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Mad Dog will make Foxes hunt for glory

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posted May 25, 2007

Why are you meeja types falling over yourselves to have a Martin Allen 'love-in'?

He's completely devoid of scruples and seems to set his sides up in a manner that sports-writers usually detest - the classic bully-boy, long-ball style.

His "open communication" that you so admire seems to consist of telling lies and being as rude as possible. But apparently that makes him a character who tells it like it is!

I'm glad he shafted MkFranchise, but don't expect Mad-dog to stick around too long at Leicester if things don't turn around sharpish-like...

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posted May 25, 2007

At least you Foxes have been spared Nigel Worthless... if he'd been appointed then you really would have had something to moan about!

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posted May 25, 2007

passing_womble continues to harrass and discredit MK Dons at every opportunity.

He is entitled to comment on Martin Allen and his record (I tend to agree that he can be a bit abrasive at times and may well have resorted to gamesmanship) but continuously slagging off MK at every opportunity is nothing short of harrassment.

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posted May 25, 2007

I think it is a great appointment, instead of going for a top line manager/coach, you decided to go for a slightly insane, rambling, un-exploded bomb.

Like your style and I like your lack of ambition even more.

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posted May 25, 2007

The guy's mad and very entertaining with it. My one memory of him is the season before last when Forest visited Brentford. When Brentford scored, he ran from the dugout along the touchline to the corner of the ground and stayed there for the next 15 minutes or so before making his way back. Bizarre. Good manager? Dunno.

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posted May 25, 2007

Martin Allen Good manager end of debate

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posted May 25, 2007

I think that he might prove you wrong, I bet you said something similar when Peter Taylor took over didn't you, and we all remember how funny that turned out to be, don't we

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posted May 25, 2007

I see Martin Allen continues to impress with his sense of club loyalty! Barnet, Brentford and now MK Dons!

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posted May 25, 2007

I love the fact sheep come on here with their little views.....Come on WBA, do them at the weekend, let Davies go to Man City and then let's see what happens to the little sheep....

As for MA, great appointment and the passion is already returning.

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posted May 25, 2007

The press seem to love him, but I will never have time for the bloke.

This is the same Martin Allen who I saw as a QPR player -v- Newcastle blantanly dive for a penalty over journey man John Anderson's leg at the Gallowgate End.

It was about 1986 I was fourteenish at the time and 2 metres away from the incident, its not that I hold grudges (!) but for me he will always be the first player I ever saw clearly cheating, so thats indelible.

For that moment I'll never wish him well.

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posted May 25, 2007

Much as I am glad to see someone who might make a reasonable job of managing Leicester City appointed quite honestly Mandaric could have appointed Keith Allen or even Dave Allen, (yes I know he's dead but he would still be preferable), rather than Neil "at least I'm more popular in Leicester than Dennis Wise" Warnock.
In fact maybe this was all a cunning plan. Talk up Warnock in the press and we'll all be so thankful when someone else is appointed that we'll give Martin Allen a bit of leeway rather than baying for his head if we start the new season badly. Maybe Mandaric could keep Warnock on a retainer and keep mentioning him when things go wrong?
Seriously I hope that our optimism isn't unfounded and we can at least finish in the top half of the table next season.

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posted May 25, 2007

as a brentford fan i should say martin is a big p*i*k but he isnt. he was a great entertaining manager at brentford so good luck to him at leicester and i hope he does well!!

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posted May 25, 2007

As a Brentford fan my views are split on MA. Overall he was in my opinion very good for Brentford for most of his tenure. He saved us from relegation and then the next two years had us challenging for promotion and gave us two good cup runs to the 5th round. He signed some good players in DJ Campbell, Deon Burton, Sam Sodje, Michel Turner.. His enthusiasm and communicating and involving fans was also a great thing to have at a club... However,

His tactics are limited, in his final season we lost out on automatic promotion as we sat back on 1-0 leads, conceded late goals and were pipped by Col U. He has also blown the play-offs 3 times in a row now.. must be a reason. It will be interesting to see how he adapts to the CCC and to see if he plays a more progressive game rather than the hoofball we came to dread in the final games of his tenure at GP. Still good luck to him!

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posted May 25, 2007


For the past few seasons (well since MON) left, each manager hasn't filled me with great optimism, neither have the rumours of players we have been linked to!
Don't get me wrong, I thought Kelly was a good manager, personally i believe he was the best since MON, but was unlucky in that he had no money and the players towards the end of his reign seemed to lack pride and passion or belief!

However, today......I'm feeling optimistic! We have a good young manager who unlike previous managers shows passion at all clubs he has been at, and isn't afraid to speak his mind....and is honest. The players (majority) that we are being linked to would be good assists to the team, and the players rumoured to be leaving are the right ones to go (Hughes). Lets hope that MA takes the same approach as MM and doesn't mess around in making the squad he wants that will take us up the table next season.

Promotion may be a bit too soon next season, but I think we have found the right man to lead us there!

At last, we can finally sing: Leicester are back!



Lets make the Walkers what Filbert Street was, a home, a fortress, somewhere away fans don't enjoy coming to...lets get the stadium rocking!!!

COME ON CITY!

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comment by kasbah (U3254321)

posted May 25, 2007

the taylor-bassett-levein-kelly years have turned me into something of a cynic when it comes to leicester. (only micky adams cheered me up - shame he never had any financial support but still got us promoted whilst in administration!)

however, with a new chairman able to provide some investment, the financial troubles that dogged the last few years appear to be somewhat eased, even if not completely gone.

also, martin allen strikes me as the sort of man who will get the players playing for the pride of the shirt again, unlike rob kelly who never seemed to get the players playing confidently. i just hope allen's enthusiasm is matched by his tactical ability and eye for a player, otherwise we may as well have keegan as manager.

i'll make a decision on the new manager when i see the results come through, not before a ball has been kicked.

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posted May 25, 2007

"passing_womble continues to harrass and discredit MK Dons at every opportunity."

Awww, am I harrassing you? <laugh>

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posted May 25, 2007

i think he will sign shane long or simon cox on loan for half of next season. he still loves reading :)

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posted May 25, 2007

As an avid Foxes supporter I hope that Martin is the right man for the job he will have to earn my respect as does Mr Mandaric <grr> still have to do. If he takes us to the top half of the table or the Playoffs I will be one happy fan. He has to have the funds to improve the Squad in those problem areas and also if he gives the yougnsters a chance which they deserve I will be happy also he needs to bring in a Striker who can score at least 20 a season. <smiley>

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posted May 25, 2007

Your now going to be the most hated club in the league. You will now use diving tactics like he has at every other club

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comment by Slice1 (U8453816)

posted May 25, 2007

Great signing - is it me or does anyone think that the new kit looks anything much like portsmouth's though?

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posted May 25, 2007

I have one word,

wooooooooooosh

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comment by Sam (U6583071)

posted May 25, 2007

Lincs-Owl we have never ever excepted divers at this club and we NEVER will.

Think he should be an interesting choice as manager. Will have to wait until the season starts to see what he can do, but at least we can start rebuilding the squad now.

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posted May 25, 2007

He's a foxy one, that Martin Allen!

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posted May 25, 2007

I'm excited by this appointment. I think Allen will persuade a lot of waverers to keep the faith and renew their season tickets.

He is passionate, articulate and VERY hungry for success - exactly the type of boss we need to bring the good times back.

All credit to Mandaric for not taking the easy option. A lot of has-beens would have loved the FOXES job, but thankfully he ignored them.

There will be a lot of comings and goings during the close season, but hopefully Allen will build a side that plays with heart and spirit, which we haven't seen too much of in recent years.

Allen knows he's been given the chance of a lifetime today. Everybody connected with Leicester City will be hoping he makes the most of it!

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posted May 25, 2007

Having listened to the press conference and subsequent interviews i'm really delighted and excited that he's our new boss. I agree he's very passionate but articulate? Here are two quotes from the press conference;

"You don’t want someone poncing about hanging around fluffing about and all that stuff you pay your money and after you’ve been at work you want to see your team having a go".

"Well if my auntie had balls she’s be my uncle".

Also he thinks that Leicester fans spitting at him after he got sent off at Filbo in 1986 shows we're passionate!! Brilliant!!

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posted May 25, 2007

Brilliant move by Milan...a slight risk but I reckon Mad Dog will do the job. As a Hammers fan, I always loved his style of play, never say die attitude and intelligence. He has already proved to be a wise and astute manager who has bags of potential. He never dived once whilst at West Ham so I am not sure why the earlier posting complains about that...and every one of his red and yellow cards were honestly earned.Mad Dog will certainly give Leicester the scent of success. Top six next season without a doubt...
But you will lose in the play offs - he always does. Two season and automatic promotion without a doubt....enjoy...

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posted May 25, 2007

MA will definately get the players up for it again, but his tactical skills do leave a little to be desired as my fellow bees fans have already pointed out.

It really depends what you are looking for from your team next year. If you want a team that plays beautiful football it isn't going to happen. However I suspect that the Leicester fans won't mind sacrificing quality football to see the team do well.

As a manager I have a lot of respect for what he did at brentford on a negative budget, and I'm sure he will achieve some success at Leicester. However he has no loyalty at all so if a prem team comes asking, he'll be off in an instance.

One other point is that a lot of the talk when he was at Brentford was that he wanted to have full control of all aspects of the club and I could see Mandaric taking exception to that.

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posted May 25, 2007

Good luck Leicester, you'll love him but hes all talk. He will walk out on you like he did Barnet, then Brentford, then MK, he will not
stop until he gets to the premiership. And lets be honest thats not going to happen at Leicester.

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posted May 25, 2007

Few things to say...

1) yeh the new kit looks eerily like the potsmouth one.. same manufacture Jako, same style defo but im liking the new crest :)

2) those sad derby fans must be a lil disappointed they missed out on promotion and they probably think we'll beat em to it!

3) MA seems to be a good choice he seems to have some serious passion! looks good foxes! cmon city!

PS. id love to know who were planning on signing... any ideas anyone? the only one ive heard is lee hendrie....

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posted May 25, 2007

It may well be with Leicester Doyleybee - no point in such nonsense, we have been more than we haven't over the last decade. Fool.

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comment by kasbah (U3254321)

posted May 25, 2007

he will not stop until he gets to the premiership. And lets be honest thats not going to happen at Leicester
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why not?

and if he wants to progress his career then who cares about the jobs he has left. he left brentford because they lacked ambition (apparently) and now left MK Dons because they were in league 2 and he was given the chance to take a club into the premiership - who wouldn't have taken that job?

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comment by kasbah (U3254321)

posted May 25, 2007

those sad derby fans must be a lil disappointed they missed out on promotion and they probably think we'll beat em to it!
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Joelcfc27 - derby are in the playoff final this weekend

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posted May 25, 2007

"those sad derby fans must be a lil disappointed they missed out on promotion and they probably think we'll beat em to it!" - Joelcfc27
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and the award for stupidest comment goes to.....

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posted May 25, 2007

Thank god we didn't appoint Paul Ince, apparently the 'next big thing' in management but has done little at Mac'field. If it was't for his honeymoon period when he was first appointed they would have been relegated! This will prove to be a fantastic appointment by Milan. Since o'neill has gone the team has lacked passion, pride,drive and bottle, due to the managers. Mad Dog will bring all these characteristic to the club in shedloads!!!

As for new players i've heard Matt Jarvis,Richard Cresswell, (who should never have been sold) Julian Gray,Karl Hawley and i wouldn't be surprised if Izale McLeod was brought.I've also heard Kisnorbo is going to fulham, he will be missed if he is sold, the only decent defender we have got

Let the good time roll!

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posted May 25, 2007

oh my what a appointment!

Just the character we need and can bring back the O'neill days

Our team can only play for the big occasion and with someone like allen in place we will have a passion and commitment for every game

i'm predicting a whole new team to come in including izale mcleod who i've been crying for to have a chance in the championship.

good luck Martin allen, But get a better sponser than topps tiles! honestly.

HERE WE GO A NEW CHAPTER IN THE LIFE OF LEICESTER CITY!

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comment by JimGrin (U8462015)

posted May 25, 2007

Great appointment in MA, very exciting for the club. I'm jus desperate to see some fight out there on the pitch, something which will certainly not be lacking now - one hopes!

Slightly disappointed about rumours of Kisnorbo going to Fulham...can't understand why he would want to go there...we nearly beat them last season at the bottom of the league?!

But good luck to the new gaffer, bring on automatic promotion eh? Loving the new crest too, like heroicfootiejules above me said...shame about the sponsor?!

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comment by Lance (U5288166)

posted May 25, 2007

He has great potential and he may even be Leicester's version of Aidy Boothroyd and lead them to the premiership, the only difference being Milan Mandaric's millions!!!

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comment by U6483468

posted May 25, 2007

Martin Allen is the key to lead the Foxes to the prem.
He's got the passion to become one of the best managers, Leicester have had alongside o'Neil.
Also the good news about Walkers pumping in a 7 figure sum of money and keeping our Stadium name as the Walkers untill 2017!
Well done Manadric and the team!
(PS THAT NEW SHIRT LOOKS NICE!)

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comment by Will (U1612334)

posted May 25, 2007

Intelligent? Do me a favour.

No experience at this level, massive gamble. I'd have preferred Warnock or Worthington.

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posted May 25, 2007

martin allen is as gd a manager as me he is not worth the chance at being at a top club he jus has a big mouth an plas 4-4-2 i cud do tht an wel brentford n mk dons wow they r big not

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posted May 25, 2007

MA to Leicester? i wonder what makes mandaric tick sometimes. A good player, not bad of an asisstant but what has he shown in management?? not a lot really.

Good luck foxes, cant see him lasting 1 season as mandaric wont take failiure and if you not top 8 by xmas he will be gone

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posted May 25, 2007

At last. The season just gone was the worst football I have known in 40 years. Now at last the hairs on the back of my head are tingling again, hopefully a great appointment in M A, and clear signs that things are really happening off the pitch. At last the club seems to be listening to the fans and making decisions for our benefit. Well done so far Milan. can't wait for Derby to loose on Monday and make my weekend complete !

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posted May 25, 2007

i bet he'll try and bring in jay tabb of coventry, micheal turner, and maybe even sam sodge, from his brentford days. All quality players, and if u get them youll hae a relli gd team

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posted May 25, 2007

I'm a fan of Martin Allen, the work he did for Brentford was remarkable! If he does half the work he did for Brentford WITHOUT any funds, then what will he do WITH them? Then again it could be quite the opposite. Because he's got a fair kitty to spend, will he be able to choose the right players when his net is widened a fair bob?

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posted May 25, 2007

The on-line interview doesn't breed confidence. Observations: Hard-nosed; Inarticulate (terrible anologies - think he was groping for starter/main course anology); Question-dodger; Bullshi**er.
But hey, if we get promoted I'll have his love-child!

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posted May 25, 2007

I didn't know much about Martin Allen until now, but he comes over well - just the kind of fight and commitment we need to get the players we've got playing to their abilities and, I hope, the knowledge of the game to bring in the quality we need to complete the jigsaw. He's got more experience than Ince, more charisma than Worthington...and he's NOT Warnock. Let's get behind him and drive the team to the upper reaches of the Championship next season.

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posted May 26, 2007

watch all you doubters change your tune when things start to go well! get behind the new man FFS! we've not had any fight for a good few seasons now and this is the man to deliver it, he dont take no BS!

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posted May 26, 2007

I think Martin Allen is a shrewd move by Mandaric. He won't be as expensive as Warnock but has the potential to be a Premiership manager like Curbishley or O'Neill for that matter. I am concerned that he doesn't go crazy with the cheque book - he has the same experience as P**** T***** had in buying players - not a lot.
I'm optimistic that Martin Allen could be the man to get City rolling rather than rocking!<ok>

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comment by brrring (U8465003)

posted May 26, 2007

He tries to be Ian Holloway with his eccentricities but hollers he aint. Am i wrong?

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