Outfoxed hens

N17Jack

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#22
He or the new guy Clinton would've been good to bring on. Carroll didnt get much of a chance and Bentaleb was too late. Taking off Lamela was the right thing to do though.

I didn't think we were too bad tbh. Safety conscious - but against a crazily in form team in front of very noisy home support on a baking hot day.
Clinton wasnt on the bench, and they were not noisy we were.
 

ginola007

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We were indeed in control. We were patient and was searching for openings. However, when gaps did appear, we did not have the speed to take advantage, and the opportunities were quickly gone.

Vert had an outstanding first season with us, and there were talks elite clubs were vying for him. Those rumours had all but disappeared, which is an indication how far he has fallen from the height he scaled three seasons ago. I had hoped the signing of Alderweireld would add an understanding at the back that was missing last season. So far, it hadn't exactly worked out.
 

dickieven

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Its funny how people see games differently. I thought we were in control. They had no shots on target until they scored and i thought we handled them well.
We went to sleep after our goal. Then paniced. But before that i thought we did ok.
We do desperately need help for Harry though. He cant have the pressure on him all season.
 
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#26
Clinton wasnt on the bench, and they were not noisy we were.
I was sat with home fans. Got a Leicester supporting uncle who had a mates season ticket so I was undercover.. Sounded pretty loud to me, louder than we are at home. Generally quite impressed with their singing. Them paper clappers are effing annoying though.
And yes I know Clinton wasn't on the bench but would've been good for a few minutes. Surely no less pointless than bringing on Bentaleb on 90?
 

N17Jack

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I was sat with home fans. Got a Leicester supporting uncle who had a mates season ticket so I was undercover.. Sounded pretty loud to me, louder than we are at home. Generally quite impressed with their singing. Them paper clappers are effing annoying though.
And yes I know Clinton wasn't on the bench but would've been good for a few minutes. Surely no less pointless than bringing on Bentaleb on 90?
They give them cardboard clappers for a reason, you must have been a long way from us if you thought they were load. I could hardly hear them.
 

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#28
Without Eriksen we're shite!
A bit harsh. Eriksen is our best out field player and would have made a difference. My gripe for a while has been the lack of leaders on the pitch. Yesterday we basically laboured, scored then just stopped. We didn't learn after a few runs from Mahrez, surely Chadli and Davies needed to cover our left flank. As soon as we scored those two should've dropped back to help us cling on. Before everyone says it's easy with hindsight, yes that's fair criticism. Even at half time I felt if we stopped him we'd stop Leicester.
 

N17Jack

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Nothing to it... Just three players in a week. Not too much to ask for.
We didn't control the game because we were so good. I believe that Ranieri surrendered possession in favour of the counter. And it showed. They didn't press us, they invited us to their half.
Njie and Son already in, don't think we need the DM as Dier is doing relatively well in that position for a youngster, although I believe we might still land one. I still suggest that despite your damning verdict after the Leicester game, its not been too bad a window.
 

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My verdict had nothing to do with the transfer window, but with the game itself and our meakly show.
 
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