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Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by Cambridge_fox, Apr 19, 2017.

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  1. glyn

    glyn Well-Known Member

    I love Mahrez but the punditry last night about his performance was simply bizarre.
  2. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    No, it wasn't. It was fair and balanced unlike the opinions of many City fans nowadays towards him.

    He tracked back really well and spent most of the game helping out Simpson. In addition, he set up a goal, he almost scored with an excellent volley from the edge of the area and he played the ball of the match to put Vardy in.

    Vardy aside, he was our most effective player. Albrighton pushed him close mind.

    We no longer play to his strengths. We just expect him to play like Albrighton on the other side. In our title winning year, Simpson and Drinkwater covered the space to enable Mahrez to spend much more time ahead of the ball. Now he's in his own penalty area as much as the opposition one.

    If he's still here next Saturday, the thought of our fans berating him the first time he loses possession (which he did just as much in 2015/16 as he has since) makes me genuinely sad. In some ways, I hope he's not here/playing to be treated like that.
  3. glyn

    glyn Well-Known Member

    On the matter of Mahrez I am of exactly the same opinion as you. My issue with the punditry was their suggestion that yesterday represented some kind of great renaissance for him. As you say he did some good things and he also struggled at times to make an impact. I don't think it warranted their hyperbole, but I suppose that is Sky all over.
  4. popillius

    popillius Well-Known Member

    You see, this is a fair, balanced and factual and yet it seems lost in the myriad of unfair nonsense being attributed to Mahrez last night. He was one of our most creative players along with Vardy and Albrighton. He's under the microscope though so every error is magnified 10 fold and used to suggest he isn't making an effort or he doesn't care enough.

    I saw what you saw and most of the pundits whose opinions are worth listening to also saw the same. It seems that he can't really do anything right for some people but he can certainly do a lot wrong - even if it's fabricated.
  5. SilverFox

    SilverFox Well-Known Member

  6. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member

    If we support Riyad (vocally) we may get even more out of him. Let the slating begin.
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  7. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    Can see a transfer request from Gray coming in the near future
  8. Mike - True Blue Tinter

    Mike - True Blue Tinter Well-Known Member


    Does Gray have the arrogance to think he is a better player than Mahrez or Albrighton, so should start ahead of them?
  9. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

  10. bocadillo

    bocadillo Water Gypsy

  11. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    I think we know the answer to this.

    Personally I will be disappointed if he doesn't start the Brighton game.
  12. Skitzo

    Skitzo Well-Known Member

    Maybe he thinks after a year of watching Mahrez play like shit it's time we gave him a fair crack to see what he can do
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  13. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    Gray did make 41 largely ineffective appearances last season you know.
  14. Skitzo

    Skitzo Well-Known Member

    most of which were 10-15 min cameos, giving a player a fair crack involves starting multiple games in a row you know.
  15. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    7 less than Mahrez then.
  16. TornadoShaunUK

    TornadoShaunUK Well-Known Member

    Apparently we've been told we've got a 15 August deadline to accept Roma's 35m euro offer. Piss off Rome. Your about 8m euro short at least... I wouldn't sell to them just out of principle for them making everything public.
  17. Borderfox

    Borderfox Well-Known Member

    They are not used to being told 'no'.
  18. fitz

    fitz Well-Known Member

    They made us an offer we can refuse, needs more horse heads.
  19. Durham Fox

    Durham Fox El Dude Brother.

    Mahrez doesn't want to go there anyway.
  20. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member

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