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Calling Wigan, Yeovil & Carlisle Fans

Having made two signings from Manchester United on transfer deadline day, the Foxes Trust would like to gain the views of fans from clubs that Nick Powell and Tom Lawrence played for during the 2013/14 season.

If you want to take part and give us your views on the player who played for your club which will be published on this website, then please email ian.bason@foxestrust.com for more details

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A Deserved Point Against the Gunners

Leicester City 1 Arsenal 1

Report by Mike King

Having given Chelsea the previous week a good run for all their money, and despite the set-back against Shrewsbury in the Capital One Cup, the City's fans, in a sell-out crowd, were looking forward to visitors Arsenal who had confirmed their Champions League entry in their previous game against Besiktas.

With further transfer speculation for both teams before the crazy transfer deadline on Monday, manager Pearson, who in several interviews stated the City team were going all out to win every game, kept faith with the starting eleven against Chelsea, with new signing Cambiasso keeping the subs bench warm, but no sign of Knockaert or Taylor-Fletcher on the City's team sheet, speculation that they are both "on their way" from the King Power Stadium.

Arsenal, with Giroud out injured, gave a start to the tall, leggy striker Sanogo, who has failed to score in 17 starts, with England players Wilshere and Oxlade-Chamberlain on the bench. Sanchez partnered Sanogo up front with manager Wenger admitting he was short of strikers.

The game started fairly evenly in bright sunshine that made the King Power Stadium and the pitch look magnificent for the Sky cameras. As expected, Arsenal started to pass the ball around, but the City also showed their attacking intentions with Mahrez forcing his way down the right with a cross intended for Ulloa, but Koscielny cleared the danger.

De Laet seemed to have more space down the right and made a couple of raids, with one cross finding Ulloa but he could not turn and the danger was cleared. Further raids down the left by Schlupp supported by Konchesky gave the Arsenal defenders problems, however, Hammond in mid-field was finding the going tough by often giving the ball away and King trying hard to influence the game.

Schlupp was protecting Konchesky very well as Arsenal attacked down both wings, but the same problem as against Everton was noted when Mahrez often left De Laet exposed and Sanchez, who always went on to his right foot tried to take advantage.

A high through ball by Konchesky found both Schlupp and Koscielny challenging together in mid-air with both players falling to the pitch clutching their heads. Schlupp seemed to be okay but Koscielny, after several minutes of treatment, ran down the tunnel for stitching up.

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Next Up – Arsenal

Next Up - Arsenal – Sunday 31 August 2014 4pm

Manager        Arsène Wenger       Founded       1886

Ground          Emirates Stadium   Address   Hornsey Road, London N5 1BU

Capacity        60,338

Squad: 

1        GK      Wojciech Szczęsny

2        DF      Mathieu Debuchy

3        DF      Kieran Gibbs

4        DF      Per Mertesacker (vice-captain)

6        DF      Laurent Koscielny

7        MF      Tomáš Rosický

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Oppos Viewpoint – Arsenal

A bit about you:

Name: Akhil Vyas

Current home town:  Hounslow

Birthplace: Isleworth

How long have you supported your team? All my life – 26 years.

 

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: my seat! The 2014 FA CUP sign which was added this summer to show our first trophy in our new ground.

Favourite match played by your team & why: 1998 – Man United 0 Arsenal 1, Overmars. Our first win in the PL at Old Trafford and showed the tide had turned slightly and we won our first PL title and Wenger’s glory years began.

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Patrick Vieira – leader, inspiration, led from the front and defended the club every single minute of every day.

 

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why? Theo Walcott – Can score a goal at any moment, worked hard to improve himself and doesn’t hide in big games.

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Better Side Progress to the Next Round

City 0 Shrewsbury 1

Report by Ian Bason

As expected, Nigel Pearson made 8 changes from the starting eleven against Chelsea, with only Moore, Mahrez and Konchesky (who was captain for the night) retained.  I thought Allbrighton and Vardy may have seen some action tonight, but neither were included.

So a chance for those players currently warming the bench to stake a claim for a starting place, while first team competitive debuts were handed to James Pearson, Ryan Watson and Michael Cain, the latter of the trio has always impressed me in the U21 games I have seen, all had a chance to push for more first team squad involvement.

For Shrewsbury, the announcement of James Weslowski‘s name on the tannoy received a warm welcoming cheer from City fans, who was always liked him for his competitive challenges in midfield with his City career spoilt by two bad injuries, which happened at the wrong time as Nigel Pearson never saw the best of him, choosing to release him, but I’m glad he has made a decent football career. The Foxes Trust syndicate actually sponsored James in the 2005/6 season when he made his debut http://foxestrust.co.uk/player-sponsorship

City appeared to line up with Gary Taylor-Fletcher (GTF) playing behind Chris Wood in a 4-4-1-1 system, but as the half progressed GTF dropped deeper and deeper to help the debuting central pairing,and  the gap between Wood and the rest of the side grew. With any longer balls snaffled up by the imposing Grandison who had the physical advantage over Wood.

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