Monthly Archives: May 2014

Silence of the Rams – 20th Anniversary of Leicester reaching the Premier League

Believe it or not, two decades have passed since Leicester City beat Derby County in the Play-Off Final at Wembley, reaching the Premier League for the first time…

 

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“I think we were just physically stronger than them. They had some very good players: Kitson, Simpson, Tommy Johnson – I still see a lot of Tommy – and they had a great team. But they couldn’t deal with our physicality… lads like Jimmy Willis and Gary Coatsworth. Coatsworth looked like a mass murderer, he’d kick himself, never mind anyone else! I think the ball went out to Simpson very early on and Coats just absolutely buried him. They knew what was coming. And big Walshy went up there and caused havoc. On paper they had technically better players, but we were going out there desperate not to lose three in a row. There was also the pride involved with a Leicester v Derby game.
The first one, the Blackburn one, was a bit of a day out and an occasion. I’d never been there, Leicester hadn’t been there for years and it was all a bit ‘Hello Mum!’
Second time I was absolutely gutted.
The third time I really, really didn’t want to feel like that again, so you think to yourself, ‘Come on….’
It was most of the same lads in the side and we were really up for having another bash at it.”
Mike Whitlow

Here are some images from our FOX photographer on the day David Morcom… they are all available to buy from the Fox Photos website…

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Foxes pursue Seagull

Leicester City are apparently very keen to sign Brighton’s Argentinian striker Leonardo Ulloa, having had three bids turned down to date…

Leicester v Brighton, Sky Bet Championship, 8 April 2014,

Ulloa (right) scored 16 goals for the Seagulls  last season, including two in their 4-1 win at the KPS, but has three years left on his contract.
It is likely that City would have to break a club record outlay of £5.5M to land the big 6ft 3″ striker who moved to Sussex from Almería.
An alternative target for City appears to be former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, but his wage demands would be big, and Hull are thought to be favorites to sign the Danish internamtional.

PHOTO: Simon Kimber

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Matthew Upson signs for Leicester City

35 year old England international Matthew Upson will be a Leicester player as soon as his current contract with Brighton runs out on July 1…

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The former Birmingham and West Ham centre-half will bring plenty of experience to City’s defence, in an area where the departures of Zak Whitbread and Sean St Ledger have left little cover.
He won the Brighton Player of the Season award last season in a side that took six points from City…

PHOTO: Simon Kimber

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40 Years Ago Today – Franky Wortho’s Cowboy Kick for England

Four decades ago Leicester City’s Frank Worthington scored for England – an occasion so special that I was allowed to stay up late and watch it on Sportsnight, even though I had to be up for school…

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England (who also had Frank’s City teammates Keith Weller and Peter Shilton in the line-up) drew 2-2 with Argentina at Wembley in the lead up to a World Cup tournament that sadly neither England, or Frank, would be gracing.

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Kasper Schmeichel to sign four-year contract

Reports in the national newspapers and Leicester Mercury claim that City keeper Kasper Schmeichel has agreed to a new four-year contract despite interest from Arsenal and AC Milan…

Leicester City celebrations, Sky Bet Championship, 5 May 2014,

The Denmark international will join Gary Taylor-Fletcher in signing up to City’s Premier League campaign, along with David Nugent and Marcin Wasilewski. However, it seems likely that Lloyd Dyer will reject a new deal with a possible move to Watford on offer.
City are also looking to further strengthen the goalkeeping postion by signing Ben Hamer from Charlton Athletic.

Photo: Simon Kimber

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Leicester owners prepared to spend big to join the elite

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha told reporters in Bangkok that he is aiming to put City among the Premier League’s top five…

Leicester City celebrations, Sky Bet Championship, 5 May 2014,
BBC Sport quoted the City chairman as saying:  “It will take a huge amount of money, possibly 10bn Thai Baht (£180m), to get there. That doesn’t put us off. I am asking for three years, and we’ll be there. We won’t take the huge leap to challenge the league’s top five clubs immediately.
Do we have a chance to beat them? Yes, we have, but I think we need to establish our foothold in the league first and then we think about our next step. The important thing is we’re going with a belief that we can achieve, It’s important we continue to improve everything about ourselves. So, we can challenge for the top five. But, of course, one step at the time.”

This news broke the day after Nigel Pearson was named ‘Championship Manager of the Year’ at the League Managers Association’s Awards Dinner. It looks like he might have some serious money to spend before long.

Photo: Simon Kimber

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The FOX – Leicester City Fanzine – Subscriptions for 2014-15 + Card Offer

Follow Leicester City in the Premier League, with a FOX subscription for the 2014-15 season and get a special price on our Champions cigarette card set…

Leicester v Doncaster Rovers, Sky Bet Championship, 3 May 2014,

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The FOX will be following the fortunes of Leicester City, as we have since the 1986-87 season, so if you want each copy posted to your door then take out a subscription now.
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