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The vultures appear to be circling the Grove once more. One match into the season the harbingers of doom are making the most noise, and in all honesty it is hard to believe that we have been so reticent to bolster a squad decimated by injuries and enforced holidays. We are the first visitors to […]

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It is quite the feeling, the first preview of a new season. As happens every other year, after a major tournament, there barely seems to have been sufficient time for preparation. We have squeezed in trips to France, The USA, and Sweden. Those trips provided a bonding session for those who are likely to start on […]

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…here’s to the first three points of the season, please. Should they be gained we have a base on which to build. Damn you hope, this is your time. So I previewed the opening match of the 2015/16 season. We didn’t get the three points. Here we are readying ourselves for the last match of […]

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So, a season defining week for the good folk of Leicester comes to a conclusion, and we have an opportunity to seal third place at least in the Premier League. We have just the small matter of winning in the Etihad between us and avoiding the Champions League play-off in August. A draw would keep […]

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Well that was an interesting day. Accounts of Arsene Wenger’s press conference spread quickly on social media and whipped up yet another mini storm. Most controversy was created by his linking our failure to win the title to the poor results suffered at home against the smaller clubs “in a very poor climate”. Whilst one […]

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I can’t say I am sorry that we are leaving this week behind. The loss of Victoria Wood and Prince, two very different but supreme talents, has left a feeling of gloom hanging in the air. For a couple of days football was quite rightly not at the forefront of the mind. The new week will […]

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There seems little point in making a blog post after this wonderful piece from Arseblog this morning. If you are only going to read one post today make it that one. If only all who have come to a view about the manager were as respectful. Still here? Well I had better look forward to the […]

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I thought I would wait until the late game before doing this preview. I wish I hadn’t. City’s comfortable win at the bus stop in Fulham has highlighted the fact that we must be aware of being overtaken ourselves as we set our sights on Tottenham. Temporarily at least we sit in fourth place, and […]

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There are a number of reasons why seeing us win at Upton Park feels good. This Saturday gives us the opportunity to begin to avenge the unique double they achieved against us. The Hammers were the last team to beat us at Highbury, and the first to beat us at the Grove. Now it’s our turn. This […]

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Twenty Days. That’s how long it is since we trudged out of the Grove, stopping only to applaud the visitors on their victory in the FA Cup quarter-final. Watford are back again on Saturday afternoon, and a repeat of the result less than three weeks ago is unthinkable. If you have listened to this week’s […]

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