Foxes A to Z, Rodney Fern, 1969 FA Cup finalist and foxes cult hero

A popular utility forward who mixed flashes of creative inspiration with moment of almost undearing clumsiness. Rodney, was given his frist team brack by coach Bert Johnson while Matt Gillies was on sick leave, and played out his first season in an unlikely looking but effective striking partnership with Frank Large. It was Rodney’s 44th…

Foxes A to Z, Steve Whitworth, England international with Charity Shield special

An immaculately cool and perceptive right-back, perfectly suited in his adventurious adaptability to a game in which tactical developments meant he was only rarely in direct oppostion to an orthodox winger, Steve won his team spurs as an early season stand-in for Peter Rodrigues in Frank O’Farrel’s promotion bound side, and missed only three games…

In Both Camps, Southampton, Dean, Frank, Two Peter’s and The Dennis’s

Leicester City are up against Southampton in their next fixture, and the last player to have played for both clubs and signed between the two is midfielder Dean Hammond. Hammond joined Leicester from Southampton in 2013, signed for an undisclosed fee. The now 35 year old, has since playing for Leicester, just had a short…

Papy Mendy, a real Jack in the Box, where did that come from

To see Nampalys “Papy” Mendy in the line-up against Wolves was a real surprise and he turned up like a real Jack in the Box. And how he turned up, being to our knowledge the best player on the field. “Papy” had not been part of an official Leicester City team since January 2017. He…

Foxes A to Z, Dennis Rofe, big money move from Leyton Orient

Dennis Rofe was lined up to rejoin his former manager Jimmy Bloomfield at Leicester on the very day David Nish left. Dennis cost about half the £250 000 fee City received. Comparisons between the left-backs, if invidious, were inevitable, but sound judgement saw that wat City had lost in sheer elegance, they’d gained in cherry…