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Leicester game

Post by Vegas Claret » Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:42 am

A few of the Sunday papers suggesting that Leicester are going to try and get their game v Everton on Tuesday postponed using covid as an excuse. You would expect our game could be in doubt if that happens

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Re: Leicester game

Post by Myk » Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:33 am

Yeah I posted somewhere on here last night about hearing our game with Leicester looked like it was being called off. Karen Fazackerley mentioned it yesterday evening on twitter

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Re: Leicester game

Post by Aclaret » Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:39 am

Havn't they 3 or 4 playing in Africa ? Plus Evans & Vardy out injured.....but they did play yesterday in the cup.
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Re: Leicester game

Post by Quickenthetempo » Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:39 am

I think we will try for a call off, never mind them.

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Re: Leicester game

Post by Pearcey » Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:43 am

Funny how it wasn’t an issue in the FA Cup. These clubs need to face some form of punishment.
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Re: Leicester game

Post by BFC123 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:45 am

The FA seemed to be applying different rules to the games this weekend than the PL have been doing. There was much more pressure on getting these games played even if it meant U23s being played.

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Re: Leicester game

Post by clarethomer » Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:15 am

BFC123 wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:45 am
The FA seemed to be applying different rules to the games this weekend than the PL have been doing. There was much more pressure on getting these games played even if it meant U23s being played.
I believe this should have been the view of the PL too but sadly wasn't

Its now become a game of cat and mouse to make sure that they can manage an injury/absences and the whole thing is just a mockery now.
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Re: Leicester game

Post by Iloveyoubrady » Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:22 am

Cup game we clearly wanted to play because we simply don’t care about the result and would rather it was over with.

It wouldn’t be a bad thing for Leicester to be called off. Gives us time to regroup and it will most likely be rescheduled for when MC is back and any January moves are in.

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Re: Leicester game

Post by jdrobbo » Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:09 am

Would you rather have a Burnley side without Cornet….

Or a Leicester side without Vardy, Ndidi, Evans, Choudry, Ihenacho…just for starters?

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Re: Leicester game

Post by ashtonlongsider » Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:15 am

We don't need any more postponements no matter what.
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Re: Leicester game

Post by warksclaret » Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:16 am

jdrobbo wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:09 am
Would you rather have a Burnley side without Cornet….

Or a Leicester side without Vardy, Ndidi, Evans, Choudry, Ihenacho…just for starters?
Ask Watford
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Re: Leicester game

Post by clarethomer » Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:19 am

jdrobbo wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:09 am
Would you rather have a Burnley side without Cornet….

Or a Leicester side without Vardy, Ndidi, Evans, Choudry, Ihenacho…just for starters?
Will that be the only missing player for us given the recent covid tests that we have had?

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Re: Leicester game

Post by alboclaret » Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:27 pm

Shall I buy a ticket for this game.? Will it go ahead ? When would anyone reckon we can make a educated guess

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Re: Leicester game

Post by RammyClaret61 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:32 pm

alboclaret wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:27 pm
Shall I buy a ticket for this game.? Will it go ahead ? When would anyone reckon we can make a educated guess
About 1pm on Saturday
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Re: Leicester game

Post by tiger76 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:35 pm

ashtonlongsider wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:15 am
We don't need any more postponements no matter what.
THIS! we already have a backlog to catch up on as it stands, anymore postponements would mean we'll probably face the prospect of cramming our last 8-10 games into a hectic schedule, and possibly playing 3 times a week for a few weeks.

Also Leicester have several out, now we might also be not be at full strength, but on balance I'd prefer the Leicester game to go ahead.

And it's a farce that any fans planning to attend this match, will be booking travel in advance, and it may yet again be called off at the 11th hour.

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Re: Leicester game

Post by Andreshotboots » Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:03 pm

My line up would be :

Pope
Bardsley- give the crowd a much needed lift with some hefty tackles and no worse than Lowton.
Mee
Collins
Taylor
Brownhill
Westwood
Stephens
JBG
McNeil
J Rod

Time to let McNeil play as a 10 and run at Leicester every time he gets the ball, J Rod playing just in front of him.

I'd have Brownhill on the right as our crossing quality is so poor, we may as well have somebody who's a decent short passer out there and could maybe pick out Dwight or J Rod to feet.

Wood looks shot, and would be an excellent option from the bench.Tarky to me looks distracted, especially over the last couple of games so misses out.

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Re: Leicester game

Post by IanMcL » Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:26 pm

A few will be back for Leicester. Only a despicable action by them, conning the system, will stop the game.

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Re: Leicester game

Post by Norman » Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:27 pm

IanMcL wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:26 pm
A few will be back for Leicester. Only a despicable action by them, conning the system, will stop the game.
Is it 7 days now to self-isolate? I can't keep track.

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Re: Leicester game

Post by IanMcL » Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:29 pm

Norman wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:27 pm
Is it 7 days now to self-isolate? I can't keep track.
I think they also have to be at some level, according to Mr Woan, yesterday, however, never heard that before.

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Re: Leicester game

Post by Spijed » Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:59 pm

As Wood got a groin injury yesterday I presume he'll be a doubt next Saturday if the game goes ahead.

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Re: Leicester game

Post by dsr » Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:25 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:35 pm
THIS! we already have a backlog to catch up on as it stands, anymore postponements would mean we'll probably face the prospect of cramming our last 8-10 games into a hectic schedule, and possibly playing 3 times a week for a few weeks.

Also Leicester have several out, now we might also be not be at full strength, but on balance I'd prefer the Leicester game to go ahead.

And it's a farce that any fans planning to attend this match, will be booking travel in advance, and it may yet again be called off at the 11th hour.
We've got 21 games to play. 17 at weekends, 1 midweek, 3 tba. No cup ties, so some vacant weekends as well. There is not a chance that we will have to play 3 games per week.

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Re: Leicester game

Post by tiger76 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:30 pm

dsr wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:25 pm
We've got 21 games to play. 17 at weekends, 1 midweek, 3 tba. No cup ties, so some vacant weekends as well. There is not a chance that we will have to play 3 games per week.
Yes the FA Cup weekends could be an option to fit some of the missed games in, if the FA and PL allow it.

But the Watford match has already been rescheduled, and Everton and Spurs both progressed in the cup this weekend, Vila might ne out by tomorrow night however.

Depends obviously whether we suffer any further postponements, and in the present climate nothing can be ruled out.

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Re: Leicester game

Post by dsr » Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:39 pm

tiger76 wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:30 pm
Yes the FA Cup weekends could be an option to fit some of the missed games in, if the FA and PL allow it.

But the Watford match has already been rescheduled, and Everton and Spurs both progressed in the cup this weekend, Vila might ne out by tomorrow night however.

Depends obviously whether we suffer any further postponements, and in the present climate nothing can be ruled out.
16 spare midweeks, 3 matches to fit in. We will not have to play 3 matches per week.

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Re: Leicester game

Post by Vegas Claret » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:12 am

he's a complete tool but on this he's not wrong
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Re: Leicester game

Post by ClaretMov » Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:06 am

These team's now naming injuries, covid and ACON for excuses to have games postponed is a joke, ACON player's out, hard luck you shouldn't buy them if you can't cope with them playing in it, injuries, all part of the game, just bullshit excuse to get a game called off they can't play their first starting Xl.

Funny how Leicester scrapped a team together for the FA Cup game against a fellow Premier league team and won 4 - 1 yet will probably not have a team to play against us at the weekend

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Re: Leicester game

Post by RVclaret » Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:57 am

At least we’ll have new signings and Cornet back if this gets cancelled.

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Re: Leicester game

Post by CrosspoolClarets » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:35 am

Leicester would be daft to call this off while we only have Jay up front and plenty who have had Covid. Even with half a side they should expect to win, Maddison is on fire. May suit us though in terms of Watford.

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Re: Leicester game

Post by dougcollins » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:40 am

Yes, the only reason Leicester are happy for this to go ahead is because they think they can beat us.

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