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The inside story of Leicester’s victorious 2015-16 season

Big news for Foxes’ fans – Melton Sports will be hosting a book signing for 5000-1 The Leicester City Story on Saturday, June 11.

This must-have book on City’s fairytale season – subtitled How We Beat The Odds to Become Premier League Champions – has been written by the Leicester Mercury’s chief football writer Rob Tanner.

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Rob, who will be joining us from noon to 2pm, enjoys unrivalled access to players, staff and fans so this is the ultimate insider’s guide to one of football’s most remarkable achievements – the dream of anyone who has ever supported an underdog.

Leicester City, a team facing relegation little over a year ago, were priced at 5000-1 to finish top at the start of this season and yet went on to win the 2015-16 Premier League in the greatest fairytale in football history.

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Now you can read Rob’s diary of this astonishing season as it happened, recounting the growing sense of hope and disbelief as the Foxes closed in on glory and went on to run away with it, securing the title with two games to spare.

The story begins with the explosive end of Nigel Pearson’s tenure as manager and the surprise appointment of Claudio Ranieri as his successor. From the loss of their talismanic midfielder Esteban Cambiasso to Jamie Vardy’s goal-scoring record and victories over rivals Tottenham and Manchester City with an unfancied team (whose star man Riyad Mahrez cost less than Wayne Rooney earns in a month), it shouldn’t have been possible.

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5000-1 The Leicester City Story is due to be published by Icon Books at the end of this month, priced at £8.99, but to secure your copy reserve it now!

Call in, message or text 07982 471118 with your name, contact number and any dedication. It’s an essential read for every Leicester City fan!

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