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Match Threads Leicester vs Spurs - Match thread - Day 38 - KO 4:00pm

Match Prediction

  • Spurs to win and qualify for 6th spot

    Votes: 16 6.1%
  • Spurs to win but fail to qualify for 6th spot

    Votes: 17 6.5%
  • Spurs to lose but still qualify for Europe

    Votes: 16 6.1%
  • Spurs to lose and fail to qualify for Europe

    Votes: 206 78.9%
  • Score Draw

    Votes: 6 2.3%
  • Goal-less Draw

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    261

JimmyG2

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Dec 7, 2006
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Ryan Mason.
Best win % of any of our previous managers
bar none.

Just saying.

Winks and Doherty both played well.
New Manager will be well impressed.
Will have to find some new scapegoats.
4 goals away from home
against a team vying for CL.
They didn't score in open play
two penalties only.

better late than never.
Roll on 2021/22
 

hughy

I'm SUPER cereal.
Nov 18, 2007
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Is this the first time this season a substitution has actually worked out for us? It feels like it.
Actually, I'm going to go ahead and quote myself here.

IIRC, Bale came on as a sub to score the winner against Brighton. The only other positive impact I can remember from a sub was when Bale came on against West Ham (a) and got an assist and hit the bar in search of a leveller. Not to mention against West Ham (h) he came on as a sub and should have wrapped the game up for us.

Fuck me we need to keep him.
 

DCSPUR64

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Dec 2, 2018
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‘Give the lad a chance’ is where we’ve gone wrong with our players. He fucked the final by playing winks. He is atrocious as a manager. Too much average at our club.
Not saying he should be our manager but 29 and may have a job with us in the under 23’s.
I do not know why he played Winks, BTW, this team would not have done much better in the final, whoever we picked.
 

mickman

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Jul 13, 2005
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Amazing how people (don’t) watch football. Ratings on the BBC report, for this match, give Kane and Son as our best players, whilst Winks and Sanchez as our worst, of the starting XI. And worse than all Leicester players bar Perez!
Kane and Son were awful.
Rewatch the match if you need to. Pretend it’s the first time you’ve ever seen these players. You’ll see that Winks was certainly one of our best players today.
He genuinely shocked me. He was receiving the ball from the defence on the turn, and looking forwards. There were a good number of balls played accurately into space and a handful of attempts to go full Hoddle. One of which, a 40yder into the left channel, was actually pretty impressive. Sure, some were over hit. But when you consider he’s spent the last 18 months facing his own goal either hiding behind an opponent or walking to within 5 yds of one of our centre backs before pointing to his friend, it’s really quite impressive.
And he ran with the ball, Sissoko style, on a couple of occasions, whereupon you realise that he is actually quite nippy.
Harry is dead, long live Harry.
 

bubble07

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Dec 27, 2004
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Trying to defend the accidental handball from kane but the rules not helping...

it is not handball if, after an accidental handball, the ball travels some distance or there are several passes before the goal or goal scoring opportunity.

Neither of that actually happened!
 

DarwinSpur

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Dec 30, 2020
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Trying to defend the accidental handball from kane but the rules not helping...

it is not handball if, after an accidental handball, the ball travels some distance or there are several passes before the goal or goal scoring opportunity.

Neither of that actually happened!

Yes having seen the that incident I wonder if official and VAr were so embarrassed by the second (completely outrageous) penalty decision that overlooking the "handball" was a square up.
 

DarwinSpur

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Dec 30, 2020
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Disgraceful dive from Vardy for the 2nd penalty. Cheating b’stard
The problem isn’t Vardy - it’s that VAR didn’t have a quiet talk in the refs ear to say “er... actually it was Vardy who grabbed sanchez by the arm and then threw himself to the ground. Issue him a yellow card right now”

but no. And no talk about it on match of the day. So another absolute stain of a decision that blights football goes unremarked
 
May 17, 2018
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Trying to defend the accidental handball from kane but the rules not helping...

it is not handball if, after an accidental handball, the ball travels some distance or there are several passes before the goal or goal scoring opportunity.

Neither of that actually happened!


"An accidental handball by an attacking player or team-mate will only be penalised if it occurs immediately before a goal or a goalscoring opportunity."

I can only interpret the passage of play as not being 'immediate' between that and Bale scoring.


Amazed how disingenuous the "experts" on MoTD were being about it.
 

TheChosenOne

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Dec 13, 2005
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"An accidental handball by an attacking player or team-mate will only be penalised if it occurs immediately before a goal or a goalscoring opportunity."

I can only interpret the passage of play as not being 'immediate' between that and Bale scoring.


Amazed how disingenuous the "experts" on MoTD were being about it.

I thought the ball hit Harry's todger not his hand ?
 

Frozen_Waffles

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Jan 26, 2005
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Whats misguided about it exactly? Theres an argument to say that by playing both of them we could have:

1. Beaten the press (Ndombele's passing is fantastic for this)
2. Had more pace and penetration on the flanks with Bale, thus forcing them back towards their own goal

While there is clearly a chance we could have got beaten by more than 1 goal, I don't get any comfort from the fact that we "only just lost" anyway. It was a cup final, we should have gone all out to win it and I feel our selection and tactics were very very poor.

Firstly we don't know which ndombele would have shown up, he has been very poor for the second half of the season and on merit I cannot imagine how he would have deserved a place in the starting line up.

I am a huge Bale fan and I would have liked him to start and play 90, but I can certainly understand why mason urged on the side of caution.

Let's just make this clear, city are by far the best team in the league and probably the best team in Europe at the moment, they generally play high press and like to starve the other team of ball.

By playing ndombele and bale together you would be hoping that individual brilliance would win us the game. I am pretty sure we would have been rolled over with ease. Off the ball we would have struggled as both these players are not the best at winning the ball back or work rate.

He tried to pass through midfield and get us playing football but that didn't work, getting beat off the best team in Europe with a flat performance doesn't reflect badly on mason but more on the squad we have.

I think against bigger teams we need to find a way to play bale and if he regains his form ndombele but with son, Kane, lo celso or Dele we would struggle. This is why José kept playing more defensive teams to try to give the platform for son and Kane. And generally had relative success early in the season, but the football was not entertaining.

I think he has done ok, would a better manager help matters? Probably, but let's not stick the knife in, they are not outlandish decisions.
 

C0YS

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Jul 9, 2007
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None of our fullbacks are up to it for our aspirations. Not pleasant to see KWP play well when we have this shower
We'd be complaining about KWP if he was here too, ultimately it's easier to think someone looks good when if they make a mistake it doesn't affect your team.

Aurier is our best Right back, he will almost certainly leave. Better is available but for as long as I've been here, certainly more recently, fans complain about fullbacks. Fullbacks will always make mistakes, it's just part of the parcel of the position. When they are expected to give width and support attacks that's what happens. the flanks are the most vulnerable position in the pitch because strengthening the middle is more important. What I'm trying to say is Walker and Rose were the best two fullbacks in the league when they were at their peak, it's unlikely we will find players to match that for a long time. Unfortunately, this means fans are even more likely to take issue with the fullbacks.
 
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