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M17TT C

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No one is saying we should field a weakened team against Southampton. No one is saying we should expect to just turn up and win. But based on the players we have, we should be beating them.
Football obviously doesn't work like that, and there will always be shock results. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't expect to beat the teams we're better than.

We should be confident, but not complacent.
I didnt say anyone said we should play a weakened team against Soton.

I was saying that Puel was criticised for picking a weakened team with the expectation that we should really be beating the likes of them with that 11.

Now, less than 2 weeks on, the same people are saying that that is the exact attitude we should go into for every game.

I've said it before but his critics are as consistent as Puel's team selections.
 

Blue Maniac

Alzheimers sufferer
I didnt say anyone said we should play a weakened team against Soton.

I was saying that Puel was criticised for picking a weakened team with the expectation that we should really be beating the likes of them with that 11.

Now, less than 2 weeks on, the same people are saying that that is the exact attitude we should go into for every game.

I've said it before but his critics are as consistent as Puel's team selections.
You know there’s a difference between confidence and complacency, right?

Surely you can see the difference between “we should beat…” and “we will beat… without even turning up or training or introducing the players to each other in advance of kick off”?
 

Jeff

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I was saying that Puel was criticised for picking a weakened team with the expectation that we should really be beating the likes of them with that 11.
The team Puel picked for the Newport game should have been good enough.
But it was the only competition we still had a chance of winning this season, so we should have played a stronger team to give us the best chance of winning. Puel was complacent. As I said in my previous post, we should be confident, but not complacent.
 

M17TT C

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The team Puel picked for the Newport game should have been good enough.
But it was the only competition we still had a chance of winning this season, so we should have played a stronger team to give us the best chance of winning. Puel was complacent. As I said in my previous post, we should be confident, but not complacent.
Or maybe Puel was confident but the players were the ones that were complacent?
 

M17TT C

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Did the players put James in the team, and leave Vardy out completely?
Do you honestly think Puel wanted to lose the game? And therefore put huge pressure on himself and potentially cause himself to lose his job?

Puel was confident that the team he selected was more than good enough to win. It was, there was 8 PL winners featuring in a game against an average League 2 side.

The players then half arsed it thinking it would be a walk in the park and were too confident. There was also a bit of FA Cup magic in there but the players should have done better.

No way was Matty James playing the reason we lost and the rest of the players were more than good enough to score goals.

You don't need to have a record breaking PL striker in your team to be able to beat an average League 2 side.
 

Jeff

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Staff member
Do you honestly think Puel wanted to lose the game?
Of course not. But he didn't take it as seriously as he could have done.
In my opinion, the game was more important than the league games before and after it. But Puel treated it like an inconvenience.
 

pork pie fox

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I don’t actually have a problem with the players picked, per se.

I do have a problem with things like playing 2 defensive full backs and 2 holding midfielders against Newport, or 3 holding midfielders and only 1 up front against Southampton at home, for example.
 

City Fan

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Oh my god I’m losing the will to live reading a certain someone’s posts.

“I like pickled onion monster munch”

“Are you honestly saying that you only love pickled onion monster munch and you hate all other flavours of monster munch and all savouries of any type? Really? You’re so inconsistent in your views because last week you said you liked Wotsits”

“Erm no, read what I said in the first ****ing place”
 

jb5000

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All approximately triangular snacks, full stop. Doritos, Dairylea, diagonally-cut sandwiches, individual slices of pizza. **** em.
I used to be with you, but since I've got kids who steadfastly refuse to eat their crusts I've noticed that they manage to eat a hell of a lot more out of a triangular rather than square sandwich
 
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