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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Dec 8 2019, 09:33 PM) *
Yep.

That being said, I did jinx him after saying that, with him making 2 errors that cost us 2 goals...
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Theo is definitely the most well-spent money in a good while
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A bit of a soft pen on Piatek, but I'll take it
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QUOTE (William405 @ Dec 8 2019, 08:41 PM) *
Anyone tuning in to the game today?

Currently watching
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Posted on: Dec 1 2019, 03:09 PM


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QUOTE (Danny @ Nov 22 2019, 09:46 PM) *

Contradictory, I know, but I don't think that the same yard stick applies for all players.

QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Nov 24 2019, 04:32 PM) *
Sadly. Anyone watched the game? I tried, but failed. We're so bad it's really a pain to watch. Even good or solid teams look bad when playing with us.

I watched, didn't think we were bad at all.

Performance-wise we have improved a lot under Pioli imo, it's just the results that haven't come yet. Our sterility in front of goal being the main culprit
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Posted on: Nov 17 2019, 02:38 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Nov 11 2019, 11:39 PM) *
Nobody has discussed this here, but there were rumours a few days ago about our interest in Ibrahimovic. LA Galaxy's president even said that he has an agreement with us, only to claim afterwards that his words were misinterpreted.

What do you guys think? Would you sign a 38 year old Zlatan?

I'd carry him on my back from LA to Milano. Zlatan is Zlatan, no matter how old he is, he's a true leader and winner, the exact kind of player we need in this team full of inexperienced players who have never won anything

QUOTE (nuh @ Nov 12 2019, 11:11 AM) *
One of the biggest mistakes this club has ever made was selling Ibra and Thiago during the summer 2012. Though, having said that, I’d rather we move on and find better solutions. I love Ibra, his two seasons with the club have been fantastic and yes, I think he’d still be able to offer something this season. Though, making short-sited signings are what killed this club. I’d rather we fix this solution with a player that could help us for a longer period than potentially 6 months. I do agree with the opinion that we need experience, but not a 38-year-old Ibra. It may be a good idea to go all out for Cavani, he’s everything we want Piatek to be, good on the ball, helps out in the defense, can create his own chances and creates for others. His contract expires next season and Icardi seems to be doing well for PSG. Maybe he would be worth pursuing.

If we're going to sign a past player it should be Thiago. What we miss more than anything is a leader in the back 4. I really think if we can bring in a vocal player that can shape the defense better and demand players to focus, we'll concede less. I really think one of the reasons Abate and Thiago performed well with us was because of Nesta constant feedback on the pitch.

PS. Hi guys (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) , I haven’t posted in a long time but I’ve been coming on often to read your opinions.

How old is Thiago now? I think we can find cheaper solutions for the same quality. The PSG players who have gotten used to kicking back in France and earning astronomical wages are out of our price point imo. Look at Verratti as the best example of this, he's wasting all that talent playing in France imo, but look at the contract extension he signed, no Italian team would pay that, even the big clubs in Spain and England would think twice
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Posted on: Nov 10 2019, 10:53 PM


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We'll be without Hakan and Bennacer against Napoli...
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Nov 10 2019, 10:46 PM) *
Kessie is terrible as well. I guess Pioli tried to rely on Bonaventura's experience. But not that this sub mattered. Krunić was bad, Bona as well.

I really did not think Krunic was bad, he's an interesting player for sure, just very slow.

Bona's legs are gone. I think Biglia would have been a more prudent choice, or at least do what x-off said, pull Hakan back into midfield and bring in Rebic earlier. We needed a quick spark, and he brings that. Leao is too green to come on and make a difference in this kind of game
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QUOTE (William405 @ Nov 10 2019, 10:41 PM) *
True..you called it. :/

Hakan and Suso is not going to work as wings..We need to find something else.

4-2-3-1.

Suso and Rebic would be on the wings, Hakan in the centre
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Nov 10 2019, 10:38 PM) *
Then why keep Kessie out? He was not injured and the decision was purely technical. Makes no sense. We're not in a position to be having such luxuries right now.

It's true we did not deserve to lose, but I called it. We don't have the mental strength to hold onto these games. Eventually we concede.

And also it's true we've seen improvements under Pioli, but goodness gracious how fucking awful are in attack? So many mistakes. That remains to be our biggest issue right now.

It wasn't purely technical, it was disciplinary as well. He was late to training.

Yes, I said as well that we'd concede in the last few minutes, because this kind of game has become textbook Milan. But, you have to appreciate that Juve took off Ronaldo and Bernardeschi and brought on Dybala and Costa. There's only so much our players can do against those guys coming on fresh while all our players have heavy legs.

I think Pioli should really consider moving to a 4-2-3-1. With Paqueta and Bennacer in the double pivot. Paqueta is not just tricks and flicks, he has industry as well and is one of our best passers, and Bennacer has come back roaring under Pioli. I'd like to see them in that setup. Rebic, Hakan and Suso would be in support of Piatek, that would leave him less isolated than he currently is.
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QUOTE (han2503 @ Nov 10 2019, 10:31 PM) *
There's something off with Rebic though. Both coaches we've had have seemingly sidelines him for some reason...

This is not to say I don't agree with you x-off. Bona is clearly past it at this point, and should not be on the pitch against Juve
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Posted on: Nov 10 2019, 10:34 PM


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As usual, luck was not on our side tonight. We did not deserve to lose this, but encouraging signs tonight, nonetheless
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Nov 10 2019, 10:29 PM) *
Retract Hakan and play Rebic on the left.

Bonaventura is worse than Montolivo right now.

There's something off with Rebic though. Both coaches we've had have seemingly sidelines him for some reason...
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Nov 10 2019, 10:14 PM) *
Bad move to sub in Bonaventura. The guy has clearly lost his touch.

What other viable options are on the bench though?

Probably Biglia but he's also lost a step or two
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Juve's strength off the bench is just unmatched. They can bring on Dybala and Costa... We brought on Bona and a kid
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QUOTE (William405 @ Nov 10 2019, 09:40 PM) *
Yes, decent first half. Let's see what happens in the 2nd half. Juve are not on their game today.

Special mention to Bennacer..this kid is good.

Yep, this game and the one against Lazio have been a major comeback for him after the disaster few games he had under Giampaolo

Overall, I do see major improvements since Pioli took over, it's just a matter of getting the results now.
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Nov 10 2019, 09:36 PM) *
Decent first half. Team is holding well, but let's not kid ourselves. This is exactly the kind of game we end top losing in the end.

Weakest links: Krunic and Piatek. The guys are so limited when it comes to dribbling and passing, they hurt whatever flow of play we might create every now and then.

Strongest links: Hernandez and Paqueta. Great first half from them.

Disagree on Krunic, his real drawback is that he's slow. Other than that, I really like him and actually think his passing is pretty good, certainly a lot more smart and aware than Kessie. Piatek is constantly up against 2 strong CBs, he's going to struggle no matter what

I think Hakan and Suso are bigger let downs. I expect more from them

Agreed on Paqueta and Hernandez, but I'd also add Romagnoli and Bennacer to the list. Both of which have been flawless imo

And yeah, with our luck, we'll lose this in the last few minutes, which is typical for us

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Nov 10 2019, 09:36 PM) *
Think again. Calabria is a disaster.

Nuh uh. Conti is much worse. Calabria is no doubt going through a rough patch of form, but I'd pick him over Conti any day of the week.
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Nov 10 2019, 09:29 PM) *
Because Calabria is terrible.

I think Conti is far worse, and a much bigger liability in defense.
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Pretty good first half...
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Holding steady so far
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Posted on: Nov 3 2019, 11:07 PM


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QUOTE (William405 @ Nov 3 2019, 11:00 PM) *
We need to sign star players that is only solution. This team has no backbone.

The team is simply too young.

And I'm not saying that a young side can't achieve. But there needs to be a mix of experience and youth

Add to that, this group of players is basically a poisoned well from their time at this club. The constant upheaval within this club has set these players back a lot, especially mentally and the fans booing them is certainly not helping. This might have been fine when they did it to Seedorf, he could take it, but these fragile guys simply cannot, and the fans should not be trampling on an already fragile group of young players who have already been through enough this season. It's just a toxic situation atm, from all sides.

I still continue to say that I have actually seen improvements under Pioli compared to GP. But, we're leaking too many goals as well allow our opponents too much space. At least we're creating more. If we can get on a bit of a run, things will look up and the players will gain confidence, but unfortunately, on top of everything else this season, we've been saddled with a shitty fixture list that's hard to navigate.
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Nov 3 2019, 10:53 PM) *
Why did Pioli take off Paqueta? Such a dub move.

But still this goes beyond individual errors. We're just lost, mentally and tactically. This team has no shape or form, no real identity or desire to prove itself.

And what's there to be done about it? I have no answer. I don't think there is anything we can do about it. Wait for the season to be over? Then what? Pioli will be sacked, another nobody will be brought him to replace him, we'll have another mediocre signing campaign and the film will be rewinded once again.

Yep. There's no one thing that can be corrected to solve the problems we have

I disagreed with the Paqueta sub as well. He seems to always take him off when he's always our best midfielder.

This season was doomed the moment we failed to bring in a proper experienced coach. Pioli I think is doing just fine given the hand he's been dealt.

Basing our entire team on young players and then on top of it hiring a coach which uses a very particular system that will tend to push said young players into uncomfortable situations was always going to be a disaster. The group of players we have is certainly not as bad as the table indicates, but there needs to be a mix. We need more direct players, we need to move certain players that we rely on too much today to the bench so they can be good rotation guys but not starter we depend on, because they are simply not dependable due to their inconsistency

We need a proper partner for Romagnoli. Maybe Caldara could return this season who knows.

But yes, this will be another year zero. And I can't even blame this on Paolo and Boban either, they worked within the parameters that they were given. Coaches like Conte are simply above our price range, the fact that we couldn't even get Spalleti indicate the limitations that these guys are working within
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Nov 3 2019, 10:30 PM) *
Can we start with the final position predictions already? I say 12th.

Yeah, this is going to get even uglier. Considering we still have Juve, Napoli, Atalanta to play
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Posted on: Nov 3 2019, 10:20 PM


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Bennacer! What a second half he's having
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Theo is a machine
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