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NHS Leicester City and NHS Leicestershire County and Rutland – Leicester Mercury

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

NHS Leicester City and NHS Leicestershire County and Rutland
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Doctors at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust see more than 1200 stroke patients a year. Health bosses said improving the service for stroke

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Leicester City clinch deal for Everton striker Yakubu – Leicester Mercury

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Telegraph.co.uk

Leicester City clinch deal for Everton striker Yakubu
Leicester Mercury
Leicester City are set to sign Everton striker Yakubu on loan until the end of the season. The 28-year-old was set to undergo a medical today
Everton FC striker Yakubu to leave Goodison for Leicester City loan moveLiverpool Echo
Everton FC eye Dieumerci Mbokani as Yakubu edges towards shock Leicester City moveLiverpool Daily Post
Leicester City closing on Yakubu swoopFansFC.com
BusinessGhana
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Stoke plan bid for Villa’s Davies

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Stoke City are planning to make a bid for Aston Villa defender Curtis Davies, BBC Radio Stoke understands.

LEICESTER CITY reserves were beaten by the only goal when they played Wolves … – Leicester Mercury

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

LEICESTER CITY reserves were beaten by the only goal when they played Wolves
Leicester Mercury
City included new signing Ben Mee at left-back. The 21-year-old defender is on loan from Manchester City until the end of the season.

Sol Bamba, Leicester City, Hibernian, enigma – Leicester Mercury

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Sol Bamba, Leicester City, Hibernian, enigma
Leicester Mercury
Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is believed to have paid Scottish SPL club Hibs £250000 for the former Paris Saint-Germain player. Gary Hart, of Dalkeith and

Inside Football: Sol Bamba is a player for the big occasion, says Jim Leishman

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

The man who brought Sol Bamba to Britain is sure he can continue to make an impact at Leicester City. The 25-year-old Ivory Coast defender scored with his first touch in English football as City drew with Premier League giants Manchester City in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.

And former Dunfermline manager Jim Leishman, who signed Bamba from French club Paris Saint-Germain in 2006, said he was not surprised by the player’s sparkling debut as City held the world’s richest club to a 2-2 draw.

Leishman said: “Sol’s definitely a guy for the big occasion. The first time he played for me was against West Brom and he marked John Hartson out of the game.”


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Sol Bamba is a ‘bargain’ buy and an ‘enigma’

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

New Leicester City sensation Sol Bamba has been described as “an enigma” by supporters of his former club, Hibernian.

The Ivorian defender got his City career off to a dream start when he scored with his first touch in English football after just 45 seconds in the 2-2 FA Cup draw with Manchester City on Saturday

Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is believed to have paid Scottish SPL club Hibs £250,000 for the former Paris Saint-Germain player.

Gary Hart, of Dalkeith and Bonnyrigg supporters group for Hibs, said: “He’s an enigma – he’s either tremendous, or quite poor.

“With Sol it’s all about his concentration – he can sometimes ball-watch and takes chances at the back with the ball and can get caught out.

“He was absolutely our best defender and, judging by his performance against Manchester City, Leicester now have every chance of getting promoted this season.”

Bamba has made 18 appearances for the Ivory Coast, and scored in Eriksson’s first game in charge of the African side, a 2-2 draw with Paraguay eight months ago.

The Swede, however, dropped Bamba from his starting line-up during the 2010 World Cup.

Hart says that if Bamba, who is 26 tomorrow, can cultivate his mental approach City could have snapped up the bargain of the transfer window.

He said: “If he starts believing in himself a bit more, he’ll become an even better player. His main problem is his lack of concentration, but he’s not a fiery player.

“I would say he is potentially the bargain buy of the transfer window at £250,000 and can easily become a great signing.”

Bamba has also demonstrated an impressive ability to ply his trade further up the pitch.

Hart said: “His strongest point is his strength, and he is very comfortable on the ball and adept at blocking shots.

“Central midfield would probably be his best position after showing at Hibs he can play well in a more advanced role.”

Leicester City reserves fall to ‘cheap’ goal

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

LEICESTER CITY reserves were beaten by the only goal when they played Wolves in a friendly yesterday, but manager Chris Powell was pleased with his side’s display.

City included new signing Ben Mee at left-back. The 21-year-old defender is on loan from Manchester City until the end of the season.

There was also a starting spot for striker Martyn Waghorn, who has been unable to establish himself under Sven-Goran Eriksson, who watched yesterday’s game.

Waghorn played in a three-man attack with Leon Crncic and Jeff Schlupp on either side.

All three had chances to ensure that City came away with at least a share of the spoils.

Schlupp shot just past the post during a bright opening spell which also saw the Academy prospect have a chance with a close-range header.

Waghorn had a 25-yard free-kick well saved by Wolves keeper Aaron McCarey, who then denied Schlupp five minutes from the interval.

But it was Wolves who produced the breakthrough after 54 minutes as Sam Winnall found the net with a low shot.

City made a sterling effort to square the match in the closing stages with chances falling to Schlupp and Franck Moussa.

Powell said: “We gave away a cheap goal but we really had a go in the last 10 minutes.

“I liked the players’ attitude and, perhaps, we should have got something out of the contest.”

City: Logan, O’Neill, Parkes, Neilson, Mee, Milnes, Moussa, Norburn, Waghorn, Schlupp, Crncic. Subs: Chamberlain (for Crncic), John (for Norburn).

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