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Leicester City: Managing expectations

Now to most people,

This could, during some of the most exciting times in the clubs’ history, look far too negative but please do bare with me. (more…)

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I’m sorry Claudio Ranieri

I am quite happy to admit when I am wrong.

And there is a certain Italian in the Leicestershire area that I feel I must apologise to. (more…)

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“Don’t worry son. It’s never boring being a Leicester City fan”

My Dad used to say, “it’s never boring being a Leicester fan” – and to him, that was perhaps true.

But for me, who spent his teenage years watching Craig Levein, Nigel Worthington and Gary Megson, life as a City supporter contradicted my Old Man’s words. (more…)

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Leicester City – The legacy of Esteban Cambiasso

‘Legend’ is a word that has become used far too frequently.

A mate who purchases a can of fizzy pop without you putting your hand in your pocket is seen as a ‘legend’. (more…)

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Leicester City look for big name

Leicester City’s sacking of Nigel Pearson has given the club an opportunity to project itself to the next level.

After a year of consolidation, the Foxes are ready to catapult themselves from strugglers to top half challengers and only an experienced manager can bring that. (more…)

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Thank you, Nigel Pearson

Nigel Pearson was once attacked by a pack of wild dogs whilst on a hiking trip in the Carpathian mountains.

Knowing he was in trouble, Pearson backed against a tree and waved his walking poles in vain to deter the vultures. (more…)

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England vs Uruguay – It’s the hope that kills you

England face Uruguay in a must-win clash in Sao Paulo.

With defeat almost certainly sending the Three Lions home at the earliest possible stage. (more…)

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The future’s bright, the future’s foreign

The standard of English football has dropped severely in the last twenty years,

and this once-great footballing nation has no chance of breaking their 47-year-wait for a trophy anytime soon. (more…)

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Leighton Baines, your time is now

England go into their crucial World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and possibly Poland without first-choice left-back Ashley Cole.

As the country implodes and people begin to rip up their tickets to South America, I’d like to remind you that there’s a little scouser waiting for his big opportunity with the national side. Let me introduce the unluckiest full-back in England, Leighton Baines. (more…)

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Southampton: A blueprint for footballing success

There’s only a few days left of the transfer window.

But whilst all other managers are running around trying to get deals done, Mauricio Pochettino is sitting at home with his feet-up, safe in the knowledge that his squad is ready for the coming campaign. (more…)

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Sorry, Mr Blatter, Qatar isn’t ready!

In December 2010, Sepp Blatter and his colleagues awarded the 2022 World Cup to, err, Qatar.

This decision was viewed suspiciously from the out-set, and with good reason. (more…)

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English players don’t travel

It is well known, and widely accepted, that England’s brightest young prospects are quickly snapped up from their local parks and placed straight into top academies.

Here, they are nurtured and moulded until they are ready for first team football. But why don’t we see any foreign scouts at our local Sunday league matches to rival any interest from English clubs? (more…)

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East, East, East Midlands!

The return of Premier League football to the East Midlands is imminent.

Top flight football has plotted its route around the East Midlands over the past few years, with the region not having a representative since 2008, but we’ll keep that particular season quiet, eh Derby? (more…)

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Coventry City: The demise

On Monday 8th July, 2013

The Football League ‘reluctantly approved’ an application which allows Coventry City to play their ‘home’ games at Sixfields Stadium, home of Northampton Town, ‘for an initial period of three seasons’. (more…)

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