Sunday, 18 October 2009

Game 18 - Leicester City v Derby County 17th October 2009 Coca Cola Championship

Home matches for me consist of a 200 mile round trip with a stop off in Lincoln to pick up Keith and see Keith's dogs Bertie and Bud. We meet up with my daughter who is at DMU in Leicester, and park up at the Electricity Sports Club where we then have a relaxing drink. It's only 5 minutes or so to walk to the Walkers Stadium, very handy.

We are Season Ticket holders in the Kop, Block SK1 and have been since the Walkers opened in 2002. With the new ground being a short distance from the site of Filbert Street it has meant that City fans have been able to carry on going to their usual haunts before the game.

This is the view from my seat.

Anticipation is high as the game kicks off with Leicester playing all the football. It is soon clear that Derby have come for a point and are well marshalled at the back. Chances for both teams are few and City have the upper hand without making the breakthrough. 0-0 at halftime. The second half follows the same pattern but Derby are a bit more adventurous and Commons has a shot that clips the top of the bar. I feel we edged the game overall but if you don't score you can't win and I think Derby will be happier with the draw more than Leicester.
This brings my run of games without a 0-0 to a halt at 31 games.

Leicester City 0-0 Derby County
Coca Cola Championship
Att: 28,875
Admission: £14 (with my Season Ticket)
Programme: £3

More photos of the Walkers Stadium here.

1 comment:

  1. Sadly all good things must come to an end. And that game really wasn't the birthday present I would have liked. Good job last night made up for it!