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Your Top 10 Most Embarrassing Moments at the Match

Your Top Ten most embarrassing moments watching Leicester City…

10. The Ball came towards me, seated in the front row of the East Stand and instead of catching it I attempted to be flash and tried to head it. I mistimed it and received a nose bleed and a black eye. I also suffered the indignity of having Ian Ormondroyd laughing at me.

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9. Against Tottenham, the night of the ‘Martin Please Don’t Go’ banners. Photographers were taking loads of pictures of the Kop and the next morning. I looked okay in The Sun, but the front page of the Mercury captured me wiping my nose with the back of my hand. Well, I’d run out of tissues hadn’t I?

8. Late 80s, Walsall at home after Nicky Cross got the winner for us. As Pen 3 surged forward my specs fell off and landed on the floor. While they were still jumping up and down with joy I had to crawl around people’s feet trying to rescue them. The frame and the lenses were bust and I had to put them back on (chin very high to avoid slippage) because I couldn’t see a thing without them. Cue much ridicule.

7. Grimsby v Leicester – opening day of the 1981-82 season. Just after half time, straight from kick-off, Grimsby scored. I was a bit switched off and when I saw the ball hit the net we had been attacking for the previous 45 minutes I leapt up with a roar.

6. Stood in the away end at Reading’s old ground Elm Park before the game, I went to fetch a stray ball that had come over the fence from the pre-match kick-in. As I went to drop kick it back over the fence I sliced it and it formed a perfect arc and landed even further back on the terraces. Russell Osman wasn’t impressed.

5. As the whistle blew at the end of the Great Escape game in 1991 we rushed to join the mass pitch invasion that signalled our Division Two survival. Unfortunately, with me being a Goth, I was wearing a pair of winkle pickers and they got firmly jammed in the gaps in the fence. My mate had to free me by pushing them back from the other side.

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4. Most City fans will remember the Gary Coatsworth thunderbolt goal at home to Luton in the early 90s, but I couldn’t celebrate it as wholeheartedly as the rest of you. When this hitherto uncultured defender scored one of the best goals ever scored in a Leicester shirt I flew my arms out and promptly smacked a rather solid looking gentleman in the teeth, causing quite a lot of bloodshed. Why he didn’t kill me I’ll never know, but sorry mate.

3. I was in a packed Popular Side in the late sixties when City scored. As I cheered loudly my false tooth on a plate shot out several feet, hit someone on the back of the  head and fell to the floor. I spent the next ten minutes searching for it and miraculously found it, still in one piece.

2. In the mid-70s I used to pay at the turnstile in Pen 4 where the queues were shorter and then hop over the fence into Pen Three. One night this simple operation went wrong and I was left hanging in mid air, dangling by the back of my trousers which were caught on a spike. Instead of rushing to unhook me, my mates just stood there wetting themselves.

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1. My mate, who is a Charlton fan, went to University in Leicester and lived right next to the ground on Burnmoor Street. One Saturday in winter he had spent the whole day in bed after a night on the razz. Around 4.30 he eventually gets up to make his girlfriend a cup of tea, only to discover there is no milk in the fridge. No problem, I’ll just pop over the road to the shop, he thinks. Wearing undies, a tatty dressing gown and a pair of slippers he goes and buys the milk, but as he walks out of the shop the away supporters escort is being shepherded down the street. As he crosses the road and heads for his front door a copper with a snarling Alsatian shouts: “OI! Get back in there.”
“But I live just there!” he protests in his cockney accent. The policeman isn’t falling for it and lets the dog a bit nearer. It is a London club, as bad luck would have it! He did as he was told and ended up walking all the way to the railway station, in his dressing gown carrying his pint of milk. Accompanied all the way by shady cockneys asking him why he was dressed like that, and a policeman eyeing him suspiciously and keeping his dog close to him all the way. Not sure what time his girlfriend got her cup of tea!

 

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The SkyJacking of Leicester City continues into 2013-14

Sky TV’s fascination with Leicester City, which all but ruined last season for those who like to see their football in the flesh, looks to have continued into the 2013-14 season…

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Just one day after the fixtures were announced Sky swooped down and claimed City’s first home game against Leeds, shifting it from Saturday afternoon to Sunday evening.

Not content with that, the obsession appears to be growing…

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Nestling in the mid-summer schedule between the World Matchplay Darts and the Hungarian Grand Prix is City’s pre-season friendly against Monaco. They just can’t leave us alone.
Are these things decided by a mad keen, but house-bound Leicester fan? Who else would possibly think that everyone wants to watch Leicester every week?
You can already hear a collective sigh from the fans who have bought season tickets.

One day we will have a 3pm Saturday kick-off… one day.

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Boardroom Restructure Predicted at Leicester

According to the Daily Telegraph there are to be some big changes at the King Power Stadium with former Premier League chairman Sir Dave Richards being asked to lead City into the new Financial Fair Play era…

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The 70 year old former Sheffield Wednesday chairman, who is expected to replace Vachai Srivaddhanaprabha, will be joined by Terry Robinson, recently of Stoke City’s Academy who will have a brief to remove the highest earners from a hefty wage bill.

They are both expected to be officially appointed on July 1.

Here are some comments about Richards from around the internet…

* “Richards was a director of companies involved in engineering, telecommunications and water and waste treatment, several of which entered administrative receivership or were dissolved…”

* “It emerged from the Hillsborough Independent Panel enquiry in September 2012 that Richards, who was the Chairman of Sheffield Wednesday from March 1990 to February 2000, had refused to put up a memorial at Hillsborough, on legal advice, for the 96 Liverpool supporters that died on the 15th April 1989 at the Hillsborough ground.”

* “Premier League chairman Sir Dave Richards has apologised for his comments about FIFA and UEFA.
Speaking at a conference in Qatar he said: “England gave the world football. Then, 50 years later, some guy came along and said, you’re liars, and they actually stole it. It was called Fifa.”
Richards later claimed his comments were “light-hearted” and said he would write to UEFA and FIFA.”

* “Dave Richards destroyed Sheffield Wednesday to such a degree they are barely recovering even now. The fact he got knighted and is in this job can only be explained by David Icke.”

* It was déjà vu in Doha for Sir Dave Richards on Tuesday night after he embarrassed the Premier League for a second successive year at Qatar’s annual Securing Sport conference. Almost 12 months to the day since he fell face first into a fountain pool and was forced to apologise for accusing Fifa and Uefa of stealing football from the English, the outgoing chairman of the Premier League went off message again…

* As a long time Wednesdayite its been sickening to see Richards prosper whilst leaving Wednesday in ruins. He’s a disgrace. Is there any wonder The FA and national team are such a shambles when people like him are in charge of it all?

* Nonsensical, extravagant contracts given to expensive, non-proven Premiership players were just a few of the disastrous executive decisions to be made under Richards’ reign which were to haunt this Club to this very day.

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The New Leicester City kit – what do they have in store?

There are some worrying new Puma designs coming out – like Cardiff’s two-tone that has been kicked out by the fans, and Watford’s which was presumably designed with the Premier League in mind…

So let’s hope their new one for Leicester isn’t too bad.

Alternatively here is our desired shirt – harking back to a time when a little firm from Leicester ruled the kit world.

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Maybe not!

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Peter Schmeichel hints at his son’s future

Former Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has been discussing his son’s future, which may not be at the King Power Stadium…

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Peter revealed that Hull City had already had an £1.25M offer for Kasper Schmeichel turned down by Leicester, but had come back with an improved bid: “Hull have filed two officials bids, and they have a super manager, Steve Bruce, who is one of my best friends.
He has known Kasper since he was three and a half years old. And Kasper and Alex, Steve’s son, have played together and grew up together.
How this ends, is under the control of Kasper, his club and his agent. It will not be easy for him to leave, because he is at a club that definitely will not let go of him. It is interesting to follow this, and I stand on the sidelines as a very proud father.”

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Although it seems as though Peter would love to see his son at Hull, we would hate to lose such a great goalkeeping talent.
Whether he can be persuaded to spend another year in the Championship remains to be seen.  Swansea City are also thought to be in the hunt for the man voted the division’s best keeper last season.

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