Real Madrid FC - Where has it all gone wrong?

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Cruyff14

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Nope, was far from Barcelona's best this year. Was dwarfed in the UCL, disappeared in another international final, got lost in Casemeiro's pocket in El Clasico, dwarfed by Suarez in La Liga. But the love continues, he will probably come second though shouldn't be ahead of Griezmann, Suarez or Bale. I predict he will def finish ahead of Suarez and Bale but Griezmann is a strong chance to break the ten year top 2 domination and Messi will fall first.
Oh, I thought he was good (off the top of my head - haven't checked numbers).

He was very good at La Copa overall though.

Griezmann definitely deserves to be there. Bale will go deep too I agree.
 

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Antoine Griezmann: "For the Ballon D'Or it is over. Cristiano Ronaldo won the two big competitions this season."
 

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Antoine Griezmann: "For the Ballon D'Or it is over. Cristiano Ronaldo won the two big competitions this season."

Might also now depend on how bad Ronaldos injury is, if he is suddenly out for a few months he'll not win the award.
 

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There are early reports that Ronnie has a partially torn ACL.

A highly experienced sports doctor should be able to tell whether there is any structural damage so I think it is unlikely that it is true.
 

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This isn't down to the manager. Ronaldo is unable to lead the line any longer. Benzema is past it and even the likes of Bale are constantly injured. Last time Ronaldo was dropped he started a player revolt - will be interesting to see if Zizou drops him and how he deals with him. Realistically Real need to replace Ronaldo & Benzema this summer plus the likes of Bale / Modric.
 

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I thought this was a new thread this morning. I see it is over two years old and I must say, a phenomenal effort on Zidane’s part (the TC, not the football manager) that Real Madrid have won 2 Champions League and 1 La Liga since the topic was started.
 

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In May this Madrid team seemed to be one of the best ever. Zidane looked untouchable. As ruthless as owners can be nowadays, it'd be unwise to sack the manager after a (relatively speaking) short run of poor form.
 

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Simple answer is they stood still while most other big clubs improved. Also sold a couple of players.
 

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I thought this was a new thread this morning. I see it is over two years old and I must say, a phenomenal effort on Zidane’s part (the TC, not the football manager) that Real Madrid have won 2 Champions League and 1 La Liga since the topic was started.
Lol its gold if you read over it.

The same people are getting pretty excited again over a form slump.
 

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This isn't down to the manager. Ronaldo is unable to lead the line any longer. Benzema is past it and even the likes of Bale are constantly injured. Last time Ronaldo was dropped he started a player revolt - will be interesting to see if Zizou drops him and how he deals with him. Realistically Real need to replace Ronaldo & Benzema this summer plus the likes of Bale / Modric.
The top scorer in the CL for the last 5 seasons in a row, winning 3 titles. Can no longer lead the line. He even wins for Portugal.

This is most likely Zidane's managerial abilities. Not giving enough game time to Morata and James before we lost them
 

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The top scorer in the CL for the last 5 seasons in a row, winning 3 titles. Can no longer lead the line. He even wins for Portugal.

This is most likely Zidane's managerial abilities. Not giving enough game time to Morata and James before we lost them

That's in the past. CR7 is 33 next year, he just isn't the same player he used to be even if he believes he still is. Benzema being past it also doesn't help.
 

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As others have said, zidane is in some trouble even though it could just be a mini form slump, if he can't turn things around and quickly he'll be out the door, ridiculous amount of pressure on the manager at those top clubs.
 

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CR7, Bale, Benzema, Modric, Ramos & co just aren't up to it any longer. RM need a huge clearly at seasons end. Problem is so do Barca over the next couple of years so will be interesting to see what happens in the transfer market.
 

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I thought they'd walk La Liga before the season begun, this has come as a surprise to me.
 

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Wasn't there talk of a player swap involved in a deal with Spurs earlier in the year, Bale goes home while Kane off to Spain ?

Ronaldo has always carried on like a spoilt pratt whenever things don't go his own way, sulks because he doesn't feel loved, primadonna of the highest order who's best is past him. They should've offed him last year while he had decent currency

Let Zidane rebuild
 

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Hope Zidane gets booted so Hazard stops talking about how much he wants to play for him.
 

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