The year 2017 has some big, huge, probably even gigantic shoes to fill for Leicester and its supporters. Of course, nothing will ever match the thrill of winning the Premier League for the first time, but 2017 appears to be doing its best to keep up.
In just a little over a week the team has earned an away point at Middlesborough (albeit a boring one), had some of its own win prestigious awards, signed a promising young talent, and won a real-life away match at Everton. Let’s check in on how the internet reacted to all of that.
We’re going to start with probably the best thing to come from that sleep-inducing Middlesborough match. Andy King, a hero to long-time fans of the Foxes, reached an impressive milestone for the club. Roll on Andy, let’s hope theres many more of these in your future.
I’ll try not to get too excited about this just yet, but Wilfred Ndidi could be an exceptional signing. A 20-year-old with all the skills to be a dominant defensive midfielder? If Leicester can hold on to all of its young stars the future could be very very bright.
Alright, I take it back. You can’t stop me from getting too excited about this. He’s Kanté. But better.
Going to post this goal from Wilfred Ndidi everyday until he scores for Leicester.. pic.twitter.com/CRQb7ttkMI— W♛ (@ffsNdidi) January 3, 2017
Ndidi in a Leicester shirt is just an objectively fantastic look. Ok that’s a liberal use of the word “objectively,” but I dare anybody to tell me I’m wrong. It just looks right.
Rack ‘em up Riyad. The sensational winger’s trophy cabinet continues to expand at an astronomical rate. This time he took home the trophy for 2016 CAF African Footballer of the Year. Every time he wins one of these it’s worth reminding everybody that he absolutely deserves it.
Congratulations to @Mahrez22 on becoming African footballer of the year. Thoroughly deserved.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 6, 2017
Flashbacks are fun, especially when they are flashbacks to last season. And that Shinji smile and dab combination is lethal. More of that in 2017, please.
We enjoyed our last trip to Goodison Park! #EveLei Shinji Okazaki scored our third in a 3-2 winPosted by Leicester City Football Club on Friday, January 6, 2017
Seems like it was an exciting match. It was great in our collective imagination too...
Bravo to the person that runs this account. That’s a rhyme that even Skepta could get behind.
Kasper Schmeichel adds another accolade to Leicester’s list for 2016. The keeper winning Danish PFA Player of the Year for 2016 over Christian Eriksen seems like a fitting end to the year. Sorry Tottenham.
This is just amazing. Nobody should be surprised at this point, but yet the awards still shock me every time. Claudio Ranieri winning The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2016 may be the best recognition yet. We say it often at Fosse Posse, but Claudio is just a wonderful and fascinating human being. Congratulations to the coach!
Like I’ve said before, it’s always good to end on a laugh.
Great comeback for Leicester City at Goodison Park. Our post-match video report didn't go quite to plan, though... How many takes?!Posted by BBC Leicester Sport on Sunday, January 8, 2017
“Leicester won, the end.”