Real Madrid are quite good in that regard, remember also the case of Fernando Morientes who was loaned to Monaco.
Good point. Real Madrid win just because they have a lot of money, but the list of their nonsenses in the transfer market is long and impressive. I remember the 2009/10 season, when Inter Milan and Bayern Munich reached the Champions League final and Real Madrid were eliminated in the round of 16. Four of the finalists (Esteban Cambiasso, Walter Samuel and Wesley Sneijder of Inter and Arjen Robben of Bayern Munich) had been bluntly discarded by Real...
In 2014 they sold Ángel Di María and replaced him with James Rodríguez: a crime!!
I repeat: they win because they are super rich, but they are a bunch of incompetents.
Fast Midfielder wrote:
KNVB's decision excluding professionals to play for Holland until 1954
which resulted in dramatic results in the 1949-54 era.
Also Sweden did the same error in the 1950s, refusing to call up all the
footballers playing abroad. In the earliest
1950s, almost all their best footballers played in Italy and some of
them are still considered legends here. But they were not called up for
the 1950 and 1954 World Cups. One of the best Italian journalists,
Gianni Brera, always stated that if Sweden had called up champions like
Gunnar Gren, Gunnar Nordahl, Nils Liedholm and Nacka Skoglund for
Switzerland '54, they could have won the World Cup.
Zidane's decision to react to Materazzi's provocation. Although that was not a conscious decision, I suppose.
Similarly Suarez's decision to bite Chiellini.
be the input for another topic: "Dirtiest Provocations In Football",
where a lot of Italian defenders hold the first places of the hit parade, I