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    Quote Originally Posted by Il Drago View Post
    Di Francesco has been officially fired by Sampdoria. Beppe Iachini is the favourite to replace him.
    He won't be satisfied until he has hats from every team in Serie A.

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    Iachini.. Samp are officially a relegation club.
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    Milan are really confused these days. Just throw some money at Spalletti, at least you will get a coach who knows how to get you to where you want to be.... the top 4. Spalletti has limitations, but he is very consistent at the top 4 level. This contract issue with Inter can easily be resolved by giving Spalletti a better salary than what he got at Inter.

    Instead they are going for Pioli. I don't dislike Pioli like some people here, he is a decent coach. But he is like a poor mans Spalletti. And its still doubtful whether he can handle the pressure of a big club. He has very clear ideas of how to play, and he started well at Inter. But when his play got found out and the shit hit the ceiling, he had zero solutions. Just kept doing the same things again and again hoping things get better. Maybe he has learnt something from his Inter stint and will do better this time, but its a big risk Milan are taking again. When they don't need to... Spalletti would be ideal for them.

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    Quite often in business, saving money now will implicate much bigger losses later. In this case, Milan was like a firm operating on a shoestring budget refusing to buy modern machines: while they save money now, they lose the opportunity for bigger profits later on and the competitors get much bigger in the meanwhile.
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    Honestly the absolute clusterfuck of a situation they have going on at Milan might be the most entertaining story in Serie A this season. Every decision they make is seemingly the wrong one. And everyone can see it and yet they just keep running that ship right into the ground.

    Pioli is no upgrade on Giampaolo IMO


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    And they are giving him a 2 year contract lol how long do they still have to pay giampoalo for as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpsabu View Post
    And they are giving him a 2 year contract lol how long do they still have to pay giampoalo for as well?
    Giampaolo had signed a two-year contract with Milan worth 2m/season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluenine View Post
    Milan are really confused these days. Just throw some money at Spalletti, at least you will get a coach who knows how to get you to where you want to be.... the top 4. Spalletti has limitations, but he is very consistent at the top 4 level. This contract issue with Inter can easily be resolved by giving Spalletti a better salary than what he got at Inter.

    Instead they are going for Pioli. I don't dislike Pioli like some people here, he is a decent coach. But he is like a poor mans Spalletti. And its still doubtful whether he can handle the pressure of a big club. He has very clear ideas of how to play, and he started well at Inter. But when his play got found out and the shit hit the ceiling, he had zero solutions. Just kept doing the same things again and again hoping things get better. Maybe he has learnt something from his Inter stint and will do better this time, but its a big risk Milan are taking again. When they don't need to... Spalletti would be ideal for them.
    They probably can't afford 3 coaches if hiring Spalletti.
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    Pioli is officially the new head coach of Milan. Couldn’t care less tbh, another random mid table coach. No way in hell he reaches top 4 with them this season.
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    From Football Italia:

    The future of the Nazionale will be built around the extraordinary new crop of emerging midfield talent, as young faces combine with the not exactly old guard to give Roberto Mancini an array of options.

    It isn’t reminiscent of the old Italian midfield, which had Andrea Pirlo, Rino Gattuso and Claudio Marchisio in it, but it is now ready to carve out a reputation of its own. There also seems to be a balance and quality of depth to it.

    While Lorenzo Pellegrini recently suffered a broken foot and is out till December, the Roma man has been a key player for the Giallorossi this season. He has racked up a tally of four assists and has been used in an advanced position by Mancini in the last couple of games, reflecting his role with Paulo Fonseca. The former Sassuolo man would add some attacking dexterity to a midfield that already has players who sit in and operate deeper.

    Stefano Sensi, who has been one of the best players in Serie A this season, has already established himself in the national side. Sensi has now found a new role at Inter under Antonio Conte. He’s the farthest man forward in midfield and has been tasked with a mezz’ala role that he has performed to perfection, despite originally being a defensive midfielder.

    Sensi also has Nicolò Barella as his Inter teammate and they are forming a partnership that could work for Italy too. The former Cagliari man complements Sensi exceptionally and adds so much bite and venom to the Inter midfield by winning the ball back and circulating it forward. Barella’s ability to do this would ease up the defensive load on Pellegrini and Sensi (if they are played slightly further forward in the long run).

    The last few games have given the impression that Mancini sees Barella and Chelsea’s Jorginho as the regulars, with the latter sitting deeper and playing piercing passes to the forward players and Barella acting like the engine in the heart of the park.

    Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti has been a part of the side for a long time now and his performances for PSG over the last few months have shown a different side to him. With Marquinhos operating as the defensive midfielder and Idrissa Gueye playing as the box-to-box player, Verratti is playing further forward.

    It is easy to forget Sandro Tonali too, but the Brescia youngster has probably been the best player for the club so far this season. He binds the newly-promoted side together, acting as a hybrid of a No 6 and a No 8. He too, like Sensi and Verratti, brings a lot of versatility to the midfield. Pellegrini can also play a slightly deeper role when asked.

    Then there’s Pellegrini’s Giallorossi teammate Bryan Cristante. The 24-year-old isn’t exactly as good or consistent as the other options in that area, but he isn’t expected to be a regular starter either. He hasn’t had the best of seasons so far, as there have been some average performances against Atalanta, Lecce and Bologna. But on paper, six midfield players are enough to rotate around.

    That depth is a trademark of this Azzurri midfield and Mancini has constantly tinkered to find the right spokes for the wheel. Pellegrini played on the left of a 4-3-3 against Finland and while that isn’t exactly a sign of things to come, but he would be used in attacking positions. That will help Mancini to play Sensi or Verratti as the third midfielder alongside Barella and Jorginho.

    As for Tonali, the Juventus and Inter target can easily play in either of the two positions that Barella or Jorginho might occupy. Once Italy seal qualification for the Euros, Tonali will probably be given regular runs out in the first team to solidify his position in that packed and highly talented midfield. Rushing him in before sealing qualification represents a risk that Mancini won’t be too keen on taking.

    All things considered, this midfield provides Italy the platform to go on to achieve big things in the international arena. Mancini seems to have a plan and idea for how to take this midfield forward and he is slowly laying down the ideas we’ll see at Euro 2020.
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    Predictions for the next 3 rounds... Inter and Atalanta will struggle and drop points, largely down to thin squads with injuries facing a packed fixture schedule. Milan will make some gains due to new coach effect and lack of European football. However, Milan have tough fixtures in the next 5 rounds which includes games against Roma, Lazio and Juve. Inter have an easy schedule domestically. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

    Conte needs to squeeze the last ounce of energy out of his starting XI till January, and hopefully reinforcements will then arrive.

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    Palermo is being dissolved??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Universe View Post
    Palermo is being dissolved??
    currently, palermo plays in serie D (fourth tier, first non-professional tier), because the previous owners couldn't pay the debts. now a tribunal has simply made the bankruptcy official, and formal.

    it doesn't affect in any way the football club, only the people who are considered responsible for the bankruptcy: the previous owner, arkus network, and zamparini before them.

    so what is this all about? it's about the trial they will have to face, especially zamparini, who is accused of bankruptcy fraud.

    zamparini is, like, 200 years old, so he will never go to jail (he could get house arrest), but all the creditors of course are claiming their money and, depending on the trial, he could be the one who has to pay a part if not most of it.
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    fucking vice-Zapata with a brace at Lazio
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    Lotito, you were right, you have a top squad. Not to mention This match also confirms De Vrij was responsible for u not making the CL on the last day, not ur amazing defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluenine View Post
    Predictions for the next 3 rounds... Inter and Atalanta will struggle and drop points, largely down to thin squads with injuries facing a packed fixture schedule.
    So far Bluenine, I hope your predictions continue to be as accurate for Inter as they are for Atalanta

    Edit: never mind
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