Steve Walsh Blog – 24th November 2012

LCFC are back to their winning ways, and in style! A fantastic referee, can you believe it? A goal feast for the fans, 3 points and a massive smile for Nigel Pearson. Watching that match was the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

Mick McCarthy certainly had a big job on his hands with Lloyd Dyer single-handedly ripping apart the Ipswich defence and setting off an absolute goal scoring spree. The first goal being a penalty in our favour and a referee decision that was a welcome change! A recurring neck injury saw David Nugent exit the game early, but not before he made his mark on the match and scored a goal. It was great to see Martyn Waghorn get a goal after the commitment and effort he has shown over the last few matches. It certainly paid off for him. Waghorn calmly tucked away his chance and got himself the sponsors Man of the Match. The luxury appearance from Marko Futacs also showed how many different options Nigel Pearson has when it comes to players up front. For me, Lloyd Dyer was my Man of the match. He has been terrific all season and definitely could be headed for player of the season!

Looking at the league table, we are back in a great position. Our goals are on par with Crystal Palace who sit at the top of the league, and our defensive goal against record is very strong. We are only six points away from top of the league and hopefully Crystal Palace’s small squad will soon catch up with them as inevitable injuries and suspensions start to kick in.

Our next few fixtures leading up to December are all great ones. Sheffield Wednesday are struggling to adapt to the Championship after last seasons promotion and I know their manager Dave Jones is worried about their own league position and his team’s inconsistency and what can I say about Derby County visiting the Foxes next Saturday? Can’t wait!!!!

On 26th January 2013 K Kong Events are holding a cash fighter event in Leicester Coliseum. There are guest appearances from Frank Bruno and Rendall Munroe, and the competition will be judged by a celebrity panel. For more information you can see our website at www.kkongevents.com

Steve Walsh Blog – 17th November

In Saturdays match against Forest, LCFC showed domination and determination, but their hard work was outweighed by another bad decision by the referee! The day started so well, K Kong Events sponsored one of the match mascots and it was great to see how much he enjoyed visiting the players in the changing rooms and having a kick about on the pitch before the match ball being delivered by helicopter, what a treat for everyone!

 

 

The first half of the match was football entertainment at its peak, LCFC looked to be shaping up for a big win with an excellent goal from Lloyd Dyer in the sixth minute. That was undoubtedly a great way to start against our Nottingham rivals. When Nugent scored his goal, I thought it was a done deal that Leicester would go on to hammer Forest but the ref did a good job in making sure that didn’t happen! Whitbread should have got back on his feet, but it was clear that the ref made a rash decision far too quickly. I could see how angry Nigel Pearson was getting on the sideline, I’ve never seen him lose it like that but winning that match must have been important to him and his squad. We seem to be playing three sided matches at the moment, I just hope that this doesn’t continue to cost us vital points.

I think that later on in the game we missed the presence of Jamie Vardy. We seemed to lose our momentum after the penalty and created a lot of chances but never got the ball in the back of the net. If we are to go up at the end of the season, which I still think we can, we definitely need to get another striker that can turn the chances into goals. I thought Wes Morgan looked impressive on the pitch against Forest and put a lot of pressure on Forest’s strikers. Between him and Richie De Laet it would have been impossible for Forest to get the ball into our net! I hope that Nugent’s injury from the match isn’t too serious because we definitely need him on the pitch for our next match against Ipswich.

Two weeks ago, a game against Ipswich would have been a breeze for LCFC but with a new manager (Mick McCarthy) the match could prove a little more challenging. But I wish the best of luck to the lads.

I’ve got an exciting week coming up, I’m travelling down to London with my business partner Shane to meet with Joe Calzaghe to finalise a contract with him for an event in April with K Kong Events. I’ll keep you all posted with news of this up and coming event!

Please keep checking www.kkongevents.co.uk for our latest events we’ve got some really exciting stuff and our Christmas Parties only have one night left. So book now and avoid disappointment!

Steve Walsh Blog – 10th November

Well, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, what a difference one week can make in football! LCFC’s positive momentum seems to have (hopefully momentarily), disappeared. Back to back defeats and we now sit fifth in the league table. Crystal Palace were the first to knock us off course, taking away our 100% home record and after an away defeat at Watford all the doubters are back on our case. I have to say there seems to be no stopping Crystal Palace at the moment and they are looking to be the team to beat. In the last week Palace have beaten us, Blackburn and hammered Ipswich to reach top of the league. I have my doubts as to whether or not the Palace squad can sustain their lead throughout the long season but appointing Ian Holloway could be a masterstroke for them and only time will tell.

On 3rd November, it was my birthday so I couldn’t make it to the Watford game, but I’m glad now that I didn’t travel all that way as I’ve heard it was one of our worst performances of the season so far. And there was no 3 point birthday present for me! But I did get some fish and chips at Muzzy’s fancy dress Halloween party. And I can’t forget it was my sister Sue’s birthday on Monday 5th November!

Back to footy action. There should have been three points from the game against Bolton, it was a good performance from LCFC and the stats were good, but no goals! And an away win would have been great for morale and put the lads in a good place for the Forest game. I cannot wait to see City play our Nottingham rivals. This is for me, always one of the most exciting games of the season! It’ll be important for Leicester to get an early domination and makes sure we can keep Forest and Derby below us on the table. Good Luck to Nigel and the lads!

I spotted one of my old Wigan teammates moving up the football managerial ladder last week. Best wishes and good luck to Paul Cook who has taken over at Chesterfield in League 2 after impressing in Ireland at Sligo (who he got into Europe!) and Accrington. We played together back in 1984 and he is a great bloke and a scouser who will do well – I am going to watch his progress with interest!

On 15th December K Kong are hosting a Christmas party at Leicester Coliseum, for any more information you can see our website. www.kkongevents.co.uk

Also I’ve got 100 94’ Play-0ff Final framed photos available perhaps as a Christmas Present idea. It’s a unique 1st day cover and theres 100 of them. There going for £125 plus 4.99 P&P if required. Please see the photos below and contact [email protected].

Steve Walsh Blog – 3rd November 2012

I am still fuming about last Saturdays referee, what a joke! He was giving his business card to the club photographer before the match which clearly shows his focus is somewhere else; he definitely shouldn’t ref for us again. Fair play to Palace they did deserve their win but it was a hard match for LCFC as they seemed to playing against Palace and the ref! There were clear fouls and obstructions and a definite penalty that were missed.

Well, now I’ve got that out my system, to the game. Palace were the better team from the start, they had pace and seemed very well organized on the pitch which clearly caused our LCFC boys some trouble. Wilfried Zaha showed a class performance and Palace are the first team, other than Leicester, that look to be worthy promotion candidates. Bearing in mind they were managerless for the game, they must have been delighted with the result. I now hear that they are talking to our old manager (and the current Blackpool manager) Ian Holloway about taking over the vacancy. Blackpool will be gutted, but he has done a fantastic job on a shoestring budget and Palace will now be everyone’s favourite for an automatic promotion slot.

Back to the game, and I can’t take anything away from LCFC who hung in there and nearly nicked a last gasp equalizer. And although they came away with a loss, they get all credit for a terrific run of results so far! And, I am looking forward to seeing their response after a defeat, but other than that massive week for Lcfc, gonna be top of the league after Tuesday night by beating Watford and Bolton away and then smash Forest.

Last  Saturday was a successful day for me, I started at the King Power Stadium looking after some VIP guests from all over the world. I was looking after friends and colleagues or of Thai owners. I also had the pleasure of meeting the American Cheerleaders (it was a tough job, but somebody had to do it!) and I got a great snap of the Cheerleaders, Matt Elliott and myself. It was the highlight of the first half!

Apologies for my Twitter followers who followed my four coupon bets – not even close with one win, two draws and a defeat for my fancied sides. Back to the day job!

If you are reading this blog on Saturday the 3rd November, it’s my birthday! Muzzy had one of his own earlier this week, so why not me but I would rather not say how many years we have between us – could be a competition question I suppose. Also it was my niece Lillians birthday last week hope she had a great day!

Hate to say it, but Christmas is getting closer by the day, but the good news is that I am now starting to plan Christmas events with KKong Events, so if you are wondering what to arrange, have a look at the website and let me know if we can arrange a party to remember! http://www.kkongevents.com/events/christmas-parties-2012

Stop Press! We have confirmed Joe Calzaghe for April the 5th 2013! More details to follow. I’ve got so much going on with K Kong Events at the moment Please see the flyers below for more details of our Q&A Christmas Party and our Strictly Business Cash Fighter Night!