The Rumour Commode XLIV: Paragliding to Piolistine Crisis

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KujaIX

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We still qualified in the EL and the handball penalty was harsh imo. It was from close range and not majorly out of natural position.

In some good news, however, especially for the old-heads who have known me for a long time, I am actually going to the San Siro!

I am going to be there for the Slavia Prague home match :proud: :proud:

@Stitches @Ash-ish @leaf Everyone else
 

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We still qualified in the EL and the handball penalty was harsh imo. It was from close range and not majorly out of natural position.

In some good news, however, especially for the old-heads who have known me for a long time, I am actually going to the San Siro!

I am going to be there for the Slavia Prague home match :proud: :proud:

@Stitches @Ash-ish @leaf Everyone else
First time?
 

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LMAO, was Merda's ref not giving them enough advantage?
They're replacing Doveri at half time because of "Injury"".
 

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First time?
Indeed.

I have seen Milan before - friendly at Emirates Cup when Pato (?) scored a late equaliser, but at least I saw a lot of the legends in the flesh (Seedorf, Nesta, Zambrotta, etc) - but I have never been to the San Siro.

It was an obvious bucket list thing before we moved, however, I had planned a last-minute week in Italy and I happened to be in Milan on that day (didn't even think of when the drawn matches would be played, so had to go.
 

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I always thought he would come here to play as a CF or end up in that position in a few years.

Still, Charles melted so I would say partly Pioli but mostly the player.
Let’s play Tomori in attack and see if he “melts” or not once SS starts to whistle him.
 

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That's not completely true, you can't just learn how to be a Maldini or Baresi in the back.. it's a gift, just like dribbling is a gift. The thing is Pep is always taking over big clubs where he can spend massively so he is always in the possibility to create a team (especially in midfield and attack) that has a lot of quality (and that can play his typical game of high pressing and choking the opponent that's on the ball). He has always been in the possibility to play this way, because he only coaches the best of the best to start with. Therefore he doesn't need 4 Maldini's in the back to get results, and he is just fine with a guy with the qualities of an Alexander-Arnold who -defensively- has no clue what he's doing, but who is great going forward. That was the case at Barcelona, at Bayern and at City, but in all of them, there was never a backline that took the attention in a positive way. Better: a defensive line that occasionally showed very questionable defending. Or Pep who showed very poor decisions, like at Bayern in 2015 where he played a 3-man defense, consisting of fucking Boateng, Rafinha and Benatia against Neymar, Messi and Suarez :lol:. He's an amazing coach and he knows what to do or how to show dominance and play peak modern football, but I'd like to see how his philosophy would work out at a normal club like Fiorentina where he doesn't have the financial strength and where he needs to balance a lot more over the whole squad.
It would be very interesting to see him coach a small team.
But he is an evolving coach & he will probably do good.
One other way to test him would be if he coached a national team where he is stuck with what the country has to offer.
 

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We still qualified in the EL and the handball penalty was harsh imo. It was from close range and not majorly out of natural position.

In some good news, however, especially for the old-heads who have known me for a long time, I am actually going to the San Siro!

I am going to be there for the Slavia Prague home match :proud: :proud:

@Stitches @Ash-ish @leaf Everyone else
Have fun man, im sure you are going to enjoy it, and dont forget to sing the chants with Curva Sud.
 

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We still qualified in the EL and the handball penalty was harsh imo. It was from close range and not majorly out of natural position.

In some good news, however, especially for the old-heads who have known me for a long time, I am actually going to the San Siro!

I am going to be there for the Slavia Prague home match :proud: :proud:

@Stitches @Ash-ish @leaf Everyone else
Fuck you.
 

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2 year extension makes it almost certain there won’t be a good deal to be made with them for San Donato. We’re going for it ourselves if that’s the case. Missed opportunity in my opinion.

I was hoping Oaktree take over and decide to reorganize the way we did when Elliott took over, and for them to partner with Gerry to invest in San Donato.
Why would you want to partner with our rivals that have scammed and ruined Serie A along with Juve?

Brk this is so silly.
 

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We still qualified in the EL and the handball penalty was harsh imo. It was from close range and not majorly out of natural position.

In some good news, however, especially for the old-heads who have known me for a long time, I am actually going to the San Siro!

I am going to be there for the Slavia Prague home match :proud: :proud:

@Stitches @Ash-ish @leaf Everyone else
Pictures you bitch never posted yours yet

Happy for you kid
 

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Lecce a resilient bunch of ragazzi 🙄
 

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We spent 100M this summer to end up in a 4231 with Ruben Loftus Cheek at CAM and Adli-Bennacer as our 2 man midfield.

Fuck that, man
There is nothing wrong with those three, and other teams have done far worse.
 

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We still qualified in the EL and the handball penalty was harsh imo. It was from close range and not majorly out of natural position.

In some good news, however, especially for the old-heads who have known me for a long time, I am actually going to the San Siro!

I am going to be there for the Slavia Prague home match :proud: :proud:

@Stitches @Ash-ish @leaf Everyone else
This is fucking awesome... Enjoy your night and God I hope we all see a win!

When you say Prague home game, is that in Prague or Milan?
 

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We spent 100M this summer to end up in a 4231 with Ruben Loftus Cheek at CAM and Adli-Bennacer as our 2 man midfield.

Fuck that, man
Effectively a Kessie 2.0 battering ram DCAM, no actual DM, and an almost fully overhaulef midfield that hasn't clicked really for most of the season... Regardless of configuration lol.

Somehow we're 3rd and in a European cup... So, it's a head fuck.
 

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Marotta extending his reaches to the Primavera now.
 

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I hate to see strong Inter. Its painful to see team with Acerbi, Darmian, Mykhtarian dominantig the league. Second tier players, also Thuram is nothing special, he will never be top player, but in this Inter he is strong, shit! I hate Pioli
 

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Marotta extending his reaches to the Primavera now.

That was absurd.

I like Zeroli, I would love to have a team stacked with primavera products. I think the next generation will yield quite a few.
 

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We spent 100M this summer to end up in a 4231 with Ruben Loftus Cheek at CAM and Adli-Bennacer as our 2 man midfield.

Fuck that, man
And we will win & am gonna post Pioli sipping coffee like a boss.
Oh and when Thiaw start performing lets all forget that Pioli didnt have anything to do with his progress.
 

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12 goals conceded in 25 games, i hate them but this season they are insanse 51 goal difference. They deserve the Scudetto. Defence wins you tittle but they are also good at attacking and scoring.

I hope our club learn from mistakes from this season, and what it takes to win tittles and improves next year.
 

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I hate to see strong Inter. Its painful to see team with Acerbi, Darmian, Mykhtarian dominantig the league. Second tier players, also Thuram is nothing special, he will never be top player, but in this Inter he is strong, shit! I hate Pioli

Tbf they have one of the best teams in Europe.

Whether it's Pioli or Pep ,there was absolutely no chance anyone could have kept up with the pace they are setting.
 

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I hate to see strong Inter. Its painful to see team with Acerbi, Darmian, Mykhtarian dominantig the league. Second tier players, also Thuram is nothing special, he will never be top player, but in this Inter he is strong, shit! I hate Pioli
I honestly thought, and think we have a team to match them... But that wasn't so.

I can only hope we don't fall short if what's needed for a other summer.

Inter ain't all that!!!
 
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Yeah we don't know anything till after the fact...

Those certain of things know nothing really, and ultimately I just want to see success on the field. Having a shiny stadium and top 4 finishes aren't enough for me!

Yes they facilitate the potential of building more and spending more, allowing us theoretically to "win"... Let's win first then pat Gerry and the guys on the back.
Honestly the stadium is insanely important. More important than any other element for our long-term future.

The stadium is the main avenue through which we can bridge the gap between us and other teams financially.

Yes, teams like City and PSG will manufacture sponsorships to inflate their revenue, but in order to really return to the elite, financially, we need the stadium.

I don't think the stadium or the vendor loans will impact the sporting side, failures on the sporting side would simply make those issues far worse. There's a huge incentive to be a top four team (at least) if not pushing for titles--I would argue winning is crucial to their future success.

The stadium is extremely important.
Mike should absolutely be sold for 70mil+ if he doesn’t renew for max 5-6 mil by then.

Sell leao for 120+ and add remaining budget +CDK sales etc and give that warchest to a proper manager.

Fuckkkk yeah
I do not think that selling our top players, particularly those who benefit from the growth decree still, is a smart choice.

I also think that Mike is looking more for 6ish then more flimsy 8-10m mark. The more authoritatively worded reports point to 6m.

Leao is getting tons of shit, which I think is unfair considering how unselfish he's been, and how disjointed our team has been on top.
I'm afraid they will sell Theo to Bayern this summer. Fingers crossed I'm wrong
I don't think Theo will go to Bayern, if he leaves us. They're a shit show and his brother didn't exactly have the best time.

I also think he likes it in Milan, outside of sport. He is probably the least likely of our stars to get sold.

Again, if we're gonna sell, I think there are others who would be sold before Theo.
 

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