Discussion in 'football' started by prunus, Nov 8, 2015.
Vardy signed on for another four years.
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I predict you will win again this season.
Claudio Ranieri: Leicester City sack Premier League-winning manager
wow. what a fucking ridiculous move.
Cuntish of the owners not to at least give Ranieri the chance to beat Sevilla in the 2nd leg. I thought he did a great job motivating them in the second half last night when they did really well.
Clueless, backstabbing twats. Leicester has been relegated m, what, five or six times in the last 30 odd years? If not as if they were an Arsenal or a Liverpool and relegation was an unthinkable prospect ffs.
Firing managers when results go bad is always maddening, but this will never be topped in football history....
What a bunch of dickheads.
This is the normal. I still don't understand what happened last year.
Lost the last 5 prem games without scoring, beaten by millwall again without scoring. I reckon the board had decided to sack regardless of last nights result. It is harsh but they are in a mess.
The signs were there when the owners put themselves front and centre at the Prem trophy presentation, all about them and their status.
The man deserved a full season, but money talks.
I wonder what odds were being offered back in August on him being sacked before the end of this season. Among other things he can boast about fucking the bookies over not once but twice.
Also I'm so glad he asked for a £5m bonus if he won the Premiership when he was negotiating his contract last year. Shame he didn't ask for ten.
At least he wasn't at Real Madrid, where you can win the CL in May and still be let go in July
I've got you the Premier League, last 16 in Europe with an away goal against Seville. Vardy on a new 4 year contract. Job well done so far...
That was a very brief high Foxes. Back to the bad old days from this weekend I reckon. Only really have everything to lose now, and you probably will. Corporate football
It's the Premier League. It's never been called the Premiership. Only if you live in Scotland or like rugby.
It was called the premiership between 1993 and 2007.
It was brutal and I actually cried real tears last night, but I think that, sadly, it had to happen.
If everyone (including backroom staff who've been there for years) had revolted, as being reported, then what choice did the the owners have? Sentimentality that takes us down is no good to anyone.
It's all kinds of horrible, but it might be the only throw of the dice to keep us in the league.
Time for Roberto Di Matteo to swoop in and claim his 2nd Champions League title.
Pictured with John Terry in cameo role
Whats the evidence that Claudio is to blame for the results this year?
I don't think there's any substantive evidence either way. But a big change was needed, you can't sack the 50 or so who've allegedly rebelled, so the manager has to go.
That may prove a terrible decision, but I think we were going down anyway.
Has any club ever deserved the 'sublime to the ridiculous' tag more than Leicester? We're the ultimate yo-yo team - and not just between divisions.
Someone will heroically step in and steer Leicester to fourth from bottom...
If I ever get the energy to do it, I'd like to compile stats from, say, the last 20 years charting the fortunes of clubs in trouble that change manager mid-season vs clubs in trouble that do not change manager mid-season. For every miraculous survival with a new manager a la Palace with Pulis, there will be a miraculous survival with the same manager a la Wigan with Martinez or indeed Leicester with Pearson. And there will be a fair few examples of teams that continue to plummet.
'Five defeats in a row and you're gone' appears to be more or less the formula. But randomness is clumpy - you'd expect to see bad trots just out of random variation, and so-called new-manager-bump is often best explained simply by a reversion to the mean.
Everything that is wrong with modern football summed up by his sacking.
What I object to most about it is summed up by the owners saying 'we will never let Leicester go down'. Um, that's not up to you mate. Three down, three up each season. Relegation is not some awful catastrophe - it is an integral part of the structure. Hell, Leicester were themselves in the third division not so long ago.
It really annoys me.
Paul Nuttall's free, and doesn't live that far away.
I read with some amazement that Roberto Mancini is favourite. The clubs owners have some money but aren't mega rich, they have some income from winning the League and will get more from the CL run. fair enough if they were just above mid table with ambitions for a Europa spot but they are fighting relegation .Why on earth would Mancini want to come at this point?
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