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Leicester City fans – It’s not too late….

… to get hold of The FOX Summer Special 2012, though we are halfway down the last box…

Packed with summer fun, this issue features: an interview with Football League chairman (and Leicester City fan) Greg Clarke; a review of last season; our thoughts on the new Puma kit; a look back at Ten years of Filbert Way; Your Guide to the Championship; Tales From the Riverbank;  an introduction to Fox Photos; Rewind – with Alan Young and Gary Lineker on holiday in Torremilinos in ’82; Wag Tales – From Our Man in Poland; the results of Player/Villain/Goal of the Season; The ever-insightful Chris Lymn Column; the City fan who applies for all vacant football manager’s jobs!;  Out of the Box – John Hutchinson’s tour round the City archives; your letters, e-mails and messages… and the latest adventures of FortySomething…

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Leicester’s trip to Torquay carries good omen…

City’s 2012-13 season gets off to something of a false start with a League Cup trip to Torquay United tonight…

The last time City were involved in a League Cup game before the League kicked off was over three decades ago…

In 1979-80 Jock Wallace’s side got off to a stuttering start with defeats in both legs of a first round tie with Rotherham United.
Although Alan Young scored on his full debut for City we lost the first leg at Filbert Street 2-1, and were then well beaten at Millmoor with Rodney Fern coming back to haunt us with a couple of goals in a 3-0 win for the Millers.

However, by the time the league programme began City were more prepared, beating Watford 2-0 at home, with two more goals for Young.
And Jock’s team went on to win the Second Division title that season…

  

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Leicester City players hit the beach…

Thirty years ago the Leicester City squad were enjoying a post-season jolly in Torremolinos… Gary Lineker & co head for the beach and you can almost smell the Kouros…

(left to right) Andy Peake, Kevin MacDonald, Jim Melrose, Gary Lineker and Stewart Hamill put the short in shorts. Alan Young took the photo.

(left to right) Gary Lineker, Andy Peake, Tommy Williams (with broken leg from the FA Cup semi-final v Spurs), a lady, Larry May, Kevin MacDonald, Ian Wilson, Jim Melrose and Stewart Hamill soak up the Spanish sun.

There are more of Youngy’s holiday snaps in The FOX Summer Special, which will be out later this week…

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City Legend Speaks to The FOX

There is an exclusive interview with former City-striker Alan Young in The FOX Summer Special, which is in the shops now and will be for sale before the Sunderland friendly on Saturday…

FOX: Your home League debut you scored both goals in a 2-0 win against Watford, it could not have gone better… 

AY: It was a dream. I remember walking out onto the pitch and it was one of the few times I have been really nervous before a football match. I turned to Martin and said: “Look after me Martin.” Why, I don’t know.
The first goal I think Eddie Kelly had a shot and it was blocked and fell to me and I smashed it.
The second one was a throw in from Ian Wilson, defender came round me so I dragged it back, I didn’t normally dribble me, but I went into the penalty area, dropped the shoulder and the defender bought it so I had a bit of space, I mis-hit it with my left foot and Steve Sherwood dived out of the way. I think I ended up getting Goal of the Season for it! There can’t have been many good goals that season is all I can say.

FOX: You always had a good relationship with the fans at Leicester, how important is it to make a good early impression like that? 

AY: It’s crucial. But with the Leicester City fans I think they liked what they saw anyway, because I am a trier. I hated getting beat. I hated the referee giving them a throw-in when I knew it was outs. Little things like that. I used to argue and argue and argue with them and get booked over a throw-in. I used to get hammered by Jock who would tell me to shut up and leave the referee alone, but I just couldn’t help myself.
I would find myself at right-back helping out Tommy Williams or whoever and Jock would be shouting: “Get up the f***ing pitch and do your job there!”
But that was me, I was just so involved all the time. I think I was a decent organiser and leader on the pitch, and an example.
Jock came in the dressing rooms at half time once, I can’t remember the game but we were winning 2-0 and I think I’d scored one, but missed a few. We’d been atrocious.
Now sometimes Jock would come in  softly softly, other times it would be different. On this occasion he came in and absolutely hammered me. Nobody else. Just me and him face to face full treatment with spit coming at me and me eyeballing him back.
Then he just turned and walked into the physio room. 
Tommy Williams was the first one to come up and say: “That was a bit much man, I thought you were doing alright.” I saide: “F*** off Tommy, get your own job sorted out, I’ll sort mine out.”
Then Andy Peake came up and I said: “Andy you’re only a f***ing baby don’t try and tell me anything and that goes for the f***ing rest of you too.”
What Jock had done was get me to dish out the bollocking! He knew I could take it but he could get through to the rest of them through me. He did it a few times because he knew he couldn’t do it to say Andy Peake and get a better performance out of them.
One day he came in to do it again to me and I said: “Not that old one again Gaffer, they’re not going to listen this time.” and he laughed at that.

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The FOX Summer Special 2010 – Out This Week

The FOX Summer Special 2010 will be in the shops this week. 

The twentieth Summer edition of the Leicester City fanzine features an exclusive interview with Alan Young who lifts the lid on Filbert Street in the early 80s; the World Cup from Our Man in South Africa; the Howard Riley Scrapbook; Yann Kermorgant: Why?; Tales From the Riverbank; 2009-10 Season Review; Your Handy Guide to the Championship; A Wild Day Out at Oldham in ‘Rewind’; The Confessions of a Suburban Fox; The FOX Awards; Pride of the 500; the Chris Lymn Column, Our Man in a Van…  and shed a tear with FortySomething…

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Focus On: Alan Young

Alan Young comes under the Shoot! spotlight…

“A couple of pints and home by 8…”  Yeah, right!

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Classic Hobbies – Customising Your Subbuteo Men…

The following Smitt cartoon first appeared in The FOX No 7 from February 1990…

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