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The Riyad Mahrez Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by camberwell fox, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    The guy is an absolute genius and I would say comfortably that he is the best naturally gifted player that I have ever seen don the beautiful Royal Blue of our Beloved Leicester City.

    I hope with all my heart he stays with us and doesn’t fly the nest, perhaps the new and invigorated style that Puel has introduced willl convince him to stay and perhaps with that we can push on?

    He is a genius, a natural beautifully balanced player the likes of which grace King Power all too frequently.

    I marvel at his vision, football intelligence, low centre of gravity and the beautiful way he “glides” across the turf. On his day he is unplayable - on a bad day he is above average.

    One thing is for certain - without him we are a poorer team, he can do as no other.

    Riyad Mahrez I SALUTE YOU.
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  2. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Feel free to add clips, pics, whatever you like.
  3. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

  4. Feriol

    Feriol Well-Known Member

    It's hilarious to watch the defenders trying to dispossess him sometimes.

    I was disappointed with him last season but he has been closer to his best this season, and there are few players as good on the ball as him in the league.
  5. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    I went to a game last year and a LOT of fans were giving Riyad stick at the time.

    Ingrates. A genius, the best to ever wear the shirt, I’ll be absolutely gutted when he leaves and will HATE watching him play against us.
  6. City Fan

    City Fan Well-Known Member

    He was absolutely dog bob last season though (as were most the team to be fair).
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  7. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    I think one of my favourite non-goal scoring moments was when he was attacking and turned so quickly that he left 2 or 3 defenders on the floor.

    Can’t remember who it was against though?
  8. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    Justified, along get with any stick the rest of them were getting.

    Glad he's getting back to his best.
  9. fox58

    fox58 Well-Known Member

  10. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Succinct. Thank you!
  11. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member

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  12. FOX Franks

    FOX Franks Well-Known Member

    Gets better every time you watch it. Villa were absolutely terrified of him. He did about 4 turns in that game that took out 2 people as well.
  13. dpjfox

    dpjfox Active Member

    i struggle to come up with a solid reason why he might stay. family pressure? ie wife/kids settled, wants to play every week
    i wont begrudge him a move just hope we get a good price and he goes abroad
  14. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member

    The fact that we are going to ask for an awful lot of money and teams may be reluctant to pay. I think the £50 million tag may have gone up a little after Van Dijk's transfer.
  15. H T B

    H T B Well-Known Member

    Could he price himself out of a move by becoming too good??
  16. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Not really, market forces dictate his market rate. I think £50 million is a bargain as he has now proved he can produce the goods over multiple seasons. If Van Dijk is £75 million, Mahrez is cheap.
  17. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    This had crossed my mind, too.
  18. SJN-Fox

    SJN-Fox Well-Known Member

    He's only worth what someone will pay for him. Van Dijk had two more years left on his contract than Riyad so that also reflects in the price, he's also had a drop in form although has shown an upturn recently. I reckon, despite the £50m price tag, if someone stumps up £40m he'll go.
  19. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    At £40 million we make a small profit of £39.6 million!
  20. SJN-Fox

    SJN-Fox Well-Known Member

    A healthy profit indeed, however, profits don't score goals. He is (arguably) one of the most creative players ever seen in a City shirt and we are nowhere near as good when he's not playing.

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