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Report Coachbuster December 15, 2015 12:05 AM GMT
Barc  0 Hercules 2 

  was another game i remember ,not sure if the 0-2 was every 1000/1  at KO ,would have been damned close though . Hercules i believe were relegated and Barca ?  -  still the best in the business at the time
Report Darlo Bantam December 15, 2015 12:42 AM GMT
Here's two from yesteryear to price up:

Huddersfield 5-1 up and a man up (man injured pre substitutions) vs Charlton with 27 minutes to play. Ended up 7-6 to Charlton - the only reported time in professional football history a team has scored six and lost.

And Southampton 3-0 at half-time in the FA Cup to lower division strugglers Tranmere, yet lost 4-3.
Report YOMOMMA December 15, 2015 12:48 AM GMT
5 - Top scoring teams in Europe's big five leagues this season:
Dortmund 46
Bayern 45
PSG 45
Barcelona 36
Leicester 34
Report YOMOMMA December 15, 2015 12:51 AM GMT
leicester not only top of league but top in goal scoring in the league and only team unbeaten away from home.
Report slip5 December 15, 2015 12:52 AM GMT
Leicester city on top how this happen Surprised
Report slip5 December 15, 2015 12:53 AM GMT
not even follow the english league this year i thought man city where on top of standings
Report YOMOMMA December 15, 2015 12:53 AM GMT
chavski only won once away from home all season and were backed to 2.26!

the donut gamblers always back on a name rather than form that's why they all lose.
Report slip5 December 15, 2015 12:54 AM GMT
yommoma have you been watching the english league this year
Report YOMOMMA December 15, 2015 12:55 AM GMT
slip yes - leicester wont win the league but they can finish top 4, for a  place in europe.
Report slip5 December 15, 2015 12:56 AM GMT
i thought Leicester where bottom 5 team like usual Laugh
Report YOMOMMA December 15, 2015 12:56 AM GMT
so did i. Laugh
Report slip5 December 15, 2015 12:58 AM GMT
serious man i have not even followed the english league standings this year, i got a shock when i see these Leicester threads on the forum
Report YOMOMMA December 15, 2015 1:00 AM GMT
it's strange they are top nearly half way through the season!

i'm logging off now. need my bed.
Report slip5 December 15, 2015 1:02 AM GMT
bye
Report 1st time poster December 15, 2015 1:33 PM GMT
its n ot a flash in the pan because they were playing top 4 football from xmas last season ,thats a calendar season in football terms
Report mafeking December 15, 2015 1:41 PM GMT
from april onwards won 7 of last 9. they were still losing pretty much every week before then
Report 1st time poster December 15, 2015 1:57 PM GMT
okey dokey ,but if you could add them 7 out of 9 onto this season i,d deffo have a few bob on them winning the lg this season, remember the days when the loons fergie ,wenger etc said you could only afford to lose 3 in a season,some of the so called top sides lose 3 in a month these days
Report mafeking December 15, 2015 2:20 PM GMT
probably gonna need at least 75 points even in this extremely sub standard season. still find it hard to see them getting more than about 65
Report anxious December 15, 2015 2:43 PM GMT
leicester have done very well but vardy should have seen straight red last night for tackle on costa
Report 1st time poster December 15, 2015 3:16 PM GMT
doesnt often go to the end, but depends on your fixtures at the death ,teams in ch lg, fa cup on the beech and if it means upsetting the elite will the diddle of the road sides safe from the drop be putting it all in to help the likes of city and arsenal topple the minows,everyone should get behind lec bit like stevie brucie bending over for fergie in the past
Report Coachbuster December 15, 2015 4:30 PM GMT
i think if the season ran from jan 1st to dec 31  Leicester by now would be crowned champions possibly
Report Darlo Bantam December 15, 2015 5:26 PM GMT
Calendar year so far
Leicester have 62 points
Chelsea 56
Man City 65
Arsenal 75
Man Utd 62

I'm not going through any more, but that paints Leicester in an incredibly sustained high position.

Just one more for comparison though, Crystal Palace 57. Also above Chelsea.
Report donny osmond December 15, 2015 5:28 PM GMT
http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/premier-league/jahrestabelle/wettbewerb/GB1

there you go darlo, work done
Report Darlo Bantam December 15, 2015 5:30 PM GMT
Thought it might be there somewhere. I'd gone on Statto but could only see table as on Jan 1, rather than since Jan 1.
Report Coachbuster December 15, 2015 6:00 PM GMT
Darlo -Arsenal a big surprise for me slipping under the radar ,and only this spring most of the fans on Wengers back  Crazy
Report Captain Christy December 15, 2015 6:17 PM GMT
Unfortunately for them the season runs August - May, BOTTLERS.
Report dlarssonf December 15, 2015 6:36 PM GMT
Yep Arsenal winning the League would be a bigger shock than Leicester winning the LeagueLaughLaugh
Report ffaith December 15, 2015 7:20 PM GMT
Whatever happens i see hope for a more exciting EPL future.
Leicester have broken the tedious old boys monopoly that has ruled over English football for so long.  Next season who knows? amybe an Everton or a Stoke taking over that baton.

At Liverpool a simple football man has become coach.  A man who understands the impo of the r/s btw fans and players, btw club and community.
The mid to lower ranking teams don't have to doff their caps and bend over every time a bigger club comes calling for their best players. More signs that things are changing.

Leicester prob. won't win it but next season i can see about 10 clubs in with a chance of a top 4 finish next season. Here's to a mew dawm.
Report homefortea December 15, 2015 7:24 PM GMT
ffaith  calm down fella the van will be here soon after your extended day out of the asylum.Kiss your aged mother goodbye and wink to your dad.This may be the last time that you are allowed out for a while.

"Next season who knows? amybe an Everton or a Stoke taking over that baton."

That post seals it for me.

Stark Raving Mad...
Report ffaith December 15, 2015 7:51 PM GMT
O ye of tunnel vision hft.  All i know is i am tired of the same teams running English football and the b.s they come out with to excuse poor play.

Man C have not done well in the CL cos they are too inexperiencedConfused no mention of billions spent on players.

Man U must get used to not winning trophies says Van Gaal.  Apparently he said this with a straight face despite spending about £250m it goes on and on.

A limited team will win the EPL this season why not Leicester? things will become even more open next season and i dont see many genius managers out there that will guarantee success for the bigger teams.
Report homefortea December 15, 2015 8:02 PM GMT
Take more water with it..

A freak season and good luck to Leicester but if you look at their managers record he has form for improving a team when he takes over and then it is usually a little downhill..

If you seriously think Stoke or Everton could ever be "in the mix" then you should seek help..

Both teams owners have taken a large slice of club funds - one to start up a gambling company that seemingly does not take bets and the other to fund West End Shows...
Report Coachbuster December 15, 2015 10:11 PM GMT
problem for small clubs is they get a great cammarderie  and then their players get poached  - Vardy will be off in no  time .

shame really .

Blackburn were the last small club to win the title and it will stay  like that for years to come unless the bottom falls out of the game - which is most likely imo
Report Darlo Bantam December 15, 2015 11:09 PM GMT
Whatever happens i see hope for a more exciting EPL future.
Leicester have broken the tedious old boys monopoly that has ruled over English football for so long.  Next season who knows? amybe an Everton or a Stoke taking over that baton.


Unfortunately I totally disagree. There have been many teams who have challenged the top four. Everton, Bolton, Boro, Stoke, Ipswich, Sunderland, Villa, but few of them have been able to break into that bracket. Leicester at the moment, are simply just another team on that list. Until they can sustain it over the course of more than a season.
Report Woodshires December 16, 2015 12:53 AM GMT
homefortea • December 15, 2015 8:02 PM GMT

Both teams owners have taken a large slice of club funds - one to start up a gambling company



you need to see the doctor or check the facts....probably both.
Report mle4me December 16, 2015 2:43 PM GMT
Their are no small clubs in the premier league anymore.
Report JC1326 December 16, 2015 3:17 PM GMT
You have to think, somewhere out there, there's a bet confirmation before the season starts, with a lay of Leicester to win the league, and the user name ''Money Tree''
Report scandanavian_haven December 19, 2015 4:32 PM GMT
Top of the league at Christmas if it stays like this.

Odds must have been in excess of 1000/1 !
Report Coachbuster December 19, 2015 4:37 PM GMT
this is quite something . Tricky ties to come for Leicester but when was the last team so unfancied  top the table like this at Christmas .

Were Norwich in the early 90s so unlikely  ?  or are we talking about the Brian Clough era  ?
Report portmanpark December 19, 2015 4:42 PM GMT
love to see them win..........probably unlikely but for us neutrals we can dream
Report Ibrahima Sonko December 19, 2015 4:46 PM GMT
Ditto, football needs teams like this to win the league every now and then.
Report Darlo Bantam December 19, 2015 4:46 PM GMT
I'd say Norwich's finish was very unlikely. Their previous five finishes were 14th, 4th, 10th, 15th and the previous season 18th. They were right up for the title until the last few weeks of the season.
Report Darlo Bantam December 19, 2015 4:48 PM GMT
Though it's probably Clough's Derby in 1975 when such an unlikely side won the title.
Report Darlo Bantam December 19, 2015 4:49 PM GMT
Forest 1978 even.
Report Arsenal Oldie December 19, 2015 4:53 PM GMT
Arsenal 89 was a huge shock.  Most thought they'd never win the league again.
Report Coachbuster December 19, 2015 4:54 PM GMT
Forest were the most unlikely of all time i'd have to say  - having finished  3rd in the second  tier  and scraped promotion  -   they were probably tipped for instant relegation
Report slip5 December 19, 2015 4:56 PM GMT
best team in England by a distance.
Report Darlo Bantam December 19, 2015 4:57 PM GMT

Dec 19, 2015 -- 10:54AM, Coachbuster wrote:


Forest were the most unlikely of all time i'd have to say

Report Darlo Bantam December 19, 2015 4:58 PM GMT

Dec 19, 2015 -- 10:54AM, Coachbuster wrote:


Forest were the most unlikely of all time i'd have to say  - having finished  3rd in the second  tier  and scraped promotion  -   they were probably tipped for instant relegation


>Ipswich in 1962 rivals them.

Report sageform December 19, 2015 4:59 PM GMT
Gone from 5000/1 to 20/1 apparently. Still amazing price after 17 games-nearly half of the season but they are still considered outsiders to keep it going.
Report sageform December 19, 2015 5:00 PM GMT
What price were Blackburn at the start of their winning season?
Report Darlo Bantam December 19, 2015 5:00 PM GMT
Guaranteed to be two wins ahead of third place on Christmas Day now.
Report Coachbuster December 19, 2015 5:01 PM GMT
Ipswich in 1962 - yes - how did i not think of that one  coming from the town . Sir Alf and all that

They were rank outsiders  -  and i think the worst performing title defenders since
Report Coachbuster December 19, 2015 5:03 PM GMT
sagefrom , didn't Blackburn start the season with Jack  Walkers new money buying some star players ?  -not sure on that .  They still would have beena  good price mind  with MU as strong favourites i'm guessing .
Report Darlo Bantam December 19, 2015 5:05 PM GMT
Blackburn were the previous year's runners-up and 4th the year before that. Were far from surprise winners.
Report slip5 December 19, 2015 5:11 PM GMT

Dec 19, 2015 -- 10:59AM, sageform wrote:


Gone from 5000/1 to 20/1 apparently. Still amazing price after 17 games-nearly half of the season but they are still considered outsiders to keep it going.


Best team in England

Report tobermory December 19, 2015 5:13 PM GMT
Blackburn were probably 2nd favs in 94/95
Report Darlo Bantam December 19, 2015 5:22 PM GMT
https://twitter.com/BPLZone/status/678260598434611204
Report tobermory December 19, 2015 5:24 PM GMT
^
love that
Report sofaking December 19, 2015 5:26 PM GMT

Dec 19, 2015 -- 11:13AM, tobermory wrote:


Blackburn were probably 2nd favs in 94/95


But Blackburn spent a lot of cash and were one of the favourites from the beginning of the season to win the league.   Not quite the same.

Report sofaking December 19, 2015 5:28 PM GMT

Dec 19, 2015 -- 11:22AM, Darlo Bantam wrote:


https://twitter.com/BPLZone/status/678260598434611204


1000/1.    Nice.

Report scandanavian_haven December 19, 2015 5:32 PM GMT
Incredible, when it comes to season long bets like this, most people would have had Leicester bottom by Christmas never mind top
Report tobermory December 19, 2015 5:53 PM GMT
But Blackburn spent a lot of cash and were one of the favourites from the beginning of the season to win the league.   Not quite the same.

I know , thats what i was saying . Was answering whoever suggested Blackburn as big surprise winners
Report tobermory December 19, 2015 5:53 PM GMT
Leicester 3rd favs now
Report JC1326 December 19, 2015 5:56 PM GMT

Dec 19, 2015 -- 11:28AM, sofaking wrote:


Dec 19, 2015 --  5:22PM, Darlo Bantam wrote:https://twitter.com/BPLZone/status/6782605984346112041000/1.    Nice.


yeah, but he probably had a fiver on WBA, Villa, ect. Or a Leicester fan

Report sofaking December 19, 2015 5:56 PM GMT
First PL team ever to be bottom of the league one Christmas and top of the league the next.   Cool
Report Darlo Bantam December 19, 2015 5:57 PM GMT

Dec 19, 2015 -- 11:56AM, sofaking wrote:


First PL team ever to be bottom of the league one Christmas and top of the league the next.   


Weren't they the first team ever to avoid relegation having been bottom at Christmas? Hence the second part is redundant anyway.

Report tobermory December 19, 2015 6:00 PM GMT
i saw the other day that Leicester played a league match with Yeovil in April 2014 and 20 months later Leicester were top of Premier League and Yeovil bottom of League 2
Report tobermory December 19, 2015 6:01 PM GMT
No , West Brom had been and also someone else i think

And of course loads more if you go back before 1992
Report tobermory December 19, 2015 6:01 PM GMT
^
bottom at Christmas and stayed up i mean
Report Darlo Bantam December 19, 2015 6:02 PM GMT
Sorry, meant PL. As in the original post.
Report Darlo Bantam December 19, 2015 6:03 PM GMT
Yeah, West Brom 2005 and Sunderland the year before Leicester, the only other sides.
Report ffaith December 19, 2015 6:28 PM GMT
Being a Leicester supporter, player atm must be like being on the most natural high ever.  Higher than any drug could take you.  Top of the league, top goalscorers, playing attacking football and,for the older vintage, always looking forward to motd.

Go Leicester(except of course when they are playing my lot) go and finish the job.
Report Darlo Bantam December 19, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
A Leicester fan on 606 now, must have been crying for five minutes nearly he's that happy.
Report A_T December 19, 2015 6:36 PM GMT
he sounded drunk
Report 11kv December 19, 2015 6:40 PM GMT
Was it Gar Lineker
Report sofaking December 19, 2015 6:46 PM GMT
Next two games away at Pool and home to Manc.   6 points there me thinks.
Report sofaking December 19, 2015 6:48 PM GMT
And Pool are 1.78 to win that game.  Absolutely bizarre odds.   Pool are rubbish at Anfield.
Report mle4me December 19, 2015 7:14 PM GMT
I am a Leicester fan ! Just absolutely unbelievable at what is happening ! Always been a yo-yo club,had a bit of success under O'neill . Stuck in the Championship for a few years and even went down to league 1 for a season ffs. Fantastic when got promotion a couple of seasons ago. The Owner was quoted as saying want to be a top 5 club within 3 seasons, I thought don't say things like that because it sounds embarrassing, especially when we was losing week in week out last season. Then the great escape happened and we kept winning and amazingly stayed up. And now we have just carried on where we left off last season.We keep getting results so it might just be possible .
Report tobermory December 19, 2015 7:25 PM GMT
2.12 to finish Top 4
Report homefortea December 19, 2015 8:01 PM GMT
Hils have reported that if Leicester win the Premiership they do not have the money to pay out their winning clients....
Report tobermory December 19, 2015 8:05 PM GMT
a few Leicester fans that bet a fiver on them Confused
Report mafeking December 19, 2015 10:11 PM GMT
won 18 of the last 26 games. just incredible. alright mahrez and vardy are scoring for fun but what's happened to that shocking defence that gave away joke goals game after game ? staggering they've only lost 1 game
Report Ibrahima Sonko December 19, 2015 10:23 PM GMT
Must be great being a Leicester fan at the moment, lifelong supporters must be in heaven with all this vile money about.

Readings 106 team that finished 8th in epl was as good as it got for me, well apart from the simod cup final.
Report Darlo Bantam December 19, 2015 10:54 PM GMT

Dec 19, 2015 -- 4:23PM, Ibrahima Sonko wrote:


Must be great being a Leicester fan at the moment, lifelong supporters must be in heaven with all this vile money about.Readings 106 team that finished 8th in epl was as good as it got for me, well apart from the simod cup final.


Beat one of our finest teams on the way to the final.

Report Ibrahima Sonko December 19, 2015 11:02 PM GMT
wish i could remember the ties, but i think Reading beat 2 in et.
Report Darlo Bantam December 19, 2015 11:06 PM GMT
I can't even remember who was at home, just recalled Reading beating us on the way to the final. Crazy how one of our great sides did so well in the league and several cups, yet never reached the same pinnacle as two (very) different sides 10 and near-30 years down the line.
Report tashkent terror December 19, 2015 11:12 PM GMT
I feel for the poor souls (tea lady, window cleaner etc) who lost all their hard earned dosh when they went into admin 10 years ago. Wonder how they feel nowSad
Report laystheway December 20, 2015 12:09 AM GMT
I remember before the season started William hill were doing a coupon where you had to predict the exact order of the premier league at the end of the season, everyone will be in the bin now re/Chelsea and leicester
Report scandanavian_haven January 13, 2016 9:55 PM GMT
Joint Top
17 games to go...
Report Del Potro in 2009 January 13, 2016 10:02 PM GMT
Can't see how it isn't on....They have lost twice and have now picked up 8 points over a tough xmas period.

They chase every ball, break like lightening and scare defences!
Report scandanavian_haven February 2, 2016 9:24 PM GMT
They're starting to scare me nowLaugh
Report Money Tree cost me thousands!! February 2, 2016 9:28 PM GMT
Real mugs are backing them to win it.
Report Del Potro in 2009 February 3, 2016 7:23 AM GMT
Such a good team, so hard working even if they only get a point from next two its still on
Report the fink sisters February 3, 2016 10:03 AM GMT
Next two games should be tough, but Leicester have by far the best run-in of the leading clubs imo.
Report themover February 3, 2016 10:05 AM GMT
the long ball is now called counter-attacking...big hoof up field from Mahrez and a swing of the boot from Vardy Tongue Out
Report Money Tree cost me thousands!! February 3, 2016 1:51 PM GMT
Two easy lays next two.
Report scandanavian_haven February 6, 2016 4:46 PM GMT
I think the question has now been officially settled

Yes they can win the league, and I good luck to them.
Report thelatarps February 6, 2016 5:25 PM GMT
If lec win the epl and Swansea go down that imo is incontrevertible proof that good king Richard was innocent of killing the princes in the tower
Report scandanavian_haven March 14, 2016 9:59 PM GMT
Some interesting comments on the first two pages.

Grin
Report Capt__F March 14, 2016 10:54 PM GMT
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