By Andy Jones
- 3 points for Leicester City on Sunday will confirm Premier League title for Foxes
The vast majority of football supporters up and down the country will happily see Leicester crowned champions this season, myself included.
They have played some of the best counter attacking football, and also found a way to grind out the narrow victories when it really counted, a sign of true champions. Their record against the so called big four is also impressive, beating City, Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool, they haven’t just beaten the lesser sides.
However, the title party can be put on hold for another week at least, I hope, and think we will win on Sunday. The thought of Leicester celebrating the title at Old Trafford doesn’t sit comfortably, the same would be said for any team coming to our ground.
It will be etched in history, Sky Sports will go overboard, “lowly Leicester City, winning title at the Theatre of Dreams”, we’d never be able to forget it, as an example of how far the club has fallen over the last few seasons, we didn’t even challenge for the title. That might sound slightly bitter, but its the truth, Martin Tyler would have a field day!
You can’t argue that Leicester haven’t deserved the title, yes, the likes of United, Chelsea and once again Arsenal have failed to deliver massively, but they have put together a squad on a tiny budget, no huge marquee signings, including the PFA player of the year, and one the leagues top goalscorers.
It is refreshing to see a team challenge the so called elite clubs, proving that you don’t need to spend Billions of pounds on big name players, and that the right blend of player, coupled with good management and tactics can achieve the same high standards.
Will we see anything like this ever again, probably not, you could argue that Blackburn were a similar underdog, but they did have huge financial backing from Jack Walker, and the money within the game was not the same.
So hopefully United can do what many teams have not been able to do this season, beat Leicester City, stop the title push in its tracks, if only for a few days, and at the very least, delay they thought of Gary Lineker presenting Match of the Day in his pants for at least another week, something I’m sure nobody really wants to see!