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Vital QPR takes a look at Championship side Leicester City

FACTS & FIGURES

Founded: 1884 as Leicester Fosse

Nickname: The Foxes

Ground: Walkers Stadium - 32,500

Manager: Paulo Sousa

SELECTED HONOURS

FA Cup Runners Up - 1949, 1961, 1963, 1969
League Cup Winners - 1964, 1997, 2000
League Cup Runners Up - 1965, 1999

First Division Runners Up - 1928-29

Second Division Champions - 1924-25, 1936-37, 1953-54, 1956-57, 1970-71, 1979-80
Second Division Runners Up - 1907-08, 2002-03
Second Division Play-off winners 1993-94, 1995-96
Second Division Play-off Runners-up 1991-92, 1992-93

League One Champions - 2008-09

FA Charity Shield Winners - 1971-72

RECORDS

Record Attendance: 47,298 v Tottenham Hotspur (FA Cup 5th round, 1928)

Record victory: 13-0 v Notts Olympic (13 October 1894)

Record defeat 0-12 v Nottingham Forest (21 April, 1909)

Record Buy: Ade Akinbiyi - 5,000,000 from Wolverhampton Wanderers

Record Sale: Emile Heskey - 11,000,000 to Liverpool

Record Appearances: Graham Cross: 599 - 1961-75

Record Goals: Arthur Chandler: 273

PREVIEW

Leicester took many by surprise last season as Nigel Pearson's ruthless organisation and the emergence of Matt Fryatt and Martyn Waghorn combined to hand the Foxes a playoff berth.

Defensively City were strong and while they proved a surprise package to many, Pearson and the City fans who had tracked their progress through from League One saw a rejuvenated line-up.

Now Paulo Sousa takes the helm and if the City fans thought they'd seen organisation, step forward the manager with that in abundance albeit lacking a little enterprise.

Prediction: 9

I predict a season of re-building for the Foxes and in honesty they have the ideal man at the helm to avoid any talk of second season syndrome.

Sousa won't perhaps be as ambitious as Pearson, but I wouldn't expect City to concede and henceforth lose many - just don't expect a great deal of excitement.

The Portuguese boss will hold the fort excellently however as the Foxes will seemingly prove a very tough prospect to face and beat this time out.




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Date:Saturday July 31 2010

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