Leicester Sign Tom Lawrence

Tom Lawrence signs for Leicester City on a four year deal !!


Man United are now officially a feeder club to Leicester… Fact !!! Player including Ritchie de Laet, Drinkwater, James and now Lawrence and possible Powell are all great young talalent that Man U have feed to us… Thanks !!! So they think developing young talent to the edge of potential and then sell it so they can sign Falcao for £346k per week makes good sense !!! Football gone mad … But us Leicester fans thanks them !!!

Man United fans on twitter….

@Gillespxe: Selling Tom Lawrence for 1 million is possibly one of the worst bits of business Utd have done since Pogba. He is going to be quality

@rmorado01: Why Lawrence he was going to someone like giggs to us in the future !!??????

@utdnewsbulletin: Tom Lawrence is Leicester’s 7th #mufc academy graduate in their first team. De Laet, Simpson, Drinkwater, James, Barmby & Rowley the others.


@chrisawesomeone: Anyone gutted we have sold Lawrence??

@nyira_lydie: Hopefully we won’t regret letting Lawrence go. Guy had potential. Don’t want it to be another Pogba story.

So according to the Man U fans…. Nigel Pearson has signed a real young star in the making…. To add to all the other Man United players we have.

Thanks to our new official feeder club…. Some team up north called Manchester United !!

Deadline Transfer Day – Leicester City Rumours and Gossip

Last updated 12.32 am TUESDAY

Tom Lawrence signs for Leicester City on a four year deal !!
Man United are now officially a feeder club to Leicester… Fact !!! Player including Ritchie de Laet, Drinkwater, James and now Lawrence and possible Powell are all great young talalent that Man U have feed to us… Thanks !!! So they think developing young talent to the edge of potential and then sell it so they can sign Falcao for £346k per week makes good sense !!! Football gone mad … But us Leicester fans thanks them !!!

Man United fans on twitter….
@Gillespxe: Selling Tom Lawrence for 1 million is possibly one of the worst bits of business Utd have done since Pogba. He is going to be quality

@rmorado01: Why Lawrence he was going to someone like giggs to us in the future !!??????

@utdnewsbulletin: Tom Lawrence is Leicester’s 7th #mufc academy graduate in their first team. De Laet, Simpson, Drinkwater, James, Barmby & Rowley the others.


@chrisawesomeone: Anyone gutted we have sold Lawrence??

@nyira_lydie: Hopefully we won’t regret letting Lawrence go. Guy had potential. Don’t want it to be another Pogba story.

What a day !!!!!!! Bed Time !!!

@Ababajiks: Breaking: Leicester City have agreed a deal to sign Manchester United youngster, Tom Lawrence. [ssn]

@RedDevilsDaily: Nick Powell has reportedly arrived in Leicester ahead of proposed loan deal..

Kris Scott signs from Swansea

Transfer Deadline Day Rumour 6 : Chris Wood to Palace
Neil Warnock is looking to sign 3-4 new players, which could include former City target McArthur… but rumours are he is also after Chris Wood

Transfer Deadline Day Rumour 5 : Nathan Redmond. (Signing)
Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond is reportedly a prime target for both Leicester City and Stoke City. Having been relegated with The Canaries last season, the 20-year-old could now be set for a quick return to The Premier League.
Both Leicester City and Stoke City are allegedly in for the England u21 international who has impressed both at club and international level over the past season or so particularly. It is inevitable that Norwich City would like to keep Redmond on their books, however if the right fee is offered it is unlikely that the youngster will stay. As it stands there has been no official bid made for the player, however keep your eyes peeled as the clock ticks down on Transfer Deadline Day!

Transfer Deadline Day Rumour 4 : Kenwyne Jones. (Signing)
Could Kenwyne Jones be coming back to the Premier League?

Joe Bernstein: ‘Here is a surprising link, but one of the names Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson is looking at in his search for a striker is Cardiff City centre-forward Kenwyne Jones.
‘He’s started the season like a house on fire in The Championship, surely Vincent Tan wouldn’t want to lose him now?’

Transfer Deadline Day Rumour 3 : Jermaine Defoe (Signing)
Leicester are now challenging QPR and Newcastle for the veteran England striker’s signature.

Transfer Deadline Day Rumour 2 : Nick Powell (LOAN)
Rob Dorsett is at Leicester City and tells Sky Sports News that they are in talks with Manchester United over a loan deal for Nick Powell.

Transfer Deadline Day Rumour 1 : Tom Lawrence LOAN

Tom Lawrence will hold talks with his club Manchester United on Monday morning ahead of a proposed loan to Leicester City.

The 20-year-old was given his full league debut at the end of last season by Ryan Giggs when he started alongside James Wilson against Hull City.

Chance to shine: Lawrence made his Manchester United debut at the end of last season

The Welsh forward has previously had loan spells at Carlisle and Yeovil – but a move to Leicester would give him the chance to play in the Premier League.  

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2739498/Tom-Lawrence-verge-loan-Leicester-Manchester-United-youngster-looks-Premier-League-chance.html#ixzz3C2pYAUrk
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook



Foxes 1-1 Arsenal Player Ratings

Kasper Schmeichel: 7
Not hugely troubled, but what he did have to do he did with his trademark professionalism and exemplary attitude. Arsenal pinged the ball around a lot without getting to the point much, and without Giroud as a focal point there wasn’t much of an in box threat.
Just to watch Kasper mid match, even when he’s not immediately involved, is a study in passion commitment and passion. We are so lucky he is our keeper.

Richie De Laet: 8
He’s been getting some stick lately from certain quarters, but today he was every bit the player we all respect as one of the best Right Backs we’ve had at the club in years.
Up and back, raiding forward and dealing with the tricky Alexis Sanchez and his mini dancing midfield friends.

Liam Moore: 8.5 STAR MAN
Our Liam is just going from strength to strength in the Premier League. For a lad of his age he never ceases to astound me how he deals with some of the World’s trickiest customers with calm poise far beyond his years.
Some of the blocking / marking / positioning from Moore today would have left Wenger looking on with a tinge of Green Eye.
At this rate the lad is England bound.

Wes Morgan: 8
The ever Present Captain… leader…. and Glue in our Defence.
The organiser of what Arsenal Manager Wenger later called “Highly Professional Defending”.
They’ll be plenty of Premier League clubs gazing on wondering why Big Wes got to 30 years old before getting his Premier League chance.

Paul Konchesky: 7
His experience is proving to be important this season.
He’s doing a very capable job at left back, arguably better than he did in the Championship last season to date. I guess some players just rise to the occasion and suit a type of Football, and from a player who looked like he might be heading out the door back to the Championship what we’ve had so far is of a high calibre.

Riyad Mahrez: 8
A tricky, pacy high energy performance for a hour. He got at the Arsenal defence with little regard for their pedigree, and went past more than one to their surprise.
Could have released passes to team mates in better positions rather than holding the ball at times, but he’s developing and growing into a huge handful.

Andy King: 7.5
In the absence of Drinkwayer and James our Kingy has taken on the task of doing some of the less obvious but equally important work with a maturity and ability he should be proud of. In the past month he has faced some of the Premier League’s most formidable opponents… Fabregas… Ramsey… yet none have been allowed to run riot.
He’s taken his chance with class, and will be a hard man to dislodge from the team now Drinky / Cambiasso are competing for places.

Dean Hammond: 7
I think it’s fair for me to say that many Foxes fans would have questioned just how Hammond would shape up against Premier League opposition. Well so far the answer to that question is pretty damn well. If the whole squad is fit he doesn’t play, unless for a specific system reason, but in the absence of others by golly he has let absolutely no one down, and should be proud of his efforts.

Jeff Schlupp: 7.5
So He was once a Striker, then last season made a challenge for the Left Back berth with some superb displays. This time out in the absence of Albrighton and Knockaert through injury he’s been thrust in at Wide Left Midfield, and I’ve got to tell you, I think he might be even better there than in his previous incarnations.
For now lets not label him, but he is quite obviously a hugely talented Footballer who has the ability to listen, learn and adapt.
Great work down the left finished by a cross that lead to Ulloa’s goal.

David Nugent: 7.5
Ran and ran and ran and ran… then ran some more.
Worked himself into the ground in the name of the City cause. Nugent is a man determined to take his Premier League chance, and more power to him, as if he keeps working like this we will all reap the rewards.

Leo Ulloa: 8
Nigel spent a fair old time chasing the former Brighton Striker this summer, and you can see why.
He’s a presence, he works hard, and he can finish. His stature means he’s not easily brushed off by defences either. Three Premier League appearances… 2 goals. 8 Million is starting to look like a bargain.

Marc Albrighton: 6.5
Came on for Mahrez on the hour and looked to be sharpening back up towards full fitness. He’s a different type of player to Riyad, but knows how to get to the line and deliver a cross. Handy at dead ball situations and whips in a wicked corner.
Jamie Vardy: 7
Came on wide left for Schlupp then moved into the middle after Ulloa went off.
Got the the pace of the game right away, attacked at speed and gave us one delicious trade mark storming run and a one-two that so nearly lead to a winning goal. Hurry up and get fully fit… Let’s start the party!!
Danny Drinkwater: n/a
Ten minutes in the middle, looked like he was fit and ready to compete for a place.


Foxes 1-1 Arsenal F/T Match Report

A highly entertaining afternoon live in front of the Sky TV cameras at King Power Stadium saw a hard working Leicester City earn themselves a deserved point.
The early exchanges had gone the Foxes way, but it wasn’t long before the Gunner’s gaggle of midfield maestro’s began to weave their magic all around the home defence.
Against teams like the Arsenal the more ball you give them the more havoc they create, and after bouts of threatening possession Alexis Sanchez put the visitors a goal up to cap a tidy move on 20′.
But much as against Everton in our previous home encounter the Foxes battled back to get themselves on level terms almost immediately, when a break down the left saw Wide Man Jeff Schlupp put in a cross for Leo Ulloa to fire home just a couple of minutes later.
At half time with the scores level Arsenal took to the field with renewed vigor, but some stout determined defence from City ensured that the storm was weathered without receiving any further damage.
Riyad Mahrez had been bright throughout, and had caused the Gunner’s defence no end of problems, however on the hour he made way for Marc Albrighton, one of many easing themselves back to fitness from the Belvoir Drive physio’s bench.
Soon after it was Jamie Vardy’s turn to return from his injury absence as he took over wide left duties from Jeff Schlupp. The Ghanaian International is fast becoming a fixture in the left midfield slot, and gave glimpses of a Lloyd Dyer’esque performance at times, pushing the ball in front of himself into space and then driving after it at pace.
As for Vardy his return was met by rapturous delight by the King Power crowd, and he almost capped his lively cameo with a goal after a typical run and one two lead to a shot just wide.
Danny Drinkwater came on for an injured Ulloa with 10 minutes on the clock, another welcome sight to see a key member of our Football League winning side heading back to full fitness.

In the end both sides could have argued that they had the chances to snatch the points, on reflection honours even was probably the fair result from a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of Football.


Live Feed : Leicester City Vs Arsenal


Full Time – Leicester City 1-1 Arsenal.

Oh soo nearly 3 points! But this feels like a win! Proud Leicester Fan Tonight!!

Alexis Sanchez opens the scoring for Arsenal then just 2 minutes later Leonardo Ulloa scores the equalizer which means The Foxes go into the International Break with 2 points

BBC Radio MOM Is.. Leonardo Ulloa!

Thoughts? Your MOM?

85min - BOOKED! Now Hammond is booked as he treads on Ramsey’s foot trying to play the ball.

84min - BOOKED! Marc Albrighton is booked for an attempt at a trip.

Corner To Arsenal  comes to nothing… Drops to Vardy.. Goes Past One. Plays A one two with Nugent.. OH VARDYYY!! Saved! Can We Do It?!

80min: Isn’t that the way? Arsenal have made all their changes and seconds later Ozil trudges off to the touchline with a leg injury. The German international is receiving treatment as the Gunners for the moment at least go down to 10 men

75min – Arsenal Sub

Carzola (OFF)
Chamberlain (ON)
Sanogo (OFF)
Podolski (ON)

75min – Leicester City Sub

Danny Drinkwater (ON)
Leonardo Ulloa (OFF)

70min – Leicester City Sub
Jamie Vardy (ON)
Jeff Schlupp (OFF)

64min – Leicester City Sub
Marc Albrighton (ON)
Riyad Mahez (OFF)

62min: This has been a brilliant game. Mahrez gives Sanchez a ‘get on the weights’ message as he shrugs off the Arsenal forward on the touchline, before scampering down the right.

Eventually the ball is worked across the 18-yard box where Arsenal defenders block a shot on goal from Nugent.


55 min CHANCE! ULLOA!! – Only the side netting!! Ohh i could see the headlines then!

49min: Should that be a penalty for Arsenal? Cazorla definitely has his ankle trod on by Dean Hammond, but the referee waves play on as the Spaniard took to the turf.

46min: Nugent took 10 seconds in the first half to get involved, and he is just as alert at the start of the second period. The striker runs into the box to meet a header

Here they come. No changes for either side by the looks of it.

5 – Wes Morgan made five first-half blocks against Arsenal, the same number as all other players combined. Obstacle.

Half Time – Leicester City 1-1 Arsenal.

Alexis Sanchez opens the scoring for Arsenal then just 2 minutes later Leonardo Ulloa scores the equalizer which means The Foxes go into the break level.


45+3min – Schlupp misplaces  a pass with Nugent on goal

45+2min – Mahez Shoots on target!

45min: There will be four added minutes at Leicester – the Foxes ending on the front foot and a very vocal home crowd behind them.
42 min - Free Kick To Leicester! The delivery into the box is cleared though so no more controversy will follow from that particular play. 

 40min - Play has once again evened out, with the Foxes now starting to see more of the ball.

Arsenal are happy to play on the counter attack at this stage


36min – Corner To Leicester! – Liam Moore Goes Down! No Penalty! Corner To Leicester Liam Moore Goes Close! Another Corner ! Clear By Arsenal!

34min – Free Kick! Straight at the wall! Free kick to Leicester! Foul on Ritchie De Laet!

29min - Corner to arsenal – Straight at Kasper!

28 min – The work rate of this Leicester team is fantastic.

27min - Dave Nugent is almost in for Leicester but Calum Chambers stops him in his tracks with a cracking tackle. Good game again on our hands here.

26min: Koscielny’s (OFF)
Calum Chambers (ON)

Some eyebrows were raised when Leicester spent £8m on Brighton striker Leo Ulloa, but two in two home games so far suggest he may prove to be a shrewd investment.

21min GOAAAL – Leicester City 1-1 Arsenal – ULLOAA!! 
Boom! Pick that one out! A cracking centre-forward’s header from Leo Ulloa, ghosting in behind Laurent Koscielny to meet Jeff Schlupp’s left-wing cross with a thumping finish. Just as they did against Everton, Leicester respond to going behind with an instant response from their £8m man.

19min – GOAL – Leicester City 0-1 Arsenal – Sanchez!
 The pressure was from Leicester but the class is from Arsenal. Cazorla’s chipped 10 yard pass into the box finds an onside and unmarked Sanogo.

18 min – CLOSE! Riyad Mahez Nearly Scores!! Cmon Leicester!

11min – CLOSE!  – Aaron Ramsey takes aim from 25 yards, Liam Moore closes him down superbly and deflects the ball away for a corner. Arsenal keeping the pressure on. CORNER – Ulloa heads clear! Schlupp and Koscielny  Clash heads. 

10min – Arsenal moving the ball well at a good pace in midfield, Leicester working very hard to keep them under pressure. The pattern is set.

8min-  Leicester in fact have looked much better in possession, with Ritchie de Laet’s cross met by Leonardo Ulloa, but the striker’s header is too weak to trouble Wojciech Szczesny in the Arsenal goal.

5min – CHANCE!The first shot comes from Arsenal though, although we will see better today, as Santi Cazorla’s low effort from 25 yards just about has enough power to reach the gloves of Kasper Schmeichel.

4 min - CHANCE! Arsenal launch their first counter attack but Yaya Sanogo’s first touch is...well...not very good. Leicester clear their lines.

16:00 And we are underway at the King Power Stadium.. Here We GO!

15:56pm – 16 – Leicester City have scored at least once in each of their last 16 league games at home. Gunning.

15:51pm – Arsenal Team is worth £130Milion!

Cmon Leicester!!

15:46pm - However, Leicester had the best home record in the Championship last season, winning 17 of their 23 fixtures and only losing twice. They also averaged two goals per game at the King Power Stadium.

15:45pm – Last time Arsenal played in Leicester, Craig Hignett was the toast of the town, converting a last-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw in December 2003.

15:43pm –  Kasper Schmeichel made eight saves against Chelsea, more than any player in a Premier League game this season (prior to this weekend).

15:41pm Team News – Leicester v Arsenal (16:00 BST) 

Former Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso starts his Leicester career on the bench after signing a one-year deal on Thursday. Manager Nigel Pearson sticks with the same line-up that started last Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Chelsea.

Yaya Sanogo starts up front for Arsenal as Arsene Wenger looks for the right attacking formula following the broken leg that has ruled out Olivier Giroud until January. Sanogo comes in from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with Alexis Sanchez retaining his place, while Aaron Ramsey returns from suspension to replace Jack Wilshere in midfield.

Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky, Mahrez, Hammond, King, Schlupp, Ulloa, Nugent. Subs: Cambiasso, Drinkwater, Vardy, Albrighton, Hamer, Wasilewski, Wood.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Ramsey, Flamini, Sanchez, Ozil, Cazorla, Sanogo. Subs: Rosicky, Podolski, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chambers, Martinez, Campbell.

City bid for David McGoldrick for £3m

Our sources tell us City have made a £3m bid for David McGoldrick from Ipswich.

We hear from our sources the Leicester bid was around £3m all thought Ipswich fans site is talking about £6.5-£8m… Read THEIR thoughts here…

David James McGoldrick (born 29 November 1987) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Ipswich Town.

A trainee at Notts County, he made his senior debut in 2004, before being signed by Southampton later in the year. He spent five years with the “Saints”, also playing on loan for Notts County in 2005, and both Bournemouth and Port Vale in 2007. He transferred to Nottingham Forest in 2009 for a £1 million fee. He joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan in September 2011, and was loaned out to Coventry City in August 2012. After a successful spell at Coventry he was then loaned to Ipswich Town during the 2013 January transfer window with a view to a permanent deal in the summer.

On 4 January 2013, McGoldrick joined Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich Town on loan until the end of the 2012–13 season, with a view to permanent move in the summer.He agreed to sign a two-year deal with the club in July 2013.

He formed at a strong partnership with Daryl Murphy at Portman Road during the 2013–14 season, as the pair netted 18 goals in 22 games in the first half of the campaign. However he was struck down for ten weeks with a partial tear of the medial ligament in his right knee in mid-February.

He returned back to fitness just before the start of the 2014–15 season, and marked his return to the first team with the winning goal against Fulham on 9 August.

“He’s got pace, he can get in behind defenders and can run all day. He’s skillful and he’s got all the attributes.” Says Bournemouth captain Steve Fletcher on McGoldrick in March 2007.

A good move by City ? Comment your thoughts… And let us know what YOU think !?
Content from http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_McGoldrick


Memory Lane… Leicester v Arsenal 1967

We asked life long Leicester City fan Richard Jones to share his programme and memories from way back when Leicester City took on the Gunners in a 1967 battle at Filbert Street.

Richard told us….

“Although 47 years is a bit too long ago to remember this particular match, I can still see the players involved and my particular favourite was Frank Large with his no nonsense style. Those were great days following the 1966 world cup which started me going to Filbert Street. With Lenny Glover and String the king playing on the wings we were exciting to watch too. A good sprinkling of Scottish players with Matt Gillies in charge. Good days remembered!”

How will The 2014 Foxes do ? Watch what the 100%LCFC TV lads think….



Next up was the City v Arsenal game in 1976…
“Is it any wonder we beat the Arsenal 2-1 with a team that had Worthington, Weller and Whitworth playing, who all played together for England. In fact, although we were in the bottom half of the league, Arsenal were below us. Great memories of the Bloomfield era, we were class then too. I remember Keith Weller as an absolute hero.”



And for a more recent game, Richard tells us….
“Continuing with the build up to today’s game, who would argue with the 2 captains, it was Rumbelows cup time first leg (1-1), not one of our best teams but still great memories (good and not so good) of Walshy of course but ooooo Tommy Wright and Kevin Poole too. Kevin Campbell had played for us the season before on loan and of course Alan Smith had been a City player too.”




Hello CAMBIASSO !!! Watch Player Highlights…

It’s the news we have all been waiting for…… Argentinean super star Esteban Cambiasso today has joined Leicester City.

With 23 official titles to his name, Cambiasso is Argentina’s most decorated ever player, and represented his country 52 times
Winning the European Champions’ league in 2010 with Inter amongst his many crowns.

Jose Mourinho said of the player
“There is nothing glamorous about the bald Argentine, but he is the heartbeat of the Inter side that have become the dominant force in Italian football.”

Here are some of his highlights…

FANZONE: Chelsea.. Shrews.. Red Kits and Arsenal. Your weekly fans view of all things LCFC is here…

What a trip to Stamford Bridge that was.
The lads did us proud, and put one of the league title favourites into a real sweat for the best part of an hour.
The whole day was special, including our fans who once again showed their support for our lads throughout. It was lovely to hear of all the positive comments from the so called ‘experts’ also, who by and large felt we had done ourselves great justice in what could have been a really tricky afternoon’s work.

And yes! Our boys really were out there in Red!
I’ve heard mixed opinions about us opting for a red 3rd Strip this season, but the 1000 issue limited edition replica stock vanished from the shelves in hours. I’ve also been told that some who placed orders in good faith via the City Online Fan Store have been told they won’t get there shirt as there is no stock left.
Let’s hope the club ask Puma to produce a few thousand more so all who want one can get their hands on the kit.


Bit of a cup upset in the week against League 2 Shrewsbury.
Our mixture of senior and development squad players didn’t seem to gel, and it was just not our night. I don’t blame Nigel for protecting a lot of his key starters though, with injuries to several first teamers it would have been a risky gamble to play them with the might of Arsenal looming at the weekend.
When you think back to our magical memories of League cup success it does make you heart sink a little we are out so soon, but I think we’d almost all take Premier League survival over a cup run, still a shame though.

The transfer rumour jungle drums have had King Power Stadium shaking of late.
Some of our new potential new signings seem to have been on the brink of coming in for an age now.
With the transfer window slamming shut on Monday the 1st time is fast running out to get the deals done. By Nigel’s own admission we need to add depth to our squad, and the later it gets the more likely we are to be held to ransom by agents and clubs keen to get their hands on as much of our Premier League windfall as possible.
This player has been seen at a certain hotel, that player was spotted looking at houses, another is having a medical… so many rumours! Let’s hope we see some quality additions proudly holding up a City shirt for the World to see very soon.

There are some stories in Football that make you so pleased to be a City fan.
Just look at the pickle Crystal Palace have got themselves into lately. Tony Pulis walks away just hours before the season starts, and the recent instability at Fulham has seen them fall to the bottom of the Championship from being a regular Premier League side for years.
I know the recent transfer sagas have had some fans frustrations rising, but I can’t help feeling that these things are only taking time because the owners and management of our club are trying to do deals that in our best interests.
There’s a big up side to all of what is going on at King Power Stadium lately for me. Good owners and good man Management will see us a lot further than wild spending and knee jerk changes of management at the drop of a hat.
I hope we can all stick with it and behind the lads even if Arsenal give us the run around for a bit on Sunday.
Here’s hoping for a shock Foxes victory in front of the TV cameras!

Simon Mack’s weekly column can be found at: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/