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Leicester City v Manchester City: Roberto Mancini full of praise for ‘brother … – Telegraph.co.uk

Friday, January 7th, 2011

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Newport confirm Akinbiyi signing

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Newport County confirm the signing of Leicester City old boy, still the Foxes’ record signing, Ade Akinbiyi.

Owls sign Foxes defender Morrison

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Sheffield Wednesday sign Leicester City centre-half Michael Morrison.

Leicester City in race against time to sign Kyle Naughton – Leicester Mercury

Friday, January 7th, 2011

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City assistant manager Derek Fazackerley said they were hopeful a deal could be struck so the full-back can line up against Manchester City in the FA Cup at
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The year 2011 can be a promotion-winning one for Leicester City. – Leicester Mercury

Friday, January 7th, 2011

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The year 2011 can be a promotion-winning one for Leicester City.
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Sven-Goran Eriksson's City started the new year as they finished the last, with a victory, and they are handily placed in 12th spot in the Championship,
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Sol Bamba is relishing his Leicester City debut on Sunday against Manchester … – Leicester Mercury

Friday, January 7th, 2011
Sol Bamba is relishing his Leicester City debut on Sunday against Manchester
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After Michael Morrison's departure to Sheffield Wednesday, Bamba is likely to start in the centre of defence and the big Ivory Coast international said he

Barwell aim to burst further away

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Runaway leaders Barwell can put more daylight between themselves and their Division One rivals against Leek Town at Kirkby Road tomorrow.

The Canaries are looking for a second successive promotion and are 12 points clear of closest rivals Carlton Town.

Barwell have played more games than their fellow title contenders but manager Jimmy Ginnelly said: “I’ve been in promotion contests before and I would rather have the points in the bag.

“The lads have been terrific and their attitude has been spot-on. It’s a great dressing room to be in at the moment.”

Barwell’s acceleration at the top followed victories last weekend over Loughborough Dynamo (3-0) and Quorn (3-2).

Tomorrow’s opponents, Leek, are in the bottom half of the table, but the Barwell boss warned: “This is a tough division and we’ve had some good scraps against teams near the bottom.”

Rock-bottom Shepshed hosting Sutton Town with Quorn at Rainworth Miners’ Welfare and Loughborough Dynamo travelling to Romulus.

This is the year Sven’s City can win promotion to Premier League

Friday, January 7th, 2011

The year 2011 can be a promotion-winning one for Leicester City.

That is the consensus among the club’s fans’ groups and former players.

Sven-Goran Eriksson’s City started the new year as they finished the last, with a victory, and they are handily placed in 12th spot in the Championship, four points off the play-offs and eight away from the second automatic promotion spot.

With the prospect of Eriksson bringing in quality new recruits during the January transfer window, confidence is high that City can make a long-awaited return to the Premier League.

“Yes, I think we can get promotion this year,” said Cliff Ginnetta, chairman of the official supporters club.

“We can certainly get into the play-offs, and possibly even the automatic spots, because the league is so open this year.

“A lot depends on who we sign this month and I certainly think we need another striker. But I think the rest of the squad is OK and it was interesting that there were eight players from the old regime in the side against Swansea last week.

“It is there for the taking this year because some of the favourites like Cardiff City have not taken the league by storm.”

Lance Tomlyn, of the Independent Supporters Association, said consistency was the key for City.

“Being only four points off of sixth place with half the season left you have to say they have a chance, even with the games in hand working against us. But they will have to be more consistent if that chance is to become a reality,” he said.

“I believe they have a good squad of players and will hopefully add to them over the next month. I think in Eriksson we have a manager who will bring in the right players to enhance our chances.

“We obviously have a big advantage over some of our rivals in that we have financial backing and I believe the experience of last year will help.

“It often takes teams a number of campaigns to achieve their goals and we have one of those under our belts.

“Let’s just hope that now we’ve finally got the away win and the back-to-back victories we’ve been looking for we can get on a winning, or probably more importantly, an undefeated run and begin to push up the table.”

Matt Davis, of the Foxes Trust, believes there are four key factors to success for City.

“At this point last season we only had four more points and made it into the play-offs so anything is possible,” he said.

“The key variables are keeping a balanced, stable squad, avoiding injuries, ensuring we have strength in depth, with good cover in each department, and putting a healthy run together as a good run breeds confidence, especially at

“I can see the green shoots of recovery, but we need to press on and put a good run together and then we can certainly make the play-offs. The realist in me says a top-two finish is a tall ask, but the optimist in me says anything is possible.”

Former City captain Steve Walsh has said he has not seen a better footballing side in the Championship.

“I have always had the belief that they can get promotion this season,” he said. “I am a big fan of the style of football they are playing and Sven is doing a great job.

“A little more resilience and the ability to grind out results away from home and they will be there.

“I haven’t seen a better footballing side in this division and they can beat anyone on their day.”

Walsh’s former team-mate Muzzy Izzet believes January will be a big month in defining City’s destiny this season.

“I think they will sign a few players,” he said. “The club has some good backing now and they are going to have a right good go in January.

“We will see this month what the intent of the owners is. I can see them making some good signings, and I can’t see any reason why they can’t reach the play-offs.”

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