Tottenham fixture update as Leicester City transfer regrets revealed – Leicestershire Live

  • October 1, 2022

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The National Police Chiefs' Council has confirmed that they are working closely with other organisations to ensure events are held "safely and with the appropriate security" as the next round of Premier League fixtures remain in doubt ahead of the Queen's funeral on Monday, September 19.
Leicester City are due to face Tottenham Hotspur away from home on Saturday after the game with Aston Villa was postponed following the Premier League's decision to postpone all action after the Queen's passing.
With the Queen's state funeral set to take place on the Monday following the next round of Premier League fixtures, the NPCC said in a statement that a national policing operation had been activated and that UK Policing was working with organisations to ensure sport goes ahead in the coming days.
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To tell the story of Caglar Soyuncu’s downfall as dramatically as possible, in just over two years he has gone from one of the best two centre-backs in the Premier League to a player that cannot even make the bench for the division’s bottom side. While that lacks the nuances of the defender’s journey over recent seasons, he clearly has fallen some way from his peak.
He was in the PFA team of the year in 2020, next to Virgil van Dijk, partly because of the narrative of him stepping into the void left by Harry Maguire, but also because of how brilliant he was. He was aggressive, he was strong, he was quick, he carried the ball out of defence confidently and picked out good passes. He was everything you would want in a modern-day defender.
The head-loss at Bournemouth at the end of that season, where he received a red card for kicking out at Callum Wilson, could, in hindsight, be overlooked because of the collective capitulation by the whole team and because of how well he had played for the rest of the season. But perhaps that moment was the turn. It’s been downhill since.
Leicester City are well known for the productivity of their academy over recent years.
The likes of Harvey Barnes, Hamza Choudhury and Ben Chilwell have progressed through to the first team squad, with Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Luke Thomas two of the latest names to earn a place in Brendan Rodgers' set-up.
Over the years, a number of promising players have been released by City or turned down after a spell on trial. City may have come to regret some of those decisions, though, based on what the players went on to achieve. Here are six players City might have turned down too soon.
If Leicester City got their way under the boundless, erm, optimism… of Milan Mandaric and the soon-to-vanish naivety of Vichai and Aiyawatt Rakriaksorn, as they were then known, their starting XI would have been nothing short of incredible.
Mandaric, pulled from pillar to post by agents and friends around the world, probably expressed an interest in signing a member of your family at some point during his ownership of the club. There were several top stars, admittedly well into their 30s, he did try to sign though. Most of them at least considered a move to Filbert Way, before settling elsewhere.
City were not linked with any big-name defenders in the months and years leading up to 2011, perhaps reflective of the owners' ambitions, so they would have proceeded with Kasper Schmeichel in goal and a likely back four of John Paintsil, Sol Bamba, Aleksandar Tunchev and Paul Konchesky.
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