This stands for Degree of Difficulty, and relates to footballers or managers achieving success in difficult circumstances.
Scoring lots of goals against Scunthorpe or Lugo is NOT D.O.D. However if you score a two piece or perform well against a Bayern or Man City, or in a major semi and final with a weak team, then that IS D.O.D.
They can. For example, if PSG face Bayern, but PSG are a man down, or getting outplayed and either a Messi or Mbappe can still win them the game, because it's under very difficult circumstances, that can still be D.O.D
3-0 down against that AC Milan side, one of the most talented teams ever, and to win with the kind of players that they had. It's still the craziest and most miraculous game in CL history.
And I still don't know how they achieved this.
The Premier League is already one of the toughest leagues in the world and with the kind of spending power the big clubs have, Leicester City had no right winning this.
Also remember they were almost relegated the previous season. So for them to win the league title with such little funds compared to the top six teams, is something for the ages. And an achievement we probably will never see again in our lifetime.
The UCL is a trophy won mostly by the biggest clubs, due to its difficulty and the type of quality needed. For Mourinho, who was young up and coming coach to take FC Porto to the Promised Land, beating his idol Fergie on the way and clinching this, etched his name in folklore, and is one of the great achievement in the UCL when you compare FC Porto to the other teams in the competition.
Bayern Munich were a superb team, who would go on and win the treble the next season. They were playing at home, and they were heavy favorites to win this in front of their own fans.
And in the game, it clearly showed they were the better team. So for Chelsea and Drogba to somehow turn this game around, and to claim the win at the Allianz Arena being clearly the inferior team, is one of the major shocks of the UCL.
Croatia are tiny. An extremely small country, and the World Cup has historically been dominated by a small number of teams. Hence the difficulty of the competition.
Even though they lost the final to a superbly talented France side, you cannot deny the amazing achievement it is for a country so small to make it to a World Cup final.
This is the definition of punching above your weight
This is probably one of the greatest DODS in history.
Take into consideration that Greece were known as the whipping boys in tournaments. Then also see that they defeated the hosts, Portugal, twice as well as France with Zidane and the best team at the tournament, Czech Republic.
It is mind-boggling how they were able to beat the teams that they did and win this trophy.
The team was ageing, with a lot of young players, and Madrid were outplayed in a lot of the games. But Benzema somehow found a way to produce complete and absolute magic.
No question as to the difficulty of his task and how much he had to contribute in tough situations. But he came through.
PSG is no more, and only Mbappe FC now exist, with The Prodigy being given the power to sack and hire whoever he wants. Trust me, no matter what he says, he has final say at the club.
It should be impossible to win a UCL with this kind of unprofessional structure, but if he does....what can the haters then say?
These dudes are cursed. It seems almost impossible for anyone to come in and actually be able to deliver Tottenham a trophy. Especially under Levy Tax.
If Conte can pull up a league, UCL or even FA Cup....that would be an achievement at this club.
It's how good of a coach Pep and Klopp are and in Pep's case, the amount of money he can spend on a squad. It seems next to impossible for a team to outlast Pep with such a deep squad.
But that is the challenge...can a team beat Pep or Klopp to the EPL title?
There are two things that France need to do in order to complete this.
Firstly, they need to defeat the curse which has the World Cup winners going out in the group stage four years later. It has happened to France, Italy, Spain and Germany consecutively.
The next is defending their title. The last time this happened was back in 1962 when Brazil and Garrincha said What's Up without Pele.