Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

Nearly, but not quite

Nearly, but not quite

It's coming up to that time now. Do or die, now or never, life or death.

Well OK, it's not, but for those of us who can't take any more of this agony it's pretty damn close.

For Leicester City this weekend will be, once again, absolutely crucial in the play-off race, with relegation-threatened Watford standing in their way at the Walkers on Saturday.

With three matches to play and a four point cushion over seventh placed Blackpool, City's destiny lies very much in their own hands, as it has for the majority of the season in fact.

In a wonderfully consistent season, Nigel Pearson's side have barely featured outside of the play-off places, even daring to break into the top two in the early stages of the campaign.

Two disappointing drops in form may have sent things back to reality, but whatever happens from here this really will have been an incredible season from start to finish.

A play-off place at the beginning of the season was near-on unthinkable, with most fans simply happy to accept a stress-free season whereby we would sail away to a comfortable mid-table finish. And that would have been successful.

But this is the Championship, where anything can happen. Many so-called unfashionable teams have proved that the drive from the lower depths of obscurity to Premier League football are more than achievable, and we are simply the latest to dare to dream.

Swansea have enjoyed another successful season, hoping to go one step further this season by holding down their current play-off spot. Ian Holloway's Blackpool have once again defied the expectations of all to put themselves within close reach.

It should be reminded however, that there is still a lot of work to do. Three points against Watford would undoubtedly leave City in a comfortable position in the table with two matches to go, even able to secure a play-off position on the day should other results go in their favour.

But Malky Mackay's side have important agendas of their own at the other end of the table, and certainly won't lie down easily.

Over to you again boys...

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:JBFox
Date:Tuesday April 13 2010
Time: 7:53PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Leicester City Articles

King Reflects On Phenomenal Leicester Year

Midfielder Andy King has been reflecting on the season that was 2015/16 and as well as Leicester's own record breaking year - King has a personal achievement...

Leicester's ICC Friendlies To Be Screened

Leicester City's International Champions Cup friendlies this summer against Celtic, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona will be screened on Sky Sports.

Arsenal Player In, Departure For Liverpool?

It's being reported that Leicester City are interested in signing Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and also that Liverpool want Danny Drinkwater.

Shield Success For Leicester In Soccer Sevens

The May based Hong Kong Soccer Sevens took place over the weekend, and Leicester City again came back with silverware from the tournament.

Archived Vital Leicester Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Editor email
Profile
Foxes25
no email
Profile
Simon
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Schmeichel40%
Simpson0%
Wasilewski3%
Morgan6%
Fuchs3%
Drinkwater18%
Kante6%
Mahrez6%
King6%
Gray3%
Vardy6%
Sub - Okazaki0%
Sub - Schlupp0%
Sub - Albrighton3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SvensAmbition4