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The Jamie Vardy appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by Brown Nose, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    I really cannot think of another footballer that has given me as many special moments supporting Leicester City as Jamie Vardy.

    He is a class striker who has an edge to him. How perfect is that? We really do need to appreciate him while we still have him firing like he does. He's an undisputed club legend.

    He scored a sensational goal against Spurs earlier this season and then bettered it against WBA. A genuine contender for Premier League goal of the season. That was his 82nd goal for us.

    Have a look through this twitter thread as he winds up any and every opposition . . .

    And let us not forget this season:

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  2. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Some may slate me on here but I genuinely believe he is the best number 9 I have ever seen play for us.
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  3. Blaarev

    Blaarev Well-Known Member

    Not me
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  4. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    An underrated, brilliant footballer.

    Some of his finishing is genuinely world class.
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  5. Blue Maniac

    Blue Maniac Alzheimers sufferer

    Proper wind-up merchant. Fans of other clubs think he’s a horrible little **** but secretly wish he played for them. If he lost that nasty edge he wouldn’t be as good. Love him to death.
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  6. David Gwilliam

    David Gwilliam Well-Known Member

    I agree.
    Frankie Wortho may have had an even better first touch but did not have Vardy's running. Perhaps his extracurricular activities left him needing a good nights sleep.
    Lineker may have been even better in front of goal but like Frankie did not contribute as much to the team as Vardy.

    It is worth pointing out that in his first season with us Vardy was poor which is an argument for giving new players time. .
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  7. Cambridge_fox

    Cambridge_fox Active Member

    Probably tops Muzzy as my all-time favourite player.
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  8. fitz

    fitz Well-Known Member

    Let's keep it that way. I don't think he'd be here if people looked beyond the myth of his limited ability. People make claims that he'd do shit in a different system despite his range of goals scored. He scored that backheel against Germany and people claimed he'd struggle without a ball over the top tactic. Let them all remain stupid and we can keep our best player.
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  9. Mike - True Blue Tinter

    Mike - True Blue Tinter Well-Known Member

    Three years ago it looked like he was just fast, which gave him an advantage going past defenders, but he quite clearly now has amazing technical ability.

    That Manure goal, 11 in 11, never looked at the goal. The goal against Liverpool, lucky lob? No, amazing shot.

    Yesterday against WBA, unbelievable skill, on his wrong foot.

    Big mention for amazing assists, mostly from Mahrez, and others.

    Still not convinced about all the penalties. Some he definitely runs across the defender so he has to get clattered!
  10. H T B

    H T B Well-Known Member

    To think, if some had had their way, he could have been playing against us yesterday if we had taken their offer of £5million. (Or whatever the measly amount was!)

    Just saying, like..... (fickle fuckers)
  11. Rock Fox

    Rock Fox Active Member

    International goals against Germany, Spain, and Netherlands plus a couple of others, the boy done good!
  12. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    *second best player
  13. Speedy1

    Speedy1 Active Member

    I also agree. There was, of course, Sir Gary who was very special, but left as his star rose. Jamie came late in the day and I pray will end his career with us.
    I love his attitude, he always gives everything even when it's not going for him. I love the back story and all that Skittles Vodka type stuff that makes him so human and somehow accessible. But most of all I love the fact he's ours and there's barely a fan in the land who wouldn't kill for him in their side.
    He's given me some unbelievable moments during THAT season, his 11 goal run, the Liverpool goal etc and like Cambridge Fox, has also overtaken Muzzy for me as my all-time favourite. He'll never fully get the credit he deserves because he doesn't play for a "big" club, but WHAT a talent he is, fully demonstrated with that finish yesterday.
    My son asked me who from our squad at the time would make it in the Prem when we came up, and my first response was Vardy, he really didn't disappoint. Love him.
  14. glyn

    glyn Well-Known Member

    Great thread to start BN.

    I have said before, the moment he leaves will be the saddest I’ve been to see a player leave since Gary left us when I was 8 years old.

    As others have said he has been responsible for so many great moments. And his back story and the dodgy year in the Championship and the winter of 2014-15 simply make it all the more special.

    He truly is a club legend and I would love him to be with us until his legs go. Couldn’t bear to see him scoring for another PL team.

    I hope he scores 20 PL goals again this year as to do so twice would cement his place in the pantheon of PL strikers.

    Although I’m still irritated he missed out on the Golden Boot with his silly argument with the Everton goalkeeper that day!
  15. Orifice

    Orifice Well-Known Member

    All fans wish he played for their team.
    The fact that it seemed that he was going to Arsenal and then didn't makes me like him even more.

    He IS part of Leicester history.
  16. Robin127

    Robin127 Well-Known Member

    In the first season up I commented after the home game against Arsenal when he came on as a sub that he was much more skillfull than a lot of people gave him credit for. After the Man Utd game there was a lot of sour grapes from their supporters that he wasn't good enough to play for Utd and would be playing in Div 2 within a couple of years.

    He has got better as each season progresses. Yesterdays goal was ironically very reminisent of this one scored by Tony Brown for WBA in the early 70's, which a couple of managers have said was the best they've seen.

    I don't find Vardy a particularly nice person (I've never met him so this is based on what I've seen on television) but he is a fantatic player who I'm very glad he plays for Leicester.
  17. bocadillo

    bocadillo Water Gypsy

    I don't think for one minute that we should doubt their word. He is undoubtedly a horrible little **** - but he's our horrible little ****!
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  18. bocadillo

    bocadillo Water Gypsy

    Nothing wrong with moving across to get it on your favoured foot, is there? Or would you rather he just hit the deck without being touched as does Tottering's horrible little ****?
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  19. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

    But I thought he had to change his game to suit our new 'transitional' style or some such complete and utter cobblers ?

    He's an absolute once in a lifetime gem of a striker, and we should base every single thing we do around giving him the type of service and support he needs.

    Him and Mahrez. Two simply incredible, wonderful footballing geniuses (or genii for the pendants)
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  20. bloo

    bloo Active Member

    "pendants" *snigger*


    Edit: to be clear, I'm no spelling Nazi. I can't afford to be. I personally don't give a monkey's, so long as I understand what's being said then job done as far as I'm concerned. By way of contrast, there's some very well spelt gibberish about.

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