When it comes to fans calling for his head Nigel Pearson has seen it all before. The first time his Leicester side suffered consecutive defeats in 2009/10 (5-1 at Forest, 3-1 at home to Bristol City) there were fans who demanded a change. It’s a cycle that’s been repeated every few months since.
City’s opponents back in 2009 after that loss at Oakwell were relegation threatened Sheffield Wednesday. The Foxes dispatched them 3-0.
What would the owners give for a repeat? £100m perhaps?
These look like two out of form sides. But the thing about form is it often depends on where you start counting. Sheffield Wednesday illustrate this quite neatly. The Owls have lost their last two, but prior to that they’d won 25 points from a dozen games. It’s a run that made them the third best side in the Championship between mid-December and the end of February.
If Leicester fail to win, it will be their worst run of the season. If Wednesday fail to win, it won’t even come close. Owls fans have endured runs including seven defeats on the trot, and a sequence where the side took just two points from a possible 27. Oh to have Leicester’s problems, one imagines.
Leicester should expect to have to break down another side keen to get men behind the ball. Wednesday have the third best defence away from home in the division. But in terms of points per game only Wolves have a worse record against sides in the top half than the visitors.
This is likely to be the Foxes final Saturday 3 p.m. kick off at hme this season. For the sake of the fans lets hope they’re given something to smile about.