Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Infordin, Jul 15, 2017.
What’s happened with the Chinese?
There seems to be a lot of pressure to qualify for the CL, which based on the quality of their competition looks very unlikely.
Not that it's likely to happen but I think he would be a nice player to have on the right for us.
This squad has a long way to go but this was a very well worked team goal, 43 moves in total -
Montella's sides always play well, tbh.
They bought too many players at one go.
True, but many of them still don't look good enough.
Just like the Toffees
They bought some decent players but there was too much change in a very short period of time
Apparently not enough. Borini is a regular for them.
That's another issue. Montella is senile. I often wonder how a meah player with a meah football career can end up managing a top club despite having no links to that club whatsoever. Montella, Gary Neville....the list go on and on
SAF? Plenty of examples. You are being a tad harsh here, his record at Sampdoria was very good and he did win Serie A with Roma. I don't follow Serie A much these days but the consistency he gave Fiorentina is probably what Milan need most in times of instability. No?
Think only Kessie, Bonucci and Ricardo Rodriguez are up for it.
Montella was a good player. One of few living players that won Serie A with a different club than Inter, AC or Juventus. Scored a goal every other game.
SAF grew up as a manager overachieving in a couple of times. Montella was a meah player and a meah manager. He shouldn't be managing AC Milan.
He was a mid table type of goal poacher. He never actually proved anything either in Europe or with the national team. The Italian answer to Les Ferdinand.
Andre Silva is a decent striker. Unfortunately the idiot seem preferring others to him to the amazement of most fans/critics including Inter legend Beppe Bergomi. Conti had a splendid season with Atalanta scoring 8 goals in 32 matches (including goals against Juve and AC Milan). That's quite amazing for a wingback isn't it? Biglia had a great season with Lazio and Calhanoglu was courted by various clubs before signing with them. This is a good side for the task at hand (ie top 4). The problem lie with too many changes at the same time and a crap manager whose not up to the task.
Borini's playing because of injuries. And he's playing well too
Which part do you disagree with?
All good players, but only those three can improve Milan, imo.
I think that's fair even though I don't think Bonucci has played all that well. Milan's defence is all over the shop. I like Calhanoglu, and he has had a few bright spots, but he definetly needs to step it up.
I think they should be playing Suso as a CM/RW more so that he's more involved in games. He's Milan's best player at making things happen.
Yeah, i do like Suso. He has been Milan best player this season.
He reminds me a bit of De Bruyne. A very direct player.
Ferguson, Mourinho, Most top managers were in fact pretty meh, footballers or in the case of Houllier, Parreira, Arrigo Sacchi... never played pro football at all.
Plenty of examples of great players being poor managers too Maradona, Charlton, Shearer, Gullit etc..
In this case football career means management and playing career.
Higuain with his 100th Serie A goal, AC 0-1 Juve at HT
Not doing well considering the money they spent, 8th in the League. Worried they'll sack Montella and try to tempt Conte back to Italy
I'd hate to lose Conte, even if we finish the season trophy less I'd still want to keep him, not many managers that could do a job as good as he has done
He didn't start for Italy because they had Del Piero and Totti and partly Vieri in his prime. Italian NTs are also known to play a lot of different players. Whilst you might see Milner in every England squad Italians would rather change this up and play lots of different players off the bench. Chiesa only had 22 caps, Signori had 28. Montella was also often injured so his numbers are partly less because of that.
A goal scored every other game is very good. His record is better than Pippo Inzaghi's for example. Mid-table players don't start for a good team and win titles. Les Ferdinand had his moment but a totally different player. In their respective peaks Serie A was the better league. Montella was perhaps not a world beater but he probably was a better striker than many strikers today in the prem.
We should have signed a worldclass striker with € 60-65 mln like Morata Costa or Auba and not Silva (€38 mln) + Kalinic (€25 mln)..
Against Lazio, Inter, Juve and Roma their top strikers killed us (Immobile hattrick, Icardi hattrick, Higuain brace and Dzeko the decisive goal) while Kalinic+Silva scored 0 goals in those 4 matches
Montella was a goal poacher not a no 10. His competitors were Inzaghi and Vieri. He also had 20 caps with Italy scoring an incredible record of 3 goals. Inzaghi scored some 25 goals in 57 matches.
The funny thing is that he made a remark to Andre Silva that he must be more like Inzaghi. Which is kind of ironic to mention that since Inzaghi played in his same role, during his same time. Can you see manager Stam asking Tuanzebe to be more like Johnson or Campbell? I doubt it. Which makes me wonder. Does Mortadella even rated himself as a player.?
Some players happen to be good for small-mid table clubs. Montella, Taibi, Darmian, Chiesa....the list goes on and on.
Is it true that if they don't make the UCL next year they'll be sold again ?
Costa had his eyes on Atletico, Morata cost more than that, you really should have broken the bank for Auba and not sure he was 100% interested either (he probably was hoping for a bigger club).
Les Ferdinand was a terrific striker. Won player of the year in 96 too.
All in all, good comparison to Montella. they were both reduced to secondary roles by the two best out and out strikers of their time (Shearer, Batistuta).
I get that you're not his biggest fan but calling him a Bolognese ham seems a bit too much
Im glad you've noticed that
I don't completely blame him either. The staff turnover Milan had suffered from was both necessary and painful. It was bound to cause problems. Having said that, some of the mistakes Montella had done are unforgivable. He's a small-mid sized club manager standard and AC Milan now have way bigger ambitions than that. I think that Ancelotti will soon be signed and he'll be a far better fit to this new Milan than Montella is.
Owners borrowed €300 million at sky high interest rates and they haven't spent it well. So, it's win the Europa League or fire sale. Wouldn't say no to a couple of them by the way.
Whom? Apart from Donnaruma, it seems like a collection of overpriced dross.
Don't mind their big spending. They are a proper club, rich of history.
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