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Posted on: Mar 17 2019, 10:37 PM


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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Mar 17 2019, 10:28 PM) *
Both strikers were pretty much inefficient. As was Kessie and Rodriguez, terrible game by both.

First half Piatek was completely isolated. We just couldn't manage to provide him a proper delivery

Rodriguez was an absolute nightmare.

Kessie was his usual self. Too casual on the ball, bad passing and inefficient use of his energy

QUOTE (CrazyMilanFan @ Mar 17 2019, 10:31 PM) *
The first two goals were like fifa goals.. We did respond well but the issue is the depth curtone simply added nothing. Castillejo is average.

Paquta and kessie both are very tired i suppose. We just need to retain focus and forget the result and move onto next game

We let them get into positions to put in those kind of ping pong balls into our area. The FBs and the side mids carry the blame for those. We just let them do as they please in the first half. They came uut blazing, pressing us with a high line, and we came out expecting to put in our usual lackadaisical display, with slow passing a buildup, with no real cutting edge to our play.

Every derby for the past 3 years now we simply haven't played it like a derby, while Inter always come out swinging.

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Mar 17 2019, 10:31 PM) *
Anyway, the approach to this game was wrong from the start. Forget the early goal, we just couldn't control the game and force our superiority. Inter played a great first half, we showed a reaction in the second but the game was already set at that point.

We're still not ready.

Agreed
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Posted on: Mar 17 2019, 10:32 PM


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Can't catch a break against these f@ckers! We haven't won a derby in the league since 2016!

We started badly. Just terrible mindset. We played like we've been playing since the Lazio game, only this time we lost our heads and couldn't even get the defensive side correct.

Cutrone should have scored that last chance

And anyone else catch that fraces between Biglia and Kessie on the bench?

I really hope that we don't spiral after this game. We were riding our luck in previous games, today it ran out. Every 50/50 ball was going Inter's way. We absolutely have to produce a performance against Samp in 2 weeks time

Thankfully with Roma losing we get to keep our previous cushion. But letting Inter win this and regain their confidence could prove seriously detrimental.
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Posted on: Mar 15 2019, 08:44 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Mar 14 2019, 10:57 PM) *
Vangioni barely played at all. Mesbah started many games for us.

I know, just throwing out another name of someone who was terrible (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

I have loads more
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Posted on: Mar 14 2019, 04:11 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Mar 13 2019, 11:03 PM) *
Mesbah.

Vangioni
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Mar 13 2019, 11:03 PM) *
@Danny - Galliani and Berlusconi made this club great, of course, but there's also no denying that they led it to its downfall.

Mismanagement. They weren't able to develop the Milan brand, no new stadium, no increase in revenues, terrible decision making. Times were changing but they kept thinking like it was still the 90s. In the end, they had to sell to some shady Chinese figure who ended up being a hoax.

As for Mirabelli, yes, we were all excited. How could we not be? As Han said, after years and years of crappy signings and free agents, we were presented with an extra budget that allowed us to rebuild this team. Let's not forget that guys like Musacchio, Rodriguez, Kessie and Calhanoglu who are regulars today were signed by Mirabelli. So, I wouldn't throw away all of his work.

This as well. I criticize his signings, but some of them are now part of the backbone of this team, so they weren't all bad. He went wrong in terms of trying t overhaul the entire squad in one summer instead of bringing in more quality players at a gradual level
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Posted on: Mar 13 2019, 08:21 PM


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QUOTE (Danny @ Mar 13 2019, 12:33 AM) *
With all due respect, hogwash.

Last summer this entire f*cking support was verbally masturbating over all the shiny Silvas and Rodriguez' and Kessies and Hakans, Bonuccis, Biglias, Contis. And look how well that team worked out.

It's all too easy to use the wisdom of hindsight to suggest the past was garbage but many of us sure as heck weren't saying it at the time!

Even yours truly got caught up some of it - sure, I called Silva, and I wasn't blown away by Hakan or Biglia, or indeed Conti, but I was happy enough with Kessie and Rodriguez. Didn't know sh*t about Musacchio but you pegged him as great and pointed out he was part of Spain's second or third best defence.

So let's not get sanctimonious here - and your insult at Galliani is really unfair. Sure, it crumbled to hell after 2012 (had no money, after all) but from 88 onwards he was hugely responsible for some of the best players we've ever had at this club - his signing policy helped us become the Milan we used to be.

So, it's early days for Elliot and Leo, and while some of the signs are promising and I do love Piatek in particular, let's hold off judging until a year or two down the line.

But hey, who am I to talk - I've begged Piatek as our best striker since Sheva and he's only been here five minutes!

Yes, hindsight is great. But it doesn't take a genius to figure out Galliani's last decade with us was an absolute nightmare of bar decisions and shady deals. We'd been talking about how his bad choices lead to our downfall for years now. This team has been neglected under B & G since around 2007. And you can say Galliani was operating without a budget, but that is not entirely true. Look at the summer we signed Bacca as an example. Also, if he had a limited budget, I do not understand how he kept giving 4m + salaries to mediocre free agents + some seriously shady agent fees and deals with guys like Preziosi. These are not things that you can say are about hindsight. We've been blowing gaskets on here about Galliani since around 2007.

As for Mirabelli. Yes, the majority of fans were overly excited, me included. But this mostly stemmed from the shear desperation after experiencing the last 10 years of Galliani. Mirabelli was basically like a man with a small bottle of water spraying it around to a bunch of people that have been stuck in a desert and were thirsty af. He went for quantity over quality, no doubt. But you can't blame people for being excited about the signings he made.

Leo has so far made some great moves. Bakayoko, Higuain (lead to Piatek), Paqueta, Piatek. All great moves with half a summer window and a winter one to operate in. He's proven that he prefers to bring in 1 or 2 top notch players rather than going for 5 just good ones. We'll see what he does in the summer, but I have faith that whatever budget he has to operate within, he'll do well
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Posted on: Mar 12 2019, 08:28 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Mar 11 2019, 09:27 PM) *

Great hair!

QUOTE (Danny @ Mar 12 2019, 04:06 PM) *
I'll stick my neck out and say we had much worse left backs than Constant.

Sure, but that picture illustrates the peak of the mess.
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Mar 11 2019, 09:26 PM) *
I'd love Barella but let's be honest, we won't sign him or anyone as good.

We'll see. This is no longer Galliani or Mirabelli running our mercato. Leo has proven himself to be more than capable of bringing in the right quality players in
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Posted on: Mar 10 2019, 09:49 PM


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QUOTE (Danny @ Mar 10 2019, 03:43 PM) *
About the same as Milan I'd say! Signs of progress, using a legendary player turned rookie manager, and some better signings than previous years. Sound familiar?

Looks like your teams are on parallel paths right now
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QUOTE (Danny @ Mar 10 2019, 03:42 PM) *
Nothing sums up the banter years better than Kalinic or Silva (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

Nah. There were far worse

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Posted on: Mar 10 2019, 09:44 PM


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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Mar 9 2019, 11:45 PM) *
Icardi? Who knows what mental state he is in... I'm not sure if it's better for us that he's unavailable or playing to be honest.

Also, you talk about next year needing to rebuild the midfield. What about Bonaventura? Bench player? It's a open question for me IMO. Kessie, Hakan and Bona are all alike - good but not good enough. So maybe I'd sacrifice one of them and sell him for the right prize to get a quality winger we so dearly need.

Well, he's been a pain in our @ss asof late, so I'd rather he not play. The game against Inter will be huge. If we get 3 points out of that I'll feel far more secure about our top 4 prospects tbh

As for the midfield, it's a question mark for me. I think we'll definitely need the options if we make CL and all of them are good players who can come off the bench and make a difference

Bona won't fetch a lot on the market and it remains to be seen if he can get back to his previous levels after such a long spell out. Kessie and Hakan could both bring in a decent amount, but I still think that both will be needed over the course of a long season, maybe they won't be the starters if we bring in that midfielder and winger, but we need to upgrade the quality of our bench which right now is very poor imo

If we need to trim the squad down, we must first look at guys like Bertolacci, Monto and Mauri first. All of which earn rather high wages for players who never even step foot onto the pitch for us

Add to that Hakan is versatile. So he'd be one of the keeps for me

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Mar 9 2019, 11:49 PM) *
My idea for next season is playing Bakayoko, Hakan and Paqueta in midfield, and bring in a top left winger. Talks about Deulofeu and Saint-Maxim, but I'd rather have someone with more pedigree, if we can afford that.

Hmm, I don't think Hakan is the correct choice for the midfield, especially against bigger sides. I'd rather we get someone who's more adapt like a Barella fo example, someone who's quick, aggressive, good on the ball, can pop up with some goals and help in the defensive phase. Hakan can play a CM role but I just don't think that we should be thinking of that as a long term solution especially if we're in the CL

As for the wing, I think ideally we need two guys coming in, someone of a high caliber and someone like Deulofeu. Suso needs to be rotated more as well, so having 4 wingers imo is important, especially ones with different characteristics to Suso. A direct player who fast is a must imo

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Mar 9 2019, 11:53 PM) *
No idea. Carrasco? Martial? Depay?

Martial is impossible now that Mou is no longer at Man U. Depay I think is more of a striker these days but not a 100% sure of this

As for Carrasco, his stats in the Chinese league are worrying, he's got an abysmal return of goals and assists last I checked

For the money they'd probably want for him I don't think we should take that risk tbh

QUOTE (Danny @ Mar 10 2019, 03:40 PM) *
We sit third and you lot are moaning. Winning ugly is still winning.

Well, I'm happy don't get me wrong, but with the derby next Sunday I'm worried about how a performance similar to the one today and against Sassuolo would translate against Inter (most likely a loss). We've given ourselves much needed breathing room to afford losing points against Inter. But we definitely need to pick up our performances for the run-in. We still have some very difficult fixtures left to play and 4th is far from secure imo
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Posted on: Mar 9 2019, 11:39 PM


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QUOTE (Danny @ Mar 9 2019, 04:56 PM) *
No argument here on that one all round. They say the same about Rangers during the bad times - 'the banter years'.

Hopefully both clubs are heading out of them. I hear Rangers are doing well this year.
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QUOTE (Danny @ Mar 9 2019, 04:53 PM) *
Love it (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

No argument about Caldera here, your stance is fair. But nevertheless you reckoned, against my repeated assurances to the contrary, that Silva was a great signing and you kept giving him more chances.

In fairness, you weren't alone.

Well that's part of the hype train, plus he cost us a lot, no one wants to see that kind of investment going down the drain. Plus, in fairness to him, Montella generally preferred the even worse Kalinic over him which I though was unfair


QUOTE (Danny @ Mar 9 2019, 04:55 PM) *
Maybe you did (I don't recall now!), but aside me no one else seemed wary of that acquisition!



Atalanta have a habit of making really good players tbh. Jack and Kessie to name just two. They're the new Genoa, kind of, albeit we've finally managed to find a genuinely good player from them at last. Only took a conveyer belt of fail to average to get there.

That's the Gasperini effect (barring Bona who came before him). All his players generally tend to have a drop off when they're out of his system, this is the case with Kessie, Gagliardini etc. All the players playing in his system generally looks fantastic, but tend to struggle outside of it

I know this view contradicts my outlook on Caldara, but I just have a good feeling about him. He's always impressed me when I watched him. And the fact that Juve were completely against the idea of selling him but would only do it on the Higuain condition our of desperation also adds to my confidence in him

We'll see, of course I could be completely wrong and he could flop big time, but I don't think that will be the case
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Mar 9 2019, 10:35 PM) *
No, this was day and night compared to Sassuolo. Here we controlled the game and didn't really risk anything. Against Sassuolo we couldn't keep the ball and let them do as they pleased.

I feel we're going to struggle a lot against Inter. We're not in a very good shape, I think the players are starting to get tired.

Agreed, but the things that concerned me most against both Sassuolo and Lazio are still very much present.

Imprecise passing, sitting very deep for no reason, continuous back passing and rudimentary errors which we shouldn't be making. Had Calabria been on the pitch we would have kept the clean sheet, the defense doesn't worry me at all. But the midfield and the two wingers are worrying for me.

Hakan looked bright when he came on, so that's encouraging for the derby, like I said, I'd play him instead of Paqueta who's looking very heavy legged atm. This kid has already played an entire season in Brazil and non-stop for us. Rino needs to rest him a bit or we're going to burn him out

Also, I don't like the negative approach we're taking to these kinds of games. I don't see any reason for sitting so deep defensively with continuous back passing to complement the rather negative approach. We have really lacked any sort of fluidity since the Lazio game and it's getting worrying. We shouldn't have had any issues against Chievo who are atrocious in their own right, but in the first half we barely created anything and only made minor improvements in the second half. We need to be doing better with the final passing, we cannot let Piatek keep getting isolated. We have a striker in red hot form and we're wasting him because we can barely get the ball to him in easy games like this one

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Mar 9 2019, 10:42 PM) *
I just wanted to say, Kessie frustrates the hell out of me. I think he does a fantastic job in covering a lot of ground and pressing the opponent, but he's so imprecise whenever he has the ball, especially in attack. Be it passing or shooting, he always messes up, and we end up wasting good scoring opportunities.

Kessie is VERY frustrating, forget about his shooting, which makes me want to pop a vein in my head. His general passing game is terrible. His physical play is top notch no doubt, but his passing is poor. Even when there's a simple pass to be played, he generally chooses the bad option, and his touch has been getting poorer and poorer. Like when he makes the pass first time, he tends to lift the ball rather than keeping it on the ground which generally invites trouble or kills the flow of the move

He is very important to our midfield in terms of the defensive side, you could see the effect it had on us when he went off injured against Lazio for example, but he's being tasked with playing a box-to-box role and while his defensive side is generally very good, his attacking play is lacking a lot. He'd good at bulldozing his way into the box, but every time he gets into a good position in such situations he wastes it by shooting erratically rather than squaring or pulling the ball back. Just zero thought to the way he uses the ball most of the time

QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Mar 9 2019, 10:44 PM) *
To put it simply... he's very stupid.

That's harsh. But yes, his footballing IQ is lacking. H's got the attributes to be a top notch player, physically speaking. But his movement and decisions are questionable at best.

I'm not going to say we absolutely have to replace him as a starter next season, because the budget will be restricted due to FFP and we have far more important positions to address (both wings, LB and redeeming Bakayoko), but if we are going to go ahead and purchase Bakayoko and have him as our pure DM, than we need to have a more dynamic players playing next to him, Paqueta provides that on the left, Kessie right now does not, he's good to have against the bigger teams as he helps us dominate the middle physically, but in such games like today, he's a hindrance more than a help. So his place in this team must be looed into seriously this summer, especially if we get CL football

QUOTE (CrazyMilanFan @ Mar 9 2019, 10:48 PM) *
How are inter playing btw any idea?

Can't really say, I watched them against Fiorentina a couple weeks ago and they looked good at times and bad others. They lost to Cagliari which I didn't see but that couldn't have been pretty. But their current form really doesn't matter as they generally tend to be up for it against us. If we keep playing like we are now, I can't see us winning that's for sure

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Mar 9 2019, 10:55 PM) *
They have a lot of issues, but I think they can still pull off a good performance if they want to. We need to enter the pitch with the mentality of completely dominating them, otherwise we're going to succumb to pressure and let them have it.

My only concern right now is Icardi. Let's see if they can fix their issues with him before the game. Radja is also injured apparently but something tells me he'll be fit against us, it's just Spalletti trying to play some weak mind games before the game
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QUOTE (CrazyMilanFan @ Mar 9 2019, 08:55 PM) *
Castillejo is a mess

Started slow, I think he's much weaker on the left, he looks awkward there, just like Suso. Second half he was much better when he had a free role

Paqueta is a bit worrying now, he looks very tired. I think against Inter we should considering going for Hakan in the midfield 3 with Samu and Suso on the wings

Credit to Hakan who changed the game as soon as he came on

QUOTE (CrazyMilanFan @ Mar 9 2019, 09:13 PM) *
1-1 poor defending

Conti...

He's still very rusty imo. His crossing is top notch but his defensive game is very weak especially when you compare him to Calabria.

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Mar 9 2019, 09:54 PM) *
FFS, the Chievo players are a bunch of whinny wimps! I'm glad they're going to be relegated.

Meh, they're generally good for 6 points for us every season, so I'm going to miss them

QUOTE (CrazyMilanFan @ Mar 9 2019, 10:23 PM) *
FT 2-1 win.. 5 wins in a row i beleive.. This was not any improvement from last week. Basically a weaker opposition. But important 3 points which is key
I felt we had better combinations than we did against Sassuolo which was a mess from start to finish. I hope the players elevate their level against Inter because we won't win playing this way.

At least we've ensured our top 4 position before heading into the derby.
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QUOTE (Danny @ Mar 4 2019, 02:38 AM) *
What about Onyewu?

And Paletta is a little harsh!

Paletta had some amazing games for us, but he was a walking red card that just added to the banter of that time
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QUOTE (Danny @ Mar 4 2019, 02:38 AM) *
Pretty sure you said the same about Silva (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

Yeah, but the 2 are entirely different quantities. Caldara has already had a terrific season in Serie A. Silva was coming from the Portuguese league with a lot of hype behind him but nothing else.

Also, this is not about performance (or lack-thereof in Silva's case), Caldara has just been injured, we haven't even seen him play for us. So that's why you can't make judgement, unlike with Silva who was underwhelming most of the time he played
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Mar 3 2019, 08:22 PM) *
Bakaye Traore, the most disastrous player I've seen wear this shirt since I've been a fan.

There were others during the "peak banter era" as Milan twitter apparently calls our worst years

Mesbah, Constant, Muntari, Poli, Vangioni, Paletta, Matri, Cerci, etc, etc, etc

All these guys were on long and high paying contracts. Yet we couldn't give Pirlo a contract longer than a single year.

Galliani in his last 10 years or so was a disaster and it spiraled to where we ended up with the Chinese last year

Thankfully we finally seem to have serious people running the club again
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I'll hold my judgement for now, I'm still excited about him. If he comes back next season, stays fit and forms a partnership with Romgnoli then this season would just be a bump in the road.

It's not like he's played for us and messed up each time. He's had bad luck with injuries

Rugani never looked the part imo, even at the peak of the hype train. He's just too lightweight and shows little ambition. He seem perfectly happy sitting on the Juve bench and collecting the medals his team mates win
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QUOTE (William405 @ Feb 3 2019, 05:28 PM) *
True

Apparently, we didn't find someone that will provide the jump in quality. I think our squad is good for 4th place without the injuries etc...

It seems better to wait for the right winger instead of shelling out 20mill for someone who we know won't change the quality of our football.

Yes, that is a good point, but even someone like Deulofeu would have been good. Hakan and Suso are both mostly creative wide players with limited pace. We just need someone who is direct and can beat players with pace and the dynamic of this entire team would change. I still think we should have just shelled out for someone with that kind of profile tbh
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Mar 3 2019, 08:20 PM) *
We would have lost this game any other season. The fact we managed to get the 3 points albeit in a dirty manner is a good sign. Thing is, games like this should be isolated episodes. I want a convincing win against Chievo.

Agreed

Our defense is a big factor in this. Even just a few months ago we would have lost or drawn, but our back 4 have become extremely reliable since Romagnoli and Musacchio have gotten back into the team and played consistently for the last 2 months. We're the second or third best defense (can't remember which) in Europe atm and that's not by coincidence. We leaked in a lot of goals at the start of the season mainly due to multiple injuries and Donna still being shaky, but Rino has found the right balance while players have been fit and getting in form.

Wht's hurting us right now is the complete lack of form of Suso and Hakan mostly, every touch and pass they make is defective in some way, and it stops the momentum of our attacks as we rely on them heavily for creativity. Piatek in both this game and the one against Lazio was barely able to get a touch on the ball and that is worrying. We can't have a striker who is in such lethal form not being given at least 1 or 2 decent balls per game
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QUOTE (Danny @ Feb 23 2019, 03:24 PM) *
You ignored my PM ya sod (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)

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I'll check. I didn't get the little 1 new message sign
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QUOTE (Danny @ Feb 24 2019, 05:07 PM) *
It's convenient for many football fans to forget the bad things when something good comes along. Like a player betrays you then rejoins some years later when you're in a bad way and the fans welcome him back. If Pirlo had come back to us after the Juve spell I bet a lot of fans would have embraced him.

I wouldn't have been one of them.

Pirlo wasn't treated well by this club either, let's not forget that. Same can be said for our past legends like Leo, Paolo, Seedorf and Pippo because of the chaos that surrounded this club during the last years of B & Gs tenure. So let's not forget that either

Pirlo is a PoS for what he wrote in his book, but his choice to go to Juve after the slap in the face from Galliani was hardly a betrayal imo. And the thing that makes me boil even more over the Pirlo contract thing is that we had the policy of 1 year only contracts for the veterans, but had no issue giving out long term and very expensive contracts to players like Bakaye Traore etc
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Posted on: Mar 3 2019, 06:07 PM


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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Mar 3 2019, 05:13 PM) *
One season cannot make him a pretender for the Azzuri spot. We've seen countless times that good or even great individuals simply do not work in a CB pairing. And there's that injury that's been dragging for months. So there are more then a few question marks regarding Caldara. Maybe he'll turn into a good purchase, but so far this cannot be said.

And the hype was specifically boosted by ex-Juventini players who immensely rated Caldara as a big defender just because he played one season good at Atalanta. That's also fishy for me...

I think it's telling that Juve were desperate to keep him last summer, but their desperation to offload Higuain and his wages was bigger so they relented.

I think he's a very talented CB from what I've seen of him. Could it be that due to circumstance he doesn't fulfill his promise? Of course, but for me he's someone I'm excited to see playing next to Romagnoli in the coming months
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Mar 2 2019, 03:03 PM) *
You make it sound like Caldara has been a huge success for us thus far.

His hype is not born out of nothing though, he was immense for Atalanta last season, just because he's been unlucky with injuries this season doesn't negate that fact.

Him and Romagnoli will most likely be the starting duo for the Azzurri once Bonucci and Chiellini call it a day, so I say it was a pretty great deal considering we're likely going to be in possession of the starting CBs of the Italian NT. Not to mention the keeper and RB as well
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