Foxes A to Z, Richie Norman, Leicester City left back legend of the 60’s

A steady unflamboyant Geordie left-back, overlooked by his hometown League club despite starring for Ferryhill’s Northern League championship team of 1958, Richie only needed a couple of chances to deputise for Willie Cunningham to develop an unshakeable grip on City’s No.3 shirt. From April 18th 1960 to the end of February 1964 he never missed…

Foxes A to Z, Iain Hume, Scottish Canadian delight, Huuuuume!

Iain Hume arrived at Leicester City on deadline day in 2005, being the most expensive signing by Craig Levein who made the move for a direct replacement of David Connolly. The fee was originally £500.000. Craig Levein did a number of shrewd signings while at Leicester, many of them from lower levels and that was…

Foxes A to Z, Matt Elliott, just simply the perfect fit!

Matt Elliott had lived a relatively anonymous life as a professional footballer when Martin O’Neill decided to pay £1,6million for his services in early 1997. He made the switch from Oxford United, in the 2nd tier at the time. His instant presence in the Leicester City team was just the perfect fit really, as he…

Foxes A to Z, Steve Walsh, Leicester City through and through!

Steve Walsh are among the most legendary players ever to have appeared in blue and white. His presence was colossal and he made impact from the start, playing for the club in three different decades. As far back as 1995 he was the longest serving player at the club and he continued for another five…

Foxes A to Z, Alan Young, £250.000 worth of striking goal power

Scorer of the hat-trick by which Oldham removed City from the FA Cup in 1979, Alan became one of the first players to be transferred under the new freedom of contract regulations and have his transfer fee set by a tribunal. The £250.000 move upset Oldham while still City’s then record fee, but appeared more…

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,…