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How Football Should Be Played

By Stockyfox   On the commemoration of the defeat of Tottenham Hotspur by Leicester City in the Battle of White Hart Lane on 4th February 1961 (or ‘How Football Should be played’) There was once a great soccer team called Tottenham, More commonly known as ‘The Spurs’, They played some beautiful football, In fact, there was no team better than ....


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Basel Faulty

By PeteLCFC Switzerland Away – 7th September 2010 Before I start waffling on about what we got up to in Switzerland, I’d like to say that the reason I started writing these trip reports is because I used to really enjoy reading the reports that Stevo would post on the old Fox Fanzine website years ago before I started watching England away.  Hearing the news two days before I ....


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Hands And Feet

The life and times of Peter Leslie Shilton by MGM Truro     “What can you say about Peter Shilton? Peter Shilton is Peter Shilton and has been since the year dot”   Bobby Robson’s typically confusing take on the Leicester greengrocer’s son makes perfect sense to those who have witnessed a career develop from Leicester City trainee to England No.1. ....


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Lost In Translation – Player Power And “the List”

I think the transfer window deals have been good for us with Abe and Waghorn in and Campbell out. Like most City fans, I wondered what would happen with the players that reportedly expressed a desire to leave, (reported as Wellens, Gallagher, Fryatt and Campbell [and Hobbs, and Morrison, and King, and Oakley...] as people speculated).   People were talking about them being "transfer ....


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Weller The Dog Finds Missing Trophy

  In a plot line that would not be out of place in the X Files, Muller and Sully examine the strange “history repeating itself” events of two footballing trophies that went missing. In 1966, just months before the World Cup in England kicked off the famous Jules Rimet Trophy aka the World Cup, was stolen from WestminsterCentral Hall where it had been on display. A ransom demand ....


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Three Of The Best

Which three games stick out in your mind when you think about our last three seasons? I may yet have to alter my final entry with at least three games to go before we can instead focus on the World Cup. For now, though, which three would you pick? These are mine: 2007/2008 – Southampton 1 Leicester City 0 If it is possible to know deep down that your team will be relegated two months ....


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Edgar Street Or The Emirates?

So the domestic football calendar heads into its final stages and the former Best League In The World™ looks set to culminate with the blue poshos deposing the red lot that have been top dogs for a while now. Remind you of anything? I tend to avoid most journalism surrounding the Premiership’s elite for fear of being brainwashed into actually believing they are anywhere near as good ....


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Posh Spice - A Look Forward/back To Peterborough V Leicester City

  Saturday 28th March 2009. Leicester City’s team coach has been as far north as Hartlepool and as far south as Brighton in the preceding six months but today it travels just 40 miles due east along the A47 to Peterborough. The journey is made with some trepidation. Two and a half weeks earlier, City’s 23-match unbeaten run came to an end on the Wirral and in-form Posh are ....


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Mascot Filbert Fox Blames Creative Differences For Split With Leicester City

VETERAN MASCOT Filbert Fox has broken his silence about his split from Leicester City, blaming creative differences between him and the club’s staff for his departure. After 15 years with City the talented mascot plans to embark on a solo career, which will free him up for artistically satisfying engagements such as school summer fetes and Comic Relief photo opportunities. “By the ....


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Leicester City - Proud And Embarrassed.

  Casting a tired eye over the Roof this evening, one thread in particular caught my eye: http://www.fansonline.net/leicestercity/mb/view.php?id=189440 For me, pride is the most remarkable emotion that football can stir. Extending this notion even further, pride in defeat feels doubly triumphant. The feeling of a winning goal, particularly an important one, is always a pleasure but comes ....


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Half-arsed Cov Preview!

Coventry City. Cov. Coventry. “Covscum”. Nope, still nothing. They just don’t mean anything to me. Certainly not anything positive but not even anything negative either. My less-than-trailblazing theory on the origin of pure hatred towards football clubs centres almost solely on childhood memories. Even if there is another pesky team nearby whose fans get all worked up about ....


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Worth The Arthur Wait

  It doesn't look like much, does it? I absolutely love it. For the uninitiated, this beautifully constructed work of art is the Arthur Wait Stand at Selhurst Park. It is my favourite stand in the whole wide world - and this is why. Selhurst Park seems to be notorious as somewhere that is difficult to get to. I've been there three times now and I could probably negotiate the route from ....


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Leicester City V Stockport A View From Both Ends

  LEICESTER CITY 1 v STOCKPORT COUNTY 1   – Walkers Stadium, Tuesday 3rd March 2009 KO – 7.45pm This was only my third visit to the Walkers and represented for me a very special occasion. Depending on which hat I was wearing, at the end, overall, I personally had to be satisfied with the final score. On the one hand, as a lifelong fanatical and totally ....


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A Leicester City Fan Travels To Watch Sporting Lisbon.

A roofer goes to Lisbon."The wine is good, the fish is good, the women is very good!" This was our taxi drivers advice about Lisbon as he took us from the airport to our digs, we had landed at Lisbon after a very short stay in Faro due to fog our plane couldn’t land so we landed at Faro waited what seemed like an eternity and then flew 25 minutes to Lisbon.This was the 5th football weekend ....


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Leicester City And England Fans Travel To Malaga And Seville Report And Photos

Spain away in Seville (and Ecuador in Malaga) February 2009 We decided to split the writing duties for this trip (mainly because I couldn’t be arsed to do all of it) So Steve has covered Tuesdays events in Malaga and the rest is by me. When the FA announced a February away match with Spain there really was only one outcome, we would be there.  However for sometime we ....


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Everton Fan Remembered In Leicester City Garden Of Remembrance

On March 20th 2004, Bernard Murphy, a 39 year old Everton fan was killed on his way to the Walkers Stadium when he was hit by flying debris on Upperton Road. High winds that day had caused chaos throughout the East Midlands. Mr Murphy was struck 40 minutes before kick off.   At the time Leicester City and many Leicester fans, amongst others throughout the Country sent messages of ....


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Germany 1 England 2 - A Leicester City Fan Travels To Berlin -with Photos

FOOTBALL COMES HOME – Germany away November 2008 When we played Germany at Wembley 15 months ago, they beat us 2-1 and the 6,000 Germans sang “Football’s coming home” in perfect English.  The Bastards. England Germany is a fixture that’s always had an edge to it.  The ’66 final was before I was born but I have vivid memories of Italia ....


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Leicester City Fan Travels To Belarus V England

// --> // --> // --> // --> BACK IN THE USSR Belarus away 15th October 2008 The original plan for this fixture was to fly to Warsaw and get the overnight sleeper train to Minsk but due to having four England away games in the space of three months, and three of them mid-week, I couldn’t afford the time off so instead I had to opt for the practical and boring option ....


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A Leicester City Fan Remembers Oldham Athletic May 7th 1983

I Was That Man Sometimes for no apparent reason you turn the telly on and sit down with a cheese sandwich. You flick around the channels. It’s the usual dross Street Crime, Road Wars, Cops Uncut you know the sort of thing. But occasionally, very occasionally maybe only once or twice in a life time you stumble across something that just blows you away. This has ....


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Orient V Leicester 20 Sep 2008 - Leicester Fans Remember 1980

Ticket Allocation   Leicester City have been allocated the full East Stand for their game at The MatchRoom Stadium .Coca Cola League OneLeyton Orient v Leicester CitySaturday 20 September 2008. Kick Off 3pmThe East Stand has been given over entirely to Leicester City supporters on this occasion due to the anticipated high volume of supporters expected for this ....


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Leicester Mercury Clipping About Paul Dickov

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Any Roofers On The Bus?

Leicester City Bus   Think I can recognise one...           Talk about this on the Messageboard ....


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Leicester City And England Fan Remembers The Ernst Happel Stadion

EURO 2008 – “It means nothing to me...”   With the final of Euro 2008 about to be played in Vienna at the Ernst Happel Stadion, I thought I’d write something about the time I went to that very stadium to watch England.  Every time I see it on the TV I think about what might have been had we had a decent manager in charge of our ....


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Leicester City Fans Sing

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