Tuesday, 3 May 2016


Barclays Premiership dream come true...

 The moment we've all been waiting for... Hold your breath... Yes! Leicester City are CHAMPIONS of ENGLAND! Wow, it started like a dream and tonight, this dream has come true.
 "Hazard, a man of many colours, one year ago, he handed Chelsea the Barclays Premier League title, one year later, he hands Leicester City the same title?

 " It's our title and we'll give it to whom we wish" he seems to be saying as all placards displayed were just in favour of Ranieri whom we can remember has once been a Chelsea FC coach... "Let's do it for Ranieri"

The match which was high tensioned produced the highest number of yellow cards and even momental fights and arguments saw Chelsea equalizing from a two goals down they conceded from the first half of the game.

Tottenham Hotspurs went into the game with 'a must win' attitude and rightly showed thier prowess when Harry Kane scored the first goal after rounding the Chelsea goal keeper, Son scored Spurs' second goal to give them a confidence lead in the first 45mins but little did they know that Chelsea will come back to spoil their day.

 Hazard gets equalizer for Chelsea with a fantastic goal, what would be for me 'a goal of the season'

REACTIONS after the match

West Ham chairman David Gold: "Congratulations to Leicester City for winning the Premier League against all the odds, magnificent well done. West Ham next year...

Here's the thing. West Ham, Stoke, Southampton, Swansea - it could be you next year.
That's what this means. All bets are off..."

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino: "First of all I congratulate Leicester and Claudio Ranieri and his players and supporters. Disappointed because I thought we fought to be in the race. At 2-0 up in the first half, in the second half we have to counter and score the third but this happens. When we conceded the first goal anything can happen. Very disappointed but at the same time very proud of my players."

"It was a derby and we were fighting for the title and Chelsea were fighting. It makes us feel proud how Chelsea show big respect to us and this is the way we want to carry on next season. We respect them, we have full respect for them.

"It’s football, we are men, they are men we need to show we are strong. It was a good lesson for us, we are the youngest squad in the league, we feel very proud and our supporters need to feel proud too, we have massive potential for the future. We are disappointed because of the title but we need to be realistic and congratulate our players. Next season we need to be more stronger than this season and try to be in the race."

Mauricio Pochettino

"As someone who predicted Leicester City to be relegated before the start of the season and questioned the appointment of manager Claudio Ranieri, there is probably not enough humble pie to go around.

"What a story and what a way to be proved wonderfully, ridiculously wrong. There may never be a Premier League story - or arguably a British sporting story - to top the tale of the team that went from relegation strugglers to title winners in 12 months.

"And there has not been a hint of good fortune about it. Leicester City have been the best team in the country this season, a team full of resilience and character but also great ability.

"As for Ranieri, the Italian many thought would always remain a nearly man, he has made history. What a triumph for this popular and engaging personality, an absolute gentleman whose victory will be celebrated by everyone with the good of sport and football at heart."

Reaction from the Crucible

It is the best sporting half-hour in the history of the city of Leicester, with Selby's win coming shortly after Leicester City took the Premier League title.

"To be Premier League champions is a fantastic achievement and I want to say well done to Claudio (Ranieri) and the boys," adds Selby.

Have supported Leicester for 70 years since school days in the spion kop. Worth the wait brilliant.

Bob in Ludlow
For the record, Arsenal have had a 100% record against the premier league champions.

Ajay the Gooner
As a die hard Liverpool fan I couldn't be happier that Leicester are crowned champions, they have deserved this moment in history!

Robbie Savage
Ex-Leicester midfielder on BBC Radio
"There is not one better sporting achievement and Leicester thoroughly deserve it."

Chelsea goalscorer Eden Hazard, speaking to Sky Sports: "It's always good to score in front of our fans. This game was very important for Chelsea. We deserved the draw. I don't care who is champions. Leicester deserve to be champions. It's good for the Premier League."

Chelsea captain John Terry: "Players are fighting for league titles, it’s emotions. Congratulations to Leicester because they have been superb this year.

"It still hurts us tonight losing the league after winning it last year. We weren’t here to beat Tottenham and stop them doing it, it hurts us conceding it to Leicester but we will be back next year.

"It boiled over let’s not get silly and start banning people, it’s a London derby and the fans want to see it. (Ranieri) has been different class, to do what they have done has been unbelievable and given hope to the smaller sides. He’s a great manager and a great person. All season long they have kept churning out results."

The Leicester fans in the pub where our Radio 5 live reporter is embedded are all singing 'we are staying up.'

They certainly are...

This is the 'Biggest achievement in British sport' certainly... What do you think?