5 Reasons why Leicester fans turned on Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rogers, Manager of Leicester City (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
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A 1-1 draw at a top-quality Brentford side is an away point not to be sniffed at and Leicester City avoided dropping into the bottom three of one of the fiercest Premier League relegation battles in decades. Had they have fallen into the the drop zone, it might have made the club’s hierarchy have to make a huge but necessary decision.

But from outside the club, you would be forgiven for thinking all is fine at City and that unlucky Brendan Rodgers is merely being held back by the club’s lack of investment. Fans showing ‘Rodgers out’ banners will be dismissed as petulant supporters who have short memories less than two years since the Northern Irishman delivered them their first-ever FA Cup. But Leicester City fans are not new to this gaslighting that lazy football pundits seem to throw their way. So to help them out here are the reasons that show why foxes fans are unhappy with the current 6th highest-paid manager in the world struggling to keep his talented squad above the drop.

Second half equalising/winning goals = 1

Harvey Barnes delicate finish over David Raya was significant in that it was the first time this Premier League season that they have scored an equaliser or winning goal in a second half. It’s a hugely significant stat and you hope that it means the signs of turning a corner. But the fact it has taken this long to get a moment like this shows it might still be a blip. A slow reaction to games and a lack of half-time reaction when games need new ideas and mentality is Brendan’s trademark, he is reluctant to make changes at the interval even when games are running away from him and the fact it happened in this game seems an exception to the rule as opposed to a turning of the tide.