A delayed blog this morning after another Friday night performance at the King Power, and we are as close as we can be to a massive promotion party! More of that later as there have been another two memorable matches to report on in the last week.
Just when I thought we were about to slip – boom! A performance that surely will send us into dreamland!!! 2-0 away on their own patch the first time Burnley have lost or conceded two goals rubberstamps our intentions and the players commitment not only to get promotion but do it in style. The unbeaten run goes on and shows why we are the best team in the league by a country mile. And how about two class goals to go with it and show Ings & Vokes that we can finish. I suppose I felt a bit sorry for Burnley and really hope that Sean Dyche’s men can see things through and come up with us. They deserve it for a club who really has stuck with a 16 man squad all season and really performed miracles. Without those two front men they will struggle as proved against us. But let’s not take anything away from City and their faithful fans. It must have been an awesome atmosphere, I had a ticket but couldn’t go in the end so I was gutted.
I ended up watching the first half at the Dog And Gun in Whetstone, then home on the big screen to see the second half in comfort so onwards & upwards. I can’t wait for the party but as you know in football we need to be level headed and that’s why NP and everyone at the club don’t mention the word PROMOTION – they leave it to me:)))
However, I did go to the DW stadium to see my old club Wigan and was well looked after by ex-playing colleague Graham Barrow. Also saw Alex Cribley one of the players who helped my early career and I thank them so much. What a great game!
The gaffa made 6 changes, resting players for two important back to back home games and it shows how great our squad rotation can be utilised. We really did sneak a point. My old club certainly looked after 4 of us in style full hospitality and great to see my old pal Graham Barrow back as first team coach. I was paraded at half time and it brought back some fantastic memories but only one team was where my loyalties belong and that’s the proud Foxes. A Kingy special and late Hammond equaliser was good enough to keep the unbeaten run to 20 games and set up the Sheff Wednesday Friday evening potential promotion weekend in style.
On to last night, and again we made a bit of hard work about it, but the result is what matters and another 3 points were put firmly in the bag. The way we started was really exceptional and for the first 10 minutes or so I saw a glimpse of what we will need to produce consistently next season in the Premier League. There, I’ve said it – it’s a done deal and nothing will now keep us out of the best league in the world next season. The likes of Man U, City Chelsea, Arsenal and the likes are on their way to the King Power and the team are more than capable of doing a job and staying there. Last night’s goals from Mahrez and Knockaert were enough to see off a stern test from a Sheffield side rejuvenated by Stuart Gray since taking over from Dave Jones half way through the season.
I know that promotion will be confirmed if today’s results at QPR and Derby go with us, but nothing will now stop the inevitable and I now send a massive congratulations to the Manager and Team on their fantastic achievement! Well done all round, and bring on the big boys!!
Don’t forget I’m hosting at Dragons Den in Countesthorpe. Come Down and give it a go. I promise the food never disappoints!
Also The K Kong Corporate Golf day is coming up fast. Ive still got a few teams spaces available.