Serie A 2018/2019

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  1. Evilo

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    Can't happen. We heard about the rise back to greatness for Serie A. Just like last year and the year before.
     
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    Depends how you classify failure, I suppose. If you're at all familiar with how disasterous their ownership has been in recent memory, you'd probably be a little more leniant in what is essentially their 1st year under stable and non-fradulent owners.

    UEFA is punishing/restricting the current ownership because of the mistakes/incompetence of past regimes. It's very hard for them to make a giant leap when FFP is preventing them from splashing significant cash.

    Now, it could be argued that they've spent enough to be in the top 4 despite these restrictions, but football isn't that simple, and Atalanta deserves to be where they are. Juve, Napoli and Inter are all comfortably better sides, and were thought to be before the season started.

    When you say words like "again", it's grouping all of Milan's recent poor seasons together, when there should be clear lines in the sand between Berlusconi , Yonghong Li, and now Elliot Management's regimes. Make no mistake, Li left the club in shambles and much of the past year has just been cleaning up the mess as much as possible.

    There's rumours saying they'll sack Leonardo if they don't make CL this season, and imo, that would be a mistake. He's done well cleaning up the roster and bringing in young talented players despite the FFP landmines placed in his path. For me, moving on from Gattuso would be the only massive change I'd make and I'm not entirely sure I'd even do that unless a clear, significant upgrade is coming in. They have a good young core that just needs to grow together and be supplemented as time goes on.

    Their return to the top was always going to be a slow, gradual rise. Anyone who thought otherwise wasn't paying attention or is incapable of processing circumstance. That aside, they're in a much better position today than they were this time last year and there's reason for optimism.

    If you want to look at a true failed season, look at my club.
     
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    Not to mention, I have a really bad feeling Milan's going to end up in the top 4 in the end anyway. Inter is a complete mess (what else is new), they're playing a red-hot team trying to avoid relegation, and before you mention the "game is at San Siro" angle, let me just mention that in the three previous competitions Inter has been in this season - CL, Coppa, and EL - all three times they were eliminated came after losing or drawing games at home, so they've hardly taken care of business there in their biggest games.

    I just don't have a whole lot of confidence this is going to work out.
     
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    Milan take the lead to put pressure on others for the CL spot (draw isn't good enough for them if Milan wins). Then Dommarumma is immediately injured and has to be subbed off for Reina, but Kessie extends the lead further.
     
  5. Cassano

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    Atalanta losing now
     
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    Atalanta concede on the first chance Sassuolo had. At the moment both Milan clubs in the top 4
     
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    And then Abate makes an uncessarily stupid foul and they concede from the ensuing free kick. Well, at least Inter and atalanta aren't doing well now, but Milan needs a win and now it's a one goal lead only.
     
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    HT: Milan still lead, Atalanta equalized while Inter still being held by Empoli. Milan and Atalanta in the CL with Inter missing out currently. Roma are winning their match but they need some of the teams ahead of them to lose. Also if current results hold Genoa are going down
     
  9. Live in the Now

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    Papu Gomez :thumbu:
     
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    And now Milan are out, when both Inter and Atalanta lead and Milan are drawing.
     
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    Milan retake the lead (Kessie penalty), but it doesn't matter unless Inter or Atalanta drop points.
     
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    Atalanta up two goals with about 20 mins to play; down to the two Milan clubs now. Milan need to hold on to win and hope Inter drop points with Empoli needing to score (unless Fiorentina do them a favor)
     
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    Inter just coneded
     
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    If Inter fail I think there might be a riot at San Siro

    Anyway, Milan now 4th, Genoa going down who are still scoreless at Fiorentina (according to twitter that game was very 'peaceful' to be kind with both teams knowing a draw will be alright, but now with Empoli getting a result that will change)
     
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    Icardi will surely leave (they took him off today when still leading).

    And then they score.
     
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    Radja the Serie A legend scores. Guess the transfer may have been worth it for them at the end.
     
  18. HajdukSplit

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    Roma might have to cancel their ICC tour in the summer, if results hold their season will start July 25 with EL qualifiers :D

    Their ICC games are July 16, 20, 24
    EL 2nd round qualifying starts July 25
     
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  19. Live in the Now

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    The last few minutes of this Inter match...........
     
  20. Savi

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    Wow. Glorious chance for Empoli on the 90th
     
  21. Live in the Now

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    If I was a fan of either team I would have a heart attack.
     
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    And another one :laugh:
     
  23. Live in the Now

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    Amazing football.
     
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    I can't believe what I'm watching. This is surreal.
     
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    Crazy ending.
     

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