WHO Poll
Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
a. The league is our bread & butter, so this year let's have a club sandwich
25%
  
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
9%
  
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
6%
  
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
37%
  
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done
24%
  



Alfs 1:37 Sat Apr 10
View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
Hi John,

First, thanks ever so much for taking part. Could we begin with a little about you, how you became a Leicester fan, who are your Leicester greats?

I was born in Leicester, but my initial team was Brighton, believe it or not. I did go to games increasingly however, and by the age of 14 I was hooked – my friends would go and I became attached. Memories are sketchy, but I saw Lineker/Smith in their pomp, along with Lynex on the wing and then Gary MacAllister.

Let’s jump in with the question on everyone’s lips. Who would win in a fight, Rebecca Vardy of Colleen Rooney, asks Darlo Debs?

Let me think… Rustie Lee.

Stubbo asks - When Bilic was manager he turned down the chance to sign Iheanacho...did we swerve a bullet, or miss a trick?

That rather depends on how he would have been managed, and the patience of your club. After all, it’s taken best part of 4 years for things to click into place at Leicester for him. The jury is out, but he’s a young man still – he’s a very talented man.

How good is Brendan Rogers, and do you expect him to leave you for a bigger club?

He’s superb. Nobody is perfect, of course, but who could be better for Leicester right now, in all honesty? He will leave at some point in all probability, but he has a lot of say in the club, has an increasingly excellent crop of players to work with and a state of the art training facility at his disposal (as well as being very well paid indeed). So I suppose I could ask in response, how many clubs would it be worth him leaving for? The number has decreased.


King Power or Filbert Street? asks Yngwies Cat.

If only that were a simple question… I miss many aspects of Filbert Street (being able to just turn up, stand with mates etc) but then again we now sell out, and the proposed stadium expansion has the potential to improve our rather featureless ground. However…. There are many unforgettable memories etched in the KP now, so I’d not swap it. Bear in mind that the old ground was part cow shed.

Conch asks, how good were Gary Coatsworth, Phil Gee and Ian Ormondroyd?

Not very! Having said that, Coatsworth is still spoken of fondly for 2 absolutely belting goals, Phil Gee for sticking 2 past Derby and Ormondroyd for scoring a crucial goal from an offside position in a play off semi at Portsmouth - they were all committed players to the club, which has a lot to be said for it.

A double from Branded. How long do you think you can keep up this position you are in and are you fucked off you're not seen as a top club?

That depends a lot on how this season finishes I think – drop out of the top 4 and I think a number of players will lose focus or move on. Tielemans and Ndidi are the two players we cannot afford to lose, and my own feeling is that what Tielemans does hinges on the next few games. As for the other part, no – I cannot be bothered.

This one’s from me. Football fans around the world watched on aghast at what was happening during 15-16. Even I began off hoping you’d fuck it up (cos I was jealous|) but ended up rooting for you. What was it like as a fan to live through that season? When did it dawn on you that the impossible could actually happen?


Aghast around the world? Really? I’m not sure I agree with that. I’d accept that part of the premise if you’d said ‘football fans in east London…

It was incredible – the players kept finding ways to win, the 3 defeats were all coped with amazingly, towards the end being in the ground was surreal, because everyone knew (for the large part) that the team would win, it almost felt pre-ordained.

The last part is really difficult to answer, because different things dawned at different times. First of all, the Great Escape was no fluke, and I think most Leicester fans knew that. Seemingly out of nowhere (to the ignorant eye at least) we started battering teams, easily. So when predictions of certain doom were made for the following season, I wondered what they were on about. I didn’t have us down as champions, but I did say to friends I thought a top half finish was possible.

A lot of fans felt that Man City away was their moment… I was still in denial about it even then, and the Arsenal defeat was crushing. I knew it could happen, but at that point it was easy to see it all fall away. So I guess it was at some point in the run of games after Arsenal, when all the teams chasing just imploded and we opened the lead up again.

What did you do the night it was confirmed?


I went to the pub to watch the Spurs game – I no longer live in Leicester, so all I had was two mouthy Spurs fans in front of me gloating away at half-time. I went home without revealing why I had been there. You know what happened next… I sat in my flat in stunned silence. It is a lasting regret that I didn’t drive down to Leicester that evening.

Comma asks, do you resent the fact that despite winning the EPL and since challenging for CL football Leicester is still a feeder club for the bigger teams?


No, I like the fact that the club grows as a result of selling players like Maguire for £80m, and then turns out 3 Cbs all as good or better than him. I think there are very few LCFC fans who’d want Maguire back now. I never quite got the hype with him and still don’t.

As long as we can nurture new players whilst getting maximum profit when we move players on, then the club will continue to thrive.

Where do you see Leicester in 5 years time?

Still in Leicester. Sorry for the answer, but I cannot see that far ahead.

What do you make of West Ham as a club, and of their season so far?

Excellent season, underrated manager and a strong team ethic that it looks as though everyone has bought into – you certainly did a job on us, and this weekend will be tough. Not a fan of your owners or the toxic element in your fanbase.

If you could have any three of our squad, who would you pick?

Antonio (uninjured), Soucek, Bowen

A lot of our members detest Lineker with a vengeance, accusing him of being arrogant, opinionated, and unlikeable. Or how Only1billybonds put’s it ‘a virtue signalling snidey cunt. Would you say that is a fair assessment?

No, not least because the words used are generally thrown about like confetti and become meaningless. Unlikeable is purely opinion, but football fans complaining of someone being ‘arrogant and opinionated’? Come on. I’m not in love with the guy, but he doesn’t bother me.

Wd40 asks, what’s your take on Craig Shakespeare? He comes over as backstabbing little fat shit to any outsider
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A very good coach, a very poor manager. I’ll ignore the tabloid-esque summing up of what other people may or may not think – nobody knows what went on.

And, Robbie Savage - Is he loved or hated?

A mixture

Slim Shady asks when Brendan Rogers jumps ship for a big club who would you like to see replace him?

If and when that happens will be the time to ask, as the landscape will have changed by that time, hopefully. If you’re asking who I’d have right now, I’m really not sure. I like Hassenhutl and Potter but I’m not sure how good they really are.

Are you embarrassed by Vardy’s diving habit?

Why would I be embarrassed by your perception of someone else?

And finally, what’s your predictions for the top 6 and for our game coming up?

Oh God – Man C, Man U, LCFC, Chelsea, Liverpool, WHU. As for Sunday….draw.

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Alwaysaniron 6:55 Sun Apr 11
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
Wow what a mind numbingly boring cunt he was!

Far Cough 10:18 Sun Apr 11
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
duffster 4:06 Sat Apr 10
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
Was the "comedy" script you worked on When The Whistle Blows? COULD YOU PICK MORE BORING, VAPID QUESTIONS?

Indeed, lame questions and even more lame answers

FOMB 10:15 Sun Apr 11
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
Fucking boring cunt went and sat in his flat in silence the night they won the league??

Think I'd be just about starting to sober up now if that was us! 😂

Mex Martillo 9:32 Sun Apr 11
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
Bugger, you know what I mean...

Mex Martillo 9:32 Sun Apr 11
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
No crips question, what happened?

Vexed 6:13 Sat Apr 10
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
That interview is as dull as Christmas round Oxsaw's house.

Come On You Irons 5:40 Sat Apr 10
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
At least Alfs hasn't pretended he talked to a celebrity supporter this week. The bullshit merchant cunt.

wd40 5:36 Sat Apr 10
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
Yes thanks for sorting .
Nothing wrong with the questions he just didnt bite or had the personality to do so which does help with this sort of thing.
Came over as how you would think a Leicester City fan would be .

Bet his a laugh down the pub.

duffster 4:06 Sat Apr 10
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
Was the "comedy" script you worked on When The Whistle Blows? COULD YOU PICK MORE BORING, VAPID QUESTIONS?

Warchild 2:34 Sat Apr 10
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
Fans around the world were aghast at them winning the title? What the fuck are you on?

Pretty much every genuine fan out there was glad to see a team win rather than buy the league for once.

Westham67 1:54 Sat Apr 10
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
Nice one Alfs good to see this thread back

BRANDED 1:37 Sat Apr 10
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
He’s clearly not Mr Bantz so just tried to be polite.

charleyfarley 1:24 Sat Apr 10
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
Thanks Alfs top notch

Iron Duke 11:48 Sat Apr 10
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
I thought that most of the qustions being suggested were very bitter and not conducive to giving a good answer. He handled it quite well to be fair. But his answers got more politician like as it went on. It is only everyone’s perception that Vardy dives to win penalties? I mean, he’s not the only player that does it but it’s bleeding obvious.

angryprumphs 11:37 Sat Apr 10
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
Interesting that he would take Bowen, just shows how supporters make up there minds on limited knowledge (Bowen had arguably his best game of the season vrs Leic)

Coffee 9:57 Sat Apr 10
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
chim chim cha boo 4:00 Sat Apr 10

Good work again, Alfs.

Darlo Debs 9:53 Sat Apr 10
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
Thanks Mr Anon

chim chim cha boo 4:00 Sat Apr 10
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
I enjoyed that thanks.

bruuuno 3:13 Sat Apr 10
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
Were you holding each other’s hands during this interview?

Mr Anon 2:56 Sat Apr 10
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
On research of why he would bring up Rustie Lee, I found out she was both a Leicester fan and a member of UKIP.

She's one of three fans cited as a celebrity fan on wiki, the others being jug ears and Englebert Humperdinck.

Alfs 2:52 Sat Apr 10
Re: View from the opposition - Leicester - Home
Thanks, Dave and Dandy. Enjoy your weekend.

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