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.
Mourinho still has a chance to show that he is THAT DUDE, and Roma have not won the title in a very long time. So for him to win it with Roma, with much better teams around him, that would be a huge achievement.
Ole is from the Road and ain't a good manager. So Cristiano Ronaldo can only do so much if the team doesn't have proper structure. So if Cristiano is able to score the goals despite the Ole Tax, that leads to a major trophy, that would be pretty incredible given the circumstances.
This is a weird one because you can't have DOD with a team as talented as PSG. However, for all their talents they have not managed to say what's up in the UCL.
So if Messi was to come in, and in just his first season, lead them to the trophy they have craved where Ibra, Neymar, Mbappe have failed to deliver...that's a Stat.
They have been the story of the UCL, and have surprised everyone who mocked their name and their badge.
For them to make it out of a group with Real Madrid and Inter Milan, would be a monumental achievement that you have to tip your hat to.
Tottenham are known as perennial failures. They simply don't know how to win a trophy.
And you would think if Uncle Mou can't do it, nobody can. So, the challenge has been given to Conte and if he somehow wins a trophy with these dudes, something that many people think is impossible, that would force us to view Conte differently.
It's amazing already that this man is playing football at 40 years of age. But if he somehow manages to lead AC Milan to Serie A glory, that would be something quite incredible for a man of his age