Category Archives: Commentary

The search for middle ground – a Leicester City season preview

In a footballing world of absolutes, the ambiguities of Leicester City do not sit neatly. The Foxes begin the campaign with fans divided over the strength of the squad, management, tactics, the new shirt and just about everything else. Soon … Continue reading

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Why Financial Fair Play means Nigel Pearson needs to sell

It’s been a slow start to the summer for Leicester City. This time last year all six of the Foxes pre-season friendlies had been announced, and City fans knew three new players (Matty James, Ritchie De Laet and Jamie Vardy) … Continue reading

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The 10 numbers that made Leicester City’s 2012/13

In a season that contained so many twists and turns, so many moments of elation and heartbreak, so much joy and frustration, it’s tough to sum it all up in 10 numbers. But here’s an attempt, your own key numbers … Continue reading

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The race for the playoffs: a guide

The race for the playoffs is going down to the wire. Here’s a handy guide to the teams who still have a realistic shot of making it. 4th) Brighton & Hove Albion Points: 69 Goal Difference: +23 Remaining Fixtures: Leeds … Continue reading

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What the stadium deal means for Leicester City’s finances

Leicester City’s owners, the Srivaddhanaprabha family, have completed the purchase of King Power Stadium. The deal means K Power Holdings Co Ltd has taken full control of the stadium from Teachers, an American pension fund manager. The deal has a … Continue reading

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Should the Football League rethink its TV policy?

The news that a ninth Leicester City league game of the season has been picked by Sky Sports for live television coverage has sparked a lot of anger amongst fans. To get a sense of the response this evening’s Football … Continue reading

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A Half-Term Report

When tasked with writing a season preview for the Guardian each Championship blogger was asked what the fans wanted – and what they’d actually get. Promotion was the aim, I wrote, but that we’d see “Matches to die for, followed … Continue reading

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Who is Liu Shilai? A guide to Leicester City’s new Director

Liu Shilai has been appointed as a Director at Leicester City. Documents released on Companies House tell us little other than Liu Shilai is Chinese, 40 and that the appointment was made on 26th October, the day before City met … Continue reading

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Ownership timeline – 2010-2012

Leicester City are now owned by King Power International. This a brief timeline of how that happened. 12th August 2010 UK Football Investments LLC (read: Milan Mandaric) sells 100% share holding in Leicester City to Asia Football Investments (AFI). The club’s … Continue reading

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Leicester City 2-4 Burton Albion: Nigel Pearson’s future hangs in the balance

A humiliation. This was Leicester’s worst League Cup result in nearly 20 years and their first League Cup defeat to a fourth tier side in 30. What was supposed to be a morale boosting cruise to the Third Round turned … Continue reading

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