Todays game sees the Remembrance Day Fixture at Leicester. As usual, the players shirts are adorned with the Poppy and the shirts will be auctioned on the Official Site later in the week. I'm proud to say that it was Leicester City who first came up with this idea several years ago, with the opponents that day, Blackburn Rovers, also having the Poppy on their shirts. We have travelled down on Friday to stop with relatives in Leicester so our journey to the car park only takes 10 minutes today, where Keith is already waiting for us. After a quick drink in the Club we head to the ground to take in the atmosphere of the day. One of the other traditions of the day is for the match ball to be delivered by helicopter and this duly arrives just before kick off.
Something different today is the playing of the Last Post and the minutes silence which follows. It is especially poignant as the family of Marcin Wojtak, a Foxes fan, who was killed in Afghanistan on 1st October 2009 are attending the game today. The relevance of the Poppy Appeal brought home to everyone present.
At half time we have the parade of the veterans together with Cadets and a couple of currently serving soldiers.
The game, well we lose to the best team I've seen this season, but the 2-0 scoreline at half time was a travesty. We played fairly well but were unable to take advantage of any of the chances we created. Just one other point though. Starting to waste time from 51 minutes is disgraceful, but not the first time I've seen this before from a Di Matteo team, but this time we are unable to snatch a late late equaliser. I'll stick with my pre-season prediction that Albion will win promotion this season, let's hope we follow them.
Leicester City 1-2 West Bromwich Albion
Admission: £14 (with my Season Ticket)