LCFC’s fight for the Championship title was further enhanced by Burnley’s slip up against Middlesbrough. As I have said before, and you all probably know that points in the bag are better than games in hand at this point in the season. I think our convincing loss against Brighton shook up the players and made them realize that their job isn’t quite finished yet. I know that we have already secured promotion, which is great, but we all want to go up in style and win the league. Winning the league would also give us that bit of extra momentum next season.
These last few games of the season are the perfect time for Nigel Pearson to play around with his team. It’s important for him to make sure he knows what needs to be done for next season. I think for the last match against Doncaster he will play his first 11 that have been consistent this season in getting us to the Premiership. I can’t wait for the last game of the season, Birchy will be doing his 34th run but only a few laps this time. He’s raised over a million pounds for over 100 different charities, what a fantastic achievement!
Whilst the LCFC team had a weekend off, I was invited down to Wembley for the Arsenal vs. Wigan FA Cup Semi-Final. My old club Wigan nearly upset Arsenal but in the end the inevitable happened and Arsenal won on penalties. It was a great day other than seeing Wigan lose, I met up with a few of the legends. Bob Wilson, Ray Clemence, Alan Kennedy, Martin Chivers and Phil Neal. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day of meeting Arsenal fans and reminding them of my equalizer at Filbert Street! No sign of Ian Wright to remind him of our polite discussion coming off the pitch!
Back to business on Monday night for LCFC. They were straight back into the action against Reading who needed a win to secure their play-off dreams. We managed to secure a draw but we should have won that, we created more than enough chances but couldn’t quite force another goal. It was great to see Jamie Vardy back on the pitch, we will need him again before the end of the season. My player of the year definitely goes to Danny Drinkwater, his equalizer was just amazing! Mahrez had another great game and Schmeichel made some vital saves.
Good luck to Nigel and the lads for last push, come on lads, I know we can do it!