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han2503
Posted on: May 6 2020, 08:24 PM


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Hey all, I hope you're all doing well.

Over here on our tiny island things seem under control. Thankfully Italy also seem to be coming out of this after all their hardships.

Stay safe.
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Posted on: Mar 8 2020, 05:20 PM


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I mostly feel sorry about the players and Pioli in this situation.

Gazidis is a little sh!t, I never trusted him and I honestly don't know why Elliot bothered with people like Boban and Maldini, both of whom are head strong individuals that won't just take everything lying down and go along with the hedge fund in whatever they wish to do.

And most of all, I just feel sorry for all of us fans, who continue to hope that there will be a light at the end of this tunnel when obviously there won't be anytime soon, certainly not under this ownership who have made it clear that they see Milan as nothing more than just another venture capital. And a football club can never be such.

If they want Gazidis to run this club as he did Arsenal (which was a failure in and of itself) then we are doomed. At least Arsenal had huge PL money to depend on.
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Posted on: Mar 8 2020, 05:14 PM


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QUOTE (Danny @ Mar 8 2020, 04:05 PM) *
Bennacer is garbage, never took to him.

But I'll say this:

I've NEVER seen a club official twitter criticise the team before, like they have today.

Bennacer has been one of our most consistently good performers throughout this season, one off game does not change that And it was the entire team that was bad. Even Theo made the initial mistake that lead to the first goal.

Anyway, the game was just lifeless. We played badly, probably our worst performance in a while, but I was expecting it. All the starts and stops with the scheduling, going to Turin mid-week and then being told the game is postponed just when the players arrived.

All this does not help us, especially when we were finally starting to gain form and play well

Add to all that the sh!t show behind the scenes with Boban and Gazidis, and Rangnik practically being confirmed for next season while Pioli is still trying to do the job he was brought in to do, and you have the perfect recipe for what we saw today. I don't really blame this on the players. There is just too much upheaval and uncertainty surrounding them.

Aside from all that, I hope all you are well and being vigilant about this virus but this mass hysteria is really just making things worse.

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Posted on: Feb 29 2020, 11:42 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Feb 23 2020, 09:37 PM) *
Alright, side from this game, in what other occasion did we get screwed over?

Just the other week against Juve for example...


Anyways, match tomorrow is postponed. Which imo is a ridiculous decision, this Corona thing won't get resolved in a week or two, what are they going to do? Postpone the rest of the season indefinitely?

And then they're saying our game against Juve in the Coppa will be played in front of fans, which is dumb af. If these games are going to be postponed then postpone everything. I don't think the virus picks and chooses which games are better to infect people at. I'm sure it does not have a Serie A bias (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)
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Posted on: Feb 23 2020, 08:33 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Feb 23 2020, 07:46 PM) *
Didn't watch the game but I saw those hot moments. Ibra's goal seemed valid, and that surely was not a penalty. Looks like Comisso's pathetic crying in the end paid off.

That being said, in 10 men vs such a poor Fiorentina. No excuses once again.

No doubt that we invited on the pressure

But even so, this game should have been a cut and dry 2-0. The ref totally f'd us over imo

Ibra's goal was completely valid, his hand was down and to his side, he didn't move it to change the trajectory of the ball

And that penalty was simply invented out of thin air, the fact that he didn't check on the monitor makes it even more obvious

The frequency that we keep getting screwed over with is f@cking irritating. After all the effort this team has put into trying to recover this season we get poor decisions against us that are directly effecting game outcomes.
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Posted on: Feb 23 2020, 05:01 PM


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I honestly do not know why they didn't swarm the ref so he would at least give it a 30 second glance on the VAR monitor. It was obvious that Romagnoli got the ball, it was a good tackle
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Posted on: Feb 22 2020, 10:47 PM


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QUOTE (Danny @ Feb 22 2020, 09:33 PM) *
For some reason UK decided to show rugby instead of this. So no clue how the first half went.

It was okay, not the same intensity we've been seeing in these last few games

That 2nd half was bad though, especially considering Fiorentina were down to 10.

Can't help but feel that we were once again screwed over though

Ibra's goal was valid imo, and that penalty was soft at best since Romagnoli seemed to have touched the ball on the tackle. On the whole though, we invited on the pressure in that second half and ths is what you get. We can't just switch off. Pioli's sub was also problematic. He should have brought on Paqueta to add numbers to the midfield when we were struggling at that point Salemaker was a pointless sub
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Posted on: Feb 22 2020, 09:25 PM


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How was that a handball FFS??

Why do we keep getting screwed?
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Posted on: Feb 18 2020, 03:32 PM


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QUOTE (Danny @ Feb 14 2020, 12:15 AM) *
Unfortunately Pioli cost us this match by not hooking Theo. Sarri had the sense to hook Ramsey.

I think taking off Theo atm is not much of an option for us. Pioli could not have predicted that he'd get the 2nd, not to mention that Juve would be helped out by the ref in the last few minutes

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Feb 14 2020, 12:54 AM) *
Inter got De Vrij, Godin, Lautaro, Lukaku, Barella, Sensi, Eriksen just to name some in the last couple of years. They didn't just invest in their coaches, but also in the players.

I completely agree that we're not going anywhere with Pioli, and he should only be an interim solution till the end of the season. But let's not blame every loss on him.

I thought we played a great game as well, considering the opponent. Until the second yellow, Juve were pretty much inexistent because we pressed them on every ball. I thought Bennacer and Kessie were especially impressive tonight.

Shame about the result. It was such a nonexistent penalty.

Be Vrij and Lautaro were there last year. Eriksen just signed for them. I was mostly talking about Sensi, Barella and Lukaku this summer. Last season we were just one point behind them, this season, they're fighting for the Scudetto. They've been making improvements every summer, no doubt. But really spending on Conte is what has made them take that leap from a team fighting for 4th to fighting for the Scudetto imo

Agreed about Kessie and Bennacer, they're really starting to click in that double pivot

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Feb 17 2020, 10:51 PM) *
1-0

Good first half, sloppy second. Wasted some very good chances. Nevertheless, 3 points.

Meh, I wouldn't call it sloppy, we were never going to maintain the high intensity we had in the first half. A drop off was expected. My issue is mostly with the wasted chances. Should have been 3-0

QUOTE (William405 @ Feb 17 2020, 11:36 PM) *
I just watched the second half. We were okay, we created some chances..but yes sloppy describes it perfectly.

So, the first half was good?

We really seem to have found our best formation here. What worries me is always the dependency of Ibra, and what happens after him. But, if we can keep going like this, that's good.

Excellent first half, quick, direct, created chances, pressed Torino very high up.

The Ibra dependency is worrying for sure. He's the focus for all our attacks, and all the aerial balls he wins help with our build up play so much.

QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Feb 18 2020, 11:35 AM) *
I see Rebic is doing good...

He's been on fire, and not just with the goal scoring. I really wish we had given him a chance to play earlier in the season
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Posted on: Feb 13 2020, 10:51 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Feb 11 2020, 12:12 AM) *
@Han - Again with Pioli. Pioli this, Pioli that. IT'S THE FRIGGING PLAYERS THAT ARE TO BLAME! Let's forget Pioli for once. He laid down the tactics, worked marvels in the first half. I'm pretty sure he didn't tell the players to fall asleep in the second, though.

We're weak mentally, and this keeps going on for many, many years. At the first sign of trouble we give up and crumble apart. There's nothing more to say, really.

And constantly chopping and changing the squad is not the solution. Inter shelled out good money to first bring in Spaletti as a stepping stone and then Conte. Look at them now. Yes they've made some changes, but the team they had last season + 3 good additions have taken them to the top of the table.

I've been happy with what Pioli has done compared to the dog cr@p we saw under Giampaolo. But if we ever want to be a CL team again we must invest in a top tear coach.



Anyways, as for the game today. We played another great game. But why is it that every time we play well against Juve, I end up with a bitter taste in the mouth when the game ends? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

Another game against Juve and I feel cheated. That first yellow to Theo was nonexistent, that already ruled him out of the 2nd leg. The 2nd yellow was deserved but that should have been his first. The penalty was debatable. Calabria's hands were down and he wasn't even looking at the ball. Add to that the yellow for Samu and we're going into the 2nd leg without 3 of our most important players (Samu, Ibra, Theo). It was a good showing but I don't see how we go to Turin and get a result with those guys missing plus the refs always giving the nod to Juve.

Aside from all that, we put in another good showing, we need to start getting the results to go along with the performances though. This game and the first 45 against Inter is some of the best stuff I've seen from us in a while. I think Pioli has really found the sweet spot with this 4-4-1-1 which changes to a 4-2-3-1 when we attack.
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Posted on: Feb 10 2020, 03:28 PM


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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Feb 10 2020, 12:23 AM) *
Who said anything about being a top team? We repeat this over and over again but in all honesty no one of the few people left here thinks we're even close to being a top team.

Yet we played very well for the first 45 minutes and it was on us to lose this kind of advantage. Just read what Ibra said:

"We stopped playing, the team stopped believing, we stopped pressing, didn’t pass it around enough. From the equaliser onwards, everything collapsed"

It shows you how weak, fragile and unprepared our team is. Pioli also didn't react accordingly.

Exactly

Danny, it's not about statistics. Just compare the 2 halves and it's clear to see that we blacked out as soon as Brosovic scored their first goal

1st half we were first to every ball, aggressive, pin-point passing, quick, got the attackers involved. 2nd half was the complete opposite. We started losing those 50/50s, made passing errors we weren't making in the 1st half. As soon as that first Inter goal went in you could see the difference in the team, it's like the air wan knocked out of them and they couldn't cope, and to ship the 2nd is such quick succession shows how fragile we are.

The quality of the goals does not matter. We let Inter get into those positions because we were backtracking as soon as the 2nd kicked off. Inter came out in the 2nd half to win it. And that's what they did by identifying where we were getting the upper hand. We were beating them in the center with Hakan forming a triangle with the midfield 2 and we were beating them on the wings with Samu and Conti + Theo and Rebic tag-teaming their wide players. Conte identified this and they out-played us in these areas in the 2nd half.

Pioli got the tactics right before the game, but in-game management was terrible on his end. He waited to long to make the changes. And the team came out with the wrong mentality in the second half. He knew Inter would come out guns blazing, he should have made sure we stayed compact to weather those first 15 to 20 minutes of the 2nd half.
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Feb 9 2020, 11:07 PM) *
And it shows what shitty team we have.

You know, in the first half I actually couldn't believe we were playing like we were. I hadn't seen that kind of quick incisive play in years.

But at the back of my mind, I just knew that we'd fumble it at some point, and sure enough we did

Can you imagine that Inter dressing room at HT. I can assure you that none of those Inter players wanted to go in and face Conte and none of them wanted to go back in at the end with a loss.

Our players don't have that fear. They just go out there, muck about for a bit and go back in. Ibra can only do so much, but when the entirety of your squad is poisoned with a weak mentality it takes much more than just one player

We need to make some major changes to the playing personnel, but first and foremost, we need to bring in a proper coach who knows how to win. And until that changes we can keep chopping and changing this squad repeatedly, but nothing will change

There are only a handful of players I'd keep going forward as well. Very few have shown that they have what it takes and it's time for them to play at clubs where such mental weakness is acceptable
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QUOTE (William405 @ Feb 9 2020, 10:48 PM) *
Damn, this is the derby..you can't control it.

Anyway, I still we played a good game. Of-course still lots of things to improve on, but you can understand our base.

The problem is..Ibra..we will never find someone like him.

I think we played a good 45 minutes

We completely blacked out in the second half. As soon as Inter put pressure on us, we crumbled.

This game just simply shows how far behind we are.
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QUOTE (han2503 @ Feb 9 2020, 09:36 PM) *
Best performance I've seen from us in a good long while

So quick and vertical (IMG:style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif)


Hopefully we can see this through

As usual, we simply can't

What a total meltdown. This is why you pay up for a coach like Conte
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Best performance I've seen from us in a good long while

So quick and vertical (IMG:style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif)


Hopefully we can see this through
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QUOTE (Danny @ Feb 6 2020, 11:53 PM) *
No more arguments about Zapata (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)

Well I never saw Zapata as a great defender, but he was great to have on the bench, same with Abate. And I think it was a mistake to let both go when they could have been great bench players. Especially when you consider what we have this season as option off the bench both at CB and RB this season

With Calabria and Conti both having a doozy of a season, Abate especially would have been great to have as an alternative.

So for all my complaints about Zapata, I do miss having him in the team, that's for sure
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Feb 6 2020, 10:51 PM) *
I didn't say Suso has been good this season. Just that I've rated always rated him, and it's sad to have someone mediocre like Castillejo replace him.

I would have used Ibra to get Suso and Paqueta back on track. Instead, we decided to rely on mediocrity.

I agree with you on that point 100%. I never said Castillejo was better, I think Suso is much more naturally gifted. I just wanted Pioli to use Samu as a needle for Suso, to get him going, give him some challenge to that starting spot so he could get his @ss in gear.

I never wanted to see us let go the much more technically gifted and creative player. Especially when the only alternative is Samu and when we have very little options in creative outlets

Suso was never going to be a player we could build on if we want to be better. He's too slow and predictable which limits us, but if my choice is him or Samu, Suso would always be my pick

That's why I was not happy with this sale, we did not replace him with someone better, which is frustrating considering how much we've relied on Suso for the last few years. Even if he wasn't a world beater, he was important to the squad and to not replace him is a grave error imo

As for Paqueta, we'll see how Pioli continues to handle him, becase atm, he's being managed poorly and we'll most likely lose him if things keep going as they are. To play Krunic ahead of him has to be a slap in the face

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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Feb 2 2020, 04:57 PM) *
January period finished. No enthusiasm here I see.

I personally think we've weakened the squad considerably, so nothing to be enthusiastic about. And we didn't even get decent cash for any of them either

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Feb 3 2020, 10:03 PM) *
He's turned into an Inter fan. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif)

NEVER!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif)

Nah, just don't have that much time right now, haven't had for a while tbh

I try to watch all the games, but even that's become difficult.

I'm just generally not happy with where Elliot is steering this club. Paolo and Boban are obviously doing their utmost but they're obviously shackled and don't have much leeway. So we're most likely looking at another ownership change in the near future. All this instability is disheartening really and doesn't inspire much enthusiasm to follow the team like I used to
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Jan 29 2020, 08:33 PM) *
Dude, are you serious? You and everyone else have been bashing Suso like the plague, and now that he's gone you're not sure about it? Give me a break, will ya.

I've always rated Suso and I still do. I would have kept him, but perhaps it was time for both parties to part ways as things weren't exactly working anymore.

Are you saying Suso has been any good this season? There is a reason why so many have been critical. But replacing him with someone who is described as "average" in Belgium is not ideal

We're basically going to play through the rest of the season with just Samu for that right side. Suso might have been dogsh!t this season but at least we could still rotate him with Samu.

Now we're basically depending on Ibra for all the creativity in attack, which is just stupid imo. Add to that selling Piatek and not bringing in someone in that position either

Personally I think we've shot ourselves in the foot this winter.
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Some transfer news: Suso is gone to Seville on an 18 month loan with option to buy at 27m (If I'm not mistaken) which will become mandatory if they make the CL

Honestly, don't really know how to feel about this.

He's been having a terrible season, but he's been one of our very few shining lights through these very dark last few years. Did he deserve to get the boot after just a few bad months? Not so sure...

Add to that this is not a sure thing, if Seville don't qualify we're right back to square one with a player who's value has probably plummeted in those 18 months. Not to mention that we have no replacement for him, Samu imo has been doing well, but surely we don't intend to play the rest of the season with him as our starter...

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QUOTE (Danny @ Jan 28 2020, 11:48 PM) *
Yeah caught it all, wasn't sure why he got hooked off, but it was a slow burning match then just came alive in extra time.

Deserved the win, Piatek was God awful, Ibra was barely better till he scored, but hey we got 4 goals and I'll take that!

Maybe we'll win this thing...

I don't think he was hooked, he was getting leggy there at the end after running so much from the start

Piatek just looks like a shadow of the player we had last season. He was so sharp last year. I really wonder what happened to kill all of that for him.

Ibra, imo is doing exactly what we need him to do, he holds up play and brings in the other attackers into the game, he gives us an added dimension in attack which we didn't have before. Anything above that is a bonus imo

QUOTE (Danny @ Jan 29 2020, 12:29 AM) *
This upturn in fortune coincides with my return (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

Ohh, So the IZBack campaign has been referring to you all along (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)


Btw, big shout out to Hakan, who turned the game on its head when he came on. This guy is so infuriating because he's so inconsistent. The fact that we never found a position that really suits him also doesn't help though. He looked very good yesterday roaming the center areas and pulling wide
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QUOTE (Danny @ Jan 27 2020, 12:49 PM) *
No we didn't, we beat Cagliari! Top 6 when we played them!

Cagliari have been on the slide for a while though...



Man, Rebic! Why have we been sleeping on his guy??


Anyone watching the Coppa game?
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QUOTE (William405 @ Jan 25 2020, 01:10 AM) *
Honestly, this thing is completely overblown, and well if Paqueta can't handle a bit of competition then sorry to tell you that he won't make it in big teams. Look at Gigio..the kid just has the mentality of a champion. You are either born with it or not. To ask not to go to a game because you're not feeling well..oh well things don't look so bright, I don't blame Pioli. The guy is trying to find balance to the team. A bit like what Allegri was trying to do and everyone was bashing him. After you find balance and you're winning, then you can tweak and optimize. I don't see this complete obsession with defending the player with "not really boundless potential" which doesn't count for much..unless you realize it. Listen, I love Paqueta, and he added so much to the team last year when he came on. But, he has to put his head down, work hard, and he will get his place..

My 2 cents. Also, I think Pioli can be a bit more than a caretaker. He could be the good transition after getting the champions leauge in my opinion.

I think you underestimate the circumstances under which Paqueta operates. He's only been in Italy a full year this month. He's always going to find it much harder than an Italian player for example, especially when going through a difficult moment.

But the fact is that he is one of our most naturally gifted players and we're wasting him. All while we're seeing players like Hakan, Kessie, Conti, etc get endless chances even when they've been p!ss poor all season.

The fact is that we're most likely going to sell Suso and Paqueta this month (at least that's what they seem to be working on). Those are our only creative players on the team (Ibra aside). We're playing a flat 4-4-2, honestly, I worry a lot about when we have to face the decent teams, because this run hasn't come against any of the top sides and we're barely scraping wins

And I disagree re Pioli, I'm 90% sure he will not be our coach next season
QUOTE (William405 @ Jan 25 2020, 01:14 AM) *
Yes, of-course. But, what was working before? If you get something that is working, you stick by it. It's changing constant formations and ideas that got us in a mess in the first place. And, Pioli doesn't seem so stubborn. He is rotating the players quite well, and the Rebic sub got us the win last time. Of-course I would like to try your formation..in an idealistic world but like Filippo said it is too complicated. The team has to grasp it, and absorb the formation and this takes time. The 4-4-2..well it can only get better since we are winning and gaining confidence with it. The advantage of having Ibra and Leao, I think is quite important..two complementary players in my opinion. I just the midfield starts getting better on a technical level.

I usually agree with you on everything, but not today. XD (IMG:style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

i actually think we looked a lot better in he 4-3-3. Our defense since we've switched has looked very vulnerable and we always seem to be out-numbered in midfield with just the 2 in the center and the 2 fake wingers on the sides

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Jan 25 2020, 11:27 AM) *
Am I the only one who thought Ibra was good? He's doing exactly what I hoped for, holding the attack by himself and providing different options. People seem to be underestimating this aspect. With Piatek we would have barely shot on target last night.

I also liked Bennacer. He takes so much initiative and is always pressing off the ball. Hakan was alright as well.

Honestly, I didn't think we were terrible last night. Yes, we suffered, but this one of those games against a relegation side at home that's fighting for survival. The stadium was full and chanting them till the very end. These are complicated games, and the fact we managed to snap 3 points is a big plus.

No, you're not. Ibra is doing the job we've brought him in to do. And he's been pivotal for us in the attack imo

I agree about Bennacer. He's been great throughout the season imo. Disagree about Hakan though

QUOTE (William405 @ Jan 25 2020, 02:40 PM) *
I understand your sentiment. Certainly, Ibra is not scoring every game, but facts are facts. Since Ibra came, we've been winning all of our games. Whether that's down entierly to him or not is another debtate. But, I think he signficantly contributed to that.

I agree about Donna, the guy just had an amazing game it seems. Rebic is clinical at the moment, and we should start him.

For me from the 10 min video I got to watch, I felt the defence was quite exposed. Whether it was on Romagnoli and Kjaer or the midfield I don't know though.

Agreed, and I feel the 4-4-2 greatly plays into this
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QUOTE (William405 @ Jan 19 2020, 08:30 PM) *
I agree with X-Off here. It will be hard to imagine Ibra leading the attack alone. I do like the formation though. Piatek can do well in such a setup. But, the 4-4-2 is working at the moment. So, my question is why change it? It was clear today that Bonaventura provides nothing in that position, so Rebic entering was positive. My big gripe would be that I'd like to see a creative midfield next to Bennacer..yes not Kessie.

It's barely working. And that's the key word. The first difficult fixture and we're going to get blown away because this formation leaves our middle too open

And I think Ibra would get far better support play with that formation rather than what we're seeing today where the wingers haven't been able to make in-roads while our central mids are being out-numbered
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Jan 20 2020, 11:14 PM) *
No one gets it. Perhaps after one year people were expecting him to have matured and adapted well to Italian football, which he hasn't yet. Or maybe Pioli doesn't appreciate his playing style. Or maybe he just doesn't fit in Pioli's tactics. I don't know, but either way it's a shame.

My issue with this is that Piolo is obviously not here for the long haul, so why sell a player who has boundless potential over a coach who's basically just a caretaker
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