Steve Walsh Blog – 26th October 2013

A great home win last weekend against Huddersfield  for us, just as I predicted! A well-deserved three points for Nigel Pearson and the lads and a great bounce back from that previous disappointing defeat. It’s a shame that one of our goals was a home goal by Huddersfield’s Gerrard, but they all count, and we will happily take that result as we are now only one win away from top of the league! It is often said, look at your results after 12 or so games and that’s just where we need to be at this stage of the season. Teams that rush to the top of the league early on can find it difficult to maintain as the winter games set in, and they are there to be shot at every opportunity. It’s where you finish that counts, and the season is like a marathon where you position yourself for that run to the line right at the business end of the season.

At Saturday’s match I was busy in the hospitality area. I was looking after the owners sponsor from Asia. I took them on a stadium tour, and think I enjoyed it just as much as they did. They are really nice people and we are lucky to have such influential connections on board. After I’d taken the sponsors on a tour of the King Power, I bumped into Mr Pearson himself. He was relaxed and confident and we talked a few things through. He mentioned our new Polish centre half, Marcin Wasilewski, and I must agree with Pearson when he said that he has pulled in a good acquisition to the squad. He’s got some toughness to him that the squad was missing. Pearson also mentioned that the spirit amongst the squad was really high, like he hadn’t seen for a few years. I know it’s a bit early for predictions but I’m quietly confident in the squad’s abilities! There’s no doubt that the skills are there and the clubs philosophy is strong, we’ve just got to go the distance and keep grinding for results.

I still think that the Huddersfield match could have been 10-6, we created so many chances and it was a shame that the ball didn’t see the goal more. Vardy’s looking really good, he’s got great pace and looks determined on the pitch. As a whole, I think City looked more dangerous with a strong attacking formation. There were some clever moves played and at today’s match I want to Nugent to get in there and get some more goals!

I’d just like to remind everyone that it’s my birthday on 3rd November. I’m not saying how many it is, but presents will be welcome!

If anyone fancies a Chinese, remember to come down and see me at The Dragons Den. We have now got our Halloween specials and Christmas menu on our website, www.dragonsdenchinese.co.uk.

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Steve Walsh Blog – 19th October 2013

Great to see England qualifying for Brazil this week, and for the first time in a long time, it’s actually been enjoyable to watch them play! The younger players coming through are a really exciting batch and with the right blend of youth and experience, next summer in Rio may be much better than we have come to expect of the national side. With pace and an attacking style of play, let’s hope the England squad can do us proud.

After the international break, City are back to business today with Huddersfield Town at home. I’m predicting three points for today’s game and I want us to get straight back on to a winning streak. After the break, we should be hungry for a win, especially after our below par performance against Paul Dickov’s Doncaster. It’s a shame that an ex-Leicester player came back to haunt us, but I bet Paul Dickov was pleased with his win!

Anyway, it’s done and dusted now, and hopefully next April we can go and beat Huddersfield away because that’s when the points will really count! And, despite a disappointing performance, City still sit third in the league! I see a bright future at the minute and I know that Nigel Pearson has the lads training hard to make sure they are all in tip top condition for their up-and-coming matches.

We’ve got two home games coming up and we need to get maximum points before we face Watford and Forest. They are both going to be big, important games. December is looking to be a tough month as well as we will be facing QPR, Burnley and Reading. Once these matches are out of the way we will get a better perspective of where LCFC are going. I’m really hoping that we will be able to keep up the good work, we all know what happened after Christmas and New Year last season. I’m hoping we will have learned that lesson and this year LCFC are definitely better equipped both mentally and physically.

Good luck to Nigel Pearson and the lads, let’s get back to winning ways!

Im really busy at the moment with all my ventures, First off I’m very pleased to announce K Kong Events has announced that Ricky Hatton has been confirmed for a Q&A in Leicester on the 26th of April next year! I will have more information on this as we have it and keep an eye on www.kkongevents.co.uk.

Also mine and Muzzy’s Soccer Academy have our October Camp between the 21st and 25th of October. We still have a few places left so book your Future Fox in by calling 01162 019426 or email [email protected]

Im sure most of you that follow me on twitter and facebook will have seen its competition time again. I’ve got a great prize of a meal for 2 at Dragons Den Chinese hosted by myself and i’m even throwing in a signed Derby Playoff Final photo with it. Entry to the competition can be found by clicking here. Im really enjoying hosting its a great atmosphere in the restaurant and the food is magnif!

You can view our takeaway menu and make bookings at www.dragonsdenchinese.co.uk 

Steve Walsh Blog – 12th October 2013

A quiet week on the football front as it’s international break time, but well done England for a great result last night against Montenegro and good luck to the lads for a big match against Poland next Tuesday. I know many people are still not sure about Roy Hodgson, but the England team really looked up for the game and showed no nerves at all, even when a goal was pulled back after going 2–0 up.

Saturday’s result against Doncaster was a little disappointing. I was expecting that Leicester would be able to come away with maximum points. It doesn’t sound as if they played particularly well, and an uncharacteristic mistake from Schmiechel cost LCFC the opportunity to come away with a point. Although it was disappointing to see Schmeichel make such a mistake, you can’t hold it against him as he has made some brilliant saves so far this season. He’s a good keeper and I don’t think one mistake will affect his future performances.

Overall LCFC have made a good start to the season, and they are in a good position as they go into an International break. Admittedly it would have been nice to finish on a win, but at least we are still sat 3rd in the league. The next game is Huddersfield at home, they lads will have had a chance to re-group so I’m hoping for 3 points!

Last Sunday, I attended the “Sellebrity” match at The King Power stadium. It was a great day and about 4000 people came. I managed about 18 minutes on the pitch, but unfortunately my team lost. I was playing alongside Muzzy Izzet, and he got injured about 5 minutes after I came off. It was a great event, but next time we need to remember to take the celebrities out the night after, not the night before! On the Saturday night before the big event, we went into Leicester and were treated to drinks and VIP treatment at the XY Bar and Club. Nilesh, the owner of club sorted this for us, so a big thanks to him!

I’ve had a really busy week with hosting The Dragon’s Den Chinese. The first Friday and Saturday it was open was really hectic. So far it’s going really well! We are hoping to get lots of big parties in to fill up our 40 seat authentic restaurant.


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On Friday I also went to the Headstart Day Nursery in Oadby to congratulate Alison Glenn on making the final of the Nursery Management Today “practitioner of the year” awards. Alison is a big City fan, and her achievement is fantastic in this national awards ceremony which is being held at the Hilton Hotel in London next month. Good luck Alison!

I would like to thank City Communications for helping us solve some issues we’ve been having with mine and Muzzy’s telecoms. They have been really great and got us up and running very quickly plus they’ve also saved us quite a bit of money! Recommend using them! www.city-communications.co.uk 

Mine and Muzzy’s Future Foxes Soccer Academy has also been keeping me busy. We’ve organised an October holiday camp in Fleckney that’s running 21st-25th. We’ve got lots of new skills to put to the test, and Muzzy has just completed his Level 3 UEFA B Licence. If you want any more details you can get them from our website, www.futurefoxes.com.

Finally some really exciting news. K Kong Events have just confirmed Ricky Hatton coming to Leicester April 2014 for a Q&A plus meet and greet. We will have something on www.kkongevents.co.uk for more information so keep checking in!

Steve Walsh Blog – 5th October 2013

It’s been another busy week for Walshy! The opening of Dragons Den Chinese Restaurant and Takeaway opened last Sunday. It was a great night and I was really impressed by the food! I’m looking forward to another busy weekend and I’ll be hosting. Make sure you book a table and come down, I promise you will not be disappointed! Call 01162 781387 for bookings and takeaway.

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Last Friday, I kicked off the weekend with a shop opening in Leicester City Centre.  A new pie shop has opened up called Walkers and Sons and I was invited down to the grand opening. It was a tremendous morning, they had dancers outside and a visit from the Leicester Mercury. I’m really glad they asked me to go down as it’s great to give something back to the local community.

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First thing Saturday morning, I went to another shop opening. Millington Travel has set up a new shop in Syston and I was invited down to cut the ribbon for their new shop. It was another great morning and another chance for me to meet some locals.

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On Saturday afternoon, I went to the King Power Stadium to see LCFC play Barnsley. It was a good job well done. There was a few occasions that I thought Barnsley were going to sneak in an equaliser, but LCFC did a great job of making sure they secured the maximum three points. This time last year, I don’t think that LCFC would have been able to keep hold of the points. They seemed to have learned from their previous mistakes and look like a more resolute team.

Tuesday’s match against Yeovil saw us take a back-to-back win. It was great to see the lads return from a tough away match with the maximum points available. I know that Yeovil are sitting in the bottom three, but those are the teams you have to watch out for. They are always more determined and can easily catch you off your guard. But I’m pleased to see that a reformed LCFC team didn’t make those mistakes.

So far the season has seen City get 8 penalties, the referees seem to playing more fairly. Maybe the football Gods are on our side this season?

This weekend sees us play away at Doncaster. There are a few old Leicester ties with Gerry Taggart being a scout and Paul Dickov being their manager. I’m sure they’ll both be out for the win! Doncaster only sit 18th in the league and with City in joint 1st, It’s a great opportunity for us to get ourselves another three points.

I wish the best of luck to everyone at Leicester City for this weekend’s match.