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January 23, 2018, 11:29:34 PM
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I think Leicester have got a much better squad than us. And they’re an actual team; they have a way of playing and players know their job. Oh, and they’re nicely balanced with good options off the bench. We’re a fair way off these and think the league standings, come May, will reinforce that.

January 26, 2018, 02:00:13 PM
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Garbutt or Martina...it’s still the worst back 4 in the league. Even teams with shit defences like Bournemouth; their defenders are at least a unit who know their jobs and have played together for years.

January 29, 2018, 08:03:21 PM
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Can already sense the fume on Wednesday when we don't sign anyone and Leicester beat us
Not sure why though. What do our fans expect? Apart from being the home team, can’t see what else we’ve got going for us. They’re got a better 11, better options off the bench and the core of players have been together for years and they’re an actual ‘team’.

Oh, but they’re ‘only Leicester’.

Some of our fans are proper self-entitled dickheads.

January 30, 2018, 02:12:41 AM
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I'll still be fuming if they beat us like.

Theyre only two places above us in the league.

As good as they have been recently, they still are only fucking Leicester.
Fuming in general or with anyone in particular?

January 30, 2018, 04:26:46 PM
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Under the Goodison lights a different beast usually appears, I've gone for a 1-0 defeat but we really can turn up the heat in these night games with the crowd full of ale getting the atmosphere to boiling point, wouldn't be surprised if we give them a lesson.
That’s the thing though, the crowd have been awful this season. Not that you can blame them, there’s not been much to cheer about. Just that the fans haven’t really supported the players, they just give them shit all game and are desperate to get on Schnederlein, or Williams or Allardyce’s back. It’s toxic as we thought we’d kick on this season and we’ve gone backwards.

Again, perfectly understandable but how does a quiet, toxic Goodison benefit the team? We take the piss out of Palace and their plastic ultras but they support their team, week in, week out. Too many of our fans with a chip on their shoulder; we win 3-0 tomorrow they’d be plenty of ‘it’s only fucking Leicester’.

January 30, 2018, 05:55:45 PM
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You may mock, but it's coming. He won't want any space left behind for Vardy to run onto so it'll be a grim game of isolated defence from midfield and same again to attack.
Yet if we push up, attack and get done on the counter we’ll be called naive. Lose/lose.
It’s the manager’s job to get the balance right between defence and attack but I don’t think Allardyce, Fonseca or Silva could get the balance right with these players.

January 31, 2018, 02:49:07 AM
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Our left hand side is embarrassing. Sigurdsson, uncomfortable as a left winger who naturally cuts inside and leaves gaping holes and Martina, uncomfortable at left back = very comfortable evening for Leicester's right back and right winger. <quickly adds Leciester to midweek acca>
Sigurdsson works his arse off though and offers a bit of protection for Martina. It is a waste having a player like him out there but what’s the alternative? Imagine Lookman or Bolasie as ‘protection’ in front of Martina? Our defence is of such a shite standard, it impacts the rest of our team selection.

February 01, 2018, 04:00:03 AM
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Well chuffed! Hopefully it’ll be a bit nicer around here with a decent win in the bag. We played some good stuff in phases.

February 01, 2018, 04:05:03 AM
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Cenk: strange that we should rush a deal through right at the start of the window for him to play about an hour of football in a month.
The longer a player has to acclimatise, the better?