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  1. Astafjevs

    Official: Ignazio Abate Thread

    Because we all know Nesta is a world-class defender, and has been brilliant for us. But yes, it was incredible laziness from him for the second goal - an error I expect from Thiago Silva, not Nesta. And I haven't crucified him at all. I'm mainly commenting on your point, that it is "nothing...
  2. Astafjevs

    Official: Ignazio Abate Thread

    You brush this off as if it was nothing. That is huge for a defender. Those two issues you have stated cost us goals. We got away with it tonight because we were great in attack, and Genoa were awful. But we won't against good teams, or against Man Utd in Europe.
  3. Astafjevs

    Official: Ignazio Abate Thread

    That can't be a serious question :D Sell immediately, and laugh in my office.
  4. Astafjevs

    Official: Ignazio Abate Thread

    No I'm not kidding. I've seen him play lots of times. I don't think you have, because you wouldn't be saying he is good enough otherwise. Most of this forum haven't seen him play either.
  5. Astafjevs

    Official: Ignazio Abate Thread

    I didn't say he could fit into our system. I simply said that he is not good enough if he were to start in his preferred position. Leonardo used him in the middle in pre-season, and indeed when Oddo came on in today's game. So there is the answer to your question.
  6. Astafjevs

    Official: Ignazio Abate Thread

    :D How has our defence all of a sudden become "great" with the addition of Abate (if he does indeed play there)? He is a mediocre player, not good enough to start for the team in his normal position of right wing, let alone at full-back where his defensive inadequacies will be highlighted...
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