I am pleased to say that Nigel Pearson and the boys at LCFC succeeded in silencing the Rams last weekend. We gained 3 points at Pride Park that gives us an early local rival superiority! I know Nigel Pearson mentioned in his interview that he wasn’t that happy with the performance, but it’s the result and points that count. I have to agree with this. I still think it’s a bit too early for me to be making too many predictions, and I don’t want to get carried away as after watching my first Leicester game of the season I can see there is a lot of work to be done.
It was good to see Nigel Pearson experimenting with his formation and starting with a 4-3-1-2 line up. I thought that David Nugent looked comfortable just behind the front two players. The game got off to a pretty slow start, but I was impressed by the chances that Vardy and Woods created in the 18th and 19th minutes of the game. It was a shame neither of them could force the ball into the net! Derby must be cursing themselves about gifting Leicester with an own goal. They will be able to pick out so many mistakes when they watch the game back!
In the second half I could see Leicester starting to look uncomfortable when Derby started to press for an equaliser. But solid performances from Schmeichel, Moore and Morgan proved to be the key to the 3 points. Overall, it was good to see LCFC get the 3 points but we definitely need to up our game in the future. Especially as our rivals Forest now sit at the top of the league!
All in all, a fairly disappointing match but at least I got to sit in hospitality! It got all my memories of The Old Baseball ground, Archie Gemmell and my Wembley winning goals flooding back to me. And I have to admit, the food was excellent, as was the service. Their programme on the other hand was a joke! They spelt my name wrong, Paul Walsh thinks they did it purpose to wind me up before the match started. I did get to get my own back, Roger Davies asked me to say a few words before the match. I opened up with slating their booklet of a programme, and reminded them that the LCFC programme has been award winning for the last five years. I then apologised for my goals at Wembley and certainly raised a few eyebrows!
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