Foxes A to Z, Bobby Roberts, transfer record breaker with a grand utility capacity

City’s record signing at the time, Bobby Roberts cost £41.000 as Matt Gillies outbid Ipswich Town for his services. Primarily an attacking linkman, with one appearance for each Scotland U.23 and the Scottish League to his credit, he struggled initially to justify high expectations at Filbert Street, espaically as City employed him successively at left-half,…

Foxes A to Z, Frank McLintock, a special Scottish adventure in English football

Brought down from Gorbals and nurtured at Filbert Street as a probing wing-half, Frank possessed the rare combination of toughness and elegance and soon became a key element in City’s then revelutionary midfield strategies of the early 60’s. Wether switching wing-half and inside forward roles mid-match with Graham Cross or creating crossfield magic with Davie…

Foxes A to Z, Jamie Vardy, the fairy story boy, Leicester City for always and ever

Jettisoned early from Sheffield Wednesday’s youth ranks, Jamie built a dramatic goalscoring career at successively higher levels of the non-league game, despite maintaining a distinctly “laddish” off-field reputation that at one stage saw him playing for Stocksbridge with a fitted tag and “curfew” restrictions. He became the 27-goal top scorer as Halifax took the Northern…