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The Riyad Mahrez Appreciation Thread

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

  1. SJN-Fox

    SJN-Fox Well-Known Member

  2. H T B

    H T B Well-Known Member

  3. bloo

    bloo Active Member

    Well I didn't know this....

    ...and here was I thinking that there was little we could do about Kante going because of the release clause in his contract.

    When they (journalists) get stuff like that wrong you have cause to doubt the entire article.
     
  4. H T B

    H T B Well-Known Member

    The only strong record of not selling, iirc, is not selling muzzy to middlesboro. That was only because of the money he was on at the time.
    Everyone else has either gone or got a better contract ! ( I'm old enough to be cynical)
     
  5. Jimmy Lad

    Jimmy Lad Member

    Apparently awesome again today from what I heard (I haven’t seen it). IMO he is on the same level as Sanchez, Hazard etc. It’s only because he plays for Leicester that he’s not talked about in the same breath.
    For Leicester he is priceless. Probably worth £100m but we’ll no doubt end up with £40m odd.
    I have it from a good source that he has bought a house in London so we’ll see what’s going on. Hope it’s nothing imminent but I’m not holding my breath.
     
  6. Mike - True Blue Tinter

    Mike - True Blue Tinter Well-Known Member

    Chelsea would be the only attraction down there if he wants the CL.
     
  7. Lako42

    Lako42 Well-Known Member

    Stamford Bridge offered the most pathetic atmosphere other than Man Utd and possibly Arsenal yesterday.

    It was eerily silent as the players were read out and then no Fucker joined in with that tragic dreary old song they play before the kickoff.

    I would hate to see him playing for them entitled, tourist wankers.
     
  8. glyn

    glyn Well-Known Member

    The Times said yesterday he has moved to somewhere outside Milton Keynes.

    If we get anything less than £75m in the current market we will have been robbed. If he played for a big 6 team they’d be demanding 100.
     
  9. Blaarev

    Blaarev Well-Known Member

    So he’s got one house in Leicester, one in Liverpool, one in London and one in Milton Keynes. Bloody property speculant twat!
     
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  10. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member

    Over 2 years left on his contract. For me he is better than Coutinho. Over £100 million gets him.
     
  11. glyn

    glyn Well-Known Member

    Apparently sold his house in the “Leicestershire countryside”
     
  12. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    He's probably bought a house to accommodate an agent in every major City.
     
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  13. bloo

    bloo Active Member

    I hear he's building an airstrip too...
     
  14. harrowfox

    harrowfox Active Member

    I read that as airship. Now there's an idea
     
  15. Blaarev

    Blaarev Well-Known Member

  16. bloo

    bloo Active Member

    He's growing as a player isn't he? There is a maturity to his recent displays. He might become our Messi yet.
     
  17. H T B

    H T B Well-Known Member

    Starting to link up with Silva quite nicely.
     
  18. bloo

    bloo Active Member

    Yes, that's what I was seeing. Iborra too. Almost like we'd started playing a different kind of football. There was some lovely interchange in the 2nd halve, Okazaki too joining in. Quick, short passes. I was seeing Mahrez start to shine in another way; someone that would learn from the experienced footballing heads of both Silva and Iborra and become something more than the tricky wizard when the ball was at his feet. That kind of composed movement was something we've not really seen before, neither from Mahrez nor as a team. In time, I think. Mahrez will learn how to take up good positions, look for the ball, get involved and dictate play in a manner that he hasn't done before.

    Of course, this all should have started happening 18 months ago but we are where we are. It's perhaps taken Puel to shift towards it, aided by a couple of experienced heads in Iborra and Silva. Tbh, and without disrespect, I don't think Shakespeare was capable of that kind of a shift in thinking. Ranieri perhaps was but not allowed to go there, by chicken wedges and over privileged senior players. Whatever, that's all history.

    I do think we're starting to see something new. I reckon we'll hang on to Mahrez in this window whilst he bides his time to see where we go, because it looks promising for him as a platform for his talents to grow. Then, in the summer, I reckon there's a chance he'd stay whilst he develops further and begins to assert his talents on the game, and direct its flow. Once he adds that ability (and he's a confident and talented guy, so I think he both can and will) then maybe his dream move will be on. I really do think that, as I say, we are the platform for him to be able to achieve that.
     

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