down year....


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Venezuela español
Be it from injury or just a down year, several players have made a return to top form after disappointing in 2005. Fans get to decide who gets top honors.

What can be said of a "down year"?
  • Rich, a "down year" occurs when a player is not performing to his/her usual level, without any particular explanation. The sentence you quoted (which was written in a rather convoluted fashion!) is saying that 2006 is turning out better for a number of players who performed badly in 2005. Some of those bad 2005 performances were due to injuries, others were just "down years" that may have been random.