Well the final Leicester City game of 2013/14 Championship season had finally arrived today. Our opponents Doncaster Rovers were playing for their survival in the division. Whilst having already sown up the title we were playing to break the 100 point barrier for the first time. It was a day of celebration possibly for both teams, what happened to Paul Dickov’s team was heart-breaking as they were relegated in injury time with Birmingham City equalising against Bolton Wanderers. Initially the cheers from the Rovers fans were on par with our own supporters chants to the champions until those last couple of minutes of play. Many of us still thought Bolton were winning 2-0 but with their player collapsing on the ground at the end I knew the worst must have happened to them.
An even more tragic event was that one of their supporters had died in the stand without even knowing their fate. My condolences go out to the family of Ray Dunning. Let’s hope the two teams can arrange a friendly in aid his family prior to next season. How about it? Let’s hope they return to the division again after next season. Just take a leaf out of our book, twelve months earlier we lost the play off semi-final in the very last minute too.
After the match my eyes were firmly focused on the lads receiving their medals and Wes Morgan lifting the Championship trophy with streamers and fireworks flying in every direction. The parade around the ground by the players, their families and staff at Leicester City including the owners was next. Sadly they didn’t reach us as may fans couldn’t contain their excitement anymore and thousands spilled on the pitch. Monday there’s to be an open top bus tour of city by the Champions. I hope to see that too. So it’s the Premiership next season and my season ticket has only slightly increased too. A really big thank you to the players, the staff, the owners and the fans for one of the best seasons ever. Up The Foxes!