AC Milan Thread [2010/2011]

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Xifio

The Von Trapps
the Milan defence is a joke, though it was does not come as a surprise ... Cesena have taken their chances well ... it will need a lot more tactical organization in defence to make up for the lack of quality ...

Ibra is often playing from the right, or from deep ... not a problem coz he's putting in excellent balls, but there is ZERO movement from Ronaldinho ... Pato's dribbling has been ridic, but has been far from dangerous areas ...

Ambrosini is going to get himself sent off at the rate he was going ... his movement was good, but he's been involved in a few incidents where you could see a repeat resulting in a second yellow ... EDIT: bring on the Prince! give the armband to Pirlo ...

hope Allegri either gives Ronnie a kick up the backside and 15 minutes to prove himself, or he takes him off straight away for Robinho[od] ...
 

rony31

Team Captain
Xifio;2930817 said:
hope Allegri either gives Ronnie a kick up the backside and 15 minutes to prove himself, or he takes him off straight away for Robinho[od] ...

Got your wish. Robinho on for Ronnie with 35 minutes left. Defense is a joke, don't know why Boateng isn't starting in place of Rino or Ambrosini to be honest, they're both just tired legs.
 

Xifio

The Von Trapps
when it's not your day, it's not your day ...

lots of lessons to be learnt ... plenty of potential there ... hope they brush off the negativity of the loss, and focus on the things that need improving with a constructive attitude ... only way to go about it, as far as I am concerned ...
 

Xifio

The Von Trapps
Arnau;2933864 said:
haha wtf?!
hahaha the handshake with Ronnie almost makes it look like a dare for the new guy Ibra to pick on one of the youngsters ... but I'm merely projecting my personal experiences from school, club, and sunday league teams in Toronto and in the States ...

I usually catch the training highlights on the Milan Channel, but I haven't been watching the past couple of days ... I'll definitely want to find out what the story is ...



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came in just as Ambrosini was coming off for Prince (which made me smile), meaning I had missed the first 15 minutes of the match ... but it felt like the Milan players missed the entire half -- there was no presence on the pitch:

- the defence looks like it would get mauled by a more potent side, though Auxerre themselves were unlucky with the header off the bar (where Nesta didn't even bother jumping for the ball); and then the unbelievable decision by Oliech to shoot from an acute angle instead of passing it to either of his 2 completely unmarked teammates waiting for a tap-in ...

- the service to the forwards has been poor ... well, until right at the end of the half ... but the players look more disinterested than they do charged up to maul the weakest team [on paper] in this group of death ...

could easily see Ajax and Real punishing this sort of attitude in the coming away matches for Milan ... Allegri needs to give a rousing half-time talk to inject some enthusiasm so that we see some urgency (not of the desperate kind) to the play ... when slow is methodical, that's fine; when slow is lethargic, it is tempting fate to punish you ...
 

Xifio

The Von Trapps
much better second half ... the goal allowed Milan start playing well ... the second goal coming soon after the first built that confidence, with Ronaldinho especially coming into his own ... should have been at least one more, with Prince spurning a very good chance ... but the attacking players showed what they can do when they play with confidence, and that is a good sign ...

good for Ibra ... strikers are judged on goals, and the fans will be content that display, which is going to allow him to settle down better ... not only did he get 2 on his Champions League debut with Milan, but he just gave the Rossoneri their first home win in Europe since 2007!
 

rony31

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Started watching it just before the 60th minute, was happy to see Boateng on for Ambrosini early on. Nice 2nd finish from Ibra, great setups from Ronaldinho. Our defense is still a massive worry and our central midfield just seems to get run over, we really need to step **** up over there or Real are gonna have a field day with us.
 

VanTheMan

You'd better behave yourself this time!
You guys have a good squad for attack on paper. didnt see any milan game yet so dont know how the central midfield links up with the forward attack and covering for defence...
as per Rony's post above...I guess if you guys have a good central defender and not any oldies , you guys may do well..
 

MaestroZidane

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rony31;2934161 said:
Started watching it just before the 60th minute, was happy to see Boateng on for Ambrosini early on. Nice 2nd finish from Ibra, great setups from Ronaldinho. Our defense is still a massive worry and our central midfield just seems to get run over, we really need to step **** up over there or Real are gonna have a field day with us.

Only if Real has been able to work on it's finishing...
 

Xifio

The Von Trapps
Xifio;2933933 said:
Arnau;2933864 said:
haha wtf?!
hahaha the handshake with Ronnie almost makes it look like a dare for the new guy Ibra to pick on one of the youngsters ... but I'm merely projecting my personal experiences from school, club, and sunday league teams in Toronto and in the States ...

I usually catch the training highlights on the Milan Channel, but I haven't been watching the past couple of days ... I'll definitely want to find out what the story is ...
following up on this, here's an article that seems to clear it up:

http://fotboll.expressen.se/internationellt/1.2138299/strasser-sager-att-det-var-ett-skamt

didn't think it was serious, and it wasn't ... watched the video of the training session from that day, and just moments before that kick incident, a crowd of senior players had surrounded Ignazio Abate, each taking a turn to flick his ear ... like I expected, it was all just typical dare/prank/joke stuff between teammates ...
 

Xifio

The Von Trapps
trip. post by me? dove siete raga?

another unimpressive first half from Milan ... well, the game started alright: controlling possession, in the opposition half ... Inzaghi missed an absolute sitter to deny Ibra his first assist of the season ... then, out of the blue, Capuano rips a long-range volley to the bottom-left corner to leave Abbiati helpless ... and suddenly, Catania have multiple counterattack opportunities where they really should have made buried the match 0-3 ... but Super Pippo, ever playing the offside line, gets a rather undeserved equalizer ...

the attack hasn't been the most impressive ... but this defence, especially defending the counter, has been woefully exposed over the past couple of weeks ... Pirlo trying to shoot himself and the team in the foot with some serious mental lapses hasn't helped ...


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second half was a little better than the first, more so because Catania hardly created any dangerous chances for themselves ... the problem was the lack of creativity ... it could have started brilliantly, with Prince finding Zlatan, who backheeled to Seedorf, but the shot was too straight at the keeper Andujar ... that proved to be a false dawn ... Ronaldinho's lack of pace meant he kept trying the same ball into the box, while both Pirlo and Seedorf were uninspiring ... the only guy who kept trying, and impressed thoroughly (as he has done since the start of the World Cup), was Kevin-Prince ... I posted this about him when the transfer looked set to go through:
Xifio;2920554 said:
Kevin-Prince Boateng => Milan via Genoa

reported in the Italian press ... Lazio were supposed to have signed him earlier this summer, but that didn't happen, and they got Hernanes instead ...

I was very impressed with K-P at the World Cup, and thought his form was bordering on sensational ... but that's only a 4-5 match run, and his confidence was clearly booming along with the rest of the Ghanaian team ... didn't see much of him last season at Pompey, so don't really know if he's become that good of a player ...
he definitely is that good of a player, and is making the effort put in by Pirlo and Seedorf look pathetic ...

Oduamadi was brought on late on, and though he impressed in the pre-season TIM Cup, he never looked like beating the fullbacks during his short time on the pitch tonight ...

back to the drawing board for Allegri and Co. ...
 

Xifio

The Von Trapps
such bullcrap ... Abate down injured, signalling for a substitution ... Lazio play on, referee doesn't whistle either, and they go straight for that vacant RB position to score the goal ... and then, when young Cavanda was down in an identical manner, Milan are told to wait by the referee ... I detest double standards, especially when it denies justice :willis: ... and just to rub the salt in, Zambrotta cracked an absolute SCREAMER off the crossbar ...
 
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