    Didn't take you long, did it.
  17. londonfox

    londonfox Well-Known Member

    I had thought we had Ranieri and it was pizza :)
  18. David Gwilliam

    David Gwilliam Well-Known Member

    It is unfair to compare Ndidi with Kante. The only team that has a midfielder as good as Kante is Chelsea.

    [QUOTE="Lako42, post: 1304540, member: 831"

    The worst possible way to lose and start the season.


    No. A gutless performance against a team as bad as Hull last year was the worst possible start.

    [QUOTE="LeeCovFox, post: 1304546, member: 3400"

    The decision to bring on Iheanacho for James was bizarre.

    All in all, I'm gutted at the moment but am reasonably optimistic about our chances of avoiding the sort of trouble we found ourselves in last season.[/QUOTE]

    We don't know the reasoning behind James being taken off. I don't think the substitution caused the defeat.

    Morgan and Huth are a cause for concern.. In the champions season they were protected by Kante. Last season they often looked vulnerable. They are at an age when the reflexes get just a bit slower and legs a it heavier with every season. It may be worth bringing in another centre back in his mid-20s to partner Maguire.
  19. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    A keeper is only as good as his central defence. A central defence is only as good as the midfield screening them.

    This is the issue. It's not about Morgan or Huth being over the hill. They're just not being protected/supported any more.

    N'Didi or Amartey or even King can do this. However, they're never asked to. They play too far ahead of their defence. It goes back to us playing the two in midfield. We can't get away with it against good attacking sides but we continue to pretend that we can.
  20. But scoring three goals against an attacking side
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