Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

Let's not ask the impossible

Let's not ask the impossible

Leicester City Supporters Club chairman Cliff Ginnetta should be cloned because his optimism and belief in the cause should never be allowed to wane and die.

We have all been ecstatic over our extraordinary change of fortune since Rob Kelly and Mike Stowell took over the reins at City.

But the seven points we now stand clear of the relegation places is clearly no final frontier to Mr Ginnetta who tells the Blue Army website today: 'There are some people even talking of the play-offs.'

You have to presume he was meaning this season's play-offs and that the 'some people' were talking about Leicester City but I'm not sure Kelly, even at his most optimistic, would welcome that sort of pressure.

Leicester, with 36 points, are 19 points off the play-off places with 12 games to go. We can only amass 72 points in the extraordinary event or our winning every fixture.

Furthermore such an outcome would assume an alarming slump in form by the likes of Preston and Crystal Palace who currently occupy sixth and fifth places in the Championship.

No, lovely thought though a play-off place might be, staving of relegation is the realistic limit of our ambitions for this season.

Cliff is quite right that Kelly has given the whole club something to cheer about again, quite right to be optimistic about the future but in Kelly's own words, let's keep our feet on the floor and do first things first.

Rob Kelly is a manager not a magician.

Click Club Forums, click 100% football for fans chat. Posters can now win monthly prizes for their contributions.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Friday February 17 2006
Time: 12:15PM

Comments

0
Oh dear, Cliff the spliff been smoking again? Mid table mediocrity will do for me come May, or even where we are now. Exciting times ahead tough I think, paricularly if we can keep the ball on the ground!
nobby
17/02/2006 12:47:00
0
Lets get this season out of the way first and leave thinking about the play-offs to next season.
bluefox42
17/02/2006 17:51:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Leicester City Articles

Leicester Lift Hong Kong Soccer Sevens

A three nil victory over Aston Villa in Sunday's Final handed Leicester City the trophy in this summer's competition.

Barcelona & Juventus Defender On Leicester Shortlist?

On Saturday it was being reported that Leicester City may have an interest in signing former Barcelona and Juventus centre half Martin Caceres.

Leicester Top Soccer Sevens Table

Leicester City's youngsters ended the opening day of the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens sitting pretty at the top of Group B.

Premier League Asia Trophy Invite For 2017/18

Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion have been invited to compete in this summer's Premier League Asia Trophy tournament.

Archived Vital Leicester Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bournemouth MotM
Suggested By:
Schmeichel4%
Simpson0%
Benalouane0%
Fuchs0%
Chilwell7%
Mahrez0%
Ndidi15%
King7%
Albrighton46%
Vardy7%
Slimani7%
Sub - Amartey0%
Sub - Gray7%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)

Aug 7 2017 12:00AM : Manchester United (H)
Community Shield
Write for Vital Football