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QUOTE (X-Offender @ May 13 2021, 09:26 PM) *
Very slim indeed.

I think Juve will lose to Inter or at most get a draw, and we and Atalanta will win our respective games.

Juve should go out fighting for their lives against Inter. It's not a done deal imo

Let's just finish this against Cagliari
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Posted on: May 13 2021, 07:40 PM


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QUOTE (William405 @ May 13 2021, 04:39 PM) *
Damn didn't know that. I thought it was head-to-heads no matter what..

in the case of a 3 way tie no

Still I think the probability of this happening are very slim
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Posted on: May 13 2021, 04:24 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ May 13 2021, 03:11 PM) *
Yeah, I am confident we will win regardless if Juve win or draw. Obviously if they lose we are officially in, assuming Atalanta do not lose.

Don't even want to imagine a scenario where we try to walk the Cagliari game as we have done some others in recent months (thinking Samp, Udine and Sassuolo here)

We have to go out strong and kill the game early

QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ May 13 2021, 03:34 PM) *
Why is Atalanta important? What happens if Atalanta lose?

If Atalanta lose next weekend (unlikely imo but could still happen) and we win, then it could get seriously complicated for us if we then lose to Atalanta. This of course is assuming that Juve win both their games. Because if this scenario happens it's a 3-way tie, in which case a mini-table is formed comprising of us, Juve and Atalanta, and in that table we'd end up last. Meaning no CL
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Posted on: May 12 2021, 10:12 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ May 12 2021, 10:03 PM) *
If Juve draw, we'll need the draw. If they win, we'll need the win. That's all there is to it.

But let's not make calculations. Just win the game and be done with it. We're almost there.

True true

It's in our hands, that's all that matters here
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Posted on: May 12 2021, 09:52 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ May 12 2021, 09:39 PM) *
Don't think I've ever witnessed a 7-0 win in my +20 years of being a fan. I only remember three 6-0 (Inter, Fiorentina, Torino again).

Anyway, not much to say. We get the win against Cagliari on Sunday and we're mathematically in the CL next season.

Games like this and the Juve one just make me feel bitter sweet though

The dip we went through through March and April is why we're in this scrap to get CL when we should be closer to Inter considering how we started the season and finished last year. Such a wasted opportunity

But, I have faith that we'll come back stronger next year

And it's good to see a coach like Pioli pulling the reigns back after things got a bit away from him. If Paolo and the rest give this man a competitive team for next season, we'll make a further step forward imo

QUOTE (X-Offender @ May 12 2021, 09:44 PM) *
They're 5 points from Benevento. They'd have to lose both games and Benevento win both for them to get relegated. So, job not yet done, guys. But I have faith in Inter to crush Juve on Saturday.

That's right, Juve play on Saturday, we play on Sunday. So, we'll already know the result before starting our game.

Hmm, ok. Not mathematically but realistically it's probably job done on their end.

AS for Juve. I said this before. But it would be truly poetic to see Antonio Conte plunging Juve into their dark days as both Inter and us have suffered through for the last decade. We started the job last Sunday and I'm hoping Conte will finish it.

I think if Juve lose points there it's job done for us even without winning against Cagliari then because we have the head to head on them
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Posted on: May 12 2021, 09:38 PM


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QUOTE (Rossoneri7 @ May 12 2021, 09:32 PM) *
Belotti on the bench, does that mean he is leaving this summer? Could that possibly be to Milan?

If i understood the Italian announcers he was a yellow away from suspension. So I guess the Toro coach figured he'd rather have him for the more winnable game next weekend against Spezia
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Posted on: May 12 2021, 09:31 PM


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We made Turin our b!tch this week btw. So beautiful
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QUOTE (William405 @ May 12 2021, 09:27 PM) *
8-0 and we get belotti on a discount

If only

We have to get him this summer. But whoever advised him to sign that contract back in 2016 (?) should be shot. He's wasted his best years at Toro

Vlahovic would be awesome as well but there's no way we'll pay what Fiorentina want. And if he doesn't watch it he'll waste away there as well
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Posted on: May 12 2021, 09:27 PM


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I think yesterday was the anniversary of the 6-0 against Inter. Maybe this is some sort of commemoration match...
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Posted on: May 12 2021, 09:25 PM


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Rebic hattrick

We should stop now, this is not nice
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Posted on: May 12 2021, 09:21 PM


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If only we had home form half way as good as our away form. We would have pushed Inter to the final day.
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Posted on: May 12 2021, 09:19 PM


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QUOTE (William405 @ May 12 2021, 09:18 PM) *
Rebic never celebrates ahha

Ice cold

2 goals and 1 and a half assists today (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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Posted on: May 12 2021, 09:10 PM


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QUOTE (William405 @ May 12 2021, 09:09 PM) *
Nevermind

Pfff

Sassuolo... They're Juve's bItches. No way Juve would have lost this one
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Posted on: May 12 2021, 09:09 PM


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Pioli with his Krunic obsession...

Why not give Hauge some decent play time FFS?
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Posted on: May 12 2021, 09:08 PM


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Theo....


What a goal
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Posted on: May 12 2021, 09:01 PM


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Please confirm for my mathematically challenged mind. Cagliari are safe from relegation if things stay as they are correct?
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Posted on: May 12 2021, 09:00 PM


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Kessie is so casual in front of goal FFS. He should have scored twice from open play today
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Posted on: May 12 2021, 08:59 PM


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Another big game from Diaz. We simply have to keep him imo

We get the job done next weekend and we're back in the CL

Conte has to be the one to put the nail in Juve's coffin. It would be poetic
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Posted on: May 10 2021, 09:27 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ May 9 2021, 10:19 PM) *
Don't forget Tonali as well.

Not sure about Diaz. I mean, in all honesty, he's been rather anonymous throughout most of the season, but the kid has talent and is a great utility player to have. It really depends on whether Paolo and co. will want to spend that 20M or not.

I think Tonali is already factored in since his loan is practically an obligation due to the 10m we paid upfront. How much do we have to pay for him? Totally forgot the numbers, I know we paid 10m for the loan. Can't remember the rest though

QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ May 9 2021, 10:20 PM) *
Caldara as well. All of them are (IMO) worthless to us and should be shipped off. Perhaps Conti could stay as a backup.

As for Diaz, I don't think he's what we need to be honest. Today he played a great game, but overall he is too inconsistent, tactically too uncordinated and he does not seem to fit into Pioli's system. I'd rather we spend the money on a true winger with quality.

Ugh! Forgot about Caldara as well. This is the problem with all these loans without obligations. Sure they're off your hands for a few months, but you're basically just lumping the problem for a later time.

I think we can recoup something from Conti and Caldara. But not anything decent. Some Serie A clubs will surely be interested

As for Diaz, he is a bit of a lightweight, but the raw talent in there. I think 20m would be fair as he does have a high ceiling and could get us good profit if he can develop his end product.

Plus I disagree tha he doesn't fit Pioli's system. He's quick, good with the ball at his feet, isn't afraid to press the opponent, can play one touch passes in tight areas. If he could improve on his final pass and finishing, he'd be a top player imo

QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ May 9 2021, 10:21 PM) *
Yes, exactly.

Btw whatever happened to Tonali? I mean today was the perfect time to send him in, but Pioli somehow preferred Krunić and Meite instead.

THIS though

One things Pioli has frustrated me to no end with. Tonali is practically our player, and yet he's giving minutes to Meite over him. We all know Meite is going back to Toro, so what's the point? Same thing with Hauge. Pioli prefers to give minutes to Samu and Diaz over him. And while I have been advocating for Diaz to stay, we don't know if that can happen, so if he goes back to Madrid, we're mostly developing Real's player now instead of our own. And we all know Samu is out this summer so again, what's the point?

QUOTE (X-Offender @ May 10 2021, 01:18 PM) *
Indeed. Krunic I can understand cos it's the same kind of move Carlo used to make with Ambrosini in order to hold on to the result (although Krunic is crap and not comparable to Ambro in his heyday), but Meite rather than Tonali didn't make much sense.

Anyway, it seems that Ibra's injury might not be that serious. Not sure when he can be available again. Saelemaekers also suspended for the Torino match, so we'll have to invent some stuff upfront. I'd go with Leao-Hakan-Diaz behind Rebic.

Honestly, Krunic is nothing like Ambro though. He's terrible defensively and adds nothing aside from a few heart stopping moments - for us that is.

Krunic must go this summer

One of the major factors for why we dipped so much after the winter break is exactly players like Krunic. This cannot be the level of players coming off the bench and rotating our starters if we want to seriously compete next season. Especially if we have to factor CL into the mix. Krunic, Samu, Dalot, Meite, etc. All bring with them a huge dip in quality when they replace the starters. It's why we've struggled so much these last few months with injuries and general fatigue setting in on the overused players. Aside from the obvious ST and LW starting positions that need to be filled this summer. We MUST find proper backups for our key players.

RB/LB - huge issues when either Theo or Calabria are out. Conti and Laxalt are coming back while Dalot will go back to Man U. We have to sell both of them and bring in 2 reliable players. Maybe not explosive players like Theo but players you can rely on

Kessie back up - We practically ran Kessie into the ground this season, I'm still astonished that he's basically stayed injury free all season. We have to find someone with similar characteristics

Hakan back up - We've tried many different variations here but a proper AM has to be brought in, most especially if we lose Hakan this summer, which would increase the problem tenfold.
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Posted on: May 9 2021, 10:08 PM


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QUOTE (X-Offender @ May 9 2021, 10:04 PM) *
Both MotM, especially Tomori.

Agreed.

I think we all agree that the club must keep Tomori

But where do you all stand on Diaz? I personally think we should keep him as he has a huge ceiling. Do you think he'd be worth the potentially 20m Real would ask for him? And with buying both of them that would mean potentially 48m already being taken out of the budget before the window even opens

Plus we have issues with practically all of the loaned players coming back (Conti, Laxalt and some others)
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Posted on: May 9 2021, 10:04 PM


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Btw, we have better head to heads on both Juve and Napoli now. Absolutely crucial if it comes down to the wire


Inter better do us a solid and pummel them next week. I'm thinking Conte will want to beat his old club. If we win and they lose again, we're home free imo
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QUOTE (X-Offender @ May 9 2021, 09:57 PM) *
Indeed! Finally we showed some balls. We weren't spectacular, but we were compact and determined. Sometimes that's all you need.

This win is gigantic, but it will mean nothing if we don't win the next two games. I don't want our CL to be determined against Atalanta.

Ibra's injury is a huge blow. This is exactly when we needed him. As Han said, games like Torino and Cagliari are his bread and butter.

Too true

Honestly with this team, I can see us winning this game and then f@cking up against either Toro or Cagliari, who have both been much better this 2nd part of the season.

Let's see if this can boost us for the rest of the season, similar to what happened last season after we won against Juve




Btw, have to admit that after Kessie missed, I was like, well that's CL for another year. I completely thought we would let our heads drop and Juve would jump on that opening. And they sort of pressed the gas for 5 minutes but then started misplacing passes again, and I was like, okay we can do this. But that penalty could hav been a 40-50m pen for this club. Kessie has been immense this season, but he should not be our taker

Games like this make me wish we had the full squad against them back when we played them in the first round. Juve have been appalling all season imo
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QUOTE (William405 @ May 9 2021, 09:51 PM) *
Amazingggg defending right? It's somewhat in lur identity to have amazing CBs!

Tomori had a bit of a stumble these past 2 games. But today he was immense.
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Btw, Diaz should be on the keep list imo. Huge potential.


As for Pioli. Tactically perfect game. I was worried about the Diaz inclusion as I thought he would be too lightweight against that Juve mid/defence. But it was an inspired move
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QUOTE (William405 @ May 9 2021, 09:46 PM) *
No, I want second place...**** Atalanta!

Agreed

Still, getting CL is the goal here. I want to be ahead of Atalanta as well. But I think winning the next 2 games will be enough for us
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