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Latin America 2741 8 Top 10 disappointing clubs in the world this season 2011-2012 30191304 AS Roma (Italian Serie A) AS+Roma+%28Italian+Serie+A%29 Latin America

Roma brought in Luis Enrique from Barcelona B to start the Barcaroma project - bringing beautiful football to the Serie A. The initial results saw the Giallorossi eliminated from Europa League play-ins by Slovan Bratislava. Roma followed with a opening match loss in league before a 0-0 draw with Inter Milan.

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Latin America 2741 8 Top 10 disappointing clubs in the world this season 2011-2012 30191286 VfL Wolfsburg (German Bunddesliga) VfL+Wolfsburg+%28German+Bunddesliga%29 Latin America

Two wins in sixth matches have Woflsburg headed for a second straight disappointing season, the Wolves sitting only 14th in Germany's 18-team top division. Upon to his return to the club after a short stint with Schalke, head coach Felix McGrath has instituted a new system of fines, rules which include punishment for unnecessary backpasses.

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Latin America 2741 8 Top 10 disappointing clubs in the world this season 2011-2012 30186558 Latin America

Three wins in four have pick Gremio out of real relegation danger (though the season's not over yet), but for a team that finished fourth last year, 21 points through 19 games was shocking. The Immortal have since improved, but their 2011 Campeonato has been decidedly mortal.

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Latin America 2741 8 Top 10 disappointing clubs in the world this season 2011-2012 30191310 Cruzeiro (Brazil's Serie A) Cruzeiro+%28Brazil%27s+Serie+A%29 Latin America

Last season's runners up have fallen all the way to 14th place, only five points above the drop, stealing the title of league's most disappointing team from recently rejuvenated Gremio. After a scoreless home draw this weekend with last place America Mineiro, Cruzeiro is winless in five.

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Latin America 2741 8 Top 10 disappointing clubs in the world this season 2011-2012 30186549 Olympique de Marseille (France's Ligue 1) Olympique+de+Marseille+%28France%27s+Ligue+1%29 Latin America

Marseille's first win of the season came in their seventh match, enough to get them out of Ligue 1's basement, but not enough to make supporters forget that this team has title ambitions. Tension within management doesn't help the situation, with Dider Deschamps sure to come under pressure to come good.

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Latin America 2741 8 Top 10 disappointing clubs in the world this season 2011-2012 30186556 Club America (Mexican Primera) Club+America+%28Mexican+Primera%29 Latin America

Nine points from nine games, no wins in four, and the worst defense in the league tends to lead coaches to be fired. Carlos Reinoso jumped before he was pushed, leaving the Mexican giants in 16th place (yet only four points out of a playoff spot).

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Latin America 2741 8 Top 10 disappointing clubs in the world this season 2011-2012 30191305 Estudiantes de la Plata (Argentine Primera Division) Estudiantes+de+la+Plata+%28Argentine+Primera+Division%29 Latin America

Estudiantes have climbed to 16th place in Argentina, recording their first Apertura win over follow stragglers Argentinos Juniors. An older team that may have hit a wall, El Leon has allowed 13 goals in seven matches, most in the league.

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Latin America 2741 8 Top 10 disappointing clubs in the world this season 2011-2012 30191297 Internazionale (Italian Serie A) Internazionale+%28Italian+Serie+A%29 Latin America

Inter's been so bad that they've already had a coaching change. Gian Piero Gasperini was replaced by Claudio Ranieri after only five matches at the held, a tenure that included a home loss to Trabzonspor (more on them, later) and a road loss to a just-promoted side.

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Latin America 2741 8 Top 10 disappointing clubs in the world this season 2011-2012 30186560 New York Red Bulls (USA's Major League Soccer) New+York+Red+Bulls+%28USA%27s+Major+League+Soccer%29 Latin America

With six games left in Major League Soccer's regular season, the near-consensus pick to win their conference sit fifth in the East and tied for 10th in the league, dangerously close to missing out on the right to play their way into the playoffs. That's right. One of the most talented teams in the league is still two steps removed from even making in the playoffs. Hans Backe's team still need to hold-off expansion Portland for 10th place, a spot which may force them to beat FC Dallas, after which they'd play LA Galaxy.

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Latin America 2741 8 Top 10 disappointing clubs in the world this season 2011-2012 30186545 Arsenal (English Premier League Arsenal+%28English+Premier+League Latin America

Few of Arsenal's fans felt title aspirations were warranted at season's onset. Few would have thought the team would meltdown in the first month of the season. Through five rounds, last year's fourth place side sits 17th, having recorded only four points while allowing a league-high 14 goals.

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