Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

What happened to the Adams family?

What happened to the Adams family?

The game between Coventry and Leicester on Friday will see two midland rivals fight it out, guaranteeing a good atmosphere from both sets of fans. The game will also have an added edge due to the history between Leicester and the manager of Coventry, a Mr Micky Adams

Micky Adams was the manager of Leicester between 2002 and 2004. In that time he managed to get Leicester promoted to the Premiership and then watched his team get relegated back to the Championship the following season.

The main problem Leicester seemed to have under Adams was that they could never hold onto a lead. An example of this was the 2003-04 season when Leicester were relegated from the premiership. In total Leicester managed to lose 28 points from games in which they had taken the lead.

When you consider that Leicester were only relegated by 6 points it shows how vital those lost points were. Leicester seemed to be the experts at throwing away a winning position and conceding a late goal. This seemed to affect the fans the following season.

After only 12 games of the following season, with Leicester having won 4, drawn 4 and lost 4, the fans had seen enough of Adams and made it clear that his time was coming to an end.

The main gripe the fans seemed to have with Adams was his "dad`s army" approach, with too many players the wrong side of thirty. Also the style of football Leicester were playing was less then appealing, leading to the majority of fans becoming disheartened.

Adams finally walked away from Leicester after they lost 3-2 in the League Cup, after being 2-1 up with ten minutes left. Many Leicester fans were happy to see the back of Adams and looked forward to a new approach from a manager who could hopefully lower the age of the squad and move Leicester back towards the premiership.

Two years later and although Leicester have managed to lower the age of the squad they are still no nearer reaching the premiership.

Adams departure from Leicester was a sign that if that the fans turn against the manager then there is little he can do to win them back. The fans had seen enough of the Adams approach and the general feeling was that a change was needed.

Since Adams departure, Leicester have played twice against Adams` Coventry and are still to lose to their ex-manager. The fans will be hoping to continue this run against Coventry tomorrow and are sure to give Adams some stick along the way.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Thursday August 17 2006
Time: 10:43PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leicester City Articles

One To Watch - Leicester's Demarai Gray

Leicester City starlet Demarai Gray is the latest to have his skills showcased by FFDTVOnline.

The Foxes Walking Wounded - Injury News 21/09/2017

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Leicester City and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Schmeichel Warns Of Liverpool Response

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has warned Leicester City to be wary of a revenge response from Liverpool this weekend after we dumped them out of the EFL Cup in midweek.

Officials - Leicester v Liverpool (23/9/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Leicester City and Liverpool this Saturday.

Archived Vital Leicester Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Leicester City v Liverpool
Suggested By:
Leicester win0%
Liverpool win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.SvensAmbition1
Write for Vital Football