historical teams in trouble: too many “big” in trouble
Consumed the first two months of the football calendar, It is really curious to see how in every major league there is historical that championship teams submerged in many problems. Who won big titles not long ago and they are caught, by circumstances or other, in trouble, and not just skirts, but possibly more serious. We review some of them, many champions of their leagues, just, ten years ago:
– Valencia: in Spain who were runners-up this millennium Europe in 2000 Y 2001 and champion of the Europa League this season 2003-04 It seems to be paying the price for an economic policy wrong. Illiquid in the box, the valencianista whole has lost its best players hopelessly and can just build a template whose goal seems even knowing where he is. Ranked half of the table, the abyss of relegation appears in the same way that the utopia of Champions is increasingly clear.
– Manchester United: If the problem is basically the Valencia of money, Manchester the main problem is not monetary, but sports management. The output of the eternal Alex Ferguson has been a turning point in a template used year after year to win major titles. Reigning champion is no longer so much and despite having the likes of Rooney, Van Persie, Fellaini, De Gea and company, David Moyes not just the key to how to make a winning team. Outside of European places, it seems difficult that the course has to be in Europe.
– AC Milan: another large that does not end a decade of Champions reached with relative ease. They were different times. The current situation indicates that the team roams area declines anyone without problems but without image and confidence to reach Europe. There are, and Valencia, little money, although it is known that in December, Santa Claus always brings gifts of many signings. Of the success or otherwise of the coming winter market will depend on how the Rossoneri finished box.
– Olympique Lyon: seven consecutive leagues in the past decade (the only of its history) marked hegemony rarely seen in France or Europe. Any past was better in Lyon. The picture today marks a post 14 with 12 points 11 games and much fear of a decline that is five points. Girondins (13º) o Montpellier (15º) are not not to shoot rockets, but worst of Olympique is already eliminated from the Champions League in the previous phase is not even able to excite your players stand as irregular as Yoann Gourcuff, real thermometer club.
– Werder Bremen: champions league 2003-04 (the same as Lyon won the Ligue 1, Valencia League and AC Milan Serie A, anda lost in 13th place in the Bundesliga. Recopa champion in 1992 and runner-up UEFA 2009, Diego put those times where the class goal and Valdez have given way to absolute indefiniteness. In one area, today struggle to not be in the abyss of a possible promotion to the Bundesliga 2.
-Good view: many will this inclusion will seem a joke. But the Boavista is one of five teams to have won the Liga Sagres and did so in the season 2000-01. Today, march in the third category of the Portuguese football, partly because it has been administratively fallen fruit of mismanagement.
– Deportivo La Coruna: for ten seasons just Jabo Irureta box reached the semifinals of the Champions League and was about to give the stroke eliminating the Porto. Today walks Second Division, with many economic problems and players they are no longer Tristan, Maakay, Mauro Silva Victor or. Rather, Valerón has resisted even the unmade of the club.