Steve Walsh Blog – 20th April 2013

Between the matches against Birmingham and Bolton, Leicester City managed to concede two penalties in about four minutes! I thought that all was lost when Bolton scored their first goal through a dodgy penalty against Wes Morgan, but how wrong was I? For the first time in a long time, City looked strong, determined and focused.

Going into the Bolton game I was concerned that the result against Birmingham was going to have a big effect on the teams’ confidence. It was a game of bad luck and wrong timing, and I feel for Nugent. It’s the first time I’ve seen him make a mistake all season. I thought that Andy King showed us just how good he is and that forward is his strongest position. It was a tough game for both Nugent and Wood, what I would have given to see them on the same form they were in before Christmas!

Despite a really tough run, the team managed to bring it back, and with style against Bolton. It’s the best form I have seen from the lads in a long time. Not only was there some brilliant football, but spirits were not dampened when Bolton scored two goals. Not only did we get a win, but three great goals; a brilliant penalty from Wood, a cracking goal from Dyer just minutes after and then an absolute belter from Schlupp. Not once did the squad look as if it was cracking under the pressure! It was a great way to spend a Tuesday evening!

The season is now back in our own hands again and the games against Palace, Watford and Forest are just what we need –there are no easy games against anyone and points earned against these three will protect our play-off position. The last match against Forest will be an absolute belter and the coach booking to Wembley is back on again!!

Going back to the match against Birmingham, I had the pleasure of meeting up with big Gerry Taggart and Tony Cottee. It was great to see them back at the club that they served so well and it great to chat about our memories from the club.

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Last weekend, I had the pleasure of going to Wembley as I was working for the Wigan vs Millwall game. I got to work alongside Ray Clemence, Alan Kennedy, Phil Neal, Luther Blisset and Alan Mcleary. We were working in Hospitality and spent the day mingling with the guests in the Gold Club. From the football I then headed to the Barbocoa, Jamie Oliver’s restaurant next to St. Paul’s Cathedral in London which was a pretty good way to end the weekend.

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K Kong is keeping busy with its up and coming events. We have a charity golf day on 10th May, and there are still some spots left if anyone is interested? We also have our Alexander O’Neal Reminisce Tour coming up. It’s at Leicester’s O2 Academy, 1st June. If anyone would like any more information about these events, you can find it at: www.kkongevents.co.uk

On a finishing note, I would like to wish Nigel Pearson and the lads all the best for their next few matches! I really hope that they can continue on Tuesday night’s form!

 

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