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DJS

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Their whole season has been bizarre right from the start when some members of staff got brand new cars whilst others didnt
Lol that was an incomplete post as pressed a button and it posted - it's a lot longer and probably disagreeable now.

Where was it reported about some staff getting cars, I'll have a read of that!
 

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Lol that was an incomplete post as pressed a button and it posted - it's a lot longer and probably disagreeable now.

Where was it reported about some staff getting cars, I'll have a read of that!
Local radio asked them after Ranieri sacked what happened over the season with these bizarre incidents and then with the new cars,

They asked did everyone get a brand new BMW I8, he said no

The next question was did you get a brand new car, he said yes I did but I dont know the details of who did and didnt
 

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Local radio asked them after Ranieri sacked what happened over the season with these bizarre incidents and then with the new cars,

They asked did everyone get a brand new BMW I8, he said no

The next question was did you get a brand new car, he said yes I did but I dont know the details of who did and didnt
*Goes off to Google Leicester City new cars* :sneaky:
 

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This is an interesting topic at the moment.

On one hand, my initial thoughts were bunch of scummy ****s stabbing Ranieri in the back, who had won them the title last season.

But another part of me is wondering maybe if people had gotten frustrated if Ranieri had changed things this season and was mucking around with what they had been doing successfully - in a if it isn't broken don't fix it kinda way.

Last season Ranieri played a pretty much set in stone 4-4-2 and had a very clear starting eleven and tactics.

This season he's been tinkering with things again and much as I like the guy he has been sacked a LOT in the past.

Shakespeare has come in, restored the 4-4-2 with the same players from last season (bar Kante who they have now seemed to have replaced adequately with Ndidi) and the players are alluding that things have been made 'simple' again.

One view point that can be taken is that the players stabbed Ranieri in the back.

The other view point is that if you put yourselves in a position where you're very successful and suddenly the boss starts making weird changes to your tactics, personnel and asking people to do things in different way, wouldn't you be pissed off if you then were far less successful? Why would you change a formula that has proven so successful?

We can all look from outside and judge them, but what if Ranieri did actually just go whacky and started fucking about with things and generally fucking up?

As a player would you be able to just go in and take your money without getting a bit angry and feeling that you should be doing better?

Ranieri has been called the tinkerman in the past for his weird player selections (notably at Chelsea) and to be honest most would have thought last summer he was a very odd choice for their managerial post).

My opinion on this is not set in stone as I liked Ranieri and feel the players should have worked harder for him but it just does make you wonder a bit how someone can go from winning title to being sacked.

That being said, they could have at least offered him a Director of Football post as not sure someone like Shakespeare would be able to get the players he could.
I've got to admit I wondered the same. I think a part of the reason they turned on him this season was that he started telling them how to play and last season he seemed to be asking them how they should play. The new guy seems to have gone back to asking them what to do as well.
 

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http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/l...xes-chairman/story-29589374-detail/story.html

They're all the same colour?

Whilst it looks quite smart in an OCD-ish way them all matching, it must be confusing as fuck for them players leaving training and having to find their car??? :confused: (lol even the smiley matches the colour of the cars!).

The players must have lost their individual personalities all having the exact same car, which has led to them not knowing who they are anymore and them losing their very identities, thus making them all play a lot shitter!!! :eek: (that and their drugs being cut off).
 

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And the number plates...

Nice looking cars, shame about the colour but other than that...
 

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quite a few of them had custom paint jobs to make it easier. Funnily enough, the company doing that is owned by Marlon Harewood.
 

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quite a few of them had custom paint jobs to make it easier. Funnily enough, the company doing that is owned by Marlon Harewood.
Now you've spoilt the funny image in my head of them coming out and trying to open each other's cars lol.

(also a player founds his missus in a car with another player - sorry babe I thought this was YOUR car!!!).
 

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if someone give me a free car.....
i really won't complain about the colour. :ROFLMAO:

thot the biggest story from that is the owners waiting for Kante to leave before getting the cars so he won't get one.
 

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http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/l...xes-chairman/story-29589374-detail/story.html

They're all the same colour?

Whilst it looks quite smart in an OCD-ish way them all matching, it must be confusing as fuck for them players leaving training and having to find their car??? :confused: (lol even the smiley matches the colour of the cars!).

The players must have lost their individual personalities all having the exact same car, which has led to them not knowing who they are anymore and them losing their very identities, thus making them all play a lot shitter!!! :eek: (that and their drugs being cut off).
I bet they don't run on petrol or diesel.... Probably some specially sourced rocket fuel :grumpy:
 

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if someone give me a free car.....
i really won't complain about the colour. :ROFLMAO:

thot the biggest story from that is the owners waiting for Kante to leave before getting the cars so he won't get one.
Yeah that did make me lol!
 

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http://www.skysports.com/football/n...was-at-heart-of-leicesters-premier-league-win

How Craig Shakespeare was at heart of Leicester's Premier League title win
Last Updated: 13/03/17 11:49am

Craig Shakespeare played a bigger part in Leicester's title win than many know. We reveal why he's a wise choice as permanent manager until the end of the season...

"He was holding the place together."

Kevin Phillips painted a very different picture of what was going on at Leicester City last season, when Sky Sports asked him about his former coach and colleague Craig Shakespeare.

Former Sunderland and England striker Phillips, who helped the Foxes to the Championship title in the final year of his playing career before joining the coaching team for their miraculous escape from the Premier League relegation zone in 2015/16, knows the club well.

When Nigel Pearson was sacked he was kept on with assistant manager Shakespeare to work with new boss Claudio Ranieri. It was at times, Phillips says, a challenging experience.
With Ranieri regularly flying to Italy to visit his sick mother before coming back for the final preparations for Premier League games, it was left to Shakespeare and the coaching staff to look after the team in the manager's absence. And then respond to his tweaks and changes when he returned.

Under Ranieri, at times, the organisation wasn't good. If it wasn't for Shakespeare it could have fallen apart a lot earlier.

Kevin Phillips


"I worked there for a short period under Ranieri and at times the organisation wasn't good," recalls Phillips, who left to become assistant manager at Derby County in September 2015.

"If it wasn't for Shakey it could have fallen apart a lot earlier. Of course the manager takes all the credit for winning the league - which he deserves an awful lot of - but it would have been a lot more difficult for them to win it without Shakey being there.

"It was certainly a learning curve for me and Shakey, because at that time it was us running it with [goalkeeper coach] Mike Stowell, and Ranieri came in. We'd have our sessions planned for the players and literally as we were walking out onto the training pitch Ranieri would come over and say I want to do this now with them, and he'd change it.

"We were like, 'fine, go on then, you take it'. But he'd say, 'no, no, no you take it'. And he's telling us to put a session on that he wants and we don't know what it is. We had to adapt.

"Shakey can do that, he can adapt in tough situations. He's got that talent. That comes from being in the business a long time and working with experienced people.

"You also have to give the players credit. They kind of policed themselves last year. They managed themselves really well."

Shakespeare gets Leicester job
Craig Shakespeare has been appointed Leicester manager until the end of the season.


Ranieri's sacking in February caused a storm. It was seen as a cruel, heartless move by the Leicester board to dismiss a man who had delivered the club their greatest moment just nine months earlier.

Yet, since the Italian's departure, there has been a sudden response from the players. With Shakespeare overseeing the team, they have reverted to the high-intensity, swift, counter-attacking football which earned them so much success last season.

Back-to-back wins over Liverpool and Hull City have shifted the mood, alleviated fears of relegation and sparked talk of the potential for a Champions League turnaround in their last-16 tie with Sevilla, with the second leg at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday.

"Shakespeare has the trust of the players," Leicester left-back Christian Fuchs said last week, and the Birmingham-born coach has been credited with rejuvenating the atmosphere at the training ground. That connection with the players is something Phillips - who was also coached by Shakespeare at West Brom - can confirm.

"Shakey was very good at mixing with the players but never got too close," he said. "And I think that's really important.

"He's got a streak about him, he wouldn't be afraid to dig someone out in front of the group if they did something wrong and that commands respect in the dressing room.

"I've seen it over the years, when an assistant has been put in charge, there are certain players that might just try to take the mickey a little bit, thinking he's only here for a short period. But it certainly looks like he's gained the respect of the players and they've certainly responded to him."
But beyond his personal relationships with the Leicester players, it is Shakespeare's hard work and attention to detail which sets him apart.

When it comes to preparation, tactics and training, he is highly regarded. His call-up to work alongside Sam Allardyce with the England team is testament to that.

"He's unbelievable," says Phillips, when asked about Shakespeare's approach. "He gets in at 7.30am and there's no stone left unturned. He looks at everything and he's very thorough in what he does.

"That's what you have to be to be successful and in the two games Shakey has been in charge the players have gone onto that pitch knowing their job and knowing their team-mates' jobs, too.

"They'll be well prepared under him, training will be really structured and that can give them a clear mind going into the games at the weekend."

With Shakespeare confirmed as Leicester's manager until the end of the season, there is clarity for the entire club, in terms of the rest of this campaign.

There are still plenty of challenges ahead; the Champions League presents a tantalising opportunity, but the three-point gap to the relegation zone remains a threat.

Leicester will need good leadership through this period. The signs are, they've got it in Shakespeare.
Interesting...

Shakey lol...
 
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