Those two clubs both neatly fit the pigeon-holes provided. Barca of course have the pulling power to pretty much buy at will, but I'd also suggest they've been punching significantly under their weight in recent years.KingSingh said:Your point about clubs with this kind of turnover regularly underachieving i disagree with. Look at liverpool who won the ECL two years ago and the FA cup last year or at the current ECL champions Barca, their player turnover has resulted in success on the field.
Liverpool epitomise the issue. Sure they got lucky in the one ECL - worth noting that they came within a whisker of being eliminated in the group that year, and in truth they should have been - but they've struggled to punch anything like their weight in Europe, while domestically they've been lamentable. In the last ten years they've had just two campaigns topping the 70 point mark, as often as they've failed to even reach 60.