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Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Jan 23 2019, 12:53 AM


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Meaning what?
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Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Jan 22 2019, 09:59 PM


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QUOTE (han2503 @ Jan 21 2019, 10:18 PM) *
Yes I am, and let me think.... The last decade or so fits that bill, only we weren't even getting half decent results then, which we are now.

You know, you can criticize Rino as much as you'd like but facts are facts, we're in 4th after 20 games played all while having some serious injury issues and a relatively small squad especially in terms of quality off the bench which is pretty much non-existent

Add to that he had to deal with his marquee player being mentally checked out since November

All in all, he's done a damn fine job if you ask me. What do you guys really expect? That's we'd be on par with Napoli? We knew the problems we had going into the season. The only real disappointment so far was the EL exit, but in the long run it could prove helpful for us

As for the football in general, I think we've played much worse stuff under Allegri, Montella and Pippo. We still manage to create nice plays in the majority of the games but generally lack the quality on the final ball. hat being said, Rino might not have made us beautiful to watch, but he's definitely made us difficult to beat, if Leonardo and Maldini can give him the 2 players we need in the attack that can give us that extra spark and added quality than the nice looking football will follow from there

On another note, I'm really impressed with Paqueta, this kid approaches the game with such style and quality, I'm really looking forward to seeing more of him

Perhaps. I do understand that the situation Rino got himself into isn't easy to deal with. But we had injury crisis like this under Allegri as well. Only our expectations were higher, and granted, our team better. Yet who said anything about being on pair with Napoli? But we are unable to be on pair with Lazio or Roma as well.

Yes, results are momentarily good. But we had a golden opportunity in December when Lazio and Roma were in crisis and Inter also started shaking to take a grittier approach and win points against the likes of Torino, Bologna, etc. But we never found an ounce of strength to show some face. Just like last season when the team simply disappeared on the first real European test against Arsenal, or like we hit numerous times self-destruct in important games - we caved. I really do not believe Rino can stir us to 4th place and the temporarily good position is just that - temporal. Soon we'll find ourselves back in 6th or 7th.


QUOTE (han2503 @ Jan 22 2019, 08:25 PM) *
With that all being said, we have a ridiculous schedule coming up, Napoli, Napoli, Roma within a span of a few days, thankfully we're recovering some of our injured players, but we might not still be in 4th after these game are played

Conti will also be a major boost for us, already 2 assists in around 120 minutes of football played since coming back

Conti has been very good I must admit, just what we needed. Hopefully he can maintain this form.
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Posted on: Jan 21 2019, 03:51 PM


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Are you watching Han? Tell me, when was the last time Milan played so dull and consistently bad football?
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Posted on: Jan 21 2019, 03:49 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Jan 20 2019, 07:49 PM) *
You know who's a player I would have gone after? Duvan Zapata. I've always liked the guy, and this season he's on a rampage. Scored 4 goals today against Frosinone.

Inter is after him... We're set to sign Piatek.
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Posted on: Jan 16 2019, 08:50 PM


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Not at all. Kessie is an outdated and limited player who would be virtually useless for any big team. He's simply too unintelligent and clumsy in the attacking phase and adds just a few good segments to the game overall. Just compare him with Bakayoko, who's far superior yet still not that great.
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Posted on: Jan 16 2019, 08:06 PM


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Typicall Kessie... dumb and useless.
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Posted on: Jan 16 2019, 07:56 PM


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And Donnarumma does it again. What a joke.
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Posted on: Jan 16 2019, 07:45 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Jan 13 2019, 09:52 PM) *
If Higuain leaves then we're practically f*cked.

I think his departure is sealed.
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Posted on: Jan 13 2019, 10:58 PM


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Paqueta means little to nothing, he's just a kid. Not getting Ibra and Cesc, keeping Hakan and definitively alienating Higuain thanks to Leonardo - will cost us dearly. Another 6th place is in the makings, at best.
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Posted on: Jan 13 2019, 01:30 AM


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Yes, we won. But we play horrible football for a very consistent and long period now. And very idea-less as well. I fear Paqueta will be drowned in this nonsensical tactics we play.
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Posted on: Jan 12 2019, 07:58 PM


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Milan under Gattuso... no chance of scoring goals.

Another half-blooded game.
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Posted on: Jan 7 2019, 07:52 PM


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But Boban's right you know, something has to change.

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Posted on: Jan 5 2019, 06:53 PM


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That's a grim perspective, especially since I'm almost certain that we won't make it to the CL.
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Posted on: Jan 3 2019, 05:04 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Dec 31 2018, 02:43 PM) *
I'm pretty sure it was more than 3-4 times.

Flamini started only an handful of matches every now and then. No, we surely didn't play this midfield more then 3 times.
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Posted on: Jan 3 2019, 05:03 PM


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We don't need a young midfielder, we need an experienced creator.

And well... I told you so regarding Fabregas. It was all very foreseeable.
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Posted on: Dec 31 2018, 11:28 AM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Dec 29 2018, 07:56 PM) *
Mark my words, we’ll be in the Champions League next season. We just needs those 2-3 signings in January to give us that extra boost.

It is questionable however if Milan will make any quality signings this January bar Paqueta.
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Posted on: Dec 31 2018, 11:26 AM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Dec 22 2018, 12:30 AM) *
Just remember that we played with Flamini-Ambro-Gattuso in many games. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif)

No, honestly, this particular lineup wasn't played more then 3-4 times (if even that).
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Posted on: Dec 31 2018, 11:25 AM


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We dodged a bullet with Muriel, but I doubt there are better players available on loan. I here Fenerbahce also want Fabregas and are negotiating with Chelsea.
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Posted on: Dec 29 2018, 12:40 AM


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This team has no chance of getting 4th. Roma and Lazio faced hiccups but still have the upper hand. We had the chance to build a considerable advantage but squandered everything against the likes of Torino, Bologna and Frosinone. SPAL could be next... No, sorry. Even with our best (on paper) players like Higuain and Suso on field we managed nothing and the injury crisis isn't a big enough excuse.

It will be a miracle if we reach 4th place. But all hope lies on this chore, and who do we have to achieve it: Gattuso, or perhaps yet another past Milan rookie player who wants to succeed Rino like Pippo, Brocchi and Seedorf before? Or Donadoni, who never once in his career managed to stir a team to 4th place? Or Blanc and Wenger, complete strangers to Italian football and Serie A? And this sorry excuse of a team without leadership, without heart and without soul? Sorry, I honestly doubt 4th place is achievable. Dzeko will be back, Roma will recuperate. Perhpas Lazio will stumble, but it's a big question mark.

Anyway, what if we don't make 4th spot? The endless loop continues.
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Posted on: Dec 28 2018, 09:41 PM


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Rino should be long gone, but fact is - we are going nowhere.

With UEFA sanctioning us we are tied and it seems we've entered a never ending circle. Just read what Leonardo said few hours ago - the mercato will be like in the old days, cheap and disappointing. Not because we lack ideas, but because of the financial restraints. So is the choice of Gattuso's replacement. It could be Donadoni, Blanc or some other second-rate option. We'll most probably miss out of the 4th spot; Higuain, Bakayoko and perhaps Suso will leave, we will once again try out players past their prime or gamble with youngsters - and we're back to square one.

I'm really losing hope that Milan has a bright future.
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Posted on: Dec 26 2018, 02:38 PM


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Frosinone-Milan 0:0

Embarrassing on all accounts. Goodbye Rino.
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Posted on: Dec 26 2018, 12:33 PM


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Top club like Milan? Milan ain’t no top club anymore...
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Posted on: Dec 24 2018, 12:50 PM


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And this has to do with tactics and preparation mostly. I understand that with Bonaventura gone we lack creativity, but that's only part of the problem.
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Posted on: Dec 24 2018, 12:41 AM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Dec 23 2018, 02:55 AM) *
Honestly, you can't blame him for playing Calabria in midfield. We had NO ONE available. And I mean no one. Montolivo hasn't played a game since May, not even in training. He's not an option. We only had Mauri and Hakan available.

Nevertheless, despite the injuries, I think Gattuso has just lost it. He's just not a capable coach.

Montolivo is finished but he's still better then Calabria in midfield. He didn't play a minute because of Gattuso. Now I agree he should have sidelined him, perhaps he shouldn't have picked Monto as well, but please - why not change the tactical outlook then? Playing with three right fullbacks/wingers, Suso, Calabria and Abate was a complete mess. Them not achieving more then 2 crosses is yet another tragicomical segment of his wrong approach.
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Posted on: Dec 24 2018, 12:37 AM


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Perhaps, but does are just speculations. Ibra was also realistic at a certain time.
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