The whole world loves an underdog story – but Leicester City's remarkable season somehow takes the trope to a whole new level.
Tipped as candidates for relegation when the season began, Claudio Ranieri's men now look set to become the most unlikely title winners of all time. And BOY, has it got people excited.
Of course, it wouldn't be a triumph against the odds if the very idea of it wasn't ludicrous just a few months ago. And here are a few who found the very prospect so ludicrous that they took to Twitter last year...
Of course, Ryan
Leicester will win the premier league
— Ruffles_fan (@Rbfootie) August 9, 2015
Sure they are, Ammar
Leicester City are already celebrating their Premier League title win. pic.twitter.com/R5gjF3BebC
— martand dhamdhere (@Magicoutinho) August 9, 2015
Hahaha indeed, Aurora!
Ah the 'opening table' joke – classic stuff, Chris
Bloody bookies, eh Wayne?
— wayne (@Gettrumpout72) August 8, 2015
Yeah yeah, Liam
Leicester City to win the Premier League. You heard it here first
— Liam (@Liam_Fearns) August 8, 2015
Oh come on, Luke
Leicester to win the Premier League then.
— Luke John Steadman (@steadweb) August 8, 2015
You're right, Josh – it IS that ridiculous
Leicester are going to win the treble this year
— ❌Josh Preddy❌ (@JoshPreddy1) August 8, 2015
Ha! Neither can we, Quinn
i can't believe leicester is going to win the premier league
— quinn ???? (@quinn_rees) August 8, 2015
Strange move by Ranieri, alright
Ranieri going to Leicester does show the lure of the Premier League. He's got a 3 year deal at a club where it will be hard to win much
— Football Fragmento (@footyfragmento) July 13, 2015
I think Leicester City will win the Premier League next season.
— SharkOfTheCovenant (@elGrandeSalmon) May 24, 2015
Exactly, Amol – that'll be the day!
In the spirit of judging teams just two games into the season, I announce Leicester City as favourites to win the Premier League.
— Amol Joshi (@amalezishi) August 16, 2015
Complete with flying pigs!
Ah stop it already, Ngor!
Leicester City are going to win the Premier League
— Ngor AweilMade???????? (@KINGZIGZAG5STAR) August 15, 2015