This season to date has witnessed Leicester City send a breathe of fresh air wafting through the Barclay’s Premier League. Their title challenge has been repeatedly doubted and written off by various pundits aka as ex players who have managed to secure lucrative employment in the ranks of the media. However, with four matches remaining the club has already qualified for a champion’s league spot for next season, but must endure pressure from nearest challengers Spurs who can still mathematically pip them for the title.
The pleasing reality of the situation is seeing a team without any supposedly acclaimed stars possibly going on to claim the title and prove that the beautiful game is indeed a team sport. Leicester’s problems, if any, could lie in the club’s ability to retain some of the players that have caught the eye of the big money outfits whose over expectant fans nurture a permanent entitlement to unlimited success in all competitions, no matter how much it costs to achieve that goal.
If one believes the various daily media gossip columns you could be forgiven for believing that Manchester United intend to snap up nearly every talented player currently kicking a ball, but even with United’s vast purchasing power that would be a tall order.
So let’s hear it for Leicester City and wish the club luck to secure the few extra points needed to make it champions of the top flight for the first time in it’s history and spare Gary Lineker the trauma of a possible cardiac arrest.