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#OTD 1972: Blue Peter visited Filbert Street, former home of @LCFC to see how a giant pitch cover was being used to keep out the winter weather.
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Wow! I was there!! At that time I was assistant Groundsman at Filbert Street and remember that day very well. It was filmed on a Sunday and it is the youth team players who were training. Peter was a really nice guy, we all had a bottle of beer at lunchtime as the tent inflated.
 
 
Classic rare footage from Filbert Street, back in 1972. #LCFC #LeicesterCity #TheFoxes
 
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From that to this. Come a very long way💙🦊 pic.twitter.com/lCcTIHa7UE
 
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Just look at that Kop....them were the days,all stood up as one and backing everyone who wore the blue and white of #lcfc for 90mins,none of this in house bickering 🦊, bring in safe standing in the sk section I recon @lcfc
 
 
Semper Eadem. @lcfc: Always cutting edge.
 
 
Always fascinating to watch old film like this

#LCFC #footballhistory
 
 
I bet that took some rolling up!
 
 
 
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You kids probably won’t remember this or Keith Weller wearing gloves and tights!
 
 
I do miss filbert street...
the pitch was always shit
 
 
 
 
Great to see #FilbertSrreet @ProducerCleah. Back in 1975 it was the scene of yet another great @IpswichTown win over @LUFC. Next time #Warky’s in he’ll tell you all about that famous FA Cup tie!
 
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@malchamb when you left Filbert St did this mod-con come with you?! It's weirdly fascinating!
 
Absolutely brilliant
 
 
 
 
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@StringerSport @JasonBourne1986 the good old days at Leicester how things have changed now
 
I remember it well, our pitch survived when many grounds were shut, City hosted a good few FA Cup replays for other teams as well....
 
Great watch. “Just Push It” 😂
 
Bloody hell I remember this
 
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@johnledwidge we’ve always been innovators 👍💙🦊watch
 
It was brilliant until @alanbirchenall but his sprint spikes all over it! 😂
 
 
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Pitch technology has certainly come on. Pitches like bowling greens all year round. No balloons required
 
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Check this out @nickohowe85 well smart they cover the pitch
 
 
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What do I do now? Just push it!! 😂
 
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Is it me @edmowe or did that look a lot easier than the tent we had to put up?
 
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sure you guys will love this!
 
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Black and white football boots! Who would have thought?
 
 
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Remember Leicester City not having many games called off through the seventies in the very cold weather.Shame a lot of teams in Divison one did not have this brilliant idea and l no a few did have underground heating
 
 
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Never knew Leicester had such big fans!😜
 
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Loving it. What memories. Keith Weller and his ‘tights’ and all that. How amazing words like leggings and base layers hadn’t been invented back then
 
 
I’d totally forgotten. About this innovation
 
 
The only place to be every other Saturday 💙🦊
 
 
Remember it well 💙🦊
 
 
Not quite old enough to remember this report but plenty old enough to remember the ‘bubble’. @LiveLCFC @LCFCFamily @LCFC
 
 

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