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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Clarke incident puts football into perspective

Nottingham Forest a-a Leicester City

(Match Abandoned at half time with Forest leading 1-0) 

The great Bill Shankly once said: "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that." 

After last night Bill, there won’t be anyone connected with Leicester City that would agree with you.  

The recent news of tragedies affecting Walsall, QPR and Sevilla have all been met with extreme sadness across the footballing world but when it happens to your own club like it did to us last night, then it really does hit home how irrelevant football is. 

Leicester fans first realised something was wrong when paramedics rushed down the tunnel following one of our coaching staff. This was to be followed by Martin Allen leading his players on to the pitch for the half time team talk. Many of us correctly assumed this was to allow medical care to be carried out although at the time no one realised the seriousness of it all. 

Delays to the start of the second half of firstly 15 minutes, then another 10 minutes were met by boos from both sets of fans but it was a lack of a reason why which caused these frustrations. Eventually Colin Calderwood and Martin Allen walked on to the pitch with the Forest chief explaining that both clubs had agreed to abandon the game due to “a serious illness to one of the Leicester players”. Allen, visibly shaken, stood and listened to this announcement before both managers headed down the tunnel….. 

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VALUE FOR MONEY AS CITY HIT FOUR

Leicester City 4 (1) v Watford 1 (0) 

The sun shines, more than 100 minutes of football, five goals, eleven bookings, two minor on-pitch melees and  a dodgy penalty in injury time; all in all a bumper return for the 21,000 who used their Bank Holiday Saturday to watch Leicester beat Watford 4-1. 

The second home game of the season saw a few more home debuts: Furlop in goal and Clarke at left back started, Kaebi came on as a sub in the second half. The player-huddle with which City preceded the kick-off to the Blackpool game was not repeated, and Watford – playing in all red – kicked off, with City old-boy Jordan Stewart on their left.   

City began with a kind of 4 – 3 – 1 – 2 formation.  The backs: N’Gotty on the right, Clarke on the left, McAuley and Kisnorbo in the centre.  The midfield: Hume on the right but tucked behind the forwards, Wesolowski and Clemence in the centre and Sheehan on the left.  Campbell and De Vries were up front. 

Furlop’s first action was uninspiring – flapping at a cross from the right wing after 30 seconds.  Indeed the first 14 minutes featured Watford getting far more crosses in from the right than was comfortable for City fans, with Clarke and Sheehan not forming a working partnership very quickly.  Shittu headed wide from close, and Watford looked more comfortable than City, but without creating clear chances. 

Then, after 14 minutes, the ball fell to Hume, 23 yards out in the “inside right” position, he hit a rising right-foot shot which gave Poom no chance at the far post.  1-0 to City, and one of the cleanest strikes we’ll see this season.  The goal was greeted by a new “goal tune” on the tannoys: the sing-along bit from “Chelsea Dagger” by the Fratellis – a good, upbeat choice….

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