nothing new, since the names that kind of drowned his name since he was first mentioned in december have died out themselves (namely Botman & Bremer) ... being the most apealing + the only one who has something going more than just "journalists" words. (San Siro visit)... he popped back upIm behind... why r u guys talking about Omeragic? Any links or just fanta mercato?
Look, I'm Kalulu's biggest supporter as our future CB, and I want him to play. But signing Omeragic now as the fourth CB with plenty of room to grow would be - if he's all that - a genius move in lieu of letting Romagnoli go in the summer while recovering Kjaer. We would then have Tomori/Kjaer/Kalulu/Omeragic while keeping an open mind to possibilities in the summer.
I think part of the reason Milan doesn’t spend as much money as the club “potentially” could, is because they know/expect juventus and inter to really be fucked financially soon.
I don’t think Juve is as bad as some here make it where they will implode like Milan did, and inter while strapped for cash has a great management team that has been finding creative solutions. But it’s very obvious Milan is the best suited of the three going forward, short and long term. If the team is already competing for the title this season, why force our hand into a transfer we don’t need to make right now. Whether it’s a couple million difference in value or not. Imagine if we overpay a bit so Faivre comes in January and we end up in second place anyway, what’s the point? If it’s possible to bring him now, great. But the current team is set up nicely, and they will continue signing players like tonali and Tomori when they can and when they are confident. They’re just not taking risks.
And this is the difference between traditional owners in football and our current (successful) strategy… Elliott wants to get more than what they pay for.But in general...you get what you pay for.
All the City, Chelsea, Atalanta stuff, I've addressed.So I guess City and Chelsea dont spend????
Or I guess Atalanta is winning the league all the time?
Sam's issue is he speaks as if only his mindset is the only way forward and others are folly. When given other examples or you highlight his ludicrous examples it isnt enough for him to just say "I see your point but disagree" he will come again with more outlandish or extreme scenarios and mountains of text.
Its very simple - the club has chosen a strategy and it is working. Some would like to see more direct investment for hopefully success sooner and others are patient to wait.
I dont see why every time someone mentions that they want a more proven direct investment he has to come along and act like if the person is crazy, His post with his examples off the top of his head was belittling and it isnt an authoritative statement no matter how long it is.
All he had to say was "well that isnt the MO of the current management so it probably wont happen" - To make it seem as if the suggestion isnt viable in any aspect is ridiculous.
Well sort of. I am saying not to be "penny wise and pound foolish". i.e. if 2-5 Million is the difference between getting a highly recommend player or not ...then we should er on the side of getting him. As opposed to trying to save that buck.I guess what Sam is trying to say is that players are a bit like GPUs (odd comparison, but stick with me). At some point you pay so much more for a player to get only a tiny little bit more performance. There's probably not much difference between 30M Tomori or 50M Bremer. Yet the price difference is significant. What our management does is trying to distinguish between the players that are actually worth the bucks and those who are simply overpriced.
Like, sure, if you want to go for a bet as sure as it can get like Vlahovic you're going to pay 70M to Commisso. That's leafs POV. Sam however argues that with proper scouting you can find the Vlahovic of the situation for 30M. If not in this transfer window, maybe in the next, and until then you cover your holes with a valuable stop-gap solution.
So I guess City and Chelsea dont spend????
Or I guess Atalanta is winning the league all the time?
Sure....but let's say Management got us our RW....and we won the scudetto isn't that getting more than what we paid for? I would think that nobody would have given this team a chance if it was presented to us in 2020.And this is the difference between traditional owners in football and our current (successful) strategy… Elliott wants to get more than what they pay for.
The player in question matters less than getting good value for money, Milan can’t afford the mistakes clubs like Chelsea can so we won’t attempt them. I know that makes discussion a lot less interesting but that’s basically the end of the discussion.
i wrote post yesterday. i used the word "experience" and said i don't like that word...at least the way it's thrown in football.Sure, but I don't want to rely on two kids when we play for the Scudetto in the final stretch of the season. That means that Pioli will opt for Romagnoli to add experience and I've been served that dish one too many times.
For anyone who's still not onboard“We want a complete defender, that is, he must be able to win a one-on-one, he must be courageous and then he must be a good playmaker, capable of making the right choices when he has the ball. It won’t be a roaring market for anyone, but I’m sure we’ll find the right player,” he stated.
This video is almost like an embodiment of every Pioli's words
You can't moneyball everything. I'm not asking for a $100M transfer here. I'm asking for a proven sure shot ~40M player.
There are always going to be transfer flops. But not every cheap signing works out either. I'm asking for somewhere in the middle.
Honestly I've lost count of the number of times we missed out on a great player and more importantly role player/cog in the machine over <2M
I see that take. Then who is experienced enough?Sure, but I don't want to rely on two kids when we play for the Scudetto in the final stretch of the season. That means that Pioli will opt for Romagnoli to add experience and I've been served that dish one too many times.
scrupulous, diligent Scouting + creating an environment/club culture for the young to flourish is not Moneyballing.Sure....but let's say Management got us our RW....and we won the scudetto isn't that getting more than what we paid for? I would think that nobody would have given this team a chance if it was presented to us in 2020.
Tomori, Kalulu, Diaz and Theo weren't exactly household names. We've gotten some "better than expected" players in Messias (who I really didn't give a chance) and Kjaer-who has been a monster.
We've done a lot of great moneyballing already. Maybe a safe bet and profit