Friday, 28 December 2012

Foxes sign Wood

Leicester City have completed a deal worth a reported £1.25 million for West Bromwich Albion striker Chris Wood.

The 22-year-old, on loan at Millwall, has agreed a three-year deal to keep him with the Foxes until 2015.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Foxes hope to Bag Wood

Leicester City have positioned themselves for a swoop for a new striker in the January transfer window, with manager Nigel Pearson distancing himself from rumours surrounding interest from the Foxes in West Bromwich Albion forward Chris Wood.

The striker is doing well on loan at Millwall - to whom City pay a visit tomorrow afternoon -
and whilst Pearson insisted he was unaware of a bid for the 21-year-old he did not deny his interest.

"Not to my knowledge, no," he told the BBC, "Speculation is not something I court. It is unsettling and disrespectful."

New Zealander Wood has been capped 29 times for the Kiwis and has been on loan at Barnsley, Brighton, Birmingham and Bristol City during his English career. He has so far scored eight goals in 16 games for the Lions this season.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Conclusions from the Tykes

Leicester City2-2Barnsley
(HT 1-2)
Knockaert 9
Vardy 90
Dawson 27
Lazarus 39

King Power Stadium, attendance: 23,579
BBC Match Report

Friday, 7 December 2012

A Housekeeping Note

Dear Reader,

From now on, Of Fosse and Foxes will focus on Conclusions from games only that the author has seen first hand. This decision has been taken for two reasons:
  1. The necessity to provide relevant, accurate and timely opinions unbiased by radio reports and featuring photos and first-hand reports from the game
  2. Time constraints placed by work and changing circumstances that mean less time can be dedicated to maintaining and writing the blog
Whilst this move will see an unavoidable reduction in Conclusions posts, Of Fosse and Foxes will continue to provide news, opinion and timely reports from the King Power Stadium, plus at least two Conclusions posts per month - one from a home match and one from a game on the road.

Thank you for your continued support in reading and contributing to Of Fosse and Foxes - and up the Foxes.


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Knockaert arrested in city fracas

Leicester City midfielder Anthony Knockaert was arrested on Saturday night, the club has confirmed.

Leicestershire Police released a statement earlier today to confirm the Frenchman's detention, allegedly following a disturbance involving fellow summer signing Jamie Vardy and a supporter of a rival team.

Speculation surrounding Knockaert's arrest centres around verbal abuse aimed toward the Foxes' players to which they are alleged to have responded.

The Police confirmed that a 21-year-old man was arrested at 03:15 on Sunday morning and has since been released on bail, pending further inquiries.

A Leicester City spokesman said: "We are conducting a full inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the alleged incident. As a result of the ongoing police process, we are unable to make any further comment at this time."

It is not yet known if this news will affect Knockaert's selection ahead of Saturday's home fixture against Barnsley.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Foxes off for a Burton

Leicester City have been handed a home draw against Burton Albion in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup.

City have already played the Brewers on home turf this season, going down to a dismal 2-4 defeat in the League Cup in August.

The FA Cup tie will be played on the weekend of 5th & 6th January at the King Power Stadium.