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Leo Ulloa – Brighton View

Continuing our series of articles where we obtain a view on any new signings LCFC make from a fan of their previous club, today we turn again to Tim Carder of Brighton having raided the south coast club for a second time this summer.

“Leo Ulloa will be sorely missed at the Amex Stadium. He arrived in January 2013 from Spanish side Almeria and made an immediate impression, scoring with a diving header in a close FA Cup encounter with Arsenal.
 
In Spain he was known as “The Cyclone”, and he demonstrated some of the ferocity that earned him that nickname over the remainder of the season. Standing a well-built 6ft 2in, he scored a hat-trick against Huddersfield Town and ended the season with ten goals to his name as Brighton reached the play-offs.
 
A tremendous header of the ball, Leo also has the ability to hold the ball up and play in his team mates, and he is certainly not afraid to have a shot. In 2013/14 he was leading scorer at Brighton although he missed much of the autumn with a bad injury. Perhaps his most memorable contribution came in an away fixture at Nottingham Forest when his last-minute header secured the club a place in the play-offs for the second season running.
 
Brighton were unable to take advantage of their situation, though, and finally accepted an offer from Leicester reported to be around £8 million. Leo leaves Sussex with 26 goals from 58 appearances. Given the right service, he will score a hatful of goals.”

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Leicester City Membership Scheme Released

A range of membership options were released by the club today (July 15th) with the membership schemes becoming of much greater importance now nearly 22,500 season tickets have all been taken.

The Foxes Trust Board wanted to quickly highlight a very limited time period (until Sunday 20th July) has been given to members from the 2013/14 to take priority on access to the new options available, before the membership schemes go on general sale.

Follow the link below to read the various options available, noting that each option has a defined number available
http://www.lcfc.com/news/article/150714-ticket-membership-information-for-201415-1760916.aspx

The article also explains the new Away ticket priority scheme and the automatic home cup ticket booking scheme for season ticket holders

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Marc Albrighton – A view from the Claret & Blue corner

Continuing our series of articles looking at new signings byt taking a view from their previous clubs fans, Aston Villa fan, Andy Collins looks at our new winger.

“The vast majority of fans wanted Villa to keep Albrighton. Having been with the club for over a decade, he came through the youth system, reserves, into the first team. Young, local home grown talent is always popular with the fans.

Having been on loan to Wigan for a period last season, he returned and got back into the first team squad, then the starting eleven. During the last few months of the season, his performances were one of the few bright spots in some mediocre team displays. The highlight was probably his run and cross for Delph to score the winner against Chelsea.

You have got a hard-working, direct winger, who can beat a full back and put over decent crosses. If he does get more game time next season at Leicester, here’s hoping he has a couple of quiet 90 minutes against his former employers!”

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Looking Forward to Your Away Days in the Premier League ?

Today the Foxes Trust takes a look at what it is likely to cost you!

So the fixtures are out. You now know who & when we will be playing (subject to the game being SKYjacked!) However will you be able to afford to go?

Remember, we are now in the Premier League & have been away for 10 Season’s. Everything’s gone up! - TV Money, Player Wages, Programmes, Food & Drink Costs, Travel to games, & of course Admission Prices.

Working with our colleagues at Crystal Palace & Swansea Trusts, we have below a table, showing the cheapest ADULT Admission prices for the 17 Teams who were in the Premier League in 2013/14 and will be again in 2014/15. Of course some clubs offer Concessions to over 60’s/65’s, Under 18,17,16 etc…., however, these vary from club to club. So to compare “Apples with Apples” we will use the cheapest Adult Priced admission based on the 2013/14 Season. We thought these 2 clubs would be in the same “category” of pricing as LCFC, will be in 2014/15. There will be of course “Local Derby” pricing to factor in, ie: Villa, WBA & Stoke, may charge LCFC Fans more than the prices below because of this factor, we do not know, but we would not be at all surprised if this did happen.

We also of course do not yet know how many clubs (including LCFC, the Foxes Trust will be lobbying for our club to do so at the Fans Consultative Committee Meeting in July) will sign up for the Football Supporters Federation (FSF), and the Premier Leagues (PL) “£20 IS PLENTY” initiative.. Whereby, clubs who do sign up, with at least 3 other clubs, will get an extra £250,000 per Season, from the PL in TV Money to cover the “loss” in revenue, of keeping the prices low, to encourage more Away Fans to attend games & create an “atmosphere”, so sadly lacking from many televised games. That is reflected in the Hull & Newcastle prices for Swansea last season, as we know these clubs signed such reciprocal agreements.

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Fans Consultative Committee Meeting Minutes Feb 2014

The next meeting of the LCFC Fans Consultative Committee takes place on Thursday July 3rd with Alan Digby representing the Foxes Trust.

Trust members are invited to contact Alan, alan.digby@foxestrust.com if they feel there is any issue we should be requesting as an agenda topic for discussion

The last meeting was held at the end of February, with topics requested by FCC members discussed including home match day parking, park and ride schemes, match day ticket pricing, away ticket allocations, away game facilities information, season tickets 2014/15, smoking areas, cup ticket schemes, website improvements, concourse operations particularly coping with larger attendances, food choice, Union FS singing section and safe standing.

You can read the minutes of the meeting by clicking this link, you need Adobe Reader to view FCC Minutes 26 Feb 2014

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