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…

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…

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…

Foxes A to Z, Mike Stringfellow, 14 seasons with Leicester City

To attempt to characterise Mike’s fourteen season with Leicester City is to risk an unfortunately not overly glib analogy with the footballing cliche “it’s a game of two halves”. For seven years after his £ 25 000 move from Mansfield Town the tanky outside-left was one of the most feared attackers in the country, forming…