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Now to most people,

This could, during some of the most exciting times in the clubs’ history, look far too negative but please do bare with me.

Leicester City: Managing expectationsLeicester City sit third in the Premier League, one point off top spot half way through November.

We have a striker who is on the verge of breaking the leagues’ record for goals scored in consecutive games. We also have a prestigious manager with tactical knowledge of the highest level and two of the divisions’ top scorers. Add to that the ambition and wealth of the owners and things are looking very rosy indeed at the King Power.

I am loving it as much as the next person. Leicester are my team and I am well aware that these exciting times do not come round too often. But let’s be real, this run will not last forever. We will not compete for the Champions League places come May. Why not, I hear you ask? No reason, but it will not happen.

There will be difficult days this season. There will be times where we get outplayed by sides that we will now expect to beat. Jamie Vardy will not score in every game and Riyad Mahrez will not be able to produce magic when needed all of the time.

Claudio Ranieri will make mistakes and N’Golo Kante will not win every tackle. Unbelievable I know, but that’s football.

Whilst I urge everybody to enjoy these times, we deserve it after all, there needs to be an element of realism. And when the days do come where we drop points to the Stoke’s, West Brom’s and Sunderland’s of this world, I will plea for calm.

City have been beaten once in the Premier League this season, and following that defeat to Arsenal, people insisted that the bubble had burst. Leicester then went on to pick up 13 out of a possible 15 points. Title chasing form.

Now, with Manchester City, United, Chelsea (I know), Liverpool and Everton on the horizon, there are fixtures that we will lose, and we cannot always bounce back like we did post-Arsenal.

Let’s not get spoilt now. Think about where we were last year, in torrid form. Where we were five years ago? Struggling in the Championship. Where we were seven years ago? League One. Perspective.

I hope this comes back to bite me on the arse. I hope Ranieri keeps his run going and we end up title challengers. I hope we turn up at Chelsea in May needing a point to secure Champions League football. Exciting just mentioning Europe, isn’t it?

My point is, there is a long way to go, and whilst these are exciting times down the City, there will be twists and turns. I just hope nobody over-reacts when they inevitably arrive.

Too negative? Que sera sera.

Post written by Asa McCoy
Blog: thatcouldbethegoal, Twitter: @AsaMcCoy

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