After writing about going to the Walkers stadium last week to watch the eagerly anticipated East Midlands derby, I only thought it would be right to let you know how we got on. The day started off with a normal gym session to balance the guilt of a day of drinking followed by cooking a quick lunch up for mates who were due to arrive from Nottingham and Derby. By the way if you’re wondering what I rustled up it was Prawn curry on Indo Chinese rice washed down by few alcoholic beverages.
Anyway back to the important aspect of the day which of course was the football. After catching a cab towards the football ground we decided to do a bit of a detour to avoid the Nottingham Forest fans who were being marched within a police escort. It worked out well because we diverted the cab to the Leicester University Students Union where we sneaked in a few pints before leaving the busy open day campus. A short walk past freeman’s common soon whetted the appetite for the match as the roads and pavements were packed full of football fans. There was a big police presence due to the volatile nature of the east midlands derby and in addition to this a police chopper in the sky was instructing fans to follow instructions via a loud megaphone.
The main event didn’t disappoint as Leicester dominated the early possession coming close to an opening goal whilst at the other end Forest hit the bar against the run of play. Leicester City seemed to be more up for it this time round and were winning all the loose balls. After no goals in the first half the second half provided 3 which all came in a short space of time after the 70th minute. A few of my friends left after the 2nd goal as the match was all but over, it was quite satisfying for them to be feeling how I felt when I watched the defeat earlier in the season even though I did feel a bit of empathy. After the match we went for a few more drinks to celebrate/commiserate whichever applied at the De Montfort University Student Union. All in all I enjoyed a thoroughly entertaining day, I think being the type of football fan I am the result tends to dictate the type of weekend I have!
This weekend the foxes take on Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough which judging on form and an unbeaten run extending to 8 games we should win, but the nature of the Championship this year has been anything but predictable. A win on Saturday can set us up for a strong finish which can enable us to gain a place in the play off’s or even better an automatic promotion spot into the “Dream Land” of the Premier League.