What has been the biggest shock in football in your lifetime?Watch
The Figo and Sol Campbell transfers were pretty shocking.
Muamba collapsing was pretty shocking.
Northampton beating us on penalties was a shock too, of course, but we had a weakened side and it was during Hodgson's catastrophic tenure.
Chelsea 2-0 down with John Terry sent off and Cahill off injured, Ramires scoring the goal of the tournament then Chelsea defending the Barcelona barrage for 55 minutes with Bosingwa playing CB, Ramires playing RB and Cech making miraculous saves to top it all off and send us to the final.
And the final itself, Bayern Munich... 20+ shots... 20+ corners...Muller scoring then King Didier "the big man for the big ocassion" smashing in a bullet of an header to equalize. If that wasn't enough, Didier then brought down Ribery in the box and the ex-Chelsea winger Robben's penalty was saved once again by the mighty Cech. And finally, the penalty shoot-out in itself was written in the stars with Drogba winning the holy grail for Chelsea which was supposedly his final kick in a Chelsea shirt.
There was something magical about the entire CL tournament. It was destiny that made the likes of Bayern and Barcelona, Robben and Messi miss chance after chance. That for sure is one of the biggest CL shocks ever.
Chelsea were founded on 1905 and won the CL 19th of May
How I felt after the result probably highlighted how consumed I was with Arsenal and football in general. Supporting Arsenal meant absolutely everything to me, I quickly realised all I ever talked about at school was football, I tried to focus on talking about other stuff and realised could barely hold a decent conversation if it didn't involve football.
Signing Van Persie and Falcao came completely out of the blue
Getting embarassed by MK Dons
Finishing 7th place the year after winning the league
Losing 5-3 to Leicester having been 3-1 up and in complete control of the match
Scoring 2 goals in 2 minutes to beat Bayern Munich and win the Champions League
Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement. We all knew it was coming but the timing was a complete shock
Paul Scholes signing for us... again
Drawing at home to Burton Albion and Exeter City