Steve Walsh Blog – 22nd February 2014

Firstly I would like everyone to spare a thought for a Leicester great who sadly passed away last week. He was an almighty right back and a true legend to Leicester City Football Club. I send all my condolences to Len’s family and friends. We lost another one of footballs greats in Tom Finney; he made it to the ripe old age of 91. He was my dad’s hero and one of Preston North Ends greatest players.

Dragon’s Den had a great week last week. We had our busiest weekend since opening so thanks to all the couples who came down to celebrate Valentines Day with us! We have got new menus on the way so make sure you come and visit us if you haven’t already!

But, back to football. We had a really tough game against Forest on Wednesday night. It was a brilliant game to watch, red cards, penalties and a great atmosphere. The LCFC supporters that went to the Forest game were excellent and never failed to make me smile throughout the match. I was a little disappointed that we didn’t pick up three points, but I’ll settle for the one as we earned it.

I know that the players always feel a lot of pressure when they play Forest, especially away and unfortunately it showed on Wednesday night. I think that Nugent missed a few golden opportunities to score but luckily we had a cracking goal from Vardy and a nice little surprise goal from our new player Riyad Mahrez. I was very pleased to see him score and I think he’s going to make a cracking player once he’s gained a bit more experience. It must have been another frustrating game for Lloyd Dyer. I really rate him as a player and realize that our opponents have picked up on his talent. Yet again he was marked out of the match. Dyer has been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism lately, I think fans have got to remember that while he is being defended by two players it opens up opportunities for the rest of our up-front players. I believe that Nigel Pearson will be able to use this to his advantage.

There’s so much that I could comment on after the Forest match, Liam Moore was back on form and we definitely need him back in the starting line-up. I’ll be interested to see how Nigel Pearson will change the team for our match against Ipswich now that Paul Konchesky has got a three-match ban. I’ve heard people talking about putting Schlupp and Mahrez down the left-hand side but I think to put two inexperienced players down one side would leave us vulnerable. I still believe that Dyer should be starting for us. I think the match gives us a good opportunity to mix up the substitutions and pick up another three points. Despite only picking up two points from the last two matches, LCFC are still sitting comfortably on top with an eight point advantage as well as a decent goal advantage. I wish the best of luck to all the players and Nigel Pearson for our match against Ipswich!

Ill be at Walkers Pies for a signing session on April 12th  so make sure you come down. Cant recommend the the guys down there enough have a look at their website and follow them at @walkerspiesUK

K Kong Events is having to re schedule the Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton night due to Ricky having one of his lads fighting. We will announce the new date asap keep checking

Finally my Charity Bike ride for Text Ellis King Power Stadium to the City Ground went well with me finishing in 6th place. Might have been even better if I’d not taken a wrong turn and ended up at Notts County! Have a look at





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