Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by Blaarev, May 9, 2018.
I really wish Huth was staying and Wes was leaving
Yeah I put that one where the discussion started (Arsenal thread?). It’s quality
You could argue that the signing of Robert Huth was the pivotal moment in Leicester City's history. Not only was he a huge part of the Great Escape, but also instrumental in our incredible title winning season. It's no surprise then that since he has been absent, we have looked decidedly average. I'd personally like to thank you, Sir Huth, for providing so many happy memories. The winner at Spurs was a particular highlight for me. All the best in your future endeavours. Joe_Fox
Thanks Blaarev. Pollen count must be high again?
I'm watching the Champions League final and Ramos quite deliberately took down Salah, taking him out of the final. The 'dark arts' is the popular terminology that people like Ramos are superb at. Made me think of our own dark arts master, Herr Huth. One feature of our title win was our superb use of illegal activity. Off the ball, tugging, pushing, blocking off, and so on. Our defenders were outstanding at it so many times and teams (or referees) never really worked out how to stop us. Huth (and probably Ranieri) appeared to teach their fellow defenders how to do it. The officials began the next season with a big clampdown on it and we didn't know how to defend without it. I think it was a deliberate reaction against our title win and the style of it. As soon as it was clear that we weren't going to be able to do it any more, the refs backed off. This is one massively overlooked feature of our decline. I also see this as a feature of us over the last year or so since Ranieri left. We don't do the dirty stuff any more do we? Even Man City have a few dirty bastards that do their off the ball work. We could do with one or two 'Huth' type street smart players this summer at the back. Maguire and Chilwell are too 'nice' and this new fella Pereira looks of the same type. Even Vardy hardly ever accidentally slides into a defender any more.
Yep, we are so naive and soft it's unbelievable.
Scorer of 4 of the most (arguably) important goals in the club's history. The equaliser against West Brom during the great escape, the double against Man City when it made everyone realise that Leicester were serious title contenders and the winner the same season against Spurs. Who'd have thought a centre half could claim that.
Absolutely BN, the current squad has no bollocks on them whatsoever. Someone on here said it well: we’ve turned into England. Bunch of soft nice boys. The only player in the squad willing to make life fucking horrible for the opposition (besides Vards) is Shinji and he’s been banished. I’d love for us to sign a mean bastard.
That was kind of my point, when I mentioned his role in the great escape. The tricks and nous he gave us, helped us get over our naivety.
He’s been injured.
I think you have over exaggerated. Some of the media were not happy with us winning the league and were looking for excuses to belittle our fantastic achievement. You appear to have been influenced by that and are in danger of tarnishing the reputation and memory of our 'Incredibles'. They were not doing anything more or less than any other team at that time. Also, although Sergio Ramos is a great player he is also a cheat. In that incident with Mane, he grabbed his face as if Mane had struck him when the TV clearly showed there was no contact whatsoever. On the rare occasions when Ramos is beaten by a player, he makes out he has been fouled. I'm not suggesting he was trying to get Mane dismissed but he definitely conned the referee. You may call it 'dark arts' but it isn't. It's cheating and I would not want to see any LCFC player doing it. The way he brought Salah to the ground was avoidable so therefore deliberate and cynical.
Legend for us. Catalyst for the great escape and what came afterwards.
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