Thursday, July 31, 2014

Error in Casting, Part Two

1- Lars Lunde, Bayern Munich 1987
Lars Lunde was a Danish striker who seemed like a bright future prospect after signing for Bayern Munich from Swiss club Young Boys Bern during the 1986/87.
However, he only found the net a handful of times and unable to command a starting position.
He was loaned midway through his second season and transferred outright thereafter.

Photo From: Fussball Magazin, May 1987
(Lars Lunde and Michael Rummenigge, March 28, 1987, SV Hamburg 1-Bayern Munich 2)

2- Rafael Martin Vasquez at Torino and Olympique Marseille (1990/92)
Real Madrid’s attacking midfielder Rafael Martin Vasquez joined Torino in 1990 following one of his best seasons.
He was a big name signing and much was expected of him.
However, his Torino adventure was disappointing as he was unable to stamp his authority and scored just two goals in his two seasons there.
He joined big spending French club Olympique Marseille in 1992, however, he was sold back to Real Madrid after a couple of months.
He addressed his astonishment at how OM had tried everything it could for two years to sign him to just let him go after two months.

Photo From: World Soccer, November 1990
(Rafael Martin Vasquez with Torino, 1990/91)

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Hors Serie 12, 1993
(Rafael Martin Vasquez , September 30, 1992, Champions League, Olympique Marseille 3-Glentoran 0)

3- Daniel Passarella, Parma 2001
Argentine Manager Daniel Passarella was hired by Parma, on November 6, 2001,  with the season well under way.
He was in charge for only five matches and Parma lost all five. He was dismissed on December 18, 2001.

Photo From: World Soccer, November 1994
(Daniel Passarella)

4- Eric Cantona and Stephane Paille, Montpellier, 1989/90
Montpellier President Louis Nicollin thought he had succeeded a major coup by re-uniting former France under-21 teammates Eric Cantona and Stephane Paille in the summer of 1989.
However, this partnership failed to function and Stephane Paille was even loaned to Bordeaux during the season.
By the following season, Cantona had returned to Marseille and Paille joined Porto.

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 6, July 1989
(Louis Nicollin with Eric Cantona and Stephane Paille, summer 1989)

5- Frank Stapelton, Ajax Amsterdam, 1987
Republic of Ireland International striker had joined Ajax from Manchester United in the summer of 1987.
Johann Cruyff had signed as a potential replacement for Marco van Basten who had just joined AC Milan.
However, his transfer was a fiasco and he failed to settle. After a few months, he was loaned for a few months to Anderlecht and then immediately transferred to Derby County for the remainder of the season.

Photo From: Soccer Monthly, Annual 1983
(Frank Stapelton with Manchester United)

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