Next Opponents- Sheffield United

Manager: Bryan Robson   

Founded: 1889  

Ground: Bramall Lane, Full Address: Cherry Street, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU. Capacity: 33,000. Highest gate 68,287, v Leeds, FA Cup 5th rd, 15 Feb 1936  

Sheffield United Squad List:

Goalkeepers: 1 Paddy Kenny, 13 Ian Bennett, 25 Paul William Gerrard  

Defenders: 16 Matthew Shaun Kilgallon, 2 Leigh Bromby, 20 Chris Armstrong, 22 Chris Lucketti, 25 Ben Starosta, 26 Derek Geary, 3 Gary Andrew Naysmith, 31 Evan Horwood, 39 Mamadou Seck, 5 Chris Morgan  

Midfielders:11 Lee Hendrie 12 Alan Quinn 14 David Carney 17 Nick Montgomery 18 Michael Tonge 19 Keith Gillespie 22 Ahmed Fathi 23 Nick Travis 24 Ian Ross 29 Stephen Quinn 30 Li Tie 31 Nicholas Law  

Strikers:10 Danny Webber 21 Dean Oliver 22 Jordan Robertson 24 Billy Sharp 29 Geoff Horsfield 6 James Beattie 7 Luton Shelton 8 Jonathan Stead 9 Rob Hulse  

If you spot any factual inaccuracies in the above feel free to let me know via  – thanks

View from the Opposition – Scunthorpe

In the first of a new series of articles, the Foxes Trust website aims to give you the views from a fan of our next opponents

A bit about you:

Name:  Eleanor Imre

Current home town:  Scunthorpe,    Birthplace:  Scunthorpe

How long have you supported your team?  22 years

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground:  The people I sit with, the ground has never gained the atmosphere that the Old Showground had

Favourite match played by your team & why:  Wembley 99 gaining promotion 

Favourite player of all time who played for your club:  Paul Longden



About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why:  Matt Sparrow always gives his all for the team  

Player in your squad we should most fear and why:  Martin Patterson, pace & determination not to give up..


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Visiting Scunthorpe?



By car: From all Routes, M180: The ground has got be one of the easiest to find in the Football League. It is situated on the outskirts of Scunthorpe, very close to the motorway. Leave the M180 at Junction 3 and take the M181 for Scunthorpe. At the end of this motorway, you will see the ground on your right.

Turn right at the first roundabout onto the A18 and right again into the large car park at the ground. James Broadbent adds; 'the ground is very easy to find on the edge of town. Scunthorpe is generally a friendly place to visit, where you can have decent banter and a good day out. To help boost the atmosphere the club allow drums and musical instruments to be brought into the ground'

From railway station: Scunthorpe: The station is over two miles away from the stadium. Therefore a taxi is probably the easiest way to get to the ground.

Car parking: Car parking at the ground is available for 600 cars, priced at a very reasonable £2 but it does get full quickly. Limited street parking available. Eleanor Imrie of the Supporters Club says you can park at the Tesco across the road, but you need to be careful as they can get nasty or you could park up Gunness straight and walk to the ground.

Places to Eat and Drink: The ground is surround by the usual fast food places, McDonalds, Frankie & Benny's, Kentucky, Pizza Hut and there is a pub called The Farmhouse that welcomes away fans but may not allow colours, there never seems to be any trouble and serves good food…….

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Foxes Trust welcomes Steve Smith back to the Board.

Foxes Trust welcomes Steve Smith back to the Board.

Most of you will recall that in December 2005 Steve Smith (37 at the time), one of the founding members of the Foxes Trust, suffered a major stroke resulting in the father of three being left unable to walk, speak or use his right arm.   

In the last year and a half Steve has been making steady progress in his physiotherapy and speech therapy so much so that despite still having several hurdles to cross he felt ready and willing to come back onto the Board of Foxes Trust and therefore was duly co-opted back on to the Board at our meeting on 7th August 2007.  

You will perhaps also recall from the Leicester Mercury article that on the same day (unbeknown to any of the board) Milan (who was in attendance to conduct his first formal meeting with the board) presented Steve with a match shirt from all at Leicester City as shown in the picture below.


Next Opponents…..Scunthorpe

Following suggestions received from members who are pleased with our away travel guides, we are now introducing a look at our next opposition as a build up to each game, this series kicks off with Scunthorpe

Founded 1899 – Ground Glanford Park, Capacity 9,183, Highest gate 8,775 v Rotherham, Division 4, May 1 1989, Full Address Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 8TD  

Honours:- Leagues – League Division 2 best season: 4th, 1961-62, League Two – Runners-up 2004-05, Division 3 (N) – Champions 1957-58. Promoted from Division 3 1998-99 (play-offs).

Cups – FA Cup Best season: 5th rd, 1958, 1970, League Cup Never past 3rd rd. 

Scunthorpe United Squad List

Manager – Nigel Adkins   

Goalkeepers: – 1 Joe Murphy, 22 Josh Lillis  

Defenders – 18 Andy Butler, 29 Joe Wilcox, 3 Marcus Williams, 4 Andy Crosby, 5 Izzy Iriekpen, 6 Cliff Byrne  

Midfielders: – 11 Ian Baraclough, 15 Cleveland Taylor, 16 Jack Cork (On loan) 23 Kevan Hurst, 7 Matthew Sparrow, 8 Jim Goodwin, 27 Ian Morris

Strikers: – 10 Martin Paterson, 14 Daniel McBreen, 17 Ben May (On loan), 19 Jonathan Forte, 25 Peter Winn, 9 Paul Hayes  

On Loan: – Dave Mulligan (to Grimsby).

Our travel advice to Glandford Park will appear in a couple of days