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The Christmas Gift for that Leicester fan in your life (or you).

This Christmas, get the Leicester City fan in your life our special seasonal FOX subscription package… 

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For just £16.00 they will receive a gift-wrapped parcel containing the issues we have brought out this season – the Summer Special 2015, October issue and new December issue, plus two 8″ x 6″ prints of City legends Keith Weller and Frank Worthington, plus a set of 50 cigarette cards. 

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The gift tag can be left blank for you to fill in, or can be written to your instructions.
And this is the gift that keeps on giving, as the recipient will then be posted the remaining issues of The Fox through the rest of the season.

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You can pay on online via Paypal HERE.

Or send a cheque for £16.00 payable to The Fox to:
The FOX, PO Box No 2, Cosby, Leicester, LE9 1ZZ.




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Filbert Street Finds a Home on Filbert Way

Micky Bates’ remarkable model of Filbert Street circa 1977 has been moved from his Earl Shilton home to a tailor-made exhibition case at the King Power Stadium.

The model, which is sure to bring back a host of memories for any City fan, is temporarily situated in the  approach to the Keith Weller Lounge until the proposed club museum comes into being, when it will take pride of place.
For more information on Micky’s model visit: http://rebuildingfilbo.webs.com/


Subscribe to The Fox fanzine for the 2011-12 season and 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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FOX 172 – in the Shops Now…

FOX 172 – the November issue – is now in the shops…

This issue features: An interview with sixties City legend Davie Gibson; Panini 78 stickers; your essential small ads; Odd One Out; Fully Programmed from the Jock Wallace era; Fox Diary – the Sousa Story; the latest from the Foxes Trust; Tales From the Riverbank; Rewind to a meeting of goalkeeping greats; the Chris Lymn Column; The Keith Weller Scrapbook; Our Man in a Van; ‘Of Fossils & Foxes’ reviewed; your letters and Bentley’s Roof; and Fanatical Frank’s goes on a journey…

Extract from the Davie Gibson interview…

FOX: Do you keep in touch with any of your old City team mates?

DG: The only one I see regularly is Frank McLintock. I see Stringy when I go up to games.
Frank was the big brother I never had. If anyone kicked me, they only kicked me once because Frank looked after me.
I remember one Thursday lunchtime over a pint Frank tried to talk me into a game of golf, even though it was against club rules in the days leading up to a game.
“Matt would go mad.” I said. “Yes, but he won’t know will he?” says Frank.
He talked me round and we were striding down the long 15th at Rothley Park when we caught sight of Matt Gillies.
We both dived into the bushes on the railway embankment and were covered in scratches from the brambles.
We laid low for a while until he was out of sight. ‘Do you think he saw us?’ I asked Frank. ‘Well we could see him, so its possible.’ he said.
We sweated it out for a couple of days and nothing was said in training.
We played at Anfield on the Saturday and we were both in the team so we said to each other in the changing rooms before the game: ‘He didn’t see us, we got away with it.’
We beat Liverpool and Matt was delighted after the game, he went round every player looking them in the eye and saying: ‘Well played.’ Then he came to us two and said; ‘…And you pair were fantastic… perhaps you should play golf every Thursday?’ 


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You can also get The FOX through the post:

To subscribe to The FOX for the 2010-11 season, get your Summer Special in the post right away, and claim your free limited edition print send a cheque for £14.00 to:

The FOX, PO Box No 2, Cosby, Leicester, LE9 1ZZ

or use the FOX SUBS button on the right to pay online via Paypal.

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Family Guy…

A lot of people have been in touch regarding my ‘Family Life’ article in this week’s Mercury…

..so here is the link for those of you who didn’t see it. It was a difficult piece to write, let me know if you agree or disagree with my sentiments.



To subscribe to The FOX for the 2010-11 season, get your Summer Special in the post right away, and claim your free limited edition print send a cheque for £14.00 to:

The FOX, PO Box No 2, Cosby, Leicester, LE9 1ZZ

or use the FOX SUBS button on the right to pay online via Paypal.


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Pete Runs the Rule over Leicester

Scorcher’s Sports Reporter ‘Pete’ visits Leicester City in 1975…

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37 Years of Hurt…

Although Leicester beat Forest at the City Ground in September 2007, 3-2 in a League Cup tie, they haven’t beaten them in a League game away since January 1972…

The sides met on 22 January 1972: Forest took a first half lead through Ian Storey-Moore, who beat Peter Shilton with a volley.
Keith Weller equalised with a brillaint goal five minutes from time that saw him beat four Forest defenders before firing a shot past Jimmy Barron.
In the final minute of the game Alan Birchenall hit the winner with a shot that deflected off a defender on its way into the net.

Since then it has been an unrelentingly different story:

League Cup Nottingham Forest 2-3 Leicester City 18-09-2007
Second Tier Nottingham Forest 1-1 Leicester City 17-12-2004
Second Tier Nottingham Forest 2-2 Leicester City 26-10-2002
Premier Nottingham Forest 1-0 Leicester City 16-05-1999
Premier Nottingham Forest 0-0 Leicester City 07-09-1996
Premier Nottingham Forest 1-0 Leicester City 27-08-1994
Second Tier  Nottingham Forest 4-0 Leicester City 06-02-1994
League Cup Nottingham Forest 2-1 Leicester City 14-12-1988
Division 1   Nottingham Forest 2-1 Leicester City 22-03-1987
Division 1   Nottingham Forest 4-3 Leicester City 22-03-1986
Division 1  Nottingham Forest 2-1 Leicester City 25-11-1984
Division 1   Nottingham Forest 3-2 Leicester City 04-12-1983
Division 1   Nottingham Forest 5-0 Leicester City 20-09-1980
Division 1   Nottingham Forest 1-0 Leicester City 14-03-1978

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The Magic of Keith Weller

Keith Weller, my childhood footballing superhero, died after a long battle with cancer five years ago this week.
Any City fan old enough to remember seeing him play will recall moments of magic when they hear his name, and also the buzz that went round Filbert Street whenever he recieved the ball.

All eyes on me…  study the faces in the crowd on the photo above and you can see the effect that Weller had on supporters, as he strolls over to take a corner.
We’ll never see his like again…

Photo: Neville Chadwick Photography.

website: http://www.chadwicksphoto.co.uk/

contact: info@chadwicksphoto.co.uk

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