Yes, trophies aren't distributed in autumn - in that time you just can get yourself out of the competitions. I say that out of experience. In Bayern's treble year winning the CL group was not that easy... - a penalty goal to win 1:0 in Lille, a loss in BATE and then a lucky 1:1 draw against 10 men in Valencia. Whereas the season before we looked so good in the Bundesliga the first month - and at the end lost it to BVB. Seen that so often with other clubs e.g. Real and Barcelona before - often the club that has the problems in autumn is the club that at the end wins the things.