Milan’s broken midfield needs fixing

As you read this blog, Mario Balotelli might have become an AC Milan player (again). After an embarrassing outing at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Sunday evening, the Milan management were probably made aware of the blindingly obvious problem in the recently reconstructed team. While talking to Sky Italia after the game, Sinisa Mihajlovic said,…

AC Milan’s Andrea Bertolacci – Giacomo Bonaventura conundrum

Logic rarely prevails at AC Milan, when the management seeks to reinforce the squad. Players are purchased prior to understanding the squad requirements. Let’s take Giacomo Bonaventura, for instance. The former Atalanta midfielder was signed after Milan failed to secure Jonathan Biabiany. Bonaventura, primarily, is a central midfielder. Biabiany is a winger. Even a genius…

AC Milan’s attack is incomplete

What do you know, the money is finally flowing. Silvio Berlusconi had sealed his wallet and had thrown away his cheque book, but the impending sale of the club encouraged him to revisit his coffers. Adriano Galliani is busy jetting about, signing players of exceptional calibre. The intension is clear – to bring AC Milan…

AC MILAN VS TORINO (24.05.2015) – TALKING POINTS

Stephan El Shaarawy at his best Watching a fully fit Stephan El Shaarawy is a treat. His rapid acceleration, ability to run into space, his finishing and his unselfish defensive contribution make for guaranteed entertainment. The Italian wing-forward started on the left of the front-three, a position which is unquestionably his when he is fully…

AC Milan vs AS Roma (09.05.2015) – TALKING POINTS

Over the last two games, AC MIlan have demonstrated, that if the players truly put their minds to it, they can give the best teams in the country a run for their money. Milan came undone after a heroic effort against Napoli, yes, but against Roma, the boys dressed in their gorgeous new stripes appeared…

Napoli vs AC Milan (03.05.2015) – TALKING POINTS

Dealing with absentees is one thing. Dealing with absentees when visiting the Stadio San Paolo is another. Pippo had several key players missing, namely Jeremy Menez, Philippe Mexes, Luca Antonelli and Ignazio Abate. He was forced to play Giacomo Bonaventura in an advanced position to cover for Menez’s absence. Salvatore Bocchetti started at left-back. AC…