Joint-Chairman David Gold reflects on Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Leicester City...
I’m no different to the travelling fans. We feel a bit disappointed at getting beaten by a team that’s deep in a relegation fight.
I felt very down after the game but this morning on reflection I feel a bit better when I look at the chances we created and the opportunities that we missed.
Leicester fought for their lives and played like this was their cup final. It’s just extraordinary the way the home fans were as they knew that if they had lost if would have made it likely they would been relegated. They rallied their team and it was a big, big game for them,
I also didn’t think the ball ran well for us. Somehow every loose ball seemed to end up in the path of a Leicester player and not one of ours. It wasn’t that Leicester were a better side than we were. It just didn’t happen for us.
I think if we had got our noses ahead we would have won the game comfortably but having said that they could have gone 2-0 ahead had they converted the penalty. It was a magnificent save by Adrian and I felt like that would give us the boost to go and get back into the game.
When we went in at half time at 1-1 instead of 2-0 down I was optimistic that we would win. Sadly that didn’t happen and that’s how the ball runs for you sometimes.
Let’s hope next week when we play Stoke City that with a fair wind we go on and win the game.
I would like to conclude by thanking our travelling fans, who I thought were fantastic. Even when it looked like we were going to be 2-0 down for the penalty they gave the team a lift. I’m disappointed for them that we were unable to get the win but I know they will stay behind the team for another big game against Stoke on Saturday.