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« on: November 22, 2015, 09:08:27 AM »

The results by Leicester City are stunning, & I'm starting to root for them every week.

I know Vardy has been sizzling hot, but I think there is more to the Team than him, much more.

The most impressive thing is how many times they have come from behind to win. Real resilience & character.

They stand top of the EPL this morning. I suppose it can't last, but I'd love them to at least finish top 4, & prove that the you don't have to spend silly money to build an entertaining & successful team.

If we go back to the latter end of the last season, & now the first third of this season, it looks like this.

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2015, 09:10:53 AM »



And this man - maybe not the world's greatest coach or Manager, but he seems to be essentially a decent man, with good values, great humility, & most of all, does not take himself too seriously.

Smiles readily, too.

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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2015, 10:20:19 AM »

Breath of fresh air , hope they win the title.
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2015, 10:29:17 AM »

i was going to start a thread this morning, but was beaten to it

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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2015, 10:29:40 AM »

Leicester's form since April 4:

WWWWLWWDW WWDDWDLWDWWWW

That's title-winning form across 22 games.
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2015, 10:30:24 AM »

it gets tougher through to January though

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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2015, 10:32:06 AM »

still, aside from those who make the ehadlines Vardy and Mahrez you ahve to watch the little midfielder Kante next time we are on TV

a Makalele type, wins all the balls in front of our back four, tidies everythign up, gives it to the creative players and then does it again

wonderful player. only 24 years old
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2015, 10:35:03 AM »



I won't shed a tear if they tail off a bit, it's bound to happen, I just hope they don't change their style or attitude.

As Norfolk Boy (aka Clever Clogs in Scotty's quiz) says, a breath of fresh air.

Really enjoyed the EPL so far this year. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2015, 12:13:24 PM »

7 PL teams have conceded 20+ goals this season. They're currently sitting 20th, 19th, 18th, 17th, 16th, 15th & 1st

the team in first has scored 27 though


worth noting that we have been exceptionally lucky with injuries. Matt James cruciate aside, we havent had to do without the key players throughout our run since April and rotation has been minimal

presumably some variance will change that soon
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2015, 01:33:56 PM »

Leicester are the first team outside of the 'Big Five' (MUFC, MCFC, AFC, CFC, LFC) to lead the PL after 13 games since Leeds in 1999-2000.

sorry, but tikay did start the thread :-)
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2015, 02:01:53 PM »

it gets tougher through to January though



Chelsea at home? Looks like its getting easier to me!

Refreshing to see a 'none Sky 4/6' up there, it does seem inevitable that it can't last, but stranger things have happened and I'm sure you're enjoying the ride every week.

Didn't Ipswich qualify for the UEFA Cup one season, then get relegated the next..... Wink
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2015, 02:56:27 PM »

Thought when Leicester got Ranieri in they were in trouble. He's dealt with the media with class.

How much credit does Pearson deserve? Mostly his squad?
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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2015, 03:03:38 PM »

Thought when Leicester got Ranieri in they were in trouble. He's dealt with the media with class.

How much credit does Pearson deserve? Mostly his squad?

Mostly and deserves a lot of the credit

that said Ranieri has got virtually every tactical decision pre-game and in game substitutions right too

behind the scenes both managers benefit/benefitted from a very successful scouting network led by Steve Walsh the former Chelsea head scout who found Zola, Drogba and Essien for Ranieri and a decade later got Mahrez for £400,000, found Kante and many more besides

with a couple of notable exceptions (Kramaric etc) the recruitment policy has been a huge success and there is apparently a lot nmore to come from that in January onwards

eg we have scouts in Spain, France, Poland, Italy etc

at one recent game, watching Legia Warsaw scouts were in attendance from, it is reported, Man C, Man U, liverpool arsenal and...Leicester

this is the resource that a bilionaire owner can put in to the infrastructure of the club that mean we are progressing fast
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2015, 03:12:44 PM »

I thought that jose was in charge when Drogba and Essien were signed.
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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2015, 03:14:24 PM »

Steve Walsh our assistant manager/chief scout was chelsea's head scout at the time and found them for Chelsea. iirc it was ranieri but could be jose. around the time one left the other came give or take a year either side
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