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Outfoxed? Leicester City Preview

Nigel Pearson brings his high-flying Leicester City side to St Andrews today as the Blues of Birmingham look to arrest a slump that seen them drop to 21st in the table. Can Blues turn the form book upside down or is Lee Clark going to be apologising again for another defeat?

Leicester City

The Foxes come to Brum on a five match winning streak that has seen them rise to second in the Championship. Those five games have seen Leicester score twelve goals and concede just three and they have not failed to score in any game this season.

Chelmsley Wood-born Sean St Ledger is definitely out after injuring a hamstring whilst on international duty with the Republic of Ireland and Jamie Vardy is a doubt after picking up an illness. Paul Gallagher may be considered following his return from his loan spell at Sheffield United.

Blues

Blues could welcome back two defensive mainstays as Curtis Davies and David Murphy are both returning to fitness. However, it’s unlikely newly signed Senegalese man-mountain Papa Bouba Diop will be considered for much more than a bench place as he has a lack of match fitness and Nikola Zigic is definitely out suspended after his red card against Huddersfield. Ravel Morrison comes back into the equation after impressing in training and there could be a recall for Marlon King to the starting eleven.

I can’t see anything but a Leicester win; they’re flying and Blues are struggling, home wins seem to be a premium in this division at the moment and I just can’t see Blues picking off Leicester the way that they have been playing of late. I sincerely hope that I’m wrong.

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14 Responses to “Outfoxed? Leicester City Preview”

  • Letsby Avenue says:

    :-)

    Nugent scored a hat trick aginst the crumbling Brucie.
    Vardy got 3 goals I think in their ‘mini-revival’,And may be out, today.

    I shouldn’t minimse their achievements, they really need promotion or they are up the well known creek when the FairPlay rules kick in next year.

    6 players on “Sven wages” and we grumble about ONE, alleged player on “Sven type” wages.

    One thing we do know, is that Davey Jones, Nigel Pearson and Malky McKay…don’t EVER deliver.

    Let’s get behind Clarky and help him to deliver.

    Starting this afternoon eh ?

  • Paul Carter - The Voice Of Reason says:

    Yep

    KRO boys

  • Macc lad says:

    I fear for us today. Could be another bad one. Like Almjar, I hope I’m wrong

  • GoodyBlueShoes says:

    Blues 2 – Foxes 1

    Inspirational team selection by Clarky sees us flood midfield then lose a goal from a corner in the second half only to score two breakaway goals in the last 10 minutes.

    Hurrah

    KRO

  • ed_blue says:

    Watching Blues is getting to be like when you were a kid and didn’t want to go to school. So you’d make up a crap excuse about not feeling well, or something. But your mom would force you to go and you’d sulk for the whole day.

  • GoodyBlueShoes says:

    Yep ed_blue,

    Was going to go today but still have the veruca so am excused shoes

    LOL

  • Paulo says:

    I admire the optimism of some, and I do hope we come away with 3 points today. I also have a gut feeling that Leicster have done their homework on us and wrapped it up a couple of weeks ago. They are bringing just over 4000 fans and they have had 5 successive wins and are sitting 2nd in the table. They also know our home form has been questionable and the relationship between the fans and LC is rocky to say the least. They also know we’re skint and I’m sure the gossip about Liverpool and the other rich clubs are sniffing around like vultures right now. There is a lot of uncertainty at blues, and even us fans know it does affect the players in some way.
    It’s going to be tough and that’s what I want to see ..a fight to win. What I think we might see is a struggle to draw. Who knows, today might be the day that LC has to do something right and prove some of us wrong, but given his Huddersfield history, his two sidekicks, massive injury list and a defensive nightmare ..it’s a job that is his, and not a job I want.
    Let’s get behind the team anyway, they at the very least deserve it.

  • GoodyBlueShoes says:

    Paulo,

    It may come across as optimism. . . after 47 years supporting the Blues madness and a certain degree of delusion help with the pain. . .

  • Swedish Bluenose says:

    Ravel Morrison scored in his premier match for Blues. After that, he has had problems getting into the squad, don’t know why, but probably because of poor attitude in training. Now, he is back in the starting eleven. Let’s hope that the partnership with Spector will work and that Redmond and Lovenkrands can shift places so we will see Redmond in his preferred position between the midfield and forward. Keep right on!

  • Art Watson says:

    I listened to the club commentary and Michael Johnson said that although it was a much improved performance we were always second best and we were lucky to get the draw.

    Apart from “we can’t afford to get rid of Clark “can anyone give me a valid reason for keeping him.

  • AuldBertie says:

    Much better performance, probably just deserved a win, officials atrocious, a bit harsh from Magic IMHO. Poor, if fact, non-existent challenge, from Elliot which lead to the equaliser, which rolled over the line having hit both posts. I’m not a great fan of Clark but couldn’t really fault the performance today.

  • Paulo says:

    ..and didn’t I say about struggling for a draw earlier??? …well, all I can add is ..welcome to Lee Clark and his style. Huddersfield Fan gave us plenty of insight into how our season would be, and I think we should accept it.
    But the one thing I have to give LC credit for, is his passion for the game, and today at the full time whistle it did look like him and the team were robbed. It showed.


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