- Aug 30, 2004
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You can say it a few more times it won’t make a good observation. How do we compare to Bologna by winning the league?I've said it a few times, we aren't Bologna..your expectations aren't fitting what we should demand. Even if we only finished top 4, we cannot be satisfied or expect a guy from a relegation team in France to immediately be able to walk into our squad. There's a higher chance of him having an average to weak season than one where he matches the goals/assists we'd expect. That being said, I want to see him develop and giving opportunities in favourable situations. (where he has the best chance of doing well, with less pressure).
What’s the expectation? Gradually Getting back to the level we were, among top teams, and eventually start Winning again … not only the Expectation is being met but way ahead of schedule Using this very “Bologna” method.
That’s what you’re confusing , method.
People have stuck in their mind a certain method (flashier and more exciting windows) of building a winning team and it seems their brain is stuck on it. Any other way is impossible.
The praise of how well and Smartly Maldini and co are building this team has been going around among football fan and pundits but now we are seeing articles of teams (United) actually looking at the “Bologna” model of Milan and trying to replicate. Maybe it’s because when well done, it bears results. Results Which are in front of your eyes to see.
Players are scouted for their abilities (technical but also psychological) and fit in the team play and brought in.
And allowing them a year or 2 to start balling is part of the process. Though even before they start balling they all do well enough to contribute Immediately to the team result.
“A guy from a relegation team in France”
Doesn’t matter where he is from. Bennacer and Tonali are from relegation teams in Italy, I guess “Italy” makes it better.
Kalulu is not even from a realegation team in French second division. He never played a minute of professional football.
Kjaer Tomori would not get off the bench in their previous teams.
If the player is right, he is right. There is no simpler way to put it.
Just to add, if he was as amazing as you think, Bordeaux wouldn't have left him riding the bench in the crucial end to the season.
Don’t even Know how to respond to this. If, for you, not starting regularly the end of the season for a guy who played about in 36 Of 37 games over 2200 min in the season… their best creator (didn’t check but I don’t think no one has more assists)…if that’s a clear indication of not being good, then be it.
Btw the first 5 games of the season, he didn’t start either. So you could be right.
Well your point is in contrast with what we do (and it works Amazing), and management has publicly stated how we operate.My point isn't that he's young and therefore has to be back up. It's that he has to prove that he's worthy of our trust to be counted on. His numbers aren't good even in a weaker league..so how can I expect he will push on? He may. But I like some sort of assurances. If he impresses in his first season, sure then he can be counted on. I'd start Krunic ahead of him, until he proves he's better.
First, I think he has done more than enough in the “weaker league” (will come back to that) in the past 3 season to prove that he is worth it. But if we want to by what you’re saying then that is an established player. the hype you’re looking for (because that’s all it is) would make him a 30-50m signing.and that’s not what we do.
Make sure they have the tools to be great and Get them before they explode. Create the environment here to maximize chances of them reaching their potential.
Weaker league. France produce the best talents in the world right now…5x 10x more than Serie A the stronger league.
So just like you “not starting in relegation team” it’s very superficial.
So get used to be dissatisfied during “underwhelming” markets, at least you will enjoy the celebrations at the end brought by those “Bologna” signings.