Steve Walsh Blog – 10th August 2013

A perfect start to the season is just what the doctor ordered! I was so pleased to see LCFC win their first game of the season and pick up 3 points from an away match. 1st game into the season and we are sitting comfortably in the league table! It was a shame to see Zak Whitbread pick up an injury so early in the season, I was listening to BBC Radio Leicester and it sounded fairly serious. He’s had some bad luck over the years with injuries and I know only too well how that feels! I wish him a very speedy recovery.

Next up is our match against Leeds tomorrow. Like us they also had a great start to the season against Brighton and after a tough mid-week cup game against Chesterfield, they sit just one position above us in the league. It should be a great game, and I’m sure the atmosphere in the King Power Stadium will be brilliant. I’m so gutted that it got moved to tomorrow as I’m already committed to go to Wembley for the Charity Shield match. I’ll be backing Wigan for the win against Man United. I think at the moment Wigan must be favourites to go straight back up after being relegated last year; they’ve had a few good signings over the summer. Dave Whelan has a great philosophy in the way they play football, and I’m looking forward to see my two favourite clubs rival it out on the pitch this season.

I’ve had a busy few weeks recently with the Future Foxes holiday camps. I have been working alongside the LCFC staff and with my old mate and business partner, Muzzy Izzet. Our soccer camps are organised using the FA Youth Module so we can make sure our Future Foxes are learning the correct and most recent skills needed. Our next summer soccer camp starts on Monday 12th– 16th August. We’ve had a great response and so far have 65 kids signed up, but there are still places left! For any more information please see our website, www.futurefoxes.com

I took part in the LCFC Legends tournament last week and had a blast. I was playing alongside Matt Elliot, Gerry Taggart and Muzzy Izzet, it was like going back in time! I was playing against Tom Merry, a 48 year old who claimed he was going to “run me ragged”. He needed a new knee and I had him in my pocket and he ended up getting subbed after half an hour. Bit of advice for him, you can’t beat experience! It was a successful day and we managed to raise £10k for the Joe Humphries Trust.

My next event with K Kong is the 5-a-side football tournament, 18th August. There will be appearances from me, Muzzy Izzet, Matt Elliot, Gerry Taggart, and a few other local legends. We’ve had loads of teams already signed up but there are still plenty of places left! It’s shaping up to be a brilliant day. If anyone is interested in joining us, you can find all the information you need at, www.kkongevents.com/legends-5-a-side-tournament.

Good luck to everyone at LCFC for tomorrow’s match against Leeds.

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