Steve Walsh Blog – 4th May 2013

Well, it’s here – that all important last game of the official season and what a game it will be against our local rivals up at the City Ground.

Let me say first that all other matches will not matter a jot unless we get a win and it’s as simple as that. The team and the manager will be tested and it is time for them to stand up and be counted. It will be a day for keeping the nerves under control and for each and every one of them to enjoy the challenge. This is what they became professional footballers to do, to play under pressure and show that they have what it takes to be heroes on the day. Thoughts cannot be allowed to drift to what might or might not be happening at Bolton or Palace, these matches are an irrelevance until the 90 minutes are up and the players turn to the fans to see if it is celebration time as they walk towards them when the final whistle goes.

In my career with City, there were many heartaches, many gut wrenching moments of agony as we fell just short yet again. Big games turned on elements of skill as well as dodgy refereeing decisions and more than our fair share of bad luck. But we always gave everything. Nothing was left on the pitch and no one thought that they could have put that bit more effort into the cause than they did. Leicester City never did things the easy way and that won’t change today. But I do expect a performance to deliver on the fans expectations from not that long ago when we were flying high. It might look like a long shot, but football often throws up days like today and we are still in this thing until 5pm when somebody tells me it’s all over.

My predictions have been on the iffy side all season, but I cannot finish without one last go at getting them right. These are todays all important results as I see them:-

Palace 1 Peterboro 1

Bolton 1 Blackpool 2

Forest 0 City 2

We will make the play – offs and start planning for a semi final against Watford. A win over two legs will take us to Wembley and it’s down to just 90 minutes against Brighton who I predict will overcome Palace in the other semi.

That’s when the celebrations will really begin! Come on you Foxes! We never quit!




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