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QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Jun 14 2019, 09:34 PM) *
Latest rumor is that Usmanov is close to buying Milan (maybe within a month). Apparently, this came from Top Calcio 24 (Telelombardia), but I could not find any confirmation.

I don't think Elliot want to sell just yet. They want to make Milan a profitable business before they do that.

And I doubt Paolo would have stayed on if there was more ownership upheaval coming our way in the near future
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A bit late, to the mix, does Reddit allow you to do a private group thing?

Let's face it, forums in this form are a dying breed, and Danny is right, we don't know if m1ke will one day get fed up and the lights go off permanently here
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I read that Torreira could be pushing for a move back, but honestly, it seems very unlikely atm

Ceballos and Torreria would definitely be high impact players imo, just can't see them joining this summer.

Reading a lot of rumors that Kessie will most likely be sacrificed. I think it's a good move if we can somehow sell him and get Torreira coming in. But chances of that happening are pretty low imo

Kessie is a beast physically but his footballing IQ is just non existent. I though that he could at least learn to do the simple things better by now, but he's still messing that up even now after 2 full seasons. So if we can somehow move him on and get a high reward for him then we should jump at the chance
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Jun 23 2019, 07:37 PM) *
What does by far mean to you?

I'm very skeptical about Sarri. Yes, he's playing nice football but I don't think it's sexy football what Juve need right now. Like Danny said, he's been a manager for decades, won recently his first big trophy with over 60 years of age. I really don't think he's "that" good and he has a lot to prove. I think the whiners and soreheads at Juventus will soon start a revolt against his rigid tactical outlook.

I mean he's a far better choice than Giampaolo. That's imo of course.

Do I think him and Juve mesh well? Probably not. Juve are all about winning and have never cared about how it came about, Sarri cares a lot about the quality of football produced. And I disagree about his football, I think his teams play beautiful football, even his Empoli played exciting stuff

I would have loved to have him join us that's for sure

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Jun 23 2019, 10:25 PM) *
He made Napoli play some great football. He finished second with 91 points, more than what Juve made this year. And he also got Chelsea 3rd winning them the Europa League.

He's a good coach, far better than Allegri. Juve are certainly stronger with him.

I have faith in Giampaolo for some reason. On paper I would have never signed him, but I'm hoping he'll do well with us.

Agreed. Although I do think that Juve and Allegri were far more in sync in terms of footballing philosophy
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Jun 20 2019, 09:46 PM) *
I'd rather go with Giampaolo then with Sarri to be honest.

A bit late but why?

Sarri imo is by far the better coach. Sad to see him go to Juve, now they'll still bulldoze over the entire league while playing actual good football.

Anyways, opened a summer transfer thread.
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Posted on: Jun 23 2019, 06:58 PM


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All chit chat here guys

I'm back from my Milan hiatus but looking at the news lately just makes me want to retreat back into the cave

It feels like we're going around in circles while Juve are signing De Ligt and Sarri and Inter get Conte. Just so demoralizing tbh

Add to that losing Leo is going to be a big hit for us


Giampaolo is a good coach, just not sure he's what we need atm. The Ceballos links are the only uplifting pieces of new right now, so lets see where that goes
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QUOTE (Danny @ Jun 1 2019, 10:23 PM) *
Because, Han, this club and this team is absolute garbage. Papering over that with being one point behind the 'elite' isn't enough.

I don't necessarily think 'resetting' again is overly ideal either, but all I know is our present course is going nowhere.

I personally think we were a winger away from CL this season, had we managed to bring in that kind of player we'd be there now

Is the team as is good enough to compete in the CL and make a top 4 finish again next year? Probably not, but CL would have been the catalyst for making further important changes to the team

Pressing the reset button now when we were so close imo is a big mistake. Especially if you're going to replace Rino who all the players loved judging by their farewell messages to him with a mid-table coach like Giampoalo is not only pressing the reset button but also hitting reverse.

Same for losing Leo. even if Maldini replaces him in that position, Paolo has no where near the experience and connections Leo had
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QUOTE (Danny @ May 28 2019, 01:40 PM) *
No argument here.

The base principle is only spend what you generate. Maybe it's not well implemented but the base idea is supposed to mean fair play rather than spending what money your owners personally have?

It's basically designed to keep those at the very top there and to leave all the rest behind.

Here's why it's BS.

EPL TV money alone will leave everyone else in the dust. Real and Barcelona being the only exceptions to this.

Add to that, clubs like City and PSG using the sponsorship loophole R7 rightly explained to pump cash into the clubs to make them look healthy.

FFP was created to regulate club spending so there aren't and financial bankruptcies supposedly, but what it has mostly done is create a top tier of clubs which are impenetrable due to their particular circumstances, and a huge gap between them and the rest has been created. I personally don't think that UEFA should be interfering in these matters. This should be up to the ruling body of the clubs' country. And UEFA should butt out of it.

FFP has been flawed from the start and either needs to be drastically changed or abolished


As for Milan, a week has gone by and I'm still completely disillusioned by this club. And losing Leanardo on top of that has made it worse

I simply do not understand why we're hitting the reset button again when we were 1 single point away from our goal. It just makes no sense

And to top it off we're being linked to mid-table coaches while Inter got Conte and it's seriously heart breaking at this point
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Posted on: May 25 2019, 09:10 AM


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QUOTE (Rossoneri7 @ May 15 2019, 06:15 PM) *
A lot depends on CL.

This thread will only be attractive and exciting if Milan cements 4th place, even then there is the qualifiers. Otherwise the club will have to put some players up for sale

Just to clarify, there are no qualifiers anymore for the 4th place teams from Italy, England and Spain (not sure if Germany is in there as well)
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Posted on: May 25 2019, 09:07 AM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ May 19 2019, 06:53 PM) *
Let's see if Juve can make us a favor.

Though I am worried about the final outcome, even if we do manage to qualify. Looks like UEFA are inclined to ban us from all European competitions starting from next season because we haven't been FFP compliant for many years now. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif)

This FFP BS is really starting to get old, if clubs like City and PSG can do whatever they want then all other clubs should as well. It's time for the big clubs to demand that changes are made to this regulation. As it only ensures that the super rich clubs stay on top while everyone else struggles. It should really just be changed to FUP as the "Fair" in there is anything but

QUOTE (X-Offender @ May 19 2019, 06:57 PM) *
Btw, I didn't know Abate is going to leave at the end of the season.

In these 10 years he's been an example of professionalism. Always working hard, always 100% dedicated to this shirt. And a very good RB as well, despite what some might say. Respect.

I think letting him and Zapata go is a mistake. They're 2 of the few senior players on a very young side, not to mention that they are still very useful to the team. There's a lot of extra baggage on this team, but these 2 aren't a part of that

QUOTE (William405 @ May 19 2019, 09:11 PM) *
I think so. His contract is up. I agree with you. Great guy, I like him. Even though today, he costed us that penalty. ;P

Well, I would argue that that penalty sparked a reaction where before we were just listless

QUOTE (X-Offender @ May 19 2019, 10:25 PM) *
Still they're ahead of us. And they play the last game at home vs Sassuolo, easy win.

Looks like it's gonna be between us and Inter in the end. Inter play Empoli at home who are in full race for not being relegated. Tough match for them, considering their bad form as well.

But I wouldn't give for certain our win vs SPAL either.

In the end, I think we'll finish 5th. What a bummer it would be, just for 1 measly point.

Too true.

This is so incredibly frustrating. And to think if we hadn't gone on that run of relegation level form after the derby we would probably be 3rd now

QUOTE (Danny @ May 20 2019, 10:11 AM) *
Best RB at the club since Cafu. Poorly treated and ditched because he wasn't glamorous enough. Probably the most underrated player at the club since we signed him.

Agreed. Should have been given an extension. He literally saved our behinds when he was playing CB during October and November.

Honestly don't get the logic of letting both him and Zapata leave for free as we'll lose not only senior experienced players but also valuable squad players that we'll have to go into the market to replace
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Posted on: May 12 2019, 08:55 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ May 12 2019, 02:47 PM) *
That's not what I meant. I said the times he actually gets the ball, he completely f*ck up even the simplest of passes.

When the service is cr@p the output will follow in the same line.

When he was scoring with practically every shot he took in January and February we weren't giving him stellar service. Look at the equalizer against Atalanta for example, totally scored that off a hit and hope cross from Rodriguez. That's what I mean by it being freakish, because no one could keep that rythm up

And I don't get what you mean when you say he f@cks up the simplest of passes. He holds up the ball well and generally brings teammates into play well. But the chances he's had so far were difficult ones to score from because they're not in good positions due to poor service. He's increasingly cutting a frustrated figure out there. It cannot be easy

QUOTE (Danny @ May 12 2019, 07:30 PM) *
That's absurdly abstract. And utterly invalid. So they'll replace one man via about three? What about the influence individually of those other two men? That's the loss. You don't buy bits of players, you buy players - and if they can't replace Ron's 5000 goals a season via one other alternative player (and they can't), they can't replace him.

By having three players replace one, the output individually is lost - which is a weakening. A significant one.

Their hubris and your transferral hubris on their behalf is the exact problem. Pre-2012 we'd never ever have dreamed of our Milan ending up here.

I think you took me out of context there

I'm not saying that 3 players replace 1. I'm saying that Benzema and Bale haven't produced big numbers and Ronaldo's freakish self carried the load before. And I agree that Hazard won't replace Ronaldo's numbers, but with him and 2 other top quality players instead of Bale and Benzema, Real could replace the output of Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema with the output of the 3 new players if they buy correctly

What I mean is, if the season before this their output was CR7: 50, Benzema 10, Bale: 10, they replace them with 3 players who can score a combined 70 goals but more evenly spread as no one would be able to produce the kind of numbers Ronaldo did

Obviously it's not as simple as that, as it's more than just numbers, but taking Ronaldo's 50 goals out of the equation has definitely crippled Real, and my thinking is that their first order of business should be to bring players in who could produce those kind of numbers, maybe not individually but as a collective attacking force

Btw, those numbers are just an example, not their exact scoring tally

QUOTE (Danny @ May 12 2019, 07:30 PM) *
It wasn't unrealistic, it was his standard level. He's now suffering the garbage of a team completely out of ideas, form, confidence and quality.

I think scoring a goal from every single shot was unrealistic. No one has those kind of stats. It's telling that even then he was basically only being provided with a maximum of 1 or 2 chances per games and he was scoring off of them, even when most of them were half chances. His form has no doubt dropped but I always expected it to, because that was an unrealistic bar he was setting. The issue is that the service remained the same, and even got worse so combine his slight dip with the average of1 to 2 chances per game, and things were never going to remain at that kind of level
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QUOTE (Danny @ May 11 2019, 03:29 PM) *
Going crazy with transfers is absolutely no guarantee of anything. Look at Man Utd. Spent a fortune over the past few years and in a mess. Look at us that Chinese summer.

Using the money wisely is key, along, in their case, of adequately replacing Ronaldo. Which they can't do because he's only one man. So, not really sure how they'll get back to their usual selves any time soon tbh.

If Milan can fall. If Man Utd can fall. So can Real.

Agreed, but they are Real and can attract a certain level of player, something we couldn't do in recent years considering no CL participation. Same with Utd. If there is a binary choice for a player between Utd and Real, they'd always choose the latter

And yes Ronaldo is a huge loss, but Hazard is most likely going there next season and I'm sure they'll replace Bale and Benzema with top players. Maybe they can't replace Ronaldo with just one man, but Benzema and Bale have been under performing terribly for a while now with Ronaldo picking up the slack, so if they can replace them with top quality players of the same level as Hazard, Ronaldo's output will probably be replicated.

Of course this all depends on the choices they make, but I can't really see them falling to hard in any scenario

QUOTE (William405 @ May 11 2019, 07:02 PM) *
I see your point. But, I don't think they will fall as low as us or Man U. Specially, given that the leauge is mainly dominated by Barca and Real. I don't see Real falling into 5th place anytime soon. And, as far as the Champions leauge goes, yes sure maybe they won't win it anytime soon, but they won it how many times in the last 10 years? It won't be that big of a problem IMO. Add to that the amount of money they have, they will surely find another Ronaldo. Maybe they will buy Hazard?

Agreed. And Real have had their years of not performing in Europe as well, let's not forget, it took them a good while to win their 10th after they won the 9th in 02

And yeah, Hazard is probably on his way there this summer

QUOTE (X-Offender @ May 11 2019, 07:58 PM) *
WTF happened to Piatek? He turns to sh*t everything he touches.

He's without service 99% of the time. The output he was giving when he first came was the freak situation, what's happening now is what is normal and expected for a striker no matter how good considering he barely gets a single decent ball all game

QUOTE (Danny @ May 11 2019, 08:54 PM) *
Low confidence and form is a contageous disease. He joined, things were good, he played well and justified the fee. Danny comes back, form of the side goes to cr*p and he loses his way.

If the team as a whole is playing bad, it's very difficult for one man to thrive.

Yep, we can't expect him to keep performing to the unrealistic level he was before when he spends games chasing futile cr@p balls
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QUOTE (Danny @ May 10 2019, 04:09 PM) *
Take your point on Real Han but this season they've monumentally collapsed. Ronaldo factor, pure and simple.

Sure but you can't really say they're on their way down. They'll probably go crazy on the transfer market this summer as well, so they won't stay down for long
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ May 6 2019, 08:28 PM) *
UPDATE: Apparently Gattuso called Bakayoko to replace Biglia but the Frenchman refused to enter.

Who's petty now, Han?

Both imo. But Bakayoko has my backing here and I'll explain why

This all started with the Acerbi shirt incident. The club did not back our players, they were making a joke, the club chose to fine him along with the league. Fine. It was not a malicious act but whatever.

Then Bakayoko suffers through a week of racist abuse including during the game where there were monkey chants and bananas being waved around. The lega said nothing, not even a slap on the wrist for Lazio and our club did not back Bakayoko either.

Then the late to training incident happened, where Bakayoko apparently had car trouble and arrived an hour late, a legit reason, but Gattuso decided to make an example out of him and fining him plus sending the entire team into a ritiro. Then is emerged that this over reaction from Gattuso came because all the players were not showing good discipline in training. So he used Bakayoko to make an example out of him

I get that he should come on when his coach asks him to, but you have to admit that the club and Rino have both been sh!tty to him. Not to mention how he must feel about the lega actions that were taken on him for holding up a shirt in jest, but nothing was done about the racist abuse hurled towards him

QUOTE (Danny @ May 8 2019, 12:51 AM) *
At least we won?

No question there's a new order in European football. One which looks remarkably like the 70s and 80s coming back. Ajax, Liverpool...

Meanwhile the traditional powerhouses Milan, Man Utd, Real, even Barca are now starting to dwindle.

The final four in the UCL was a big clue as to where things are.

The new order is Liverpool, Ajax, PSG, Man City, and to an extent Juve and Bayern.

But as long as our manager is allegedly calling our black players negros, we're not getting out our hole any time soon.

I would lump Liverpool and Ajax along with Milan, Real etc. They have 5 and 4 European Cups respectively, sure they have gone through ups and downs, but they always remain huge clubs in my mind. Maybe for Ajax it's more of an uphill climb, but they're not some trendy jaunt in the CL like PSG or City.

And really you mention those clubs but take Real out of the equation when they have won the thing for the last 3 years running...

I actually think Spurs are the far more exciting and important team in the equation right now. PSG and City have bottled it at every chance they got, I barely even take them into consideration when discussing potential CL winners
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Rino putting in Mauri for the injured Biglia instead of Bakayoko ...

Talk about petty man...

Our season is on the line and he pulls this BS!
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Apr 28 2019, 11:57 PM) *
Honestly, we weren't really playing that great. Except for the Atalanta game, which I think has been our best showing this season, all other games were just us huffing and puffing to get the bare minimum.



Cutrone is an excuse of a striker. He's be great for a team like Genoa, but for a team with CL ambitions? Not even worthy of a bench warmer. I admire his grit and passion, but he's just very poor.

Disagree, I think we were playing very well up until the Napoli Coppa game and a couple after it. I don't think we were all that great against Atalanta either, the end result flattered us. We've been going downhill since the Roma game though and it has been getting worse and worse with each week

QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Apr 29 2019, 11:05 AM) *
So... Milan will stick with Gattuso until summer. Then we part ways. What a stupid decision!!!

I agree that it's a bad decision but most reports are claiming that they can't find anyone who can come in for just a month and make a difference

They're not going to sign a Conte or Mourinho now (if they're at all possible), so I don't know who we can get on an interim basis that could dig us out of this tbh

QUOTE (Danny @ Apr 29 2019, 01:32 PM) *
Since 2012 it's the only kind we've made.

Eh, the new management has so far made very smart decisions. Rino is not their guy. They went ahead with him this season because he had not deserved to be let go simply because he wasn't their guy, but now his position has become untenable. Apparently during the press conference he said that he does not get a reaction out of this group even during training. That's worse than bad, and I honestly don't understand how they can leave him in the position when that is the case.
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Apr 28 2019, 09:10 PM) *
I told you, Rino has to go.

Well most of the problems come down to bad transfer decisions. Kessie is one of the stupidest football players I've ever seen play in constant first team football. He's pretty much useless in modern football so we should sell him ASAP.

Suso is a joke. Just like a few other Milan players who are simply unworthy of wearing our shirt. But it all comes down to the terrible decisions Fassone and Mirabelli made. Splashing money on Bonucci, signing overhyped players like Conti and Kessie, bringing in German rejects like Hakan and Rodriguez... not a single good decision.

Up until a month and a half ago things were still going well and we were playing relatively good. It's just been a complete nose dive since the Inter game and it's spiraled to the point where Rino has to go now, not at the end of the season, not next week but today if possible.

And it pains me to say this because this is another legend that was brought in with no experience and no knowledge as to how to take this team to the next level. But up to the Inter game he had steered the ship well imo. Thatbeing said, you can clearly see now that he's gone completely off the deep end and has zero clue as to how to right the course. He's out of ideas and his substitutions today continued to solidify that.

Kessie, is the most frustrating player I've seen in a while. I'm sorry to say this but he's an idiot simple as that really. Every pass he makes I just slap my hands to my head and go "WTF! Why??"

Fassone and Mirabelli f@cked us over no doubt about that, but I just don't understand how the team that was playing so well in December and January could turn to this. Just unbelievable how things have completely spiraled out of control. And I think a good few players have played themselves out of the club this week. Between the performance in the Coppa semi and today it's just abhorrently bad stuff.

QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Apr 28 2019, 09:12 PM) *
And the captain adds some flavor to this disaster. Thanks guys, you're really something else...

I understand his frustration.

Look today is completely on us. But the refereeing has been going against us all season, with blatantly bad calls that have harmed us more than once this season

Add to that the Bakayoko fiasco with Acerbi's shirt and then the racist chants plus the giant banana being waved at him on Wednesday against Lazio when the game should have been called off by the referee but was allowed to continue, and things are bound to boil over

The majority of Romagnoli's yellow cards this season have come from him talking to the referees, this when he is the captain and has the right to do so, and yet refs still card him for doing so.

We've been f@cked over by refs in countless games this season, our players were investigated and fined by the league for holding up an opponent's shirt in jest while Lazio's fans hurled racist abuse at our players and that fascist club of their's was allowed to get off scott free with not even a single word coming from the league to even acknowledge that such disgusting behavior took place. Not once but twice

So I can understand how a player like Romagnoli can lose it. I've comepletely lost it too with this disgrace of a league and country we play in

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Apr 28 2019, 09:41 PM) *
I think our players are simply unworthy. Save for 4-5 names, our roster is full of garbage. People like Conti, Rodriguez, Kessie and Calhanoglu are absolutely appalling to watch. Add to all that an incapable coach like Gattuso and you've got a recipe for disaster. You just don't deserve to go the CL.

Agreed

The players have disgraced themselves and this jersey this past month. They're all a bunch of unworthy knuckle heads

Honestly, from the starting 11 today, I'd only want to keep Romagnoli, Bakayoko, Donna (didn't have a good game either but oh well), Paqueta, Cutrone and Hakan as a rotation guy, the rest can f off at this point
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Also, these players...

There are just no words to describe how stupid I think they are in terms of footballing IQ. Paqueta is the only one that makes smart passing decisions, and most of the time no one is on the same wavelength as him

Kessie is as dumb as a f@cking post. Suso goes out of his way to slow down the play to crawling pace, Rodriguez spends more time running and passing towards our goal than he does towards the opponent's goal. Hakan tries and tries but nothing comes off, Conti looks like he should be playing in a Sunday league at this point.

Honeslty, I just can't take watching this anymore. Seeing players who are getting paid millions being unable to make a single smart passing decision during the entirety of a game is just too f@cking much
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Honestly cannot take watching this team anymore

I've been a staunch supporter of Rino but this is beyond bad. He needs to go, today before tomorrow

We've been in 4th place since October or November and we've f@cked it up in the span of a month with just a single victory since the derby loss

Leo and Paolo will find it difficult to do, but enough is enough, we need to make a change to try to save our season at this point
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Posted on: Apr 14 2019, 05:22 PM


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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Apr 14 2019, 04:00 PM) *
Agreed.

Also, why isn't anyone mentioning that it was Acerbi who started this debate that is "unworthy of sport"?

Because he's the white Italian dude would be my guess and him and Immobile were acting all hurt and indignant about it afterwards

If the FIGC imposes bans on our plays, the club should take immediate legal action if possible

Utterly backward mentality in that country
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Posted on: Apr 14 2019, 03:49 PM


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Anyway, are you all following this Kessie Bakayoko mess?

Apparently, Acerbi before the game said some things along the lines of Lazio are better than us in ever positiion etc, etc and Bakayoko replied on twitter with "OK my friend, see you on Saturday"

Then after the game him and Kessie apparently paraded Acerbi's shirt in front of the Curva in a sort of ironic gesture, which made Acerbi and Immobile incredibly butthurt

Now the FIGC is apparently investigating this.

Imo this goes to show the utter hypocrisy of this league and why it's still a million miles behind other leagues.

So they bury blatant racism against players but this, some ribbing from rivals is being investigated... Unbelievable
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QUOTE (Danny @ Apr 14 2019, 01:26 AM) *
This is what Crotone forums are like, isn't it (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

Most likely.. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

QUOTE (William405 @ Apr 14 2019, 01:40 PM) *
Pipo: I just don't think you understand the difficulty of getting to 4th place, specially with a team that is in constant change without an established superstar.

Gattuso, imo, still didn't do anything to deserve a sack in my eyes.

He deserves another season for sure, and with a slightly better equiped squad.

For me the most important thing is that we get 4th place. And, at the moment it will be down to consistency but also luck... We just can't seem to pull away from our competition. It would just be a shame to see Roma/Atalanta get 4th place and not Milan. Since, we know very damn well that they will drop out very quickly out of this competition. While, for us it will give us just the boost we needed in terms of finance to get our squad to the next level.

I understand Fillipo's point about getting a big name coach though. Someone with experience at this level would definitely help. That being said, Rino hasn't done anything to deserve being let go. And if he does manage to get 4th than that would mean that he has done more for us than all the previous coaches since Allegri (with a stacked squad that is) have done. So that has to be respected

I am worried how we'd fair in the CL though. The squad definitely needs 3 top notch improvements imo or else we'd risk humiliation at that level

QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Apr 14 2019, 03:04 PM) *
If Milan want to speed up things and make a decisive move forward, they either should sign a superstar, find a instant supertalent or sign an experienced coach. Or else we'll be stuck in years with baby steps - 7 or 8 years to cling on to the 4th spot, next season a early exit in CL (group stage), then after 2 years perhaps 3rd etc etc. By this plan we will be back in (real) business by then end of the new decade.

This year has been year zero for the umpteenth time now, but I believe that next summer we'll start from a solid foundation which will mean that we won't have to reset to zero once again. If Gattuso is successful in getting us CL football then I feel it would be a mistake to let him go as that would be step back for us in terms of consistency. Not to mention the fact that he would deserve to keep his job

QUOTE (William405 @ Apr 14 2019, 03:19 PM) *
I don't think an experienced coach will change a big deal, but that's just my opinion.

Hmm, I think he'd give us that something extra that Rino currently cannot. Gattuso atm is slightly limited tactically, and that has been to our detriment at times. So I wouldn't say that someone like say Conte wouldn't change things, because I think that he would
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Apr 13 2019, 09:47 PM) *
Parma away
Torino away
Bologna home
Fiorentina away
Frosinone home
SPAL away

No big names but still a tough calendar.

The 2 bolded ones are the most worrying but at the back of my mind, I feel like we're more likely to f@ck it all up against Frasinone or SPAL (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

I think Roma have a tougher fixture list, same with Lazio, but I just don't trust that we can see this through to the end considering how we've been playing as of late. Only good thing going for us is that both the Rome clubs have been just as bad
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Apr 13 2019, 07:31 PM) *
If Rino loses tonight I think he will and should be sacked.

Meaning now or at the end of the season? Because sacking him now would be a mistake imo

Anyway, that's moot. A massive 3 points tonight.
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QUOTE (Danny @ Apr 13 2019, 02:50 PM) *
Be interesting to see how Montella does back at Viola.

He'll be good for them, they're at this level

We'll see about Rino, if he gets 4th I think he deserves the chance to stay for another season
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