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QUOTE (TriniKing_CE @ Aug 20 2019, 12:44 AM) *
We also have Bonaventura... 🤷‍♂️


Bonaventura was terrible for two years before his injury. Doubt he can make a difference now.
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Aug 19 2019, 04:21 PM) *
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.


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.

QUOTE (William405 @ Aug 19 2019, 07:50 PM) *
Damn. I saw a highlight. He looks incredible.


Him and Mbappe will become the new Messi and Ronaldo.

For Mbappe's sake, I hope he leaves PSG.
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True, but this time they paid something like 120M.
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Not Milan related, but has anyone seen Joao Felix? Probably the best player in the world for the next 10 years alongside Mbappe. Atletico have done it again.
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Posted on: Aug 18 2019, 07:13 PM


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QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Aug 18 2019, 06:57 PM) *
Thoughts about who will start / should start with Udinese?

GP has gone on record saying he will stick to players that have already been "tested" in his system, which means it probably will be the same formation as the 1st half against Modena. I am hoping to see something closer to what we had at the start of the second half, with Hakan back and Paqueta on the left. Also, would prefer to see Bona as TQ with Suso on the right (Bona did decently when he played that role, and Suso seems to gravitate to the right anyway). Up front it would be good to see Leao, but if GP feels he needs more time I would prefer Silva over Samu (both are bad, but Samu is horrible).


You meant Cesena.

Also, for the other part in bold, Suso on the right? You do realise we'll play 4-3-1-2. So, what right are you referring to?
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Aug 18 2019, 06:56 PM) *
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.


I don't buy this. There may be many reasons why he may not fulfil his duties, but selfishness is not one of them.
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QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Aug 18 2019, 06:26 PM) *
Rumors about a potential Silva-Schick exchange. Not convinced this an improvement, but Silva seems to have no drive and Schick did well under GP.


For me that is an improvement. Not that I really care that much about Schick to be honest.

QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Aug 18 2019, 06:35 PM) *
Apparently, I am not the only one who is not impressed by Suso in the TQ role (link):

(Translation: Suso cast as a trequartista is a gamble that, if confirmed, long term will not bring benefits. You need a specialist for the role, and the Spaniard is not.)


This is a difficult topic.

On one hand, I fully agree that Suso is not the best player to have there. He's a left-footed, right-winger who thrives in that position, kind of like Robben, just as an example.

Besides, we have players like Hakan and Paqueta who are more suited to play as trequartista.

On the other hand, though, for me Suso is a priceless player to have. Yes, I know that many fans like Danny and Fillipo don't rate him, and I'm not saying he's world class, but given the quality of players we have at disposal, you just can't keep someone like him out.

Bottom line is, unless a good offer comes and we ship him out for a replacement, I just can't see us refraining ourselves from the quality and creativity that Suso brings to the table, even if it's in a position that's not exactly his forte.
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Posted on: Aug 18 2019, 10:46 AM


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Suso was one of the better players last night, according to Tuttosport, along with Donna, Biglia, Paquetà and Calhanoglu.

Anyway, don’t get too upset about last night. It’s just a pre-season game that nobody takes too seriously. Juve also played against Triestina and from what I’m reading they were pretty rubbish (won 1-0).
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QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Aug 17 2019, 08:50 PM) *
Suso as TQ is a disaster, IMHO, not sure what GP sees in him.


Really? I haven't seen any of the pre-season games, but from what I've read, Suso as TQ has been a delight thus far (sans this game).
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Posted on: Aug 17 2019, 10:34 AM


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Well, given that all our signings (Duarte, Hernandez, Bennacer, Krunic, Leao) have everything to prove yet, hope is kind of what we have to do at this point.
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Posted on: Aug 16 2019, 08:45 PM


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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.
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Posted on: Aug 16 2019, 02:13 PM


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30 goals in 178 games, bench player at Atletico. You can shove those 55M up your bum.
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Atletico are asking 55M for Correa whereas we offer 38 + bonuses because we believe that’s the actual value of the player./Sky

You know, I don’t blame Boban and Maldini. Atletico are thinking in terms of the overall craze of the current prices all around, but realistically speaking, Correa is not worth more than 40M.
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Posted on: Aug 15 2019, 10:08 PM


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Based on my own research.
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Aug 15 2019, 08:39 PM) *
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...


I think Bennacer is one of the best signings we've made in the last few years.

Also, Leao's main position is CF (https://www.transfermarkt.com/rafael-leao/profil/spieler/357164).
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Well, we’re opting for Suso as trequartista, while pursuing Correa for that SS spot (who can also play as trequartista), all while having both Paqueta and Hakan who can play there, Leao as back-up striker (for whom we spent 30M). I mean, assuming we sign Correa, we’re pretty much covered in all areas for Giampaolo’s 4-3-1-2.

Maybe it’s not congruent with your ideas, but then again, he’s the coach and he knows better than all of us.

The only position I am worried about is that RCM, as I don’t trust Kessie at all.
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Looks like the following will happen, according to Mediaset:

Atletico will sign Rodrigo from Valencia for 60M
We’ll sign Correa from Atletico for 45M + bonuses
Valencia will sign Silva from us for 25M.
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QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Aug 15 2019, 03:38 AM) *
I think we can all agree that we still need someone else upfront, preferably someone that can play as a SS.

Though I fear we may be stuck with Silva and Castielljo, nobody seems interested in getting them, and I do not believe we will sell below what we paid (any minusvalenza would hurt us with FFP), nor will we accept loans. Same with Laxalt, Strinic, RR, and Hakan. OTOH, we appear to be holding on to Suso and Kessie (that or we are claiming we want to keep them so that we do not look too desperate to sell them). As for Borini, I get the feeling we are keeping him due to his ability to play a number of different positions.


Castillejo was a moronic signing. 25M for a player nobody really rated. His value now is 20M in our books, so selling him for any amount inferior to that would generate a loss. Obviously nobody is interested.

QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Aug 15 2019, 08:54 AM) *
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.


But that’s the club we are right now. We take gambles. I already said this before, because we can’t afford sure-fire players. Guys like Piatek, Leao and Correa are the best options. They’re all talented and highly rated. If they end up sucking then we’ll just have to deal with it.
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Posted on: Aug 14 2019, 10:29 PM


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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.
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Rumors about possible departures:

Silva to Espanyol
Rodriguez to Schalke
Conti to Werder Bremen
Castillejo to Villareal

Not sure about the Conti rumors (Parma were also interested a few days ago). I mean, if he leaves, we’d have only Calabria as RB...
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Posted on: Aug 13 2019, 10:58 AM


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Or even James for that matter.
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I was talking in case we signed Correa.

Why do you feel the need to make things up.
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Posted on: Aug 12 2019, 11:14 PM


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In a world where Maguire cost 87M and Lukaku 65M, nothing really surprises me anymore.
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Aug 12 2019, 10:58 PM) *
So why worry about Piatek when we have Correa, Leao, Suso and Borini to step in an score if needed, right?


Oh, I had no idea we had signed Correa. Must have missed that.
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Fernandes seems to be the real deal, though. Great talent and superb stats. Would be too good to come true.
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