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Post Match Leicester 1 Stoke 1

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by Jeff, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    The passing is so shambolic because no fucker moves.

    I lose my voice most games because there is no fucking movement.

    You can't play a passing game without the move
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  2. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

    Too right - they were just sitting watching flowers in the rain...
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  3. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    And listening to the grass growing.
  4. Rock Fox

    Rock Fox Active Member

    and judging by the pile of crap we saw on the pitch on Satuday - it should be growing pretty well
  5. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    The last few games we haven’t started brightly enough or with enough tempo and when that happens we allow the opposition to settle and get into their rhythm.

    Okay sometimes the first 10 minutes are okay and generally the last 10 also but for 70 minutes or so we are playing like we are in a pre-season friendly.

    This is not the fault of either Vardy or Mahrez or in my opinion the defence (overall).

    This springs purely from our inability in central midfield to get the ball forward quick enough or ‘pick’ the unlocking pass.

    UnDidi is having a poor patch and James is in no way a driving midfield player. We are passionate NYG sideways and backwards and are badly missing creativity in the central midfield area - Silva will fill this void but he needs time I feel.
  6. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    I agree with this but Vardy has to adapt when teams sit deep.

    He doesn't make the right runs in these scenarios and as a result is not in the game.
  7. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    Or you could say that it's pretty fecking stupid to have a top class striker and not play to his strengths.
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  8. H T B

    H T B Well-Known Member

    Not really, if the opposition won't let you play to your super strikers strengths, you have to adapt as a team to combat this.
  9. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

    Well I would definitely say that, but we're in transition or summat to something utterly amazing, so both he and Mahrez have got to get their act together and do something different
  10. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    I don't agree.

    It makes no sense to take a superb asset proven to be successful and change it.

    Vardy can use his strengths to great effect irrespective of the opposition approach. No defence is immune to a quick and clinical finisher.
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  11. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    He just isn't getting the ball in the right area at the moment or in a lot of cases - at all.

    He can run 'till he explodes but if we aren't getting the ball to him it is utterly futile.

    He doesn't need a ball over the top all the time, he lives on the defenders shoulder so a ball for him to cut in would be equally effective. Give him the ball in and around the 18 yard box and he scores every second game.
  12. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

    Well we appear to have 'adapted' by playing two deep lying central defensive midfielders and everyone else fannying about on the wing getting in each others way - thus leaving our super striker completely on his own
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  13. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    It's a fact that players have to adapt depending on the opposition and the tactics they employ, to suggest otherwise is complete ignorance.

    Stoke did a great job of taking Vardy out if the game, it was easy.

    If anyone is struggling to understand the idea that he needs to adapt his runs and movement, have a watch of MOTD from Saturday, even those dullards picked up on it.
  14. H T B

    H T B Well-Known Member

    Well, just play him every second game then ;)
  15. popillius

    popillius Well-Known Member

    His first couple of games were 'shockingly poor' as many on here made reference to. So if his last couple were awful and his first couple were awful it leaves very little in between where he was okay (ish). He's done no more than James has in reality.
  16. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    Stoke didn't do a great job of taking Vardy out of the game. Puel and his tactics did.
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  17. H T B

    H T B Well-Known Member

    Thought Vardy did a good enough job on his own
  18. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    Both things can be contributing factors you know.
  19. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    No no, they are mutually exclusive don't you know.
  20. Redditch Fox

    Redditch Fox Well-Known Member

    Too true.

    The typical process in this type of dialogue when we have a manager who is hopeless at team selection is that an ignoramus like me claims that our manager is a dullard. Followed by a learned poster pointing out that the manager sees the players all week in training and has infinitely more knowledge of football than a prat like me. Followed by the manager getting the chop about five minutes later. Puel hasn't been here too long but he seems determined to prove Southampton right by making serial rubbish choices. My long experience tells me that the fans are usually more right then wrong and that Puel is on thin ice already.

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