Post Match Leicester-Burnley 0-0

TornadoShaunUK

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Very good performance on the whole, perhaps fizzled out a bit towards the end but it's disappointing not to win it - I felt we deserved to. We played some nice stuff but perhaps lacked a cutting edge in the final third. It was lovely to see a number of ex managers, ex players and such all at the gam in the stands today as well.
 

Micky

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I wasn't able to watch but I have seen a 5 minute clip from the start of the game. It looked incredible. You were all a credit.
 

Skitzo

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Think this may have been a game too far for the players govenrecent events they just couldn’t find their composure
 

homer

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Emotional day

Seeing the two lads walk round at the end was truly heartbreaking.
And that video - Jesus, that just got you, didn't it. Wow

And it was truly wonderful to see Don Claudio again. How i'd love to have him back

As for the football, we were by far the better side and just lacked a little oomph. Quite shocked at how far Burnley have fallen in such a short space of time - they are a nothing team now - just completely meh. We really should have won.
Not helped by two of the most ridiculous substitutions were likely to see all season, but that's what we have, I'm afraid
 

pork pie fox

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Emotional day

Seeing the two lads walk round at the end was truly heartbreaking.
And that video - Jesus, that just got you, didn't it. Wow

And it was truly wonderful to see Don Claudio again. How i'd love to have him back

As for the football, we were by far the better side and just lacked a little oomph. Quite shocked at how far Burnley have fallen in such a short space of time - they are a nothing team now - just completely meh. We really should have won.
Not helped by two of the most ridiculous substitutions were likely to see all season, but that's what we have, I'm afraid
Nacho man playing right midfield :017:
 

Skitzo

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after our starting attacking midfield/winger options we have nothing in reserve, this alone is reason enough for me to recall Barnes and put him on the bench at least.

The more I see of Iheanacho the more I'm starting to think we should cut our losses, it just doesn't seem to work
 

Volpone

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Albrighton was going to come off whatever as he hadn't trained for 2 weeks and was carrying an injury.
 

Skitzo

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We didn't need any in reserve. Albrighton was the best player on the pitch, until he was stupidly taken off, and Gray possibly the most threatening
as Volpone has pointed out Albrighton isn't fully fit and lets not make our he was creating loads of chances whilst he was on either, he was working hard and put in a couple of half decent crosses nothing more.

Gray again isn't long back from injury so maybe he doesn't have 90 mins in him yet but all we had on the bench was Iborra, Okazaki and Nacho with only Silva, not involved that could have been added to the mix
 

Skitzo

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A mention for Ghezzal, who I though was excellent in the 1st half.

Picked up good positions and generally looked dangerous and interested .

An improvement for sure
agreed, one or 2 times where a more confident player would have played the ball earlier but that will come
 

popillius

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Our players should be immensely proud of themselves as should both sets of supporters. It was a tremendous celebration of a wonderful man.

As for the game, had it not been for a fantastic performance from Joe Hart, we'd have won that game at a canter. I thought Gray had a fantastic game as did Albrighton. Neither should have been taken off but it's difficult for any of us to quantify Puel's decision making really; we just don't know how much the travel and the emotion of everything has taken its toll on different players. Vardy looked pretty sharp and Ghezzal was excellent in the first half. Unfortunately he looked like a different player in the second half, especially when he moved position. Iheanacho was really, very poor but we I don't want to criticise anyone too heavily today, it wouldn't seem right somehow. A mention for Evans as well who I thought led the defence really well today.
 

Skitzo

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Evans' performance today and when he came on last week put to bed the discussion of him being done, he clearly is so much more comfortable on the left
 

SJN-Fox

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Just seen on SSN. Martin O Neill was there as was Paul Konchesky and Steve Guppy And Steve Walsh Senior

I thought the day was just unbelievable. One that I will remember for ever. I was a bit overcome before the game but once they played Time To Say Goodbye afterwards, that was it. I was in bits. Well done to everyone today and all at the club.
 

LeeCovFox

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Wonderful to see Pearson and Ranier side by side in our stadium. Just a shame it had to be under such circumstances. It was also nice to see Martin O’Neill. Funny how his era of success has been eclipsed.

It would be good to see Claudio in particular back again to receive the appreciation he is due some other time. Now there’s a man who deserves a statue.

I’m no fan of Claude Puel as manager of our club but he has handled himself very well in what will be trying circumstances. He will be experiencing a measure of grief himself. He had to take the time to confirm he wasn’t among the dead, which must be a strange thing to have to do. He is managing players who knew the Chairman much better than he did and who are in mourning. And he had to listen to fans singing about past managers in a way he doesn’t get to experience himself.

I think the club deserves enormous credit for today’s events. It was tastefully done when it would have been easy to inadvertently put together something mawkish. The line is a fine one. Let’s now remember, and commemorate, as appropriate. Let’s also get back to the football.

My heart broke for Top. I couldn’t help but think of all the daft arguments I’ve had with my own old man. None of it matters. Any one of us could be gone tomorrow. Top isn’t only dealing with the loss of his father; he’s having to do so very publicly and partly in the very place his father took is final earthly steps. I hope he hasn’t felt forced in any way. I doubt I’d want to set foot in the place again if I were him.

The game itself is barely worth comment. We should have led at half time then both sides were pedestrian after the break. The players get a pass on that one today.
 

fitz

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The football wasnt important but
......Gazelle was nothing like the Gazelle we've seen before. All put in a good shift first half and should have been in front. Second half was an understandably tired performances. Top marks for the ref, treated it as any other game by being shite. That booking for Morgan was a particular highlight.
 

Brown Nose

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I don't really know what to say about that afternoon. A fitting tribute and opportunity to be together.

I felt desperately for the players. How on earth did they do that? I've never walked to a game whilst as many people with City shirts and scarves were walking away from the game. Thousands walked just for the sake of it. No tickets, no matter.

At the occasional point, I felt a desire to shout or complain about something during the game but I held back. They deserved our total support today. However, that passion wants to come back out now so that's it for me. Mourning over. Next time I see us play, it's back to normal.

On a confusing day, I heard myself singing 'one Nigel Pearson' with a gusto that defied my sensibilities. I wept at seeing Claudio back. And I longed to give Top a hug.

Finally, a word for Susan Whelan. She's led the club over the last couple of weeks through her own grief and when surely she'd be forgiven for not being at her best. Everything the club has done over this period has been guided by her. She's been magnificent.
 

LeeCovFox

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I noticed something odd as I watched Top walk round the pitch. Top was shaking hands and was embracd by a few fans. Fine. But one bloke asked for a selfie with him. Top obliged. Maybe it’s just me and it’s okay, but it seemed a strange request given the circumstances.
 

City Fan

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I noticed something odd as I watched Top walk round the pitch. Top was shaking hands and was embracd by a few fans. Fine. But one bloke asked for a selfie with him. Top obliged. Maybe it’s just me and it’s okay, but it seemed a strange request given the circumstances.
No that’s just senseless. Was he expecting Top to smile in the photo?
 

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