Anyone more informed care to take a guess at why Serie A (or Series A, as Fat Sam likes to call it) has taken such a nose dive in overall quality?
I think others have covered the main points really:
1. It's all cyclical anyway
3. An aging national team preventing youngsters from progressing
4. Money being elsewhere so superstars tending to end up in Spain or England.
5. Issues with crowd troubles / low attendances.
As someone who grew up with Italia '90 as my first major tournament that I really remember, and watching the glory days of Football Italia on C4 on Sunday afternoons (gollllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
zzzzzzzzzzzzzoooooooo!) I find it pretty sad really. If you look back at the quality of some of the teams and players that have graced Serie A throughout a pretty long period from the early 90s through to the mid 00s it makes you realise how the perceived English dominance of recent years pales in comparison to the longevity of Serie A's success.
I think Glewis said earlier about expecting them to recover and come back soon, and I agree with this also.