THE AXE finally fell on Town boss Simon Grayson after 12 consecutive games without a victory.
Chairman Dean Hoyle’s decision to relieve Grayson of his managerial duties meant former Town legend Mark Lillis stands in, in the interim period.
HTSA would like to wish Simon luck for the future and say a big ‘thank you’ for helping us get promoted to the Championship last season.
We’d also like to wish Mark the very best of luck as he steps into the breach and aims to turn things around until a permanent manager is appointed.
Lillis handed Jordan Sinnott (son of former Town captain Lee) his debut in midfield in the FA Cup against Leicester, and the youngster didn’t disappoint.
His eagerness and will to win the ball certainly impressed the home faithful and we hope this is the start of many more appearances from him.
Town, in fact, played really well in stages, and it could be argued we deserved to win.
All in all, it was a much-improved performance and one which the fans appreciated.
Last Saturday’s performance will surely encourage Town fans to take to the road again for the replay on Tuesday week, February 12.
HTSA are planning to run a coach to the match, leaving the stadium at 4.30 and priced at only £11.50 for members.ŠBookings can be made in the usual way by contacting 07926 165863.
Details are also provided on the HTSA website – www.htsa-online.co.uk as well as social media sites Facebook (HTSA) and Twitter (@officialhtsa).
HTSA organised a penalty shoot-out between Town and Leicester fans at half-time which the Town fans won on sudden death, with James Fryer rifling into the top corner!
Participants for Town were Fryer, Dave Goward, Paul Stead and Stef Toth – we hope there will be more half-time entertainment such as this in the future.
On a side note, the LCFC Foxes Trust wish to issue an apology for the ‘swear word’ and associated comment used into the microphone of our on-pitch announcer, by one the Leicester supporters who won the chance to participate.
This weeks teaser question is: Who scored the goal for Town against Derby earlier this season in the 1-0 home win?
The first person to email the answer at firstname.lastname@example.org is the winner, and this will be announced on the HTSA website and in next week’s Examiner.
Last week’s question was: What was the score the last time Town beat Leicester City? The answer was 3-1.
It’s important to us that we encourage more and more Town fans to join HTSA, not only to increase our membership base, but so we have a greater, more powerful voice in what happens surrounding our club.
It’s just £5 to join and this entitles members to cheaper travel with HTSA, as well as discounts with our numerous Business partners. Go to the website or write to us c/o Wheawill & Sudworth, PO Box B30, 35 Westgate, HD1 1PA.