Ranieri Sacked!

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Sfcsim posted this 23 February 2017

Originally posted by CB Saint

Win or lose on Sunday, how many times have you as a saints fan been to Wembly and an iconic European stadium (San Siro ) in the same season? Just epic.

 Yes amazing times for sure. I am not a fickle fan though. I care about Saints, love and hate them all at the same time, but I am never knee jerk, but sometimes realistic in the football world. 

Sadoldgit posted this 23 February 2017

I really hope they go down now. This is exactly what is wrong with football nowdays. Fucking ridiculous. 

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Sadoldgit posted this 23 February 2017 - Last edited 24 February 2017

Poch has failed in two European competitions. Perhaps he should be sacked too?

SO5 4BW posted this 24 February 2017

So - the football gods appear to you and offer you a deal 

Season 1 - win the league by ten points in the greatest miracle in the history of team sports (an exaggeration? Maybe- but not by much)

Season 2 - get relagated. Be shit. But don't moan about it

Er, deal or no deal? 

Thoughts? 

Burp posted this 24 February 2017

Originally posted by SO5 4BW

So - the football gods appear to you and offer you a deal 

Season 1 - win the league by ten points in the greatest miracle in the history of team sports (an exaggeration? Maybe- but not by much)

Season 2 - get relagated. Be shit. But don't moan about it

Er, deal or no deal? 

Thoughts? 

 

 

I fucking hate Noel Edmonds.

Nottarf Krap posted this 24 February 2017

Reports in The Times and others that Ranieri was sacked after a group of players went to the clubs owners complaining about him. I bet that little rat Vardy was one of them. Horrible little bastard.

BTripz posted this 24 February 2017

lifeintheslowlane posted this 24 February 2017

Originally posted by Nottarf Krap

Reports in The Times and others that Ranieri was sacked after a group of players went to the clubs owners complaining about him. I bet that little rat Vardy was one of them. Horrible little bastard.

 It would be ironic if Vardy was one of them. Ranieri dragged him from journeyman to Premier League and England star in one season. Vardy's inability to score this season shows self-motivation isn't his thing.

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TheMightyOstrich posted this 24 February 2017

Ridiculous decision, unless it was purely down to Ranieri that they sold Kante and didn't replace him properly.

CB Saint posted this 24 February 2017

Originally posted by lifeintheslowlane

Originally posted by Nottarf Krap

Reports in The Times and others that Ranieri was sacked after a group of players went to the clubs owners complaining about him. I bet that little rat Vardy was one of them. Horrible little bastard.

 It would be ironic if Vardy was one of them. Ranieri dragged him from journeyman to Premier League and England star in one season. Vardy's inability to score this season shows self-motivation isn't his thing.

 Inside every footballer is a cunt trying to get out

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Bucks posted this 24 February 2017

Absolutely raving nuts decision.  Seriously fuck off whoever instigated this, whether it was the players or owners, or both.   Rapidly gone from everyone's second favourite team to one that can now slide back to obscurity as quick as possible thanks, hopefuly being relegated along the way you total shitbags.

Sadoldgit posted this 24 February 2017

Originally posted by CB Saint

Originally posted by lifeintheslowlane

Originally posted by Nottarf Krap

Reports in The Times and others that Ranieri was sacked after a group of players went to the clubs owners complaining about him. I bet that little rat Vardy was one of them. Horrible little bastard.

 It would be ironic if Vardy was one of them. Ranieri dragged him from journeyman to Premier League and England star in one season. Vardy's inability to score this season shows self-motivation isn't his thing.

 Inside every footballer is a cunt trying to get out

 Outside every cunt there is a footballer trying to get in.

gavstar posted this 24 February 2017

Originally posted by steveintheforest

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

Something had always bothered me about the term "sacked" when managers leave a club

Does they really mean "sacked" as in being made to leave immediately like us mere mortals for something like gross misconduct (e.g. Bearsy being caught downloading porn on the BK WiFi....again).

Or have they been put on a disciplinary / performance improvement plan and failed.

The term just doesn't sit well with how I understand employment law. I cant just sack someone because I own the company and I just want someone I think is better - I'd be taken to the cleaners.

 They'll pay up his contract tho' so that'll probably keep them within employment law ... just a guess

 Yeah as long us you're turning up and performing your job getting bad results isn't really grounds to sack someone in the legal sense, it will be more of a 'we'd like to terminate your remaining contract, here is the settlement package'.  Getting 'sacked' is more a media term to ramp up the drama IMO, and rarely accurate unless there has been some naughty shenanigans going on, although that doesn't seem to apply either in some cases *cough* *Allardyce* *cough* *Redknapp* *cunts* *cough*

pap posted this 25 February 2017

The window cleaner knocked the door yesterday.   A staunch Red, the last time I saw him was a couple of months ago, in which he proudly proclaimed "There's no way you're beating us over the two legs, lad".   He impressed me on two fronts.   First, he gave us credit for our win, and complained that Hull did the same to them the next week.

We get onto the subject of Ranieri, and he's spitting feathers over it.   I repeat my opinion that I understand the timing, and that the job will attract a better quality of manager with a CL spot in the balance.

"I thought that was them out!", he said.

"Nah, they've just got to beat Sevilla at 1-0", I replied.

His objections completely vanished.  "Oh, fair play then", he says, and tootles off.

I like my window cleaner.  Proper scientist.

Chertsey Saint posted this 25 February 2017

I can't believe people are so up in arms about this. Leicester are sleepwalking towards relegation, he's done an awful job thus season, and apparently behind the scenes he's an arrogant, obnoxious, prick.

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Sadoldgit posted this 25 February 2017

Originally posted by Chertsey Saint

I can't believe people are so up in arms about this. Leicester are sleepwalking towards relegation, he's done an awful job thus season, and apparently behind the scenes he's an arrogant, obnoxious, prick.

 Probably describes are fair proportion of Premiership managers to be fair. It doesnt take away from the amazing job he did last year. Perhaps the players should have a look at themselves? Vardy mostly looks like the player he was before last season and according to the stats they are running a mile less per match. Sounds like the Fonte Syndrome to me!

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Saint or sinner posted this 02 March 2017 - Last edited 02 March 2017

Claudios thoughts on Leicester

 

 

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Bathsaint posted this 02 March 2017

 Bologna is lovely at any time of year, but probably not gret for sunbathing as it's nowhere near the coast.

Dubai_Phil posted this 2 weeks ago

Ok so this is almost a Leicester City Thread.

Problems brewing for their owners? Not as if that Nation has not had issues with their previous EPL owners....

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/13/leicester-owner-king-power-face-corruption-charges-thailand

The company which owns Leicester City and funded the club’s rise to become 2016 Premier League champions is to face multimillion-pound corruption charges in Thailand. A judge at Thailand’s central court for corruption and misconduct cases ruled at a hearing on Monday that criminal allegations presented to the court in July should go ahead against King Power, the cash-rich company owned and run by the Leicester chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and his son Aiyawatt.

King Power is accused of having corruptly short-changed the Thai government of 14bn baht (£327m), its agreed share from the company’s lucrative duty free monopoly at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport.

The lawsuit, filed by Charnchai Issarasenarak, former deputy chairman of a government anti-corruption subcommittee, alleges that King Power and one of its executives colluded with airport employees to pay the government only a three per cent slice of the duty free revenues. The original 2006 grant to King Power of the franchise, at one of the world’s busiest airports, required 15% of the income to be paid to the government, according to the charges.

King Power said in July that if the case was brought to trial it would be vigorously defended. The judge has accepted that the case should proceed against 14 Airport of Thailand officials, three King Power companies and one company official. The chief operating officer of King Power International, who is also the group vice chairman, Sombat Dechapanichkul, is the King Power executive charged personally. Vichai and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha are not personally named as defendants.

In her ruling the judge said: “From the examination of the lawsuit, the court sees that the case is within the authority of the Central Court for Corruption and Misconduct case, and the lawsuit is in accordance with … the Procedures for Corruption and Malfeasance Case Act.”

King Power bought Leicester City for a reported £39m when the club was in the Championship in 2010, then loaned the club more than £100m to sign players and bankroll wages and losses, an investment which paid off spectacularly when the club won its shock Premier League title in 2016.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha established King Power in 1989 with one small shop in Bangkok, then gained access to major wealth when his company was granted the exclusive franchise for duty free sales at Suvarnabhumi airport. At the time the prime minister of Thailand was Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a military coup soon afterwards and fled the country. Thaksin bought Manchester City in 2007, then sold the club after a year to Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the Abu Dhabi ruling family. In Thailand the military, and Thaksin’s bitter rivals, remain in charge.

The prosecution and defence in the criminal case will now submit further evidence and lists of witnesses to be heard, with suggestions that the case may come to trial in March. In the original lawsuit, Charnchai listed the current prime minister of Thailand, General Prayuth Chan O-Cha, as the second witness.

King Power responded to the criminal petition in July by saying in a statement: “The allegations in question are categorically denied. King Power has always followed and been absolutely committed to the highest standards in proper and ethical business practice. We are proud of our company’s good name and honest reputation and will fight rigorously any attempts to discredit them.”

It is not clear whether the case would have any impact on Leicester City if it proceeds and is proven. Premier League rules prohibit people from owning more than 30% or being a director of a club if they have been convicted of a criminal offence of dishonesty, but there is no precedent for companies involved in club ownership, rather than individuals, being charged.