The Ultimate 11’s – Leicester City

by Mystical Mike

Monday, June 8th, 2009
 

The week’s Ultimate 11’s is top blogger and author Martin Tibbets’ Leicester City. You can usually find him moaning about the big four, Arsenal fans and how the game has changed.

Do you really know your clubs proud history or are you just a teenage glory hunter? (not mentioning any names from the Kings Road). Remember you must pick a decent 11, not 10 forwards and a goalie. We’ll have a butchers and I’ll give my verdict from Mustard to Pony. E-mail your team to Dexy@ukfootballfinder.co.uk

Leicester City

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  • Neil

    Would probably go with Gordon Banks in goal, but the rest looks good to me. No spot for Junior Lewis or Ade Akinbiyi then?

  • http://www.ukfootballfinder.co.uk Darren

    Didn’t Peter Taylor pay 5 million for Akinbiyi? He scored 1 premier league goal if my memory serves me well.

  • Martin Tibbetts

    When Akinbiyi played for us we had 10 men and the opposition had 12. Truly awful. However, as Neil suggests, Peter Taylor’s apparent lovechild Junior Lewis was far far worse……..

    I went for Wallington because he was an ever present for 6 years, and many of those were very successful. He took over from Shilton and no-one really noticed, and he dabbled with bum fluff moustaches…what more can you say….

  • dexylongshot

    Martin O’Neill was fantastic for Leicester, then Taylor come in and gets the chequebook out &.. well you know. The thing is, for the England u21’s, he was a fantastic tactitian and motivator. Just goes to show, some managers are wheeler dealers and some are not. Harry is the best of both at the mo. Love Lineker (and his bird).

  • Jon

    Peter Taylor was useless, he took a decent Premier League side and turned them into a joke. His signings were woeful.

    Matty Elliot was Mustard by the way!

  • sean

    Need to have muzzy Izzet in there instead of Lynex. Steve Walsh rated as only average!!!??? I would put him as one of our all time heroes, oh yes many could pass starighter than him, but for punching Steve Bull of Wolves and scoring at Wembley against Derby!!!!!! A living legend

  • http://www.ukfootballfinder.co.uk Darren

    Muzzy Izzet, great shout! Didn’t he play in the World Cup for Turkey? They finished 3rd if my memory serves me well!!

  • dexylongshot

    Good call on Izzet, he made many of dream teams back in the day.

  • Martin Tibbetts

    I contemplated the inclusion of Mustafa, but I am playing 2 wingers there, and he doesn’t get past Lennon or McAllister for me. Maybe on the bench, the guy was a superstar for me too, but I wanted a defender there and whilst Larry Grayson wasn’t always loved by the fans he was Mr Consistent for us in the O’Neil years and deserved inclusion.

    I left a lot out of course, Izzet, Savage, Claridge (and his super shin), Lenny Glover, Alan Young, Shilts, the Birch the list goes on. We’ve just had too many damn fine players over the years!

  • Peter

    here’s my team

    Gordon Banks

    Steve Whitworth
    David Nish
    Graham Cross
    John Sjoberg
    Neil Lennon
    Muzzy Izzet
    Alan Birchenall
    Keith Weller
    Lenny Glover
    Frank Worthington

    Subs:
    Gary Lineker
    Allan Clarke
    Alan Smith
    Matt Elliot
    Steve Walsh

  • http://www.ukfootballfinder.co.uk Darren

    Frank Worthington was a legend on and off the pitch. How could a man who looked like that score so many times in bars and clubs is beyond me! He must have one hell of a big charisma pole!

  • dexylongshot

    He looks worse than Stan’s mate in “On The Buses”.

  • sam palmer

    My all time XI would be: (bear in mind I am only 24 and been watching city since 1993 so this is reflected in my choices, ie never saw Banks/Shilton, worthington etc play for City)
    GK – Kasey Keller
    CB – Gerry Taggart
    CB- Matt Elliott
    CB- Steve Walsh
    MF- Steve Guppy
    MF – Robbie Savage
    MF- Muzzy Izzet
    MF- NEil Lennon
    CF- Steve Claridge
    CF- Iwan Roberts
    CF – Tony Cottee

  • Peekay

    Sadly, no-one has included David Gibson.

    Having watched City for forty-six years, he is without a doubt the finest player I have seen there.

  • Avery_Island

    Damn, Steve Guppy was so over-rated. Also, average for Steve Walsh, the man voted Leicester’s greatest ever player by the PFA, what!?

  • Avery_Island

    Btw, that meant to say Steve Guppy was so under-rated. Its early in the morning…

  • Martin Tibbetts

    was gonna say, Guppy was genius – but he only ever did it for us. One of the few city players to make the England squad whilst wearing the blue shirt. But better than Weller or Lynex on the wing? Sadly not…..

  • Martin Tibbetts

    And in reply to Peekay, I started following City around 1972, I think Gibson had just moved on around then. So I never got to see him play, but his reputation goes before him….

  • http://leicester peter

    oops so very sorry I did forget about david gibson a brilliant player, one or two others were stringfellow and andy lockhead,have been a leicester fan for 55 years, there was one England match when there was shilton, whitworth, weller, and worthington playing,I think it was against northern Ireland at wemberly in the seventies and if I remember correctly it was 1-0 and worthington got the goal.

  • http://leicester peter

    oops so very sorry I did forget about david gibson a brilliant player, one or two others were stringfellow and andy lockhead,have been a leicester fan for 55 years, there was one England match when there was shilton, whitworth, weller, and worthington playing,I think it was against northern Ireland at wembely in the seventies and if I remember correctly it was 1-0 and worthington got the goal.

  • danny

    watched leicester for 45yrs .steve walsh would be in my team every time.what about bobby kellard willie carlin. rodney fern(marty) nish.david gibson.alan young.frankie large another who ould run through a brick wall.weller.

  • Peekay

    Bobby Kellard was superb in his short time at Leicester and only departed following the arrival of Jimmy Bloomfield. Together with Willie Carlin, he tightened up the midfield completely.

    What superb teams Frank O’Farrell put out during his time at Leicester from 1969 to 1971, and I have many favourites, including Malcolm Manley, Len Glover, Alistair Brown, Steve Whitworth, Graham Cross, John Farrington, Rodney Fern, Malcolm Partridge and Peter Shilton.

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