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

Serie A Preview: Roma v. AC Milan

Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016

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

Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy

League Position: Milan (7), Roma (5)

Two struggling Serie A giants collide as Milan travel for a clash in the capital. The Rossoneri have struggled to beat some bad teams recently. Any predictions how this match against a good team might play out? Read More

Serie A Preview: AC Milan v. Bologna

Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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

League Position: Milan (6), Bologna (15)

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy

Our run of matches against the bottom quarter of the Serie A table coninues after the break with Roberto Donadoni and Bologna visiting Milan on Wednesday. And don’t let the second half against Frosinone fool you, this little “easy” streak has proven to be anything but. Read More

Running in Place

I’m not a Silvio apologist. I’m a Silvio realist. First all let’s caption this piece with the caveat that a discussion of Silvio starting and ending with Milan simply isn’t possible. Silvio was one of the pioneers of the methods Manchester City, PSG and other football clubs employ today. All the while, he was arguably onto more important business: running Italy.
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Serie A Preview: Frosinone v. AC Milan

Date: Sunday, December 20, 2015

Kickoff: 12:00 PM ET (USA)  /  18:00 CET (ITA)

League Position: Milan (7), Frosinone (18)

Stadio Matusa, Frosinone, Italy

I feel like I should just copy and paste the last two weeks’ previews here and just find all the Veronas and Carpis and replace them with Frosinones. Read More

Winter in Milan

I used to write about tactics. It started a few years back: how the game unfolded to me was important. Making sense of the constant motion, the unstated technique of being in the right place at the right time, and appreciating how breakdowns in that structure affected the whole seemed like the most productive use of my time. It wasn’t like we were witnessing the third rebirth of Bilsa here, this was just Allegri juggling around a 4-3-3 into a 4-3-1-2 while finding creative uses for Urby Emanuelson and giving Kevin-Prince Boateng all the confidence he needed to dupe Schalke into thinking he was a 9.

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Serie A Preview: AC Milan v. Hellas Verona

Date: Sunday, December 13, 2015

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

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy

League Position: Milan (8), Verona (20)

As if to mock us for not being able to take out the 19th placed team in Serie A last weekend, the fates have seen fit to send us the last placed team in the league at home this round. It’s as if the universe is saying, surely you can’t muck this one up? Read More

Serie A Preview: Carpi v. AC Milan

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015

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

League Position: Milan (7), Carpi (19)

Stadio Alberto Braglia, Modena, Italy

After a solid stretch of results broken up only by a tepid performance against Juve, one might think this match against Serie A debutantes Carpi would be a breeze. But if you’ve been paying attention the past few seasons and have witnessed the struggles the Rossoneri have had against the likes of Sassuolo and Empoli, you know there is no room for error or a let-up against a side that will need every measly point they can get.

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