Leicester’s Rare Opportunity

If Leicester City had earned one point through two matches to start their 2015/16 Premier League campaign, the footballing universe would have shrugged saying, “that sounds about right,” and moved on with their lives. This was, of course, before the Foxes upended the natural order of the universe and improbably finished atop the premier league table. Leicester’s slow start to their 2016/17 campaign has instead invoked an entirely different reaction, with many calling the club’s recent success a fluke and going so far as to suggest they could be the first English top-flight champion to be relegated the following season since Manchester City were sent down in 1937/38.  Continue reading