Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Galacticos Failure!

The first thing that strikes our mind upon hearing this term is Real Madrid. They were the inventors of this famous word that basically refers to the purchase of a star player. Even though it combines to form a mouth-watering team on paper, success was never guaranteed. Those times the team had all the ingredients or the capability to conquer everything.

Just imagine how would a team be consisting of players like David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Raul Gonzales, Casillas. These players all formed the Galacticos. But to everyone's surprise they never managed to put on a consistent performance thereby proving to the world that having star players in the team doesn't guarentee success.

Another famous example which I noticed regarding this matter was during the IPL season. Take into consideration Rajasthan royals and Deccan Chargers. Deccan Chargers were filled with star players like Adam Gilchrist, Symonds, Afridi, Gibbs who are prooven players in the world cricket but where did they end up?

Now take Rajasthan Royals, apart from Shane Warne who also lacked some good international cricket due to his retirement, they never had a "star" player but they managed to win the league with very good collective team performance. I hope I have given enough evidence to show that Galacticos if not always, most of the time fails. :)

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