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Why Leicester are title challengers again

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by King Binny, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. Red Bird

    Red Bird Very Active Member

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    He's a great coach. His eye for talent is questionable, though. Which is why he needed (and still needs) a [good] director of football above him.

    Since leaving us, he seems to have learned a lesson. Enough to steer clear of the Clint Dempsey, Christian Benteke and Joe Allen type-- decent mid-table players but nowhere near good enough for a team challenging.

    Oh, he's a smart negotiator, too. He squeezed Leicester there for a new contract.
     
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    Them's stingy odds.
     
  3. Modo

    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    I remember that Rodgers European record wasn't that good.
     
  4. darkstarexodus

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    His Plan A is excellent. He didnt have a Plan B with us and he hasn't had to shown that he's developed one with either Celtic or Leicester. He's a very good coach though and have Leicester playing both great offensive and defensively sound football.

    Seems like he's learned to let the player purchasing to the organization and get out of infighting, which is a good decision.

    I like him, hope he does well and establishes Leicester as a consistent top 6 side at the expense of one of the usuals. Hope he realises he has it good there and doesnt let his ego lead him to the job at one of our top rivals.
     
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    King Binny Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    King Binny Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    They’ve yet to beat any of the top teams. Their two losses were against us and United. Since then drew with others around them. I don’t think they are going to go on and win all their matches.

    Leicester players are known to down tools when things don’t go their way. Rodgers is also quite well known for running players the wrong way especially when he get the chance to splurge those cash.

    It all boils down to whether they could keep their players this January and also next summer. That’s when you see the real Rodgers come into play. They’ve been very lucky with VAR, with 10points decision going to their favour.

    They are a bit too close to my liking to be honest. But so remember, like the time they won the league, teams don’t take them seriously yet. That could change come second half of the season. We shall see.

    A few factors that is going their way, no euro football, no injuries and VAR-dy is on form. That made their run looked this impressive.
     
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    tombrown Very Well-Known Member

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    "VAR-dy" is as small time as "LieVARpool"
     
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    Well we didn’t gain 10pts advantage off VAR, so factually VAR-dy makes more sense.
     
  10. Modo

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    I think we're all jumping the gun and maybe we're a bit spoilt as well.
    I mean, we haven't even played half the season yet.
    Yes, Leicester are only 8 points behind us but in a "normal" premier League season that would be gigantic after 16 games played. Don't get me wrong, they're having a great season but the gap is imo much larger than it actually looks. Being 14 points ahead of Man C, now that's something.

    We just have to keep going. Leicester are gonna have tough games and so will Man C and even if we're 20 points ahead of both teams by the end of January, I wouldn't want us to take our foot off the pedal.

    One game at a time, just like Klopp says.
     
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    As long as Klopp drilled them into thinking that they cannot afford to lose even a point, it’s all good. That win at all cost mentality is what’s missing with us and the never say die attitude. If we keep that sort of mentality intact, it be hard to crack us.
     
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    Annoyed by Leicester's resurgence as us beating City to the title would somehow feel better as revenge than a race with Leicester. It's annoying enough that they've won the league once during our 3 decade dry spell!
     
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    Every decade or two, you will get a long shot winning the title. It happened in 1995/96 and 20 years later 2015/16. Then you have Derby winning it in 71/72, although they did repeat it in a couple years, but that's that. Villa on 81/82.
     
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    Leicester have to play City whilst we are in Qatar.. It will either be a draw or a city win...

    So we will still be 7 or 8 points clear when we come back, with a game in hand..

    There next game is then against us..

    Title could well be wrapped up before Jan If we win that...

    I am not worried in the slightest about Leicester, so they have hit a purple patch..

    City then ourselves will be a test to far for them..
     
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    Given the form of the two teams I can see Leicester getting at least a point from City.
     
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    As of 22:10 on Boxing Day we'll be 11 (Eleven) points clear of Leicester with a game in hand.
     
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    It's a bit early to be making this claim.

    I don't think he's signed a player yet for Leicester. He also signed a few cloggers for Celtic. Although Dembele was a good signing.
     
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    Or we lose againts Watford and Leicester beat Norwich and City, they will be 2 points behind us. Then if they win boxing day, they will be top of the table. Its not over yet.
     
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    At the very least. Like I said before Utd played City, being able to boast a good defense & having pacy direct attackers means you have a great chance of being able to punish City.

    It's fair to say that Leicester boast the best of both of those qualities in current form.
     
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    Who hurt you?
     

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