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TriniKing_CE
Posted on: Aug 30 2019, 05:37 AM


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Honestly what was worrying for me was hearing Giampaolo openly discuss switching the formation back to 4-3-3 after just the one game in.To me it seemed discouraging to hear such a lack of confidence (in his own plan) so very early on. After just the first game, to consider such a drastic change seems a bit ridiculous/ premature /unecessary to me...

Maybe I'm just being pessimistic now as well... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) loll

But we'll see...
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Posted on: Aug 30 2019, 05:34 AM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Aug 29 2019, 07:02 PM) *
Man, the negativity in here. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

Let's be a bit more patient. I get your frustration and pessimism, but the season has barely started, and the Udine game shouldn't be a real indicator cos we were playing an abomination of a line-up.

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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Aug 29 2019, 07:32 PM) *
Yeah, yeah - Bennacer and Leao weren't in the first team.

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neither was our starting LB (Hernandez).
neither were either of our hopeful starting CBs (re: Caldara / Duarte).
nor was Bonaventura.
Borini was started... Back up material
Castijello was started (should be sold)

There were so many things which could still very much be easily improved upon.
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Posted on: Aug 20 2019, 12:44 AM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Aug 19 2019, 06:20 PM) *
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.


We also have Bonaventura... 🤷‍♂️
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Posted on: Aug 15 2019, 03:44 PM


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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Aug 15 2019, 04:56 AM) *
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?

I don't get why we'd want to sell Rodriguez, sure he was one of our weaker spots last season, but he is also the preferred backup to Hernandez.

Silva isn't that impressive and we paid quite a bit for him, he was always going to be fairly difficult to offload if we are hoping to recover the majority share of what we purchased him for.
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Posted on: Aug 8 2019, 06:35 AM


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QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Aug 7 2019, 07:52 PM) *
That sums it up. :-) Add to it the fact that we need to rebuild in a way that does not cause us further FFP problems. This means we cannot afford big name signings (I keep hearing Modric, but I am not convinced it will really happen), we need to reduce our wage bill (some progress has been made towards this goal but we are still too high), and we need to start generating serious plusvalenze with our players (which is what has been driving our mercato, including the sale of Cutrone).

Like it or not, even if all goes well, it will be a few years before we can expect to challenge for scudetto or compete at an international level beyond the group stage. For now, 4th place is our target this year, and even that will be tough (I am optimistic, but not comfortable we will get there).

The optimism I feel is relative to the past:
- The last years under B&G were a complete disaster (and have sunk us deep in a hole). Even the year we won our last scudetto we had already entered our downwards spiral, and it kept getting worse from there.
- The Chinese interlude was as bad (if not worse). Lots of optimism after what looked like a great mercato, but in hindsight we M&F picked the wrong players and overpaid them.
- Arguably Montella had a decent playing style, but it did not work for us (wrong players?) and he could not motivate the team (especially towards the end). Gattuso brought much needed grinta, but he was somewhat limited in his tactical approach.

What is different now?
- A coach who may not have a great track record but is rated highly by his peers and has a reputation for increasing player value (which in theory should help generate the plusvalenze we badly need). Y'all may not like the 4-3-1-2, but at least there is clarity in how we play, and our players seem to be adjusting to it. Hopefully Giampaolo's attacking style will be effective enough to see an end to the painful draws with lesser teams.
- A decent mercato strategy, which is oriented towards increasing the value of the team, and consistent with what our coach is asking for (this is different from what we had with B&G, I remember Leo asking for a winger for his 4-3-3 and getting Huntelaar instead; M&F were not much better, doubt it they paid much attention to Montella). Our new players may or may not work out, but this approach offers hope (and is definitely better than looking for "have beens" and other rejects and overpaying them).
- A new owner that is treating Milan as a medium term investment, trying to make decent money and not just turning the team around for a quick sale. Why does this matter? Because for the team to gain in value we will need to start getting results in the field. IMHO, Berlu never really treated Milan as a business (more like a "shiny toy" to help his political career and other business ventures), it was a "parking lot" for friends and family, and once he lost interest it all went downhill rather quickly. As for Li, I am sill trying to understand what he was trying to accomplish.
- New leaders that are well respected by fans and others in the soccer world. Please keep in mind that both M&B were quite negative in the last few years, so someone must have done a good job at convincing them that there is real hope. True, they do not have a lot of experience (especially Maldini), but there are people with experience behind them, and they help with the image of the club.

Bottom line ... patience :-)

Lovely post... Agree with most (if not all). ;)
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Posted on: Aug 7 2019, 06:12 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Aug 7 2019, 11:35 AM) *
But when you think about it, we're in better shape now than 4-5 years ago, when we were finishing 10th in the league.

Last season we missed the CL for one point, our best result since 2013.

And I am hopeful for next season.

Yes... This!

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Posted on: Aug 7 2019, 02:46 AM


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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Aug 5 2019, 05:25 AM) *
We also need a deep lying midfielder, especially is Kessie and Biglia are gone.

Bennacer (IMG:style_emoticons/default/devilsmiley.gif)
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Posted on: Aug 6 2019, 03:41 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Aug 6 2019, 10:35 AM) *
Dude, we ARE! Giampaolo plays 4-3-1-2. Suso is being used a trequartista behind the two strikers.

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Posted on: Aug 6 2019, 03:15 PM


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QUOTE (Rossoneri7 @ Aug 4 2019, 01:22 PM) *
Cutrone had to be sacrificed to fund the Leo transfer. Leo is a great partner for Patrik, he is tall, has good skills and can create space. I like it already.

Bennacer is an excellent purchase as well, Milan have done two good moves there.

Think this season will be one where Milan is finally challenging for a 2nd or 3rd place on the podium. Not taking anything away from Napoli, inter, Roma or Lazio; but Milan finally seem to have a strong squad to challenge for the same.

I'm feeling pretty optimistic as well. We've had some really bad luck last season... Caldara, Bonna, Conti, Strinic, and those were just the injuries of exceptional length. Sure we can have a stroke of bad luck again, but I'm hoping the tides can turn a bit. Not to mention that two of our best players last season only came in January. If we manage to keep the momentum in the transfer market going and no big exits without a suitable replacement, I think we have good reason to be optimistic.
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Posted on: Aug 6 2019, 03:09 PM


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QUOTE (han2503 @ Aug 4 2019, 07:12 AM) *
Bennacer made official this morning btw

I'm really liking the new social media stuff from the official club pages, we're finally in the 21st century

I was recently telling my friend this... It's a lot more engaging and interactively styled. Gets fan more involved with the team, rather than just on the pitch. Hope they can manage to keep it up throughout the season as say the EPL clubs and such do. Juventus had a mini documentary series on Netflix a time. Would love if we became relevant enough again for something of that sort... Anyhow, baby steps lol.
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Posted on: Jul 12 2019, 02:13 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Jul 10 2019, 09:48 AM) *
Empoli's president said we'll sign Bennacer from them in the next two days.

Great, so now we're becoming the new Empoli.

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Question: Have u guys seen Bennacer play?

Or are your concerns based mainly on the fact that he's coming from a relegated side, so you question his quality and ability to improve our side?

EDIT: I didn't watch Empoli's games, but from what little I have seen (game highlights and YouTube mainly), and when he played against us, he has talent; seems like Pacqueta esque style player. Ball control, composure (& flair). Granted that we've lacked these types of players for a while, and while Pacqueta has added an essential bit thus far, I'm a little concerned about the pairings all together at once. I don't want it to be an exhibition match...

But pessimism aside, if we get them to knock th ball, and build chemistry, we can be onto something really nice.
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Posted on: Jul 9 2019, 05:21 PM


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It's still early in the transfer season.

Two decent acquisitions thus far... One in the form of a LB which needed much attention.

So I'm hopeful moving forward... Just trying to remain clam & patient.
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Posted on: Jun 29 2019, 04:48 PM


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Seems to be a bit of confusion over the EL pull out.

Here's an article I just came across which tries to analyze it a bit.

https://milantalk.com/2019/06/29/five-reaso...e-is-good-news/
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Posted on: Jun 29 2019, 03:38 PM


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Posted on: Aug 11 2018, 10:27 PM


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QUOTE (Forza Milan! @ Aug 11 2018, 04:40 PM) *
Anyone following the RM match?

I did. We lost 3-1.
We didn't look too bad, particularly in the first half.
Also Higuain's goal was class.
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Posted on: Aug 2 2018, 12:07 AM


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I definitely agree with Han. On paper we are definitely the winners with the rumored deals (transfers & wages considered). Gonzo is a top player and a proven striker at that in Italy. He's definitely our best attacking (if not overall) signing since Ibra.

Caldara is an exciting capture as well. A talented & promising Italian defender that can hopefully form a great partnership with Romagnoli.

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Higuain has just landed in Milan, and will undergo his medical tomorrow, while Caldara is expected to arrive tomorrow.


I'm hopeful that Milan can be on the rise. Slowly but surely at that... I'm not trying to get ahead of myself. But seeing the arrival of two players who should significantly add to our lineup is exciting.

On the management end we're also seeing alot of rumors regarding reshuffles and arrivals for Executive positions.

I'm excited & hopeful for the future of Milan, although I'd be in a better position to make such a statement when the transfer market is actually closed.
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Posted on: Jul 4 2018, 01:55 PM


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Read this sometime last week

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Li has an October deadline to repay the €380m he owes Elliot Management, but it has been said that the American investment firm would own 100 per cent of the club should he fail to come up with the money in time. There is also a July deadline to repay a separate €32m to Elliot.

The initial value of the Elliot loan was €303m, inflated by interest, meaning the company would own Milan having paid out just a fraction of what the club was bought for two years ago. That has led some to suggest they are pulling the strings and told Li to reject the Commisso deal.

In theory, Elliot could go on to make an enormous profit by reselling Milan at market value.


Source:
https://www.90min.com/posts/6101578-ac-mila...ms-of-500m-deal
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Posted on: Jul 4 2018, 01:41 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Jun 29 2018, 05:39 PM) *
Li and Fassone seriously need to GTFO!

Also, Commisso, where were you last year? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sleep.gif)

I know right... My exact thoughts when his name first popped up some weeks back. *sigh*
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Posted on: Jul 4 2018, 01:29 PM


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QUOTE (han2503 @ Jun 8 2018, 03:52 PM) *
Yet Pirlo and Allegri managed to make it work at Juve.

Look, I'm not saying Pirlo was a saint, his own words in his book prove this. But the way the club handled his situation and then to let him go to a direct rival was stupidity at its finest

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Posted on: Jul 19 2017, 04:04 AM


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QUOTE (Fishdoll @ Jul 18 2017, 03:15 PM) *
Hrm. The Schick deal with the Gobbi fell through over the medical and presumed heart problems. Wonder if it's worth trying to pick him up.

Wouldn't a heart problem be a concern for any club?
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Posted on: Jul 19 2017, 04:03 AM


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I had earlier read...

Belotti has an agreement with Milan and want to join the Rossoneri. If Milan raise their cash offer deal can go through. A deal for Belotti can be closed for €60m+Niang and Paletta, according to Gianluca Di Marzio



However the last I read was...

Milan offered €60m+Paletta and Niang for Belotti but Torino president Cairo wanted €70m. After finding out that Milan have already reached an agreement with Belotti, Cairo now asks for €80m [La Stampa's Max Nerozzi]
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Posted on: Jul 16 2017, 06:41 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Jul 16 2017, 01:56 PM) *
Eh? Is Cairo nuts or is he just playing around? 60M + those two is the max offer I would make if I was Fassone. If Cairo doesn't accept that he can f*ck off.

Yup agreed.
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Posted on: Jul 14 2017, 08:09 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Jul 14 2017, 02:13 PM) *
Man, I'm so excited for the new season! Can't wait.

This... +1

QUOTE (han2503 @ Jul 14 2017, 02:24 PM) *
So can we take stock of what's happened in the last 48 hours or so?

So we've signed Bonucci for 40m + 2m bonuses and Biglia for 17m + 3m bonuses

We've also sent Berto on loan to Genoa (dry loan but they will pick up all his wages), Lapadula is heading to Genoa with Berto for a 2m paid loan with obligation to buy next summer for 11m and we've also sent Felicioli on loan for 2 seasons at Hellas Verona. I don't know if I'm missing anything, but I'm expecting more exits in the coming 2 weeks (not expecting a lot of business to be done while we're in China)

Honestly, all the we need atm is the top class CF we've been trailing all summer and a couple of good rotation players and we're basically set. I actually can't remember the last time - if ever - we concluded our business so early in the summer. When we start the Serie A season the new squad will have had a full pre-season to train with each other plus 2 competitive games under their belts

Even if we leave Auba/Belotti for the last minute it's still a big win for us

So true... It's fantastic that we have an almost complete side to go through the entire preseason together. And considering the number of new faces that will be paired up together, it would give us maximum time to work together and learn each other, to build chemistry etc.

I'm already completely pleased. All we need now is to get rid of the dead weight. Any additional signings (that I also have a feeling is going to happen) would just be a Huge BONUS.
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Posted on: Jul 14 2017, 07:34 AM


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Rebublica claims that Milan offered Torino 40m + Niang &Paletta for Belotti yesterday, Torino are asking for 20m more.

However La Stampa claims that Milan's newest offer is 55-60m + Niang & Paletta.

3.5m/yr + bonuses for the player.
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QUOTE (Danny @ Jul 13 2017, 09:14 PM) *
They want 80M. They reportedly offered him to Chelsea for that amount.

This is what I saw earlier on Twitter...

Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Dortmund for 65m + 5m add ons (Bild)
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