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post Apr 3 2011, 05:04 AM
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He needs to shave his head again
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post Apr 3 2011, 09:03 AM
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He is becoming the cheaper version of the player he replaced - Ronaldinho. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif) Talk about irony!
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post Apr 3 2011, 09:15 AM
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I don't think so. Cassano has still a lot to offer and his problems are a bit different.
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post Apr 3 2011, 09:45 AM
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Yeah, but a fine job he is doing not to eradicate them. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif) It's practically April, and the guy has not improved more than 20% as far as his physical condition is concerned, IMO. Still the chubby old player, still the chubby old performances, dragging himself through the pitch. Oh, well.

The talent is there, undoubtedly. But the talent was there in case of R80 as well. It's what they do with it.
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post Apr 3 2011, 09:53 AM
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I agree, it's a similar problem, but I think the ending will be different (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post Apr 3 2011, 09:57 AM
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Apr 3 2011, 01:53 PM) *
I agree, it's a similar problem, but I think the ending will be different

LOL agreed. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif) The ending, huh? Time will tell. Going by his past behavior and shenanigans, I don't have high hopes, but maybe it will come out good in the end. There is a lot of work to be done to get there, though, starting by getting in peak physical condition. Only then can Cassano translate his talent into performance.
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post Apr 3 2011, 01:35 PM
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Well I'm sure the Milan trainers will gruel him throughout the summer and hopefully he will come back fitter. He just looks a bit too weighty and lost the match fitness.

As Max said his fitness is terrible, I don't know if that's his style. Well, I do because he was never like that when he was younger. He's still actually only 28, so the weight should come off pretty easily. Hopefully the trainers will earn their money over the summer with him, because if they do we have some player again.

Though I don't think he's as fat as Ronaldinho! It's more a case of terrible, terrible fitness, which is pretty crazy for a professional athlete.
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post Apr 4 2011, 02:40 AM
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Acid, you're always so quick and careless in your judgments.

Cassano came from two months of inactivity, and so far he's played very few games as starter. In order to get fit, you must play with continuity. This is especially true for Cassano's case. In order to see the best of him, we should wait for next season, when he gets some proper training with the rest of the squad in the pre-season period.
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post Apr 4 2011, 04:24 AM
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I have my reasons. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif) The man has never done justice to his talents, and it's not like at 28 he is gonna be a a born-again champion. There is nothing in Milan that may tempt him to do otherwise, and become a totally explosive player (a difference maker, in the mold of, say, Totti). Yeah, he may win the league this year and maybe the CL next season, but that's what you get at a top club if everything is going according to plan - the other players will share the bulk of the burden. In our case, Silva, Nesta, Abate, Ibra and Pato are the guys pulling the most weight and the rest of the team follows.

While I agree with you that full fitness takes time (game time and otherwise), still he is open to prove me wrong! My point is that if Cassano still has the heart to do what he has possibly never done (sustainably, at least), then by the end of this season or at the start of the next he will become a valuable member of the team. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif) If not, then he could very well take the ugly route and slack off his responsibilities. That will not mean he becomes a bad player - same goes for Robinho. Guys like these have more than enough talent. It's what they do with it will be what gets written in the story of their careers.
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post Apr 4 2011, 09:03 AM
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QUOTE (acid911 @ Apr 4 2011, 04:24 AM) *
If not, then he could very well take the ugly route and slack off his responsibilities. That will not mean he becomes a bad player - same goes for Robinho. Guys like these have more than enough talent. It's what they do with it will be what gets written in the story of their careers.

I actually believe this is the first time in years I've seen Robinho happy, obviously he hasn't been with us long and he was like it when he was first at Madrid. I had my doubts about him and I still think he's a tad overhyped but I do love having him in the Milan side, especially when I compare recent players in our strikeforce with players like Gilardino, Huntelaar, Oliveira etc..

No, Robinho isn't a 30 goal man, was he ever? Bar his time in Brazil, I'm still unsure why everyone berates his finishing so much on here. He doesn't really need to do that, as long as he is working hard, pulling defenders out of position and playing his part in goals I'm fine with that, we already have Zlatan & Pato to tuck them away.

As for Cassano as I said a few posts back we should really give him a chance, and that includes giving him the ability to have a full summer to work on his fitness and lose those extra pounds. If he comes back in the same condition then we are all rightly allowed to be somewhat annoyed. Though for a 28/29 year old guy under Milan's fitness instructors it should be a relative easy thing to achieve, it's all down to his motivation.
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post Apr 4 2011, 05:24 PM
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QUOTE (Milan Are Brilliant @ Apr 4 2011, 01:03 PM) *
it's all down to his motivation.

That, friends and neighbors, is the key. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif) Well said Ash, agree with your post. At the end of the day it all comes down to motivation and desire of individual players, particularly when we are talking about guys who have a bit of a history in these matters. Frankly the ages 20-30 are the absolute peak of football players, if you can't make it in these years then there is little hope.

But all said and done, they have not done too badly here in their time in Milan. And besides, most players kick into high gear in their second year. I may only like 80% of what I am see, but there have been players who have done far worse than these two. Let's just hope they can keep it together for the remaining 7 games and bag the Scudetto.
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post May 3 2011, 08:37 PM
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post May 31 2011, 07:24 AM
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Scudetto Celebrations (Cassano & Oddo):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfHhfNlXYKI&hd=1

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post May 31 2011, 02:37 PM
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Cassano is crazy. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post May 31 2011, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ May 31 2011, 02:37 PM) *
Cassano is crazy. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

and a absolute hero of mine...but sadly he will depart this summer i fear for lack of playing time and with Prandelli saying only players playing regular football will be considered for the Azzuri squad he will move (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
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