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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #120 on: January 28, 2020, 02:26:58 PM »
What's also conveniently forgotten in the rush to praise Leicester is that they went into administration and came out thanks to a deal that was so outrageously unfair it led to the rules on such situations being changed.

DMail. But a good read.

https://www.dailyheil.co.uk/sport/football/article-3582034/Leicester-City-s-Premier-League-success-restored-faith-football-darker-fairytale.html
Don't care if it's a good read; they are fucking hateful c***s and I am making my objection known. :-/

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #121 on: January 28, 2020, 02:34:11 PM »
They might be a better team. They'll never be a bigger club.

Yes, well, technically Sunderland are a bigger club than Leicester. For all the good it does them, sitting 6th in League One.

And your point is?

Your assertion is redundant at best. We might not like it, but people don't tend to look back 40 years or more to decide what a big club looks like. Leicester are a lot more successful than us in the current era, they have won a major trophy in the last five years and continue to compete with the best teams in the country. By contrast we haven't won a domestic trophy in almost 24 years and even in that era where we won 2 League Cups, so did Leicester.

We've just spent 3 seasons in the Championship and almost faced financial ruin which would have destroyed the club. We're currently mired in a relegation battle. 'They'll never be a bigger club' is redundant at best because it's all relative to perception: at VP in December they sang "Premier League champions, you'll never sing that" so we volleyed back "Champions of Europe, you'll never sing that". Sadly for us, the former is probably true. Sadly for them, the latter is probably true. They'll contend they're bigger than us having recently won the domestic league which is anyway the best league in the world to hear it told by the media and most British supporters. They're wrong, of course, and we know that, but would a majority of football fans agree?

To highlight that point, I used Sunderland as an illustration. Originally one of the biggest clubs in the country. Won 6 titles early doors and dominated the North East, and elsewhere, for a few years. Outside Sunderland, who on earth cares? A bit like ourselves they've not won a major competition in a long long time. On paper they're historically bigger than Leicester but what difference does that make now? None at all.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #122 on: January 28, 2020, 02:37:24 PM »
They might be a better team. They'll never be a bigger club.

Yes, well, technically Sunderland are a bigger club than Leicester. For all the good it does them, sitting 6th in League One.

And your point is?

Your assertion is redundant at best. We might not like it, but people don't tend to look back 40 years or more to decide what a big club looks like. Leicester are a lot more successful than us in the current era, they have won a major trophy in the last five years and continue to compete with the best teams in the country. By contrast we haven't won a domestic trophy in almost 24 years and even in that era where we won 2 League Cups, so did Leicester.

We've just spent 3 seasons in the Championship and almost faced financial ruin which would have destroyed the club. We're currently mired in a relegation battle. 'They'll never be a bigger club' is redundant at best because it's all relative to perception: at VP in December they sang "Premier League champions, you'll never sing that" so we volleyed back "Champions of Europe, you'll never sing that". Sadly for us, the former is probably true. Sadly for them, the latter is probably true. They'll contend they're bigger than us having recently won the domestic league which is anyway the best league in the world to hear it told by the media and most British supporters. They're wrong, of course, and we know that, but would a majority of football fans agree?

To highlight that point, I used Sunderland as an illustration. Originally one of the biggest clubs in the country. Won 6 titles early doors and dominated the North East, and elsewhere, for a few years. Outside Sunderland, who on earth cares? A bit like ourselves they've not won a major competition in a long long time. On paper they're historically bigger than Leicester but what difference does that make now? None at all.

Come back when Leicester are bigger than we are.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #123 on: January 28, 2020, 02:42:34 PM »
We could spend 3 years in the Northern Premier League and we'd still be bigger than fucking Leicester.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #124 on: January 28, 2020, 02:57:32 PM »
They might be a better team. They'll never be a bigger club.

Yes, well, technically Sunderland are a bigger club than Leicester. For all the good it does them, sitting 6th in League One.

And your point is?

Your assertion is redundant at best. We might not like it, but people don't tend to look back 40 years or more to decide what a big club looks like. Leicester are a lot more successful than us in the current era, they have won a major trophy in the last five years and continue to compete with the best teams in the country. By contrast we haven't won a domestic trophy in almost 24 years and even in that era where we won 2 League Cups, so did Leicester.

We've just spent 3 seasons in the Championship and almost faced financial ruin which would have destroyed the club. We're currently mired in a relegation battle. 'They'll never be a bigger club' is redundant at best because it's all relative to perception: at VP in December they sang "Premier League champions, you'll never sing that" so we volleyed back "Champions of Europe, you'll never sing that". Sadly for us, the former is probably true. Sadly for them, the latter is probably true. They'll contend they're bigger than us having recently won the domestic league which is anyway the best league in the world to hear it told by the media and most British supporters. They're wrong, of course, and we know that, but would a majority of football fans agree?

To highlight that point, I used Sunderland as an illustration. Originally one of the biggest clubs in the country. Won 6 titles early doors and dominated the North East, and elsewhere, for a few years. Outside Sunderland, who on earth cares? A bit like ourselves they've not won a major competition in a long long time. On paper they're historically bigger than Leicester but what difference does that make now? None at all.

Come back when Leicester are bigger than we are.

Hah, no I'm grand thanks, I think I'll stick around until your retorts get a bit smarter.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #125 on: January 28, 2020, 02:58:32 PM »
Leicester were, are and will always be a poor mans Nottingham Forest.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #126 on: January 28, 2020, 03:03:24 PM »
It’s like saying Kasabian are bigger than the Stones because they’ve had a hit record more recently.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #127 on: January 28, 2020, 03:04:14 PM »
My sig.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #128 on: January 28, 2020, 03:07:31 PM »
Leicester aren't even the biggest club in their own city; the rugby club are bigger than them.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #129 on: January 28, 2020, 03:09:21 PM »
Ouch!

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #130 on: January 28, 2020, 03:22:16 PM »
Who the fuck are Leicester?

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #131 on: January 28, 2020, 03:22:40 PM »
This is the first time, in my supporting history, we are the under dogs in a League Cup semi final since Manu in 1970.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #132 on: January 28, 2020, 03:23:35 PM »
45 seats left for tonight, are we getting too choosy about attending?

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #133 on: January 28, 2020, 03:30:07 PM »
45 seats left for tonight, are we getting too choosy about attending?

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City pre-match thread
« Reply #134 on: January 28, 2020, 03:38:21 PM »
45 seats left for tonight, are we getting too choosy about attending?

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Irony, Lee, irony.

 


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