Thursday, 31 March 2011

The Business End: Team Selection and Season Predictions

  Leicester City go into their last eight games of the season this weekend against Middlesborough.  After a shocking start to the season, Sven replaced Sousa and brought success and a wealth of impressive loanees to the club to bring it to within 2 points of the play-offs after a great Jan/Feb.  However, with four points out of eighteen won in the last month or so, it now seems to be a mammoth task to make the play-off places.

Sol takes on ginger, Kitson. (
  Four of the eight are against promotion rivals and only if the Foxes get wins against these teams will there be a chance.  For me, get Weale back behind the defence to restore some confidence and play the form players.  Maybe Yakubu needs to be dropped for a match to give him the kick up the arse he needs to get going again and Kamara could be a hit for the end of the season.  My team for the coming matches would be:

Naughton   Bamba   Vitor   Mee
Wellens   King
Vassell            Gallagher

  As for predictions for this season now, I don't really see leicester catching up just because of the strength of those teams around them.  They really need the teams ahead to slip up. 

As for the bottom, like with Leicester's relegation season, Coventry look to escape the drop by the skin of their teeth and Sheffield look to have two teams in League One.

We'll see what happens, hey?