Hard Won Point By Tired City

QPR 1 V Leicester City 1 

This game at Loftus Road in Shepherds Bush has been full of incident and last minute goals in recent seasons, so Foxes supporters anxiously wondered what fate had in store for us as 3pm neared. With a patched up squad and McCarthy & Fryatt appearing on the subs bench (even though they had only trained for 1 day in 3 weeks), it appeared as if Rob Kelly was struggling to put out 16 fit players. No doubt Eddie Blount would have been pleased to see there was no room for Josh Low on Saturday!  

After a swift incursion into opposition territory by Tiatto, the ball was transferred to Cook on Rangers left wing. Cook proceeded to waltz past Kenton with ease and put a superb cross into the near post. Blackstock (later to be nicknamed "Laughing stock" for his inept display) got to the ball first and saw his flick just shave the angle of bar and post. Cue music, Rangers obviously thought they had scored!!  

City weathered a brief flurry of attacks with Cook posing a major threat. Neither Kenton nor Stearman getting close enough to him to either intercept the ball on its way to him nor harry him before bringing it under control. Consequently Cook ran our right hand side ragged throughout the 90 minutes, very often leaving two City players trailing in his wake. Josh Low were you watching?  

It needed Kisnorbo, McAuley and Johansson to be at their best against the tall Nygaard and Blackstock as a constant supply of crosses were pumped into the heart of our defence. Logan had a few anxious moments as corners were gained by Rangers and Rowlands impeded him every time without the referee, Mr Stroud, taking any cognisance.  

After 10 minutes we had weathered the storm and started to put together some neat attacking moves of our own. Wesolowski and Tiatto were winning the midfield battle and Welsh was making his presence increasingly felt on City's left. Hume and Hammond were posing a threat on the ground, twisting and turning the Rangers tall, clumsy central defenders, Stewart and Kanyuka inside out at times….

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New Investment Opportunity

The Foxes Trust welcomes the news that the LCFC board now has a variety of new investment opportunities to consider. 

Trust board members Ian Bason and Matt Davis have been interviewed by the local media today about the current situation. Key points made to the media include:

“It has to be good news that the club has several options to consider rather than a single take it or leave it offer.”

 “It also gives a clear message to a wider football audience the importance of our club and how an attractive investment our club is” 

“We will continue to push for a seat on the board whoever runs the club, even if a potential buyer wants to own all the shares, it is more vital than ever if it is ran by a non- Leicester City fan who won’t appreciate the heritage of our club” 

“We will seek to meet with any major investor at the earliest opportunity to obtain a full understanding of their plans” 

The Foxes Trust anticipates that the LCFC board will examine the options open to them and recommend a way forward to shareholders. 

The Trust Board will carry out regular dialogue with the club throughout the process and update members with more information at the earliest opportunity. 

The Trust intends to utilise our website for sharing information with fans on the latest position, so keep visiting.

Football In The Community Q&A with Craig White

Today we begin a series of articles looking at the work of Football In The Community (FITC) at our club as Trust Board Member Matt Davis interviews Craig White. The series begins with a look at Craig’s background and an overview of FITC’s role. 

PERSONAL DETAILS:

Name: Craig White   Job Title: Football in the Community Manager    Age:  32 

Educational Background –Waterleys County Primary School (Wigston), Gartree High School (Oadby) & Guthlaxton College (Wigston) – a local lad! 

Sporting Background – Playing local football at Oadby Town etc 

How did you become involved in football in the community and when? – I’ve been here 13 years now, originally under the leadership of Neville Hamilton.  I’d taken my coaching badges and I saw an advert to help with coaching.  I applied and was hired on a casual basis, then subsequently full time.  My job title was assistant officer, but eventually, when Neville Hamilton moved on, I got the Manager post.

OVERVIEW OF FOOTBALL IN THE COMMUNITY: 

What are the aims and objectives of football in the community and what are the different strands to it (including how this links to the community)?  –  Firstly, let me give you a bit of history. Football in the Community Projects are successfully operated at 92 professional football clubs.  Football in the community projects were first established in the mid 1980’s, with Leicester City’s being set up in 1989……..

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BATTLING CITY PAY PENALTY FOR ERRORS

Carling Cup – City 2 Villa 3 

This should have been no contest. After all they had a virtually full-strength team, unbeaten in the Premiership this season and the Mighty Martin; we fielded a patched-up, injury – ravaged mid-table Championship side with as many regulars missing as playing. Yet we had a stirring game which went right to the wire with very little to choose between the sides and a crowd of over 27 000 certainly got their moneys-worth. 

This was heralded as the night when the City faithful would pay tribute to arguably the best manager we have ever had but Martin was in no hurry to emerge from the tunnel and there was barely time for a decent round of applause before the game kicked off. 

City dominated the first five minutes and then went a goal down in Villa's first attack. Agbonlahor got free in acres of space down the right by timing his run to perfection. The City defence, having been turned, was in disarray and Agbonlahor's low cross was tapped in by Angel as if on the training ground.  

The City of not so long back would have buckled at this point but Kelly's men  – and boys – rolled up their sleeves and gave as good as they got. We saw Welsh running at defenders and tackling aggressively and even Sylla, with some urging from the crowd, got stuck in. It was no more than we deserved when a shot from a left-wing corner was blocked but fell to Stearman who dispatched it past Taylor (he who was on loan here not long ago) with ease…..

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Hume Nets Winner

LEEDS UNITED 1 V LEICESTER CITY 2 

I came to the game with some optimism after the great game against Southampton. It was good to see Kisnorbo coming back into defence replacing the injured McCarthy but our attack of Hume and Hammond seemed a bit frail against a strong back four of Leeds- how wrong that turned out to be! 

Leeds started off at great pace and we were on the back foot for the first ten minutes, with Cresswell going close, and we did not appear to have an outlet in attack to relieve the pressure. Balls continued to go over Hume’s head and he did not have the chance to make use of his pace and skill. 

City gradually weathered the storm and Hammond shot over on the turn. There were some tough tackles and Tiatto got his obligatory yellow card in the 14th minute and you wondered whether we would make it through the match with 11 men.  

After another Hammond shot went close Williams received an ankle injury in a tackle and had to go off- a great pity because he was starting to control play from midfield. Rob Kelly brought on Andy Welch on the left and put Tiatto into midfield- a master stroke which proved dividends when Tiatto moved onto a move in midfield and hit a belter into the top left corner in the 29th minute. 1-0 to the City and well deserved……

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