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      king kenny
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      Re: Leicester City
      Reply #400: Jul 26, 2020 10:05:57 pm
      Brendan signed that fat deal 10m a year and since he has had them going down hill. 
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      Re: Leicester City
      Reply #401: Jul 27, 2020 02:29:48 am
      Bottlers!
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      Re: Leicester City
      Reply #402: Jul 27, 2020 05:35:21 am
      Rodgers seems to do a bottle job, even after 6 years.
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      Reply #403: Jul 27, 2020 06:46:59 am
      Yep BR bottled it.
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      Reply #404: Jul 27, 2020 08:54:44 am
      It was the lesser of the two evils today.
      Did I want the Scum to qualify for the CL  .. No.

      Did I want The  Great Pretender Rodgers to qualify . No.


      Vardy golden boot ?

      Obvious tactics when BR arrived. Same one dimensional play ...... give the ball to Vardy at all costs.
      Same as the Luis and Sturridge days.

      As soon as a couple of injuries come along and other teams work out their tactics down the toilet their results went.

      Never forgiven BR the Real Madrid game and that last PL game 1-6 Stoke.

      Welcome to Thursday night games Brendan.
      You can swap notes with Maureen and rekindle that old connection.

      Did you want United to qualify over Leicester?? I'm no Rodgers fan but I'd certainly preferred then to have qualified over United!

      On a different note I think Leicester won't be anywhere near top 4 next season. They did well this season without the distraction of Europe (similar to us in 13/14) but those Thursday night Europa League games won't do them any good at all. Vardy will be 34 too, as brilliant as he's been this season it's only a matter of time before his pace starts to rapidly decline and he becomes more susceptible to injuries
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      Reply #405: Jul 27, 2020 09:28:11 am
      Did you want United to qualify over Leicester?? I'm no Rodgers fan but I'd certainly preferred then to have qualified over United!

      On a different note I think Leicester won't be anywhere near top 4 next season. They did well this season without the distraction of Europe (similar to us in 13/14) but those Thursday night Europa League games won't do them any good at all. Vardy will be 34 too, as brilliant as he's been this season it's only a matter of time before his pace starts to rapidly decline and he becomes more susceptible to injuries

      It's better for us that United are in the CL as their squad is not strong or experienced enough to compete in both domestic and European competitions without it impacting negatively on their league performances.
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      Reply #406: Jul 27, 2020 10:26:20 am
      It's better for us that United are in the CL as their squad is not strong or experienced enough to compete in both domestic and European competitions without it impacting negatively on their league performances.

      This. I would have preferred United didn't get CL but the reality is it does in fact work in our favour somewhat.
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      Reply #407: Jul 27, 2020 10:29:04 am
      Absolute bottle job from Leicester this season.

      To think they were starting to think about challenging us for the title.  Total comedians.  I don't think playing in the Europa League is going to do them any favours either next season.
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      Reply #408: Jul 27, 2020 10:29:33 am
      It's better for us that United are in the CL as their squad is not strong or experienced enough to compete in both domestic and European competitions without it impacting negatively on their league performances.

      Wrong thread I guess but do you really think they will be challengers next season?
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      Reply #409: Jul 27, 2020 10:36:08 am
      Wrong thread I guess but do you really think they will be challengers next season?


      Well they will be a lot stronger than this season. They had the best points record in the league since signing Fernandes on January. If they make a couple of good signings in the Summer then who knows. But the fact they are in the CL definitely weakens their chances of competing for the PL title.
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      Reply #410: Jul 27, 2020 10:59:39 am
      It's better for us that United are in the CL as their squad is not strong or experienced enough to compete in both domestic and European competitions without it impacting negatively on their league performances.

      Don't agree with that - they'd have still been playing Europa League, a competition with more rounds than the Champions League. Plus you could argue the Europa would hinder their league performances more as that's a competition they can actually compete in. I'd be very surprised if United were still competing in the Champions League come late February. Although I don't think they'll be a threat to us regardless

      Plus the money they would have missed out on by not qualifying for the CL would have done them a lot of damage, would have found it harder to attract players etc
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      Reply #411: Jul 27, 2020 11:54:31 am
      Well they will be a lot stronger than this season. They had the best points record in the league since signing Fernandes on January. If they make a couple of good signings in the Summer then who knows. But the fact they are in the CL definitely weakens their chances of competing for the PL title.

      Getting CL football opens up a lot of opportunities for them in the transfer market though.

      I'd expect them to be signing Sancho now.
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      Reply #412: Jul 27, 2020 12:49:35 pm
      Don't agree with that - they'd have still been playing Europa League, a competition with more rounds than the Champions League. Plus you could argue the Europa would hinder their league performances more as that's a competition they can actually compete in. I'd be very surprised if United were still competing in the Champions League come late February. Although I don't think they'll be a threat to us regardless

      Plus the money they would have missed out on by not qualifying for the CL would have done them a lot of damage, would have found it harder to attract players etc


      In Europa league you can play you b team until the latter knockout stage, not so for CL, most games are competitive even in group stage.
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      Reply #413: Jul 27, 2020 01:33:13 pm
      In Europa league you can play you b team until the latter knockout stage, not so for CL, most games are competitive even in group stage.

      You can rotate to a certain point like, but I don't think you can just throw the B team out. Whenever I've watched United in the Europa League this year they seem to have had about 70% of the first team squad out. I don't think the Champions League would hamper them any more than the Europa because I can't see them staying in it past the last 16 - first half decent team they draw I think they're going out over two legs.

      Whereas the Europa League is something they can have a go at, plus you go into a last 32 in the knockouts as opposed to a last 16 like the CL, meaning you've got to play a potential 8 knockout matches before you reach the final as opposed to 6 if you were in the CL (not like they would get anywhere close to a CL final like!)

      They're very lucky in a way that the season has ended the way it has, with the Europa League knockouts being played after the domestic campaign has finished, as I'm sure it would have hampered with their league form towards the business end



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