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Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Dec 9 2019, 08:49 PM


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Any news regarding Ibrahimović?
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Posted on: Nov 25 2019, 11:18 PM


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Naturally it is.

Napoli is in bad shape but we made them look even worse. The same happened to Roma as well. And Lazio to an extent.

We're simply a catastrophic team. Insecure, completely lost, no leader, no true passion, no grit or idea. It's time we changed the core again because releasing players like Biglia or Hakan won't do the trick alone.
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Posted on: Nov 24 2019, 04:32 PM


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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.
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Posted on: Nov 10 2019, 10:46 PM


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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.
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Posted on: Nov 10 2019, 08:42 PM


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Oh (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blush.gif)
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Posted on: Nov 10 2019, 08:41 PM


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Why is Conti starting again?

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Posted on: Nov 10 2019, 05:26 PM


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Juve-Milan coming up. No one here to comment or give line-ups and pre-match media writings. Well, as expected. How low have we fallen...
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Posted on: Nov 4 2019, 05:50 PM


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Yet we have to consider the conditions of our present time.

Hamburger SV never were a true German giant, they just had much success in the 80s (and some in the 50s and 70s). Leeds is huge, I didn't want anyone to get insulted. But in terms of titles they cannot be compared to any of the top English clubs. I think Milan is in a whole different league then the likes of Forest, Leeds, HSV, etc. Not that this can be helpful or a dire warning to us.

But to answer R7, our 7 CL titles won't show up on field. But the will show up for the marketing and business side. Milan still can attract investors because unlike the aforementioned clubs (bar HSV) Milan is located in a relevant and attractive city (Milano) and still represents a prestigious brand. Now everything can be devalued and Milan could easily face the fate of Leeds etc. But our history makes us still attractive to potential buyers. If we find a suitable parton we can hope to get rebuild one day. Until the we have to forget about sporting results, hope we somehow crawl into the CL and manage to up our prize and then again hope to get sold to the right owner. There's a lot of ifs and buts, I'm completely aware.
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Posted on: Nov 4 2019, 12:53 PM


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Again, Milan ain't Leeds. We have history and value, I think someone will come and pick us up soon enough.
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Posted on: Nov 4 2019, 12:02 PM


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Really? No comeback? I'm very skeptic myself but...
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Posted on: 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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Posted on: 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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Posted on: Oct 27 2019, 10:33 PM


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If we keep going like that we'll be a relegation side by Christmas. My God how deep are we in mess.
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Posted on: Oct 27 2019, 06:58 PM


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And yes, Hernandez is a great catch. If only he had someone to play with. Leao seems to be fading away rapidly as well..
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Posted on: Oct 27 2019, 06:57 PM


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Biglia??? Get off Kessie. Have you seen what he's done? Also Dzeko's goal is on him as well. Kessie is a walking disaster. Conti also. So many mistakes and wtf moments. A junk player.

Not that Biglia did good, but those two were terrible.
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Posted on: Oct 27 2019, 05:50 PM


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Btw anyone watching the game today? Starting in a few minutes, I see the depression hit another low here. Not even one comment or lineup talk...
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Posted on: Oct 27 2019, 05:49 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Oct 24 2019, 10:24 PM) *
He's never been great since he's joined us. Good at times, terrible at others.

Since he joined us? You all overrated him stubbornly thinking he can be something which suited our dream modes but in reality he was a player that failed at Hamburg and Leverkusen before coming here an failing once again. Next stop Galatasaray or Besiktas or whatever.
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Posted on: Oct 10 2019, 05:34 PM


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Well, if you say so. But right now we need a solid and confident DM like Bakayoko used to be. I don't think Bennacer is suited for that role right now.
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Posted on: Oct 10 2019, 03:52 PM


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Agreed on Biglia. But Bennacer is clearly inexperienced, you can tell easily by his disastrous performances. Hadn't it been for Calhanoglou he would have been the worst player against Fiorentina. Most of the responsibility lies on Giampaolo who had no real clue, but my expectations regarding Bennacer now are minimal. Perhaps his experience with Empoli trying to avoid relegation will now come handy.
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Posted on: Oct 10 2019, 11:28 AM


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Well, we disagree. I stand by my opinion that Bakayoko was crucial. Surely he wasn't Ronaldo or Messi, but in a different sense he made the system work like no other player could (Kessie, Biglia, etc.). I think we're having the same trouble here: we lack a competent DM who gives the team security and makes the game flow and we lack the creative trequartista. Now that we'll again play a 4-2-3-1 this trequartista talk is irrelevant, but we'll still lack the DM. Biglia is pretty much useless and completely unstable, Bennacer is just too inexperienced while Kessie is... well he's Kessie. Ideal for small teams.
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Posted on: Oct 10 2019, 09:40 AM


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You say we are stronger on paper... but I doubt that as well. I'm so perplexed with you guys not acknowledging how massive Bakayoko was for us last season. Maybe his off field stupidity got to you. But fact is that he was IMO the crucial ingredient for last seasons "success". Now see how we struggle with the faded Biglia and the not-so impressive Bennacer (to be fair, the kid deserves more time).

So no, I really don't think we're that much stronger on paper. You have a fixation with Rodriguez but the point is, a leftback won't make the difference to end up 4th or 5th. And here is something which is bothering me for quite some time... we are all speaking of Milan as a club with limited resources. Yet this summer we managed to spend 100M on transfers (including Kessie). My question remains: couldn't we have sacrificed Duarte, Hernandez, Krunić and even the seemingly good Leao - and sign one or two classy players? Sign someone who adds value?

IMO we make two mistakes over and over again. Firstly we never seem to care who takes over as coach and always settle for the easy and unimaginative solution (bar Montella). And secondly we spent a lot of money for quantity players and not even once considered "stay as we are" and adding a drop of quality into the bunch.
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Posted on: Oct 8 2019, 10:30 PM


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As for Pioli, I'm also disappointed. But he got a contract for 1 million plus the 1.5 we're paying Giampaolo. It's obvious we couldn't afford anyone - not even Spalletti, especially not Mourinho etc. Let's be realistic, who would accept to come to Milan for a miserable salary in this even more miserable situation?
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Posted on: Oct 8 2019, 10:28 PM


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Agree with both of you.

But sorry, my blame on Mladini and Boban goes to a certain point. One has to understand that it was indeed Berlusconi and Galliani who destroyed Milan in the first place with their reckless and antiquated handling of the club and lastly their sale of the club to a shady Chinese businessman.

This is how we got there. Maldini and Boban are club legends who agreed to work under these dire and complicated conditions. Could they done better? Sure, especially in terms of manager selection and summer signings. But let's be honest guys: apart from me most of you saw the team stronger then last year, prepared for battling the 4th spot (even more?) and were fine with Giampaolo. Heck, even the media praised Giampaolo and made some believe he's some kind of tactical genius?

The mistake was to punish Leonardo for last season and remove him from the management as his signings and decisions weren't half as bad (maybe expensive though). So this blaming game goes far more then just stating two of our club legends our idiots.
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Posted on: Oct 8 2019, 09:24 AM


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Oh, also on the Genoa match. I watched it, once again we played a horrible match. Calabria is having a nightmare season so far (red carded again) while Duarte seems like another junk player we'll be begging to get rid of.
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Posted on: Oct 8 2019, 09:23 AM


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I don't think we have many options on the table. Don't know why Garcia disappeared from the rumors, while Spalletti wanted a longer contract (2022) and was too expensive.
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