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Leicester City
« on: February 03, 2016, 08:41:23 am »
Well everyone said they couldn't keep it up but here we are in February and they are still at the top of the Premiership.
Can they actually pull off the biggest upset in modern English football ? As a non biased observer (I support York City) I do hope so it would be fantastic.
Oh and Vardy's first goal last night was incredible.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Leicester City
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 08:42:28 am »
+1

Re: Leicester City
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016, 08:48:08 am »
It's good to see another team up there for sure, I don't really like Leicester but at least it makes a change, and I'd probably *just* rather they win the thing.

Jamie's goal last night was awesome. Shame he is such an unpleasant individual.

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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016, 10:18:17 am »
Such is the power of YACF that now you have started a thread, they will sink like a stone.

One piece of trivia which I retain from my time in quizzes is that Leicester City have lost more FA cup finals (5) than any other team that has never won one.
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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2016, 10:50:09 am »
Time to invest in Walker's Crisps?
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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2016, 11:00:35 am »
Time to invest in Walker's Crisps?

It hasn't been Walker's for ages. The stadium is now the King Power stadium, so presumably that's their sponsor.  Or perhaps it's 'king power?
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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2016, 11:07:31 am »
Well, I was going to suggest that Leicester's success was rigged by Gary Lineker using inside contacts from MotD...
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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2016, 02:34:15 pm »
Well everyone said they couldn't keep it up but here we are in February and they are still at the top of the Premiership.
Can they actually pull off the biggest upset in modern English football ? As a non biased observer (I support York City) I do hope so it would be fantastic.
Oh and Vardy's first goal last night was incredible.


Ask again at the end of the month - here's the list of Leicester's matches for the rest of the season, with the current ranking for each of their opponents:

06/2 - Man City (2nd)
14/2 - Arsenal (4th)
27/2 - Norwich City (17th)
01/3 - West Bromwich Albion (13th)
05/3 - Watford (10th)
14/3 - Newcastle United (18th)
19/3 - Crystal Palace (11th)
02/4 - Southampton (7th)
09/4 - Sunderland (19th)
16/4 - West Ham United (6th)
23/4 - Swansea City (16th)
30/4 - Manchester United (5th)
07/5 - Everton (12th)
15/5 - Chelsea (14th)

If Leicester are still top when they play Norwich, I'll be pleasantly surprised.
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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2016, 02:48:01 pm »
Hmmm, all those fixtures involve Leicester (1st), I think? And in order to get to (1st), they've already played them all once.

Re: Leicester City
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2016, 02:55:03 pm »
And the average position of all those teams is 11th, which is just below the mid-table line, so that looks like a fairly representative cross section of the division.
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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2016, 03:16:39 pm »
I have supported Leicester since 1970ish and was a season ticket holder for several years in the 90s. I've been watching pretty much every game for the last 12 months too . So I'm just a tiny bit chuffed at the moment.  ;D I'm going to enjoy the lofty position for as long as it lasts. It's been one helluva ride (from bottom to top) wherever they finally finish.

I'd love to get to a game in the next few months just to experience the atmosphere of the KP Stadium. It looks and sounds incredible.

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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2016, 06:07:14 pm »
To my mind, possibly even more amazing than Leicester top is West Ham briefly breaking into the top 4 and currently looking like they might get a Europa League place. How on earth did that happen? (Payet, I suppose, is the answer.) Anyway, back to the East Midlands...
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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2016, 06:43:01 pm »
I became a bit of a Leicester fan since living there in the 1990s. Used to go to Filbert St every now and then but I left the city before the new stadium was built. Was pretty depressing supporting them as they slowly spiralled downwards after the Martin O'Neil days. Must be great to live in the city if you're a fan these days. Leicester is one of the few large cities only to have a single league team which probably helps.

Re: Leicester City
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2016, 08:16:44 pm »
We're Manchester City supporters for many of the same reasons. (Far from ardent, the go-to-a-match-once-in-blue-moon* type). Maine Road was our nearest ground, unless you count Stockport County. Provided many years of happily depressing entertainment, going down two leagues at one point. It's quite unsettling now they're normally near the top.

You have to respect clubs that have made it without the same massive amount of funding. I'd rather like Leicester to win (told you we weren't ardent!) And Vardy's goal was amazing - even better than Crouch's against us ;D

* Pun intended

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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2016, 01:58:05 pm »
Just seen the score from Maine Road whatever Man City's ground is called now.

 ;D ;D

Edit:

 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2016, 02:40:22 pm »
Shouldn't that be:

 :( - ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2016, 02:44:44 pm »
Shouldn't that be:

 :( - ;D ;D ;D

Yes, it should be now. You beat me to it.

I am almost tempted to telephone my bro-in-law and/or nephew, both of whom are card-carrying members of the Manchester City Football Club Regular Attenders' Discount Scheme.
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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2016, 02:55:24 pm »
I'm quite happy now.

6 points clear. I think we've avoided relegation.

Re: Leicester City
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2016, 04:01:10 pm »
No spoilers please for those of us who like to watch MoTD ;D

I'm not reading this thread till then.

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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2016, 09:13:42 pm »
My favourite tweet (so far) points out that for the price of 1 Raheem Sterling you could get 122 Riyad Mahrezs.



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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2016, 09:34:06 pm »
Though that might well no longer be the case in the next transfer window.
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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2016, 10:30:19 pm »
Spurs just gone second not been there since the 60's, way before I started supporting them
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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2016, 05:15:32 pm »
Tangentially relevant to this thread is the fact that Chelsea and Manchester Untied are currently battling it out.

Can we introduce a rule which makes it possible for both sides to lose the same match?
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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2016, 09:04:07 pm »
Next weekend will be a big one for this year's title contenders. Arsenal host Leicester and Man City host Spurs. The right set of results there would see Leicester open up a very significant gap with 2/3 of the season gone.

Edit: Bugger! I'm interested in premiership football! Aaaargh!
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Re: Leicester City
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2016, 11:31:51 pm »
The way some of them can sprint, any chance of hidden motors in their boots, do you think?