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If they manage to win the league, will it be the greatest achievement of all sporting history?
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Hate to crush your hopes but they won't win.
Sorry if just revealed a spoiler.
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>>65408488
Greek won Euro 2004 was more surprising.
The odd was 1:2000.
Leicester's starting odd was 1:200
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>>65408567
Leicester were 5000/1 to win at the beginning of the season.
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>>65408546
Hate to crush your wishful thinking, but Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs have 0 (zerio) chance. Only Manchester City have an outside chance.
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wud b laff
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>>65408567
>1:200
What are you on about?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competitions/premier-league/12063960/Odds-changers-Why-this-Premier-League-season-is-the-most-unpredictable-ever.html
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>>65408488
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEt_Xgg8dzc
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Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
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>>65408567

Don't be daft. Greece only had to hold out for 6 games. For Leicester to win the league over 38 games in the era of the oil money clubs will be easily the greatest achievement of the modern era, hands down. Before this it was Atletico beating Real and Barca to the title when those clubs had a monopoly on all the worlds best talent, but even they had a handful of world class players and one of the best managers in football. Leicester are doing it with pretty much the same team they had in the Championship a few years ago.
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>>65408546
>chatting shit
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WHy can some old Italian run the fuck over managers making 10X more with 100X the payroll?
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>>65417797
Deus vult
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>>65408488

The day Anime became real was greater
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>>65410516
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>>65417874
but anyone can win a one-off game on their day, if Japan were consistently better than South Africa over a 38 game period then it would be comparable.

Tyson v Douglas was a bigger one-off shock
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>>65408488
No
The greatest achievement ever will forever be Roma getting to the European Cup Final in 1984
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>>65408488

The Treble is better as it was the culmination of several years work. Leicester winning the league is the equivalent of United winning it in 93, which was the start of the build toward the Treble.
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>>65408488
yes, a nine month long 5000/1 shot playing out would be the goat, no question.
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>>65419382
>Leicester winning the league is the equivalent of United winning it in 9
The Premier League is far more hierarchical and competitive now than in 1993; Newcastle, Norwich , Blackburn and Nottingham Forest were all able to challenge for the Premiership title in their first season back in the top flight in the early 90s now it's a miracle if a newly promoted team can finish in the top half
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They are going to collapse once they are really close

Right now they don't believe it, so they play without worries

Once it feels real they will absolutely collapse
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>>65411311
If holding out for 6 games is such an easy task in comparison, why has no England team ever managed to to that, despite fielding players who repeatedly won leagues over 38 games?
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>>65419655
With 6/7 games remaining is when the collapse will happen
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>>65408488
it's up there with Boavista 2001 or Porto 2004
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>>65419771
You're just proving his point. The "favorites" have it harder in a cup format.

It's a statistical concept. An entire season's results tell you about a team's "average" performance over many trials. So eventually the better teams rise to the top.

In a cup, 1 single loss puts you out. There is much more variability in the performance in a single match than over 38.

If you roll a die 100 times, the average will almost definitely be between 3 and 4. But if you roll it just once, it could be anything 1-6.
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>>65420732
If the favourites have it harder in cup formats then why is there a consistent global elite (Italy, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Argentina)?
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>>65408639
Yeah, the team with the most injuries, hardest fixture list and most recently got BTFO hardest are the most likely winners.

> the city of you
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>leave letting it slip to me
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>>65420795
They are still favorites, just less so than they would be in a league.

Look, England's choking really doesn't have anything to do with what he was saying anyway. I think you know he was right.
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Winners = have the best chance

>city of me
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would be movie material 2bh
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>>65420885
Thought that was that liverpoo defender for a second
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>>65419655
Arsenal are favs after beating mememouth. Thank you bookies greatest ally.
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Verona 1985
Aberdeen 1985
Sampdoria 1991
Auxerre 1996
Kaiserslautern 1998
Lens 1998
Deportivo A Corunha 1999
Boavista 2001
Wolfsburg 2009
AZ 2009
Twente 2010
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>>65421218
>Wolfsburg 2009

Buyern was coached by Klinsmann half of that season.
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desu the epl is complete shit top to bottom
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>>65408488
Notts Forest won the First Division in their first season up back in the 70s and then won 2 European Cups in a row. You could argue the wealth disparity wasn't quite what it is now though and it's certainly the best achievement of the 21st Century regardless.
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>>65421218
Kaiserslautern and Depor especially.
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>>65421218
BASED
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>>65421690
Hope QPR pulls this off sometime this decade
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>>65421218
lautern yes, wolfsburg not so much, so they made a great comeback
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>>65421611
>back in the 70s
>the best achievement of the 21st Century regardless
Thanks for the 2070s spoiler, biff. Putting a bet on now. My grandson's gonna be a rich man.
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>>65421690
>Hoffenheim could've done it too had Ibisevic not gotten injured

What a shame
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>>65419771
Except things like that have happened before, Denmark winning the Euros was equally a big surprise.
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Arse vs Vardy and Citeh vs Sperms next week.

Who /excite/ here!?

My prediction:
Arse 1 - 1 Vardy
Citeh 1 - 2 Sperms
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>>65408567

t. Greek cunt

No, your economy is still shit.
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>>65421690
>this was at a time when German football was actually not all that shit and Dortmund had just won the CL and Schalke won the Uefa Cup

Rehhagel did some impressive shit.
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>>65411311
but all of the other "top" teams are fucking shit

yeah it's a great achievement, but it's mostly down to the fact that the traditional powers are garbage right now
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>>65421690
To be fair Norwich also almost did something very similar at the same kind of time. 20 years ago there was a lot more parity than there is now.

The Leicester achievement is a step above.
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>>65421218
Stuttgart winning it back in 2007 was a bigger surprise than Wolfsburg in 2009
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>>65421916
true
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They did not suddenly start to play well, the other teams started playing worse than usual.
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>>65421773
Nice reading comprehension, retard.
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>>65421690
>tfw my team almost did that
;_;
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Shouldn't Blackpool winning be considered a bigger achievement regardless?
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