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THE WORST START IN 40 YEARS

21 Nov 2012
Disappointing numbers for Deportivo after the first 12 matchdays; it’s the worst start in 40 years competing at Primera División. The team has scored a lot of goals, many more than in previous seasons, but it has also conceded a lot.

Just when the beginning of la liga was looking promising, with Deportivo picking one victory and three draws within the first four matchdays, things have twisted and turned upside down. Oltra’s Deportivo at Primera División have only added 10 points in the first 12 matches, which is the worst mark since the season 1972/73, campaign in which the Blanquiazul outfit, coached by Arsenio Iglesias, only had 9 points within the same period. On that season the team suffered the relegation to Segunda.

Not even during the last campaign with Miguel Ángel Lotina on board the situation was worse; on the liga tournament 2010/11 Deportivo had already had fourteen points and were lying at the 13th position, having 11 goals in favour and allowing 15. Still, the team suffered the relegation to Liga Adelante.

Joaquin Caparrós always had the team far from relegation in the two years that he spent at the club, while in the worst season of Javier Irureta (2004/05), Depor were living a comfortable situation been 8th after the first 12 matches.

It calls the attention the comparisons of the goals scored and allowed; on the current liga tournament Deportivo have netted 18 goals, it’s the highest mark at the club since the 21 goals scored with Irureta back on the season 2003/04. Meanwhile, Oltra’s Depor have conceded 27 goals, a very disturbing number. It’s necessary to go back to the season 1955/56 in order to find a worse mark (33).

Comparison of the last seasons after the first 12 matchdays:

Season

Coach

Pos

Points

GF

GA

1972/73

Arsenio

16th

9

8

19

2004/05

Irureta

8th

19

14

15

2005/06

Caparrós

6th

20

17

12

2006/07

Caparrós

11th

16

11

13

2007/08

Lotina

17th

12

10

17

2008/09

Lotina

7th

18

13

14

2009/10

Lotina

5th

25

17

12

2010/11

Lotina

13th

14

11

15

2012/13

Oltra

18th

10

18

27

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