Leicester City FC

Discussion in 'football' started by prunus, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I fear this is going to be a once-in-a-chuffing-long-time achievement but I'm glad it's happened. I imagine things to swiftly return to business as usual in the Premiership. I imagine Leicester's phone is ringing off the hook with cunty agents trying to place their clients, sorry players, with them now.
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  2. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Much as you want to turn the cynic inside you off and just enjoy this, can't help but suspect the same. Will certainly be interesting to see who lines up for Leicester next season.

    However, for the moment, it's a bloody good story!
  3. diond

    diond Well-Known Member

    Celtic? Saracens?
  4. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    I'll probably buy the dvd :)
  5. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    Well, if Spurs win the title next year it's not exactly business as usual.
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  6. Favelado

    Favelado Half to the Tower, please.

    I noticed some criticism of atleti this week but it's not really true. Atleti are so intense it usually makes for entertainment one way or another. I don't find them dull.
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  7. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    I agree. And particularly where there is a contrast in styles, it can be exhilarating to watch. It's a strength of the game that there is more than one way to play it, and Atletico vs a passing/possession team makes for a great match. Atletico vs Leicester? Not sure how that would go.
  8. Harry Smiles

    Harry Smiles Well-Known Member

    Leicester Rantzen..
  9. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    I am not sure about the football itself but I doubt any bookie will offer 5000-1 on a team actually in the premiership. :D
  10. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    This how to win a league, a lovely unstoppable force against a team who had hoped for Europe at the beginning of the season
  11. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Ah, Andrea Bocelli and then the lifting of the trophy, not even a Leicester fan and that got me with a lump in my throat, can only imagine how they feel
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  12. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    He's dead happy because he put three tenners on them before the season started.
  13. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    It was a tad moving :cool:
  14. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Mahrez with baby falling asleep in his arms has to be one of the cutest moments seen on a football pitch.
  15. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    That was indeed the classiest celebration of the Prem. I've seen. So good in fact I replayed it 3 times before carrying on to watch the game. Nicely done.

    and John Terry was nowhere in sight....good job.
  16. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    Still getting teary when I think about it all.
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  17. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I did notice Robert Huth turned up in full kit ;)

    Was there a particular reason Bocelli was there? I also didn't understand them using Nessun Dorma, although I suppose they're just thinking about the musical content rather than lyrical :oops:
  18. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    he's a football fan, and loved 'the story'

    And what else is an opera singer going to sing to a football crowd? Possente amor mi chiama??
  19. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Apparently he tweeted the day before that he was going to 'do a John Terry'.

    More justified than Terry, imo, given that the trophy wasn't won with the game he missed.
  20. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    Apparently Bocelli had heard of Ranieri's success and had contacted him to say if Leicester win the title he'd like to come and sing at the celebrations.

    I suppose the footballing links of Nessun Dorma to Italia '90 will forever link it with football, over here at least. Certain arias really do it for me, apart from Nessun Dorma, that one in the film Philadelphia, and that one in the film The Tree of Life. Bootyfull.
  21. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    It was a lovely moment seeing him next to Claudio, and the reveal of the Leicester Kit :cool:
  22. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    Sure was. Hairs on end stuff.

    He changed 'time to say goodbye' to 'time to win again'. Cheese on toast. I love it.

    And Nessun Dorma's 'Vincero, vincero, vincero' means "I will win, I will win, I will win" so it kinda makes sense. Sorta.
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  23. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I didn't know that he lost what was left of his sight in a football accident aged 12.
  24. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    wow...apparently the arse beat you in the premier league money stakes because they had more televised games.

    Still...£93 million you got apparently...not bad :)
  25. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    Mental, isn't it? Although arguably not as mental as Villa pocketing £73m plus parachute payments after the season they had.
  26. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    It'd be too sensible to split it twenty ways equally.
  27. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    This is £2million pounds less [TELEPRINTER CAPITALS: LESS] than the team finishing 20th (bottom) are guaranteed to get next year.

    Fuck your Sky subscriptions.
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  28. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    I wonder if sponsors have a clause in their contracts for a bonus if you win the league?
  29. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    I read somewhere that the teams relegated from the premier (season 2014/15) got more money than the team that won it the season before. How the fuck does that work? It will soon be a closed shop playing games at fuck off o'clock for American prime time viewing.
  30. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Good point, i would imagine that might be the case for certain teams but not Leicester or teams expected to struggle.Possibly a bonus if they stayed up.

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