Author: Ian Cockerill

What it was like experiencing Leicester’s win against Man City from the away end

Many sporting moments have made millions stop and say “whoa.” It might not have been the Super Bowl, the World Cup Final or the Olympic 100 meter final, but the 61st minute of the Manchester City-Leicester City match made millions around the world gasp. That was the exact scenario I experienced at the weekend. As Robert Huth’s header floated over the keeper and into the net, the euphoria overtook everyone in the away section. The lower tier was a sea of bodies and celebratory madness. It was an outpouring of disbelief and emotion that signalled the true belief that the impossible was on. ... Read more

Games against Manchester City and Arsenal will shape Leicester City’s destiny

Whether it’s World Soccer Talk, NBC Sports or the most watched news bulletin in the UK, people just cannot stop talking about Leicester City. Leicester fans have been living in dreamland since April 18 after the club beat Swansea and that slim possibility of safety became clearer. Not to be swayed by the departure of Nigel Pearson, the arrival of Claudio Ranieri ensured that the dream continued. After hitting top spot in November and suffering what can be called a ‘sticky’ patch by the Foxes’ standards in late December, Leicester face a two game test that will shape its future: ... Read more

Count your lucky stars you’re watching the Premier League in the US, not UK

The majesty of Jamie Vardy’s goal for Leicester against Liverpool on Tuesday night will live long in the memory of soccer fans who witnessed it. If you were fortunate to watch it live, it’s was incredulous. If you watched it on delay, it was still sublime. But if you lived in the United Kingdom, it wasn’t on TV. The best you could have hoped for on TV was a highlight at the end of Tuesday night or on Wednesday morning. Instead, UK TV showed West Ham United versus Aston Villa live. God bless them. Leicester against Liverpool, the most attractive game of the ... Read more