Just about everything these days is strange or startling
In these volatile times, nothing is predictable any more, be it the football or just the general election, writes Declan Lynch.
And so the fate of the great empires hang in the balance - Manchester United . . . Chelsea . . . Liverpool . . . they are being overturned by forces which at an earlier time in human history would have been called the Barbarians.
Now these raw savages are called Leicester City and Watford and Crystal Palace, yet the carnage they have wrought is of a kind we thought we would never see in this epoch.