Claudio Ranieri Likens Leicester City’s Run To Forrest Gump – Sum Up Your Team’s Season So Far Using A Tom Hanks Film

Chris Wright

24th, December 2015



With his effervescent team sitting pretty top of the Premier League table against all the odds, it’s not entirely surprising that Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is in a bouyant mood at the moment.

Beaming away during his pre-Christmas press conference, the Foxes boss was asked just how long he thinks his side’s streak will last. In reply, the Italian decided to give away an easy festive headline by rolling out a cinematic reference.

Look, I am very confident because if Leicester last season saved themselves in the last two months that means the stamina is fantastic.

Why can’t we continue to run, run, run? We are like Forrest Gump. Leicester is Forrest Gump. I give you the headline there.

Thanks Claudio. Gratefully received.

Anyway, inspired by Ranieri’s babbling, Pies have had a quick go at summing up a few more Premier League team’s campaigns thus far using Tom Hanks films.

See what you make of these…

Manchester United – The Money Pit (obviously)

Chelsea – Apollo 13

Bournemouth – Callum Wilson’s War (with his anterior cruciate ligament)

West Brom – You’ve Got Myhill

Everton – Philjagielkadelphia

Aston Villa – Road to Perdition/Magnificent Desolation/My Life In Ruins/Cast Away (take your pick!).

‘You’ve Got Myhill’ might just be our masterpiece.

Any more for any more, Pies fans? Let’s hear them…