Know Your Wood from your Trees?

As about 5,000 City fans are making the journey on Tuesday, there will be some who haven’t visited the City Ground before, so here’s our guide with the help of Paul Ellis from their supporters club. 

The City Ground is situated south of Nottingham City Centre and the River Trent opposite Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. Visitors are normally accommodated in the Lower Tier of the Bridgford Stand. The capacity is 4,750 but this is usually reduced to about 3,000. The facilities and view of the action are good.  It is advised to keep colours covered around the ground, especially if you support another Midlands team.  

Access to the visitors' turnstiles is through The Brian Clough Stand car park via Scarrington Road off Lady Bay Bridge. It is also possible to follow Colwick Road (and Orston Road), to get to these turnstiles, this can be found halfway along Radcliffe Road next to a pedestrian crossing. Parking prohibitions are in force on match days around the ground. Nottingham City Council operates a paying car park 15-20 minutes walk away on Victoria Embankment. Access is via Clifton Bridge complex to Queens Drive and then Riverside Way. South of the river in West Bridgford it is permitted to park in the side streets; however, it should be noted that this parking is in short supply and is unpopular with residents. There are also a number of places on the opposite side of the Trent, including Notts County's Meadow Lane ground. Some streets may have parking restrictions…..

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Want To Take Part in a TV City Fans Forum?

The Foxes Trust have been contacted by Cameron Hawes, the Sports Editor at MATV, as the TV channel is soon planning to launch a new weekly TV programme for City fans. 

Here is how Cameron describes the show

 “MATV’S Leicester City Fan Forum 

Want the opportunity to have your say on Leicester City Football Club, well now’s your chance! 

MATV needs loyal and dedicated Foxes fans to participate in a new weekly chat show which will be broadcast to the local public via MATV’S local Channel 6 and Virgin Media Channel 823. 

Fans will get the chance to come into the studio and have their say on the clubs recent form and results, manager’s decisions, transfers etc.” 

The Foxes Trust is keen to support this show as a new way of getting City fans views heard and also with the aim of attracting viewers to support our club and start coming to matches, as fans get their commitment to our club across to a new audience. 

In the first instance, fans who are interested in taking part in the show….

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LCFC Manager – Latest Chapter

It was only in the middle of May that the Foxes Trust examined the managerial records of those names being suggested in the media as potential candidates to take on the challenge of managing LCFC under the demanding leadership of Milan Mandaric. 

So we are now in the same position, not much football has been played since, so here is how the managerial records looked in May http://foxestrust.co.uk/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=293&Itemid=2 

Following publishing these statistics, we asked members for their viewpoints on potential candidates and here is what some of them said later in May http://foxestrust.co.uk/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=294&Itemid=2 

At that time we asked members to name one manager they really wanted and one that they certainly didn’t want. When all the responses were analysed, the clearest message was given in that over half of the replies stated that they least wanted Neil Warnock. This was then clearly expressed to the club and Milan Mandaric subsequently commented that he had considered Mr Warnock but was made aware of the strength of feeling that City fans had against his appointment and ruled him out. 

On Thursday 30th August, the Foxes Trust fed back to the club it’s members initial reaction to the departure of Martin Allen and on the basis of those recent members views above regarding Neil Warnock, confirmed by the number of callers on a Radio Leicester phone in on Wednesday night this week who expressed similar concerns, the Foxes Trust made it clear to the club that, several months on, most fans would not back appointing Mr Warnock and therefore would strongly advise against it. The club acknowledged this continued strength of feeling.

Foxes Trust Statement

Foxes Trust Statement

The Foxes Trust Board has chosen to ignore the untimely announcement of today and focus on the devastating event at the City Ground last night which has sent shockwaves throughout the club and all connected with it. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Clive Clarke's family at this time.  

We all wish Clive a speedy recovery

Visiting Plymouth ?

Plymouth Argyle FC – Home Park 

Directions

From the North:
Travel on the A38 Devon Expressway until the junction with the A386, signposted Home Park, City Centre, Ferry Port, and Tavistock. At the roundabout as you come off the A38 take the second exit A386, signposted Plymouth Argyle Home Park, Ferry Port. Stay on this road for approximately a mile; the stadium is on your left.

From Cornwall:
Head towards Plymouth on the A38 and across the Tamar Bridge at Saltash. Stay on the A38 until the junction mentioned above but take the fifth exit off the roundabout. 

Parking

There is parking outside the ground for home and away supporters as well as a park and ride service from The George, Derriford. 

By Train

Plymouth railway station is about one and a half miles away, so either grab a cab or embark on the 20-30 minute walk. As you come out of the station turn right and down the hill and under the railway bridge. Just keep walking straight along this road and you will soon see the floodlights of the ground in the distance.  Time approx 5 hours return fare £92-50 please check with National Rail or www.thetrainline.com ……

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