I was thinking today about top teams failing to turn up this season.
Liverpool is an obvious instance - a team who haven't turned up this season. You can comment on the injuries but the season is the same for all. Over a year without losing at home and now six home loses on the trot.
Even bigger drop-offs are Celtic, who had the opportunity to win their 10th Premiership title on the trot but didn't turn up, especially for the old-firm derbies.
Then there is Juventus who aren't going to win the league in Italy this year having dominated for many years.
A bit like the England Rugby team, I believe the players in these teams thought all they had to do is turn up to win and have found out the hard way that you have to work hard for it.