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Fillipo Simone
Posted on: May 8 2019, 12:26 PM


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I get your point but it's a slightly different position/situation. Milan was packed with world class players back then - an people wanted more. Klopp has a average to good team and he's getting the maximum out of them.
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Posted on: May 8 2019, 08:51 AM


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I don't think anyone here would have called for Klopp to resign? That's absurd... he's the sole responsible person for getting Shaqiri, Origi and such a team to the final - now twice. I think everyone sees that.
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Posted on: May 7 2019, 10:09 PM


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Well, idiotic move by him. He deservedly got suspended. Only his youth is a excuse.
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Posted on: May 6 2019, 11:19 PM


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QUOTE
“These are important points, as we were sixth earlier today, now we are right there for the Champions League. We’re not in great shape and knew we had to work hard, which we did,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

It was a tense week already, as the squad went into a five-day training retreat to prepare for this game, largely because Bakayoko turned up an hour late to training because he ran out of petrol.

“The players were angry with me because I kept them away from their families for five days, so I told them to turn that anger into positive energy on the field and I think they did that.

“We were a little predictable, but anyone who has played football knows in these difficult moments, it’s best to keep it simple and avoid costly errors.”

However, it was a game filled with tension, as Lucas Paqueta was sent off for slapping the referee’s hand away after a booking and will be suspended against Fiorentina.

In the opening minutes, Gattuso asked Bakayoko to warm up after a Lucas Biglia injury, but he was so slow that the Coach called up Jose Mauri instead and the two men exchanged clear insults on the touchline.

“What happens is our business and it happens in our dressing room. I asked Bakayoko to get ready, he took a while, so I called up Jose Mauri.

“We wear a prestigious jersey, I have to be clear and honest. I waited seven or eight minutes and he hadn’t even put his shin-pads on. I’ve told many Coaches to get stuffed in my career, it ended there. We’ll see, it’s all about respect.

“The players can say anything to me, but the main thing is that they don’t lack respect for their teammates and the dressing room atmosphere.

“We have other priorities right now. We’ll see at the end of the season, like a school report, who behaved well and badly. Anyone can insult me on the touchline, but we’ll meet in a room eye-to-eye and see.

“I want to sort this out in the dressing room and talk in my language, which I cannot do on television. So we have to focus on the victory and not waste time on other issues.”

Now Milan risk being without Paqueta for several weeks, as he was sent off or slapping the referee’s hand away.

“Paqueta is young and I don’t think he even realised what he was doing, putting his hands on the referee. It irritates me and we have to improve that aspect too, but he’s young and naïve.

“We have to think only of ourselves. We ended the game not with 10 men, but seven, as there were several with cramp and who hadn’t played 90 minutes in a long time.

“If you look at our squad, we’re giving our all at this moment. We’re not in the best shape right now, that’s obvious, but with all our injuries, the change of club ownership and everything else we’ve been through, we’re doing all we can.

“I want to thank the 50,000 fans who showed up tonight, as I thought they were going to jeer us, but they cheered the team on from start to finish.”

Source: FI

He exactly refuse... but... well - he's a complete idiot, that Bakayoko.
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Posted on: May 6 2019, 11:13 PM


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I don't believe this.
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Posted on: May 3 2019, 11:03 PM


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Is it the same kind of injury of something else this time?
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Posted on: Apr 29 2019, 11:05 AM


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So... Milan will stick with Gattuso until summer. Then we part ways. What a stupid decision!!!
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Posted on: Apr 28 2019, 09:12 PM


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And the captain adds some flavor to this disaster. Thanks guys, you're really something else...
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Posted on: Apr 28 2019, 09:10 PM


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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.
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Posted on: Apr 28 2019, 12:19 PM


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Obviously names like Mourinho, Klopp or Ancelotti won't sign for Milan. So we gotta settle for other options. Seedorf worked IMO and should have got a better chance, Inzaghi wasn't good. Mihajlovic and Montella were not as bad as one might think. That being sad, I don't think it's particularly necessary to re-examine the whole pallette of coaches we had prior to Rino. Bad management + bad players choices/signings + inexperienced coaches - what's there to expect? And this especially for Mirabelli and Fassone who in the end resulted, very unsurprisingly, with a disaster of their own.

The mistake Leo and Paolo made is simple: they should have gone for Carletto all the way. I'm positive Ancelotti would have signed for Milan this summer if we tried convincingly to sign him and also offered Rino his old position or some back room position. But well - we wanted to be fair and give a chance to the man who made the best out of a messy season.

But no more memory lane. Bringing in Liverpool now to the discussion brings little because there's little comparative material. Our survival depends on reaching 4th spot. Take a look at what happens in Germany for example - interim coaches and fireman managers at Schalke, Stuttgart, etc. shake up teams and bring them to success with new motivational impulses. Same happens in Serie A with Bologna under Mihajlovic. Hell, same happened when Cesare Maldini replaced Zaccheroni at Milan. So I really think that if Milan is unable to strike a deal with say Conte, we have to let go of Rino and bring in a fireman. At least that way we're trying to do something other then slowly watching this team and all hope die a slow death.

But well, perhaps we'll win Torino today ... and well ...
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Posted on: Apr 26 2019, 09:34 AM


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Almost none of the players were there decision, so it won't happen. At fault are Fassone and Mirabelli who splashed much money into nothing.

Also, keeping Rino was fair choice back then - even if it was mostly for sentimental reasons. But now he must go.
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Posted on: Apr 25 2019, 11:57 AM


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Well I’m not sure its clear Gattuso is gone if we reach 4th. And to expect these bunch of kids to play without a leader to be motivated is probably too much. If this is true and it became apparent that Gattuso is gone no matter what, we really need an interim coach.
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Posted on: Apr 25 2019, 11:09 AM


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There's a difference. With Man Utd you have at least players like Pogba, Lukaku, de Gea who are proven champions - and clearly underperform.

With Milan you don't have a single player bar Rodriguez who has had 2 or 3 stable good seasons with his clubs prior Milan.

The big difference is however that this team needs leadership and guidance. It's the youngest Milan ever and the youngest starting XI in Serie A. If Gattuso lost the team the situation is dire.

But X-O I understand your position - yet our main goal is to secure CL. Now I don't know about you but I'm in panic mode right now. If Milan doesn't win and look considerably better come Sunday and Torino, we have to do something. Since we cannot change our players, the best thing IMO would be to sack Gattuso and bring in a fireman who could try bring some positive effect in the team and shake up things temporarily.

Look at how the change from Inzaghi to Mihajlovic resulted instant (and temporary) change. Sure, this is low-table survival tactics, but CL is crucial. We gotta do all we can to achieve that. And Milan under Gattuso looks completely dead right now - that's how many now awful games in a row?
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Posted on: Apr 24 2019, 09:46 PM


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Here is a preview of what Milan under Gattuso looks like in big games:

Milan - Lazio 2:1
Milan - Roma 2:0

Juventus - Milan 3:1
Milan - Inter 0:0
Milan - Napoli 0:0
Milan - Inter 1:0 (e.t.)
Milan - Lazio 0:0
Lazio - Milan 0:0 (win on penalties)
Juventus - Milan 4:0

Milan - Napoli 2:3
Milan - Roma 2:1
Inter - Milan 1:0
Milan - Juventus 0:2
Lazio - Milan 1:1
Napoli - Milan 0:0
Roma - Milan 1:1
Milan - Inter 2:3
Juventus - Milan 2:1
Milan - Lazio 1:0
Juventus - Milan 1:0
Milan - Napoli 2:0
Milan - Lazio 0:0
Lazio - Milan 1:0

That's 7 wins (1 on penalties) in 23 games. 1 win in 4 games against Inter. Two finals lost with zero goals scored.

Today we went out with 2 shots on target and a staggering 4 total shots. Yes, our team isn't good enough. But that's not all.
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Posted on: Apr 24 2019, 09:31 PM


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Hope? Of course we'll lose. Big match - Milan loses.
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Posted on: Apr 20 2019, 11:40 PM


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Yes, they are responsible. I think they were sentimental and didn't have the heat to sack Rino after he coached us through a fair post-Montella period. If it wasn't Ringo but someone else (no Milan legend), he would have probably been gone.
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Posted on: Apr 20 2019, 06:44 PM


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Let's hope Roma will too.

But honestly, what can we expect other then failure if we keep on playing like this? I think some players need to be benched: call it resting or sending a message, I don't really care.
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Posted on: Apr 20 2019, 03:08 PM


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QUOTE (Rossoneri7 @ Apr 20 2019, 04:59 PM) *
OK so at this point Leonardo and Maldini are to blame?

No, Gattuso.
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Posted on: Apr 20 2019, 02:11 PM


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What Milan needs and has been needing for years now is a coach with experience, someone who constantly knows what he's doing and has the needed experience to confront issues and problems as the occur during the season.

This is pointless. Gone are the days when you can sign a shoemaker and Serie B coach.
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Posted on: Apr 20 2019, 01:54 PM


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Second half was alright? You realize that we play for CL football and survival? While Parma is almost a relegation side?

The confusion created with subs like Biglia or Cutrone, the lack of ideas and general predictability which is addressed by absurd doubling or even tripling of positions (Castillejo - Suso - Borini; Cutrone - Piatek). The stubborn deployment of players like Rodriguez or especially Borini who is one dimensional and should get playing time - but for Christ sake, not as right fullback unless it is absolutely necessary.

This is the n-th time we start a match with zero idea and zero aggression. We did so against Udine as well. There's no sign of change of attitude. It's hopeless, unless of course Lazio and Roma help but I don't see that happen.
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Posted on: Apr 20 2019, 01:46 PM


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Awful performance. Helped by awful choices.
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Posted on: Apr 20 2019, 12:35 PM


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Agreed.

Awful match, awful attitude and gameplay. But what's new? Y'all be shouting again that Gattuso is blameless. Just think about this - 5 away matches, 2 shots on goal by Milan. We play awful football and if we somehow remain 4th it will be a gift by Roma and Lazio.
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Posted on: Apr 14 2019, 04:00 PM


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Agreed.

Also, why isn't anyone mentioning that it was Acerbi who started this debate that is "unworthy of sport"?
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Posted on: Apr 14 2019, 03:04 PM


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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.
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Posted on: Apr 13 2019, 08:26 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Apr 13 2019, 10:11 PM) *
Kessie is just dumb.

You realize that now, don't you? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/devil.gif)
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