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Serie A Preview: AC Milan v. Internazionale

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014

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

League Position: Milan (7), Inter (9)

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy

Always an important occasion, this season’s first installment of the Derby della Madonnina comes at a critical time for both Milanese sides. With just one point separating them from each other, and a few more separating them from spots in Europe, new manager Pippo Inzaghi and even newer Inter manager Roberto Mancini should have little trouble firing up their squads this Sunday. Read More

On Wingbacks and 4-3-3 / 4-3-1-2 formation changes [2012]

“Dude, I think he’s doing the dice thing too much.” “That’s really all he’s got.”   Think of Seth Rogen as Max Allegri. Allegri’s dice move is his over-reliance on his 4-3-1-2 formation.  There are two important components to this formation: a trequartista and the wing backs.

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Serie A Preview: Empoli v. AC Milan

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Kickoff: 2:45 PM ET (USA) / 19:45 CET (ITA)

League Position: Milan (4), Empoli (19)

Stadio Carlo Castellani, Empoli, Italy

Milan experienced their first setback of the new campaign on Saturday, not that it was wholly unexpected. The result obviously disappointed, but for many so did the performance. As luck would have it, there’s a very quick turnaround to the next match as the Rossoneri contest the sole Serie A match this Tuesday. Read More

The Curtain and the Breakup

You know that scene in “The Wizard of Oz” where they pull back the curtain, and you find out Oz is really just a person like everyone else? That moment is when “the jig is up”, and the whole spectacle is seen from a different lens. I keep waiting for that moment to happen with Milan. Silvio will appear on Striscia la notizia holding a single notecard and will solemnly admit that Milan is broke, and he can’t continue like this.

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Hotel Milan

It’s been a while and I sort of forgot that I used to enjoy doing this.

Also, the fact I enjoyed doing this meant that I put in my own money to make a website where I could write whatever whenever.

It never made sense to monetise it in any way – that would mean this was work, which it was never meant to be.

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Champions League Preview: Atlético Madrid v. AC Milan

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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

League Positions: Milan (10), Atlético (2)

Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid, Spain

It’s all or nothing this time, Milanisti. The only shot we have of being in the Champions League again next year is winning the whole thing this year. Down (1-0 heading into the away leg in Madrid) but not out, it’s time to see what these Rossoneri are made of.

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Serie A Preview: AC Milan v. Juventus

Date: Sunday, March 2, 2014

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

League Position: Milan (9), Juventus (1)

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy

We finally saw the type of professional, coherent performance we are accustomed to from our beloved Rossoneri in the comfortable win over Sampdoria last weekend. With a bit a of renewed domestic confidence, but also a number of injuries, Milan welcome champions and league leaders Juventus back to the San Siro on Sunday.

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Serie A Preview: AC Milan v. Bologna

Date: Friday, February 14, 2014

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

League Position: Milan (11), Bologna (16)

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy

Milan tries to bring the romance back this Valentine’s day after a rough, exposing loss to Napoli last weekend. Bologna snatched a point at home in their first meeting this season only after Robinho and Abate saved Milan late. Neither side has improved their position much from the last time around, and each will be desperate to climb further up the table.

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Serie A Preview: AC Milan v. Torino

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014

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

League Position: Milan (9), Torino (6)

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy

Two Serie A wins in a row! TWO! Is that a streak? This year it is. A surprising Torino side visit the San Siro on Saturday hoping Milan can’t extend it to three. THREE wins in a row!? Can you even imagine?

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Serie A Preview: Cagliari v. AC Milan

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014

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

League Position: Milan (11), Cagliari (14)

Stadio Sant’Elia, Cagliari, Italy

Well we just can’t seem to build any momentum, can we? The Rossoneri come into another match off the back of a disappointing loss, this one eliminating them from the last competition they realistically could have won. No time to nurse wounds however, as hosts Cagliari have their own designs on climbing the Serie A table.

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