The 203rd edition of The FOX – The Leicester City Fanzine will be on sale before this afternoon’s game against Stoke…
Featuring in our 30th Anniversary Edition: Arrivederci to the Don, your tributes; an interview with former City striker, David Nugent; Claudio in the Fox Gallery; Fully Programmed from March 2000; Fox Diary – the end of the Ranieri Era; the latest from the Foxes Trust; the players say farewell to Claudio via Twitter; The History of Leicester City in 100 Objects; Foxed in the Head – on bad models, old photos and the trip to Seville; John Hutchinson’s series on Following the Fosse drops in on the neighbours; the origins of Union FS explained by Dave Sharman; your letters and Bentley’s Roof; Parting Shots, our favourite photos of the last month; and FiftySomething gets a shock in Seville…
all for less than the price of a pint…
David Nugent Interview extract…
FOX: The 2012/13 season ended with Anthony Knockaert’s penalty miss and Watford running up the other end to score. Why did he take it when there were strikers like you and Harry Kane on the pitch?
DN: Well, Anthony had won the penalty and he was desperate to take it and be the hero. He was still a young lad then. He’d grabbed the ball and was intent on taking it, so no one wanted to distract him by taking it off him. His missed the pen, and the rebound, and then I watched it all unfold as I was running back. I was thinking “No, no no no NOOOO!” as then they scored.
I sat on the ground, with fans running past me screaming in my face, thinking, what the hell is going on here?
It was tough to take and Anthony was inconsolable afterwards. The dressing room was very quiet. I think it spurred us on more for the following season.
FOX: you got promoted the following season with a bit to spare and you had a great partnership with Jamie Vardy. What made that work?
DN: We were really good friends, still are. When he first arrived I don’t think he quite realised what a step up it was from non-league to the Championship and he struggled a bit. I think Nigel gave him a bit of a rocket once and he came back for the new season a completely different person. He took it all more seriously and his speed, awareness and finishing all clicked into place. I dropped off into the number 10 role and always knew where he was going to be. We knew each others game, almost like telepathy, and we really enjoyed ourselves, scoring a lot of goals.
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