1986-87 – Miracle?

by   |   08/03/2016   Comments  [Jump to last]

What Leicester City have done this season has been truly remarkable, sticking the proverbial two fingers upto the big clubs or Sky's so-called Big 4.

I've just recently watched a film/documentary on BT Sports 'I Believe In Miracles' about Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest about them winning the League Championship and the European Cup (twice) as they were known then.

In the 1984-85 season, we had style, finesse, we could mix it with the hardest teams, we had just about everything. The double over them across the park, the Bayern Munich semi-final only to be undone by the Mancs for the treble.

But here is my main point, the 1986-87 season, we were without Big Nev, Gary Stevens, Physco, Dave Watson struggled at first to take over crowd favourite Derek Mountfield, no first-choice midfield Reidy and Bracewell (long-term).

We signed Paul Power, the wrong side of 30, a one-club man, two untried and tested young players at that level, Kevin Langley and Neil Adams. Later in the season when Sharpy got an injury, we signed Wayne Clarke who chipped in with a few vital goals in the run-in, hardly another signing to set the world on fire at the time. I think that season Paul Power and Alan Harper played in every position apart from goal!

So... while what Leicester City are doing at the moment is great, I don't know if it's me with my blue-tinted glasses on, I'm being biased, miracle?

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