The campaign is important and of course shouldn’t have been needed if the World had stood up and respected the value of the black communities and as we know our previous and current heroes have seen the eye of the evil as they have been abused during their careers.
In honor of those black players that have and are at the moment representing Leicester City we have decided to pick our 11, and what a team it would have been. A great and fantastic group of players.
From the excentric Pegguy Arphexad in goal, the perfect captain and leader in Wes Morgan, Chris Powell, an elegant left back alternative, and powerfull players up front, Emile Heskey and Julian Joachim leading the line. Sadly we never did see the two playing alongside each other, not far of in age, but both players were young big money transfer objects, moving on to Liverpool and Aston Villa. Did you know that Julian was the one scoring Leicester City’s first ever Premier League goal.
In contest of those two positions you have a number to chose from. Last evenings goalscorer Kelechi Iheanacho, and the first ever Filbert Way goalscorer Brian Deane, not to forget the last goalscorer at Filbert Street, Matt Piper.
Going far back, 45 years or so, you had a number of great players that represented Leicester City with pride and dignity. Larry May is said to be the first black to play in a Leicester City first team, and the 2nd must have been Derek Dawkins, a proper left back who moved on to the lower league after finding it difficult to push Dennis Rofe out of the first eleven. Winston White was also a player that made an early debut back in the 70’s and alongside him came Neville Hamilton, those were the pioneers, those who plowed the way for black players to get their chance at Leicester City.
As we have picked four players for our team, we will also include Larry May, who was the first of our black heroes to reach 100 appearances for Leicester City. To add up the defense alongside May and Powell, names such as Ricardo Pereira, Bruno N’Gotty, Bob Hazell and Frank Sinclair comes to mind, and of course Wes Morgan, the captain of captains at Leicester City, a certainty in the team.
Morgan and Pereira makes the team and what a defence it would have been. Ricardo Pereira, Chris Powell, Wes Morgan and Larry May. Massive players with such great careers in football, only Larry not getting a chance at full international level. Sorry for Frank Sinclair as he represented Leicester City as well as anyone.
In midfield we have a number of great choices with N’Golo Kantè a certain maestro. Alongside him we will have Wilfred Ndidi and Yourie Tielemans, what a midfield. For the wide postion we have Laurie Cunningham, Matt Piper, Jeffrey Schlupp, Tony Sealy and Jordan Stewart and Demarai Gray must also be considered.
Finally settling my team of great blacks, Laurie Cunningham is my final choice. This team is really an exciting group of current and former heroes and in respect of those, we are proud to represent our perfect pick, and to lead them, Chris Powell would be the ideal man, as he is a black to have been in charge of Leicester City, in a caretaker position, between the sacking of Paulo Sousa and the appointment of Sven Goran Eriksson.
- Pegguy Arpexhad
- Ricardo Pereira
- Chris Powell
- Wes Morgan
- Larry May
- N’Golo Kantè
- Wilfred Ndidi
- Yourie Tielemans
- Laurie Cunningham
- Emile Heskey
- Julian Joachim
- Kelechi Iheanacho
- Dion Dublin
- Frank Sinclair
- Brian Deane
- Demarai Gray
- Matt Piper
- Karl Ikeme (GK)