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Falling down, teames teared apart, who are the players sold that puts City in the elevator

DATE: 28.07.2017 - THE CUNNING FOX - NEWSDESK

 

Today former fox Alan Smith decided to put more gasolin on the fire, and gave Arsene Wenger "the message", sign Mahrez, do it now, and we all can see what City are without him, not much

During pre-season and also in the last match v. Luton Town, he makes the difference between failure and success. If Mahrez is delivering, City are a winning team, if he does not, City are often losing.

Taking the penalties, doing the free kicks from long distance, scoring goals and making assists. Craig Shakespeare knows that he needs a plan b if Mahrez is leaving, he is as vital to Leicester City as Messi is for Barcelona.

To see Kante leaving last summer was a massive blow, something that made the belief in the team, not the same as with Kante in it. Mahrez never really adapted to a life without Kante, and that also influenced his type of performances.
 

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Premier League is not a walk in the park, and if you are not "on your best peformance" you will lose points and be punished. A player that can make that little special difference, like Mahrez, is one that really is needed to bring points to the table.

City have in the past been hailed fantastic. During the days of Gillies, Bloomfield and O'Neill it was a team competing with the best, reaching finals and also winning trophies and doing well in the top flight.

The same can be said about the Claudio days, a team and the pattern, it all clicked perfectly. For next season even new manager Craig Shakespeare admitted that he had no ambition of winning the title again, what we just have to hope for is a top 10 finish, without Mahrez, avoid relegation.

So who are they, the players that really made the club "fall down", and relegation comes faster than lightening. It can happen to bigger teams than Leicester, as we have seen at Leeds, Newcastle and Aston Villa.
 

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Often, aging of players can be a reason for a decline. Not being able to attract new players who can go straight into the team and settle fast. Often managers tend to use money, earned for one key player sold, on a great number of signings to "cover" more.

Neil Lennon was a key player, maybe more than Emile Heskey at Leicester. The defensive role in midfield he made his own at Leicester made him crucial to the set up. When he left no one were able to replace him and "the edge" was lost.

Frank McLintock decided to let Frank Worthington leave and suddenly the struggle was on. McLintock never looked at the influence of Worthington when he let him go, this is probably the worst mistake in the history of the club, sellling players.

Kante is gone, he is not yet replaced, tcf believe in today's football he is not replaceable with the style of football City are playing. If Mahrez also leaves, it's not possible to see anyone who can go straight into his role and replace him.

We are talking Ronaldo's, Messi's and Bale's, when we look at the top level of Mahrez. He he can "drop" a lot at times, but without Mahrez, City are lost in space.

Gary Lineker also left a gap which resulted in a relegation. Mark Bright never managed to replace Lineker. When you try to replace a rising star with a rookie, you are in for a massive gamble.

Back in the days of Gillies, a number of injuries, too many changes and youngsters not able to play at the best level week in and week out might have been a reason more than certain sales of players.

Mahrez knows himself that the team he is playing in, without Kante, not able to keep the ball in posession is a team "struggling". We just have to wait and see what happens, but hopefully TCF is wrong in his prediction and hopefully Mahrez will stay.

Mahrez and Schmeichel missed a number of key games last season, and that was the reason behind the downfall in form, and the one that was blamed was Claudio Ranieri. The players that was there to replace Mahrez and Schmeichel are not as good as those two.

We just have to wait and see what will be done this season, so far pre-season has not yet given any answers. So far three games has been used to "throw in players" and "give them a bit of game time". 16 days left, a bit of worry in the air.

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