Leicester City, the Community Shield and the late 70th birthday present
Aug17

Leicester City, the Community Shield and the late 70th birthday present

It’s over 18 months since my dad turned 70. For his birthday, we gave him a token present (which he loved) and the promise of a trip to Leicester City in the near future. My dad is a big Leicester City fan and brought all his kids up to be Leicester supporters too. We hoped to get him good tickets or maybe even tickets with a bit of hospitality or a nice meal thrown in. But we couldn’t get anything. It was close to the end...

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The lapsed Leicester fan
May03

The lapsed Leicester fan

I’m a lifelong Leicester City fan. I’m not from round there, but my dad is from not far away and he brought us all up as Leicester fans. It wasn’t cool for a kid growing up in Gloucestershire. It wasn’t cool for a kid anywhere. Apart from Leicester. I wasn’t particularly into football as a kid, not many girls were at that time, but if anyone asked what team I supported, it was always Leicester. Other kids...

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