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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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post Nov 1 2019, 11:10 AM
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I think there's still much to do.

In January we need a new right fullback. Abate would help now sooo much. Calabria finally proved his limitations while Conti is just Serie B material. We need a stronger and more pass-friendly fullback. Or even try Rodriguez (who is terrible at the moment but still better IMO) there.

Next we should try the Duarte - Romag combination. If that doesn't work perhaps Rodriguez - Romagnoli? He used to play CB for Switzerland so I don't think it would be that strange. His passing is better then Musacchio and Romag, so this could be a improvement.

Next we should bench Kessie. I was watching yesterday, the sheer stupidity with which he operates plus the amount of onforced simple errors is disastrous. Please put in Krunić, put in Bennacer and Biglia with a double pivot, anyone else... And in January, please bring in a normal DM and get us rid of both Kessie and Biglia. O how I miss Bakayoko...

Next is attack. We tried without Suso, but deploying Castillejo is like trying to play with 10 men. He's yet another junk player we signed from Spain and I hope he's headed there back soon. Useless. The irony is that I think GP system might have worked if only we tried playing without Suso. Now that we are back with the trident, there's little to do. Against teams like SPAL I would deploy Rebić-Leao-Suso, but what against teams like Lazio? I'd bench Piatek and Suso but the options are very short here.
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post Nov 2 2019, 08:02 AM
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Oct 31 2019, 10:54 PM) *
So many jokes about that today on Instagram.

Anyway, we won. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)


I watched Pet Semetary, if anyone cares (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Nov 2 2019, 12:21 PM
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Nov 1 2019, 11:10 AM) *
I think there's still much to do.

In January we need a new right fullback. Abate would help now sooo much. Calabria finally proved his limitations while Conti is just Serie B material. We need a stronger and more pass-friendly fullback. Or even try Rodriguez (who is terrible at the moment but still better IMO) there.

Next we should try the Duarte - Romag combination. If that doesn't work perhaps Rodriguez - Romagnoli? He used to play CB for Switzerland so I don't think it would be that strange. His passing is better then Musacchio and Romag, so this could be a improvement.

Next we should bench Kessie. I was watching yesterday, the sheer stupidity with which he operates plus the amount of onforced simple errors is disastrous. Please put in Krunić, put in Bennacer and Biglia with a double pivot, anyone else... And in January, please bring in a normal DM and get us rid of both Kessie and Biglia. O how I miss Bakayoko...

Next is attack. We tried without Suso, but deploying Castillejo is like trying to play with 10 men. He's yet another junk player we signed from Spain and I hope he's headed there back soon. Useless. The irony is that I think GP system might have worked if only we tried playing without Suso. Now that we are back with the trident, there's little to do. Against teams like SPAL I would deploy Rebić-Leao-Suso, but what against teams like Lazio? I'd bench Piatek and Suso but the options are very short here.

Good points. I think Calabria just started off the season in bad form, and this in part goes to Giampaolo. Paqueta let it slip in a recent interview that basically everyone was confused about what he wanted them to do. And this obviously had serious impact on the players, who have in turn lost confidence due to that amount of pressure they feel under. And playing at the San Siro is seemingly magnifying that

Re the defense. Duarte impressed me yesterday, I'd actually like to see him get an extended run next to Romagnoli. See how they can fit with each other. I don't think Rodriguez is the solution at all for RB. He already seems flat footed on the left, imagine him on the right. I think we should stick with Calabria there, if he picks up form, he's our best RB, he's just having a bad patch of form imo. I think Conti's injuries have basically ruined whatever potential he once had.

Re the midfield. There are serious issues here and we definitely missed the stability that Bakayoko brought. And the defense is feeling that loss the most imo. He protected the defensive line so much last season and I really think that people underestimate the contribution he gave to our overall play. Biglia imo is not the solution, and I don't think Bennacer is the solution either as a sole DM that can cover the defense, he'd be great in a double pivot as you said, but he needs someone defensively sound next to him and that's neither Biglia nor Kessie, who has been stupider than usual this season. Bakayoko would have been the perfect partner for Bennacer in a DP, we need someone like that.

Biglia is simply over the hill, he would have been a good partner in a DP as well, but not with the way he's playing. Kessie is simply too undisciplined for the position.

As for the attack. Well the answer is simple, Hakan and Suso are simply not good enough, they're too inconsistent to rely on, not to mention they have the tendency to slow down play and hold onto the ball too long, allowing the opposing team to surround our lone forward, making it difficult to get any sort of good opportunities in front of goal. Leao represents this perfectly. He was much more effective on the left than when he was moved to the center.

I'd really like to see that combo upfront, but with Piatek instead of Leao and Paqueta behind them in a 4-2-3-1
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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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post Nov 3 2019, 09:35 PM
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Interesting match.

Calabria-Duarte looking very bad tonight.

Castillejo had perhaps the best game in his Milan career but then got injured. Talking about luck...
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post Nov 3 2019, 09:41 PM
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Very interesting game. I agree Pipo.

Our full-backs are just having a nightmare. We are being beaten each time on the flanks. Nightmare game for both of our fullbacks.

I think this game is showing us a lot about the capabilities of this team.

You can see what Bennacer is providing us in the defensive/attacking playing field. Krunic seems like a useful player for now.

Paqueta is doing good, but he really needs to work in physical attributes, he is always pushed around! This is not the Brazilian leauge.

Finally, Hakan is having a nice game in my opinion..

Forza Milan..can't wait for the second half.
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post Nov 3 2019, 09:42 PM
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Nov 3 2019, 11:35 PM) *
Interesting match.

Calabria-Duarte looking very bad tonight.

Castillejo had perhaps the best game in his Milan career but then got injured. Talking about luck...


A shame about Castillejo. True, he was doing quite well. One thing that bugs me about him is that he is not a team-player.

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post Nov 3 2019, 09:44 PM
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Duarte made the error on the goal, but I wouldn't say he's bad, we're just a bit too open in midfield atm, which is allowing Lazio toplay through

But overall, I think we look pretty good going forward. Krunic seems interesting and Bennacer looks good today as well. Still. The midfield is a bit too attack-minded imo. We need a bit of cover or we risk leaking more goals.

I'm interested in seeing how Rebic will do in the next half.
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post Nov 3 2019, 09:45 PM
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QUOTE (William405 @ Nov 3 2019, 09:42 PM) *
A shame about Castillejo. True, he was doing quite well. One thing that bugs me about him is that he is not a team-player.

I actually think he passes more than Suso does. Look at that reverse pass to Paqueta as an example. Suso would have shot that himself for sure.

He's just too much of a lightweight
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QUOTE (han2503 @ Nov 3 2019, 11:45 PM) *
I actually think he passes more than Suso does. Look at that reverse pass to Paqueta as an example. Suso would have shot that himself for sure.

He's just too much of a lightweight


True.
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QUOTE (han2503 @ Nov 3 2019, 11:44 PM) *
Duarte made the error on the goal, but I wouldn't say he's bad, we're just a bit too open in midfield atm, which is allowing Lazio toplay through

But overall, I think we look pretty good going forward. Krunic seems interesting and Bennacer looks good today as well. Still. The midfield is a bit too attack-minded imo. We need a bit of cover or we risk leaking more goals.

I'm interested in seeing how Rebic will do in the next half.


Agreed about Duarte. Honestly, it would have been hard to defend that against a guy like Circo..

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post Nov 3 2019, 10:20 PM
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Bennacer! What a second half he's having
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Can we start with the final position predictions already? I say 12th.
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