Steve Walsh Blog – 13th April 2013

This week has been one of “so near, yet so far” with two wins being turned into two draws in the dying minutes of both games.

Last Saturday saw City travel to Brighton’s Amex Stadium, and let three points slip just three minutes before the final whistle. If only we could have held on a win would have been absolutely priceless! As usual the Blue Army was out in force, we sold all our away tickets and there was a full 2000 fans in Brighton! We looked like a much more determined team, and I think the result was down to having an unlucky last few minutes rather than a poor performance. It was encouraging to see Leicester play like they did and hopefully they can keep this up and scrape a play-off finish.

Then, last night the same again. We created so many chances to put the game to bed but leading 2-1 against Birmingham a last minute penalty threw another two points away. I thought our luck had changed when Birmingham gave us an own goal, and then when Jeff Schlupp put us back in the lead. But a penalty given away by Nugent was put away to give us only the one point. If the season fizzles out we will look at the last few games and say we deserved so much better, but the table won’t lie and the players will need to look in the mirror and ask themselves some serious questions.

Only four fixtures now remain until the end of the season and they are all going be tough! We’ve got a huge fight on our hands and I hope the team are up for it. Only time will tell. I would like to think that we can at least win our home games and maybe get a point from the match against Crystal Palace who are having a wobble of their own. We need to get ourselves into a position so that the last match against Forest is just a table place battle. Nigel Pearson knows exactly what he needs to do and failure at this point is not an option as the pressure mounts.

There seems to be a battle for automatic promotion going on as well. Cardiff has started to stutter over the line and Hull are looking really strong at the moment. Cardiff have a huge goal difference on their side. At the start of the year my tips for promotion were Wolves and Blackburn, but how wrong was I? They are both in a relegation dogfight. I can’t deny this has been an interesting season with a lot of surprises!

I think the owners deserve a few good results for backing the club over the last few years, and of course so do the fans that follow LCFC from week to week. It would be nice for us to once again to be even more proud of being a City supporter!

Last week K Kong Events had its “Evening with Joe Calzaghe”. I know I mentioned it in last week’s blog, but the night was such a success, I’m still on a high from it! Joes such a good, down to earth bloke; and what a legend! He did a great job of entertaining everybody and all our VIP guests really enjoyed spending some time with him after the show. Joe told us that it was the best event he had been to, what a great comment! I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the night and to everyone who was involved in making it happen! There was a lot hard work that went into the night and it clearly paid off! It was such a great opportunity to host an event with the legend himself in Leicester, and I’m grateful that I was involved.

My next event is a golf day 10th May at Forest Hill. There are still a couple of teams available if anyone is interested? If you would like more information you can email us at: [email protected].

I think the most exciting event coming up is the Alexander O’Neal tour, on the1st June. He is being supported by Jazzie B and Heatwave and the gig is taking place at Leicester’s O2 Academy. The tickets are now on sale and you can get more information from the website. www.kkongevents.co.uk

Finally, a big thank you to Veejay Patel for the invite to a fantastic marquee event to celebrate his 50th birthday last Saturday night.  Veejay has represented his Latimer Ward in Leicester for 17 years and he deserved his celebration. Great night Veejay!

Walshy

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