Well that has made it interesting!
It’s the season every neutral fan must have been dreaming of for years. Twelve games to go and everything still to play for at both ends of the table.
As things currently stand; you have three of the biggest clubs in the land occupying the relegation places. Now as a fan of a so called ‘smaller club’, I would love to see the big teams get relegated and smaller ones like Watford and AFC Bournemouth survive.
And the top four? Well this continues to look like a deck of cards with the positions being shuffled almost weekly!
Well that is all but the top spot, which continues to be occupied by what seems like everyone’s favourite second team, Leicester City.
Over the past few months I have received emails from both Chelsea and Newcastle United fans saying that they hope we win the league, with the Newcastle supporter going so far as to say he hopes they lose to us if it helps Leicester win it. For obvious reasons I cannot disclose his name.
Jeremy Vine; the BBC Radio 2 DJ, wrote a blog saying as a Chelsea fan (as they probably can’t win the league) saying he hopes Leicester will win the Premier League title.
Now we have the one and only Zinedine Zidane publicly stating how good it would be to see Leicester in the Champions League next season. Yes that’s THE Zinedine Zidane by the way!
Everyone it seems has gone Leicester crazy. Living and working as I do in Dorset, I proudly wear my LCFC coat as I am out and about and I have lost count as to how many people stop me and talk about Leicester. Mind you they may well regret it, as boy can I talk about Leicester City at the moment.
I honestly believe fans of clubs outside the so called ‘big six’ look at Leicester City and see that if we can achieve what we have, then why can’t their club? And with the new TV money deal coming into play next season, the playing field is most definitely levelling out.
But be careful what you wish for.
Those like me; that is of a certain age, will know that Leicester City are the kings when it comes to shooting themselves in the foot. Nobody is better than us at throwing away things at the last minute.
Take last weekend. One nil up against Arsenal and whilst not in cruise control, we certainly didn’t appear to be in any danger of not winning the match. But two bookings led to a sending off, before one stupid tackle that wasn’t needed deep into injury-time and we left The Emirates with no points.
Not only did we lose to one of our main rivals; but another, Tottenham, also won beating another top four team in Manchester City, who it seems have hit the self-destruct button since announcing their change of manager this summer.
However, lets not break out in a sweat just yet. With 12 games to go, we are still top and still two points ahead of second place. With Arsenal and Tottenham due to play each other before the months out; and both of them, plus Manchester City, still playing in Europe, Leicester still have the advantage.
But it has certainly just got very interesting.