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Leicester fans comments ahead of Newcastle United game – Only argument is how easy it will be…

4 months ago
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Leicester fans are full of it.

Yet another manager out of the door and the new one picking up four wins in a row after an opening defeat to Watford.

In the time Rafa Benitez has been at St James Park, the Foxes have had four different managers and two caretaker bosses.

We will see how long the popularity of Brendan Rodgers lasts but in the meantime he has the supporters only looking up.

The Leicester fans aiming for seventh and potential European football, as well as a possible Golden Boot for Jamie Vardy.

Whilst the comments from the home fans are divided in terms of how easy or difficult it will be, they are pretty unanimous in thinking it will be a Leicester win, with most expecting by at least a couple of goals and Jamie Vardy adding to his seven in the last six games, 15 so far for the season.

A lot of negative comments regarding Rafa Benitez and lazy ‘parking the bus’ comments, that may apply to playing Manchester City up to a point but not Leicester!

Very short memories as well, as Leicester fans finding it difficult to recall that their title win was based overwhelmingly on counter-attacking football.

Some of the home fans (though not all) also clearly forgetting how Newcastle were by far the better team when winning here 2-1 last April.

Leicester fans comment via their top Foxes Talk message board:

‘2-0. Routine win.

Maguire and Evans back in.

5 straight wins!’

‘Lets be honest, they are seriously average and we should win.’

‘Really looking forward to it. Geordies always make a noise and still need points, so should be good atmosphere. Hopefully the upward curve will continue.’

‘They’ll come to frustrate but the movement of Maddison, Tielemans and Barnes will be too much for them for 90 minutes.

Vardy could reach 20 PL goals again this season which is outrageous given he was on 7 in February.

3-0 Vardy hattrick.’

‘They are basically safe already so I think they will mentally not be at the same level when they beat us at home last season.’

‘Actually think we might need Morgan to combat Rondon?’

‘Nah, Morgan should be phased out. He had better not be in our plans as a starter next season, so why bother wasting game time now when we have little to gain or lose from trying others.

I imagine that we intend to keep and play Evans so for me it’d be Evans and Soyunço – with the excuse of giving Harry time with his new family. If not I’d play Harry and Soyunço and have the most attacking, dribbling CBs in the league.’

‘Win. Hopefully Vardy can knick a couple and give himself a shot at the Golden Boot. Won’t be easy against Benitez tho.’

‘Hard to not bank against a fifth consecutive win. It’s becoming increasingly apparent that we may have something to play for after all (especially if Manchester City beat Watford in the FA Cup Final) and that said, so do Newcastle United. Think this will be a good game but will edge this one 2-1.’

‘Rafa is going to be thinking it could have been him…’

‘I’d like to see Soyuncu get another shot here. With Newcastle playing Rafa’s usual bus parking style his ability to initiate out of the back could be very useful.’

‘Thought Newcastle were superb when they came to ours last season. Will be a tough game.’

‘2-1 win. Won’t be a walkover I’d imagine but we’ll have just enough.’

‘7-1 seems a loooong time ago.’

‘If Toon just sit in like boring ba..ards, then just tell Youri and Madders to bombard the goal at every opportunity. 3-1 Citeh.’

‘2-0 city for me. I’m intrigued on seeing how well we will break down a side that sticks 11 men behind the ball.’

‘2-0 win but not without difficulties. Rafa won’t down tools for us and something tells me he’ll want to do one over on Rodgers.’

‘Their fans aren’t optimistic about this one and most expect a defeat.

I think we’ll win this 3-1. Hopefully Barnes will get his first goal.’

‘Sounds like a classic Benitez trying to wring out a point game. They don’t need too much for the rest of their season, but would still think a point possible.

However, from current form, there’s not an obvious tactic to achieve that against Leicester.

It takes so much energy and boredom to “park the bus”, can’t be too many players happy with that tactic. So, let’s hope they come and play us and make it a free-scoring doss game, 4-3 to us.’

‘Could easily be 4-0 with the form we are in.’

‘I think this will be tough. Newcastle haven’t exactly been rolled over in many of their matches and on their day they’ve had good results against Everton, Man City etc. Saying that, if we continue our good form and get the first goal we should pick up the 3 points.’

‘On the TV, we never seem to play well in front of the nation/world! Still I remember us losing 7-1 to these live on TV so I’d like that to be put right!’

‘To be fair, if Newcastle do the small time thing and sit 11 men behind the ball to play for the draw, we’ll be fine. Rodgers has had three years of having to deal with that sort of park football up in the Buckie Triangle, he’s used to it.’

‘If we want 7th, we need to win this one, expect them to park the bus.’

‘Newcastle are two Cardiff victories away from a relegation fight. Rondon will be dangerous. I’m confident we can break them down with Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes and an inform Vardy. But they will be dangerous on the attack.’

‘I’d be tempted to keep Morgan in as he’s been playing well and I also think a phyisical player like Rondon is bread and butter for him.’

‘Another tricky one tonight with Newcastle scrapping for survival. I’d be surprised if they were relegated though. Rafa’s Newcastle are a tough team to beat at the KP.

They will look to unsettle us but we’ll need to avoid conceding an early goal. If they get in front it could be a frustrating evening. Might be the toughest test of our midfield/attack under Rodgers.’

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