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Pre Match Fleetwood v Leicester (FA cup)

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by Motown Fox, Jan 1, 2018.

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  1. popillius

    popillius Well-Known Member

    I'd like to see Slimani play and hope he can show that his performance against Huddersfield wasn't another false dawn. I'd also play Iheanacho and try to get him scoring. Musa is likely finished here so let's not bother with him. Thomas would be the other one I'd like to see start and Silva. If Huth is fit, I'd play him with Dragovic.
  2. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    If we play too weak a side and lose I’ll be fucking fuming.
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  3. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    Me too. I’m still annoyed about the Man City game.
  4. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    I'm usually all in favour of heavy rotation for these sort of matches. However, I genuinely believe that we can win this.

    It's the only real missing trophy. We've got the squad and we've got the opportunity. If we can avoid an away trip to a big side, we shouldn't have any obstacles that cannot be overcome.

    In fact, I've just had £20 on us at 25/1. Why the feck not?
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  5. H T B

    H T B Well-Known Member

    When you see some of the teams that have been in the final, and some that have actually won it, it's hard to believe our last fa cup final was 1969 :(
  6. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

    Oh FFS..........
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  7. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

  8. Rock Fox

    Rock Fox Active Member

    I went to see the final - can't believe it was almost 50 years ago!
  9. Watched it on black and white Tele. Cried all night when we lost.

    50 years. Bloody hell.
  10. Robin127

    Robin127 Well-Known Member

    Me too.
  11. bocadillo

    bocadillo Water Gypsy

    The '69 Final was my first Wembley game. I never cried there until we beat Derby in 1994. Tears of joy!
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  12. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member


    Amartey Dragovic Huth Chilwell

    Gray King Iborra Barnes

    Ulloa Iheanacho
  13. tedfoxxx

    tedfoxxx Well-Known Member

    Royce, Impey, Guppy, Rowett, Taggart, Elliott, Izzet, Savage, Oakes, Sturridge, Akinbiyi
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  14. bocadillo

    bocadillo Water Gypsy

    Subs: Eadie, Gunnlaugsson, Benjamin

    If they couldn't beat Wycombe at home, they will have no chance against Fleetwood away!
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  15. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    No need for wholesale changes for this one, with the next game being a week away.
    But an opportunity to see a few new faces.


    Amartey / Maguire / Dragovic / Fuchs

    Ndidi / Silva

    Gray / Barnes / Mahrez

  16. The Old Fox

    The Old Fox Well-Known Member

    I like that team but, I wouldn't play Iborra. He seems to need resting and we should be able to handle this game without him. Possibly, start Silva and replace after 60 minutes, or so...
  17. H T B

    H T B Well-Known Member

    I was just a little un, then
    Remember asking my Dad" if we win the cup, will we still get relegated?"

    I know the 90's was a good era, but the 60's looked phenomenal.

    Mr Gwilliam, could you enlighten us?
  18. David Gwilliam

    David Gwilliam Well-Known Member

    Clearly Motown Skitzo and others think the thread is called "Lets all laugh at Leicester"

    In the enter of 1958-59 I was a Worcester C ity supporters when they played Liverpool in the 3rd round. I can tell you Fleetwood will be buzzing, their support will be fanatical and their players will see it as the most important match of the season - "hey mum we are on the telly."

    The first thing Claude needs to do is leave out young players like Demari and Ben Chilwell. The last thing we need is the kind of cockiness Knockaert showed against Shrewsbury. We need battle hardened professionals.

    I would rather play teams like Birmingham or Norwich than Fleetwood. Just think of the psychological impact when the country laughs at us losing with Motown's team.

    Oh and the result of the match in 1959. Worcester City 2 Liverpoo; 1
  19. Skitzo

    Skitzo Well-Known Member

    of all the criticism I've seen levelled at Chilwell being cocky isn't one of them, and seriously you care way too much what other fans think, Thomas is a proven League One player before coming here, Barnes has succeeded at Championship level only Hamza of the 3 young lads I picked cannot say the same
  20. David Gwilliam

    David Gwilliam Well-Known Member

    I cannot "enlighten" you on Leicester in the 1960s since I came to the city in 1968 and the first Leicester game I saw was in 1969. I went with my father to see First Division matches (usually at Wolves) when they were playing what he thought were interesting teams - I regret that this did not include Leicester.

    By 1969 Banks, McLintock and Dougan had gone. Gibson and Stringfellow were cult figures to people who remembered them at their best but were a shadow of their former selves.

    The early 1970s produced a wonderfully attractive team that could beat anybody but also lose to anybody. They played beautiful football but lacked the grit of the O'Neill team.

    Players were closer to the fans then - literally. I remember Lenny Glover doing a bad cross that went behind the goal. A friend called Mick Lindsay shouted "Oh Lenny" and Glover turned to him and said "Sorry". I am not sure whether it actually happened but it was always believed that during a break in play the Birch had a sip of someones beer. He was certainly always reacting to the fans.

    However, don't romanticize the 1960s and 1970s Racist remarks were normal and I would have advised black or Asian friends that it was unsafe to attend. I was never racist but regrettably I am sure looking back that like other people I made homophobic remarks about players who were not robust enough. No doubt crowds were sexist except there was never any temptation to be at football matches- it was a male environment with very few women.

    It was difficult to show skill. The pitches were terrible. If football was not as brutal as it had been in the 1950s tackles were still allowed that would rightly be penalised today. Today we see great players from around the world; If Di Stefano had been playing today he might have graced the Premier League. I am all for the foreigners.

    Football reflects society. There were things that were better in the old days but overall today is far better.
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