FOX 193 – the March edition of the Leicester City fanzine is now in the shops and on sale at today’s game…
FOX 193 features: an interview with former-City and England right back Steve Whitworth; Something Old, Something New; Fully Programmed from 1995-96; Fox Diary; the latest from the Foxes Trust; Nigel Pearson gets the Twitterati all excited; Rewind features Joey, from the halfway line; Foxed in the Head – Elusive Leicester stickers and fighting Teds that come up the school; 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 our favourite photos of the last month….
all for £2…
Steve Whitworth Interview Extract
FOX: You are a Coalville boy?
SW: Yes, and that’s the way to say it too, COE-ville.
FOX: A Leicester City fan as a lad we presume?
SW: Oh yes, fanatical, absolutely bonkers on them. My Dad first took me down to Filbert Street when I was about 8 or 9.
I can’t quite remember who City played in the first game, but I do recall seeing Stanley Matthews playing for Blackpool. I also remember 40,000 odd in Filbert Street for a game against Spurs and me being passed over the heads and sent down to the front so I could see.
There wasn’t much else to do in those days but go and see City, or play football all day. Kicking a ball around, and if you didn’t have a ball a can would do. Straight from school you would go down to the park and there would be kids there from 8 to 18. Pick two teams and get on with it. You’d play down there until it was pitch black – absolutely fantastic.