I woke up today to a very major surprise when I launched the ESPN (sports) website and saw these tweets…
Huh? Serioussss?! Leicester City, they finally did it! They won the English Premier League champion for the very first time in their history!
This is a very big fairy tale come true. For those of you who don’t know football, there are 20 teams in the English Premier League. The big and famous teams are Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and so on. Leicester is like, one of the smallest team out of the 20, with the team’s combined worth probably over 10 times cheaper. The Leicester team is almost entirely made up of the big teams’ rejects, players who the big teams deem not good enough.
It is kind of like a 1940s Volkswagen Beetle being in a race with the Ferraris and Lamborghinis and GTRs, and the Beetle won!
I have to say a big part of their success is also thanks to their manager, Claudio Ranieri. He is a very experienced football manager who unfortunately, have also not won a football championship before. He came close a few times in different leagues though. This time he was able to set the team up and motivate them properly to achieve the impossible. Bravo!
He was once Chelsea’s football manager, until the rich Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich came and bought the club. Abramovich decided to get rid of him, and towards the end of that season, the players were clearly not giving their best, trying to save more energy to impress the new manager to come. That was also probably one of the reason why he lost the championship to Arsenal that year.
If you are reading and are wondering what Chelsea has got to do with this, well… I don’t wanna bore you with football maths but,
To win the Premier League, each team plays 38 games over the entire season, a win gives you 3 points and a draw gives you 1 point. At the end of the 38 games, the team with most points win.
Up till last night, it was game 35 for Tottenham, and they were 8 points behind Leicester. They were playing Chelsea and they needed to win to at least keep up hope of being able to have a chance of overtaking Leicester.
But they didn’t. They scored 2 goals at half time and Chelsea fought back with their own 2 goals to turn the game into a draw. So Tottenham only got 1 point. They are now 7 points behind, and with 2 games left, there is no possible way for them to catch up. The title race is over, Leicester is champion!
You know I’m an Arsenal fan right? Losing out on the Premier League title race is terrible, and I have already acknowledged that we were out even a couple months ago.
But losing out to the Totscums would be a whole new low! If we could not win it, it is best to root for Leicester instead of the scums! And they did it! Yeahhh!!!!
And who knows, maybe the scums will lose their cool in the last 2 games and we might get to overhaul them back. We might get to celebrate St Toteringham’s Day yet again!
Anyway, the day belongs to Leicester City. Good job guys! You did it! You freaking did it! You’ve proven to the world that money is not everything and that with hard work and determination, everyone can succeed!