Tag: Leicester City

Video of the Day: Leicester City vs Manchester United, February 1976

It’s likely to be over this coming weekend. Leicester City are one win from the Premier League trophy, and it still feels as though quite a few people believe that we are living in a dream at the moment. And that win might come at Old Trafford, from a trip to play Manchester United, so this morning we’re spinning back to the 1970s for an episode of Granada TV’s The Kick Off Match. Leicester City entertain Manchester United on this FA Cup Fifth Round weekend – these matches were actually played on the 14th February 1976, not as per...

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Leicester City Don’t Need To Believe In Fairy Tales

As a species, we humans tend to like our narratives to be simple. We like black and white. Good guys and bad guys. The ultimate triumph of righteousness over evil. Real life, however, seldom seems to be quite so clear-cut. Things that seem bad can turn out to have redeeming qualities. The ostensibly virtuous can have a darker side. And the cognitive dissonance that this causes can be difficult. We are, after all, surrounded by simplistic stories from a very young age. It is, therefore, easy to understand why the ascent of Leicester City to the top of the...

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Video of the Day: Leicester City vs West Ham United, October 1997

Leicester play West Ham United in the Premier League this afternoon, a match that will see the club potentially take another huge step towards this year’s title. For this morning’s match, we’re going back to their topsy-turvy mid-1990s performance and a home match against West Ham from October 1997. Promoted through the play-offs at the end of the 1993/94 season, the club had been relegated straight back from whence they came the following season in second from bottom place in the table. The following season, however, they were back in the play-offs and back into the Premier League again....

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Video of the Day: Leicester City vs Southampton, October 1983

Some will say that they play in just about any conditions, these days, and there can be little doubt that, were the conditions at The King Power Stadium this afternoon anything like they were at Filbert Street on the 21st October 1983, the match between Leicester City and Southampton would not be going ahead. On that day, more than thirty-two years ago, pouring rain lashed down on the East Midlands and players did their best to try and put on some sort of show, but after twenty-one minutes the referee gave up on a saturated pitch and took the...

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Leicester City’s Nerves Begin To Show

After about an hour had been played at The King Power Stadium this evening, the nerves began to set in. Shinji Okazaki had scored a spectacular overhead kick after twenty-five minutes to give Leicester City the lead against Newcastle United, but in the fifteen minutes after the interval it started to feel increasingly as if the half-time words of new manager Rafael Benitez might have begun to filter through to his players. Passes started to go a little astray. The crowd, having at first turned the volume level up a notch in an attempt to give their team a...

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