Leicester City played an opponent yesterday that had just seen relegation and a new faith of playing a tier lower next season. But this football club is so much more than football, ‘ti’s a living organism, based on trust, belief and good tradition.
They are based at Adams Park, the size of the pitch looked as if they had made it to a minimal and not giving Leicester any space at all, just trying to squeeze out every key point to be able to get a result.
Their manager Gareth Ainsworth, has been in charge since 2012 and a very different character to those seen as managers of football clubs, but not to be faulted in anyway, a clever man with all the football knowledge to guide this club up and back into the Championship, something that would again be a miracle with the limited funds and budget.Embed from Getty Images
Their captain of yesterday, Adebayo Akinfenwa, and institution in league football and still around and at last season at his highest level ever in league football, playing for Wycombe Wanderers at tier two, what a man. To see him and Jamie Vardy shake hands before the game start as the two captains, was a picture of great joy.
When Akinfenwa made his debut in League football with Leyton Orient, it was a year before Leicester defender Ben Nelson was born, the 17 year old played the last 45 minutes in the clash at Adams Park and 22 years younger than Akinfenwa.
Second half did see another legend at Adams Park entering, Matt Bloomfield. The midfielder has turned 37 and is the real captain of the team, a hard working, honest pro, in his 18th season with Wycombe Wanderers, to this date a total of 488 league games reached after leaving Ipswich as a youngster.Embed from Getty Images
Just admirable to watch how a football club can be able to just keep on going and doing bold moves and signings that in some way bring forward their love for the game as enough to keep the wheels rolling. Goalscorer yesterday Daryl Horgan is a former Irish league player with Dundalk for many seasons joining English football in 2017 signing for Preston North End, then to Hibs in Scotland and snapped up by Ainsworth in front of last season. Capped 14 times for The Republic of Ireland, and a full pro and honest working forward.
Leicester loaned out Josh Knight to Wycombe last season and he did well despite going down in their first ever seasonat tier two. Knight recently joined another miracle worker, Peterborough United, who will be needing the tall players services in their return ot the Championship.
Love the fact that these football clubs keeps up with their daily life, doing great and that they are so special in this game of today that at the top is a totally different animal. Just recently snapping Wales forward Sam Vokes joining from Stoke, another steady and full proven pro at the age of 31.