Steve Walsh Blog 17th August 2013

Our League Cup hopes were kept alive last Tuesday night thanks to a 96th minute St Ledger goal. I know it reminded me of my Arsenal equaliser! It was a dramatic second half, and LCFC were definitely the better team. A well-deserved win for the lads! Next stop, Carlisle away. This gives us a great opportunity to progress in a Cup we have so many positive memories about.

I missed Leicester’s first home match of the season as I was working at Wembley in hospitality and had to rely on updates about the match. But it sounds as though I didn’t miss too much as the game finished as a stalemate. Our first home game clearly wasn’t Gary Lineker’s tonic as he’s sent out some strong messages that we need to improve.  Personally, I think that LCFC proved themselves defensively. The new 3-5-2 system is definitely working in the defensive area, now we just need to work on getting the ball in the goal. I thought that Chris Woods put in a great effort and showed real potential. Liam Moore was also looking very comfortable on the pitch. But, on the day neither Leicester’s nor Leeds’ defenders were going to let a goal in at either end!

So, back to my day at Wembley. I had the privilege to work alongside some proper legends and had a great day. I spent most of the day with Alex Stepney, Jimmy Greenhoff, Alan Kennedy, Phil Neal and good old Luther Blissett. I also had the chance to do some scouting on Wigan. Although Man U showed their class and superiority on the pitch, Wigan put up a great fight and showed talent. After seeing them last weekend they are definitely my favourites for promotion at the end of this season. They will be a danger to a lot of the teams in the Championship. They’ve got some talented new signings and Scott Carson is a great keeper.

As the first few games of the Championship have now been played, the League table is looking pretty exciting. All of our main rivals are sitting very close together with equal points and goals. I think there is no doubt that the season is going to be a tough one but I’ve got every bit of faith in Leicester being able to make it into the play-offs again!

I wish the best of luck to Nigel Pearson and the lads this Saturday. Leicester vs. Derby. I can’t wait!! It should be a great game between long standing rivals. Please Nigel, silence the Rams!

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