Going to Spurs ?

Spurs  N17 0AP  

By car  100 mls, 2 hours

Leave the M25 at Junction 25 and take the A10 towards Enfield. Continue on the A10 through Enfield and at the roundabout with the Northern Circular (A406), turn left onto the A406 (Sterling Way). Turn right into Fore Road (the A1010) which becomes the High Road and you will come to the ground on your left.

On street parking is virtually non-existent around the stadium on matchdays as a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) is in operation which means that only local residents who have a parking permit and blue badge holders can park legally. The perimeter of the zone is up to a mile from the ground and this has led to some private car parks near to the stadium charging up to £15 for the privilege. If you do park around the area, make sure that you take notice of the advisory parking notices attached to lamp posts, as otherwise you may find that you car gets towed away.

Coach Travel

With the introduction of the £30 Away Ticket price cap, LCFC is one of a number of clubs to no longer offer the subsidised £10 away coach pricing, for the Spurs game, here are the coach options available

LCFC Fox Travel - £18 (depart 9.30am from King Power Stadium)

Official Supporters Club – £16 Adults, £10 Children (depart time 10am from King Power Stadium)

Ausden Clark - £14 (depart 9am from The Counting House)

All need to be pre-booked

Public Transport

White Hart Lane Station is the nearest to the stadium, which is only a few minutes walk away. It is served by trains from Liverpool Street. Located at Liverpool Street is a handy Wetherspoons pub, plus a Cornish pasties outlet opposite.

The nearest London Underground station is Seven Sisters which is on the Victoria Line. The ground is about a twenty minute walk away, but there are plenty of buses running up Tottenham High Road to the ground although not many of them go past the ground. Those that do mostly have numbers that end in a 9, so take 149, 249, 279 or 349. You can also get a normal overground train from Seven Sisters to White Hart Lane station.

By train journey takes approx 2 hours , off peak return £61.40 to London, £66-40 to Seven Sisters

Where to drink

Due to a number of pubs going out of business in the area around the ground, the choice for away fans is now rather limited. The Harringey Irish club on the Pretoria Rd which is opposite White Hart Lane station has two large bars showing Sky Sports, offers reasonably priced food and you can also park there for a fee. The Elmhust on Lordship Lane, which is about a ten minute walk away from the ground is large mock Tudor style looking pub with 4 or 5 Sky Sports screens and invites all away fans..

All information is provided in good faith but the Foxes Trust cannot be held responsible for any errors. Thanks to the Football Ground Guide.



Pace and power win it for Leicester

City 3 Palace 1

Report by Chris Griffin

This 3-1 win was a convincing Leicester performance, confirming the team’s ability to bring its Champions League form to the Premier League.  Extending the side’s unbeaten home run to 20 league games, Leicester demonstrated clinical finishing and robust defending against a Palace side that maintained a threatening go-forward game throughout.

Ranieri’s selection revealed his commitment to rotation with Vardy, Amartey and Albrighton occupying the bench and Musa, Okazaki and King starting. Each played his full part with Musa and Okazaki scoring and King playing one of his best games, especially in covering and tidying up. Fuchs slotted City’s third with a cracker of a shot. Cabaye scored a late and neat consolation for Palace, much to Schmeichel’s evident and understandable frustration.

Leicester could have taken a first minute lead when Mandade, under pressure from Slimani, presented Okazaki with an open goal, but his pulled effort sailed wide. Palace also pressed with a Cabaye shot causing Schmeichel to scramble along his line. Benteke was showing real line-leading qualities, turning and leaving Huth stranded on the half way line and slipping in Zaha whose fierce shot was blocked by Simpson. Then a superb Benteke header beat Schmeichel’s dive but rebounded off the bar. Another Palace attack saw Cabaye pull back a pass from the by- line but no one was on hand to take advantage.

Leicester weathered the early pressure and finished the half the stronger. Good work from Okazaki and Mahrez ended with Slimani heading over the bar. A brilliant Mahrez run saw a sharp pull back but it missed the advancing Slimani. Then Slimani headed wide from a Fuchs corner. Next Mahrez cut inside only to see his shot rebound to the safety of a goal kick off the head of Okazaki. Leicester were flying and a succession of quick, one touch passes saw Drinkwater burst into the Palace box but overran the ball.

Leicester’s opener came in the 42nd minute. Good work and pressing from Slimani and Okazaki worked the ball to Musa whose fierce drive from outside the penalty area gave Mandade no chance. 

Leicester continued on the front foot after the break. Following a free kick Mahrez crossed and Slimani’s strong header flashed past the post. Palace responded with Tomkins heading wide from a corner.  Then another City attack, with Musa prominent, led to Huth having a chance from a corner but his header lacked power.

In the 63rd minute Drinkwater and Musa combined. Referee Oliver played a good advantage following a foul on Musa. Drinkwater’s run and cross was cleared but only to the following-up Okazaki. His well struck low drive found the back of the net.

Despite this setback Palace kept coming forward. Zaha was a constant threat and Schmeichel had to parry a fierce shot for a corner. Schmeichel then saved from Cabaye following more good work from Zaha. Huth cleared another attack. Ranieri brought on Vardy for the very hard working Slimani who left to a standing ovation. Vardy was soon in the game forcing errors in the Palace defence but the ensuing Mahrez cross was cleared.

After a spell of Palace pressure Leicester countered and increased their lead. A corner was cleared to Fuchs on the edge of the area. His thunderbolt left foot volley gave Mandade no chance.  

Still Palace persevered and Schmeichel had to look lively to save well from Benteke. Seconds later Benteke was through with a one-on-one but Schmeichel saved superbly. Eventually the defence gave way. A good run from Zaha saw him beat Fuchs and his cross was met sweetly by Cabaye, arriving late into the penalty area, with little that Schmeichel could have done.

Palace maintained the pressure but did not create any clear-cut chances. Meanwhile Leicester put Mahrez through but he shot wide. Just before the final whistle Mahrez missed a great opportunity to make it four, shooting straight at Mandade from close range.

This was more like the Leicester of last season. The back four worked really well as a unit, backing each other up – riding their luck sometimes but that’s football. And when called upon Schmeichel was excellent.

The pace of Leicester’s attack was a constant thorn in Palace’s side. Musa, Okazaki, Slimani and Mahrez were dynamic and combined well. Slimani had an excellent game as a target man and worked very hard. But it has to be said that so much of what Leicester did well emerged from the constant prompting of Drinkwater: a quality player in defence and attack.

Ranieri was encouraged: "I feel good. For the first 20 minutes I felt not so good but after that we started to play our pressing, fast football against a very good team. That was our best performance so far this season. It was the shape and model of last season and we concentrated on doing our job. We knew our weaknesses but also strengths.”

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew rued the early chance that came off the bar but added: "They cranked it up for the last 20 minutes of the first half and we struggled to hold on to them. The second half we had loads of chances but failed to capitalise. We were OK but their pace and power were too much for us at the end. They are champions for a reason."

This was a good Leicester performance.  Hopefully the team can bring this form and mentality to their away games.

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Simpson; Morgan; Huth; Fuchs; Mahrez; Drinkwater; King; (sub Amartey 87’) ; Musa (sub Gray 81’); Okazaki; Slimani (sub Vardy 75’) Other subs: Albrighton; Schlupp; Zieler; Ulloa.

Crystal Palace: Mandada; Ward; Tomkins; Delaney; Kelly 9sub Fryers 77’); Mc Arthur; Ledley (sub Lee Chung-Yong 72’); Townsend (sub Campbell 72’); Cabaye; Zaha; Benteke. Other subs: Flamini; Hennessey; Wickham; Sako.

Referee: Michael Oliver                                Attendance: 31969

The views expressed in this report are the opinions of the Trust member nominated to file the report only and do not represent the views of the Foxes Trust organisation



Concentrating on the (Champions) League

LCFC 1 v 0 FC Copenhagen

Report by Stuart Dawkins

City were worthy winners of their third successive Champions League game, playing with a purpose and intensity that has often been lacking during the domestic season so far. 

Ranieri made a couple of changes to the team compared with the Porto match – Simpson replacing Hernandez and King replacing Amartey.  Both of the new arrivals had good games.

The Copenhagen fans made an admirably noisy contribution to the event.  However, the fact that they let off around a dozen red flares before kick-off does raise significant questions about the stadium’s security procedures.  It is not just the players who are having to get used to the challenges of this new competition.

The match kicked off in dreadful conditions: pouring with rain, cold and with a gusty wind.  This contributed to neither side played very constructively for much of the first twenty minutes, apart from a bright Copenhagen attack right in the first couple of minutes.  One upside of the strong wind was that the smoke from the flares was dispersed quickly – dispelling memories of the smoke-affected start to the fateful Athletica Madrid match at Filbert Street the last time the club played in Europe.  (Thankfully, today’s referee – who has a World Cup final under his belt - had a far better game than the ref in that match too!)

Both teams were playing in a 4-4-2 formation, with Copenhagen having the majority of possession and using their full-backs to provide width.  As the half progressed, City began to take the upper hand.   They were particularly effective on the left wing, and it was noticeable how often Vardy picked the ball up in wider areas, as Slimani was doing his level best both to be the archetypal ‘big centre forward’ AND to chase down Copenhagen players on the ball, Okazaki-style.

Despite good pressure, neither side produced much in the way of clear-cut chances – with a couple of Vardy long-range efforts being City’s only real goal attempts.

In the 40th minute that changed.  A classic Vardy chase resulted in a free kick to City on the left.  Whilst the kick came to nothing, Copenhagen never really cleared the situation and Vardy got the ball, again in a left wing position.  His cross was high and looping – cutting out the Copenhagen keeper Olsen who had dealt with crosses well so far – Slimani headed the ball back across the 6-yard box and Mahrez deftly volleyed the ball into the net with the outside of his left boot.

With a minute to half time, City’s recent frailty at corners nearly cost them yet again – with Cornelius getting a free header that passed about as close to the left-hand post as was possible without actually hitting it.  That scare over, City went in to half time one-nil up, the well-worked goal giving them a lead that was just about deserved.

They completely dominated the first twenty minutes of the second half.  Mahrez began to shine, and Slimani came close to getting onto the end of a couple of chances.  Copenhagen made their first substitution, bringing on fresh legs on the right wing, which had the effect of perking their game up a bit – but not before City thought they had gone two-nil up.  Slimani was judged – harshly – to have been offside before making a powerful header which the keeper saved well, only for the big Algerian to follow-up and bundle the ball into the net.

A combination of the substitution and the dis-allowed goal seemed to change the balance of play, and Copenhagen became more threatening.  The final quarter of the match had the dynamic of so many of last season’s 1-0 home wins: with the opposition putting constant pressure on City’s box, but creating few actual goal scares.  Interestingly, Ranieri chose to make like-for-like substitutions at this stage – rather than bringing on more defensive players: Okazaki replaced Vardy and Ulloa replaced Slimani, with Amartey only coming on for Mahrez well in to stoppage time.

The stand-out moment was in the 90th minute, when Schmeichel made an outstanding save by parrying a goal-bound shot from close range – and by doing so securing City’s third clean sheet in the tournament and a 100% winning record.

Ranieri’s pre-and post-match comments about the impact on a team of playing in this tournament for the first time were interesting.  In many ways the style of this performance was the kind seen many times in the Premier League-winning season.  It was certainly far better than the first-half performance at Chelsea.  This must reflect both the necessary ‘rotation’ which Ranieri had referred to and also the players’ own mental attitude to the games.  Against Copenhagen, City played with an intensity that has largely been lacking in domestic games.  They were more effective at finding the front players, they defended more solidly and, it has to be said, also got a little more luck at times.

The team have now equalled all sorts of records by winning their first-ever three Champions League games, and I suspect that – providing they put up a reasonable showing in the Premier League across the season as a whole – most fans will be very content if their focus continues to be on the Champions League for now; the fairy tale continues!

LEICESTER: Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs, Mahrez, Drinkwater, King, Albrighton, Slimani, Vardy.  Subs: Zieler, Hernandez, Musa, Amartey, Schlupp, Okazaki, Ulloa.

COPENHAGEN: Olsen, Ankersen, Zanka, Johansson, Augustinsson, Verbic, Kvist, Delaney, Toutouh, Santander, Cornelius.  Subs: Andersen, Hogli, Antonsson, Gregus, Kusk, Pavlovic, Falk.

The views expressed in this report are the opinions of the Trust member nominated to file the report only and do not represent the views of the Foxes Trust organisation


Oppos Viewpoint – Crystal Palace

View from the opposition – Crystal Palace

A bit about you:

Name: Dale Bowman

Current home town: Colchester

Birthplace: Colchester

How long have you supported your team? Since day one

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: The noise, we certainly put on an atmosphere!

Favourite match played by your team & why: There has been many in recent years such as the playoff final of the 12/13 season and the FA Cup run to the final last season and beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last season for the first time in the league since 1982. The best game I witnessed has to be the game we nickname Crystanbul in the 13/14 season against Liverpool, we were 3-0 down and brought the game back to a 3-3 draw and ruined any hope of them getting there name scribed on the Premier League trophy that season.

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Andrew Johnson

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why? Wilfried Zaha (He's just too good for you!)

Player in your squad we should most fear and why? Christian Benteke, he scored in 7secs for Belgium recently and got a hattrick, be afraid, be very afraid, Big Ben is back!

Player in our squad you most fear and why? Has to be between Vardy and Mahrez for me, Mahrez can be a very tricky player on his day and obviously from last season, we know Vardy has an eye for goal!

Up and coming prospect in your squad? Scott Dann, he has been consistent and very strong for us in defence, I can see him being in the England national side one day.

How do you think you’ll do against us? I think it will be a very hard fought game when we play you, but I can see us sneaking a 2-1 win.

General Questions:

Where do you think you'll finish this season? I think if we keep up our good start we could achieve a mid table finish, we do need to improve at home!

What did you think to your pre-season transfer activity? One word, OUTSTANDING!, Christian Benteke, Andros Townsend, James Tomkins, Mathieu Flamini, Loic Remy, Steve Mandanda! unbelievable Jeff!

Which three teams do you think will be relegated? Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Burnley

Who do you think will win the league? Obviously, I would love to see Palace do the Leicester and go all the way this season, but if I bring myself back out of dream land and to reality, I think it will probably be Manchester City's this season.

Any other comments? UP THE PALACE!!!!


Next Up – Crystal Palace

Manager       Alan Pardew         Founded       1905

Ground       Selhurst Park      Address   South Norwood London, SE25

Capacity           25,456    


1              Argentina                            GK          Julián Speroni

2              England                               DF           Joel Ward

4              France                                  MF         Mathieu Flamini

5              England                                DF           James Tomkins

6              England                                DF           Scott Dann (captain)

7              France                                  MF         Yohan Cabaye

8              France                                  FW         Loïc Rémy (on loan from Chelsea)

9              England                                FW         Fraizer Campbell

10           England                                 MF         Andros Townsend

11           England                                 MF         Wilfried Zaha

13           Wales                                    GK          Wayne Hennessey

14           South Korea                        MF         Lee Chung-yong

15           Belgium                                FW         Jonathan Benteke

16           Wales                                    MF         Joe Ledley

17           Belgium                                FW         Christian Benteke

18           Scotland                               MF         James McArthur

19           England                                DF           Zeki Fryers

21           England                                 FW         Connor Wickham

22           England                                 MF         Jordon Mutch

23           Senegal                                 DF           Pape Souaré

26           Mali                                       MF         Bakary Sako

27           Republic of Ireland             DF           Damien Delaney

30           France                                  GK          Steve Mandanda

34           England                                DF           Martin Kelly

42           England                                 MF         Jason Puncheon

Ghana                                   FW         Kwesi Appiah

 We have tried our best to ensure factual accuracy at the date of going to press – apologies in advance for any errors or out of date information.  

For the very latest updates please follow the link below to the club web site: http://www.cpfc.co.uk/