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Jack Sparrow
Welcome our new mid-fielder Riccardo Montolivo. Once upon a time, considered the next great Italian mid-fielder, but he's never reached the heights he promised.



Montolivo: Stat Assessment

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Riccardo Montolivo has written an open letter to fans after he left Fiorentina for Milan earlier this month.

The midfielder signed a contract until 2016 with the Rossoneri last week after refusing to accept a new deal in Florence.

“Before beginning my Euro 2012 adventure with the national team, with the hope of being there as a protagonist, I would like to thank the Della Valle family, Fiorentina and Florence for all these wonderful and unforgettable seven years spent together,” he said on the club’s website.

“The memory of this experience will always remain in the heart. They were seven very intense years, full of joy and pain, satisfaction and tears, which saw us as protagonists in Italy and on the prestigious stage of the Europa League and Champions League.

“I will never forget the scream of joy when Gila [Alberto Gilardino] scored at Anfield [versus Liverpool], as I will never erase from my memory the twin battles, epic and unfortunate, against Bayern Munich.

“I was the captain of this team and I felt on my skin how important the armband was. I wore it with pride and passion, proud to be the reference point for my teammates and for the Viola.

“In life and in professions, relationships can break down and not always in an understandable and painless way for everyone. Behind every reaction, comment or opinion, I have always felt, however, that I have had the passion for this purple shirt that represents the true heritage of Fiorentina.

“There will be times, places and ways to remember my seasons in Florence and the choices made. Although some see me as an enemy, I can only wish joy and satisfaction to Fiorentina, Florence, to my former comrades and all the people who work every day in the club with passion and dedication.

“Finally, I’d like to send a greeting and a warm embrace to those who stood by me during these years.”

Montolivo, signed from Atalanta in 2005, has joined the Rossoneri on a free transfer.
acid911
Welcome. cool.gif Hope he can do some magic on the football pitch. Can't wait to see him play!
Fillipo Simone
Yep. I do expect much of him. Milan was persistent in signing him, hopefully he'll turn out to be better then Aquilani at least.
Zed.D
He looks like he could be Buffon's younger brother (or sister for that matter).
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I've never rated him mainly because every time I've watched him, he's been underwhelming. normally he has very good technique, ball control, vision, passing, etc. his problem is more a matter of being a choker in bigger games.

Here's hoping he was just a late bloomer and does great things for us. I'm willing to give him that chance.

Welcome Ricky!
Jack Sparrow
Don't even think of calling him Ricky! dry.gif That name is taken.
CHU-LIP
Welcome, Riccky. smile.gif
Zed.D
QUOTE (CHU-LIP @ May 24 2012, 11:39 PM) *
Riccky. smile.gif


Haha!
William405
His first step in "stepping up" is non other than the Euro 2012.The fiorentina case is behind him,fresh start with Milan,so he should be mentally ready,and hopefully do well.
kurtsimonw
He's going to be a star for us.
Jack Sparrow
He better be. We're running short of those...
Fillipo Simone
QUOTE (kurtsimonw @ May 25 2012, 09:25 AM) *
He's going to be a star for us.

Sarcasm or?
Zed.D
I think it's obvious. tongue.gif
Fillipo Simone
QUOTE (Zed.D @ May 25 2012, 01:11 PM) *
I think it's obvious. tongue.gif

Touché devilsmiley.gif
kurtsimonw
No sarcasm. smile.gif
X-Offender
He has sort of faded away in the last couple of years, but I mainly blame it on Fiorentina and their tragic downfall. He should be able to express himself better in a quality team.
TriniKing_CE
QUOTE (X-Offender @ May 25 2012, 11:03 AM) *
He has sort of faded away in the last couple of years, but I mainly blame it on Fiorentina and their tragic downfall. He should be able to express himself better in a quality team.

Hopefully so...
rip
any news on montolivo's injury? unsure.gif
Fillipo Simone
Seems like 2/3 weeks.
KillerMax
FI reports 21 days for a thigh strain.
han2503
QUOTE (KillerMax @ Sep 3 2012, 04:36 PM) *
FI reports 21 days for a thigh strain.

Multiply that by 2 and you'll have a more accurate estimation of how long MilanLab will take to get him back
Zed.D
Wrong.

He will be back in three weeks alright but will get injured again after 2-3 games. that's how Milan's injury curse works.
han2503
QUOTE (Zed.D @ Sep 3 2012, 05:06 PM) *
Wrong.

He will be back in three weeks alright but will get injured again after 2-3 games. that's how Milan's injury curse works.

Have you forgotten the infamous setbacks on return dates?
Fillipo Simone
Let's hope for the best guys.
X-Offender
He's been nothing special so far. Very disappointed.
han2503
QUOTE (X-Offender @ Sep 29 2012, 09:03 PM) *
He's been nothing special so far. Very disappointed.

I think it's pointless to comment on the performances of individual players atm.

Nocerino: Terrible, DJ: Terrible, Monto: half decent, Prince: Terrible and it goes on and on. The team as a whole is struggling and we do not have a leader on the pitch that can drag the team to victories which results in better morale and form, thus resulting in better performances from everyone
Fillipo Simone
QUOTE (X-Offender @ Sep 29 2012, 11:03 PM) *
He's been nothing special so far. Very disappointed.

Of all the players that proved to be a let down, Monto actually isn't that bad. And that comes from me, not exactly his fan. At least he doesn't make the silly fouls Aqua used to do and has more determination. But what's there to expect? We're playing in a system in which Boban or Albertini would drown just like every fine-tuned creative mind does.
acid911
Yeah, but great players (or those destined for greatness) rise in such occasions. sad.gif Montolivo, like Aquilani, is another player cut from the cloth of mediocrity. And dare I say it, Aquilani was better in his first few matches here. With such a crisis situation here, I'd expect Montolivo to shine in all the darkness.

And a few of our players have, in limited capacity. The rest haven't like you said Han, plus the team as a whole.
Fillipo Simone
Well, we knew that from day 1. He's no real creative force, he's just a number in our team. But he's useful nevertheless.
X-Offender
He's our only creative force, and I was expecting something more from him. Sometimes he looks clumsy with the ball, and I haven't noticed any interesting through/long balls from him. Just not enough.
Ry4n
Over-rated. Still has a lot to prove.
X-Offender
QUOTE (Ry4n @ Nov 24 2012, 03:27 PM) *
Over-rated. Still has a lot to prove.


huh.gif

He's been our best performer next to El Shaarawy. Now I'm getting dubious, have you actually seen any Milan games? First Zapata, now Montolivo. WTF?!
Ry4n
QUOTE (X-Offender @ Nov 24 2012, 08:10 PM) *
huh.gif

He's been our best performer next to El Shaarawy. Now I'm getting dubious, have you actually seen any Milan games? First Zapata, now Montolivo. WTF?!



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I would say next to SES our best performers are De Sciglio and Kévin Constant not Monti sorry hes been far to inconsistent hes taking over Pirlo's role so hes got big boots to fill thats the standard Pirlo left.
KillerMax
Now I believe in parallel universes.
X-Offender
QUOTE (KillerMax @ Nov 25 2012, 02:07 AM) *
Now I believe in parallel universes.


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Ry4n
QUOTE (KillerMax @ Nov 25 2012, 04:07 AM) *
Now I believe in parallel universes.

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han2503
QUOTE (Ry4n @ Nov 24 2012, 01:27 PM) *
Over-rated. Still has a lot to prove.

Oh my...

QUOTE (Ry4n @ Nov 24 2012, 04:25 PM) *
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I would say next to SES our best performers are De Sciglio and Kévin Constant not Monti sorry hes been far to inconsistent hes taking over Pirlo's role so hes got big boots to fill thats the standard Pirlo left.

You beat yourself in the funniest post category with this gem right here

De Sciglio and Constant FFS??

DS as had a couple of promising games while Constant has been decent enough to hold a LB position which doesn't have any competition for the spot considering the other options we have

Montolivo has been on another level to most of the players in the majority of our games this season. Aside from SES and his goals, Monto is easy our MVP of the season so far
Ry4n
QUOTE (han2503 @ Nov 25 2012, 02:15 PM) *
Oh my...


You beat yourself in the funniest post category with this gem right here

De Sciglio and Constant FFS??

DS as had a couple of promising games while Constant has been decent enough to hold a LB position which doesn't have any competition for the spot considering the other options we have

Montolivo has been on another level to most of the players in the majority of our games this season. Aside from SES and his goals, Monto is easy our MVP of the season so far


lol hes filling Pirlo's void end of story , after having a failure like Aqua....anything is better who else is going to play the Mid role other then Monto you could say the same about him in respects to Constant.
Give me a break MVP laughable laugh.gif
I wish we would have bought Poli or never sold Pirlo.
han2503
QUOTE (Ry4n @ Nov 25 2012, 10:23 AM) *
lol hes filling Pirlo's void end of story , after having a failure like Aqua....anything is better who else is going to play the Mid role other then Monto you could say the same about him in respects to Constant.
Give me a break MVP laughable laugh.gif
I wish we would have bought Poli or never sold Pirlo.

Poli??

I'm sorry but are you trying to start up pointless debates because you really CANNOT be serious here!!

Aquilani wasn't a failure, just never given a proper chance because we did not want to pay the clause. Look at him with Fiorentina this season. He's been great for them. And I really can't take the Constant thing seriously. He's been an improvement, sure, but look at who he took the spot from FFS! Mesbah and Antonini! Even I would be an improvement over those 2!!
Fillipo Simone
Great? You're overrating him. Aquilani was solid with us han, he never was more then just good. You know why? He's a choker, he never manages to play 90 on a high level, not to mention more then 1 match. He has no consistency and he's doing good with mid-table ambitious sides like Roma or Fiorentina.
CHU-LIP
QUOTE (han2503 @ Nov 25 2012, 02:48 PM) *
Aquilani wasn't a failure, just never given a proper chance because we did not want to pay the clause. Look at him with Fiorentina this season. He's been great for them. And I really can't take the Constant thing seriously. He's been an improvement, sure, but look at who he took the spot from FFS! Mesbah and Antonini! Even I would be an improvement over those 2!!

Great post.
Ry4n
QUOTE (han2503 @ Nov 25 2012, 04:48 PM) *
Poli??

I'm sorry but are you trying to start up pointless debates because you really CANNOT be serious here!!

Aquilani wasn't a failure, just never given a proper chance because we did not want to pay the clause. Look at him with Fiorentina this season. He's been great for them. And I really can't take the Constant thing seriously. He's been an improvement, sure, but look at who he took the spot from FFS! Mesbah and Antonini! Even I would be an improvement over those 2!!

lol i'm not trying to start anything i don't want to have a debate at all Han theres no need. Maybe this forum should start to go even more dead before anyone can have a different opinion then yours Han ? Its pretty much dead here as it is. You seem to not be able to take any of my posts seriously should i care really do i value your opinion so highly...
Ry4n
QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Nov 25 2012, 05:20 PM) *
Great? You're overrating him. Aquilani was solid with us han, he never was more then just good. You know why? He's a choker, he never manages to play 90 on a high level, not to mention more then 1 match. He has no consistency and he's doing good with mid-table ambitious sides like Roma or Fiorentina.


+1
X-Offender
QUOTE (Ry4n @ Nov 25 2012, 12:23 PM) *
lol hes filling Pirlo's void end of story , after having a failure like Aqua....anything is better who else is going to play the Mid role other then Monto you could say the same about him in respects to Constant.
Give me a break MVP laughable laugh.gif
I wish we would have bought Poli or never sold Pirlo.


Fillipo Simone
Let's keep it not personal smile.gif
han2503
QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Nov 25 2012, 01:20 PM) *
Great? You're overrating him. Aquilani was solid with us han, he never was more then just good. You know why? He's a choker, he never manages to play 90 on a high level, not to mention more then 1 match. He has no consistency and he's doing good with mid-table ambitious sides like Roma or Fiorentina.

I didn't say he was great for us, just that he's doing great for Fiorentina wink.gif Which tends to support your latter statement about him doing well for mid-table sides wink.gif

Anyways, the Aqui chapter is closed, I just wish that we could have shown some decency and class in the whole saga. Especially when Allegri was resorting to playing Munatri in every which way as long as Aquilani didn't get a sniff in.

Btw, have I said lately how much I just can't wait for Muntari to be fit?!! Can't wait to see all the creative ways Allegri will try to incorporate him into his 100 different formations rolleyes.gif

QUOTE (Ry4n @ Nov 25 2012, 01:31 PM) *
lol i'm not trying to start anything i don't want to have a debate at all Han theres no need. Maybe this forum should start to go even more dead before anyone can have a different opinion then yours Han ? Its pretty much dead here as it is. You seem to not be able to take any of my posts seriously should i care really do i value your opinion so highly...

Did I say that we couldn't discuss things??

But what you've been saying just seems like a joke to me. It's like you're trying to antagonise people by naming our most average players and saying they're great while being indifferent or not wanting our best options to play. It's like you're looking for pointless debates. Give me one other person here who would prefer Acerbi over Zapata, or one other person who thinks Constant of all people is one of our best performers of the season, I can gaurantee you that you won't find any
Ry4n
QUOTE (X-Offender @ Nov 25 2012, 07:37 PM) *

Real mature... dry.gif
Ry4n
QUOTE (han2503 @ Nov 25 2012, 07:54 PM) *
I didn't say he was great for us, just that he's doing great for Fiorentina wink.gif Which tends to support your latter statement about him doing well for mid-table sides wink.gif

Anyways, the Aqui chapter is closed, I just wish that we could have shown some decency and class in the whole saga. Especially when Allegri was resorting to playing Munatri in every which way as long as Aquilani didn't get a sniff in.

Btw, have I said lately how much I just can't wait for Muntari to be fit?!! Can't wait to see all the creative ways Allegri will try to incorporate him into his 100 different formations rolleyes.gif


Did I say that we couldn't discuss things??

But what you've been saying just seems like a joke to me. It's like you're trying to antagonise people by naming our most average players and saying they're great while being indifferent or not wanting our best options to play. It's like you're looking for pointless debates. Give me one other person here who would prefer Acerbi over Zapata, or one other person who thinks Constant of all people is one of our best performers of the season, I can gaurantee you that you won't find any


Maybe just maybe its my opinion and you should not get so antagonised by it? There seems to be a nice little clique of people that seem to jump on the bandwagon when ever the situation desires its makes this forum not worth logging in for also probably the reason less and less people come back here. Also since your a mod may i ask why the register is closed to the forum for new applicants so we can have a broader opinion on Milan.
X-Offender
QUOTE (Ry4n @ Nov 25 2012, 06:08 PM) *
Real mature... dry.gif


You've been laughing to my face and refusing to provide any arguments whilst I was seriously trying to prove my point, and now you're calling me immature? Heh, I guess it's my own fault for even bothering to reply to such a dimwitted turd.
Ry4n
QUOTE (X-Offender @ Nov 25 2012, 08:20 PM) *
You've been laughing to my face and refusing to provide any arguments whilst I was seriously trying to prove my point, and now you're calling me immature? Heh, I guess it's my own fault for even bothering to reply to such a dimwitted turd.

lol your the one posting trolling pictures my friend and now calling me a dimwitted turd keep it coming bro im not as petty laugh.gif
Fillipo Simone
Stop this, immediately!
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