Steve Walsh Blog – 29th March 2014

I have to admit, I feel a little deflated with the performances and results from the last two games, even though the club record of unbeaten games goes on. Burnley are closing the gap and we now have only three points more with a goal difference of two. Today’s game could possibly be the unraveling of LCFC.

I travelled to Blackburn for the match last weekend, good old Andy King got me two tickets. I went up with Jimmy Sehmi and met Nicholas Humphreys in Blackburn. We had a really good lunch at the Cavendish Pub in Bridle and sampled some of their finest cask ales! Then, off we went to the football. I was disappointed with the turn out of Blackburn fans, and they have a serious pigeon problem at their ground. I won’t deny that I was a little disappointed with the result, it should have been an easy three points for LCFC. Schluup put in a good performance, as did the ever-consistent Danny Drinkwater. When Nigel Pearson made his substitutions, I thought he made good choices and it was good to see Liam Moore on the pitch.

Tuesday night’s game showed a little fatigue and complacency from the squad. It was clear that Yeovil Town were desperate for points, but LCFC should have had an easy win. It was an incredibly frustrating game to watch. The lads created so many chances but in the end relied on the amazing Schmeichel to create a goal for Chris Wood. I will admit it was a fantastic end to a poor game but we should have had the points in the bag before stoppage time!

I really hope the second rate performance against Yeovil was a one off as we need to be on top form for the last few games of the season. This weekend’s match against Burnley is going to be the toughest yet. Burnley are on fire at the moment and LCFC will need to be on top form when facing them. If they just get a draw that will good enough for me. I think all the fans will agree that winning the Championship is a must; I’m not convinced that I’ll be happy with anything less but the gap between us and third is a great safety net.

Come on lads, not long now! I wish a speedy recovery to the one and only Nigel Pearson. Best of luck to all the players and the staff at LCFC for the up and coming games, they are going to be tough but I believe we can do it!!

My brother in law Terry is just starting his road to recovery after his operation. He is now in a wheelchair but still in hospital. I will be doing three fundraisers so watch this space!

I’ve had a call from Sky and have been invited for the Sheffield Wednesday match next Friday. Fingers crossed it’ll be a good win for us! I have also been invited to go to the Arsenal vs. Wigan game, 12th April. Lots to look forward to!

Steve Walsh Blog – 22nd March 2014

Steve’s Blog 22nd March

 

Saturday saw the mighty LCFC dispatch yet another victim. I won’t lie, I had some concerns in the first half about whether we could keep hold of our undefeated record. Blackpool looked more dominant in the first half of the game and managed an early goal. This time last season LCFC would have admitted defeat after that, but not now! The determination by the team when they were 1-0 down was brilliant, they turned the game around easily and tore Blackpool apart. They are now firm favorites to go up and in the process could break all club records at this rate!

 

When LCFC were 1-0 down, I knew that all they needed was one goal for a confidence boost and they could go on to win the game. The first goal came in the form of a sensational strike from new addition to the team, Riyad Mahrez. He powered down the right wing to unleash an unstoppable shot. Mahrez is looking really impressive at the moment and seems to have settled into the team with ease.

 

Throughout the rest of the match there was plenty of chances created, it’s a shame that we didn’t score more than 3 goals as we definitely had the chances! LCFC’s second goal was an absolute cracker from Wes Morgan. As Captain of the top team in the Championship it was great to see him get a goal. After a great second half performance, Kevin Phillips just topped off our lead by getting a goal against his old club. Excellent!

 

A big well done to Nigel Pearson and the lads, I really hope we can keep this up until the rest of the season and get some club records broken!

 

Last Friday, my brother in law, Terry, was in hospital for an operation on his leg. Unfortunately, the surgeons were unable to save his leg. I wish him a speedy recovery, and all my support. A holiday flight to Thailand caused him to lose both an arm and leg. It’s really sad but Terry will have a lot of support from the family! I will be doing some fund raising soon for him, and our the club has been very supportive. Get better soon Terry!

 

For all those who haven’t already got anything organized for Mother’s Day, Dragon’s Den Chinese is open for business! We are offering our Sunday Buffet, or you can order from our A La Carte Menu. To book a table please call: 01162 781 387.

 

K Kong events also have another Golf day coming up, and our April event with the legendary Ricky Hatton. For more information on these events please check out the website. www.kkongevents.co.uk

Steve Walsh Blog – 15th March 2014

Last weekend saw LCFC get a well-deserved break from the league. They have been working very hard recently and although they didn’t have a fixture we still had a great weekend. Due to the other results from the league we were still sitting top with a massive points gaps and both Forest and Derby lost their weekend fixtures, excellent!

Tuesday’s fixture didn’t disappoint. LCFC have now gone 14 games without being beaten, and have a 3-0 victory record for the last 3 matches! They are now 7 points clear of Burnley and have a game in hand. It was another demolition job from the City squad and made for a great Tuesday evening. I was entertained in a box and chauffeur driven by Wayne North from S&W Installations – many thanks to them for their excellent hospitality. After watching the performances from Danny Drinkwater improve every match he plays, I have decided that he is my Man of the Season. The way he plays with razor sharp Vardy has been key to LCFC’s recent success. Vardy seems very comfortable in the role that he plays within the squad, he’s scoring goals left, right and centre.

I’m really pleased about how everything is going for the club, it’s a brilliant feeling seeing your team win week in week out. Nigel Pearson must be really happy with all his players, especially the new additions to the team. I think

Mahrez is shaping up to be a good player, he’s quick and shows determination.

I wish the best of luck to everyone at LCFC for the rest of the season. It’s going to be a tough run of games but I have faith that this is our year!

Dragon’s Den Chinese is running its Sunday Buffet again this weekend. If you fancy coming to join us you can book by calling 01162 781387 or E-Mail [email protected]. We are also open on Mother’s Day so if you want to come and celebrate with us you can book in!

I would like to end this weeks Blog on personal note. My brother in law Terry has undergone a operation last night. I wanted to say he has all my support and best wishes and I will be their for him throughout his recovery.

Steve Walsh Blog – 8th March 2014

Before Saturday’s match I was feeling very confident! I was hosting at the King Power Stadium for 137 guests in the Lineker Lounge. I predicted a 3-0 victory for the boys, and they didn’t let me down! I wonder if Nigel Pearson would still say that I can’t mention promotion? I really feel that 2014 is LCFC’s year and I can’t help but hope that they not only get promoted, but do it in style by winning the Championship!

Charlton have been the thorn in our side in the past, but on Saturday they faced a very different team. Kasper Schmeichel had an easy match, according to the stats Charlton only made 1 on target shot for a goal. They were completely outclassed by LCFC who played with impressive professional destruction that cemented their top of table dominance. Personally, I couldn’t have picked a Man of the Match as the whole team put in an outstanding performance. Match sponsors, Gatorade gave their MOM to Wasilewski who never put a foot wrong.

Yet again, Danny Drinkwater was brilliant. Week in, week out his performances are consistent. He has also formed a good partnership with Matty James in midfield, they always play very well between each other, Vardy and Nugent. All will be important Premiership players for next season. We couldn’t have asked for more from the Charlton match, three terrific goals and no goals conceded.

On Saturday after LCFC’s win, Birchy and me went to Loughborough Dynamo FC for a Q&A evening. It was a great night and we told some highly entertaining stories to a great crowd. If anyone would like to book us for an event you can email, [email protected]

I know its always good to win but the England display must leave Roy Hodgsen with a few headaches. Kasper Schmeichal was man of the match for me with some trademark LCFC saves. We must sign him up quick  as his contract talks drag on. But from an England point of view sloppy defending at times being cut open imagine the top teams players Messi/Aguero/Suarez are going to do? A little worrying for me but like the way Roy is developing youth with experience and his starting 11 should be good enough to compete against the big boys. Injuries is the last thing he needs and Wiltshere a big blow for England & Arsenal. i thought the only players to shine were Gary Cahill and best of all was Raheem Sterling who is a real threat. All the hype surrounding Luke Shaw finally got his chance and will be satisfied im sure with his performance. The reliable Gerrard has to play and Oxlade Chamberlain another threat with his pace so if we do get the right balance things could happen but im not putting any money on us at 25/1!

This Sunday I am running another Sunday Buffet at Dragon’s Den Chinese. Last week’s went well and the relaxed buffet service made for a great atmosphere. If you fancy joining us you can book a table my ringing 0116 278 1387.

K Kong is running another Golf Day by popular demand! We have had a few teams enter already so if you don’t want to miss your chance for taking part you should book fast!

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Steve Walsh Blog – 1st of March

Our unbeaten record is still intact, we haven’t lost in the last 14 games as we enter the last ten weeks of the season. There are still a few teams fighting it out at the top of the league in the race for promotion.

What a season this is turning out to be! Earlier on in the season I thought that Burnley would feel the burn and fade away down the table, but they are still relentlessly marching on. QPR seem to have made a few slip-ups recently but are still in the running for the play-offs. My home club Wigan look as though they are trying for the play offs, they have been quiet all season but are now slowly creeping up behind.

As much as it pains me to say it, the two other clubs in the Midlands are still in the running for promotion. Not only LCFC, but also Forest and Derby have had a phenomenal season. I wouldn’t be surprised if all three Midlands teams went up, stranger things have happened in football! And, lets face it would be nice to continue playing the local rivals next season.

Saturday’s performance against Ipswich was a second gear performance but despite LCFC not playing in full speed they brushed aside Mick McCarthy’s side with ease. I have to say, I expected a better performance from Ipswich, they seemed to lack any fight. Never the less, Vardy is certainly turning on the style with his endless pace. It is certainly paying off as he terrorizes defenses. For me, Vardy was my man of the match. Danny Drinkwater has also put in some class performances recently, he adds a needed consistency into the team. I was a little worried when Konchesky got a red card at Forest as the whether or not it would have an affect on LCFC’s performance but it seems as though we have a strong enough bench to cover this.

Bring on Charlton! I have no doubt that we can pick up another three points against Charlton, they are in the bottom three of the league! Although I have faith in my team I expect to see some fight from Charlton, as I’m sure they will be in a desperate bid to keep their place in the Championship. Good luck to Nigel Pearson and the lads!

I’ve got a busy weekend ahead. Dragon’s Den Chinese is doing its first Sunday Buffet this weekend. The dishes we have on offer are truly magnify! If you want to pop down, you can book a table by calling 01162 781 387.

K Kong Events Corporate golf day has been set for the 9th May. Book in your team early as this will sell out fast. This year its being held at Kibworth golf club and sponsored by Sytner Leicester. The winners will be going on a golfing holiday in either Spain or Portugal. Good luck!

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