Seven decades of Cardiff City v Leicester City matches.

Last updated : 16 January 2024 By

Tomorrow night, Cardiff City have what I suppose is the closest thing to a free hit in the modern day Championship when they entertain a Leicester side which it seems everyone is tipping to finish up as Champions come May. You won’t get any argument from me regarding that view either – to me, the most relevant question regarding Leicester is how on earth did they get relegated in the first place?


Leicester are not just overwhelming title favourites, they are predicted by many to tot up a record number of points in becoming Champions and, with our home form taking a dip after a very encouraging start to the season, it’s hard to see anything else but a defeat for us tomorrow – with a fourth game in nine days to come on Monday at QPR, there has to be the possibility that Erol Bulut could make changes to ensure his strongest available side is picked for the game in London, but, on balance, I doubt it will happen, because it’s not the sort of thing City have tended to do in the past.

Moving on to the quiz, here’s seven questions on Leicester City.

60s.This inside forward with an eye for goal began with his home town club which had a reputation for giving youth a chance at the time and, although never what could be called an automatic first team choice, he did play over one hundred and fifty times for them in all competitions over the next eight years with the highlight probably being the hat trick he scored in a win over Leicester City. This may have played a part in Leicester forking out £20,000 to sign him and he was to become more of a regular choice for the Foxes than he’d been for his first club over the next four years with him experiencing mixed fortunes in his two First Division visits to Ninian Park. His next move saw him drop a couple of divisions to play in white, but his new team paid a club record fee for him as he joined a side whose name does not feature the location at which they are based. An early hat trick for him promised great things, but a knee injury picked up shortly afterwards dogged him for a couple of seasons which ended in relegation and a free transfer to antlered beasts with a broken leg signalling the end of his career in 1967, who am I describing?

70s. Capped once by his country, this forward was in a Leicester side beaten at Ninian Park during this decade, but he is better known for his deeds with his first club where he was part of a famous giant killing. It was at his first club where he teamed up, very briefly, with his older, and probably more famous, brother. However, the brother only got to play one game for the club as he had to announce his retirement through injury shortly afterwards. Loaned out to Carlisle while with Leicester, his last two clubs were San Jose Earthquakes and Corby Town, but who is he?

80s. Famously, Gary Lineker was never booked in his career, but which Hollywood born Leicester player from this decade was booked for the only time in his career in a Cup Final?

90s. Partying Noes don’t’ have it, bur full back does! (4,8)

00s. Which former midfielder went unbeaten in the two games he played for Leicester against City during this decade and, having had one previous spell as a caretaker manager, was appointed to his first permanent job in management last month?

10s. One of only three players to have scored in the FA and League Cup Finals plus the Community Shield, he was scoring for England as recently as 2022 and played for Leicester during this decade – he also has a recent drunk driving conviction, who is he?

20s. Male collision maybe?


60s. Albert Cheesebrough.

70s. Billy Hughes, brother of John “Yogi” Hughes who was a member of Celtic’s European Cup winning side in 1967.

80s. Alan Smith’s only booking came in the 1993 FA cup Final between Arsenal and Sheffield Wednesday.

90s.Tony Spearing.

00s. Steven Clemence recently took over as manager of Gillingham.

10s. Jesse Lingard.

20s. Tom Cannon.