Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )


655 Pages V   1 2 3 > » 

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Yesterday, 12:19 AM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


QUOTE (Danny @ Aug 24 2019, 01:17 AM) *
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Equally, we're a midtable side so what harm is there in trying something completely left field?

We're not a midtable side, we ended up 5th but the current decisionmaking will bring us back midtable.
  Forum: Matches · Post Preview: #421070 · Replies: 64 · Views: 892

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 23 2019, 08:14 PM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


I must say Maldini and Boban disappointed me. Leonardo at least tried, he gave a fair chance with Higuain and especially signing Paqueta.

This summer has been a complete mess.
  Forum: Transfers · Post Preview: #421066 · Replies: 289 · Views: 17,654

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 23 2019, 08:13 PM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


So I read Biglia got injured. What a shocker.

Next I read Giampaolo will try Hakan as regista in Biglia's place. That's great. Hakan regista, Suso TQ, Castillejo SS... what could go wrong, huh?
  Forum: Matches · Post Preview: #421065 · Replies: 64 · Views: 892

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 23 2019, 01:13 PM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


QUOTE (X-Offender @ Aug 23 2019, 01:54 PM) *
But Leao is a great prospect. His former coach at Sporting said a few days ago that hes shown the same potential that Cristiano had at his age. So, heres to hoping...

Same was told about Silva. I doubt that hes anywhere near that kind of talent but anyway... Is yet another prospect what we really need the most? Were a team filled with prospects and talents. Leao wont have the same immediate impact that Correa would have made. So I think its just another blunder.
  Forum: Transfers · Post Preview: #421060 · Replies: 289 · Views: 17,654

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 23 2019, 11:36 AM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


The thing that doesn't get in my head is why have we splashed 30M for Leao as a potential sub player all the while we are only 10M short for Correa who seems to be our top priority because we're not giving up on him? How does this make sense?

Yes, we expected Silva and maybe Castillejo to be sold. But why not invest first in Correa, and then if and only if we have the chance grab Leao as well? I'd be more then fine with Piatek and Correa as first strings and a experienced but much cheaper sub then now lacking one of the key ingredients.
  Forum: Transfers · Post Preview: #421056 · Replies: 289 · Views: 17,654

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 20 2019, 09:35 PM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


QUOTE (X-Offender @ Aug 20 2019, 12:20 AM) *
Well, only two years ago Sarri turned Mertens from winger to CF and he scored a shitload of goals. Or Pirlo from trequartista to DM. Same with Pjanic.

Players do evolve and change roles, it has nothing to do with the 80s and 90s. Whether it will work for Suso, that's a big question. Sometimes I think he can pull it off, sometimes I think we should have signed a proper trequartista instead. But I agree that starting the season with such a big question mark is not a good thing.

Hopefully we can sign Correa.

Pirlo's switch happened almost 20 years ago. I'll give you Mertens but it's more of a rarity nowadays.

I think we're in a terrible mess. The coach want's to play a certain, specific, antiquated and more complicated system but I somehow doubt we're even half-way equipped for this. Sure, Bennacer might turn out good, and sure Krunić might be okay (I doubt this very much, but let's assume). But we still lack the true possession DM like Ambrosini or more recently Bakayoko. I don't think Bennacer alone is gonna cut it and Kessie...well I don't expect anything out of him. Next we still lack creativity even though we have a bunch of players who are creative, but we don't know where exactly to deploy them in the new system. Next we need a TQ but none of the options (and we have a bunch of them) feels extremely comfortable in this position nor did our test matches (Serie C team, Kosovo team, American tour too far off - why don't we play something like the Berlusconi Cup anymore, with Inter and Juve??). A next we lack the gem player that connects the TQ and Piatek. Not to speak that if Piatek gets injured we have no other sub then the Leao kid. And we still got a bunch of players that are either useless or surplus to our system. If this would be mid-July I'd say were doing okay, but hell...

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Aug 20 2019, 01:31 PM) *
Bonaventura was terrible for two years before his injury. Doubt he can make a difference now.

Bona wasn't terrible, that's a harsh overstatement. He was good and also never really got the chance to play in midfield.
  Forum: Transfers · Post Preview: #421054 · Replies: 289 · Views: 17,654

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 19 2019, 04:21 PM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


Surely he can't. That something clubs used to do in the 80s and 90s, turning wingers into TQ and such. But nowadays... I really don't think so. What a mess, we're starting the season almost completely unprepared and unequipped.
  Forum: Transfers · Post Preview: #421049 · Replies: 289 · Views: 17,654

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 19 2019, 01:30 PM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


But Atletico is really admirable. How shrewd their operations work and how many talents they tend to discover/land. It's really a great model.
  Forum: Transfers · Post Preview: #421045 · Replies: 289 · Views: 17,654

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 18 2019, 08:36 PM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


Sorry, missed that one (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
  Forum: Transfers · Post Preview: #421042 · Replies: 289 · Views: 17,654

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 18 2019, 07:00 PM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


Good god, Milan is so boring and predictable.
  Forum: Matches · Post Preview: #421037 · Replies: 64 · Views: 892

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 18 2019, 06:56 PM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


We should not blow out of proportion Suso's TQ play. I mean he had one good friendly game and perhaps the one in Kosovo but that's hardly important. MilanNews also jumped the gun with him being marked as very good for the TQ.

I'm not convinced he's good for that position and agree with Han, he's too selfish and too self-centered to fulfill his main duties.
  Forum: Transfers · Post Preview: #421035 · Replies: 289 · Views: 17,654

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 17 2019, 09:15 AM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


QUOTE (X-Offender @ Aug 16 2019, 10:45 PM) *
If you keep thinking like that, then our team is full of holes. Which it is. Many players we have are not good enough. But the point is to take it for what it is and hope the few new signings we've made this summer will only strengthen us from last season. Plus hope that Giampaolo proves to be a capable coach.

I never expected us to make miracles in this signing campaign given we are coming from the biggest financial loss in many, many years and also being kicked out from Europe. But considering the limited resources, I think Boban and Maldini have done a decent job. Obviously we still need 1/2 quality signings, so here's to hoping for that.

Wow, you just basically said that all good things lie in hope. Don't get me wrong, I agree with you. But having it said that bluntly makes me expect even less.
  Forum: Transfers · Post Preview: #421019 · Replies: 289 · Views: 17,654

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 17 2019, 09:14 AM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


Agreed.
  Forum: Transfers · Post Preview: #421018 · Replies: 289 · Views: 17,654

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 15 2019, 10:09 PM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


Okay...
  Forum: Matches · Post Preview: #421010 · Replies: 64 · Views: 892

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 15 2019, 10:05 PM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


Based on?
  Forum: Matches · Post Preview: #421008 · Replies: 64 · Views: 892

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 15 2019, 08:39 PM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


But you trust Bennacer and Krunić? I'm worried about more positions then just one.

Also, what has the coach to do with all this? It's a business decision to start the season with just one pure striker. I get it, it's probably a risk worth taking, but still...
  Forum: Matches · Post Preview: #421005 · Replies: 64 · Views: 892

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 15 2019, 04:51 PM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


Taking gambles is one thing, having a coach that deploys a special way of play/system and not being able to provide the necessary players is another. IMO we need a good trequartista, very good SS and a reliable backup striker, perhaps a veteran or at least someone with experience.
  Forum: Matches · Post Preview: #421002 · Replies: 64 · Views: 892

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 15 2019, 08:56 AM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


I think the problem is we lack money. And for some reason we're not especially good at selling/offloading our players this summer.

I mean is it so hard for us to find a buyer for Silva and Rodriguez?
  Forum: Transfers · Post Preview: #420992 · Replies: 289 · Views: 17,654

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 15 2019, 08:54 AM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


QUOTE (X-Offender @ Aug 15 2019, 12:29 AM) *
Because me saying we're fine in attack was supposing we'd sign Correa (or any other striker for that matter). We'd have Piatek, Correa, Leao and Borini (Silva and Castielljo on their way out). Four strikers for two positions. Very logical.

So, I don't see how the fact that Piatek has not been performing in this pre season has anything to do with that.

It isn't a matter of logic or counting for that part, it's just that you have the right to push the alarm bottom when you think it's appropriate but when I do it you're playing cool.

Anyway, Correa wasn't signed. Giampaolo's system thrives on a good AM and a prolific striker. Look what a experienced Quagliarella achieved. Now we put all our eggs in one basket with Piatek, even if we somehow end up with Correa. Look at his stats: 20 in 130 (okay, mostly as a right wing/mid). I think he's a good SS but not the main finisher. And if Piatek gets injured or out of form (which he is now) we have a veteran and a kid to cover him, whose goal ratio is 1 in every 4th or 5th match.

All I'm saying is Giampolo likes strikers and if Milan puts everything on Piatek without any other viable option on deck we won't be getting far.
  Forum: Matches · Post Preview: #420991 · Replies: 64 · Views: 892

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 13 2019, 11:04 PM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


What am I making up? I said there will be a problem in our attack because everything is depending on Piatek and all (present) alternatives are unreliable. You said I'm exaggerating. Now you state that Piatek didn't score a single goal in a few games and suggest this could be a problem. What's made up?
  Forum: Matches · Post Preview: #420987 · Replies: 64 · Views: 892

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 13 2019, 04:41 PM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


Maybe we're counting on Strinić or Laxalt to cover the RB? But yes, you're right, it wouldn't be very good to do this. Also, I've read that we don't want to sell Conti and rejected Werder outright.
  Forum: Transfers · Post Preview: #420986 · Replies: 289 · Views: 17,654

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 13 2019, 09:45 AM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


The Fernandes rumor died off it seems. Now I see lots of talk that Donnarumma might leave for PSG in a 50M deal and we might reinvest the money in Isco (70M) or James (45M). Correa seems to be off.
  Forum: Transfers · Post Preview: #420979 · Replies: 289 · Views: 17,654

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 13 2019, 09:43 AM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


No we haven't. You were the one who counted him in when you were telling me that I'm exaggerating unnecessarily.
  Forum: Matches · Post Preview: #420978 · Replies: 64 · Views: 892

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 12 2019, 10:58 PM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


QUOTE (X-Offender @ Aug 12 2019, 01:38 PM) *
Piatek 0 goals in 5 friendlies thus far is a bit concerning...


QUOTE
You tend to do this. You exaggerate when you're being negative. If Piatek gets injured, we'll still have Correa-Leao, with Borini or even Suso in case of emergency as back-ups. So, how exactly would we be f@cked?


So why worry about Piatek when we have Correa, Leao, Suso and Borini to step in an score if needed, right?
  Forum: Matches · Post Preview: #420974 · Replies: 64 · Views: 892

Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Aug 12 2019, 10:54 PM


Primavera
Group Icon

Group: Moderators
Posts: 18,116
Joined: 5-April 06
From: Croatia, Zagreb
Member No.: 1,564


70M based on one good season. Hmh,...
  Forum: Transfers · Post Preview: #420973 · Replies: 289 · Views: 17,654

655 Pages V   1 2 3 > » 

New Posts  New Replies
No New Posts  No New Replies
Hot topic  Hot Topic (New)
No new  Hot Topic (No New)
Poll  Poll (New)
No new votes  Poll (No New)
Closed  Locked Topic
Moved  Moved Topic
 

Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 25th August 2019 - 04:50 AM