Tag: Leicester City

Leicester City: The End Of The Fairy Tale

The supporters of Leicester City have had to face up to some harsh realities this season. It turned out that, rather than being the beginning of a bright new dawn for the club, the triumph that took the Premier League trophy to the East Midlands last May was the exception for the club rather than the rule. This season, despite bucking many expectations in their first – and, barring a win that would now surely be as unlikely as qualifying to enter the competition in the first place, surely last – season in the Champions League, the team’s form...

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Leicester City’s Intractable Position

Seldom these days does the FA Cup actually feel like it is offering something of critical importance, but on Tuesday night it certainly felt as though Claudio Ranieri needed Leicester City’s three-one win against Derby County in their FA Cup Fourth Round replay more than most managers need a win in this particular competition at this particular time of year. Make no mistake about it, May 2016 feels like a long time ago. The ribbons on Leicester’s extraordinary Premier League title win are looking tatty to the point of dilapidation already, and off the back of four successive defeats...

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Video of the Day: Leicester City vs Everton, February 1985

There will be something of a party atmosphere at The King Power Stadium on Saturday when Leicester City take to the pitch to play Everton in the Premier League in their first match after having been crowned as champions of the division. This morning, however, we’re going back in time by a little over thirty years to a season when it was an Everton team visiting Leicester that was chasing the league title. How different times were in February 1985. Everton traveled to Filbert Street four points clear at the top of the table, three points clear of Tottenham...

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The Obligatory Leicester City Think-Piece

It has been said that there have been some events in human history so momentous that even those who weren’t born at the time can remember what they were doing when they occurred. Only time will come to tell whether there will, amongst generations to come, be hordes of people born in 2020 who can remember exactly what they were doing on the day that Leicester City won the Premier League in 2016, but it wouldn’t seem unreasonable to suggest that this may well end up being the case. For the last eight or nine months, most of us...

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The Premier League In Review: It’s Leicester City, After All

In the end, what is as stunning as anything else is the way in which they won it. There was no Hollywood-esque script written around this weekend’s fixtures – as the assorted press who turned up in Leicester city centre yesterday on the off-chance that the local team would win at Old Trafford – and, whilst much of the media hung around an extra twenty-four hours waiting for their story, when it came, it came without Leicester City even needing to kick a ball. And if that sounds less than complimentary, it isn’t intended to be. To win anything...

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