Next Step: World Domination
Firstly, thank you to all the supporters last weekend who joined us in showing our respect to the brave veterans of the world with an immaculately observed minute’s silence.
But, as expected once the game got underway, little could then contain the noise! What a weekend for N’Golo Kante as he netted his first goal for LCFC and what a goal it was as he somehow sneaked it past an unsighted Gomes to put us 1-0 up; his smile said it all. Much has been said about the team spirit between the Foxes but the second goal just epitomised that for me as Mahrez handed over the penalty to Vardy, ensuring his scoring sequence remained intact and still in the running to contend with Van Nistelrooy – fantastic.
This week has also seen Jamie Vardy named as Barclays Premier League Player of the Month for October ahead of Arsenal duo Mesut Özil and Olivier Giroud, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Watford’s Odion Ighalo and Stoke City’s Jack Butland. Ranieri got pipped to the post by Arsene Wenger, but Vardy praised the Tinkerman as instrumental in his own title win.
And it’s not just on the pitch but also the pitch itself! Often overlooked are the Groundsmen that keep King Power such a fantastic destination for football but this week they were awarded the Football Grounds Team of the Year award, beating Manchester United to the accolade – massive congratulations to the Grounds team for it is extremely well-deserved recognition for all their hard work.
This weekend we see a break from the Premier League action but, with 14 Foxes on International duty, the boys aren’t getting a rest. The squad will make their way across four continents to represent their countries, and it’s nice to see LCFC en-route for world domination!
It could be an interesting meeting for Fuchs and Inler as they cross paths in the Austria v Switzerland friendly and Schmeichel is set to join his country mates in the Denmark v Sweden qualifier. However it’s not just the first team getting in on the action as our U21s also have the continent in sight with Ben Chilwell representing England’s U21s and Simonas Stankevicius representing Lithuania. Good luck to all the lads – enjoy it but come back safe and ready to fight for that third place spot.
On a final, more sombre, note; many of you may have heard the sad news about former Leicester City goalkeeper Marton Fulop who passed away this week. Marton joined LCFC on loan in 2007 and made 27 appearances for the club before returning to Sunderland; he was fantastic and I remember we wanted to keep him but, unfortunately, it was not to be. However, he was always remembered by the team and management with great fondness and will continue to be. I’d like to offer condolences from all the ‘Blue Army’ to his family and our thoughts are with them through such a difficult time.
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