City have a trophy in the cabinet already and there is news of some comings and goings and another fixture change!
Leicester City have completed the Swedish leg of their pre-season programme with a resounding 4-1 win over Vasalunds IF but the most remarkable news was not that City had won, but that Steve Howard scored all four goals. This follows a 1-1 draw with Real Mallorca and a 3-1 win over IK Sirius, all part of the Stockholm Football Trophy tournament which City have won and whilst it is not an achievement thatwill live long in the memory it is nonetheless good to be winning something.
City now move on to further friendlies against Bursaspor and Real Madrid before the serious stuff starts on August 6th.
Meanwhile City bade farewell today to Robbie Neilson who was brought to the club by Nigel Pearson two seasons ago and never truly settled in to the first team and was never a fans favourite following some inconsistent performances. His contract has been cancelled by the club in a mutually beneficial arrangement. The word is that he is having a trial at Notts County. Rumours of players still waiting to join the club are ten-a-penny at the moment but the names of Nicky Maynard and Wayne Routledge are still high on the list and there were even rumours over the weekend of a fresh bid for Yakubu. It seems the signing of Paul Konchesky from Liverpool last week has generated a stinging rebuke from Tsepo Masilela’s agent, Mike Makaab, who has accused Leicester City of behaving poorly towards his client who was being targeted by City for the left-back role until Konchesky became available at the right price. The South African international, Masilela, was being lined up for a move from Maccabi Haifa and clearly expected it to happen.
City have announced yet another fixture change today; the clash with Leeds at Filbert Way originally scheduled for Saturday November 5th has been moved to Sunday 6th November at 3pm. This is due to Leicester Tigers playing London Irish at Welford Road on 5th November and, as this fixture is going to be screened on television, City have to reschedule.
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