Saturday, 1 January 2011

So Long, Matty

Today, the inevitable news that out-of-favour Leicester City striker, Matty Fryatt has left to his old manager at Hull City came to fruition.

Pearson and Fryatt had a good relationship together at Leicester (thisishullandeaststirling.com)
   Through his five year stay at Leicester, he made 189 appearances and scored 62 goals, including 32 in the League One winning season.  In that season, he was well known throughout the league for his prolific scoring and would have been the season after had it not been for an unfortunate jaw break against Doncaster Rovers.

  Under Sven Goran Eriksson's reign as Leicester manager, Fryatt has not really had a say, only making a few substitute appearances and, although Fryatt scored in the play-off semi-final last season and four times this season, hasn't really been the same since that injury.

Fryatt scored better than every other match in 2008/09.
  My fondest memory of Matty is probably the amazing feat to score twice in the last 3 minutes of a match against Bristol Rovers, single handedly bringing us from 0-1 to 2-1.  Also his goals against Southend to guarantee promotion this year were grand.  They were a few of many goals which have made the last two seasons so exciting.  

  I really do wish him the best for the rest of his career and am glad he won't be playing Leicester City today because, as we all know, he would score!  Thanks for everything Matty.