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Leicester vs Newcastle

Discussion in 'Premier League Match Threads' started by Jimmy Skitz, May 6, 2021.

  1. Jimmy Skitz

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    I'm expecting some kind of reaction after last week, its time for Maddison to cut the show pony pot shots and be the playmaker people say he is or he needs to be benched for the run in, Perez was playing really well in that 10 position.

    also stumbled across this.

    https://www.themag.co.uk/2021/05/newcastle-united-players-who-would-get-in-this-leicester-city-team/



    OPINION
    Newcastle United players who would get in this Leicester City team

    I was thinking, which Newcastle United players would get in this Leicester City team?

    Clearly Leicester have got a far better team, the Premier League table doesn’t lie.

    Friday night’s match sees third top against fourth bottom, enough said.

    As for comparing the two managers…don’t even go there.

    I was interested to just go through and see which Newcastle United players would make it into a best eleven of the two squads…



    Goalkeeper

    Kasper Schmeichel

    Obviously I rate Martin Dubravka and he wouldn’t let anybody down whoever he plays for.

    However, hand on heart, you still couldn’t put him in ahead of Schmeichel who has done it year after year, including winning the title.



    Full-backs

    Ricardo Pereira, James Justin, Luke Thomas, Timothy Castagne

    This is not even worth talking about.

    The likes of Pereira, Castagne and Justin are real quality players. Do Newcastle United have even one good full-back / wing-back?

    We have some honest tryers at Newcastle but Steve Bruce has paid £15m for Jamal Lewis and he can’t even get a game ahead of some very average players. If / when Ritchie leaves, he is going to a Championship club.



    Centre-backs

    Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, Wesley Fofana

    An area where Newcastle have the most strength in depth but if we are honest, they are much of a muchness. Plus, difficult to ignore the fact that only three Premier League clubs have conceded more than NUFC up to now this season.
    All three of the Leicester players listed above are better quality than anything Newcastle have, harsh but true.



    Central midfielders
    Youri Tielemans, Wilfred Ndidi, Nampalys Mendy, Hamza Choudhury

    An embarrassing no contest.

    To compare Tielemans and Ndidi to Jonjo Shelvey is just painful. Even Isaac Hayden, very popular with Newcastle fans but also very limited. Does a job and tries hard but also levels below the Leicester options.



    Attacking midfielders
    James Maddison, Harvey Barnes, Marc Albrighton

    Allan Saint-Maximin is the name that obviously springs to mind. However, when you look at Harvey Barnes with nine goals in just 22 PL starts this season, directly involved (goals and assists) in 27 goals in 46 PL starts these past two season, Maddison directly involved in 36 goals in 85 PL starts these past three seasons, ASM’s six goals and eight assists in the PL these past two seasons don’t come close.
    Maybe under a different manager who knows, you can the same to an extent about Almiron. The negative tactics employed by Steve Bruce make it so difficult for flair / attacking players at Newcastle.



    Strikers

    Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ayoze Perez

    Callum Wilson is a good striker but Jamie Vardy one of the very best. You would have to say as well that Iheanacho is now showing he is very good and would also get into a team ahead of the Newcastle striker. As for the claims of Joelinton, Andy Carroll and Dwight Gayle…



    Summing up

    Looking at the complete picture, I can’t see a single Newcastle player getting into a combined team of the two squads.

    Leicester City have bought consistently well, yes they will have the odd signing that doesn’t work out but that happens to all clubs.

    A sobering thought as well that Steve Bruce has been allowed a net spend of over £100m on transfers in his four transfer windows, in the same four windows Brendan Rodgers has had a net spend of £18m on transfers.

    The combined talents of Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce have spent more on Joelinton than Leicester have done on any of their players.

    In the recent game against Burnley, Joelinton was the only Steve Bruce signing in the starting eleven, on the bench seven of the eight outfield players were Bruce signings. These last three matches after Burnley, only two Steve Bruce signings have started each one. That is after the NUFC Head Coach has been allowed to make 14 permanent and temporary signings since he arrived two years ago.

    The whole set-up at Newcastle United is so amateurish and nowhere more so than player recruitment, nobody even knowing who is the main man making many of the signings – Ashley, Charnley, Nickson, Bruce…?
     
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    Not a game Leicester can afford to not win really given the race for top 4.
     
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    Gloria Lestafan I have a mandolin...

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    Absolutely must win. If we drop points I think we'll really struggle to make the CL.
     
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    Hopefully it’s a back 4 and we go for it.
    No Fear.
     
  5. Jimmy Skitz

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    you won't see a back 4 until next season we have no wingers
     
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    Iheanacho masterclass incoming
     
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    this is the game Vardy gets his finishing touch back
     
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    Ricardo back in for Thomas, otherwise unchanged

     
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    Evans injured in the warm up… Fantastic.
     
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    Albrighton starts instead
     
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    Fuchs now on bench too
     
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    Gonna be interesting seeing how he works in a back 3 :rofl:
     
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    What a save/miss
     
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    Newcastle have been bright. Poor from Soyuncu though.
     
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    Soyuncu has been utter shit this game. And now we’re paying for it.
     
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    2 decent set pieces from us at least.
     
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    You can add Ricardo to that as well. Wtf are we playing him on the wing for and Marcus at the back. Bizarre
     
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    And now Kevin looks fxxked.

    It’s going well.
     
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    They’re both playing wingback.
     
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