Warning Signs

We might be whistling past the graveyard. I don’t think it’s necessarily there yet, but there’s certainly a lot of misplaces huberis surrounding this club right now. Since this won’t see the light of day for several weeks, let’s contextualize what’s going on as this is written. Sino-Europe Sports have made two confirmed hirings, Fassone (Inter, Juve, Napoli) and Mirabelli (Inter chief scout, scout at Southampton).

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Preview: Coppa Italia Final 2016

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016

Kickoff: 2:45 PM ET  /  20:45 CET (ITA)

Serie A Positions: Milan (7), Juventus (1)

Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy

Well, here we are. Another thoroughly disappointing season, and yet there is still a trophy on the line. After perhaps the easiest road to the final in Coppa Italia history, the Rossoneri face off once more with a Juventus side that has bullied them for years now. Do we deserve it? No. Do we desire it?

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Serie A Preview: AC Milan v. Juventus

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Kickoff: 2:45 PM ET (USA)  /  20:45 CET (ITA)

League Position: Milan (6), Juventus (1)

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Milan, Italy

Alright, this should go well. Read More

Serie A Preview: AC Milan v. Lazio

Date: Sunday, March 20, 2016

Kickoff: 3:45 PM ET (USA)  /  20:45 CET (ITA)

League Position: Milan (6), Lazio (8)

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy

Oh cautious optimism, why did I allow you to creep into my skull? Things are looking, well, pretty typical for Milan both on and off the field of play again these days. Our unbeaten run now decidedly at an end, a lame squad with a likely lame-duck manager welcomes Lazio, fresh off of their own humiliation, to the San Siro on Sunday. Read More

Reality and Why It’s Overrated

There’s an awful, overused and misapplied quote by Marilyn Monroe who gets reverence mostly because she died young and beautiful. It goes something along the lines of, “If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you don’t deserve me at my best.”

First of all this is a terrible quote for so many reasons, but just factually – it’s adrift of reality. That’s not how things are. That’s not how people work, that’s not how life works. But at the same time it’s also true in the sense, that Monroe is the sort of person who IS able to play it like that. If Kathy Bates said that quote, nobody would remember it.

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Serie A Preview: Sassuolo v. Milan

Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016

Kickoff: 9:00 AM ET (USA)  /  15:00 CET (ITA)

League Position: Milan (6), Sassuolo (7)

Mapei Stadium, Reggio Emilia, Italy

After the results went our way last round Milan now sit just one point back of Inter and the fifth position, and perhaps more surprisingly just 6 points back of third place. Now, I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself, but it’s nice to be this deep into the season and still have every match be of real, vital importance. Read More

Serie A Preview: AC Milan v. Torino

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016

Kickoff: 2:45 PM ET (USA) / 20:45 CET (ITA)

League Position: Milan (6), Torino (11)

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy

Even the most cynical Milanisti have to admit the recent undefeated streak has been at least slightly encouraging. Mihajlovic at the very least has made them hard to beat and the chase down the stretch to catch Inter might actually be fun. But we’ve got to keep the good times rolling as a sputtering Torino side visits the San Siro this weekend. Read More

Serie A Preview: AC Milan v. Internazionale

Date: Sunday, January 31, 2016

Kickoff: 2:45 PM ET (USA) / 20:45 CET (ITA)

League Position: Milan (6), Inter (4)

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy

All derbies are high-stakes, but with Inter trying to stay in the top 3 race and Milan reaching for Roma’s 5th spot, this one comes at a particularly significant time for each club. Both teams have been frustrating supporters with their inconsistency, more a recent trend for a Nerazzuri side that just missed out on topping Serie A at Christmas. Read More

Serie A Preview: Empoli v. AC Milan

Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016

Kickoff: 2:45 PM ET (USA) / 20:45 CET (ITA)

League Position: Milan (6), Empoli (8)

Stadio Carlo Castellani, Empoli, Italy

Alright well, that was a pleasant surprise. Bookended by two nice finishes, Milan set out with a clear gameplan against Fiorentina and executed it to near perfection. Maybe Mihajlovic is figuring some things out lately, but it’s going to take many more similar results for Milan to hoist themselves back up into European contention. Read More

Serie A Preview: AC Milan v. Fiorentina

Date: Sunday, January 17, 2016

Kickoff: 2:45 PM ET (USA)  /  20:45 CET (ITA)

League Position: Milan (8), Fiorentina (4)

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy

Hooray we’re in the Coppa Italia semifinal! You’ll forgive me if that’s the most I celebrate for now, won’t you? The win over Carpi came on the heels of a 1-1 draw against Roma that doesn’t look bad on paper, yet with as many opportunities as Milan had to win that game it still leaves an uneasy feeling heading into the second half of the Serie A season. Read More