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Leicester City - Survival, Consolidation, Glory

Started on 16 July 2015 by shylax
Latest Reply on 4 August 2015 by tenthreeleader
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I have to agree, not the best start at all! Ah well, lots of time to improve.
Wow, that Spurs game must've been intense! Best of luck, we all know that you have the credibility to keep Leicester up!

Results - September 2014


Transfer Deadline Day

Other than that, nothing meaningful happened on our front.

Matches

September 14, 2014
Swansea 2 - 0 Leicester
Swansea pulled away with Wayne Routledge's goal on a free kick after Luke Garbutt tried to clear the ball but knocked it towards him. Sigurdsson doubled up, and while we had plenty of shots, we didn't take them well.

September 20, 2014
Leicester 2 - 0 Crystal Palace
We got our first win in the Premier League this run, with Kramaric scoring from a withdrawn AM position after starting as a forward previously, and Adrian Mariappa's foul led to a David Nugent penalty.

Capital One Cup Third Round
September 24, 2014
Leicester 1 - 1 Crystal Palace after extra time (4-3 on penalties)
Crystal Palace's Jerome Thomas conceded what looked to be the winning penalty when he took Ulloa down from behind, but himself equalized to send this to extra time, then penalties. In penalties, Schmeichel saved Jerome Thomas's shot, but Wayne Hennessey negated the advantage by saving Kramaric's shot. Bolasie missed the final penalty, allowing Luke Garbutt to score the winning penalty.

September 27, 2014
Manchester City 1 - 2 Leicester
Did we just enter fantasy land? We had to make some replacements to cover for players who played 120 minutes just 3 days prior, including Cambiasso, and both center backs. Anthony Knockaert was the star of the show and he ran Man City ragged. Joe Hart saved his free kick, but it ran free to Wes Morgan who gave us the lead. In the second half, Luke Garbutt raced down the left flank on the counter and crossed to Knockaert to give us a 2-0 lead. Stevan Jovetic pulled one back heading a corner in, and Matty James came off leaving us with 10, but we still held on for the victory. Striker Wilfried Bony struggled, having a couple of goals ruled offside.

Premier League Table

We've improved from one point to seven, and we're in 12th now. That's a good place to be. Let's stay there.
I can imagine how ecstatic you were when you beat City!

Results - October 2014


Matches

October 4, 2014
Leicester 1 - 1 West Brom
It was a fairly open game, we took the lead when Knockaert scored a great goal but Brown Ideye, who came on for an injured Anichebe, equalized.

October 18, 2014
Queen's Park Rangers 0 - 1 Leicester
It looked to be a bore draw but Ulloa drew a penalty when Nedum Onuoha clattered him from behind to create the penalty and David Nugent slammed it home for the winning goal.

October 26, 2014
Leicester 1 - 1 Everton
It was a day of set-pieces, and sensationally, Esteban Cambiasso was benched in favor of Matty James. James repaid that faith early on by taking advantage of the mess after a corner kick to score a goal, despite playing a defensive role. Kevin Mirallas earned Everton a share of the spoils by knocking in a free kick to equalize.

Capital One Cup 4th Round
October 29, 2014
Leicester 3 - 0 West Ham
West Ham didn't come to play, and Luke Garbutt did well in setting up two goals. His cross was intercepted and knocked into the goal by Cheikhou Kouyate, denying Danny Simpson a goal but still putting us ahead nonetheless. Ulloa put us up 2-0, and Garbutt played in another hot cross for Knockaert to put away for the finishing touch. Cambiasso pulled his hamstring and will miss a month.

Premier League Table

We didn't lose this month, and are up to 12 points, and 13th in the standings. With 8 goals scored and 11 conceded our matches aren't the most exciting, but we aren't leaking goals like crazy and that's the most important thing.
Very solid month there mate, thought you'd turn it around!

There are reports from training recently that manager Nathan Limior has fallen out of favor with Esteban Cambiasso as a starter, and is favoring Matty James to take over his spot in the team, or at least was heading that way before Cambiasso got injured. "That might have taken care of it for him," an unnamed source says. "Limior has been stressing to Cambiasso that he can't trade on past glories, but Cambiasso hasn't kept up to his standard of play so far." There might be a problem in the locker room if Cambiasso feels slighted, but so far, he hasn't said anything yet, and is instead focusing on recuperation.
What a month, no losses! Surely you should be getting the manager of the month! Nigel Pearson-esque :)

Shocking showing leads to Allardyce dismissal


A shocking showing from West Ham in the Capital One Cup, losing 3-0 to newly promoted Leicester was the final straw for the board, and they chose to sack Allardyce immediately after that loss. A woeful 20th place standing in the Premier League didn't help matters, either. After that, it'll be hard for Allardyce to get a new position, but you never know what team will lap up a retread for yet another tour of duty.
Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye! :P West Ham fans must be having a party.

Leicester manager Nathan Limior has apparently used his American contacts well as he has signed four players to pre-contracts to join Leicester. Naturally, they are also citizens of a EU country, or else they would need a work permit (and wouldn't be able to get one.) They are: Goalkeeper Horst Schuetz (Germany), defensive midfielder Ruben Ferreira and center back Antonio Lima (Portugal), and striker Andy Mahon (Ireland). At first glance, Lima seems to be most promising, and he was poached from Orlando City's academy.

They all look good decent talents, with Ferreira being the best one in my eyes. Are you going to take over WHU?

Results - November 2014


Matches

November 1, 2014
Newcastle 2 - 2 Leicester
Newcastle kept pulling ahead, and we kept coming back. Sammy Amoebi got the first goal heading in a free kick, and David Nugent headed in his own equalizer. Ayoze Perez took advantage of a counterattack to round Schmeichel and score into an open net, and Wes Morgan headed it in to equalize. Soon after, Morgan was sent off for a professional foul and David Nugent went off with an injury. With only nine men, we still knocked away the last Newcastle corner to earn a draw.

November 8, 2014
Leicester 2 - 2 Arsenal
It looked to be a creditable 1-1 draw for Leicester, but Mesut Ozil scored a crappy rebound goal to take a 2-1 lead late in the match. However, in stoppage time Andrej Kramaric scored from distance to steal the point back. He had two goals. Arsenal's first goal came when Huth tried to play his way out of trouble but bounced his pass off Welbeck who grabbed it and scored.

November 22, 2014
West Ham 1 - 0 Leicester
West Ham seemed to be playing with a new confidence under new manager Paul Lambert, and while we came out flat, Enner Valencia converted a cross into a goal for a shocking win that snapped our 7 game unbeaten streak.

November 29, 2014
Stoke 1 - 2 Leicester
Robert Huth didn't play due to a loan clause. Luke Garbutt scored his first goal, finding some space on the left side. Geoff Cameron thought it was offside, but replays showed it was a good run. We struggled against Stoke's counter-attacks, and Arnautovic scored an equalizer, heading in a corner kick. Kramaric ensured the win in stoppage time, knocking in a goal after he got unmarked in the box and Nugent found him with a cross. Wes Morgan got sent off late for a bad tackle, but Stoke's last chance free kick was knocked away harmlessly.

Premier League Table

11th, if we can keep that kind of position going into the new year that will be great for us.

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@Pauker: Hell no I won't!
Very nice formatting, writing and use of the software. I need to learn this. Good stuff!
You're doing very well so far, 11th is a very respectable position for Leicester. Hope you can keep this up, good luck!

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