Hello everyone, this is the General Discussion thread for the next couple of weeks.

As I said back in the first General Discussion post back in November, these posts will continue until April, and so this is planned to be the last General Discussion before we go back to single posts.

As always, Forza Milan!

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Ekene Nnamani
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Ekene Nnamani

Hope the defense wakes up against Sampdoria and the midfield can deal with the absence of Kessie and probably Paqueta

Cocor
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Top four or not Gatuso most leave, find him something else

Pele80
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Pele80

3 cool points without stress!

Zahid hossain
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Zahid hossain

Sell Suso as soon as possible…. Play Conti in Susu’s place so we can enjoy our strong Rt side with both Conti n calabria at the same time…..Dear Leo n Maldini plz bring M Depey or Neres instead of lazy,slow,boring Suso……..we should also try for Rabiot as a free agent n M Savic also if we make UCL this year…….plz play 4 1 4 1 coz it will make our midfield Strong n produce more chance for Piatek…….Good Luck for my Milan…

Ashraf
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Zahid Hossain milinkovic savic the worst ever player in football why u want him in our team do you want to distroy us

Scarf'ce
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Scarf'ce

How do I stream Milan matches pls?

Milanellofm
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Milanellofm

Seriously donnarumma wtf is that. 45 seconds in and now I have to watch 90 mins of us not winning.

AC Milan 1899
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AC Milan 1899

When Milan will learn that they have to go forward and not backwards? Passing the ball constantly to Donnarumma would certainly leave to a goal like this stupid one. Everyone could guess that!

Joe
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Joe

Wow, what a shitshow. Milan is playing like they are winning 3:0. Gattuso is clueless. Suso is dreadful and should be sold ASAP.

Kaka
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Kaka

Eh, Gattuso…

Milanellofm
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Milanellofm

Terrible half, and I had a feeling it would be a terrible one. First off if you’re going to play both bakayoko and biglia u should be considering playing a 4 2 3 1..biglia is all about tidy quick touches in the back and that can’t work when sampdoria are pressing hard. What surprises me is there’s no plan b, we continue to do it. We have lost so many balls due to their high pressing and what do we do? Keep defending. They’re leaving huge gaps in midfield and attack and we can’t get the ball to our forwards.… Read more »

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

So many teams beat us with this high pressure nonsense; especially when we play away. But everything looks bad today, the midfield and even more the full-backs.

El pharaoh
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El pharaoh

The commentator said it, this is not good football. Who is the manager. Sampdoria playing like Barcelona. Doesn’t matter who we buy, gattuso and his tactics will ruin us

Jermaine
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Jermaine

I keep saying the same ting

rado
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rado

Mr Gatusso still did not realize there are no wingers in his squad
unfortunatelly it tooks so long for him to find out
4 3 3 is useless without wingers
Suso is so obvious to defend, Castilejo is most of time not even in the game

Milan have to play with 2 strikers…..i know it is hard to change formation in this stage of season, but at least during game (not 20 min before end)

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Dreadful 45 min against Samp – nightmare error from Donna from the start, and we seemed to completely lost our cool. RicRod and Calabria losing countless number of balls, our midfield is not performing, and the left side in attack is completely non-existent. Only player who seems to be on form, and keeping his head, is Piatek had some nice plays with his his back to goal. We have to give credit to Samp, and this is a new midfield formation, but all and all our players look like they are still in the international break. Samp are looking much… Read more »

O'Gabbs
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Truth be told. Gattuso would have to up his game or get shipped out already. His game plan in the last two serie a games shows how inapt he is.

El pharaoh
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El pharaoh

3 different formations in the space of 10 min, does this guy have a clue seriously I can’t watch this anymore

nick
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nick

He doesn’t know what he’s doing. I’m convinced of that. I can’t make sense of anything Gattuso does. Formation, tactics, game management and substitutions, etc. Nothing he does make any sense to me.

Cocor
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Gatuso just putting 11 players on the and said you all know what to do playing in position, give your best

Mike
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Mike

Hahahaha… You couldn’t have said it any better, my friend…

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

While I don’t want to take the blame off the players, this match is one to tape for all “Gatusso-haters” – from the failed midfield experiment, to the dreadful subs – all 3, but especially taking Suso off, and Paquetta for Biglia.

Mike
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Mike

I completely agree. Suso isn’t playing well like some of our fellow Milanistas already commented but only Piatek and him seemed to be the only ones interested in putting a cross in or attempting a shot on goal. Paqueta should’ve started that game too. Gattuso remains a respected Legend but is not a coach for Milan’s calibre.

Milanellofm
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Milanellofm

Where the hell is the urgency? We’re losing and we never have more than 4 players attacking. Go for a goal! This is pathetic! Everything seems lost in two horrible games!

Pele80
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Pele80

My take? Above average squad, bad coach! I hv watched all milan games, no counter attacking football even from the keeper. Bring ronaldo de lima here and he would find it difficult scoring cos of the way we isolate our strikers in our build up play. What is gatusso teaching these guys during the week? Sack him pls!

El pharaoh
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El pharaoh

Leonardo please just give him the axe, this is not milan, why didn’t we bring in ancelotti why, or anyone else anyone other than this clown

Milanellofm
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Milanellofm

That is an awful performance. Just when you can regain third because all the competition has tough games, we pull a classic milan and lose it. Donnarumma with his feet today omg. Rodriguez and calabria, horrible. Midfield and attack horrible. Gattuso also horrible. This is sampdoria. Why are we playing defensive when we are 1-0 down? Never attacked as a team looked tired. So crazy how after all this time we thought wed get third and in two games we’re worried we might not even get top 4. No service in attack whatsoever. Shameful display.

D hosped
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D hosped

Fucking donnarumma blunder

D hosped
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D hosped

As raiola start with his shit about improved contract and piatek dotish father with same kinda vibe… let the fucking players play an at the end of the season talk bout improved conditions…..

Kaka
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Kaka

Some would blame players, “what is coach able to do having such garbage players”, but buying, improving and rising their values is on coach.

Players doesn’t know how to react, they lack of sense of existence and responsibilities on the field. Milan have no clue how to confront high pressure on their half. Players meet opponents on their halves. When taking control of the ball, they are always on their half and can’t attack quickly as we don’t have runners.

There are lots of whys and hows. The coach has no education in the field, you can’t ask for improvements.

Ewaen
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Ewaen

Like I’ve always said. Gattuso Wil never take Milan to the heights we seek.
Piatek is always isolated in front. We never have more than 3 players attacking at best
Too many gaps to be exploited against us every single game.
I hardly watch a full Milan match these days.
It’s so painful

Rossi
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Rossi

All season past and Gatuzo still cant figure out that when someone is pressing you so high you just clear the ball that simple. And all of those over hit passes/crosses preaty much from every one so frustrating :S, what do they even do on tranning ? just running and lifting weights ?
The likes of Calahoglu and Rodrigez where known for their masterclass long passing now they cant even make a decent pass to a teammate who is like 5metars away.

Kossymilan
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Kossymilan

Firstly am not surprised about how this match went today,this is pratically the classic toothless gattuso style of play since Eden, the only difference is that gattuso wasn’t lucky as usual to snatch an ugly win or a scrappy draw, bit luck doesn’t succeed every time… If this match doesn’t show our directors how clueless this gattuso is then I wonder which direction Milan is moving to, because it is obvious that gattuso doesn’t even know the basics of coaching and his face today showed his ignorance and confusion about what he needs to do….champions league with gattuso is going… Read more »

Kossymilan
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Kossymilan

Starting from last comment….Milan, the players are good and can improve, its just that the coach is below average, no one can give what he does not have, gattuso is NOT A GOOD COACH, it is as simple as that, imagine if we were to play with barca or man city with this kinda style of play and with clueless gattuso….sarri, conte, ancelotti will say yes to Milan, enough with all these rookies in the name of Milan legends, we have to start thinking broad and wide, new players will make no sense of we don’t get a world class… Read more »

Ewaen
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Ewaen

Spot on bro. Some people are just overly sentimental over this whole Gattuso thing. We all love him as Gattuso the player, but that time is long gone.
When I see teams like Genoa and others play, you see tactics and game plan. U see the movement of those teams with so much purpose, but never for our own dear Milan.

nick
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nick

I approve this message! I love watching Atalanta play and we have better quality players and can’t play nearly as good as they do! Simply because of Gasperini.

Milan problem is a coaching issue not players. There is absolutely no tactical gameplan to create chances for piatek. That’s why he’s so isolated. He can only do so much on his own. Smh

Cocor
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Anytime acmilan win I said thanks God we’re save a three points.
Pls watch Atalanta, Spal , Genoa , Fiorentina they don’t spend more money than Acmilan , their players are not best than ours , the only different is ACM coach who has no tactic, no quality , no clue how to set a game to win

Ewaen
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Ewaen

So true bro

nick
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nick

Preach!

Jermaine
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Jermaine

Gattuso out

Lando
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Lando

So now that Piatek can no longer score every game. i guess we’re back at that phase again, no winning, unnecessary draws, etc.
I wonder who will be the next one to carry this team to save gattuso’s neck.
New season new coach please

milan4lyf
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milan4lyf

I have always been a long time supporter of Gattuso as a coach. Mostly because what he has done since taking over from Morontella. You have to give credit where it’s due. I mean we gotta admit Gattuso’s gut and thank him for what he did with Milan. Literally he brought Milan back from the dead. In football, there will be good times and bad times. We had our good times by winning since december, now it’s a bad time as we lost to Sampdoria. Pros Of Gattuso: 1. He made the team mentally and physically strong. The team now… Read more »

Pato
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Pato

If you bring all Atlanta team and covert them to Milan team , the same thing would happen. One of the major problem players are having in Milan is psychological. Once you put on that Milan jersey , you feel that heavy weight of responsibility. You don’t want to make mistakes.you don’t want to be blamed. You don’t want to take risk. These are among the characteristics of a typical Milan player . The loss to Inter was a big blow. Right now they have lost some confidence in themselves and one another. It will take time for them to… Read more »

Raven
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Raven

So much sense, big thumbs up. It’s easy to blame the coach and the players. It certainly won’t help Leonardo’s words. I really won’t like a new project, its getting us nowhere.

nick
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nick

The same thing will happen only with Gattuso as coach. You left that part out.

Gbenga Amedrovi
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Raven
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Raven

The season its ending in two months and there is already a bit of a crisis at Milan after two consecutives defeats, the coach hints that his future its not sure at Milan before the game and signs of hate inside the locker room could be seen at the derby. There are some things that I think might led us to an unwanted crisis. Lucas The Coach’s Favorite: Biglia, an overhyped player, a “regista” without passing range but excellent positioning. Before Bakayoko’s arrival he was our only player not currently frozen who could recycle possession. But every time he is… Read more »

AC Milan 1899
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AC Milan 1899

What is our big problem right now? Players or coach? What is cheaper, new very very good players or an awesome long term coach? What should be our priority from now? Let’s do first thing first!

Blessing
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Blessing

Both are expensive options unfortunately. The likes of Conte will want a sizeable budget and buying top players with Gattuso will also require a huge budget too.

lordpaul
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lordpaul

In spite of what most people here may think, I always knew the best we could come out with from this game was a draw. Even though a lot of peeps expected us to walk over samp, the truth is when was the last time Milan won a match right after an international break ? The answer a very long time ago. It’s not a coach problem, it’s not a quality of player problem, it purely a psychological problem or a depth problem where our players that don’t get national call ups are not strong enough to compete in place… Read more »

Agustinar
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Agustinar

Gattuso is fool. Suso is being affected by his incomplete contract extension. Bakayoko is not capable playing as mezzala. Biglia is too slow, his ball is easily stolen. Hakan never play at his best position, AMC. Musa is one level behind Caldara potensial. Donna is not far better than Reina, so Reina must play in cup matches. Gattuso is fool !

Ted
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Ted

They lost to Inter and now they are back acting like a scared little bunch. They are not mentally strong enough to bounce back after the derby loss. How weak minded this team is… Italian Arsenal in the making

Mathijs Savicevic
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Mathijs Savicevic

Very bad, those eternal bad corners, free kicks and crosses from Kwalhanoglu and Sulso. That eternal defending and not a few pots can break, not even against a Sampdoria. The latter has never been threatened for a single moment by this very bad Milan.
Piatek is already starting to show the same annoyances that Higuain had, the annoyances of not getting decent balls or indecision.
Castillejo, Sulso and Kwalhanoglu should really be replaced by Milan worthy players next year.

The Cunt
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The Cunt

You’re totally right, I can’t stand it anymore. What a shitty team.

What would Laxalt think when RR is replaced by the RB instead of him?! While Laxalt is better than RR.

Suso and Calhanoglu are soo bad in a winger position, that Milan should play 4-3-1-2. With Paqueta behind Piatek and Cutrone. Midfield with Biglia, Bakayoko and Kessie.

Fck those who disliked your comment, they are just plain stupid.

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Gatusso has his blame for Milan’s form, and for some disastrous in-game decisions. But I think people here are too extreme. Gasperini’s and Giampaulo’s teams play better football? Well they get fewer points (so far) than Gatusso’s team. Samp, for instance, have very bad defensive statics (try goals from free kicks for instance). We have to look at the entire picture – offensive and defensive. Gatusso’s Milan had quite good defensive spells, and this comes at the price of attacking (this also depends on player quality). Yes, we look very static and formulatic in our attacking formations, and often we… Read more »

nick
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nick

Mate, the problem with Milan is the formation, tactics and team selection. Piatek is too isolated and doesn’t have enough support. Therefore we should have canned the 433 formation a long time ago. A 4312 or 4321 makes more sense for the players we have currently in the team. Another issue is the midfield players are too far apart and there is not enough players in the attack. Milan need to close the space by having the defense push a few meters up. We sit too deep when should be pressing high to close the gaps. This is why our… Read more »

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Nick mate, you raise some good points but I wish it were that simple. A formation change+tactical adjustment won’t change – 1. We don’t perform well when pressured close to our goal, in particular in away games, and the entire league has figured this out already. 2. Our lack of creativity and intensity after playing in mid week. 3. Strange errors (recall beginning of the season) that cost us several points. I agree about the part on our wingbacks not pushing forward, and will also add that Suso and Samu have an important defensive role which hinders their attack –… Read more »

Rara
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Rara

We love Gattuso but its time to sack him and bring Conte or Klopp. Its time to have a big manager that will know how to lead us to Champions league and bringing Milan back.

nick
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nick

Klopp is not leaving Liverpool anytime soon. Our best options are Conte, Jose Mourinho, Gasperini, Sarri, Allegri, Blanc, Deschamps or Jardim. Inter is pushing hard for Conte to replace Spalletti. Allegri might leave Juventus if he doesn’t win the UCL to go to Chelsea. If Allegri leaves then Deschamps will be Juve new gaffer. Roma is going all out for Sarri. So he will most likely be in Rome next season. Jose Mourinho might end up at PSG who are desperate to win the UCL. Tuchel might get 1 more season at PSG but with Mourinho a free agent it’s… Read more »

Terry
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Terry

Inter, and Roma lost. So we were saved any embarrassments.
These things happen. Hopefully we should pick up again soon. I also noticed that Kessie is a key man in the squad. When he doesn’t play…it shows… and no offence but Biglia needs to battle more if he wants to see first team action. He was bullied off the ball by Samp players.
Also Suso needs to snap out of his poor form. This is the final stretch. We have to hold the fort and take our rightful place in the UCL.
Forza Milan!

nick
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nick

Nothing wrong with Biglia. The problem was the poor formation by Gattuso and his retarded assistant. Biglia play as a deep lying playmaker in front of the defense. Bakayoko play in a similar position to Van Bommel as a DM in front of the defense. Do you see the problem here? Playing Bakayoko and Biglia together is pure madness. It limits the midfield from going forward. This is why Kessie and Bakayoko is a better combination because Kessie joins in the attack mostly from the right, Calhanoglu covers the left and Paqueta covers the middle. Milan midfield was so deep… Read more »

olalekan mojeed
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olalekan mojeed

palz do anyone wacthes the match between Liverpool and Tottenham just look at the sub which pochentino did yesterday when he his in need of goal but our coach will never think of such a this he and his colleagues

nick
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nick

So now Gattuso is considering changing formation after his meeting with Leonardo and Maldini. Sigh Gattuso is planning to use either a 4312 with Paqueta as a trequartista with calhanoglu on the LF, Bakayoko as the DM and Suso on the RT. OR 4321 with Calhanoglu and Paqueta supporting Piatek. I made a post last season stating that Milan does not have the players for a 433. In a 433 you rely on all the front “3” players to score goals NOT “1” striker. Look at Barcelona, Liverpool and Man City, all of their front 3 players create chances and… Read more »

AC Milan 1899
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AC Milan 1899

Yes, although we do not have top players our team should have been performing better with proper tactics and minor variations during a game, even without subs. It seems our coach doesn’t pressure the weekness of our adversaries and doesn’t defend correctly from their weapons. When he changes formation during a match, it seems to be something alleatory.

Nesta1
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Nesta1

Why is it conti and caldara have been injured all time. Juve and atlanta must be having a right laugh with them deals. Sounds like a change of system next match, a few games left and gattuso just realising we haven’t the players for a 433.

Greg
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Greg

If we’re going 4312 I’d quite like Castillejo to partner Piatek. Cutrone is too similar and playing with 2 big strikers seems pretty prehistoric these days. Castillejo has the pace to run in behind defences and has a decent shot too. In fact one of our best performances this season was away to Sassuolo when he played CF.

Milanellofm
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Milanellofm

I like 4 3 1 2 but I hope it’s not a 4 4 2 cover up.. Also wish that calhanoglu played as the ‘trequartista’ as paqueta said his ideal position is the left side of midfield. Anyway I hope it’s a true formation with the trequartista and let’s get back in track!!

Ted
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Ted

4312 against Udinese tonight with Paqueta behind Piatek and Cutrone

My only concern is Bakayoko right midfield, he doesn’t seem reliable there, he made many blunders agains Samp

Suso and Kessie out, the latter is not even on the bench. Guess he’s as good as gone in the summer

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

Kessie isn’t on the bench?! That’s crazy. How did we go from a nonsense story to this huge drama?

nick
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nick

I was thinking the same thing. Kessie was upset that he was fined 40k which was double the amount Biglia was fined. To be honest, that’s not fair as both of them should have been fined the same amount. Smh.

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

This story is another issue that doesn’t make Gatusso look so well …

Baresis Dream
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Baresis Dream

45 minutes against Udi – Cutrone and Piatek able to combine nicely throughout, with Piatek’s goal the ultimate reward. Still we don’t look fluid enough in midfield, nor are we able to dominate there enough, but this could be attributed to the new formation. Nevertheless, Biglia looks pretty much redundant. Moreover, a diamond 4-4-2 really requires help from the wingbacks, and I only recall a single cross from Abate and nothing from Laxalt. Real pity about the 2 forced subs, hopefully the injuries aren’t serious (they don’t look so); Paquetta had a decent 15 or so too. Let’s stay focused… Read more »

Rado
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Rado

Is it just me or somebody else realized ….
Since biglia is back our midfield is suck…..bakayoko out of position not helping either

nick
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nick

Nope. It’s not just you. I said that in one of my posts on this thread before the game. You can’t play Biglia and Bakayoko together. Their roles are too similar and it makes our midfield sit too deep. But what do I know. I’m just a fan and not the coach. Smh