Buoyant City bringing back good times
Earlier this month, Leicester City spent a few hours at the top of the Championship. On Saturday, they did enough at Birmingham to finish the weekend in the top slot. That was thanks to a late equaliser by substitute Ben Marshall, though City could easily have won this game.
And that latter observation will have given the supporters travelling back to Leicester on Saturday evening perhaps more reason for optimism than anything else.
This team looks confident and accomplished, relishing their football and capable of beating anybody.
Nigel Pearson continues to sound notes of caution and rightly so.
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He warns that it is a tough league and there will be difficult times ahead. That is certainly the case and we need to remember that it is a long season with a lot of football still be to played.
However, these are the best times that City have seen for some considerable time and the achievements of this talented side are already beginning to produce a feel-good factor in Leicester.
Hustings will be held tonight in Leicester for the forthcoming election for Police and Crime Commissioner. The event is being organised by the Chartered Management Institute and is being chaired by Leicester Mercury editor Richard Bettsworth.
It comes as this election continues to be embroiled in controversy with widespread concern that the turnout will be abysmally low and continuing debate about the merits of the entire enterprise.
Whatever your perspective on this new post, and whether it is needed, the fact is that it is happening.
The main thing now is to try to get as many people out to vote as possible.
This is an important position which affects a vital public service and we want people to have their say on who is elected.
So, the Mercury will continue to do all it can to air the issues involved and publicise the election – which takes place on Thursday, November 15.