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The opposition view: Leicester City

Filed: Monday, 29th October 2018
By: Staff Writer

Although events have been sadly overtaken since, here's how City fans initially viewed Saturday live Premier League clash...

"We were extremely lucky to draw this; Puel should be thankful to Noble for his brainfart moment. If Wilf's shot wasn't deflected Fabianski would have no problem catching it and it would end 0-1. Extremely lucky. We played against the weakest West Ham team they've been this season, no Arnautovic (their most important player), no Yarmolenko, with 3rd/4th choice strikers Chicharito and toothless Antonio. 1-1 is only slightly less embarrassing than 0-1. Glad we have a point but I see no positives after this game. Well done to West Ham and Pellegrini who made a good team out of those players. If they were in full strength (Arnautovic, Yarmolenko) even playing with 10 men would give us a tonking."
- Chester Dontlie

"What is it with home games against West Ham? Is Puel really to blame for tonight? Wasn't his fault that our players lacked quality and kept going offside. A whole lot of frustration tonight, luck seemed to be against us, then eventually the luck was with us. We just lacked ideas, if someone can't get on the end of a cross then we don't look like scoring, Albrighton produced some good deliveries yet nobody really commits, Vardy committed once and blazed his header over the bar. We're just full of inconsistencies and we look like we'll continue in that manner."
- kingfox

"Fabianski played a blinder. Puel is not responsible for our poor finishing, We had loads of chances both halves, didn't put them away, and conceded a soft goal from one of their rare chances. Puel's subs were good too."
- foxinsox

"We spent the best part of 55 minutes attacking their goal and couldn't get the ball over the line. West Ham defended valiantly and short of lacing up his own ****ing boots and getting out there I'm not quite sure how Puel was supposed to score the winner for us. Our players were mostly pathetic today, poor passing, too ponderous on the ball and couldn't hit a ****ing barn door. Put better, more experienced players on the pitch and play the same way but with higher accuracy and skill and we win the game. The plan was fine, the execution was shit and West Ham were strong in defence when down to 10 men. Simple."
- lifted*fox

"We knew second half West Ham would sit back, and they did. And almost snatched a late goal with the 4 on 2 at the back, luckily it fell to the sub. We struggled really all game to muster many shots on target of any note. You could tell after 20 mins we were going to struggle, passing it around without any real attacking intent. It was all a bit disjointed tonight and the team selection showed. Hopefully we can stick a few wins and get a bit of momentum back as itís seems to be 2 steps forward 1 back at the moment."
- steflcfc

"Bare minimum we deserved. Lino on the west stand was a disgrace, telling you now at least five of those were on. West Ham were disgusting - how 11 didn't go about ten minutes from time I don't know - you could see him running in, he had no control and was just going for Chilwell. Didn't make contact thankfully but that was wild, no control and all malice, clear red. Shame that the ref was happy to enable them with that and the constant diving."
- The Doctor

"Very frustrating game. The offsides were getting laughable, fair enough we don't play to Vardy's strengths but what's happened to him? Shame for Amartey, looked a horrific break; Maddison was a bit hit and miss tonight, but it's hard to be a playmaker when there's literally no one making good runs behind. I'm still for giving Puel time but after that I think the owners will act and it could be the last we see of him."
- copunk

"Amartey was in with a shout for MOTM tonight, he had Anderson in his pocket for the majority of the game. I could see it quite well from where I was sitting, his leg was positioned horrifically, you knew it was serious. One of the worst injuring incidents I've witnessed at the KP. Get well soon Big Dan."
- kingfox

"Am I the only one who thinks we were unlucky? Nothing really fell for us today and they were fortunate with their some of their offsides. They were lucky with their goal as were we. But we created loads more chances - Vardy missed plenty, Albrighton should've scored, we hit the crossbar again. There wasn't much else we could do against a team with 10 men behind the ball for most of the game, it would have been easier to play against 11 rather than 10."
- Grebfromgrebland

"Let's face it, we are NEVER going to be a top six team whilst Puel is in charge. His record at Leicester is won 18 drawn 11 lost 17 and I feel we haven't improved in the year he's been the manager."
- Pablito

"People sometimes get too bound up in football. Thereís more to life and something like this hammers it home. If what seems very likely is now the case, the world has lost a very good and genuine man and itís awful awful news. Puel in, or out frankly at the moment I couldnít give a tinkers."
- Col city fan

"Words are so hard to come by to express feelings of loss in such a cruel and tragic way. Now is time for us to all pull together. As a community of Leicester City fans, to get behind our team and show them the passion we have for our club. It is going to be a tough time for us all, from Top and his family, to the staff, the players and us as fans. We need to cheer on the team no matter what, it doesn't matter if you was Puel In or Puel Out, that is irrelevant right now. Vichai would want us to support our team the way we know best, I am sure of that. So let's Be Puel Together, put aside our differences and remember why this is a club we should be proud of. We need to continue to be the 12th man for our team! Continue the legacy that Vichai and his family have set up for us. "
- 80's fox

* Comments originally posted at foxestalk.co.uk.

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