It’s only natural that after investing huge sums of money in their players, clubs are prepared to offer a little patience. However, it doesn’t last forever. The supporters are normally fractious before the manager and if a player goes through a season of constantly be groaned at by the crowd then that is a reasonable indication that they need to improve. Every club has these players and there are a number of factors that decide how much time they’ll be given.

How important their role is, whether the club  has other options, how rich the club is and how much was spent on a player all impact the lengths a club are willing to go in order to facilitate a return to form for a player. Though, every club has their breaking point and these ten players are really pushing their luck.

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