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The FOX Issue No 203 – in the shops and on sale today

The 203rd edition of The FOX – The Leicester City Fanzine will be on sale before this afternoon’s game against Stoke…

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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…

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all for less than the price of a pint…

David Nugent Interview extract…

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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.


We are simple folk here at Fox Towers, we have previously only offered a season subscription to the fanzine. But now we have decided to offer a further option of a year long subscription so you can hop on at any time, starting with the current issue and renewing a year later. 


For just £16.95 you will receive every issue of The FOX for twelve months, including the Summer Special, posted out to you on publication day.

If you subscribe now, FOX 202 will be posted to you straight away, and you will also receive a free set of City postcards.

You can pay online via Paypal HERE  (UK price)

Or send a cheque to:
The FOX,
22 Cosby Road,
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Annual subscription to EUROPE is £26.00: HERE

Annual subscription to REST OF WORLD is £32.00: HERE


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Fox Subscriptions for 2016/17 now open

If you want every issue of The FOX – The Leicester City fanzine posted out to you on publication day next season wherever you are in the world, then take out a subscription – available from today. 

You can either print out and post the form below with a cheque, or pay online via Paypal.

UK Subs – £16.95- CLICK HERE.

Europe Subs – £27.00 – CLICK HERE

Rest of the World – £33.00 – CLICK HERE

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A paper copy of this form will be sent out to subscribers with the last issue of the season next week.


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FOX 198 – The Leicester City fanzine – in the shops now.

The FOX 198 – the April edition – is in the shops now…

Our fourth all-colour issue is now in the shops, will be on sale before the Southampton game, or can be bought online.

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Featuring: an interview with former City captain Jeff Blockley; Fully Programmed from October 1980; Fox Diary – the incredible Premier League adventure continues; the latest from the Foxes Trust; What’s happening on #lcfc Twitter; Rewind goes back to April 2014; Foxed in the Head – on being chased by Hornets, stickers and Leicester fans down the ages; Chris Lymn on LCFC – the brand; John Hutchinson continues his series on City and World War II; our new series The History of Leicester City in 100 Objects continues; your letters and Bentley’s Roof; Parting Shots our favourite photos of the last month; and 50Something is under siege by bandwagoneers…

all for considerably less than a pint…

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“One of this convoy, a Norwegian ship ‘SS Sueland’ was hit by a U-boat torpedo on the starboard side and sunk in two minutes, pitching the survivors in to the water.
They clung on to debris before being picked up. On the way to rescuing the survivors, HMT Leicester City was blindly dropping several depth charges.but the U-Boat escaped. Seven men from the ‘SS Sueland’, including the captain, were killed.”

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FOX: In January 1975 you moved from Arsenal to Leicester who were bottom of Division One. How did Jimmy Bloomfield sell it to you?
JB: He didn’t really have to, to be honest with you. I wanted to leave Arsenal and I really wanted to play for my home-town club and I knew a lot of the players here. He didn’t have a hard sell at all.
FOX: Are there parallels with last season’s Great Escape when Robert Huth came in to shore up the defence?
JB: Very much, I think Jim brought me in to organise the back-line and be captain. There was me, Graham Cross, Dennis Rofe and Steve Whitworth and we blended into a good unit with a system of playing fairly high and tight. We had good communication, and were able to set the offside trap for any strikers trying to get behind us. After sorting the defence out he then brought Chris Garland in and he scored plenty of goals and Frank Worthington started scoring again and the whole side got their confidence back.
FOX: There was a game away at Tottenham where it all suddenly seemed to come together and we won 3-0 with Mike Stringfellow getting on the scoresheet…
JB: Yes, Stringy could hardly walk by then but he got a goal!
As we said earlier it is all about confidence. We started winning matches after that, playing with more freedom. You saw it last season. If you have players who want to play then it doesn’t matter what formation they play in. Having seen how they played then I was one of those people who were very surprised when they let Nigel Pearson go, but I suppose it was all down to that business in Thailand.
Claudio Ranieri has come in and brought all that knowledge with him and has done fantastically well. It all seems to be so simple. I’d love to be in that changing room to hear how he sets his side up, because they all seem to be able to drop in and do whatever he wants them to do. Huth was a big, big signing last year, he organised the defence and Wes Morgan looks a lot better alongside him, he has his confidence back.
The whole side look incredible, and they are keeping it up with each passing game. It is remarkable to watch. I’ve just been to Australia and watched the Watford game out there. They never really looked like scoring against us. They are supposed to be doing well this season, but they were nowhere near us really. Leicester’s players seem really to have bought into it. No one is mardy if they aren’t in the first team, no one has had their heads turned by talk of moves to big clubs.
It is very hard keeping a whole squad happy.


To get a copy of FOX 198 posted out to you click HERE.

To make sure you get every copy of this magnificent season (stocks are running very low)…

UK subscriptions click HERE.

A subscription for the 2015-16 season outside the UK costs:

Europe £27 – click HERE to pay via Paypal.

Rest of the World outside Europe £33 – click HERE to pay via Paypal.

The Fox is also on sale in the following shops:
LEICESTER: Churchgate News, Churchgate; Centre News, Humberstone Gate; Mercury News, Cardinals Walk; Mercury News, Downing Drive.
LEICS: Forbouys, Blaby; Mercers, Wigston; Mercury News, Cosby; Huncote News; Mercury News, Narborough; Roger Simms, Lutterworth; Mercury News, St Marys Place, Market Harborough; Mercury News, Kibworth; Mercury News, London Road, Oadby; Oadby News, The Parade, Oadby; Mace Express, Syston; Peberdys, Syston; Forbouys, Birstall; Mercury News, Rothley; Carillon News, Loughborough; Mercury News, Sherrard Street, Melton Mowbray.

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The FOX – Leicester City Fanzine – Subscriptions for 2014-15 + Card Offer

Follow Leicester City in the Premier League, with a FOX subscription for the 2014-15 season and get a special price on our Champions cigarette card set…

Leicester v Doncaster Rovers, Sky Bet Championship, 3 May 2014,

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The FOX will be following the fortunes of Leicester City, as we have since the 1986-87 season, so if you want each copy posted to your door then take out a subscription now.
You will have the option to buy our Champions cigarette card set (which will be posted out with the Summer Special in July) at a greatly reduced price of £3.50.

To subscribe either print out the subs form at the bottom and post it to us, or click on the ‘with or without cards’ options below to pay online via Paypal.

People wishing to subscribe for overseas addresses outside of the UK please e-mail: garysilke@sky.com

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Free City Postcards when you Subscribe to The FOX for 2012-13

Subscribe to The FOX – the Leicester City Fanzine for the 2012-13 season and you will receive a set of LCFC postcards free…

The FOX has been following the fortunes of Leicester City since 1987… For the last 25 years we’ve provided an alternative viewpoint to the mainstream media and a platform for City fans to air their views and share their experiences.
This year we are offering our subscribers a free set of limited edition postcards. If you subscribe for 2012-13 you’ll receive your cards with the Summer Special in July, followed by the Aug/Sept, Oct/Nov, Dec/Jan, Feb/Mar and April/May issues all posted to you on publication day.

To subscribe you can either print off the subs form below and send it to us with a cheque for £15.00 – or click on the big blue button on the right where you can pay online using Paypal or debit card…

* I wanted to send you a congratulations note on behalf of the team here at Soar Media for reaching 25 years of The Fox. It is and always has been a superb publication, both in terms of content and artwork – and has always had the finger on the pulse of the fans feelings around the time – treading carefully to stay independent, whilst not completely pissing the club off. I vividly remember reading it as a young lad in the late 80s and early 90s and still do now…
Dean Eldredge


* As a longtime purchaser – firstly at Sportspages when I worked in London, and since thereafter as  a subscriber – I just wanted to say thanks and congratulations on reaching 25 years. Despite all the changes, and indeed madness that goes on at our club, the Fox has been a reassuring presence.
Recently the interviews with McLintock and most recently Pleat have put a whole new perspective on those particular managerial efforts, and made me look at their tenures in a new light.  These were terrific pieces, and completely unexpected, and it  is experiences like that which make me renew my subscription without hesitation.
So all the best for the future, keep up the good work, and lets hope there are many more Foxes to come.
Alan Mayes

* Thought we should wish the Gaffer and his gang a very happy 25th birthday.
The Fox has been an essential part of my City-supporting life for the past 20 years; it’s a wonderful achievement, and a wonderful read…
Loz Farmer

* My admiration for what Gary and Simon have achieved knows no bounds.
Twenty five years is a long time to be doing that.
I hope there will be twenty five more. I want to read sixty something. Those guys have mirrored my life uncannily over the years.
Dave Harris

* It’s the only brown envelope I like getting in the post.

Whatever happens, the Fox will be always a big part of our history.
Long after we are all gone, copies will be around with the new fans talking about the fanzine.
It was created for the fans by the fans and is part of our fabric.
Well done lads, you created something special.
Rob O’Donnell

* I too would like to add my congratulations. I genuinely look forward to it landing on my mat, which the latest issue did last week.
Keep up the excellent work guys.

* Congrats to all involved in it.
I think it can survive in the digital age – show me somewhere online that matches the content?
Sure there are some crossovers – fans opinions are everywhere, and obviously match reports, but they are not why I buy it.
Where else can I find a interview with David Pleat about his time in Leicester? Or a review of a 20 year old program? Or the comic strips, or a whole host of other features…long may it continue.

* In the post-Filbert Street, post-having kids, post-buying a season ticket every year, post-going to Wembley every year, post-Premier League, post O’Neill, post-enjoying it (if I’m honest) world it’s the Fox that regularly reminds why I loved it once, why might love it again one day and why still care.
Thanks Gary, Simon and the rest, for 25 years very well spent.

* Many thanks to all involved for making it the best on the market, and that’s praise from a couple of mates who aren’t Leicesterfans.

* ‘The Fox’ the one thing about our club that is genuine Premier League
Thank you Gary and Co for all your time and effort to chronicle 25 years of Leicester City from our perspective.

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Sven Weighs Up Keeper Options

Unfortunately the deteriorating form of Chris Weale last season has made the signing of a goalkeeper a priority for Sven Goran Eriksson…

Eriksson’s first attempt at replacing Weale did not work out, with some decidedly shaky performances from Portugese international Ricardo, and it appears that the City boss is now persuing several lines of enquiry to get a new man between the posts.
Egyptian international Hassam El-Hanary has been linked with City, supposedly the best keeper Africa has ever produced, his nickname is ‘the High Dam’, but he is 38 years old.
Three years younger than that is Manchester City keeper Shay Given, who is looking for a move after losing his first team place to Joe Hart. Celtic are favourites to sign the Republic of Ireland international but a move to Leicester is still a possibility, though described as a ‘long shot’ by an Eastlands insider.
Ironically, discarded keeper Conrad Logan has earned rave reviews from a successful stint on loan at Bristol Rovers this season. Teammate Danny Coles said: “Conrad has been outstanding. I’d say he is probably the best goalkeeper I’ve ever worked with. It’s not only about the saves he makes on the pitch; it’s his all-round presence about the place. He’s a fantastic man to have in the changing room and a real character. The more important thing for us is that his football ability is second to none. He’s been our best player since he arrived and all credit to him for that.”
Rovers fans are now desperate to see Logan sign a permanent deal at the Memorial Ground, while City’s search for a keeper goes on…

Subscribe to The Fox fanzine for the 2011-12 season and you will receive a free set of four Leicester City postcards…

You can either post this form to the address below, or pay online via Paypal using the blue ‘Fox Subs’ button on the right…

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