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Ranieri Sacked

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by bocadillo, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. LeeCovFox

    LeeCovFox Well-Known Member

    It's funny, people were worried that us going down as champions would make us a laughing stock. Well now they know how it feels being a laughing stock.

    I'm more gutted tonight than after any horrible result I've seen. More than Spurs in the League Cup final, than at Stoke or than at Cardiff, or against Wycombe. To some extent what happens on the pitch, in individual matches, is beyond the control of individuals.

    Behaviour like this isn't. It's calculated. I'm ashamed of the club tonight.
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  2. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    I am in the rare position of agreeing with you 100% FIF
  3. TommyK

    TommyK Well-Known Member

    Loads of stories about player power being a huge part in this. Wouldn't surprise me at all.

    Benetti was our assistant manager?! What's Shakespeares role?

    Assistant Manager and First Team Coach Paolo Benetti and First Team Sport Science and Conditioning Coach Andrea Azzalin.
  4. TommyK

    TommyK Well-Known Member

    Also, thanks Ranieri sort to see you go. Shit day for the club.
  5. Motown Fox

    Motown Fox Well-Known Member

    With that reaction or lack of it on the bench last night when we scored I wonder if some of the players had been given the nod that Claudio was on his bike, depending on if imagine if we'd won that they wouldn't have gone ahead.
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  6. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member

    Benetti had a joint role with Shakespeare.
    Difficult to manage that kind of thing. Especially when your mate says one thing and Shakey says another.
  7. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

    TBH Shakespeare has come across as a bit of a nothing. Why bother giving him the job till the end of the season? May as well have done the right thing and let CR see out the season as do that. Still at least he'd manage more games than he helped the England team in.
  8. fitz

    fitz Well-Known Member

    They didn't look very pleased that we scored did they, only Musa enjoyed it? Bunch of absolute shitcunts.
  9. Moose

    Moose Active Member

    The obvious difference being that we were expected to get relegated last year. This year, we're into our third year in the division, have spent heavily on high profile players and of course won the league last year, so expectations have justifiably progressed.
  10. LeeCovFox

    LeeCovFox Well-Known Member

    Not according to their statement. They were only after survival this year. As poor as our form is we are not in the bottom three and have lots of games left to play.

    I doubt this is about results only. I'd be amazed if at least some of this isn't the players telling the owners they want the manager out and wouldn't play for him so long as he was at the club.

    If that is the case I'd much rather the owners have told the players to **** off and get on with doing what they're paid untold thousands per week to do.
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  11. homer

    homer Well-Known Member


    With other teams in that position you often see the whole of the bench up and celebrating

    Ours sat on their fat arses looking down their noses at Ranieri celebrating as if he'd just dropped his kecks and shat on the head of a small child
  12. SilverFox

    SilverFox Well-Known Member

    So torn on this.

    I said before that i thought he earned the right to relegate us, but then I wavered on it (something to do with being the only club in the top 4 divisions to not score a goal in 2017). I can't help but feel that if we had been relegated with Ranieri in charge we would at least have been able to say we had retained something very special...integrity.

    Then I would of course have felt like poo. I still might. I don't see how we stay up.
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  13. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

    And respect hasn't.

    The owners come across as putting many things before money but I think they've just shown that is a lie. There choice of course, hope they enjoy living with the consequences. I know what glenn hoddle would say.
  14. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    our owners for the first time have shown a lack of integrity, and I for one am disgusted.
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  15. LeeCovFox

    LeeCovFox Well-Known Member

    I now expect the players to put some effort in and stay up, as we all know they are well capable of doing. As much as I'd rather us stay up than go down, I'll be more disgusted with them than I am now should they do so.

    I expect Pearson to be our next manager. It appears that what our players want, they get. The poor bastards, being led to the pinnacle of their careers entirely against their will.
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  16. Mike - True Blue Tinter

    Mike - True Blue Tinter Well-Known Member

    If it is player power then money talks.

    1 manager with 3 years x £1million contract = £3million payoff

    5 players with 3 years x £5million contracts = £75million payoff
  17. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

    I hope they do put some effort in and stay up - and then we sell all the fuckers!
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  18. cambiassoo

    cambiassoo Member

    Has Esteban got his coaching badges?

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  19. Moose

    Moose Active Member

    Expecting to survive does represent progression over expecting to get relegated.

    I think you're right and that player power has a lot to do with it, and that annoys me as well, but realistically sacking a bunch of players never happens, it's always the manager.
  20. spionfox

    spionfox Well-Known Member

    I hope the crowd get behind the team (even the underperforming shit eating bastards who have let us down) and tries to inspire us to three points. Anything else is just a distraction. If anyone wants to protest or support our former manager leave it until after the game has finished.
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