Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

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Can Leicester genuinely win the league?

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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by Forbury Lion » 04 Apr 2016 16:00

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Forbury Lion Interesting article here:

Watford striker Troy Deeney on why Leicester are so hard to beat
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35955616


Is interesting. Incredible stat re crosses.


Good article. Watching the game against Southampton, I was amazed at the sheer amount of hard miles Okazaki, Drinkwater and especially Kante put in. They ensure that whenever the opposition have the ball it is in front of them and make it impossible to play through them. Also noticeable the number of times that Leicester players clear crosses, but then they look absolutely devastating on the break. I love watching them.
It all sounds very similar to the philosophy of Brian McDermott in our last championship winning season - Don't worry about the opposition having possession, just make sure they have it in areas of the field where they can't hurt us. In this case the Leicester defence deal with crosses so well that they are not afraid to concede them.

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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by John Madejski's Wallet » 10 Apr 2016 15:47

Still stumbling over the line

Played pretty dross today but still going

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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by Royal With Cheese » 10 Apr 2016 16:09

John Madejski's Wallet Still stumbling over the line

Played pretty dross today but still going

The last few games have been quite nervy affairs but that's to be expected.
TBH after the Rodwell miss Sunderland fell apart and Leicester could have had 5 or 6.

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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by LUX » 10 Apr 2016 16:11

John Madejski's Wallet Still stumbling over the line

Played pretty dross today but still going


Stumbling? They've now won four in a row and their last ten record is:

W 8. D 1. L1

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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by John Madejski's Wallet » 10 Apr 2016 17:05

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John Madejski's Wallet Still stumbling over the line

Played pretty dross today but still going


Stumbling? They've now won four in a row and their last ten record is:

W 8. D 1. L1

Isn't it 5 in a row? With no goals conceded (fookin' awesome)

The stumbling is in reference to how tight and nervy the games have got . The previous few have been late 1-0 winners. Even though the attacking flair is being slightly tempered I've enjoyed them, and its a side effect of attempts at shoring up at the back.


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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by paultheroyal » 10 Apr 2016 18:15

Fantastic story, brilliant achievement.

New lease of life to premier league. Top 4 well and truly broken and will be for years now.

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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by AthleticoSpizz » 10 Apr 2016 18:28

True

I'm looking forward to breaking into TBers wallet tho :D

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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by genome » 10 Apr 2016 18:50

All it takes is for a decent West Ham side to turn up and nick 3 points and the gap could be down to 4 with a few games left, Leicester get nervous and Tottenham steal in and win it on the last day

#clutchingatstraws

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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by TBM » 10 Apr 2016 19:45

AthleticoSpizz True

I'm looking forward to breaking into TBers wallet tho :D


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Name your charity mate

£10 wasn't it?!


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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by AthleticoSpizz » 10 Apr 2016 20:42

it'll be the REME Association charadee #246967

But....still too early to be talking about that £100 ;-)

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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by SpaceCruiser » 10 Apr 2016 21:17

TBM lost a bet?


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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by TBM » 11 Apr 2016 08:35

AthleticoSpizz it'll be the REME Association charadee #246967

But....still too early to be talking about that £100 ;-)


I've checked it was 10 you rascal

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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by Sanguine » 11 Apr 2016 09:51

Credit to Spurs for a fine job in keeping the gap to 7 yesterday.
Leicester nearly there. Please, let it happen!
But those fixtures look horrible. Have a feeling West Ham are going to have another of those away days next weekend and the gap will close to 4.

Then Leicester host Swansea and Spurs go to West Brom. It could be 4 points with 3 to play. Then Spurs go to Chelsea whilst Leicester are at United. Could Leicester win the league at Old Trafford?

I'm almost as nervous as I would be were Reading top the league. Mental.


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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by frimmers3 » 11 Apr 2016 10:34

Even though I have been a Tottenham fan for 60 years,I would rather Leicester won the title over Spurs stealing it via goal difference in the final game of the season.

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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by frimmers3 » 11 Apr 2016 10:37

I remember a "pre-season" poll of polls in the Gruniad: A good dozen were questiones as to who they thought would be champions and fill the remaining champions league spots at seasons end. Spurs got one single nomination to nick a fourth spot:Leicester,of course,nary a mention.What a wonderful season it promises to be.

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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by No Fixed Abode » 11 Apr 2016 10:48

frimmers3 I remember a "pre-season" poll of polls in the Gruniad: A good dozen were questiones as to who they thought would be champions and fill the remaining champions league spots at seasons end. Spurs got one single nomination to nick a fourth spot:Leicester,of course,nary a mention.What a wonderful season it promises to be.


Never mind frimmers. "You nearly won the league". :lol:

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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by frimmers3 » 11 Apr 2016 10:56

I think a champion's league spot would compensate.

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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by Ouroboros » 11 Apr 2016 11:01

Sanguine I'm almost as nervous as I would be were Reading top the league. Mental.


I have no idea who Reading are playing from now until the end of the season, but I know all of Leicester's fixtures... :?

Pretty sure they're going to blow it, starting with defeat against West Ham. Spurs will be worthy champions, they're really brilliant. Gutting for the neutral though.

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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by Silver Fox » 11 Apr 2016 11:07

frimmers3 Even though I have been a Tottenham fan for 60 years.


What's with the avatar then?

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Re: Are Leicester genuine title contenders?

by No Fixed Abode » 11 Apr 2016 11:33

frimmers3 I think a champion's league spot would compensate.


Oh right. A Champions league spot is better than winning the league and getting a Champions League spot.

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