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post #81 of 388 (permalink) Old June 14th, 2019, 01:52
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Did you guys miss Gazzetta's article where Elliot had increased the transfer budget to 80M?


80M - 8M = 72M
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Elliott also renamed the transfer budget to the "**** UEFA and **** FFP" budget.
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post #82 of 388 (permalink) Old June 14th, 2019, 03:23
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post #83 of 388 (permalink) Old June 14th, 2019, 04:19
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A funny comment I read online when all the rumors came strong:

"Why do I need to Google all these players we're signing?"

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Rumors:

- Calabria to renew

- Biglia may go

- Interest in Luis Muriel

- Interest in Lazio's Joaquin Correa

- Interest in Mario Rui

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post #86 of 388 (permalink) Old June 14th, 2019, 06:51
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Shopping at Lazio is pretty expensive and tasking. I like the idea of Mario Rui. If we can truly get Torreira, Sensi, Mario Rui, plus Krunic. And then sell Kessie, Biglia it would be a good Mercato. We'd still be midtable but in our current situation we can't do much more than that. My only concern is the Sensi/Krunic signing is no different from the Kessie signing. They are basically gambles. They may click or not.

And we are also linked with Manolas.
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Shopping at Lazio is pretty expensive and tasking. I like the idea of Mario Rui. If we can truly get Torreira, Sensi, Mario Rui, plus Krunic. And then sell Kessie, Biglia it would be a good Mercato. We'd still be midtable but in our current situation we can't do much more than that. My only concern is the Sensi/Krunic signing is no different from the Kessie signing. They are basically gambles. They may click or not.

And we are also linked with Manolas.
Good points. However, one big difference between Sensi/Krunic types and Kessie would be that presumably we would be getting players to play a certain way, based on the manager's preferences and his sense of the squad's needs, not just a collection of highly rated up-and-comers based on Mirabelli's scouting and then try to make it all work. But it is true that these are not players who are proved at a high level either.

I forgot Manolas. That would be a pretty big signing -- I would more than welcome it, but just like with Torreira or Barella, certainly won't be holding my breath.

Also, why do people keep saying we are midtable? We play like shit but almost, almost made it to CL. As mediocre and depressing as this season has been, 5th out of 20 is not midtable.

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Good points. However, one big difference between Sensi/Krunic types and Kessie would be that presumably we would be getting players to play a certain way, based on the manager's preferences and his sense of the squad's needs, not just a collection of highly rated up-and-comers based on Mirabelli's scouting and then try to make it all work. But it is true that these are not players who are proved at a high level either.

I forgot Manolas. That would be a pretty big signing -- I would more than welcome it, but just like with Torreira or Barella, certainly won't be holding my breath.

Also, why do people keep saying we are midtable? We play like shit but almost, almost made it to CL. As mediocre and depressing as this season has been, 5th out of 20 is not midtable.
Yeah, right about the Kessie, Kalinic etc signings. I remember we were confused because we were presumably going to play 4-3-3 and yet there was no LW signed or even an alternative to Suso at RW. Seemed Montella and Mirabelli were not in sync.

Re midtable - it's just that the signings we are making are the type you expect the likes of Sampdoria, Torino, Genoa etc to make. That's just it
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Good points. However, one big difference between Sensi/Krunic types and Kessie would be that presumably we would be getting players to play a certain way, based on the manager's preferences and his sense of the squad's needs, not just a collection of highly rated up-and-comers based on Mirabelli's scouting and then try to make it all work. But it is true that these are not players who are proved at a high level either.

I forgot Manolas. That would be a pretty big signing -- I would more than welcome it, but just like with Torreira or Barella, certainly won't be holding my breath.

Also, why do people keep saying we are midtable? We play like shit but almost, almost made it to CL. As mediocre and depressing as this season has been, 5th out of 20 is not midtable.
Yeah, right about the Kessie, Kalinic etc signings. I remember we were confused because we were presumably going to play 4-3-3 and yet there was no LW signed or even an alternative to Suso at RW. Seemed Montella and Mirabelli were not in sync.

Re midtable - it's just that the signings we are making are the type you expect the likes of Sampdoria, Torino, Genoa etc to make. That's just it
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Rumors:

- Calabria to renew

- Biglia may go

- Interest in Luis Muriel

- Interest in Lazio's Joaquin Correa

- Interest in Mario Rui

Calabria with regards to profit he is a decent choice if they want to make quick money, but not to the same degree as others (Donnarumma, Suso, even Cutrone). Plus he's developing into a good player

Biglia - considering his age it may be best if we parted ways, but as a back-up DM he is a good option to hold on to

Muriel - more interested in the first choice partner for Piatek than a back-up like him. Certainly not starter material

Correa - not seen much of him last season, but overall never been that impressed. Not prolific.

Rui - he offers nothing. RR is a better LB and Laxalt is good enough as a back-up

Torreira is the most exciting of the realistic rumours. Something about Manolas doesn't seem realistic to me... I think all parties concerned would make an EPL move happen if he did leave.

van, hopefully your presumption is right and with the Sensi/Krunic types we are going for players that have specific characteristics which Giampaolo would like, players that he feels would work in his set-up. Torreira definitely fits that too.
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It's official. Maldini is the Technical Director while Boban is the "Chief Football Officer". Don't know what that means.
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post #92 of 388 (permalink) Old June 14th, 2019, 14:54
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We are CL winning quality at inventing titles, remember Maldini's title last season too
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Yeah. Sporting Strategy Development Director, or something something
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Signing Boban sends a statement. He has been a very vocal critic of how Milan is run in the past several years. He often said what many fans were thinking. Now, he has the chance to improve the club from the inside.

I don't care that we are signing multiple legends to help restore the club and I really don't understand any criticism. Make up as many titles as you want Gazidis, multiple minds are greater than one. We saw what happened when Galliani had too much power and started to believe in his own mythology.
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That's what I've been saying. A few minds better than one. It worked well when Braida was still with Milan and last season with Leo and Maldini. It worked shit when Galliani was doing everything by himself and Mirabelli was a one man show.
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Let's be clear about this. No one on xt has said few is worst than one, no one. Not sure why it keeps being repeated.

What has been said though is ... roles must be clearly defined. If anyone (I don't mean xt members specifically) can clearly say what was Maldini's role last season and what chief football officer means then it is fine. Not opinion, he is in charge of mids or stuff like 'he facilitated a contact' as if he is an agent or something.
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That's a meaningless observation tho, based on nothing but pure skepticism. These are professionals, Boban gave up a career at FIFA for this, would he do so for an undefined role? There is literally no reason to think the directors will conflict or overlap. We're just fans and have no entitlement to the specifics of each director's role.

Let's just wish them well and hope for the best. And be happy the team's staff has legends who live the Milan culture.
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That's a meaningless observation tho, based on nothing but pure skepticism. These are professionals, Boban gave up a career at FIFA for this, would he do so for an undefined role? There is literally no reason to think the directors will conflict or overlap. We're just fans and have no entitlement to the specifics of each director's role.

Let's just wish them well and hope for the best. And be happy the team's staff has legends who live the Milan culture.
Because it was the same people, like Maldini, who refused several roles because of lack of clarity. It is the first time Maldini's title existed and to my knowledge it is the first time for the Boban title too.
Also, no one is saying Boban or Maldini are making a mistake or are dumb or that we don't wish them and Milan well, that's very unfair as a reply to what I posted.
About the bold line, not sure why a Milan forum exists if we can't talk about it want to know more about our team.
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It would be nice for fans to know what each of them will do, at least in broad strokes. Precisely in part because they’re club legends and people will be more curious about them than about some random 50-year-old bald dude.

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You are all making me post like sheriff lol, your fault
Any way .... Forza Milan
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