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Post by RealGunner Mon May 02, 2016 10:18 pm

What Leicester has done is truly remarkable.
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Post by Firenze Mon May 02, 2016 10:19 pm

Leicester gotta be up there with my 59 game winning streak on Fifa Ultimate Team 11, Drogba was a monster.
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Post by CBarca Mon May 02, 2016 10:21 pm

Will live in history next to Pep's Barca
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Post by Doc Mon May 02, 2016 10:23 pm

In recent memory, it is though seeing a post by Sports that reminded me Hellas Verona won a Serie A title when the league was an incredible force so that should be taken into consideration.

Still, a really remarkable feat that I can't help but keep praising.
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Post by rwo power Mon May 02, 2016 10:25 pm

Just as cool a feat as Kaiserslautern winning the Bundesliga as newly promoted side in 1998 or Greece winning Euro 2004 :bow:
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Post by McAgger Mon May 02, 2016 10:26 pm

Yes.
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Post by Art Morte Mon May 02, 2016 10:28 pm

What makes Leicester's title better than pre-21th century fairytales, imo, is that they've done it in a time when the amount of cash in football has exploded and made the richest clubs more dominant than ever, almost untouchable.
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Post by Lex Mon May 02, 2016 10:29 pm

Easily

They did it at a time when leagues are being smothered by sugar daddies and monstrous juggernauts. They dared to look uncle Fritz square in the monocle and said "Nein!"
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Post by sportsczy Mon May 02, 2016 10:31 pm

no

One of the better ones, sure. But Helas Verona had a bigger achievement in my eyes in the 80s in Serie A.

Those are the to two clubwise for me in terms of league.


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Post by M99 Mon May 02, 2016 10:32 pm

Lets see if Leicester can do what Nottingham Forest did and win back to back CLs after this.

Forest got promoted to first division, won the league and THEN win two European Cups the next two seasons.

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Post by McAgger Mon May 02, 2016 10:33 pm

Back in the day it was more of a level field imo. Football wasn't all about money. Teams like Verona, Nottingham Forest etc is just not as impressive as what Leicester have done in this day and age football is a business and is dominated by sugar daddy clubs.
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Post by Turok_TTZ Mon May 02, 2016 10:33 pm

sportsczy wrote:no

don't be spoilsport, sports.
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Post by CBarca Mon May 02, 2016 10:33 pm

Greatest in sporting history, imo. Not just football
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Post by farfan Mon May 02, 2016 10:34 pm

Easily .

Unless someone can provide another example where a team defied 5000 to 1 odds .
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Post by Freeza Mon May 02, 2016 10:36 pm

farfan wrote:Easily .

Unless someone can provide another example where a team defied 5000 to 1 odds .


When Herfølge won the Danish league in their first season hmm
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Post by M99 Mon May 02, 2016 10:37 pm

This is greatest in PL era. Its highly debatable if its greatest in PL history.

Putting Verona's win in perspective, those were the days when Platini and Maradona was playing in Serie A. It was not a level field at all, teams with most money tended to dominate like nowadays too.
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Post by Kaladin Mon May 02, 2016 10:38 pm

Definitely
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Post by sportsczy Mon May 02, 2016 10:38 pm

sportsczy wrote:no

One of the better ones, sure.  But Helas Verona had a bigger achievement in my eyes in the 80s in Serie A.

Those are the to two clubwise for me in terms of league.

For you Farfan... 1984-85 season to be exact. Torino almost beat them to it too lol.
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Post by Lex Mon May 02, 2016 10:39 pm

Leicester were in division 1 less than a decade ago...
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Post by sportsczy Mon May 02, 2016 10:41 pm

Yeah true...  Verona weren't that bad.  They tended to be in top 10-15 in Serie A.  That league was murder though.  Easily the best in Europe in the 80s and definitely the 90s going into the 00s. And they narrowly avoided relegation a couple of times.

Verona winning was more like Newcastle taking EPL today.

So in terms of upset, sure.  Leicester.


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Post by Doc Mon May 02, 2016 10:43 pm

Don't call me James wrote:Back in the day it was more of a level field imo. Football wasn't all about money. Teams like Verona, Nottingham Forest etc is just not as impressive as what Leicester have done in this day and age football is a business and is dominated by sugar daddy clubs.

How is it not impressive? Verona won a Serie A title during its greatest period. Nottingham Forrest won 2 European titles where the great Liverpool, Bayern, Borussia Mönchengladbach sides were very much prevalent. Come on McAgger, you know that is worthy of GL hype.
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Post by rincon Mon May 02, 2016 10:45 pm

We can played it down tomorrow, but today its Leicester.
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Post by zigra Mon May 02, 2016 10:45 pm

Why would it be? Sure there is more money involved nowadays but today just as 30 years ago there's a limited group of great and good players who are mostly split among top and semi-top clubs and a newly promoted club like Kaiserslautern certainly didn't have such players.

If we just dismiss everything that happened more than 10 years ago because there's more money involved today what good is it even to call it the "biggest achievement in football history"?

It's up there for me but it's not the stand out.
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Post by Robespierre Mon May 02, 2016 10:45 pm

Definitely.

Hellas Verona were a surprise, they were an underdog , but they had WC players like  Elkjaer and Briegel.
Hellas got 4th place in '83, and it got 2 Coppa Italia finals in a row then
Comparable with this Sassuolo

Leicester had to fight for avoding the relegation .. and they were in Championship the prevous year
No contest imo


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Post by sportsczy Mon May 02, 2016 10:46 pm

I remember Leeds doing something special in the early 90s too. Lens of course in 98.
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