The FOX Issue No 201 – on sale today

The 201st edition of The FOX – The Leicester City Fanzine will be on sale before this evening’s game against Manchester City…


Featuring: an interview with former City striker, Alan Smith; Fully Programmed from November 1975; Fox Diary – it’s all gone a bit wrong; the latest from the Foxes Trust; the trip to Copenhagen via the medium of #lcfc Twitter; The History of Leicester City in 100 Objects; Rewind goes back to March 2014 – Kapser’s Ghost Goal; Foxed in the Head – on Christmas at Lewis’s, things you find in sheds and Kenny Burns; ‘Of Fossils & Foxes ‘ reviewed; John Hutchinson’s series on Following the Fosse tracks all the club’s former gorunds; your letters and Bentley’s Roof; Parting Shots our favourite photos of the last month; and FiftySomthing goes to Copenhagen…


all for less than the price of a pint…

Alan Smith Interview extract…


FOX: It’s fair to say that it took the side a while to find their feet, losing the first six matches. These days that would surely mean the manager would be sacked, but Gordon Milne held onto his job and things picked up…

AS: It’s important for a newly promoted side to get that first win to gain a bit of confidence, to stop that feeling that you are good enough for a higher level creeping in. I don’t think I scored for about ten games. Once that first win came it did start to happen and we gained in confidence. We weren’t exactly pushing for Europe but we were quite comfortably placed in the end.

FOX: The first point came at the end of September at home to Stoke in a 2-2 draw, but you lost several teeth for the cause…

AS: Yes, I’d controlled the ball on my chest and as it popped up to head height Steve Bould, with his long legs, tried to kick the ball away from behind and he caught me in the face. I didn’t realise straight away but he’d kicked my four front teeth out. As I sat there I was watching Mark Chamberlain picking teeth up off the pitch and showing them to the ref and I didn’t even realise they were mine because I couldn’t feel anything and I was in a bit of shock.
I went to the side of the pitch and Gerry Summers, the coach, said: “Oh you’re alright Al, get back out there.” I said: “I’ve lost all my teeth!” So I came off. I was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary and because they had all come out by the roots they put them back in for me. Bouldy became one of my best mates at Arsenal and I always gave him stick for it. Him and his size thirteens.

FOX: Wasn’t your girlfriend a dental nurse at the time?

AS: Yes, she was, but there wasn’t a lot she could do about it!

The Champions cards that we produced to celebrate City’s greatest achievment in the
history of all sport, ever, have now sold out. But do not despair if you didn’t manage to lay your hands on a set. We have now made them available as an A4 sized print which you can have either framed, or the print on its own to frame yourself…frame
The framed print costs £11.80 inc postage — pay via Paypal HERE
while the unframed one is £6.50 inc postage — pay via paypal HERE 
or send a cheque or cash to our new address:
The FOX,
22 Cosby Road,
LE19 2HF.



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