Author & Editor Steve Jacques - writer of "We Are Staying Up", "The European Tour",
"Fox Tales" and "The Ultimate Leicester City Quiz Book" - is Leicestershire born and bred.
Growing up, Steve fell in love with football from a very early age, thanks to his football mad family.
His Grandad - Horace Jacques - was instrumental in building-up and establishing local non-league football club Enderby Town, as being the most successful non-league team in the county.
His Father and Uncles also played their parts in the running of the club, with his Nanna and Mother also getting involved - washing the kit and running the canteen on match days respectively!
From the age of 16, Steve played football every week, usually with his two elder brothers, across the city & county parks of Leicestershire, in the Leicester City League and Hinckley Sunday League. Starting off as a midfielder, before settling into his preferred role as a central defender (when his legs started to 'go'), it's no surprise that his favourite City player of all time, is Steve Walsh.
"Steve Walsh epitomised everything that is needed in a great defender - tough tackling, great header of the ball, could read the game superbly - and he scored quite a few goals too. A real LCFC Legend. He truly was Fearless."
Now fast approaching middle-aged ("already arrived there, years ago"), Steve watches the Foxes from the Kop, near to the Union FS crew in SK1...but prefers to sit down nowadays, as his knees are beginning to show signs of wear & tear, after 20 years of park football!