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According to Facebook, on this day (Thursday) in 1971, Jimmy Bloomfield was appointed Manager.

In spite of all the success we’ve seen in recent years, Jimmy remains my favorite City Manager. I think it’s a combination of the players that he signed that have gone on to become icons, and who dominated my childhood, and his style of football, which I was lucky enough to enjoy both at Orient and at Leicester.

It remains a source of regret that he left us in ‘77, and of considerable sadness that he would be dead six years later at the stupidly young age of 49. But this day in 1971 was the dawn of a great era in City history.
 
According to Facebook, on this day (Thursday) in 1971, Jimmy Bloomfield was appointed Manager.

In spite of all the success we’ve seen in recent years, Jimmy remains my favorite City Manager. I think it’s a combination of the players that he signed that have gone on to become icons, and who dominated my childhood, and his style of football, which I was lucky enough to enjoy both at Orient and at Leicester.

It remains a source of regret that he left us in ‘77, and of considerable sadness that he would be dead six years later at the stupidly young age of 49. But this day in 1971 was the dawn of a great era in City history.
We were just a centre back away from possibly winning silverware.
 

Uttoxfox

Roofer
Much as I agree with these sentiments, I think there’s a bit of ‘summers were always longer and warmer’ going on (even in me own head)
 

mickyhoss

I sacked Glover
Much as I agree with these sentiments, I think there’s a bit of ‘summers were always longer and warmer’ going on (even in me own head)
It was good because we were teenagers, our first proper football experience of going to games home and away without your dad, it just happened to be the era of flair and entertainment. And woe betide any silly old fuckers who dared call our team
 

sixthswan

Non-Member
It's a tough one.
I'm just too slightly too young, to remember much of the Bloomfield era.
But as other have said, you would have been young and the team was good.

But were the teams of the 1960s even better? So close to the Double and picked up silverware?

When people pick up books about our history in the future, it will be time we are in now, that will be seen as the pinnacle for us. Hope those years last for as long as possible.

When we are languishing in the lower divisions in 40 odd years time, it won't be the Bloomfield era that people will want back...
 

mickyhoss

I sacked Glover
It's a tough one.
I'm just too slightly too young, to remember much of the Bloomfield era.
But as other have said, you would have been young and the team was good.

But were the teams of the 1960s even better? So close to the Double and picked up silverware?

When people pick up books about our history in the future, it will be time we are in now, that will be seen as the pinnacle for us. Hope those years last for as long as possible.

When we are languishing in the lower divisions in 40 odd years time, it won't be the Bloomfield era that people will want back...
Well the Gillies teams in the sixties were superior to Bloomfield's but not the O'Farrell team, they only really played in the top flight for 20 odd games.
 

sixthswan

Non-Member
Well the Gillies teams in the sixties were superior to Bloomfield's but not the O'Farrell team, they only really played in the top flight for 20 odd games.

To be fair, I was only referring to the Gillies teams.
I wouldn't include the McLintock team as reflective of the 1970s.
 

LGFOX

Roofer
The ones like me who were teenagers at the time certainly look back on those days as wonderful ones.
I always felt later on that we were two players short of becoming a top 5 side. Certainly a CH but also a hard man in midfield. Derby had Gemmill, dirty Leeds had dirty Bremner, Liverpool had Hughes and Smith and even Newcastle had McDermott. We had Jon Sammels!!!

The other great fact I love about Jimmy Bloomfield is Leicester have had 6 managers who played as players in some sort of Euro Final and just two have played in two finals. Paolo Sousa and Jimmy who played in two IC Fairs cup finals for London and Birmingham City.

A very sad loss at just 49. No age
 
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Weller, Lenny & the greatest of them all Frankie Wortho were my all time heroes in a wonderful, entertaining team.
The biggest problem was at centre half as Munro was never strong enough & the lack of a decent squad, as in having to give Joe Waters a debut at QPR ( O yes for the youngster) & playing Stringy in the semi final replay when he was at the end of his career.
The semi final defeat at Villa Park left me devastated
 

haardaarss

Roofer
Much as I agree with these sentiments, I think there’s a bit of ‘summers were always longer and warmer’ going on (even in me own head)
Coincidentally, I was just thinking this morning "how come it's global warming" now we've had a bit of weather we old gits used to get on a regular basis when we were kids in the 1960's and 70's? Or should this comment transfer over to the crazies' forum?
 

ArmadaSur

Roofer
Always makes me laugh when they say “ the worst rainfall, the hottest day, the worst storm etc etc “ since such and such a year.
So 50 years ago, 100 years ago, or last fucking year had nothing to do with global warming, only the last few years show this ?
The weather goes up and down whenever ( just like football teams ) fuckall to do with global warming.
Remember the ozone layer scaremongering ? Real disaster that turned out to be.
 

bnet

Roofer
Yes but for total explosion of joy it has to be that away end at QPR when Joe Waters scored (twice).
l didn't go QPR because l was brasic, l went Fulham because l sold 500 programs for £5, some going back to the 1900's and all the cup final ones from the 40's on. Probably £5k's worth at least now, they were worth more than £5 then l just needed the money for Fulham
 
l didn't go QPR because l was brasic, l went Fulham because l sold 500 programs for £5, some going back to the 1900's and all the cup final ones from the 40's on. Probably £5k's worth at least now, they were worth more than £5 then l just needed the money for Fulham
Yeah but, you got to see goal of the season and Glovers goal was third in goal of the month also from that game and Tottenham turned up. Worth every penny.
 

LGFOX

Roofer
Much as the Bloomfield years were my favourite time, the first time I actually thought that we could challenge the big boys on a sustained basis was after the Stanley Victor Collymore hat trick against Sunderland. That turned to shit pretty quickly afterwards.

I always thought that was the game that made MON decide to move on. Anyone who was there that day or even saw it on tv knew we’d suddenly moved up a gear.
As MON said later ‘I had my perfect Leicester team for just 90 mins’ when Heskey moved to Liverpool the following week
 
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