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Fillipo Simone
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QUOTE (han2503 @ Apr 21 2021, 09:39 PM) *
Honestly, after the fiasco of this past week with the super league and now the team seemingly not being able to pull themselves out of this slump, I'm tempted to just pull the curtain on this season. The only thing still keeping me going is the hope for CL football next season

Anything new? The same has been going of for how many seasons now? I'm tired of this team and everything around it.
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QUOTE (han2503 @ Apr 21 2021, 09:35 PM) *
On Pioli to a certain extent. I absolutely hated the subs. But some players are simply not good enough and as soon as you remove the starter and put in the replacement the drop in quality is not simply a dip but a huge plunge

But then you have to make the subs with more intelligence. Leaving Leao was a mistake. Not giving Hauge the nod but forcing Krunić in another. Taking off both Rebić and Hakan who at least tried to look dangerous while leaving Alexis and Leao was ludicrous.

Insisting on Krunić is another stupid fixation that brings us nowhere.

Why did Meite start? Why starting Leao who was piss poor the other game? Why not giving Romag the nod today? We need our captain back on the field IMO, Tomori is not that better yet to be preferred all the time. Donna isn't doing the same motivational job as Romag IMO. Several mistakes by Pioli today.
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QUOTE (han2503 @ Apr 21 2021, 09:34 PM) *
I thought we controlled the first half. Came out completely flat footed in the 2nd.

But those last 30 minutes or so were appalling.


Leao btw... where do I start with this kid FFS? His laziness and general body language just p!sses me off to the nth degree!

Controlled? In what way? By putting up a veteran performance?

The whole game was appalling. Pioli said our strategy is to win all games. Well.. with that kind of attitude, we won't win anything anymore.
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Apr 21 2021, 09:31 PM) *
If by some miracle we make into the CL, we need to re-evaulate a lot of things. I can assure you that if we start next season with this coach, this bunch of players and this mentality we'll finish 10th. Mark my words.

In no way will Milan sack Pioli if we earn the CL spot. And I still think we will because the opposition is also not exactly sensational to say the least.

If we make CL we should honestly start buying experienced players and winners, not just kids and nobodies. I think Dalot, Kalulu, Castillejo, Krunić, Meite, Leao all need to go and a bunch of other players reconsidered as well.
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This one is on Pioli.

Schocking attitude nevertheless. This team has a built in looser mentality. Every time things become serious, we crumble.
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Posted on: Apr 19 2021, 10:05 PM


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Also, it's not like Citeh and Abramovich are monks. Come on... UEFA corruptness or Abramovich corruptness.. honestly, I don't see much of a difference.

I think this is especially bad for Milan. We'll get a lot of hate now.
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Apr 19 2021, 08:23 PM) *
Alright, two things:

First of all, nobody is siding with UEFA and FIFA because they believe their honesty and integrity are being jeopardised. This isn't about them, it's about the game of football, and what the game of football represents: competition. With the Super League you are literally killing competition. Furthermore, just because you're opposing UEFA and FIFA doesn't automatically put in you in the right either.

Secondly, what really irks me is how apparently this Super League is coming to fruition because these clubs are not benefitting from their large investments anymore. Expenses are too high and revenues can't cover them, and the Covid crisis only worsened this aspect. I'm sorry, but who was it that drove player prices and wages to INSANE amounts? It wasn't UEFA or FIFA, but the clubs themselves. It was the Chelsea's and City's and Madrid's and Barcelona's and Juventus' of this world. Never would I have imagined 20 years ago that spending 70-80 million on some random player would become the norm, that a player's price would surpass 200 million, that a player would be earning 15-20 million every year just on wages. All of this as the world-wide economy suffers every year. Who spent 60 million on Kaka and 100 million on CR7 in 2009 when the world was in the middle of a global economic crisis?

Everyone is at fault here, UEFA and FIFA included for allowing the creation of such a bubble that it would eventually burst at some point.

And now these clubs are playing the victims of a system they themselves created, and their solution is building an even worse system that just keeps enriching them whilst everyone else fades into obscurity.

And in all of this the game of football and the fans that support it aren't even being considered anymore. All that matters is money, money, money. As Kurt rightfully said, this isn't about corruption, it's just about $$$. And it's disgusting.

+1

Can't believe you guys are so coldly supporting this. It kills all the joy and fun, and most probably will become dull in a matter of years.
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Posted on: Apr 19 2021, 10:55 AM


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State funded clubs? What do you mean by that?
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Posted on: Apr 19 2021, 12:19 AM


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QUOTE (Danny @ Apr 18 2021, 09:44 PM) *
(IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) christ if you were a bigger queen on here you'd wear a tiara.

Oh you two should stop bickering. This formu is almost dead, let's keep it in good terms. The days of Portugal and Ducrul are long gone...
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Hm, strange. I always thought this is just somewhere in the air.

Why are things starting to change all the sudden? When I was a kid I thought the Champions league and the World cup would be untouchable constants. Now all of the sudden every next year someone tries to reform and reinvent the CL while the WC is practically ruined with expansions and don't know what...

Call me a romantic, but it's a bit sad, isn't it?
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Posted on: Apr 18 2021, 11:57 PM


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What?
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Posted on: Apr 18 2021, 04:27 PM


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Pirlo is a joke of a coach. Which makes me kind of happy.

As for our performance today, well... it seems like the team lost energy and spirit. I don't want to repeat myself but this tends to happen to Pioli managed teams often: it did so with Fiorentina and Lazio. I fear Pioli is the kind of coach that burns out fast and perhaps loses the team. Someone like Lucien Favre who's won several winter champions titles, yet no real championship.

I also must say that playing Kalulu or Dalot is a hard choice. Both have some qualities, both are sometimes frustrating to watch. Diaz was terrible today, ruined every counter attack we had. Krunić is Krunić. Hernandez played the usual uninspired and bleak performance. We simply lack a player that could light the spark and give a confident and consistently good performance.
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Posted on: Apr 15 2021, 11:12 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Apr 15 2021, 03:03 PM) *
Anyway, I keep reading rumours about Vlahovic. 40M his price tag.

Dunno, I've seen him play a few times, doesn't look bad, but 40M seems way to excessive.

Agreed. Not sure what all the fuss is about. This season he's decent enough. Yet his scoring ratio isn't that impressive.
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Posted on: Apr 12 2021, 07:55 AM


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Man, Fiorentina nearly got the draw.
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Posted on: Apr 8 2021, 03:29 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Apr 8 2021, 03:35 PM) *
Man, you?re really fixated with these renewals. And what do they have to do with what we?re talking about?

You think it's mentally irrelevant for the team and the mentioned players if their future is uncertain or not?
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Apr 8 2021, 02:20 PM) *
According to Tuttosport, Jonathan Ikone is our primary target for the right wing.

Also, Castillejo will most definitely be sold.

And once again the rumors about Thauvin joining us died off. Great...
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QUOTE (Danny @ Apr 8 2021, 01:56 PM) *
Class is supposed to be permanent...

I think Mand?ukić is pure class. But we should have signed him the moment he went on being free agent at least and give him proper time to work and bring himself back to full fitness. Don't get me wrong, Mario is a beast and a hard worker, he'll regain fitness even now and I'm 100% sure he'll be motivated to show he's worth a stay - which could give us the extra push we need.

But the point is, at the given moment (in late January) we needed someone who could immediately make impact. It was quite obvious that Mand?ukić is not that kind of a player.

In other news I see Andre Silva scored 22 in 25 Bundesliga games. Another Gilardino perhaps?
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But I don't think they are the same mistakes.

I blame much of what's happening on the management. Negotiating with key players contracts for months and months with no real achievement in their last year is amateur hour.
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Posted on: Apr 7 2021, 11:05 PM


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What a surprise... a player that hasn't been playing pro football for more then a year...
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Posted on: Apr 7 2021, 11:04 PM


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Building a great team? Oh come on!

On what basis? A 40 year old Ibrahimović that resurrected the team? No man, Milan is dead and will be for a long time. This season I hoped we could give all in and win a miracle scudetto because the opposition seemed shitty enough. But well, Inter, who waited for years and years, invested patiently season after season, finally found a silver lining. A team that got knocked out of Europe in stage one of CL and would probably lose 5-0 to almost any of the remaining CL teams.

I think it's safe to say that Milan won't be coming back so soon.
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QUOTE (Rossoneri7 @ Apr 7 2021, 11:51 AM) *
There is a high probability Milan will loose one of those three, even if CL is secured.

If CL is not secured, Milan will most likely loose all three of those players.


On a side note, if Milan do make it into the CL then there should be a restructuring of the squad. Focusing on retaining the core and adjusting for better utility players.


But it still is a disastrous move by our management. And it has nothing to do with CL football. These contracts should have been sorted out a long time ago, or we should have sold them otherwise.

If we wanna be like Borussia or that kind of teams we have to sell our top youth players, not give them away for free.

When was the last time a club lost 3 such important players on Bosman rule?
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Apr 7 2021, 01:19 AM) *
There's nothing confusing about what I'm saying.

I'm saying was this second place just an incident? That we're now gradually regressing back to our former self and miss on CL once again? Cos it can very well happen considering our form of the last three months.



Yes, unexpected, because in 2020 only Bayern and Real made more points than us.



After such a year, color me disappointed that we're losing points left and right and slowly slipping into that 5th place again.

Oh man, last years run was what was unexpected. Under Giampaolo the team looked disastrous. From season start it was clear that fighting for CL is out of the question. COVID just started and stadiums went empty. All this is what helped Milan to be confortable and play without any pressure.

The moment we started talking about Scudetto chances and us being 1st or CL place holders we started to crumble. Yes, this is the same team. No magic wand has made Hakan consistent, Calabria a stronhold, Romagnoli or Theo mentally strong. This is a "as good as it gets" team and I think we have to be realistic and accept the obvious. If we manage to stay in the CL zone it will be great and give us a chance to upgrade slowly.
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QUOTE (Danny @ Apr 7 2021, 03:27 AM) *
Sums up this post and my view on it. You seem to have entirely reversed everything you've ever said this season up to this point.

But hey, football is about being fickle so what do I know.

I don't think so. I'm trying to be realistic here. We had a chance even to win the scudetto but we turned out to green and our management too limited by financial restraints.
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Again, you confuse me.

You ask if this was happenstance? If we improved at all? When was the last time Milan held the 2nd spot in the league during March? When was the last time we earned that many points by now?

Of course we improved.

Unexpected? Well children make childish mistakes, and we have a bunch of children in our team. We lack experience. We lack depth. Also, almost every team Pioli has managed by now got into such troubles exactly around January.
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So, next summer we're gonna lose Donna and Hakan for free and Romag for peanuts?

If this happens, we're complete fools. Raiola or no Raiola, this is going to be on our management.
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