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DEPORTIVO: 11 POINTS IN 14 MATCHDAYS

05 Dec 2012
For the fourth time in the history, Deportivo is having eleven or lesser points after the first fourteen matchdays at Primera División; in the previous three opportunities the Galician side suffered the relegation to Segunda.

Very negative present for Depor at liga BBVA; Oltra’s team had a positive start adding six points within the first four matchdays, but in the next ten games they only added five. For this reason the Galician team is penultimate at the standings with only eleven points in favour, only one above last place RCD Espanyol.

It’s the fourth time in the history in which Deportivo is having eleven or lesser points after the first fourteen games; the terrible thing is that in the previous three cases the Blanquiazul outfit not only suffered the relegation, but actually were the only three opportunities in which they ended as the last place in the Primera tournament.

On the season 1944/45, the fourth of Depor at Primera División, the Galicians only had nine points after the first fourteen matches. At the time the team had the same record than now, the difference is that the victories were only rewarded with two points. On that campaign there were only 14 clubs at Primera and Deportivo ended as the last place adding only 17 points and only clinching five victories. It was the first relegation suffered by the club.

Then, on the season 1964/65, the league had been extended to sixteen participants and Depor had their worst start ever suffering ten defeats within the first fourteen games, for this reason the team only had seven points in favour. It was impossible to change the course and the Galician outfit ended as the last place for the second time only adding 15 points in 30 league presentations.

Two years later, for the campaign 1966/67, Depor were back at Primera and once again suffered the same fate. On this opportunity the team added eight points suffering nine defeats within the first fourteen games. And once again the team followed the same path only adding 18 points in 30 matches, reason why Deportivo suffered a new relegation, the third been the last place at the standings.

As a way of comparison, on the season of the previous relegation (2010/11), Depor have added 17 points at this stage of the tournament. These are negative precedents that cannot be taken as a confirmation of the future, but as a sign of alarm as the team needs a reaction if they want to stay competing at the elite of Spanish football.

Depor after the first 14 matchdays on the last 5 Primera seasons:

season

position

points

GF

GA

final position

2006/07

14th

17

11

17

13th

2007/08

18th

13

13

21

9th

2008/09

7th

24

16

14

7th

2009/10

6th

26

19

16

10th

2010/11

12th

17

12

16

18th

2012/13

19th

11

21

31

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  ARCHIVE NEWS DEC/12

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