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Fillipo Simone
Posted on: Jan 22 2020, 06:07 PM


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Indeed.
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Posted on: Jan 21 2020, 12:50 AM


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Posted on: Jan 20 2020, 10:47 PM


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Is it? I used to praise Gilardino. The thing with youngsters is that they usually end up being hyped based on youtube clips. I'm not against them per se, I'm just cautious because mostly I don't have a clue how good they are.

Olmo plays for my home team. I've seen him countless times and he has the intelligence and quality to become very good. Is it enough for us? Not sure. Is it what we need? Well, we need creativity like that but... I don't think youngsters like him alone can do the trick.
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Posted on: Jan 20 2020, 10:44 PM


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Man, you forget what kind of team we have. The thing you suggest is way too complicated for the selection, quality and mentality of our players. We gotta keep it simple and I think this is precisely why Pioli was appointed. This and money issues.

Suso I almost gone; I hear he requested a transfer. Good. But if we're gonna switch him with Cengiz Under this is yet another own goal. Next should be Castillejo (who obviously is Pioli's new starter and won't go away), Kessie and a few others.

I'm still not sold on Leao. His finishing is terrible. Reminding me of Robinho at times.

Rebić is good but inconsistent. Ideally he'll be rotated and switched with Bonaventura.

Can someone explain to me why Paqueta has been crossed off like he's Balotelli??
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Posted on: Jan 19 2020, 09:57 PM


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Olmo is great. Untested but a big potential.
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Posted on: Jan 15 2020, 11:25 PM


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I just hope Mourinho forgot to tune in.
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Posted on: Jan 1 2020, 02:27 PM


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Well, I get what you're talking but the gap is still big IMO. Is any Italian club even near of winning a trophy in Europe bar Juventus? I don't think so. All the while Man Utd may be crappy yet still win EuroLeague titles and have a decent run there. Arsenal are very bad as well but were insurmountable for Milan in our last meeting.

I think English teams are much much better in general. Not so much in terms of player quality, but in overall management, marketing strategies, projects, etc.
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Posted on: Jan 1 2020, 02:01 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Dec 29 2019, 02:05 PM) *
Elaborate what?

Why you think Serie A is near(er) to EPL in terms of quality. I must disagree.

QUOTE (Rossoneri7 @ Dec 30 2019, 12:22 PM) *
Impotency? Let me quote Mourinho for you

It's a simple equation really.

Last season we had the same squad, yet scored a lot more. I understand your position, but it's more then just that.

QUOTE (X-Offender @ Dec 30 2019, 09:10 PM) *
We've reached an agreement with Barcelona for Todibo, loan with right of purchase. Waiting for the player's decision.

Just what we need. Another teenager to fill in. Idiotic strategy...
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Posted on: Dec 29 2019, 11:56 AM


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QUOTE (Rossoneri7 @ Dec 28 2019, 10:44 AM) *
Defenses in the MLS are not as tactically oriented as Serie A. The overall quality improved yes I agree, but the defenses Zlatan faces are not the same and hence I am skeptical he can bring in the same goal tally.

But what I am confident about is him bringing the fire into this team.

Even a third of the goals he scored for Galaxy would mean a huge improvement compared to the level of impotency we're currently at.
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Posted on: Dec 29 2019, 11:54 AM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ Dec 27 2019, 01:52 PM) *
To a certain extent. I clearly don't think Serie A is the best league in Europe, La Liga is. But I think the gap between Italy and England, for example, has been reduced substantially.

Care to elaborate?
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Posted on: Dec 26 2019, 08:51 PM


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He's nowhere near Kaka. Speed was always an integral part of Rickys game. Ibra on the other hand has still plenty to show for us at this moment. Naturally I don't expect him to score 20+ goals but he'll surely beat Leao's and Piatek's staggering goal total.
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Posted on: Dec 26 2019, 03:19 PM


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I think we lack proper management, that's about all. With experience and a good plan results would come and we could build our way up as long as it takes. But with this management? A non-existent president, two rookie legends who both showed countless signs of vanity but no true know-how and a hedge fund counting our every move so they can sell us to yet another adventure it really looks grim.

Yet, I believe things could still change fast.

We need Ibra more then ever. His winning mentality will once again bring in a champion in the team. Never mind his age, even if he turns out to be unable to perform with regularity he'll be sorely needed as a presence.

Next we should find a proper management tandem and fire Boban and Maldini ASAP. Only if we lack resources or options should be keep the duo and give them another chance.

The amount of bad decisions they've made is staggering. Piatek for one was a bad signing, for that kind of money and considering his limited ability. A row of questionable moves, be it in terms of quality (Rebić, Krunić) or prize (Leao, again Rebić), the inability to free us some space and money (Rodriguez, Biglia, Hakan, Castillejo), no real conception or feeling what the team needs and on top of it a poor choice of managers. It turns out they completely missjudged Gattuso who seems to be potentially a very good manager. Especially since they knew (obviously) that we cannot afford a more experienced coach who's won something like Conte or even Spalletti.

All wrong moves. So, the change should start from upper management. Then we should try find adequate replacements for our team. We need a rebuild.
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Posted on: Dec 15 2019, 11:59 AM


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Indeed.
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Posted on: Dec 9 2019, 08:49 PM


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Any news regarding Ibrahimović?
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Posted on: Nov 25 2019, 11:18 PM


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Naturally it is.

Napoli is in bad shape but we made them look even worse. The same happened to Roma as well. And Lazio to an extent.

We're simply a catastrophic team. Insecure, completely lost, no leader, no true passion, no grit or idea. It's time we changed the core again because releasing players like Biglia or Hakan won't do the trick alone.
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Posted on: Nov 24 2019, 04:32 PM


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Sadly. Anyone watched the game? I tried, but failed. We're so bad it's really a pain to watch. Even good or solid teams look bad when playing with us.
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Posted on: Nov 10 2019, 10:46 PM


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Kessie is terrible as well. I guess Pioli tried to rely on Bonaventura's experience. But not that this sub mattered. Krunić was bad, Bona as well.
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Posted on: Nov 10 2019, 08:42 PM


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Posted on: Nov 10 2019, 08:41 PM


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Why is Conti starting again?

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Posted on: Nov 10 2019, 05:26 PM


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Juve-Milan coming up. No one here to comment or give line-ups and pre-match media writings. Well, as expected. How low have we fallen...
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Posted on: Nov 4 2019, 05:50 PM


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Yet we have to consider the conditions of our present time.

Hamburger SV never were a true German giant, they just had much success in the 80s (and some in the 50s and 70s). Leeds is huge, I didn't want anyone to get insulted. But in terms of titles they cannot be compared to any of the top English clubs. I think Milan is in a whole different league then the likes of Forest, Leeds, HSV, etc. Not that this can be helpful or a dire warning to us.

But to answer R7, our 7 CL titles won't show up on field. But the will show up for the marketing and business side. Milan still can attract investors because unlike the aforementioned clubs (bar HSV) Milan is located in a relevant and attractive city (Milano) and still represents a prestigious brand. Now everything can be devalued and Milan could easily face the fate of Leeds etc. But our history makes us still attractive to potential buyers. If we find a suitable parton we can hope to get rebuild one day. Until the we have to forget about sporting results, hope we somehow crawl into the CL and manage to up our prize and then again hope to get sold to the right owner. There's a lot of ifs and buts, I'm completely aware.
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Posted on: Nov 4 2019, 12:53 PM


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Again, Milan ain't Leeds. We have history and value, I think someone will come and pick us up soon enough.
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Posted on: Nov 4 2019, 12:02 PM


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Really? No comeback? I'm very skeptic myself but...
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Posted on: Nov 3 2019, 09:35 PM


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Interesting match.

Calabria-Duarte looking very bad tonight.

Castillejo had perhaps the best game in his Milan career but then got injured. Talking about luck...
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Posted on: Nov 1 2019, 11:10 AM


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I think there's still much to do.

In January we need a new right fullback. Abate would help now sooo much. Calabria finally proved his limitations while Conti is just Serie B material. We need a stronger and more pass-friendly fullback. Or even try Rodriguez (who is terrible at the moment but still better IMO) there.

Next we should try the Duarte - Romag combination. If that doesn't work perhaps Rodriguez - Romagnoli? He used to play CB for Switzerland so I don't think it would be that strange. His passing is better then Musacchio and Romag, so this could be a improvement.

Next we should bench Kessie. I was watching yesterday, the sheer stupidity with which he operates plus the amount of onforced simple errors is disastrous. Please put in Krunić, put in Bennacer and Biglia with a double pivot, anyone else... And in January, please bring in a normal DM and get us rid of both Kessie and Biglia. O how I miss Bakayoko...

Next is attack. We tried without Suso, but deploying Castillejo is like trying to play with 10 men. He's yet another junk player we signed from Spain and I hope he's headed there back soon. Useless. The irony is that I think GP system might have worked if only we tried playing without Suso. Now that we are back with the trident, there's little to do. Against teams like SPAL I would deploy Rebić-Leao-Suso, but what against teams like Lazio? I'd bench Piatek and Suso but the options are very short here.
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