Archive for February 17th, 2011
Brentford sign Leicester City defender Robbie NeilsonHounslow ChronicleWe exclusively revealed earlier today that the board had been given Nicky Forster the green light to bolster his squad if required. And the Bees caretaker boss has wasted no time in…
Leicester City legend Muzzy IzzetLeicester MercuryLeicester City legend Muzzy Izzet says the next five Championship games could shape the current side's promotion destiny. Three of them are against QPR, Cardiff and Norwich, who are challenging for …
Leicester city councillor Ross Grant
The Tory candidate at Leicester's first mayoral election in May will be city councillor Ross Grant. The Conservative group leader on the council was chosen by party members at a selection meeting last night. …
Jack Hobbs, just out of his teenage years, had been brilliant for Leicester City on loan from Liverpool in the 2008-09 third-tier title season, and even better as a fully signed up Leicester player in the Championship in 2009-10. Back in the summer, it…
Muzzy Izzet says it was nice to be reminded this week of one of his Leicester City golden moments.
Wayne Rooney’s overhead-kick winner in the Manchester derby drew plenty of plaudits – but City fans told the Mercury on Wednesday that Izzet’s strike against Grimsby back in 2002 was better executed.
Izzet said: “I’ll let other people judge if it was a better goal than Wayne’s but it was certainly nice to be reminded of one of my most memorable moments.
“Rooney’s goal was on a bigger stage in a Manchester derby, and we were playing at Grimsby, but I was pleased with the finish.
“Andy Impey did really well to get in the cross but the ball drifted behind me and I was facing the wrong way.
“I didn’t have time to turn and look for it, but I was certainly pleased to see it in the net.
“It was the sort of thing you try in training 100 times and sometimes it comes off, and sometimes it doesn’t.”
The wonder strike earned Izzet his third City goal of the season award.
He won the prize in successive years during the late 1990s for efforts against Crystal Palace and Tottenham.
“I remember the volley against Spurs, but I guess the Grimsby goal was the best,” he said.
“I think I was fortunate to score a few goals from long distance and it is nice when the fans talk about them.”
Bruno Berner is back in the shadows at Leicester City, but manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is reluctant to loan him out. Berner did a U-turn last month when he signed a new one-year deal at the Walkers Stadium. The 33-year-old Swiss defender had been loo…
Leicester City legend Muzzy Izzet says the next five Championship games could shape the current side’s promotion destiny. Three of them are against QPR, Cardiff and Norwich, who are challenging for automatic promotion. Following tomorrow night’s home …