Foxes A to Z, Muzzy Izzet, World Cup bronze medalist and Leicester legend

Unblooded by Chelsea, and utterly unknown elsewhere at the time Martin O’Neill made him a deadline day loanee, midfielder Muzzy Izzet took next to no time to make his mark as City’s promotion drive took off sleeply following the nadir of his debut day defeat (the infamous occasion when MON was almost prematurely booed out…

Foxes A to Z, Len Glover, The best never capped winger in England

A series of injuries marred both the beginning and the end of Lenny’s City career, but in the interim seasons his left-wing skills and pace bemused many an opposing full-back, and it was a genuine tribute to both his ability and personality that he became such a firm favorite of the usually highly critical popular…

Foxes A to Z, Peter Rodrigues, FA Cup finals, win and defeat, Man City & Man Utd

At his peak the undisputed master of the sliding tackle, Peter already an established Welsh international right-back, with additional experience in Cardiff’s initial Cup Winners’ forays, wehn he became a New Year’s Eve signing for City at the new record fee of £42 500. Thereafter his pace, overlapping inclinations and that trademark method of dispossession…

Foxes A to Z, Gordon Banks, World Cup winner and the greatest save ever

First noticed in Chesterfield’s unexpected progress to the FA Youth Cup final in 1956, the goalkeeping genious inevitably dubbed ‘Banks of England’ was only a decade later, a national hero for his significant role in his country’s World Cup win. Still a rew youngster when Matt Gillies signed him for £7,000 after only 23 League…

Foxes A to Z, Frank Worthington, flamboyant, excellent, brilliant

Born in Halifax and one of three brothers to all play professional. Frank Worthington started his career at Huddersfield Town and was during the late 60’s and early 70’s a player that rise to the top scoring goals and also being capped at England U.23 level. He even made the full squad as a Terrier,…

Foxes A to Z, Colin Appleton, Captaining Leicester City in EFL and FA Cup finals

The football book entitled The Mavericks and doveted to personaltiy players of the 70s, aptly features on its cover the famous photo of Alan and Sheffield United’s Tony Currie taking time out from match action for a jokey kiss. For many observers this remains the soccer-image antithesis of the well known shot from a later […]

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…