Fearless by Jonathan Northcroft
King Power Stadium, countdown to kick off. Out on the pitch a lone brass player sounds the haunting Post Horn Gallop, for 80 years the home players’ entrance tune. Spines tingle. Air is gulped into opposition lungs. Game time, time to begin the chase. Burning fox eyes peer down from between the decks of one of the stands. On the stadium’s outside wall a royal blue LCD display says #Fearless.
Welcome to Leicester City. They were always a club with a difference but in 2015-16 they created a story that in modern football stands unique. Who could believe it: from relegation certainties to champions of England?
5,000-1 shots when the campaign started, Leicester’s transformation has been remarkable. An incredible cast of written-offs, grafters, misfits and journeymen, who came together at a special time and place to simultaneously have the season of their lives. Fearless documents Leicester’s hunt of their impossible dream. It tells the greatest football tale of the Premier League era, in loving detail, from the inside track.
The definitive account of Leicester City's astonishing rise from relegation certainties to Premier League title winners: the greatest achievement in the modern football era.