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FOX 191 – The Leicester City fanzine – in the shops NOW!

FOX 191 – the Oct/Nov edition of the Leicester City fanzine is now in the shops…

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FOX 191 features: an interview with Maxine Kerr, daughter of City chairman Terry Shipman;  Something Old, Something New; Fully Programmed from 1994-95 – our first stab at the Premier League; Fox Diary – winning the title and beating Man United, not sure we’ve ever had a better one; the latest from the Foxes Trust; our new column on what is going on in Twitter-land; Rewind features Jimmy Willis as City get their first ever win in the Premier League; Foxed in the Head – more on the buses and forgotten players; the Chris Lymn Column; John Hutchinson applies his magnifying glass to another slice of the club’s history; your letters and Bentley’s Roof; Parting Shots; and FortySomething is dealing with an elderly (Derby-supporting) relative….

all for £2…

Maxine Kerr Interview Extract…

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FOX: With a grandfather and father so embedded in the club, you couldn’t really avoid it. How old were you when you first became aware of what it was your father did?

MK: I was seven when I went down to my first game, I’m 57 now.
Mum was going out and said to Dad, “You’ll have to take Max down to the game, I’ve got no one else to look after her.”
So Dad took me to the game, I think this was a couple of years before he became a director, with Geoff Baxter, a lifelong fiend of his. I can’t remember what game it was but I do recall that he picked me up from Brownies so I was sat there between them in my uniform while they talked over my head. I didn’t say a word.
Afterwards he said to me: “Max, I bet you absolutely hated that didn’t you?”
I said: “Dad…. I absolutely LOVED it!”
He said: “Really?!”
I was hooked. He took me down to lots of games after that and when he joined the board I went to away games too. We went everywhere.

FOX: With your grandfather Len and your Dad on the board did you ever want a place on there yourself?

MK: I would loved to have. It sort of cropped up as a possibility for a bit but then we went PLC and everything changed. That scuppered it really. I think my Dad would have liked me to do it. My sister Bev loved City but her husband played rugby so she was more into Tigers.
I did a bit of scouting once! I was going out with the club secretary Eddie Plumley’s son Gary. He then moved to Newport County so I used to go over there quite a lot to watch him. They had a fantastic young player who was so good that I tried to get someone at Leicester to go and watch him. I think they told me they already had tabs on him, anyway it was John Aldridge, so we missed out there.

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Leicester’s poor run continues at Swansea

Swansea City 2:0 Leicester City

City’s recent poor run extended to 1 point out of 12 as two goals from Bony gave Swansea a comfortable victory at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening…
Nigel Pearson made four changes to his side with Vardy, Nugent, Mahrez and Hammond in for James, Cambiasso, Albrighton and Schlupp.
Swansea made all the early running against a disjointed looking City side, though their first real chance chance from a miscued ball out from Schmeichel. The City keeper gifted the ball to Sigurdsson, but Morgan managed to nip in with a precise ball-winning challenge as the Icelander lined up his shot.
The Swans’ dominance finally bore fruit in the 35th minute when superb passing move led to Sigurdsson setting up Bony for a precise finish past Schmeichel.
With City producing very little going forward it was difficult to see how they could haul themselves back into the game, though they went close soon after the break. A long throw from Moore out on the right bounced right into the six yard area, and Shelvey got a touch before it looped over Fabianski and on to the crossbar.
Mahrez then sent a shot well over before Drinkwater forced a good save from Fabianski, as City enjoyed their best spell of the game.
But any hopes of a comeback were extinguished in the 57th minute when Bony grabbed a second after being teed up by Montero, as City’s marking broke down.
Shelvey then struck the crossbar with a fierce 30 yarder, before Mahrez sent a low effort inches wide of the post.
 The 67th minute saw a triple-substitution for the visitors with King, James and Cambiasso on for Vardy, Hammond and Drinkwater.
But they rarely troubled the Swans.
One chance late on saw Fabianski save from King, but then Cambiasso could only find the woodwork from inches out and the keeper scooped the ball to safety.
It was another poor outing for City, who now face a November schedule against lower placed sides that must yield at least 6 points if they aren’t to find themselves in trouble.
Swansea: Fabianski, Taylor, Ki, Williams, Shelvey, Bony (Gomis 82), Routledge (Dyer 82), Montero, Rangel, Sigurdsson (Carroll 57), Fernandez. Subs Not Used: Tremmel, Emnes, Bartley, Shepherd.
Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Konchesky, Drinkwater (Cambiasso 67), Morgan, Hammond (King 67), Vardy (James 67), Moore, Ulloa, Mahrez, Nugent. Subs Not Used: Schlupp, Wasilewski, Smith, Wood.
Referee: M Jones. Attendance: 20,259.

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Leicester fail screen test as Newcastle register first win

Newcastle United 1:0 Leicester City

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City came away from St James Park pointless on Saturday after a hard-fought game that was short on quality was settled by a second half Obertan strike…

Nigel Pearson made three changes to his side with Cambiasso, James and Albrighton in for Hammond, Mahrez and Vardy, but there was an hour’s delay to the kick-off after a new big screen that was flapping in the wind had to be nailed down.
When play finally got underway Newcastle should have taken a 7th minute lead when Obertan surged forward before feeding Sissoko down the left. His low cross found Coloccini 12 yards out but he sent his shot wide of the left hand post with the goal at his mercy.
In a tight game City’s first chance came in the 20th minute when Ulloa set up James, who tamely straight at Krul.
With half-time approaching Albrighton struck the bar when a deep cross got carried by the wind, and there was also a close call at the other end when Morgan blocked a Cisse shot and was relieved to see it loop over the bar.

Newcastle improved after the break. Moore blocked a fierce Sissoko shot before an underhit backpass from Konchesky sent Cisse through.  the striker rounded Schmeichel, but then inexplicably blasted a shot into the side-netting when he could have rolled it into an empty net.
Schmeichel then made a good save from a Colback free-kick, with City hanging on in the face of opposition desperate for a first win of the season.

With Vardy and Nugent on for Albrighton and Schlupp City had a better spell, but couldn’t prevent the Magpies going ahead for the first time this season in the 71st minute.
De Laet went on a surging run but his shot was blocked and the rebound sent Newcastle charging upfield. Although City looked to have enough men back, Obertan cut in from the left and made progress along the 18 yards line before threading a low shot though three defenders and beyond the reach of Schmeichel. It was his first goal in over two years.

It was a big blow for City but they kept at their task and pressed forward.Vardy, Ulloa and Knockaert all had half chances in th eclosing stages but their touch deserted them at the final moment as Newcastle defended their precious lead doggedly.

Drinkwater the tested Krul with a shot, but James follow up effort was blocked by Coloccini.
There was a huge sigh of relief from St James Park in general and Alan Pardew in particular at the final whistle…

City’s recent run of one point out of the last 9 needs to end soon.

Newcastle: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Taylor, Dummett (Haidara 72), Sissoko, Colback, Anita (Perez 59), Obertan, Cisse, Gouffran (Cabella 90). Subs Not Used: Elliot, Ferreyra, Abeid, Armstrong.
Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Konchesky, Morgan, Moore, Drinkwater, James, Albrighton (Vardy 56), Schlupp (Nugent 56), Cambiasso (Knockaert 79), Ulloa. Subs Not Used: Hamer, Hammond, King, Wasilewski.
Referee: M Atkinson. Attendance: 51,886.

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The FOX will be following the fortunes of Leicester City in 2014-15, 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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Clarets’ late strike sees Leicester drop points

Leicester City 2:2 Burnley

Leicester City v Burnley, Barclays Premier, 4 October, 2014

Bottom-placed Burnley earned a point at the King Power Stadium on Saturday with Wallace’s free-kick levelling the game at 2-2 deep into injury time…

Nigel Pearson made two changes to the starting line-up that lost at Palace, with Mahrez and Schlupp in for Cambiasso and Nugent.
After Jutkiewicz missed the target with an early chance,  City had the lion’s share of possession against a Burnley side that looked low on confidence. A Drinkwater effort failed to test Heaton and a Vardy effort was blocked.
Mahrez was City’s best player in an often frustrating first half and one lovely run took him past two defenders but his shot lacked the power to beat Heaton.

A Mahrez corner was then deflected to Moore but his snapshot went narrowly wide.

Schmeichel then fielded a Barnes shot from range.
City then took a 33rd minute lead, Mahrez making it look easy on the right, feeding a ball into the centre for Schlupp to fire home.
However, this lead only lasted for 6 minutes as the City defence went AWOL. A ball into the six yard area was nodded down by Jutkiewicz and Kightly stabbed it past Schmeichel with very little blue-shirted resistance.
Perhaps a little heady at scoring their first goal in over ten hours Burnley then let City back in to regain the lead before halftime.
In the 41st minute a Vardy cross from the left was deflected up off the leg of a Clarets defender into the path of Mahrez who nodded home at the far post.
Leicester City v Burnley, Barclays Premier, 4 October, 2014
City struggled to impose themselves on the visitors in the second half, and Sean Dyche’s men created a couple of chances.
Jutkiewicz went close with a header, and then Schmeichel had to be very alert to charge out of his area and beat Sordell to a through ball.
Pearson shffled his pack, bringing Nugent, Knockaert and James on for Ulloa, Mahrez and Hammond, but still City were unable to take charge.
Vardy was denied a couple of times when he looked set to burst through the middle, and then Heaton produced a great save to deny Moore after he got a firm header to a Knockaert flag kick.
After lengthy treatment for Trippier who had to be stetchered off, the game entered a sixth minute of time-added on when a James foul earned Burnley a free-kick on the edge of the area.
Leicester City v Burnley, Barclays Premier, 4 October, 2014
Wallace appeared to be offered a good portion of the goal by Schmeichel’s position and he duly took it, sending his free-kick over the wall and into the net.
One last rally by City came to nought and they had to settle for a point when three had looked to be there for the taking.
Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Konchesky, Drinkwater, Morgan, Hammond (James 78), Vardy, Schlupp, Moore, Ulloa (Nugent 63), Mahrez (Knockaert 72). Subs Not Used: Hamer, King, Wasilewski, Wood.
GOALS: Schlupp 33, Mahrez 41 
Burnley: Heaton, Trippier (Keane 86), Shackell, Duff, Mee, Kightly (Wallace 78), Arfield, Boyd (Sordell 67), Ward, Barnes, Jutkiewicz. Subs Not Used: Gilks, Lafferty, Long, Hewitt.
GOALS: Kightly 39, Wallace 90 
Referee: Philip Dowd. Attendance: 31,448.
All photos: Simon Kimber.

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The FOX will be following the fortunes of Leicester City in 2014-15, 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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