Sentences with phrase «dip in form»

Injuries and a dip in form rendered him mostly ineffective during his first season at Bayern, and former manager Paul Clement, who was an assistant coach for the Bundesliga champions, secured Sanches on a year-long loan at his new club in August.
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Cristiano Ronaldo's dip in form began a few weeks ago around the same time when his relationship with Irina Shayk was announced to be over.
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A player whose future is always under scrutiny, Gareth Bale's recent dip in form and poor relationship with the Spanish press mean the Real Madrid winger is bound to be continually linked with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and others.
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Yes, he's had a dip in form recently but that same overpriced, washed-up midfielder is now a staple in the best team in Spain, and is a legitimate goal-scoring threat.
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Undeterred by this dramatic dip in form, Mourinho has gambled on the 29-year-old striker and brought him to Stamford Bridge for at least the 2015-16 campaign.
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Danns has come in for a fair whack of criticism in recent weeks, some justified some less so, but I've always maintained that I believe his dip in form is just that - a dip.
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What is more disappointing is the form of the 33-times La Liga winners Real Madrid, and their remarkable dip in form in Spain's top flight this year.
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City should be full of confidence, while Chelsea have endured a dip in form during what has proved to be a disappointing campaign for Antonio Conte's reigning champions.
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Worst: Last-season's dip in form continues, and he makes more questionable decisions to come off his line like in the Community Shield.
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Injuries to Andriy Yarmolenko, Maximilian Philipp, Shinji Kagawa, Jadon Sancho and a sizable dip in form for Pulisic had meant that Stoger lacked alternatives during such a crucial stretch.
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Michael Carrick was arguably Manchester United's most influential player last season; the dips in form during the long spells he spent out with injury proved how pivotal he was for Louis van Gaal's team.
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Jürgen Klopp will be looking to show his team can bounce back from a dip in form and build on that 1-1 draw with Chelsea earlier in the week and fans without a ticket will have their browser's pop-up blockers working flat out as they try to find a dodgy stream to watch the Reds hopefully batter Hull.
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His dip in form has meant he has lost his place in the Spain national side but Navas isn't concerned about his current performance level and believes he can have a big impact in the title run-in.
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Following the dip in form of Tiger Woods, EA have decided to part ways with one of the most successful golfers ever after a long and fruitful 15 year tie, replacing him with the top golfer in the world right now, Rory McIlroy.
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Last season, Bayern suffered a dip in form when it mattered most and, though they weren't helped by lapses in discipline or the loss of Robert Lewandowski to injury, the club is intent on preventing it setting a precedent for the future.
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Rodgers issued similar treatment to Raheem Sterling last season, demoting him to the under-21s following his dip in form after signing a bumper contract extension.
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According to Spanish outlet, Diario Gol, the Argentine has reportedly told Valverde and club president Josep Bartomeu, to prioritise the Brazilian over concerns about Ozil's frequent dips in form.
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It will certainly be interesting to see if Barcelona can turn around their recent dip in form.
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This performance, Cazorla's injury and Iwobi's dip in form could be the push he needs to finally break into their starting XI and stay there on a more consistent basis.
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Instead, Wembley witnessed a 21-year-old whose confidence has been hit by a recent dip in form at club level and will need a little renovating before the serious action gets under way.
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1-KOSCIELNY isfar better than when he first arrived (although he has a dip in form recently) 2-SANCHEZ has scored far more goals with US than with BARCELONA 3 - MONREAL is FAR better than when he fisrt arrived 4-GIROUD became an absolute BEAST with US playing eveb better than BENZIMA with l'EQUIPE DE FRANCE 5 - VIEIRA, HENRY, G.WHEA were not discovred by George Graham WHO IS CONSIDERED BY TONY ADAMS BETTER THAN WENGER
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With 5 assists in the opening 3 Premier League encounters, the Armenian was on track to break all sorts of records for Manchester United, but what actually followed was a serious dip in form which has completely stalled his career under the Portuguese.
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Although the Spanish side are far ahead in the race for La Liga this season but their dip in form has been quite extraordinary.
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His films were of a very high calibre and then he hit a dip in form, seemingly never recovering.
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Arising from the poor dip in form, it's clear K lopp doesn't seem to know his best × 1.
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Most clubs will not keep a player who wants to leave those that have tend only to work out well if the manager leaves and for those that keep a player and the manager more often than not see a dip in form and often the player causes problems behind the scenes.
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Before Saturday's victory against Sheffield Wednesday, we all dreaded that the recent dip in form may cost us our playoff chance.
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Injuries, dips in form and player departures can all be unforeseen events.
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First team actions were hard to come by for the Nigeria international after his recovery as he also had to deal with a dip in form.
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The right wing-back has suffered a dip in form over the past 18 months but he is nevertheless on the radar of the Old Lady, who are in constant contact with his representative.
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However, a dip in form, being asked to play in almost every outfield position — sometimes in the same match — and finally a season ending injury put paid to that dream.
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While unable to call the odds on the touchline, Simeone made a half time switch and introduced Yannick Carrasco for the under-performing Koke, whose dip in form continued here.
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Bayern fans said every season his teams has always have a dip in form around this month for the exact same reason.
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De Bruyne has not scored since the end of January — a run which now stands at 13 games following this clash with Spurs — and his dip in form has coincided with City crashing out of the Champions League and FA Cup, as well as the run of results that had seen them lose 5 of 10 in all competitions prior to this game.
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But Guardiola wants to see his team get back to where they were before their dip in form with three successive defeats in the last week.
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Whether they can remain in the top six is questionable - they will have dips in form and if injuries and suspensions kick in the strength of the squad will be tested.
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I do feel for Matt Lowton as he hasn't really done much wrong: his dip in form came at the wrong time for him and gave Bacuna the chance to finally show Villa fans what he is all about, having not really had a chance to do so during pre-season.
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City striker Negredo enjoyed a successful start to his career at the Etihad before suffering a big dip in form.
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Milan could also qualify for Europe by beating Juventus in the final of the Coppa Italia on May 9, although their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League, in view of a deficit of ten points on the top four, appear to have been dashed by a recent dip in form.
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Bacary Sagna showed that he is no one-season wonder with a season full of reliable, consistent performances while Gael Clichy enjoyed a very decent season despite a dip in form that correlated with the rest of the team early on.
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Atalanta have seen a slight dip in form in recent weeks but we can hope that this will be one of those matches where Papu Gomez and co. can step up and take the game to Lazio.
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He is a player who is playing the best football of his career, and after everything he's been through and the massive dips in form he's suffered, it is glorious to see.
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The former Inter and AC Milan forward, who won Uefa's Golden Boy award in 2009 after impressing with the Rossoneri, has suffered a dramatic dip in form in recent years that saw him leave Italy and return to Brazil, although Corinthians have loaned him out to Sao Paulo for both the 2014 and 2015 Brasileiro Serie A campaigns.
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As for West Ham, they have hit a bit of a dip in form with back to back losses, but they host Crystal Palace who can't buy a win at the moment.
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That — as well as Christian Eriksen's dip in form — may explain why his goal rush slowed towards the end of the season.
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Despite his dip in form, Draxler remains one of the most promising young players and was part of the Germany team that won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil earlier this summer.
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It's been 20 years since Konami started making football games, and despite a dip in form during the PS3 and Xbox 360 era, the Pro Evolution Soccer series is showing no signs of losing its legs.
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Some teams get better after the winter break; some dip in form.
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The match was marred by widespread unrest with supporters concerned about an alarming dip in form and demanding the exit of Sullivan and other board members.
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Despite a recent dip in form, Alli has come alive for Spurs in recent weeks, netting five times in three games for the Lilywhites.
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