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Foxes prove the experts wrong

  • Foxes prove the experts wrong

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Claudio Ranieri manager of Leicester City is photographed prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on May 1, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

HOW THE EXPERTS GOT IT WRONG WITH THEIR PRE-SEASON PREDICTIONS FOR LEICESTER CITY:

* "They'll be hoping to avoid second-season syndrome that often sees clubs over-achieve in their first season in the first season they come back up and then struggle the second time around. - The Guardian (Predicted finish: 19th)

* "There's the question of whether Leicester's late-season defensive heroics are here to stay. Five clean sheets in their last seven helped keep them up, but the 31 games before that saw them leak 51 goals. More of the same would make for another uncomfortable ride." - ForFourTwo

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* "It is still something of a shock that Leicester have been included in our set of Premier League previews, rather than our Championship collection ... It will be a struggle again, but safety shouldn't be beyond them." - Sports Mole (Predicted finish: 17th)

* "At best, Leicester will finish 16th-17th, only narrowly avoiding the drop." - Outside 90

* "They only just stayed up under Pearson thanks to an unprecedented and unexpected surge to the finish line; to ask the same of this squad under an unfamiliar, unconvincing manager is going to be a little too much." - Matt Jones, World Soccer Talk (Predicted finish: 20th)

* "Most fans will be happy with avoiding relegation, especially with the new television deal due to kick in." - premierleague.com

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