From the peaks of glory to staring failure right in the eyes, Leicester’s Foxes have seen it all 

By Hassan Geele

Former Premier League champions Leicester City FC have relegated their fans’ hopes of continued top level success. 

The Foxes’ 2022/2023 season has been a failure from sacked managers to embarrassing losses, with them being relegated last Sunday to the second tier of English football. 

Season ticket holder Dhillon Solanki, an 18-year-old University of Leicester student, believes the reason LCFC have had a poor season is due to their newly appointed goalkeeper. 

Veteran ‘keeper 36-year-old Kasper Schmeichel, once part of the historic title winning team in 2016, suddenly left in a transfer to Rennes at the start of the season – a damaging blow to the Foxes as they were left scraping for a replacement. 

Danny Ward’s extended time as his replacement as starting ‘keeper was extremely rocky, and many fans have not been shy in giving their impression on his performances.  

Mr Solanki said: “The utterly embarrassing downgrade from a world class keeper to Ward was clear as day.” 

Ward failed to keep a single clean sheet in his opening 7 games, also failing to win in any of these games, something which did not go down well with the fans. 

This would be LCFC’s first sign to what would be a prolonged season for them, sitting in a relegation spot for the first couple of weeks. 

Now relegated, the Foxes have had nothing short of a disappointing end as they failed to escape the relegation zone.

After the drastic loss to Liverpool meant even victory on the final day against West Ham could not save them, with Everton’s win securing them safety instead of Leicester, Mr Solanki said: “My hopes have been shattered.” 

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