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# Flop

Last year
2022
# Flop
Inter close in on Lukaku after tantrum and tactics turn Chelsea dream into a nightmare
Everything that could go wrong did go wrong for the 29-year-old in his disastrous second spell with the Blues.
# Pressure
US-born Chinese figure skater in tears after another Olympic flop
Beverly Zhu had been widely abused on social media for another poor performance the previous day.
All time
# Frustration
Rory McIlroy has 'a ways to go with everything' after PGA flop
The 32-year-old Northern Ireland star says his entire game needs work after failing to crack par once at Kiawah Island.
# Flop
Arteta claims to still believe in record signing Pepe - despite benching him
Record signing has still to establish a regular starting place at Arsenal but Arteta believes he can thrive for ‘years to come’ at the club.
# Flop
'We know how much each guy sacrificed to come and spend 39 days away from home'
The loss of national prestige at the Fiba World Cup could provide the spark that convinces some to recommit to USA Basketball.
# Flop
Fred: 'I want to say that next season we will be better. We will be looking to challenge for trophies'
The Brazilian midfielder was signed for big money in the summer of 2018 and concedes that his debut campaign was a disappointment all round.
# disappointing
'I have not had a good season,' admits ex-Reds star Coutinho after poor start to life at Barcelona
The Brazil playmaker is under no illusions about his struggles this season, but believes he will show improvement through effort.
# Flop
Solskjaer: I can't do anything about struggling Sanchez
The Chilean “must find himself” following another ineffective performance, said the Manchester United caretaker boss.
# Flop
Mario Balotelli close to Anfield exit and return to Serie A
The 26-year-old could be returning to Italy with Palermo.
# insight
Arsene Wenger's tactics make it difficult for defenders, admits Arsenal flop
The 35-year-old spent three seasons with the Gunners and admits he ‘wasn’t good enough overall’.
# Quitter
'Angel Di Maria will now always have on his CV that he was a failure at Man United'
Rio Ferdinand has blasted the winger for quitting after one year.
# Flop
Liverpool offload Rickie Lambert after just one unproductive season at Anfield
It just didn’t work for Rickie, did it?
# making a meal
With diving like this, Falcao is sure to be a success at Chelsea
Or maybe we can call this ‘a Manchester United flop’.
# Flop
Fifa's €20m film brings in €546 in the first two days of its US release
“One of the most unwatchable films in recent memory.”
# Not so Keane
Roy Keane said Gareth Bale made Real Madrid look like they were playing with 10 men
The ITV pundit was less than impressed with the Welshman last night.
# Hoop nightmares
Here's Sir'Dominic Pointer with the worst dive of 2015
Floppidy flop flop flop.
# Flop
Feast your eyes on the worst dive you'll ever see
Hang your head in shame PJ Hairston.
# Flop
Retrospective bans the only way to stop diving, says Wenger
How would you stamp diving out of the game?
# Flop
'At least Robbie Keane tried' - Ex-Liverpool stars blast Balotelli
The misfiring Italian was the subject of the post-match debate but our Robbie got a mention as well.
# So Long
Gone Bebe Gone: Man United's £7m flop joins Benfica on permanent deal
The much-maligned winger has been signed by the Portuguese champions.
# Flop
Sevilla confirm agreement with Liverpool for Aspas loan move
The Spaniard failed to score in 14 league appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ side last season.
# Won't be missed
Brazil fans rejoice as Fred retires from international football
The 30-year-old striker has called time on his career with the Seleção after a terrible World Cup.
# Diva
Ronaldo storms past reporters after Portugal flop, Rihanna offers her commiserations
“Three players are down to talk to the media and I am not one of them,” he said.
# Flop
Missing: Have you seen Erik Lamela lately?
Sadly there is no reward for the Spurs winger.
# Seems legit
VIDEO: The hardest knock out punch you've ever seen
It’s just a pity it didn’t land anywhere near his opponent.
# Flop
Rodgers slams Suarez over diving admission
“I think it is wrong. It is unacceptable. I have spoken to Luis and it will be dealt with internally,” said Rodgers.
# Flop
Bullish Luis Suarez brushes off diving jibes
“They can keep talking and in the meantime I will keep on playing football and taking care of my team and what I do.”
# Flop
Portuguese police to speak to Manchester United over Bébé deal
An anti-corruption unit are investigating the controversial transfer and will question the Premier League club, reports claim.
# Flop
What went wrong for North Korea's rocket?
“Anybody can make something go boom. Controlling it is hard.”
# North Korea
VIDEO: North Korean rocket shatters after launch
The rocket splintered into pieces over the sea just a minute or two after taking off.
# Flop
CUT! Take 84: The world's worst actors
Jennifer Love Hewitt was recently named the worst-reviewed actress since 1985. We think there’s worse though….