Summer Mercato 2011
(09-01-2011, 02:50 PM)Gabriel426 Wrote: That rule is not even close to be enforce. Also, don't Milan have enough home grown and National players already with Abate, Antonini, Nesta, Abbiatti, Amelia, Zambro, Gattuso, Pato, Cassano, and Bonera.

Guess you meant Nocerino...
(09-01-2011, 01:35 PM)theaxeofpain Wrote: According to Sportmediaset, Montolivo has signed for us a four year deal, and will join us next year on a free transfer.

http://www.sportmediaset.mediaset.it/mer...2012.shtml

If true, good deal for us.

(I think this thread should be closed now)

Not sure why we would do that. What happens if he gets injured? If he totally sucks this year? Not smart to sign him a year in advance.

As for Aquilani, he's good, no doubt. He is a good squad player and no one doubts his signing. However, to announce him as Mr. X is insulting our intelligence. Apparently, Mino Raiola was working on Mr. X since April. He needed to work on Aquilani's deal since April??? LIE!!! Because Juventus had the OPTION to sign him. Therefore, we call out a lie on Galliani. We didn't need a Mr. X. We never did. But what we don't need is lies. That produces anger when there need not be ......

Lastly, to wrap up the analysis on the Mercato before it closes, I feel Nocerino is a good player (Poor Man's Gattuso) and it clearly shows Allegri's hand. Basically, despite all of his talk about Interchangeable Midfielders who press and can change positions, etc etc, really he just wants 3 DM's and 1 attacking midfielder who is sub par. He wants to play typical counter-attacking Italian football where he depends on Ibra or Pato to do something GREAT.

You cannot control a game with Gattuso, Nocerino, Van Bommelm, Ambro, & Seedorf in your midfield. Also, you will not create beautiful passes a la Kaka/Pirlo when you have Aquilani. Therefore, let's all be quite honest in our expectations. We will play hard nosed physical midfield football, and expect a spectacular goal from our talented strikers.

If they wanted to play any other way, they would have bought Diego along with 2=way midfielders, but they didn't. We are still Scudetto favorites because of our Strikers & Defense, and Rnd of 16 or Quarterfinals would be a great result in Champions League. No chance of going further than that with this squad.

Now let's play some Football. Forza Milan.
(09-01-2011, 04:15 PM)russo-neri Wrote:
(09-01-2011, 02:50 PM)Gabriel426 Wrote: That rule is not even close to be enforce. Also, don't Milan have enough home grown and National players already with Abate, Antonini, Nesta, Abbiatti, Amelia, Zambro, Gattuso, Pato, Cassano, and Bonera.

Guess you meant Nocerino...

Pato is homegrown bc he came when he was 18.

@BINHO
You can't go wrong with a free Montolivo IMO. His wages look a bit high though, but I'm sure we'll cope financially.
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Herbert Kilpin

Nella gioia e nell' dolore, per il Milan eterno amore!
If the Monty deal is true, then Milan will get sue and fine big time by UEFA. As no players with one year remaining in their contract can sign with any other clubs without the consent of their existing club.
I know that that can sign if they have 6 months left on their contracts, not sure when it's more.
"We are a team of devils. Our colours are red as fire, and black, to invoke fear in our opponents!"
Herbert Kilpin

Nella gioia e nell' dolore, per il Milan eterno amore!
6 months is max.
(09-01-2011, 05:57 PM)Gabriel426 Wrote: If the Monty deal is true, then Milan will get sue and fine big time by UEFA. As no players with one year remaining in their contract can sign with any other clubs without the consent of their existing club.

Story (if true) only mentions that we have a verbal agreement. Legally, nothing could prevent Monto deciding to sign elsewhere or us deciding we don't want him anymore. This was just a "gentleman's agreement" that you would assume will be honored by both parties.
slightly off topic, Udinese regret seling sanchez:

http://www.goal.com/en/news/12/spain/201...-barcelona

I may sound harsh, but screw udinese. They were good enough to make CL and sold a number of their best players. They regret now only because they missed the group stage. I'm angry at Udinese for hurting Serie A's coefficient even more. Too bad we didn't beat them in the last match last year - that would have placed Lazio in the CL and they obviously care a lot more about winning than money-grabbing Udinese. Fine, you sell Sanchez, but did you also have to sell Zapata and Inler too? Instead you screwed yourself and you took serie A with you.

Venting over....
(09-01-2011, 07:09 PM)russo-neri Wrote:
(09-01-2011, 05:57 PM)Gabriel426 Wrote: If the Monty deal is true, then Milan will get sue and fine big time by UEFA. As no players with one year remaining in their contract can sign with any other clubs without the consent of their existing club.

Story (if true) only mentions that we have a verbal agreement. Legally, nothing could prevent Monto deciding to sign elsewhere or us deciding we don't want him anymore. This was just a "gentleman's agreement" that you would assume will be honored by both parties.
slightly off topic, Udinese regret seling sanchez:

http://www.goal.com/en/news/12/spain/201...-barcelona

I may sound harsh, but screw udinese. They were good enough to make CL and sold a number of their best players. They regret now only because they missed the group stage. I'm angry at Udinese for hurting Serie A's coefficient even more. Too bad we didn't beat them in the last match last year - that would have placed Lazio in the CL and they obviously care a lot more about winning than money-grabbing Udinese. Fine, you sell Sanchez, but did you also have to sell Zapata and Inler too? Instead you screwed yourself and you took serie A with you.

Venting over....

i strongly agree with you... it was a damn shame to see them lose to HORSEnal like that... make it seem that EPL is much superior to Serie A
NOT A HAPPY MILAN FANAngry
Udinese probably liked the ideology of keeping Sanchez there for another year but when the clubs come knocking with checks in their hands, the management team of Udinese all wet their pants and sent Sanchez packing. This statement from them is even dumber than Galliani's Mr. X crap.