Should Ranieri show faith in his champions?




Ethan Gardner


After being crowned Champions of England last August, the foxes have failed to perform up the same standard this time round. Leicester City currently sit just one-point shy of the relegation zone, with their remaining fixtures including trips to the Emirates and the Etihad, as well as tough fixtures in Liverpool, West Ham, Stoke, Everton and Spurs.

The clubs star men such as Vardy, who hit 24 Premier League goals in the 15/16 campaign has been identified as a culprit for the demise, managing just 5 in 22 outings this season.

With Ngolo Kante’s departure to South London in the summer, Mahrez not hitting the same heights, and a defence seemingly lacking organisation and solidity, Ranieri will be considering his options in weeks to come.

Ty Cunningham, a big Leicester City “it’s frustrating to see, everyone here hoped we would carry on winning, it’s like the players have lost their spark” With no domestic cups, The Champions league is the Foxes remaining hope of silverware. A trip to a resilient Sevilla side who are enduring a successful campaign offers slim hope to Leicester Fans.

Islam Slimani, the big money signing from Sporting in the summer who boasts 57 Premeira Liga goals, as well as 25 international would be where the backroom staff turn their attention to, yet injury problems have kept him sidelined. Alternative attacking options include, Musa and Gray who both offer a similar attacking threat to Vardy, as well as Okazaki who always gives 100% when he’s on the pitch.

Gary Lineker “Great to be in the Champions League but the obsession with a competition that there’s zero chance of winning has hugely damaged LCFC season”

Ranieri has a lot of questions to ask of his squad in preparation for upcoming games, if he hopes to remain a top flight manager.

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Storytelling​ through storytelling: Hugh Sykes visits the #Leicester50StoryFest


By Sophie Sandberg

BBC reporter and foreign correspondent Hugh Sykes came to the #Leicester50StoryFest to explain how to tell stories through sound.

Mr Sykes, who won the Gold and Silver Sony Radio Academy’s Journalist of the Year award in 2004 and 2005, started out as a TV reporter and transitioned into radio where he is a foreign correspondent travelling around the world for the BBC.

“I started properly as a TV reporter but the joy of radio is the people’s willingness to participate and the simplicity of the sound,” said the 52-year-old.

“The simplicity is the best, radio is much simpler but TV has a much bigger audience.”

He came to #Leicester50StoryFest to celebrate 50 years of BBC Leicester and to share his stories about his time covering the Iraq war and the 2015 terror attack in Tunisia.

There, listening to Mr Sykes’ stories, was everyone from journalism students, media production students, officials from BBC Leicester and the public.

This was an event which is close to Mr Sykes’ heart. He said: “It makes me feel old that the radio station is turning 50 but it is a great step for national radio and local news.

“Quite often reporters are considered to be quite intrusive. However, for being intrusive, we (radio reporters) are often welcomed by the public and a lot of people are willing to talk to us a neutral force in a crisis.”

His best advice to people and students who want to pursue a career in the competitive world of journalism was: “Get real journalistic experience as fast as you can. If you get the opportunity and you have the drive, then do it.”