From a bucket load of booze at Jamie Vardy’s party in 2015, to a boring old scene similar to the Apprentice losers cafe in 2016. Last year, Claudio Ranieri’s boys were top of the league at Christmas, now the Foxes sit just two points above the relegation zone. It’s official, they’ve gone one worse than Chelsea last year. Heroes to zero.
And even the Tinkerman, the Charming Italian, the Godfather; looks like he’s given up on Leicester this domestic outing following an undeserved draw with Middlesborough on Saturday…
“It is important to think we are in a relegation battle and that every point is OK”.
We’re sorry, Claudio, but a point is not ok when you’re defending your title, and you’re playing a newly promoted team. It’s not acceptable, it doesn’t matter where you’ve come from, ostriches or champions.
Yeah, yeah, let the excuses come in; ‘we have to manage European football, Danny Drinkwater is suspended, and Kante is doing his best to intercept the London traffic’. The bottom line is, Leicester got their summer recruitment wrong; got complacent that they kept hold of a couple of A-listers, and ignored areas where they needed to strengthen. Sloppy.
Leicester's title defence the worst for over 50 years! https://t.co/VJxCxS7VVr
— Goal (@goal) November 26, 2016
With the shocking start to the Foxes season; it looks like Vardy and co. are going to have to cancel the Christmas turkey this year. Danny Simpson is fearful the boss will call off any plans of a festive piss up, keeping Michael Buble firmly on the sidelines and in hibernation up in Leicester for another 12 months.
“I don’t think we will be allowed a Christmas party at this rate,”
I don’t blame the boss for calling it off. The lads have done well in Europe, pretty astonishing the fact they’ve topped their group; and are in the Champions League last 32. However, without putting the cat amongst the pigeons too much, this is in a group which includes a third place finish in Portugal, plus Champions over in Denmark and Belgium. Impressive? Yes. Worth totally writing off your own domestic competition, and putting the side in danger of relegation? Probably not.
For that reason, it seems totally fair enough that the man with the bell looks set to call off Christmas this year. The boys need to re-group, get Christian Fuchs back on the banter bus, and Jamie Vardy finding the net again, maybe the Englishman shouldn’t have given up the vodka and skittles combo.
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