Iheanacho v Pogba - Leicester City v Man Utd, October 2021, original painting by Maxine Dodd

Leicester City v Manchester Utd – Oct 2021: Iheanacho takes the ball

Iheanacho v Pogba - Leicester City v Man Utd, October 2021, original painting by Maxine Dodd
Iheanacho v Pogba – Leicester City v Man Utd, October 2021 – Leicester Open 32: The People’s Exhibition 2021

The Foxes versus the Red Devils at the King Power Stadium on Saturday promised to be a tasty game… although Leicester has had what you could kindly call a ‘mixed’ start to the season.

Saturday saw an apparently new team come out to play the super squad of Manchester Utd – Mostly the same faces but my word – new attitude, new confidence and new purpose! Absolutely wonderful to see and whilst it must be a painful start to the weekend for fans of Manchester Utd – they have some extraordinary players who are just a joy to watch as well.

My first image shows a little tussle at the start between Paul Pogba and Kelechi Iheanacho, who was not standing for any nonsense and took the ball away. Interesting fashion note with Pogba was that he had blue and white dreadlocks – I was surprised!

Great afternoon and such a wonderful game that will live long in the memory of Leicester City fans! Lovely to see them back! 🙂

Media: Original watercolour with pen and ink
Image size: 26cm x 26cm / 10.25in x 10.25in, image

Update – You can see this painting as part of the Open 32: The People’s Exhibition at Leicester Museum and Art Gallery – 4th December 2021 – 21st January 2022

Ndidi wonder strike!

Ndidi with a wonder-strike

Ndidi wonder strike!
Ndidi wonder strike!

Leicester City are playing some great football just now – which is lovely to see as a lifelong fan – Wilfred Ndidi is a phenomenal asset to this team – just a joy to watch him play. He scored an absolute wonder goal against Chelsea – this view just before he took it but I love the juxtaposition of his blue shirt against the orange of the goalkeeper’s kit – I feel that there will be more pictures to come – this was great to make and a little bit larger than usual, which was nice. Welcome to 2021!

Have a good Saturday 🙂

Ndidi wonder strike!

Ndidi Wonder-strike


Original watercolour, pen and ink with pastel

Unframed – options available on request

26.7cm x 36.5cm / 10.5in x 14.5in

So many flags and banners! Watercolour, pen and ink, by Maxine Dodd

A big day for Leicester

Hello! The 2016 English Football season finished yesterday and for the fans of Leicester City, the Foxes, it was the last day of an astonishing year’s play. It feels as though the whole world knows the tale now but for citizens of Leicester and especially the team’s fans, we don’t tire of it! The team was facing relegation from the Premier League and from the bottom of the table, began to win matches. They managed to stay up. The start of the 2015-16 season saw them win and win and win and keep on winning until they secured the title of Premier League Champions for the first time in their 132 year history. (I’m astounded to think that Picasso was 3 years old when Leicester City Football Club began!) I haven’t been a fan quite as long as that but let’s say this… my uncle gave me my first football scarf – a little blue and white one – when I was 6 years old and I still have it many years later. My uncle is nearing his 88th birthday and is thrilled to bits by the team’s achievement as is the whole family and the City of Leicester. Tonight there will be the BIGGEST party in the city and the atmosphere is fantastic!  Here are my first impressions of this phenomenal team and their wonderful fans -Definitely more to come!

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