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CARLO. He arrived with the reputation of an unlucky loser; in his second season in a chilly evening in Manchester with Milan having played the best football in Europe, we had won FINALLISMO, San Paolo 40 years after his father had done the same lifted the Cup with the Big Ears to the heavens in triumph. Meanwhile Juventini cried. Without doubt, the best moment, won through class and cunning against opponents we later found to be the disgusting cheating scumbags we all thought they were. When the players hoisted him up in the air, his fist clenched in triumph and his face a picture of joy, we knew a new story began. Through it all, this has been Carlo's era.

Marco van Basten. 1 million pounds. He had to nursed back to health and then form. Milan, Sacchi, Galliani and the Rosseneri fans believed in him and were repaid 100fold. Like the great Maradona had said, the Swan was on the way to be greater than them all until fate, inattentive and easily intimidated referees and a German butcher intervened.

Weah. He arrived from PSG when already 30, perhaps a precursor of Galliani's love affair with veterans. He left with a World Footballer of the Year award and the hearts of football and Rosseneri fans everywhere.

Shevchenko. He gave his best years to us and promptly became useless when he left at a handy profit. All in all, a handy transfer ;)

Rino. He wasn't good enough for Rangers.

Ambro. Many times we could have sold him, they say Real Madrid wanted him. While not in name, this man has become the natural sucessor to the legacy of Il Capitano. A man for the big ocassion, he scored the decisive goal in a CL semi-final and played what many commentators called the "perfect game" in a damp San Siro against Manchester in our miraculous journey to #7.

Seedorf - Coco. Wow, this one turned out "pretty okay".

Pirlo. The fulcrum of a future World Cup winning side, as much as this is Carlo's Milan, Carlo's Milan is Pirlo's Milan.

Cafu on a a Bosman. I think the best Bosman signing ever. A player with two hearts and no fee? Well done Galliani!

Nesta. The peerless, though none could claim to be near the great Franco Baresi, Nesta brough a magnificence all his own. Grazie Adriano, grazie Massimo ;)

Kaka - even at 8 million Euros, his name was too funny for Moggi to sign. Luckily for us, Galliani and Braida has a better sense of humour than a really dumb 8 year old. Once again, 8 million Euros for Kaka.

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Is this the anti A No Confidence Motion in Galliani thread?
 

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dabdob,

no, its just a way to cling onto faint reminscences of better times in what is obviously the beginning of Milan's inevitable slide towards Serie C and eventually financial bankruptcy and disolution due to the ineptitude of our management :(
 

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bono,

I don't know. Is it really a super important Q in any case when we're just trying to cling to scraps of hope that Galliani and our management can fluke some more mercato like those despite being imbeciles that could easily replaced by any number of fans aged under 25 studying accounting or finance in university?
 

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Bono, where is your cool Hollanf jersey avatar?
 

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bono,

I don't know. Is it really a super important Q in any case when we're just trying to cling to scraps of hope that Galliani and our management can fluke some more mercato like those despite being imbeciles that could easily replaced by any number of fans aged under 25 studying accounting or finance in university?
:howler::howler::howler::howler:
 

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Is this the anti A No Confidence Motion in Galliani thread?
Ok seriously, I think your question is incredible. Let me quote Kant:

"I. Of the difference between Pure and Empirical Knowledge

That all our knowledge begins with experience there can be no doubt.
For how is it possible that the faculty of cognition should be
awakened into exercise otherwise than by means of objects which affect
our senses, and partly of themselves produce representations, partly
rouse our powers of understanding into activity, to compare to
connect, or to separate these, and so to convert the raw material of
our sensuous impressions into a knowledge of objects, which is
called experience? In respect of time, therefore, no knowledge of ours
is antecedent to experience, but begins with it.

But, though all our knowledge begins with experience, it by no means
follows that all arises out of experience. For, on the contrary, it
is quite possible that our empirical knowledge is a compound of that
which we receive through impressions, and that which the faculty of
cognition supplies from itself (sensuous impressions giving merely
the occasion), an addition which we cannot distinguish from the original
element given by sense, till long practice has made us attentive to,
and skilful in separating it. It is, therefore, a question which
requires close investigation, and not to be answered at first sight,
whether there exists a knowledge altogether independent of experience,
and even of all sensuous impressions? Knowledge of this kind is called
a priori, in contradistinction to empirical knowledge, which has its
sources a posteriori, that is, in experience.

But the expression, "a priori," is not as yet definite enough
adequately to indicate the whole meaning of the question above
started. For, in speaking of knowledge which has its sources in
experience, we are wont to say, that this or that may be known a
priori, because we do not derive this knowledge immediately from
experience, but from a general rule, which, however, we have itself
borrowed from experience. Thus, if a man undermined his house, we say,
"he might know a priori that it would have fallen;" that is, he needed
not to have waited for the experience that it did actually fall. But
still, a priori, he could not know even this much. For, that bodies
are heavy, and, consequently, that they fall when their supports are
taken away, must have been known to him previously, by means of
experience.

By the term "knowledge a priori," therefore, we shall in the
sequel understand, not such as is independent of this or that kind
of experience, but such as is absolutely so of all experience. Opposed
to this is empirical knowledge, or that which is possible only a
posteriori, that is, through experience. Knowledge a priori is
either pure or impure. Pure knowledge a priori is that with which no
empirical element is mixed up. For example, the proposition, "Every
change has a cause," is a proposition a priori, but impure, because
change is a conception which can only be derived from experience."



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I hope you see now.
 

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Ok seriously, I think your question is incredible. Let me quote Kant:

Giberish Giberish Giberish..........

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I hope you see now.
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Yes indeed, so now let me use another great philospher T-Pain:

"Chorus]
She had them Apple Bottom Jeans [Jeans]
Boots with the fur [With the fur]
The whole club lookin at her
She hit the floor [She hit the floor]
Next thing you know
Shawty got low low low low low low low low

Them baggy sweat pants
And the Reeboks with the straps [With the straps]
She turned around and gave that big booty a smack [Ayy]
She hit the floor [She hit the floor]
Next thing you know
Shawty got low low low low low low low low

[Verse 1:]
I ain't never seen nuthin that'll make me go,
This crazy all night spendin my dough
Had a million dollar vibe and a bottle to go
Dem birthday cakes, they stole the show
So sexual, she was flexible
Professional, drinkin X and ooo
Hold up wait a minute, do i see what I think I
Whoa
Did I think I seen shorty get low
Ain't the same when it's up that close
Make it rain, I'm makin it snow
Work the pole, I got the bank roll
Imma say that I prefer them no clothes
I'm into that, I love women exposed
She threw it back at me, I gave her more
Cash ain't a problem, I know where it goes

She had them

[Chorus]
Apple Bottom Jeans [Jeans]
Boots with the fur [With the fur]
Got the whole club lookin at her
She hit the floor [She hit the floor]
Next thing you know
Shawty got low low low low low low low low

Them baggy sweat pants
And the Reeboks with the straps [With the straps]
She turned around and gave that big booty a smack [Ayy]
She hit the floor [She hit the floor]
Next thing you know
Shawty got low low low low low low low low

[Verse 2:]
Hey
Shawty what I gotta do to get you home
My jeans full of gwap
And they ready for Shones
Cadillacs Maybachs for the sexy grown
Patrone on the rocks that'll make you moan

One stack (come on)
Two stacks (come on)
Three stacks (come on, now that's three grand)
What you think I'm playin baby girl
I'm the man, I'll bend the rubber bands

That's what I told her, her legs on my shoulder
I knew it was ova, that Henny and Cola
Got me like a Soldier
She ready for Rover, I couldn't control her
So lucky oo me, I was just like a clover
Shorty was hot like a toaster
Sorry but I had to fold her,
Like a pornography poster
She showed her

[Chorus]
Apple Bottom Jeans [Jeans]
Boots with the fur [With the fur]
The whole club lookin at her
She hit the floor [She hit the floor]
Next thing you know
Shawty got low low low low low low low low

Them baggy sweat pants
And the Reeboks with the straps [With the straps]
She turned around and gave that big booty a smack [Ayy]
She hit the floor [She hit the floor]
Next thing you know
Shawty got low low low low low low low low

[Verse 3:]
Whoa
Shawty
Yea she was worth the money
Lil mama took my cash,
And I ain't want it back,
The way she bit that rag,
Got her them paper stacks,
Tattoo Above her crack,
I had to handle that,

I was on it, sexy woman, let me shownin
They be want it two in the mornin
I'm zonin in them rosay bottles foamin
She wouldn't stop, made it drop
Shorty did that pop and lock,
Had to break her off that gwap
Gah it was fly just like my glock

[Chorus]
Apple Bottom Jeans [Jeans]
Boots with the fur [With the fur]
Got the whole club lookin at her
She hit the floor [She hit the floor]
Next thing you know
Shawty got low low low low low low low low

Them baggy sweat pants
And the Reeboks with the straps [With the straps]
She turned around and gave that big booty a smack [Ayy]
She hit the floor [She hit the floor]
Next thing you know
Shawty got low low low low low low low low"

Great talking with you dab!
 

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The last of these successes came in 04 and we're in 2008, so that says something doesn't it. Since 2004 our "main" moves

05: Gila(fail), Janku (OK but nothing more), Vieri (big fail)
06: Oliveira (big fail), Amoroso(fail),Bonera(OK), Favalli(no comment),Gourcuff(fail)
07:Oddo(OK at best),Ronaldo(fail),Emerson(fail),Pato(OK so far but still early)

Quite Impressive
 

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The last of these successes came in 04 and we're in 2008, so that says something doesn't it. Since 2004 our "main" moves

05: Gila(fail), Janku (OK but nothing more), Vieri (big fail)
06: Oliveira (big fail), Amoroso(fail),Bonera(OK), Favalli(no comment),Gourcuff(fail)
07:Oddo(OK at best),Ronaldo(fail),Emerson(fail),Pato(OK so far but still early)

Quite Impressive
Please be advised that this thread is for positives of Galliani's era. If you want to post negatives, please do so on the other thread.

You will be hearing from our lawyers soon :lala:
 

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Pato just "OK"? You're bending the truth just to make a point. Pato's been more than OK in the half a season of football that he's had. There's no two ways about it. He's a fantastic signing. In my opinion Bonera and Jankulovski have been more than OK too. In no way has Emerson failed at Milan. He was brought in to add defensive cover to our midfield which we lacked on the bench. He's not failed at that, just look at his performances when he's come off the bench. Sure he is on the wrong side of 30 and expensive, but saying he has been a failure is off the mark.

You seem to have also overlooked Jaap Stam who joined us in 2004. He was a decent signing, more than OK and far from a failure. Crespo was technically a player on loan but still a successful move by Galliani. He didnt put huge numbers on his goal tally but I dont need to tell you how important some of his goals were. Both these guys were established Serie A players with a good measure of quality and experience.

Considering the level our team reached after taking the Scudetto in 2004, it was hard to improve the team and our transfer campaigns since then cannot be compared to the period of 01-04 where we needed to spend big money on big players.
 

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oddo, bonera, pato have been and are very important additions to this squad. FRonaldo was greta when he was not injured, so its hard to say "fail" just like that.
 

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Pato just "OK"? You're bending the truth just to make a point. Pato's been more than OK in the half a season of football that he's had. There's no two ways about it. He's a fantastic signing. In my opinion Bonera and Jankulovski have been more than OK too. In no way has Emerson failed at Milan. He was brought in to add defensive cover to our midfield which we lacked on the bench. He's not failed at that, just look at his performances when he's come off the bench. Sure he is on the wrong side of 30 and expensive, but saying he has been a failure is off the mark.

You seem to have also overlooked Jaap Stam who joined us in 2004. He was a decent signing, more than OK and far from a failure. Crespo was technically a player on loan but still a successful move by Galliani. He didnt put huge numbers on his goal tally but I dont need to tell you how important some of his goals were. Both these guys were established Serie A players with a good measure of quality and experience.

Considering the level our team reached after taking the Scudetto in 2004, it was hard to improve the team and our transfer campaigns since then cannot be compared to the period of 01-04 where we needed to spend big money on big players.
Crespo and Stam came in 2004 and I was counting 2005 and onwards.....

Pato has been OK-good, but let's not over-hype the kid shall we. it's still early, first signs are promising no doubt, but he played half-season, of which he spent a good month-45 days injured and another good few weeks coming off the bench. Success should not be defined on a period 4 months, it should be 1 full season at least. I like Pato and alot and welcome his presence at Milan , but let's not say it was a resounding success just yet.

Janku is OK for sure. He scored a few important goals, he's made his contribution however he remains defensively suspect and certainly far from a world-beater. Let's be objective here about the overall impact.

If Bonera is more than OK then its a big joke. Not a special player, good to have on the bench and starting in the odd stretch, can play in varous positions with different levels. Decent-OK and nothing more.

How many games did Emerson start?? Such a waste, he was not there when we needed him the most. Always injured and did not get any rythm. He's definitely been a failure for us and I have difficult time imagining this will change alot next season
 
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