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Leicester fans comments on beating Newcastle United and that ‘tackle’ on Matt Ritchie

2 years ago

Leicester fans went into Wednesday night with cup ambitions.

On Thursday morning they still have them.

After exiting on penalties to Manchester City at the quarter-final stage in each of these last two seasons, this was a happier spot-kick experience for the 800 travelling fans.

Leicester fans watching their team advance despite Harvey Barnes missing, as failures by Hayden and Shelvey sent the Foxes through.

The travelling supporters weren’t that impressed with their own team, or Newcastle, on the night. Just grateful to get through.

A lot of the comments though are to do with a ‘tackle’ by Hamza Choudhury on Matt Ritchie.

Steve Bruce was furious about the ankle injury and reckless challenge, however, some embarrassing comments from certain Leicester fans.

Whilst some hold their hands up that they got away with what should have been a red card, others aren’t quite so honest…

Leicester fans comment via their Foxes Talk message board:

‘653 passes with an accuracy of 86% compared to their 303 passes and 71% accuracy.

I’m certain Luton will have a good pop at us and will catch us out if we don’t take them seriously enough. BR is taking this competition seriously.’

‘It was a fantastic tackle, well within the rules. I like how Richie ending up on the other side of the pitch.’

‘How long before players like hamza start second guessing how they go about tackling. Anyone else think that’s one of the best parts of his game?? I’ve seen hesitancy sneak in more and more in recent seasons.

It’s a contact sport. How about we concentrate on the diving, play acting, ref conning, fan robbing culture, rather than a good old fashion honest tackle.’

‘Oh fu.. off Bruce, go and iron your face.’

‘Bruce was born up near Newcastle and was a hard man on the pitch, he took no prisoners in his day.

Ritchie ain’t no angel either, so just get on with it. Just trying deflection technique as his team were poor and having lost at home trying to get sympathy from the fans.’

‘Not a great performance but the result is all that matters. A good draw should help build momentum.’

‘Well, we did better than Spurs.’

‘On tonight’s game – I get the feeling Brendan is riding his luck a bit. But as they say rather a lucky manager than a good one.’

‘The only horror thing about that was Ritchie’s continued run and subsequent fall to the ground 20m later.’

‘He is actually injured ….. whatever your view on the challenge, the player had to be subbed off and will probably be out for a few weeks with ligament damage…’

‘It was Richie’s reaction that caused Hamza to get booked. It was a perfect tackle, hard but fair. Nothing wrong with that, at all the games gone!’

‘Got away with one there, all this talk about playing full strength and taking the cups seriously and we nearly fell at the first hurdle against a massively weakened Newcastle side lol.

Decent set of penalties though (Barnes excluded) job done and into the next round.’

‘Controlled the game again but made very little real attempts on goal.’

‘Cups are all about getting through. Still unbeaten, having played 3 teams that have sat in against us. Hopefully the attack starts to click sooner rather than later, and we start looking as exciting as we did at the end of last season. Suspect we may see a different us after the break.’

See Bruce is bleating on about what he describes as a “horror challenge”. He appears to forget how he used to play. He’d be sent off in every game he played nowadays, the big lass!!’

‘Naughty tackle for me, it’s the follow through. The original contact of the ball is good. I’d be raging if I was a Newcastle player with that.’

‘Same here. I like his enthusiasm to win the the ball, but he takes the player out in a dangerous manner. Could of easily been a red.’

‘Great to get through to the next round

Up the Foxes.’


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