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Every time a club that hasn't won it for years comes close they bottle it in the last 10 games and either scrape over the line or miss out. Only exception really is Chelsea with Mou first time round.

Blackburn famously lost 3 of their last 5, Newcastle totally imploded, Liverpool have done it a couple of times now and we all know the drama City had to go through to scrape it.

Going to be an exciting end to the race whatever happens for sure.
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(Original post by scriggy)
Every time a club that hasn't won it for years comes close they bottle it in the last 10 games and either scrape over the line or miss out. Only exception really is Chelsea with Mou first time round.

Blackburn famously lost 3 of their last 5, Newcastle totally imploded, Liverpool have done it a couple of times now and we all know the drama City had to go through to scrape it.

Going to be an exciting end to the race whatever happens for sure.
After Leicester play Arsenal next weekend, it's not the toughest run to the end of the season.
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Schmeichel Simpson Morgan
Kante Drinky and Huth
Okazaki and Albrighton
Mahrez and Vardy and Fuchs!
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(Original post by shawn_o1)
Schmeichel Simpson Morgan
Kante Drinky and Huth
Okazaki and Albrighton
Mahrez and Vardy and Fuchs!
I hear that Mahrez Kante Drinkwater

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(Original post by Zerforax)
After Leicester play Arsenal next weekend, it's not the toughest run to the end of the season.
True, but he has a point and remember Liverpool ****ed up against Crystal Palace of all teams.

Very difficult to call right now, I truly believe Leicester can do it now the way they've kept on going, tightening up at the back over the past several weeks could have been the difference and they're now scoring again as well after that slightly dry period for goals. But yeah, of course they could bottle it at the end and this season has been consistently unpredictable (and a bit of a nightmare in FPL terms :lol: )
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Saw this the other day and thought it was appropriate for this thread.




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Leicester's run-in - after this weekend against Arsenal at least - looks so, so appealing. With a five point gap, it's hard not to believe:

Norwich, WBA, Watford, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Southampton, Sunderland, West Ham, Swansea, Man Utd, Everton and Chelsea.

Point is, by the time they arrive at those tough last three fixtures, it may be a done deal.
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(Original post by Mackay)
Leicester's run-in - after this weekend against Arsenal at least - looks so, so appealing. With a five point gap, it's hard not to believe:

Norwich, WBA, Watford, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Southampton, Sunderland, West Ham, Swansea, Man Utd, Everton and Chelsea.

Point is, by the time they arrive at those tough last three fixtures, it may be a done deal.
Norwich, WBA, Newcastle, Swansea and Sunderland are all fighting for survival, it makes games 10x harder (remember that poverty Sunderland side ending Mourinho's unbeaten home record, drawing at City due to their keeper ****ing up in stoppage time and winning at OT within a few weeks?). Last 3 games could, ironically, turn out a bit more comfortably if Chelsea have a cup final (or two...) to look forward to, and you'd expect Everton and United to just be going through the motions at that point after missing out on top 4.


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(Original post by Mackay)
Leicester's run-in - after this weekend against Arsenal at least - looks so, so appealing. With a five point gap, it's hard not to believe:

Norwich, WBA, Watford, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Southampton, Sunderland, West Ham, Swansea, Man Utd, Everton and Chelsea.

Point is, by the time they arrive at those tough last three fixtures, it may be a done deal.
Based on this season, is visiting OT or the Bridge a tough fixture?
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Based on this season, is visiting OT or the Bridge a tough fixture?
You'd imagine they are if Leicester's relatively inexperienced side are scrapping for the trophy.

Worth remembering that nobody in the Leicester squad, or Tottenham squad, has been involved in a title challenge. Only Cech has at Arsenal.
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You'd imagine they are if Leicester's relatively inexperienced side are scrapping for the trophy.

Worth remembering that nobody in the Leicester squad, or Tottenham squad, has been involved in a title challenge. Only Cech has at Arsenal.
Robert Huth at Chelsea in 04-05/05-06?
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Robert Huth at Chelsea in 04-05/05-06?
Great call.
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You'd imagine they are if Leicester's relatively inexperienced side are scrapping for the trophy.

Worth remembering that nobody in the Leicester squad, or Tottenham squad, has been involved in a title challenge. Only Cech has at Arsenal.
About half the squad were in the side that lead the charge for the championship two years ago, while it's not the same division, it'd be daft to suggest there's no experience of coping under pressure. Likewise Eriksen and Vertonghen at spurs (3 successive titles at Ajax). And Ozil/Sanchez at Arsenal. Mertesacker and Lloris were at sides (werder and Lyon respectively) that finished second in a title race in 07/08. Plenty of all the squads have been in title challenges, just not a premier league challenge.
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(Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
About half the squad were in the side that lead the charge for the championship two years ago, while it's not the same division, it'd be daft to suggest there's no experience of coping under pressure. Likewise Eriksen and Vertonghen at spurs (3 successive titles at Ajax). And Ozil/Sanchez at Arsenal. Mertesacker and Lloris were at sides (werder and Lyon respectively) that finished second in a title race in 07/08. Plenty of all the squads have been in title challenges, just not a premier league challenge.
To say that being at the top of the Championship prepares you for the top of the PL is wrong, imho.

Likewise, the Dutch league is a very different beast.
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To say that being at the top of the Championship prepares you for the top of the PL is wrong, imho.

Likewise, the Dutch league is a very different beast.
Doesn't matter if the leagues are different, when we talk of title winning experience we are talking about the mental strength to keep performing while sat atop the parapet - that strength is the same regardless of the league or country.


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Obviously a big game this weekend - but I'm not sure I buy into it being a title decider. Eight points would be the gap if Leicester won, and that gap can be closed given the length of time in the season left.

Leicester have been so good away from home, and that 5-2 against Arsenal was probably my favourite game of the season (bar maybe the 3-3 at Anfield). It's going to be exciting.
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Don't forget that city beating united in 2012 allowed them to close in on their rivals who had been eight points ahead two fixtures before their game
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Don't forget that city beating united in 2012 allowed them to close in on their rivals who had been eight points ahead two fixtures before their game
But City are a mentally strong team. Arsenal are not.
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Fair play to Leicester fans taking a stand and protesting at the Arsenal game. They'll be taking their eats five minutes in, after becoming displeased with the PL's ability to move games at short notice - and the fact Leicester's games are now Category A (some tickets at the Emirates cost £60+ for them).
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Doesn't matter if the leagues are different, when we talk of title winning experience we are talking about the mental strength to keep performing while sat atop the parapet - that strength is the same regardless of the league or country.


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And arguably they were all under even greater pressure this time last year, and managed to pull results out of the bag then.
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