Another season, another flurry of coaching and personnel changes, another last-gasp avoidance of relegation, writes Lee Bushe.
Genoa chaos drags on
For the second season running, Genoa left it until the last day to avoid relegation. Last year, they only stayed up by virtue of having a better head-to-head record than relegated Empoli, while they survived this year thanks to their 3-0 defeat of Hellas Verona, their joint-biggest win of the season.
Having finished 16th, 17th and 17th in three out of their last four seasons, it’s clear that something is rotten at this football club. Genoa’s fans seem to think so too, as they’ve been protesting against owner Enrico Preziosi for years. Indeed, staying up is hardly an achievement in a league where the disparity between established sides and newly-promoted clubs is increasingly evident.
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