Sunday, 13 February 2011

Season On a Par, Finally

  Yesterday held place to Leicester's third East Midlands derby of the season, against Derby at Pride Park.  Would they win this match, they would equal the number of points after 31 games as they had last season under Nigel Pearson and would move into positive goal difference for the first time this season.  They did, and they did well.

Andy King slots in to finish a great team goal. (lcfc.com)
Positives
  - Leicester now only need to beat Forest away (easier said than done) to make an East Midlands grand slam and you might bet on them doing so in this form and with this kind of performance
  - this makes seven games unbeaten, six of which were wins; momentum which will be invaluable coming up against matches with Cardiff, Norwich, QPR and Forest
  - a great show of attacking prowess in the first half and a great show of defensive solidity in the second, very promising
  - now on 48 points from 31 matches, the Foxes are at the same point as they were in Nigel Pearson's play-off season; a remarkable turnaround from Sven Goran Eriksson
  - the two changes, Ricardo for Weale and Oakley for Abe, worked very well and shows a great depth to the Leicester squad

Negatives
  - the very impressive back four, by the end of the match, was made entirely of loanees which is worrying if they don't stick around next season (which I imagine only Naughton has a big chance of doing...)
  - as we climb the table, that four point gap to the play-offs has been consistent and still is there now with the teams ahead of us all picking up wins (a few with laaaaate goals)

The Yak is fed and celebrates his
 top-class goal. (lcfc.com)

  It's looking good for Leicester who have made an incredible turnaround from bottom of the table to almost play-offs.  There is an incredible amount left to do, taking points off the teams ahead of us would help.  However, the Foxes look untouchable at the moment...long may it continue.