Matchday 35: Milan - Roma (Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 20:45 CET)
I think I'm with nefremo regarding Montella. I support him, I think his work has been excellent over the course of this season and while results haven't been significantly better than last year, he's given the team a much greater identity than any of the previous coaches have since Allegri's first couple of years.

All that said, to credit him where it's due doesn't mean that he's immune from being questioned on some of his decision making, especially as since he changed what he was building earlier in the season, we've gone back to what we've seen the previous season with a side that lacks belief, character and discipline.

One reason I'm so irritated that Sosa is getting started right now is Locatelli was one individual who really showed the qualities above in the early part of the season. We talked about how the young guys like him, Donnarumma and Suso really showed these qualities and a belief that in previous years was lacking. He was critical in building the identity in this team and it was a significant reason on why he was loved after coming into the team, as we complained Montolivo was lacking in all of these strengths. I get he's young, but I'd rather see him in the side and allowed to make mistakes than see Sosa in the side and perform as he has done.

I also suggested Bertolacci should start vs Atalanta following yesterday. The reason is that in the second half, he showed tactical discipline and kept tight with the other midfielders in a way that Mati was horrendous at doing in the first half. Barring Genoa and Inter, Mati hasn't put in a solid performance in the side, so why exactly is he getting the nod ahead of Bertolacci or even Poli (who has rocks for brains, but works his ass off) right now?

Same with Pasalic, his limitations outweigh one goal every handful of games. He's simply not doing enough to warrant a regular start, yet for some reason seems to play almost every game.

Quite how Vangioni has earned so many regular games I just don't understand. I get we've struggled for options, but he's possibly the most useless LB I can remember in Milan, and we've had some terrible players in the role in recent years.

Even the subs need to be questioned, as there's simply no reason to bring in Ocampos ahead of Honda as a sub. Ocampos has been absolute garbage since joining, and if Deulofeu lacks end product, it simply doesn't exist for Ocampos.

I can keep going on, but my point is that for all the respect I've got for Montella as a tactician and a man-manager thus far, I really have massive concerns about his ability to assess players, both in his selection of lineups and the rumoured targets he wants in the market. I think those concerns are fair as long he's insistent on starting these guys with no real justification for their inclusion.
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does mds injured or he just being ousted because he wants to be sold?
and cant we just use our youngster instead of vangioni?? same with the upfront, i think cutrone deserve a spot. i have watched an interview of him and plizzari, i think he is quite professional in his attitude, but when i watch a clip of him playing i still see some raw player in him, he is 19, i dont get it why he still in the primavera, we should atleast try to loan him out to some serie b club.
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Saw this game live in the stadium, directly in the Curva Sud ! Big Grin
(actually, I tried to watch the game between the flags of the ultras ahah)

Didn't watch the game again on TV, but our players looked lost on the pitch, and unable to do something with the ball ... It was an awful show by our players, and it looked like Roma scored whenever they decided to do so.

PS : Despite the result, it was a great moment being in the Curva Sud for my first time in San Siro !
One should not speak ill of the dead.
So stop laughing at Juventus !
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(05-14-2017, 12:34 PM)GeoTav Wrote: Saw this game live in the stadium, directly in the Curva Sud ! Big Grin
(actually, I tried to watch the game between the flags of the ultras ahah)

Didn't watch the game again on TV, but our players looked lost on the pitch, and unable to do something with the ball ... It was an awful show by our players, and it looked like Roma scored whenever they decided to do so.

PS : Despite the result, it was a great moment being in the Curva Sud for my first time in San Siro !

Okmilan

Me jealous Big Grin
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(05-14-2017, 12:34 PM)GeoTav Wrote: Saw this game live in the stadium, directly in the Curva Sud ! Big Grin
(actually, I tried to watch the game between the flags of the ultras ahah)

Didn't watch the game again on TV, but our players looked lost on the pitch, and unable to do something with the ball ... It was an awful show by our players, and it looked like Roma scored whenever they decided to do so.

PS : Despite the result, it was a great moment being in the Curva Sud for my first time in San Siro !

Okmilan

me not jealous Big Grin
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(05-14-2017, 12:34 PM)GeoTav Wrote: Saw this game live in the stadium, directly in the Curva Sud ! Big Grin
(actually, I tried to watch the game between the flags of the ultras ahah)

Didn't watch the game again on TV, but our players looked lost on the pitch, and unable to do something with the ball ... It was an awful show by our players, and it looked like Roma scored whenever they decided to do so.

PS : Despite the result, it was a great moment being in the Curva Sud for my first time in San Siro !

Pics? The whole story? There has got to be a story. A travelogue at least.
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(05-15-2017, 01:48 AM)xudong Wrote: Okmilan

me not jealous Big Grin

My younger bro was there too, seated on stand next too Curva Sud. Jealous at first but not after the game  Sagrin He sent me short clip of Curva sud but dunno how to attach it . Confused
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That's what I meant! Must not be the greatest feeling after such an embarrassing defeat. Sad
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(05-17-2017, 04:09 AM)edysim Wrote: My younger bro was there too, seated on stand next too Curva Sud. Jealous at first but not after the game  Sagrin He sent me short clip of Curva sud but dunno how to attach it . Confused

Was he in the same sectors as the ultras or in one of the sectors around ? If in the same, they let him make a video ?
A friend tried to do it, but some ultras screamed on him ... Sagrin

Both friends with me were for Roma. But given I was the one who bought the tickets, it was obvious we would be among Milan fans. I don't know how they could think I wouldn't try to be near the ultras ... As a consequence, they had to "sing" (not knowing the songs as they don't speak Italian), screaming things like "Roma Roma Vaffanculooooooooo" and applauding each tackle or good dribble from a Milan player ! They will remember these 90 minutes of fear forever thanks to me ! Ahah

PS : They got their revenge once we were out from San Siro and a bit further from the ultras given the result and the poor performance ...
One should not speak ill of the dead.
So stop laughing at Juventus !
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(05-17-2017, 02:00 PM)GeoTav Wrote: Was he in the same sectors as the ultras or in one of the sectors around ? If in the same, they let him make a video ?
A friend tried to do it, but some ultras screamed on him ... Sagrin

Both friends with me were for Roma. But given I was the one who bought the tickets, it was obvious we would be among Milan fans. I don't know how they could think I wouldn't try to be near the ultras ... As a consequence, they had to "sing" (not knowing the songs as they don't speak Italian), screaming things like "Roma Roma Vaffanculooooooooo" and applauding each tackle or good dribble from a Milan player ! They will remember these 90 minutes of fear forever thanks to me ! Ahah

PS : They got their revenge once we were out from San Siro and a bit further from the ultras given the result and the poor performance ...

No , he was seated at the sector next to Curva's and from the pic he sent me, he was on the higher stand so thats probably no problem taking pic and video as well hahaha too bad you guys watch the wrong live game, should be Milan- Bologna. better memories  Sagrin
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