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What's the greatest comeback in the history of football? FourFourTwo followers have their say

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In 2013, Dan, an avid Coventry City fan, rang up BBC Coventry & Warwickshire radio to complain about his beloved Sky Blues' drab 0-0 draw with Crewe Alexander. The caller was livid about the performance... until presenters, Stuart Linnell and Clive Eakin, asked if he'd stayed until the end.

Little did Dan know, his team had won 2-0. “I’m not having that,” he told Linnell and Eakin, perhaps a little red-faced at his faux-pas. But he wouldn't be the first fan to have left a match early that wasn't swinging his way. 

This is why the silent rule was first enacted: you never leave early. You never know what's going to happen, even when all looks bleak for your club. Even when you're 1-0 down, all it takes is a little magic. When you're 3-0 up, you're never safe. 

We asked our legion of Twitter followers what the greatest comeback ever was last week on Twitter - imagine leaving one of these blockbusters when all hope looked lost...

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Many Rangers fans may have wondered when they'd ever see their club back on top. It's probably the longest one on this list - but the comeback was completed recently.

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It feels mad these days to imagine Fulham in Europe getting a huge result like this against the elite. The Cottagers lost 3-1 in the first leg and won 4-1 in the second. Bobby Zamora, we salute you. 

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If you ever feel bad about yourself, remember that Huddersfield let a 5-1 lead slip with 30 minutes left. 

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We love a comeback so shocking that not even the national media were there to cover it. 

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Football. Bloody hell.

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What's madder than Fulham in Europe? For some, Middlesbrough in Europe. In the quarters and the semis, Boro fought back from first leg losses. 

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Some call it "the magic of the cup". Others call it "the history of the Tottenham". One of the most bizarre FA Cup ties, ever.

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4-0 to Arsenal at half-time, 4-4 by the final whistle. Rest in peace Cheick Tiote - you were a part of a glorious Premier League classic. 

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Well, it's the quintessential Champions League comeback. Isn't it...?

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...Deportivo scored one more goal than Liverpool and won their tie without penalties. We're not saying it's better, but... 

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To kids these days, "Jimmy Glass" are meaningless lower-league syllables from before their time. He was the goalkeeper who volleyed the winning goal, right at the death, to save Carlisle United from relegation. He only played three times for the club and was on loan. 

The Puma boots with which he scored the goal were donated to the National Football Museum in 2014.

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There never was an investigation into match-fixing after Coco United's inexplicable win over Amazon Forest. 

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"Roma have risen from their ruins! Manolas the Greek God in Rome! The unthinkable unfolds before our eyes... this was not meant to happen. This could not happen. This is happening! Barcelona, extraordinarily, eight minutes from elimination.

"It is a Greek from Mount Olympus who has come to the seven hills of Rome and pulled off a miracle."

Thank you to Roma for one of the greatest-ever European comebacks - but thanks also, to Peter Drury for commentating on it. 

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Wow... for Barcelona to be the victims of one comeback was bad enough. The 4-0 Liverpool victory at Anfield really did take the biscuit.

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Meanwhile in the other semi-final that season, Lucas Moura did this. 

What a season that was in the Champions League. 

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Shipping five goals in 20 minutes when you were that comfortable takes carelessness to a whole new realm, doesn't it?

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This game didn't really happen, did it? Never has such madness occurred in one single game of football. 

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The remontada itself. Perhaps Barca did a deal with the devil that night and faced two ridiculous comebacks themselves as punishment for humiliating Paris Saint-Germain 6-1. 

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Chelsea's Champions League triumph might not be the most dramatic comeback ever but to come from being 1-0 down in a final in the Allianz Arena, to beat Bayern Munich on penalties, definitely puts this one in the top tier. 

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