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Milan - Genoa, Saturday 18 match 2017 @ 20:45 CET

BOOM!

Lets go on that amazing run and clinch LE spot ...

Romagnoli (1), Bacca (1), Sosa (1) are out for cards; now Honda is also injured (rumoured to play) as is Suso (plus Bona, season over).

We are rumoured to play:

Donna

DeSce - Zapata - Paletta - Vagnoli
Kucka/Pasalic - Locatelli - Berto
Ocampos - Lapa - Deulofeu

I actually like that one. Lapa is a true N9 (though not much skilled), the midfield is solid (though not creative) and two good wingers to give service to the true N9.

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We're still only 4 points behind Inter and this one is a must win.

I've been looking for revenge against Genoa, but I don't know if we're capable of it especially with that depleted squad. However, they are in really dire shape with only winning 1 out of their last 13 games. 3 draws in that period as well, the rest of them being losses.

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Well it's a two horse race, with both horses facing the wrong way, "entertaining" us with primarily manure all season.
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Correct me if I am wrong, but - considering who is left in the Coppa - the 6th should also be LE spot, no? In that case our top competitor, the Sassuolo of 2017, is Atlanta?

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Yeah, I think that is correct.

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Well it's a two horse race, with both horses facing the wrong way, "entertaining" us with primarily manure all season.
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Well, then, let's just be frank about one thing. As poor of a run as we have had for the past 5 years, if we can't get to 6th spot for 2 years in a row and lose out to SAS and Atl, we can very well close down the club as well ...
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Well, then, let's just be frank about one thing. As poor of a run as we have had for the past 5 years, if we can't get to 6th spot for 2 years in a row and lose out to SAS and Atl, we can very well close down the club as well ...
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Our squad isn't much better than Atalanta's.
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post #9 of 68 (permalink) Old March 16th, 2017, 17:25 Thread Starter
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Our squad isn't much better than Atalanta's.

IMO that is BS actually ... I love Montella and I think he has done a great job in turning this thing around, but if we are behind Atl at the end of the season, that is mostly on him.
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The important thing for Montella is getting the players to turn the anger from the last match into a positive output, through focus and determination to beat Genoa. 11 lions out there and we can win, despite the major absentees.
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That is such a shockingly mediocre starting lineup...

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So bad that guys like Constant and Mesbah can actually stake a claim in the starting line up 😂
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That is such a shockingly mediocre starting lineup...
no kidding! should be enough to defeat genoa though.

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Deleufeu should play on the left. On the right he isnt very dangerous.
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Deleufeu should play on the left. On the right he isnt very dangerous.
IMO Deulofeu is a more conventional attacking winger ("crosser winger"), he doesn't have (yet) sharp finishing while cuts in from the left side and shoot with his strongest foot (right foot), so Montella is correct to play him on the right side.
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PORTIERI: Donnarumma, Plizzari, Storari
DIFENSORI: Antonelli, Calabria, De Sciglio, Gomez, Paletta, Vangioni, Zapata
CENTROCAMPISTI: Bertolacci, Honda, Kucka, Locatelli, Mati Fernandez, Pasalic, Poli
ATTACCANTI: Deulofeu, Cutrone, Lapadula, Ocampos.

Damn. Didn't realize the situation is that bad when it came to the offense.

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A couple of injuries and suspensions, and we are a mid table squad.
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IMO Deulofeu is a more conventional attacking winger ("crosser winger"), he doesn't have (yet) sharp finishing while cuts in from the left side and shoot with his strongest foot (right foot), so Montella is correct to play him on the right side.
In the game vs Juve he was non existent in the first half when playing on the right. He was completely lost there. Looks like he isnt familiar with playing on the right while on the left his moves come natural to him. And we could see this in the last game.
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A couple of injuries and suspensions, and we are a regelation table squad.

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A couple of injuries and suspensions, and we are a mid table squad.
We ARE a mid table squad anyway
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