5000-1: The Leicester City Story: How We Beat the Odds to Become Premier League Champions
R 67.00 R 190.00
Author: Rob Tanner Publisher: Icon Books (2016) ISBN-10: 1785781510 ISBN-13: 9781785781513 Condition: As New Binding: Softcover Pages: 296 Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.9 x 2 cm
Weight: 0.3 kg
The essential book on Leicester City FC’s incredible 2015-16 English Premier League season, from the Leicester Mercury’s chief soccer writer
Leicester City — a team facing relegation a year ago, priced at 5000-1 to finish top at the start of this season — are currently EPL leaders.
From the Leicester Mercury’s chief soccer writer Rob Tanner, and with unrivaled access to players, staff and fans, 5000-1: The Leicester City Story is Tanner’s diary of this astonishing season as it happened, recounting the growing sense of hope and disbelief as the Foxes close in on glory.
The story begins with the explosive end of Nigel Pearson’s tenure as manager and the surprise appointment of Claudio Ranieri. From the loss of their talismanic midfielder Esteban Cambiasso to the 89th-minute winner against Norwich in February 2016, and the slaying of Tottenham and Manchester City with an unfancied team whose star man Riyad Mahrez cost less than Wayne Rooney earns in a month, it shouldn’t have been possible.