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Pre Match Manchester City v Leicester

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by dpjfox, Feb 5, 2018.

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  1. Joe_Fox

    Joe_Fox Well-Known Member

    Every change is alien to the players until you make it.
     
  2. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    I wasn't predicting their line up, just using their names to illustrate their formation.

    Man City are very regimented, inflexible, predictable and they overplay. Their defence is poor and their central midfield is weak.

    If you let them have the ball unchallenged and let them piss about in the final third, they'll beat almost anyone. The key is to disrupt them and then their whole house of cards collapses.

    The last person to play this way in the top flight was Ardiles at Spurs. They scored plenty but everyone eventually cottoned on that they couldn't defend for shit. The fact that teams haven't countered Guardiola yet is a damning endictment of the quality of managers nowadays.
     
  3. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    You didn’t actually say that, though ;)
     
  4. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    Mahrez

    Mahrez
    Mahrez
    Mahrez
    Mahrez

    Etc
     
  5. Blaarev

    Blaarev Well-Known Member

    Who is this Etc? A new signing?
     
  6. Zorro

    Zorro New Member

    I think Etc is more likely to play than Mahrez
     
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  7. bloo

    bloo Active Member

  8. Blue Maniac

    Blue Maniac Alzheimers sufferer

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  9. Mike - True Blue Tinter

    Mike - True Blue Tinter Well-Known Member

    I cannot see how Puel would even contemplate taking Mahrez to Manchester.

    It would be such a media distraction and I can see no way of how it will affect Man City adversely rather than us, so there is absolutely no advantage to him being there. Morgan should be there to gee up the troops, but not Mahrez. What could he possibly contribute that would have a beneficial effect on our game?

    Tell him to go home after training and watch it on Sky tomorrow.
     
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  10. tedfoxxx

    tedfoxxx Well-Known Member

    Has the ‘Xbox plugged into a sofa’ had a tantrum and disappeared?
     
  11. Blue Maniac

    Blue Maniac Alzheimers sufferer

    Yes, though I haven’t checked SSN today.
     
  12. bloo

    bloo Active Member

    I don't envy anyone that decision. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. It's going to be a tough call.

    When dealing with anyone bar an 'emotionally sensitive' person, you might well say 'no' (and a professional would accept that) .... but doing so in this case could lead to the dummy being spat even further out.

    Of course, Mahrez may not be in for training at all. There might be no intention whatsoever, on Mahrez's behalf nor the club's, of Mahrez going to the game tomorrow - in any capacity. He may just be at the club today to talk with Rudkin, Puel, etc with a view to starting afresh on Monday. It is difficult for us to know with any degree of certainty.
     
  13. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member

    Stick him on the bench and don't use him.
     
  14. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    For what purpose?

    I’d rather put someone on the bench that’s fit because they haven’t missed training for 10 days, and who we might actually bring on should we need to.
     
  15. Blue Maniac

    Blue Maniac Alzheimers sufferer

    Okay that isn’t what ‘behalf’ means. Is this a new thing? I’ve only heard it the last few years.
     
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  16. fitz

    fitz Well-Known Member

    So he can achieve his dream of being on the bench at Man City, obviously. Once he's achieved his dream he can start playing for us again.
     
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  17. londonfox

    londonfox Well-Known Member

    I’m sure he’s fit enough to play. I doubt he’s been on the couch gorging on pizza and beer for 10 days. For purely football reasons he should start - even with 10 days off he’s still our best player. Whether he deserves to be involved or not is another question.
     
  18. Bobbins

    Bobbins Member

    We don't know that - doesn't being fit to play mean mentally as well as physically? i can't see how ha can be mentally fit to play.
     
  19. Skitzo

    Skitzo Active Member

    Mahrez that isn’t trying if a fecking liability
     
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  20. Blaarev

    Blaarev Well-Known Member

    I bet he does.

     
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