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That was utterly appalling. Stephen’s I think. But where was the intention beforehand? No desire to try and get an equaliser. Very disappointing. 

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Really, really poor second half I thought from us.

Deserved something on the first half, but second half - no where near. But that's what happens when you have no depth.

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Just now, Jimmy_D said:

****'s sake.

Well they certainly don't deserve that.

We've had by far the better of the game, but in the end the atrocious refereeing and the injuries have told in the scoreline.

By far the better of the game???Better first half that's all 

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Stephens... FFS. 

Giving the ball away is one thing, but he then made a half assed attempt to foul as if he couldn't be bothered.

Wouldn't have saved the game, but it'd have saved our GD another hit.

Worrying how much we wilted in the second half after 10 days rest. Poor, after such a promising opened 45.

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Stephens proving he’s been living on borrowed time as a Prem player. Just not enough quality in the squad with the injuries to be able to compete against a good Leicester squad. Plus the Ref seemed very keen to spoil the game for us. Oh well onto a youthful side for the FA Cup. We really need something special in the window, but there’s no money so it’s the kids we’re pinning our hopes on.

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Tactically Leicester got it right in the second half and Ralf either couldn't adjust or didn't have the players on the bench to do anything. For me the ref not giving us the foul on Diallo changed the game. It left us scrambling in defence and we couldnt recover. Going a goal down killed us.

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1 minute ago, danjosaint said:

Going to throw away our really good start , because of such a shit squad, Valery, long, Stephens, Walcott just not good enough

We beat Liverpool the other week with the same squad, you must have missed that

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59 minutes ago, SKD said:

He’s not been solid though. Every game he’s made a mistake or 2. Luckily they haven’t lead to a goal. tonight is more of what we’ve become used to. He cannot defend, which for a CB is a bit of an issue. 
 

Had that been Vestergaard, he’d have had pelters. 
 

a couple of last ditch blocks won’t convince me otherwise. Terrible defender. 

That's utter rubbish. Please take you ignorant trolling somewhere else. 

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Why are people so intent of throwing vile abuse Stephens way? Does he really deserve being called what he's being called?

He's improved massively under Ralph, but he has always been limited. He is always beaten by the turn, or pace, or skill. Backs to the walls/blocks etc, passing out from the back, decent and he's improved in that element. But against genuine quality/pace our CB's aren't really up to it, Jan is better...but still weak in those situations.

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3 minutes ago, Jimmy_D said:

****'s sake.

Well they certainly don't deserve that.

We've had by far the better of the game, but in the end the atrocious refereeing and the injuries have told in the scoreline.

Wasn’t atrocious refereeing. We just lack a cutting edge (Ings). 

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2 minutes ago, gammon cheeks said:

all this fucking around at the back will lead to a mistake

"F**king around at the back" is how we play now. It's got us into the top 8 after half a season. Every now and then it will lead to a mistake. 

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Just now, Chez said:

........For me the ref not giving us the foul on Diallo changed the game. It left us scrambling in defence and we couldnt recover. Going a goal down killed us.

Macca should not have been beaten at his near post.

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Good first half, outdone by a poor decision from the officials. Really poor second half, making it a comfortable win for Leicester. They did bring £75m worth of players off their bench tonight, which helps makes a difference.

10 days until the next league game, hopefully gives the opportunity for some to return.

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Stephens and KWP were awful tonight.

The rest weren't much better. Although I did think Bertrand had a decent game.

Long shouldn't even be in consideration for Tuesday night, even League 1 is above his level. 

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1 minute ago, S-Clarke said:

Why are people so intent of throwing vile abuse Stephens way? Does he really deserve being called what he's being called?

He's improved massively under Ralph, but he has always been limited. He is always beaten by the turn, or pace, or skill. Backs to the walls/blocks etc, passing out from the back, decent and he's improved in that element. But against genuine quality/pace our CB's are really up to it, Jan is better...but still weak in those situations.

Gotta have a scapegoat.

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Game really changed on the goal. We'd been the better team. Not to excuse the individual errors in build up but Diallo non foul was  inconsistent with how ref handled fouls rest of game. Afterwards Leicester could sit and pick us off(which is their preferred away strategy) as we had to go more and more aggressive and rode our luck defencively. Unlucky with the Armstrong chance that hit the bar. Still not a bad display given the players that were out.Impressed by N'lundulu. Long though really not looking a premier league level striker anymore. Another wide player (Smallbone out). We're worrying short in that position now. Hopefully Ings comes back from Covid without any ill effects.

 

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1 minute ago, stknowle said:

Wasn’t atrocious refereeing. We just lack a cutting edge (Ings). 

the decision on the Diallo foul was atrocious. As was not sending Diallo off. Rest of game he was pretty decent.

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1 minute ago, Harry_SFC said:

Stephens and KWP were awful tonight.

The rest weren't much better. Although I did think Bertrand had a decent game.

Long shouldn't even be in consideration for Tuesday night, even League 1 is above his level. 

I thought KWP was poor, but....Justin pushed him up and stopped him attacking, Justin in particular had a really good game for Leicester, one of their better players. Barnes also kept him very busy, so he was rather subdued because of that. He had no real protection in front.

Theo was awful though, really, really bad unfortunately.

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There's always a lot of shit posted here on match days but today will take some beating.  Sometimes teams lose matches and there's no shame in losing to Leicester when half your team is missing. We're still exceeding expectations so enjoy it while it lasts.

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Thought we played well considering the players we were missing,  target should still be a top half finish, that would be a success for a squad as light as ours. No real threat to bring off the bench. 

We had several chances first half, finishing not good enough. 

Will Bertrand be able to serve his suspension on Tuesday? 

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Just now, JRM said:

Thought we played well considering the players we were missing,  target should still be a top half finish, that would be a success for a squad as light as ours. No real threat to bring off the bench. 

We had several chances first half, finishing not good enough. 

Will Bertrand be able to serve his suspension on Tuesday? 

Nope, it will follow through to the next PL game.

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