The tattooed giant sounding the drumbeat of Leicester victory

first_imgCome wind, rain or snow, he can be found at the back of the stand beating his large drum.As he spoke to AFP outside the King Power Stadium, motorists honked their horns in recognition at the club’s official drummer, who is something of a gentle giant despite his fearsome appearance.Away fans unfamiliar with Jobber initially took him to be a hooligan, but the superfan stressed he was anything but.The Foxes need just one more win to take the Premier League — an improbable coup for the club that started the season as bookmakers’ 5,000-1 outsiders and one of the favourites for relegation.The meteoric rise of the club has won national and international attention.For Jobber, it is a fairy tale, having had a season ticket for 32 of his 36 years.Away from the stadium, Jobber is a mentor for troubled young people, helping them with their studies and taking them on trips to the countryside to see goats and cows.But he never misses a home game and says he has missed around six away games in 25 years.His loyalty is reflected in his 150 tattoos, which cover his arms and much of his upper body — including one of fictional nanny Mary Poppins wearing a Leicester supporters’ scarf.– ‘Crazy’ –Jobber is still getting to grips with the remarkable turnaround of the club.“How do I feel? I don’t know,” he told AFP. “I could never prepare myself, there was no plan for me to feel like this.“The minute I find what it is I’m going to ring the dictionary up and get that word put in the dictionary.”To be a Leicester supporter is to know suffering, having endured relegation to the third tier of English football less than 10 years ago and only narrowly avoiding relegation from the Premier League last season.Jobber’s brightest memory before this season was a last-minute victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the FA Cup in 2006.“Never in my life would I have even expected to be anywhere near the top 10 of the Premier League, let alone to be guaranteed a finish in the top two,” he said.“Where has it all come from? I think it’s the unity of this team, and the passion and the pride, you can’t buy that,” he added.Jobber’s passion for Leicester began when he was a boy, when he was a devout attendee of the old stadium Filbert Street.“I can’t remember much of the game, of the players at the time but I remember how it made me feel,” he said of his first match.“I remember feeling part of something and it became part of my life”.In 2003, a club official called to ask if he would be interested in playing the bass drum. His initial reluctance gave way and he tried it out. It was a revelation.“I came down and hit the drum and I was like ‘Wow!’. Next thing there were 35,000 sets of eyes on me. I’ve done it ever since.”0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Shaven-headed Lee Jobber’s back is covered with a large inked crest of Leicester City and his ample stomach bears the words “wide load”/PHOTO-AgenciesLEICESTER, April 28- A large, topless, heavily tattooed figure pounding a drum has become iconic at Leicester football matches as the underdog club closes in on the Premier League title.Shaven-headed Lee Jobber’s back is covered with a large inked crest of Leicester City and his ample stomach bears the words “wide load”.last_img read more


first_imgThe Sheridan Security Systems third Security Exhibition, which took place in the Mount Errigal Hotel over the last number of days has been described as another incredible success. The Security Exhibition which finishes later today, is designed to promote all areas of domestic and commercial security, providing advice and demonstrations on all the latest surveillance and alarm technologies. All aspects of security for both domestic and commercial markets were exhibited and demonstrated – from Wired to Wireless Alarms, High Definition IP Surveillance up to 29MP, Digital Video Recorders, Safes, Fire Fighting Equipment, Automatic Gates and much more.The Exhibition was attended by Ireland’s leading security experts and they were impressed with the quality of products on show at the exhibition.The exhibition allowed visitors to benefit from free advice based on a confidential conversation which will highlight how to tailor the technology to meet individual requirements.Admission to the exhibition was FREE of charge, so as expected large numbers descended on the exhibition to take the opportunity to come and discuss the individual requirements needed. Event organiser, Brendan Sheridan insisted vigilance in security measures has reached a level of paramount importance in recent years due to the increase in both commercial and domestic criminal activity.He told Donegal Daily, “With new technologies constantly coming onto the market the exhibition was the perfect opportunity to view some of the most powerful security solutions available, and speak to leading professionals about your requirements.“Thankfully the exhibition has been another brilliant success, it’s our third exhibition now and all three have been incredible successes.Sheridan Security Systems was founded in 2002 by Brendan Sheridan and has grown to become a leading provider of security systems in the North West with a reputation for excellence.The exhibition doesn’t finish until 6pm, so you’ve still got time to get the exhibition at The Mount Errigal Hotel. LEADING SECURITY EXPERTS HUGELY IMPRESSED WITH SHERIDAN SECURITY EXHIBITION was last modified: October 16th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewsSheridan Securitylast_img read more