King Power Stadium, countdown to kickoff. 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 lungs. Game time, time to begin the chase. On the stadium's outside wall, a royal blue LCD display says "#Fearless". Welcome to Leicester City, the most incredible cast of write-offs, grafters, misfits, and journeymen coming together in a special time and place to simultaneously have the season of their lives.
The side who'd been adrift at the bottom 12 months previously, who'd started the season as relegation favorites, whose manager was favorite to be the first one sacked once the campaign got underway, had made it to the final. A squad of £500,000 and with a scattering of £1m men. It was then, on behalf of every small club, that dreams were hunted at the King Power Stadium. They were always a club with a difference, but in the 2015-16 season Leicester City created a story that in modern soccer stands unique. Fearless is the unforgettable story of how Leicester City went from ridiculous to miraculous, from relegation certainties with odds of 5,000 to 1 to winners of the most competitive soccer league in the world: the English Premier League.
©2016 Jonathan Northcroft (P)2016 Hachette Audio