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Post Match Leicester 2 Everton 0

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by Jeff, Oct 29, 2017.

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  1. David Gwilliam

    David Gwilliam Well-Known Member

    Of course Lako is an excellent contributor and not an arsehole, However, I cannot agree with him on this . I thought Vardy had an excellent game.
    Lineker was even more deadly in front of goal and Frankie Wortho even more entertaining. However, I would rather have Vardy than either of them because he contributes far more to the overall team.

    Gray has deservedly made the headlines but I was also impressed by Chilwell.

    This was clearly Mr Puel's team selection and tactics which were very different from Stone Cold Mike Appleton's selection against Swansea. They worked brilliantly and clearly surprised Everton. .

    In our great season teams knew how we played and were still unable to stop us. It will be interesting to see how we do against Stoke.
  2. Volpone

    Volpone Well-Known Member

    Garth Crooks team of the week.


    Demarai Gray (Leicester City)
    The 21-year-old England youth international is an excellent athlete, was outstanding against Everton and on this performance deserves to play more games.

    Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
    When you have a willing runner in your team like Jamie Vardy, why wouldn't you utilise it? Not since the days of former Liverpool player Ian Rush have I seen a centre-forward close down a defender with the sole aim of getting a block on the ball.

    There were numerous occasions against Everton when Vardy sprinted 20 yards to block the ball down the line from the full-back, or force the centre-back to move the ball quickly, pushing him into an error. However, there can be no greater sight for a Leicester fan than seeing Vardy bearing down on the opposition goal.

    The speed with which Vardy made up ground to join the attack led by Gray, prior to Riyad Mahrez crossing for Leicester's opening goal, was phenomenal. It said two things - firstly how badly he wanted to score, and secondly how good his level of fitness is.
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  3. Mike - True Blue Tinter

    Mike - True Blue Tinter Well-Known Member

    It was just a fucking tap in!

    The clever bit was the precision pass to Mahrez and then the precision pass from Mahrez on to Vardy's foot!
  4. glyn

    glyn Well-Known Member

    I don’t disagree with any of that.

    But as Sky showed, Calvert Lewin had a very similar chance to get in the end of a cross and was in the wrong position to capitalise.

    Vardy created another clear cut chance later in the game by being in the right position for a through ball, as he did last week at 2-1 against Swansea. That’s the skill, not just the finish. As BN has said we are very lucky at the moment to have a proper 15-20 goal a season top flight striker for the first time since the mid 80s.

    (as a bonus he also single handledy created the Iborra chance with his running and then intelligence to hold play up for support to arrive before putting in a perfect cross)
  5. Mike - True Blue Tinter

    Mike - True Blue Tinter Well-Known Member

    Sorry Glyn. I forgot one of these. ;) But it was just a bit of a run and then just a fucking tap in! ;) Like Okazaki scores, but gets little credit for.
  6. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    There is an art to being a goal scorer and it is a rare one. Watch that goal back and focus on Vardy's little run that turns the cross into a tap in. If it were so easy, why didn't Everton have a player to do it when they put numerous balls into our box?

    I'm tempted to say that if even Garth Crooks recognises his contribution, anyone that doesn't isn't saying much for their knowledge of the game.

    On that top scorers list, is there another player with six plus goals that clubs wouldn't be queuing to throw obscene amounts at to sign? And then also note the shots on target percentage. Vardy is well clear of anyone with five or more goals.
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  7. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    No, the clever thing is being there in the first place Mike.
  8. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    I noticed that, too.
  9. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    I wasn't listening to Joey Barton commentate on our game yesterday but his comments about David Unsworth have made the news.


    Essentially, he's saying that the vast majority of professional footballers wouldn't take him seriously because of his weight. 'Look at the state of you telling me to run about more' etc. Goodness knows what he'd have made of things had we still had Shakespeare in the other dug out.

    Although these views are wrong, there is something in what he's saying. Like it or not, people do judge one another on appearance. I think I might be discriminatory about the weight of our managers. It's more complicated than that though. I would accept a Benitez because he's won stuff and earned the right to be big. However, an Unsworth or a Shakespeare? Hmm.

    I think I may have had some negativity about Shakespeare due to his appearance. As a coach, it's okay with me but as a manager? Mark McGhee was a bit of a porker and I never took to him either.
  10. fitz

    fitz Well-Known Member

    This the same joey Barton who signed for Newcastle because of his admiration for the slender Sam Allardyce? He's a complete fucking idiot.
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  11. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    I didn't think our first goal could be improved upon but watching it with this commentary has achieved it. Skip to 2 mins 36 seconds and enjoy:

  12. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    That's the point though. His argument is that it's okay to be a fat manager if you've earned the respect of players in advance, i.e. Benitez, Allardyce, Bruce. However, if you're fat and trying to make it as a manager, you've got a major obstacle to win over players because you have no 'credit' to begin with so they can pick on any weakness.
  13. fitz

    fitz Well-Known Member

    Unsworth could just eat them or kick the shit out of them though.
  14. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    Ha ha that’s great. I’d rather subscribe to that channel, even though I can barely understand a word, than a lot of the sterile shite we are fed.
  15. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    The pass from Gray on his left foot to Mahrez was just sublime.
  16. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member

    So then, can you be malnourished and respected as a newbee manager?
  17. Motown Fox

    Motown Fox Well-Known Member

    I love it when the goal was scored

  18. big_mac4824

    big_mac4824 Well-Known Member

    The fact is very few players who have never managed make an immediate impact at a top flight club, infact I can not think of any,
    The fact is very few players who have never managed make an immediate impact at a top flight club, in fact I can not think of any who have. Joey Barton is an opinionated gobshite who was shite as a player, why he is employed to give his views on football is beyond me....... total idiot
  19. LudlowFox

    LudlowFox Active Member

    I noticed at the time but have been reminded of it watching that clip - did any players celebrate/congratulate Gray for his making of that goal? Did he take part in the celebrations?

    Maybe it's just the camera angle and the footage taken, but he looks alone and forgotten. It's all about Vardy and Mahrez. Did anyone go to Gray? Or did he join in and we simply didn't see it?
  20. SwedeFox

    SwedeFox Well-Known Member

    So to summarise, professional football is basically Lord of the Flies?
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