In spite of a few well-known, huge as well as particularly cynical and trite sports outlets or newspapers in general overemphasising Leicester's match with Birmingham City at St Andrew's, the occasion should be routine for the Foxes. So, whilst complacency is naturally unwanted, why was the upcoming encounter built up despite 15 division places separating the two sides? Wayne Rooney manages the Blues and Jamie Vardy plays for Leicester. The football is all that matters to those reading this, I'm sure. But I'll let Birmingham Live explain:
"Enzo Maresca has ruled Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy out of their match with Birmingham City on Monday.
Vardy has missed the Foxes’ last two matches due to a knee injury and won’t come up against former England teammate Wayne Rooney’s Blues. “Jamie was (injured) in training. Unfortunately, for Monday, it’s impossible,” said Leicester boss Maresca.
The narrative around the game will change if Vardy is indeed absent. Sky Sports hand-picked the fixture to pit Rooney against Vardy after the infamous Wagatha Christie court case involving their wives in 2022.
Maresca added: “I knew a little bit the story (about wives' legal case). But absolutely not, Jamie is injured already for many days.”"
Leicester City Football Club confirm they are pleased to have hybrid planning application for King Power Stadium and surrounding site development formally approved by Leicester City Council
At last, the King Power Stadium complex will be up to standard in good time. It's always been a pleasant and pleasurable site to visit for home - speaking from experience - and away fans to visit. However, the East Stand expansion - approximately 8,000 new seats - will suit the Blue Army down to the ground when they soon - hopefully - return to the Premier League promised land.
In addition to extra seating, a 'wider masterplan' is afoot in Leicestershire. A fanzone and 'public realm', are also coming. Not to mention an event and entertainment arena. There shall be a hotel with 220 rooms, too. Finally, a residential tower will spring up. A brand new flagship store is planned as well.
LCFC believe that the project could well be transformational for the city and the region at large. The commercial proposition can also be strengthened, the outfit claim. The press release appears not to confirm any possible dates for commencement or complete.