The FOX Issue No 204 – in the shops now

The 204th edition of The FOX – The Leicester City Fanzine is in the shops now…

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Featuring: An interview with former City striker, and current Nuneaton Town boss, Tommy Wright; Dipak Gohil’s Madrid photos; Fully Programmed from April 1995; Fox Diary – Craig Shakespeare’s perfect start; the latest from the Foxes Trust; City’s Brexit via Twitter; The History of Leicester City in 100 Objects;  Rewind to the team that beat Sevilla; Foxed in the Head – on bad models, bad pundits and the crusade to Orient; John Hutchinson concludes his series on Leicester Fosse; Chris Lymn reviews the pivotal point of this season; your letters and Bentley’s Roof; Parting Shots, our favourite photos of the last month; and Fanatical Frank goes to Madrid…

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all for less than the price of a pint…

Tommy Wright interview extract…

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FOX: You rose through the ranks very rapidly…

TW: Well I was scoring loads of goals, and they just seemed to propel me forward really quickly. I hadn’t played for the reserves or even the under-19s and suddenly there I was on the first team bench.
Dave Bassett and Micky Adams didn’t even know I hadn’t played for the 19s and I think Steve Beaglehole and Jon Rudkin got a ticking off over it.
I had two unused sub appearances and then I came on against Leeds. I have a photo of me with Woodgate and Viduka in the background.
The fans were brilliant to me. Obviously off the back of the old Tommy Wright, they sang my name. It was the same song I used to chant on the terraces. That made me feel ten feet tall, with goosebumps down my spine.

FOX: You made an appearance on the pitch in April 1995 when you were the mascot against Manchester United…

TW: Yes, I scored past Peter Schmeichel. Ade Danes was with me and dared me to do it. I trundled up to the United end and stuck one past him. He found the funny side of it. I think we lost that one 4-0.
I’ve still got all the photos from the dressing room and all that. Mark Draper made a big fuss of me.
Iwan Roberts was in there, David Lowe, Mick Whitlow. It’s funny, because I am coming up against a few of them as a manager now. Mick Whitlow is up at Mansfield. Mark Draper has his own academy, the Draper Norton College. Julian Joachim is an agent, I speak to him regularly.
When I moved up to Darlington Julian was there, this player I had absolutely idolised as a kid.
I still see a lot of Matty Elliott and Muzzy Izzet. They were unbelievably good to me when I first got amongst the first team squad.
When I scored my first goal at Gillingham Matty was all over me on the coach home, saying, “This is the start for you lad.”
Brian Deane and Paul Dickov were also very good to me. Deano loved doing finishing sessions after training and he’d take me out with him and we’d fire shots in for ages. I also liked doing extra training so I felt like I was pushing myself above and beyond. There were some great strikers at the club. Later on Dion Dublin helped me a lot. Les Ferdinand was also good to talk to. I’d chat with him in the canteen, but he never seemed to do any training. Robbie Savage was the same, he seemed to want to save all his energy for a Saturday. Whereas Muzzy was fantastic on the training ground. They used to have to drag him off the training pitch, bruises up and down his legs. He loved it. he was the best player by a mile. If you were on his team, you won the game.

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