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Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri insists his side are not under pressure despite admitting the next six weeks are the most important in the clubs history. Taylor Lewan Jersey . The Foxes are on the brink of a first ever Premier League title, five points clear of second-place Tottenham at the summit, with seven games remaining.Ranieris team host Southampton on Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports 1HD, and the Italian says they will not alter their approach to matches. There isnt pressure. Why pressure? That was at the beginning when we had to be safe, he said. Now we enjoy it. We are on a good run. Everything is in our hands and we want to continue. Ranieri received praise from Sir Alex Ferguson this week Of course, this the biggest moment in the clubs history, because never have Leicester been at this level at the end of the season - to fight for something that was unbelievable at the start.But we must go step-by-step, match-by-match. I will approach things in the same way. Enjoy it and fight, without charging the players over what we are doing over all the season. Leicester deserve title Leicester City deserve to win the title, according to Sir Alex Ferguson The Premier Leagues most decorated manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, said this week he believed Leicester deserved the trophy, having undoubtedly been the best team this season.And Ranieri said: It is good to hear [what Sir Alex Ferguson said] but it will be good to do it.Now we have to fight. On Sunday, maybe will be five points clear, or maybe there will be three, two or one - but its not important. Its just important to perform. Ranieri admits Leicester may struggle to hold onto Ngolo Kante if big-money offers come in Leicester chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha celebrates his birthday on Monday and is marking the occasion by giving every Leicester fan who attends the Southampton game a free beer and a doughnut.Ranieri - himself presented with sausages named after him from a local butcher before his conference began - said: Its the chairmans birthday on Monday and he wanted to offer beer and doughnuts. Its fantastic. Also See: Leicesters incredible turnaround Fuchs freaked out by Vardy Is this how the title race plays out? Leicester fixtures Delanie Walker Jersey . The Mavericks were not going to let San Antonio beat them with 3-pointers, and they did not want Tony Parker using the lane as his personal playground. Brett Kern Jersey . According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, it doesnt appear the offer was warmly received by the team. Blue Jackets director of hockey operations John Davidson and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said on Wednesday the team has made offers of $6 million for two years, $32 million for six and $46 million over eight years but each one was refused by the restricted free agent centre and agent Kurt Overhardt.Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry Fraser wants to answer your emails at! Hi Kerry, I am really confused about something that happened in the game between the Flyers and Leafs last night.  The Flyers scored a goal that was verified immediately by the ref directly behind the net.  He signaled the goal.  But the goal was disallowed apparently when the other ref (who was closer to Argentina then he was the play) called it no goal.  The replay clearly showed it was a goal, and more importantly, in the net BEFORE the whistle.  Now I understand that is not reviewable, but what I dont understand is why the ref behind the net cant just say, "Hey I was right on top of it, its a good goal".  The explanation provided by the announcers was something akin to the other ref losing sight of the puck.  If that was the case, almost every goal in the NHL could be disallowed by the center ice ref since it is unlikely they would have a very good view of the puck itself from about 100ft away. Thanks. John Berry  Hi Kerry, During this game, the Flyers had a goal disallowed when the neutral zone ref blew the play dead on a "hold the post" type play. The question is: why is someone that is about 100 feet away blowing the play dead? The ref that could actually see the play signaled goal. Later in the game, the Leafs scored on a play where the puck was jammed out from underneath the goalies pad, no whistle. There was no way to see the puck from center ice on the Leafs goal, either. Help me understand which game these refs were watching. Brian Mullaney View the play in question here (17:04, 2nd period). John and Brian: While I must admit that we dont often see the back referee kill a play when he deems the goalkeeper has the puck covered, it is well within his authority to do so. Let me explain why I agree with the call made on the ice by referee Dean Morton from his position in the neutral zone. Both of you are only partially correct when you stated that the referee behind the net, Kevin Pollock, was in position to see the play and then signal a goal once the puck entered the net. The overriding fact is that Leafs goalkeeper, Jonathan Bernier, clearly had the puck covered underneath his blocker and held tight against the post a reasonable time for the play to be considered dead. This "reasonable time" frame is demonstrated by the fact that Bernier initially covered the puck when Matt Read, the Flyer who eventually dislodged the puck, was positioned well behind the net near the end boards and had some distance to travel to the post at the sidee of the net. Ben Jones Jersey. In fairness to referee Kevin Pollock, he had a considerable distance to travel from the opposite side of the net towards the corner and was unable to see that Bernier had the puck covered. By the time referee Pollock was able to assume a position behind the net, Matt Read had already jammed Berniers blocker with his stick and dislodged the frozen puck. At this point, the referee gained a sightline that allowed him to see the exposed puck which Matt Read knocked into the open corner of the net from the seat of his pants. Even though back referee Dean Morton was a long distance from the net (albeit much closer than Argentina) he had a view from the open side to where Jonathan Bernier froze the puck with his blocker against the post. From this unobstructed view to the goal and with a broad perspective of the play, Morton would have taken a quick look to determine the sightline that his had partner on the other side of the net in that moment. Knowing that Pollock could not possibly see that the puck was covered from his position, referee Mortons radar intensified once he saw an initial attempt by Michael Raffl to jam at Berniers glove with his stick and as Raffl was subsequently knocked to the ice by Leafs defenceman Cody Franson. Knowing that Kevin Pollock had not yet assumed a position to determine the frozen puck, referee Mortons "intent to blow the whistle" would have kicked into high gear once he saw Matt Read jam at Berniers blocker and expose the puck. Mortons whistle to kill the play is audible just as referee Kevin Pollock moves into position behind the net to signal a goal once the puck crossed the line. The correct call was made by back referee Dean Morton to determine that the puck had been frozen by the Leafs goalkeeper prior to Matt Read dislodging it with his stick and then knocking the puck into the net. The correct procedure was also followed to the letter when Morton quickly approached referee Pollock to inform him that the puck had been frozen by Jonathan Bernier. FYI, in an article I wrote on November 28, 2011 I responded to a fan question when Kris Letang of the Penguins dug a frozen puck from underneath the catching glove of Carey Price to score the game winning goal in overtime. The goal line referee was on the opposite side of the net and impossible to detect that Price had the puck covered. My answer in that column was that the back referee near the blue line with an unobstructed view should have blown the play dead prior to or as Kris Letang jammed the puck loose. Click on the link below to see the similarity of these two plays. Fraser: Discussing Letangs goal and Paciorettys hit Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '