Steve Smith Quiz Night & Disco 2007

For those of you who don’t know Steve, he was one of the founder board members of the Foxes Trust. In December 2005 he suffered a massive stroke which left him unable to walk, use his right arm or speak. He was 37, married, and has three young sons. 

Since his stroke, Steve has been having physio and speech therapy several times each week. He is now able to walk and has a limited vocabulary, which is an amazing achievement in just over a year.However, he has just been told that his NHS physio is to stop and so this will now need to be privately funded in order for him to continue to improve. This will cost approximately £5000 each year. 

To help contribute towards this expense, a Quiz Night and Disco is being held on Friday 25th May 2007 at The 1884 Sports Bar which is at the Walkers Stadium, from 8pm until 1am.

Teams participating in the quiz must contain a maximum of 6 members. Tickets for the event are £10 each and every penny will go directly to Steve’s fund.

You can purchase tickets from the Foxes Trust office located at the ground, directions can be found here: http://foxestrust.co.uk/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=207&Itemid=42 

Tickets will only be available prior to the Derby game (6th April) 1.15 – 2.15pm and the Norwich game (14th April) 1.30- 2.30pm…..

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Ticket Price Survey Underway

Members of the Trust were outside the stadium before the game against QPR canvassing the views of fans on issues such as Season Ticket renewals, the number of discounted match tickets on offer this season & match ticket prices generally. 

Our volunteers spoke with over 100 fans & on behalf of the Trust I would like to thank both those who gave us their views & the volunteers who gave up their spare time to help conduct the survey.  

Ideally we would have like to have surveyed more fans prior to the game, however we were keen to discuss the answers given by fans rather than simply ask “Yes, No or Don’t Know” market research style questions. So apologies if we didn’t get to speak with you on the day. 

The next stage of our survey is to email the questionnaire to our members & then later this week to post the questionnaire on this website for non-members to email their views to us. 

All the replies will then be collated, published on this site & passed onto the club.

Bye bye Dennis, nice knowing you.

City 1 – 1 Leeds United 

City recovered some dignity if not form with a 1-1 draw against Dennis Wise’s relegation doomed Leeds United side on Tuesday night. 

Wise received his usual warm welcome from the City fans and was even polite enough to live up to his reputation by initiating a fracas in front of the bench at the end of the first half. On this evidence he will be collecting his P45 from Uncle Ken or else providing the likes of Doncaster and Port Vale with the pleasure of his company next season. 

The first fifteen minutes was a fair reflection of the rest of the game as neither side settled into any kind of rhythm and the ball spent far more time in the air than on the ground. With no apparent urgency from the City players there was nothing to breed any confidence that a poor Leeds side would be dispatched with ease. The exception was the energetic Hume who ran his socks off up front without ever really threatening the United goal. He was brought down on 19 minutes but the absence of any organisation from the resulting free kick was typical of the opening spell. 

Leeds offered little and looked to be a side bereft of confidence befitting their position in the bottom three. On 33 minutes they earned a corner which on another day could easily have been turned in, on this occasion being put across the goal with no-one able to get a touch. Richardson had a chance 5 minutes later with a free kick but put the ball straight into Paul Henderson’s arms. 

The remainder of the first half provided little in the way of incident until Henderson came out of his area to clear a high ball being pursued by Jemal Johnson. The City keeper leapt well to win the ball with his head and, in the eyes of the referee at least, foul the onrushing Leeds man who failed to jump for the challenge. It was a gruesome and unfortunate injury but a questionable foul and certainly not a booking, something which Mr Laws seemed unable to comprehend as he awarded a free kick to Leeds on the edge of the box and showed Henderson the yellow card…

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Ticket Price Survey – Chance To Give Your Views

Foxes Trust members will be asking fans attending the QPR match this Saturday for their views on Season Ticket & Match Ticket Prices.  

During the Football Forum on Radio Leicester this week Mr Mandaric indicated discounted Season Tickets will not be on offer for existing Season Ticket holders as the club no longer requires on the cash injection early Season Ticket sales generates.

The Trust is eager to canvass the views of existing Season Ticket holders to establish if the removal of discounts will severely affect the sales of Season Tickets for next season. 

Season Ticket holders will also be asked for their views on various match ticket incentives the club has introduced this season & ask if these have devalued having a Season Ticket. 

In addition will also be canvassing the views of non Season Ticket holders on individual match ticket prices as these have often been cited by fans as being a major reason why they can no longer afford to attend every home game. 

Trust members will be emailed the survey early next week & the survey will also be published on this site a couple of days later so non members can give their views……

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“Oh we do like to be beside the seaside…”

Southend 2 City 2 

Southend, home to the world’s longest pier, is West Ham country and the latest Hammers joke is apt: why does Curbishley tell his players to use their mobile ‘phones in the car?  It’s the only way they’ll get three points!!! 

There was an odd combination of pre and half time entertainment at Roots Hall (in Estate Agent language, ‘a quaint football ground’): a lady live singer, Chesney Hawkes from yesteryear, a man trying to kick four footballs into a box to win a car and the Essex Bluebell girls.  We were also speculating about the identity of the Southend Mascot – was he a secret Ku Klux Klan member, or an upturned cigarette butt?  No, a shrimp! 

The match started in sun, it rained and finished cloudy, this summed up City’s performance on the day.  A rearranged back four with Maybury on the left struggled all match to contain Southend down the flanks; the ball was given away too often in midfield against a very hard working home side – but there were incisive Leicester attacks, particularly in the first half that saw Horsfield twice and Hume, through 1:1 on the keeper, fail to add to Leicester’s early goal. 

The game began with a wonderful triple save from Henderson to keep out Eastwood at point blank range, then a sweeping City move saw Hume, unmarked, head a driven Porter cross from the left across goal and in at the far post (9 minutes).  Horsfield was booked for diving when it looked like he stumbled and Southend, driven on by Mayer and Gower especially, competed well and finished the half strongly….

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