Wednesday, 2 February 2011

The Stuff of Champions

  They say that playing badly and still winning is a sign of a great team and that applies well to Leicester's performance tonight.  Against Sheffield United, a good team, struggling at the bottom of the table, the Foxes held on for more than 90 minutes to grab a 1-0 away win.

Goal-scorer, Andy King battles away. (lcfc.com)

Positives
  - team spirit and effort was on show as each and every player made an effort towards the game in some way
  - a resolute defensive performance from Naughton, Mee and new boy Van Aanholt with Bamba growing in his cult status
  - Chris Weale had one of his best games for Leicester and was man of the match for me...it will be interesting to see how Ricardo fits in on Saturday
  - with results around the Foxes going nicely with draws and losses, they are now only 4 points from the play-off places and our extra games are being played up by the others

Negatives
  - it's only thanks to a lovely piece of skill from Andy King that we scored a goal with minimal shots compared to the Blades...we seemed to be at a loss without a nice pitch to play on
  - some players looked a little lost on the choppy playing surface; Abe, Yakubu and Dyer struggled at times and were all suitably substituted

My view from the away end at Bramall Lane.

  All in all, it's been a very good night for Leicester City who managed to put in a winning performance against a very physical hoof-and-hope team on a very dodgy pitch.  Playing badly and winning is the stuff of champions.  Play-offs beckon?