#6 Delhi Daredevils doing an Arsenal
The ones who follow both IPL and EPL/Champions League (this season, Europa league) will know that both Arsenal and Delhi Daredevils are the laughing stocks of their respective leagues. Reason? Not one, we have "four" reasons for it.
#1 Perennial under achievers of their respective leagues
My nephew has the same number of European Cups and IPL titles as Arsenal and Delhi Daredevils respectively. And while we are still waiting to welcome him/her to this world, both these teams have been just making the numbers in their respective tournaments for quite a few years now.
#2 Tactic? What is that?
Left back playing in the central defence in spite of having a CB on the bench, one of the best right backs in the league playing as a left wing back, playing a 'jack of all trades, master of none' player as the lone striker despite having a proven striker and a new signing (say goal machine). These were the so-called tactics employed by Arsene Wenger in Arsenal's recent game against Liverpool which they went on to lose 4-0.
Delhi Daredevils have the knack of doing the same thing as well, thanks to the team management. They have the habit of shuffling the team combination and batting order often, making their best batsman bat down the order, not using the resources properly etc.
Coming back to the theme....
#3 Incomplete Home Work by the team management in the off season
If you are writing your tenth standard exam, you have more chance of signing for Arsenal, as their manager, Arsene Wenger has the knack of signing young kids to play for his team. In the past, Arsenal have sold all their big players (to end the club's debts) and have signed a bunch of inexperienced kids to take the club forward. This is something that has been in place still in spite of backfiring on many occasions.
Likewise, Delhi Daredevils sold all their big players and are running the franchise with a lot of upcoming talents. Delhi will also be a part of the bidding (just bidding) for almost all the big names in the auction, something that you can relate to the Arsenal boss *Remember, I almost signed him when he was 16*.
Both Arsenal and Daredevils don't do their job at during the player trade window (transfer window/auction). So, one can expect Delhi to do what Arsenal do, who knows, they might even better the North Londoners when it comes to taking decisions about buying or selling a player.
Oh, yeah, we said four reasons, right? What could be the fourth one?
#4 'What else, but Arsenal'Published 01 Sep 2017, 19:17 IST