Big-Name Clubs Set to Disappoint This Season

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Big-Name Clubs Set to Disappoint This Season
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It's the same every summer: The fans and the coaches at the game's biggest sides gather their hopes and optimism for the season ahead, wishing for the new campaign to begin, so the plans, signings and objectives for the new season can be put into place.

Unfortunately, the nature of sport dictates that it doesn't happen for everybody, and some of the big clubs are going to be left very disappointed come the end of 2014-15.

Here we've taken a look at some of the biggest sides who could be set to disappoint, taking into account the reputation and size of the club, what they achieved last season (and in the recent past), where they generally expect to compete, and their transfer activity so far this summer.

Of course, improvements in the latter area could make it all change again before the season gets underway.

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