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QUOTE (CrazyMilanFan @ Nov 25 2019, 10:11 AM) *
was draw a positive result?


It's hard to answer that question in the situation we're in. A draw vs Napoli at home, it's never a bad result, but what good does it do to us? None. Might as well have lost and nothing would have changed.

Just realised this is the worst start to a season ever for Milan since the ra of 3 points.
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Posted on: Nov 24 2019, 08:22 PM


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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.


Napoli have been bad for quite a while tbh.
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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, Id rather we move on and find better solutions. I love Ibra, his two seasons with the club have been fantastic and yes, I think hed still be able to offer something this season. Though, making short-sited signings are what killed this club. Id 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, hes 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.

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It's hard to find better solutions, my friend. In the situation we're in, you think we have the allure and economic power to sign a world class striker such as Cavani? The only reason Ibra would come is because he'd come for free, and because he's 38. Don't think any decent European club wants him anymore. Not to mention he's said multiple times that he loves this club.

For an 18-month contract I'd sign him on the spot. Physically the guy is still a beast. Like Cristiano, he's one of those players who don't revert to crap after they reach a certain age. And we need him, badly.
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Posted on: Nov 11 2019, 11:39 PM


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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?
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QUOTE (han2503 @ Nov 10 2019, 10:45 PM) *
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.


I'd definitely try that.
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QUOTE (han2503 @ Nov 10 2019, 10:48 PM) *
I really did not think Krunic was bad, he's an interesting player for sure, just very slow.


Why don't you think Krunic was bad? He's a very limited player. Yes, his tackling and work rate are good, but that's not enough. A midfielder needs to have good passing, vision and quick thinking, and he has none of those. Only Paqueta and Bennacer possess those attributes in our midfield.
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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.
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QUOTE (han2503 @ Nov 10 2019, 10:27 PM) *
What other viable options are on the bench though?

Probably Biglia but he's also lost a step or two


Retract Hakan and play Rebic on the left.

Bonaventura is worse than Montolivo right now.
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Bad move to sub in Bonaventura. The guy has clearly lost his touch.
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QUOTE (han2503 @ Nov 10 2019, 09:34 PM) *
I think Conti is far worse, and a much bigger liability in defense.


Think again. Calabria is a disaster.
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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.
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Nov 10 2019, 08:41 PM) *
Why is Conti starting again?


Because Calabria is terrible.
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Donnarumma; Conti, Duarte, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Bennacer, Krunic, Paqueta; Suso, Piatek, Calhanoglu.

Prediction: 3-1
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And you're in the wrong thread. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif)
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Posted on: Nov 5 2019, 12:27 AM


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QUOTE (Danny @ Nov 4 2019, 09:58 PM) *
And those players just lost.


What do you mean?
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QUOTE (Danny @ Nov 4 2019, 09:57 PM) *
Take your point but the reality is having a name value and history doesn't really mean anything.

It doesn't guarantee survival any more than players just 'turning up' to matches means they'll win.

I do find it interesting you say Hamburg was never a true German giant, when Milan ourselves won all our UCLs bar two since the 80s, have never won the Uefa Cup, and won half our 18 titles before 1980 (81 years) where the 40 years since we won the other half.

Does our success mostly being in the modern era make us also not a true Italian giant?

Seems a little unfair to grade a team's success based on when they had it.


By that logic Real Madrid won 5 of their 13 Champions League titles in the 50s when football was still an amateur sport. And after their 1966 success they didn't win back the trophy in 31 years.

I don't think it's fair to look at a club's success like that.

Yes, we did reach mainstream success after Silvio took over, but before that we had already won 2 European Cups and 10 league titles. That's a very good record. UEFA Cup? That's a petty trophy, always has been.

Successful clubs tend to have long breaks once in a while. Madrid, as I mentioned, is a good example. Barcelona won only 2 league titles from 1960 to 1990. That's 30 years! Manchester United didn't win a single league title from 1967 to 1992. Liverpool haven't won the league since 1990. Arsenal have been shite for about 15 years now.

We're in a very bad place, but history teaches that the football greats do manage to get back on their feet. We'll get there eventually.
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Posted on: Nov 4 2019, 09:54 PM


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Sorry Danny, but comparing Milan to the likes of Leeds, Hamburg, Rangers and Nottingham is a huge insult.

If we take the whole history of football of the last, let's say, 65 years (since the first European Cup was played), I'd argue that in terms of trophies, players and overall prestige we come second only to Real Madrid.

We've had 12 European Cup/Champions League finals, 7 of which won. We've won 18 FIFA and UEFA trophies, a record three Intercontinental Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup, the UEFA Super Cup a record five times, and the Cup Winners' Cup twice.

We've produced one if not the best and most influential football sides under Sacchi, not to mention the 8 Ballon d'Or wins by 6 players, only second to Real Madrid and Barcelona (clearly boosted by the recent wins of Ronaldo and Messi).

And in Italy we're the second most successful club after Juventus.

We are giants of football, and we'll find our way back to the top eventually. Can't say when, but we'll never get relegated or fail financially. We're just too big to fail.
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Posted on: Nov 3 2019, 10:53 PM


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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.
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Can we start with the final position predictions already? I say 12th.
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Suso injured for tonight, frigging Castillejo to start again on the left.

Why not Leao? Or Rebic? Come on now Pioli!

I agree about Duarte, he seems solid and even as RB he looked good. Caldara is also called up for tonight.
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I think one of our main problems right now is that we're very, very apathetic in attack. We can barely create any chances. Defense and midfield overall were decent tonight (granted, we were playing fucking SPAL), but from attacking midfield onwards we're simply inexistent.

We hold the ball and try to create with very sloppy combinations that usually result in lost balls. Piatek was so isolated tonight. He fought for every ball, but given his technical limitations there's little he can do.

I just don't know how we can improve this situation. We've tried Leao on the left, Leao in the centre, Hakan on the wing, no Suso, but the results are always the same.

By the way, what on earth did we sign Rebic for? I said from the beginning that the guy is not that good, but to be so bad as to warm the bench for two months straight now? Wow.

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QUOTE (Danny @ Oct 31 2019, 05:32 PM) *
So we're playing tonight, but I'm choosing a different horror movie for Halloween.


So many jokes about that today on Instagram.

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Posted on: Oct 27 2019, 08:53 PM


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So, so many individual errors. Even the commentators were saying that it was practically a festival of errors from our side. Roma didn't deserve to win tonight, we handed the 3 points to them.
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Never seen a more AWOL game from Suso. Sometimes you even forget he's playing.
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QUOTE (han2503 @ Oct 27 2019, 07:28 PM) *
The defending o the corers has been non-existent. Roma should have scored 3 off of these, not 1


Indeed.

Also, Calabria's mistake came from yet another attempt at playing the ball from Donnarumma. When you see the opposition pressing so high, just kick it in midfield. We're not good enough to play short passes in defense.

Nevertheless, Calabria has to be slapped all night for that idiotic pass.
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