Leicester City

Discussion in 'Premier League' started by Soulflame_22, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. Soulflame_22

    Soulflame_22 New Member

    Apr 12, 2013
    New York City
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Do you think Leicester City can win the league this season? I believe them and Arsenal have an extremely high chance of winning this year, mostly due to the fact that other top clubs aren't performing as well. If Leicester can get a good result against Liverpool this weekend at Anfield, and then next week against City at the Power stadium, they have a good chance of winning it.
     
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  2. Sian

    Sian Member

    Dec 4, 2011
    I'm of the belief that someone else is going to get a strong enough run to overtake them when Leicester gets a small slump, although I'm starting to be more and more certain in my opinion that Leicester certainly wouldn't plummet, and certainly not out of sight of the top. While I really like Leicester and are a great fan of how they're doing it, I'm more than willing to admit that they're over-preforming and have done so for quite a while, but equally so I'm less and less certain that anyone have the ability to counter it with their own run of high performance, as everyone else looks rather inconsistent at times.
     
  3. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Gibraltar
    Certainly anything is possible, but we're not even at the halfway point of the season. We've still got 6 teams within 9 points, so the title race is very tight. If Leicester is still top at the end of January I'll give them a decent chance. A lot depends on whether they can keep their team intact over the transfer window ... and possibly even reinforce it.

    One thing I will say about Leicester is that they're not the typical underdog overachiever. Usually when a smaller team ends up near the top of the table it's because of a stingy defense and winning games against the run of play. Leicester on the other hand leads the league in goals scored. Generally over a long season, fortune favors those that can put the ball in the net. Scoring goals helps avoid long losing streaks.
     
  4. xRedmanLFCx

    xRedmanLFCx New Member

    Jan 7, 2016
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    I can't see them keeping it up tbh. I would be surprised if they finished in the top 4, but they certainly have a chance. I hope they do - if it's at the expense of the Mancs it'd be great!! :D
     
  5. elessar78

    elessar78 Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I sure hope not, but they can do it. Any champion is going to have to do several things: win on merit, win when they're not playing well, avoid injuries to key players, and get some lucky breaks. I've probably watched 2 or 3 full matches of theirs, but by accounts they're doing it on merit. You could say that luck broke against them yesterday when Mahrez missed a penalty.

    IMO, as it mainly does, the title contenders come down to how many points they get off the rest of the league and not necessarily the other title contenders/top 4 or 5 clubs. Arsenal hold the advantage having beaten City and Lester, so directly the best those two clubs can do in head to head matches is to pull even, but they can't pull ahead. So for Arsenal, Lester, and City ground must be gained against the "rest of the league".

    Arsenal aren't doing a great job with that the last two weeks with draws with LFC and Stoke.
     
  6. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Gibraltar
    It all comes down to the next to away games ... @ Man City next weekend and @ Arsenal the following weekend. If they can survive that and still be at or very near the top I think they'll have a chance. Their schedule becomes very favorable in March and April ...
     
  7. LorneMarvello

    LorneMarvello Member+

    Jul 1, 2014
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Their will be a point in the season which will either make it or break it and it will be when leicester have it all in their hands with just a handful of games to go, its at this point their arse muscles will probably pack in and their will be **** everywhere.:eek:
     
  8. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    Like this you mean?

     
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  9. LorneMarvello

    LorneMarvello Member+

    Jul 1, 2014
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Yes:cry::cry::cry:
     
  10. David Hankey

    David Hankey Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Great Easton, Leicestershire, England
    Club:
    Leicester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Leicester City have a golden opportunity to win the EPL. With other Clubs wobbling and Leicester picking up the points who'd bet against them? Big game this weekend, Arsenal away.
     
  11. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Gibraltar
    Big opportunity against a struggling Watford and at least one of Tottenham or Arsenal guaranteed to drop points.
     
  12. Marcus Jansen

    Marcus Jansen New Member

    Apr 3, 2016
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    I'm a Liverpool fan but I still think this is an amazing thing for football!
     
  13. GoodDead

    GoodDead Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Club:
    Sporting Braga
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    4 wins in their final 6 games and they will be Champions.

    Amazing.
     
  14. LorneMarvello

    LorneMarvello Member+

    Jul 1, 2014
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    they wont need 4 wins

    2wins, 2draws, 2losses will put them on 77points
     
  15. GoodDead

    GoodDead Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Club:
    Sporting Braga
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    And 6 wins from Tottenham will put them at 80 points....so math
     
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  16. LorneMarvello

    LorneMarvello Member+

    Jul 1, 2014
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    lol at you spurs wont get 6 wins
    they have to play united, west ham and chelsea..so common sense
     
  17. GoodDead

    GoodDead Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Club:
    Sporting Braga
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Math isn't your strong suit and neither is common sense.
     
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  18. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tottenham doesn't have to play West Ham anymore. Here's a remaining schedule comparison between Leicester City and Tottenham:

    3 home and 3 away games left each
    Common opponents of Manchester United and Chelsea
    Leicester City plays West Ham United, Swansea City, Sunderland, and Everton. Those clubs average 1.23 points per game.
    Tottenham plays Southampton, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, and Newcastle United. Those clubs average 1.26 points per game.
    So by that measure Leicester City's remaining schedule is a little easier. Tottenham has the advantage of ending at Newcastle United who might clinch relegation before then.
     
  19. LorneMarvello

    LorneMarvello Member+

    Jul 1, 2014
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    more common sense then you spurs will not get 80 points, end off.
     
  20. iggymcfly

    iggymcfly Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    Interesting fact about Leicester. At 7 points, they currently have the largest league lead of any team in the Top 5 European leagues by UEFA coefficient.
     
  21. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  23. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United FC (f***ing CHAMPIONS)
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Down to three matches left and Leicester city need only 3 points (propably to be earned at home v. Everton instead of at Old Trafford) no matter what Spurs do.
     
  24. VogelsingerKlinsmann

    Jun 22, 2014
    Spurs bottled it against West Brom. Now they need a miracle.
     
  25. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Good luck to Leicester this weekend against ManU. There's an added bonus to this game as the Helmond Cup is also being contested with a chance for Leicester to take it from the current holders. For those wanting more detail check out the Helmond Cup Twitter feed. A lot of storied clubs have held the Cup since its origination in The Netherlands in 2007.
     

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