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Build a cheap winning team like Leicester City
« on: July 09, 2018, 04:07:08 AM »
In the 2015-2016 season, Leicester became the cheapest team to have won a Premier League title, since 1995.

Let's see if we can emulate that for fun here.

Input welcomed as I am not an expert and will edit this post accordingly.

A few key players with "interesting" stories;

Goalkeeper (Kasper Schmeichel) : have to be the son of a former great goalkeeper and coming from a non-first tier league

Centre Back (Robert Huth) : over 1.9m tall and a big player. Aging but have won more than 1 league title

Centre Back (Wes Morgan) : from the Caribbean or North America, Captain material

Right Back (Danny Simpson) : a product of a top club that have been going on loans for years and in his prime playing age

Central Midfield (Danny Drinkwater) : a product of a top club that have been going on loans for years and in his prime playing age

Defensive Midfield (N'Golo Kante) : short, under 1.7m, fast and with good stamina. From a small club in Europe

Right Wing (Riyad Mahrez) : descendent from a North African country, playing in a second tier European league. Stylish play, flair

Secondary Striker (Shinji Okazaki) : Asian playing in Europe. Fast and hardworking to give defenders the runaround and frustrate them

Forward (Jamie Vardy) : late bloomer, coming from a non-first tier league in England, controversial and great pace


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Re: Build a cheap winning team like Leicester City
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 02:00:30 PM »
Just remembered I posted this 4 months ago.

Maybe something to think about for January.

Offline Facts Not Fiction

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Re: Build a cheap winning team like Leicester City
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 02:06:40 PM »
We are not far off in terms of similar ability players

Rico

Odoi Chambers Mawson Bryan

Cairney Seri Anguissa Sessegnon

Schurrle Mitrovic


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Re: Build a cheap winning team like Leicester City
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 02:13:19 PM »
"Centre Back (Robert Huth) : over 1.9m tall and a big player. Aging but have won more than 1 league title"
- Gary Cahill?

"Right Wing (Riyad Mahrez) : descendent from a North African country, playing in a second tier European league. Stylish play, flair"
- Must be Zinedine Ferhat. Algerian and playing for the same club as Mahrez came from (Le Havre).

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Re: Build a cheap winning team like Leicester City
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 07:30:45 PM »
Cahill a good fit and great pro!

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Re: Build a cheap winning team like Leicester City
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 01:35:00 PM »
"Secondary Striker (Shinji Okazaki) : Asian playing in Europe. Fast and hardworking to give defenders the runaround and frustrate them"

- Shoya Nakajima
10 goals, 12 assists last season in Portuguese Primeira Liga. Young, won't be cheap.

- Takashi Inui
5 goals, 2 assists last season in Spanish LaLiga. Late bloomer like Okazaki, cheaper.