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A87973555 - Leicester City Football Club - Premier League Champions 2015-16

Post 1

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Entry: Leicester City Football Club - Premier League Champions 2015-16 - A87973555
Author: SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad' - U9936370

Here's an Entry about one of my favourite football teams smiley - biggrin

It is a challenge to write this kind of Entry, so I hope I found the right balance between detail and information, but let me know if there is anything you think could be tightened up to make this as readable as possible for football fans and non-fans smiley - ok


A87973555 - Leicester City Football Club - Premier League Champions 2015-16

Post 2

Bluebottle

I must admit I'm not in the slightest bit interested in smiley - football - one mainland team playing another mainland team doesn't seem to be any of my business. I had heard the fuss a few years ago when the Leicester City Football team won the very thing that they were trying to win by doing their jobs and playing the game that they're paid to play, and that this somehow is surprising. (I would have been surprised if they'd inadvertently and serendipitously done something unrelated to smiley - football such as cured cancer, but no – apparently footballers playing smiley - football is of note.)

I did wonder two things. Firstly, is there a Leicester City Women's/Ladies Team? (Please be assured that I am as equally disinterested in women's football as I am in men's, but if one exists I think it should be mentioned.)
Also, of the team who played in the year that won the cup and/or league thing smiley - tea, how many of 'em were born/raised in Leicestershire? I gather Linekar the Crispy One was. Were I inclined to like a footballer then I gather that he'd be a good one to on the basis that he played fairly and for his home team. And unlike Mariah Carey or Jacob Rees-Mogg, he is actually capable of eating smiley - crisps.

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Oh, how can you have 'one of my favourite' teams? I thought it worked on a:
'is this your home team? If 'Yes' – they're your favourite, if 'No' – they're not your favourite' basis.smiley - huh


A87973555 - Leicester City Football Club - Premier League Champions 2015-16

Post 3

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Thanks for reading, <BB< even though it is about smiley - footballsmiley - ok

Their win was surprising, because it is like many sports where there can be only one winner so for quite a few people/teams it's the taking part that counts - staying in the league has been an achievement for LCFC sometimes smiley - ok
Good questions - I see there are indeed a Ladies' and Women's team so I added that in smiley - ok The other question is harder - of the 33 players who were in the winning squad, 6 had joined the first team from the Youth Team and 2 of those were known to have been born in Leicestershire. I added mention of award winners from that season instead smiley - ok

Yeah, smiley - football can be rather... tribal (for want of a better word) but I'm not such a dedicated smiley - football fan myself, so I have a few favourites - I follow the progress of Leicester because I have been to two of their matches (one at Filbert Street and one at the smiley - crisps Stadium), I followed Celtic for a while because Martin O'Neill went there from Leicester, I followed Bayern Munich for a while because I went through a phase of wearing football shirts and liked their kit, I follow Liverpool because they are local and I have been to Anfield, and I follow teams on the South Coast of England because my 'in-laws' do smiley - laugh


A87973555 - Leicester City Football Club - Premier League Champions 2015-16

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Bluebottle

I hear Liverpool have won again for the 19th time, and so are only one behind Manchester Unitedsmiley - football. Apparently it is noteworthy that 'they haven't won for 30 years' though how that is more interesting than, say, the fact that a team from the South of England has only won twice (Portsmouth won in 1949 and 1950) I don't know. Still don't get it.

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A87973555 - Leicester City Football Club - Premier League Champions 2015-16

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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Yes, I have to admit I was pleased to see the news about Liverpool winning the Premier League this season smiley - biggrin

The reaction to it is also about managing expectations - as Liverpool won a substantial number of titles, they were expected to keep winning, so it is notable that there was a 30 year gap. If Portsmouth won the Premier League, they would be celebrated at least as much as Leicester were as they aren't expected to win it now after a gap of 70 years smiley - laugh I see they've certainly had their ups and downs in the League...

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A87973555 - Leicester City Football Club - Premier League Champions 2015-16

Post 6

Bluebottle

Pompey won in 1949 and 1950 as, after the Second World War, they nicked the best players in the Royal Navy.

I keep wondering when a club like Manchester Utd will say that they've won enough Footballs. So they've won smiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - footballsmiley - football and some various other smiley - football and international smiley - football - when will they be happy? When will enough be enough? Do they really need another smiley - football?

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A87973555 - Leicester City Football Club - Premier League Champions 2015-16

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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

They wouldn't say no to more... "They want it all, and they want it now" Fascinating how fortunes change, though, that they were dominant for many years, but then the team couldn't work with a new manager in the same way as they had for Alex Ferguson and Manchester City became more dominant instead...

Reminds me of the football manager computer game I used to play smiley - geek - I tried managing Liverpool and the results were rubbish, so I decided to play with Manchester United because I wouldn't mind if they lost. Typically, I actually managed to do well with them, so that was disappointing and pleasimg at the same time smiley - rofl


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