Blog – 27th October 2012

After a much needed break in sunny Marbella, I am back and straight into hard work. It was great not having a phone for a week, but it does show you that life almost stops when you aren’t able to talk to people! Returning to England and seeing the form LCFC are continue on is fantastic, they are still on top of the world and had yet another deserved win on Tuesday night. I am told it was another game that we have dominated start to finish; we could even afford to throw in a penalty!

LCFC now look organised and strong throughout the team, if anything one more top notch striker and the team would be complete. The boys look comfortable on the pitch and have plenty of energy! My spies told me that Kasper Schmeichel, Zak Whitbread and Danny Drinkwater gave great performances and Andy King and Lloyd Dyer showed why Pearson chose to start with them. The squad rotation seems to working well for LCFC keeping players fresh and ready for the pitch.

I really hope Pearson get what he wants from this season, which is obviously promotion. He will keep his head down and take on each game one at a time; he won’t get over confident like me! He must be very happy at the moment, and no wonder! It must be great for the owners as well due to how much money they have put into the club. I hope the lads can keep this up, Pearson could be the next to follow O’Neill’s legacy with a totally different type of football. Bring on Palace, I can’t wait. I am also looking after a dozen of the owners and Susan Whelan’s guests in hospitality for the Palace match so I best freshen up my Thai!

Considering Nigel Pearson is also on crutches at the moment, he hasn’t let Leicester game slip! He’s just had a big knee OP, the same one as I need. Although I’m putting it off for as long as possible, after 25 operations I am well and truly put off knives, surgeons and hospitals!

On Sunday I am at the King Power Stadium for a Filbert St Memories Q+A with the fans, which also includes a stadium tour (£10 adults, £7.50 kids), so if you’ve got no plans you can come and quiz me!

I can’t leave my blog without a brief mention about the news from Bahrain that they have parted company with the Tater Peeler himself after just 15 months in the job. The events from earlier in the year are well worth a read on the link below, but not qualifying for the World Cup and then in the Arab Nations Cup group stage played 3 lost 3 was just too much for the Oil Men to put up with. What goes around comes around as the saying goes.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/bahrains-big-win-attracts-suspicion-7466738.html

Finally, I’ve got a few busy months ahead of me with various Q+A evenings coming up and organising Christmas parties with K Kong Events, if you want any information on these please check out my website, www.kkongevents.co.uk. We also have two big events lined up for 2013, so I’ll keep you posted with the updates!

20th October 2012

Unfortunately I am away on holiday in spain this week so no real blog. I would like send my thanks for your support its great to see so many readers following this blog every week. City Communications is currently creating a new blog site for me so keep checking back for updates.

I will also be announcing the competition winner on here at 5pm!

Good look to the lads today away at Birmingham, It will be a cracking game and im gutted to be missing it.

Thanks for reading!

Steve Walsh Blog 13th October 2012

It’s been an amazing week, one of the most memorable I have ever had since hanging up my boots!

Firstly, a bit of an apology that this week’s blog will be a bit shorter than usual because time ran out very quickly this week for reasons I will go into later. However, can’t start with anything other than the football at City! Another great weekend last weekend for LCFC, the fifth consecutive win, and a win well-deserved! Leicester played Bristol off the pitch, and yet again showed possession, pace and strength. Bristol’s manager, Derek McInnes even went as far to say “They look to me to be a team with the pedigree to be a Premier League side.” It is great to see the side back in a leading position in the table I just hope that Nigel Pearson and the lads can keep this winning streak all the way through the season.

David Nugent was my man of the match, He doesn’t seem to be afraid of taking a shot and it seems to be paying off. He scored a brilliant fifth goal of the season and it was his pressure that led to that own goal by Foster. I thought Drinkwater and Knockaert did a fantastic job on the day as well. Knockaert always wants the ball and was fighting hard for his team against Bristol City.

The international break can sometimes be a mixed blessing. It gives injured players a chance to recover without missing a game, but I am sure all the Leicester squad can’t wait to get their boots back on and kick off at St Andrews on Saturday. This will be a tough game, but then  two home games in quick succession against Brighton and Palace give us a great chance to open a bit of daylight at the top of the table. Can’t wait!

Talking of the Internationals, readers of my blog will remind me that I always bang on about no game being an easy one in this day and age. Forget that after watching San Marino against England! A more one sided game would be hard to find and I thought we were poor to only get 5. I am sure the Germans put 13 past them not so long ago and we should have been closer to that if we are to be regarded as a highly ranked side in serious contention for ever winning anything! Sorry Roy, but we should be much more ruthless against such poor opposition and have tactics aimed at making our goal difference really count.

Now for a brief  bit about my Mike Tyson event at the Coliseum. I will be putting photo’s on my Events website, www.Kkongevents.co.uk as soon as possible but the night went really well and I must thank all who helped to make the event such a success. However, I can’t remember being as shattered as I was at the end of the night and I have gone over to a friend in Spain’s for a few days to recharge the batteries! Hence this shorter blog, but let’s get ready for the short trip to Birmingham on Saturday and three more points!!

Cheers to all readers also my apologies with the late competition draw we have received hundreds of entries and I want to thank everyone for entering. I will draw the winner next saturday!!

Steve Walsh Blog – 6th October 2012

Next stop Middlesbrough away, could we crack the away day blues? Yes, and in style! A well-deserved win and another three points put Nigel Pearson’s men right up amongst the top teams in the league. Boro’s unbeaten home record was smashed and LCFC dominated. We had possession, shots on target and crosses into the box. We showed a display of football to warn off the opposition and show that we can’t be taken for granted anymore. Performances from Ben Marshall, Danny Drinkwater, Lloyd Dyer stood out to me and it was great to see Liam Moore called back into action. The partnership between Sean St Ledger and Wes Morgan looked strong on the field.

As Jermaine Beckford leaves for Huddersfield, Vardy is looking more and more promising as a player. His willingness to chase every ball and put himself about is causing plenty of headaches for our opposition’s defences, and to think he’s still learning his trade. I’m looking for Nugent and Vardy to put at least 40 balls in the net between them this season if they can bond together and link more. I’m really excited to see what these two can do; it could potentially be the best pairing up front that LCFC have had since Emile Heskey and Stan Collymore, or maybe Emile Heskey and Tony Cottee, although they still have a lot to do and only time will tell.

I’m pleased for Nigel Pearson as I have always said he works very hard on the training ground and deserves all the credit for this turnaround. And, I know he won’t like me saying that as we are only a few games into the season and he knows as well as I do what one week in football can do to you, but we do have to give him credit. I think he has been underestimated and I’m sure the rumours about the owners meeting with Harry Redknapp aren’t true as the owners have backed Pearson all the way.

We need to take this season one game at a time, and so far it looks like that is just the game plan of Nigel Pearson. Another back to back win on Tuesday against Huddersfield has put us in a fantastic position in the league. The football played by LCFC has produced well deserved wins, we have outplayed and outfought our opposition. Anthony Knockaert was once again looking good, bringing a positive mood to the pitch; he must have been buzzing after his goals!

All round we’ve had a great few weeks, the squad are fit and we have the potential to be top of league very soon. This could be our season!

To wrap up this week, I would like to send my condolences to the family of Kan Barana. Kan was a good family friend and he sadly passed away last week after fighting an illness.

Just a note we will be announcing the winner of our latest competition on Monday 8th October!