Every year after the transfer market closes and our season begins, we start off slowly. By the time the Christmas time has come we are already off the pace. Then by January the team has started to come together, the Coach has started to figure out which lineup he wants to play, and all of a sudden we gather so much points that if the season had started in January we would practically be on top.
This is the case this season aswell,
Then you ask yourself, why is it every year it takes half a season to wake up? Well its obvious, the players have not had the time to 'gel' and the most important factor is, the coach now knows his players, that includes the old players and players who came at the start of the season. This means a formidable lineup can take the field.
Next year one wonders what will happen? Our team this year has mainly involved Veron, if he does not stay an extra season and we happen to sell some more players will we have another whole new team again and be at square one?
I asked myself a question, if we started next season with the exact same lineup we have been playing with in the past few games would we be scudetto material? I think the awnser is Yes. The team no each other well and Mancini knows what to play and how to play it. All the earlier bugs (defending) have now gone, and since January we have conceded the least goals after Milan.
If anything must happen, not more then a CB and a LB should be purchased. People talk about buying, selling and frankly its all a bad thing for the club. If we change our defence, our midfield and start with a whole new team I think we will need another half a year to get it going again.
We can only pray and hope that Mancini has an influence on Moratti so that our team remains the same as we are now.