Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

Size might matter as big men go

Size might matter as big men go

With Mark DeVries following Dion Dublin out of the door by signing for Heerenveen on loan, Leicester City are starting to look decidedly lightweight for their relegation fight.

They must surely be hoping to get some sizeable loan signings soon because Dublin and DeVries were undoubtedly the biggest men in the first team squad.

And, in letting both veteran heavyweights depart there is little doubt that City could well be even more vulnerable to the likes of QPR's Paul Furlong in tonight's match at Loftus Road and to other tall strikers until and if reinforcements arrive.

Heerenveen play in the Dutch League Division One, and in the UEFA Cup, so might be considered a step up, but DeVries has been looking more and more surplus to City's requirements for a while.

Chris O'Grady is much more in the general mould of City's team, being young, energetic and fairly mobile and with Matt Fryatt, Iain Hume Elvis Hammond and even Ashley Chambers as youthful back-up, City's direction seems clear.

But they probably won't survive long without any players of real height and strength.

Fans have already remarked that good teams invariably have a strong spine.

Douglas has been solid enough of late but is not young, McCarthy is still learning, excellent prospect though he is, and none of our current strikers are big enough, experienced or proven enough to be called formidable.

Let's hope QPR don't become the first team to catch us short, so to speak.

The situation should certainly encourage City to play fast, open football and to play the ball forward constructively. They just need to do it well and for 90 minutes.

Writer:
Date:Tuesday January 31 2006
Time: 3:56PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leicester City Articles

Stats: Sunderland v Leicester

All the stats from Sunderland (2) vs (1) Leicester, Stadium of Light, 3/12/16 Att: 39725

Sunderland v Leicester City - Team Sheets

Leicester go to the Stadium of Light as the visitors to Sunderland for the latest Premier League game.

Sunderland v Leicester - Follow Live On Twitter

Leicester go to the Stadium of Light as the visitors to Sunderland today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

Archived Vital Leicester Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sunderland MotM
Suggested By:
Zieler0%
Simpson0%
Morgan0%
Huth50%
Fuchs0%
Mahrez0%
Amartey0%
King0%
Albrighton0%
Slimani0%
Vardy0%
Sub - Okazaki50%
Sub - Gray0%
Sub - Musa0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
14 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
15 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
16 Middlesbrough 13 2 6 5 12 -3
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 13 3 2 8 11 -17
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
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)

Dec 10 2016 5:30PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2017 12:30PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football