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Sven-Goran Eriksson hails Leicester City’s Andy King as Captain Fantastic – Leicester Mercury

Monday, February 7th, 2011

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Sven-Goran Eriksson hails Leicester City's Andy King as Captain Fantastic
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King, who is in talks over a new City contract, took his tally for the season to 13 in all competitions, and 12 in the Championship,
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Mark Robins,Leicester City – Leicester Mercury

Monday, February 7th, 2011

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Barnsley boss Mark Robins hailed Leicester City as the best team in the Championship after his side were put to the sword by Sven-Goran
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Andy King,Leicester City – Leicester Mercury

Monday, February 7th, 2011

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Let us start with the million- pound question. In today's mind-blowing transfer market, just how much is Andy King worth? From Leicester City's point of
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Leicester City,Championship – Leicester Mercury

Monday, February 7th, 2011

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To put that into perspective, Paulo Sousa took charge of four league games at Filbert Way, during which City managed three goals. That total was surpassed
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Leicester City,Andy King,Sven-Goran Eriksson,Captain Fantastic – Leicester Mercury

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Leicester City,Andy King,Sven-Goran Eriksson,Captain Fantastic
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By rob tanner King, who is in talks over a new City contract, took his tally for the season to 13 in all competitions, and 12 in the Championship,

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Barnsley manager Mark Robins says Leicester City are best team in Championship

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Barnsley boss Mark Robins hailed Leicester City as the best team in the Championship after his side were put to the sword by Sven-Goran Eriksson’s team.

Robins, who played for City during his career, has backed City to get promotion this season and said that Eriksson had made some astute signings.

“Without doubt, I think that Leicester side is the best in the division,” he said.

“They had a poor start for them and then, obviously, Sven has come in and added Premiership quality.”

Robins added: “They play in a way which is very difficult for you. They get bodies forward but they are also solid in defence.

“He has made some astute signings. They have formed into a very good side.

“When we lost 2-0 at Oakwell, we didn’t perform on that day and they are certainly a lot better side now than they were on that day.

“I thought then that they were one of the best sides in the division.

“The expectation here at this club is that they are going to go up and they certainly have a side capable of doing it. Whether it is automatic or not remains to be seen – or whether they have given themselves too much to do.”

Robins said he thought his side were in the contest for an hour, but then let themselves down in the final third of the match.

However, he felt that the result of the game could have been different had Frank Nouble’s disallowed goal before half-time stood.

“We have tried to play football the right way, and we have been unfortunate,” he said.

“All the goals were unbelievable. Everything they hit went in. We tried to come here and have a go at them and attack them.

“I thought we did well for an hour. After that we fell away.

“We could have been back in it at half-time. I can’t see how Frank’s goal could have been offside.

“Had we gone in 2-2, it wouldn’t have been a travesty.

“But then we shot ourselves in the foot and the third goal kills the game.”

Andy King sees his long-term future with Leicester City

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Goal-scoring captain Andy King has said he would like to pledge his future to Leicester City.

King took his tally for the season to 13 goals with a brilliant double, the first a superb chip and the second a clinical finish from the edge of the area, as City beat Barnsley 4-1 at the Walkers Stadium on Saturday.

He said afterwards that he is enjoying his football under manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.

The 22-year-old signed a new long-term contract only last season, but is in negotiations over a new deal, and he said he is happy at the Walkers Stadium.

“I like playing here, especially with the run we are on at the moment,” said King.

“It is an added incentive for me and something I really like doing. I am happy at Leicester and hopefully that can continue.”

King was keeping his own counsel over his goals target for the season, but said scoring was of secondary importance to leading City to promotion this season.

“I have set myself a target in my head but I am not saying what it is,” he said.

“I don’t want anyone else to know and, as long as I have it in my own head and keep working towards that target, I will keep going.

“Twenty would be nice and whether that is ambitious I don’t know.

“The first goal was my favourite. It was nice to execute that chip. Scoring goals is a bonus. The important thing is that the team keeps winning and we stay on this current run of form.

“Everyone here is working towards promotion and that is what we believe we can do. We are confident and why shouldn’t we be after the run we are on at the moment? We want to keep that going and keep our feet on the ground. Then we have every chance.

“I think everyone is over the moon after a great week. We had a great win on Tuesday night at Sheffield United and then to come home and score four and dominate the game has been pleasing for everyone.

“It has been a good week to get two massive wins, and that is a massive boost going into the Derby game.

“It is going well so far and, if I can keep scoring and keep playing well for the team, we can keep going in the right direction and make a push for those play-offs.”

Leicester City comment by Nev Foulger: Andy King looks priceless

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Let us start with the million- pound question. In today’s mind-blowing transfer market, just how much is Andy King worth?

From Leicester City’s point of view, it would need a King’s ransom to prise him away from the Walkers Stadium. In fact, he has become priceless.

And his latest performance, in the 4-1 defeat of Barnsley on Saturday, emphasised why City are looking to tie him to a new long-term contract as soon as possible.

Even though Sven-Goran Eriksson’s signings have brought quality, pace and strength in depth to the squad, the one man who remains irreplaceable at the moment is 22-year-old King.

There is not another player on the staff who could score the goals King does from midfield.

In that respect he is up there with the likes of Steve Gerrard and Frank Lampard, although he will be the first to admit he still has a long way to go yet to match their all-round ability.

That is not to say he won’t, because he has already made remarkable progress since being given his first-team debut by Gary Megson against Wolves in October 2007.

He developed under the tutelage of Nigel Pearson, and is now improving and flourishing even more since the arrival of Eriksson four months ago.

Sven’s 4-3-3 system is absolutely ideal for King, who has revelled in the freedom it gives him.

But it is the uncanny ability he has to find space with superbly timed runs from deep that has turned him into such a potent attacking force.

Add to that the composure, coolness and clinical finishing he also shows, and you can see why he has 13 goals this season and could yet smash through the 20-goal barrier.

That is exceptional for a midfield player. There are very few around in the modern game who could do it.

King’s two goals against Barnsley showcased his talents perfectly.

The first was an exquisite chip and the second a shot of slide-rule accuracy low into the corner, after he had picked up a loose ball in midfield and set off on a solo run.

Then, from the edge of the penalty area, he passed the ball into the net rather than blasted it.

With 16 games to go, you would not back against King scoring at least another seven goals as City continue to close in on the play-off places.

It will have been a relief for City that no Premier League clubs came calling for King during the January transfer window.

But that scenario could easily change in the summer if King continues in his present form and City are unable to achieve promotion.

It must certainly irk Chelsea at the moment to see what they missed out on. Maidenhead-born King signed for them as a nine-year old, but was then released from Stamford Bridge when he was 15 and joined City’s Academy in 2004. The rest, as they say, is history. King is happy at City, Sven rates him highly and a new deal should be on the table very soon.

The Blue Army will be hoping the young Welsh international signs it. City’s fifth win in the last six games was completed with two more outstanding strikes from Paul Gallagher and Kyle Naughton.

All four goals on the day will surely be qualifiers for City’s goal of the season award. The icing on the cake? They were birthday presents for Sven as well. No wonder he was smiling!

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