This post should be about a football match, but instead, the focus has turned sharply to one man. Yesterday, according to multiple sources, Berlusconi said that Allegri was going to Roma, and that it would be announced following the game on Sunday. La Gazzetta dello Sport reported that he said it jokingly. But is it a joke? Or is it just another slap in the face to a man who has been criticized and confirmed all year long? It is well known that the outcome of this match, and thus our season could affect his future, so if it is true, it will not come as a surprise, either. But the crime is that once again, Berlusconi has taken precious focus away from the team and the game. What a shame if it really is to be Allegri’s last stand.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Posted by Elaine at 2:50 AM
Stubborn. Determined. Effective? These are three words that perhaps best describe the enigma that is Massimiliano Allegri. Love him or hate him, on paper, he is incredibly successful. People can argue whether or not those accomplishments are truly his, or perhaps he has simply been in the right place at the right time. But either way, he is at least part genius for being poised for such success. And geniuses are not always popular. Despite having one more year on his contract as manager of AC Milan, Sunday’s match will be key to determine whether or not he will stay on for one more year, or perhaps even be offered an extension. Ahead of this crucial fixture, here is a little more background on the life and character of this polarizing man.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Posted by Elaine at 1:20 AM
Much has been spoken all year about Massimiliano Allegri and his tenure at AC Milan. Many calling for him to be sacked, others saying to trust in him, still others saying there simply wasn’t a better option at this point. And while his ultimate judgment for this season seems to be coming at the final whistle of the final match of this season, I would like to raise a concern that no one else seems to be making: the tenure of Milanello, the red devil mascot for Milan.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Posted by Elaine at 6:02 PM
Here I thought the new jerseys would be the most distracting thing about this match. But this match had very little to do with football and more to do with distractions. Racist chants, laser pointers, and sending offs ruled the match at the end of the day. The goalless draw was simply not enough to secure Champions League qualification yet, leaving us in an even more precarious position after the match than when it kicked off. I wonder what these boys’ mothers think of their performances today?
Friday, May 10, 2013
Posted by Elaine at 12:48 AM
This preview was meant to be about what an important match this is for us. How three points will give us Champions League qualification for next year, and the prestige and money that goes along with it. How Roma interrupted our run of form in December with a resounding 4-2 defeat, and why they might try to repeat that performance on Sunday at the San Siro. But all of that pales in comparison to the more important issue that has dominated the thoughts and fears of Milan fans worldwide since yesterday: what our players will be wearing.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Posted by Elaine at 1:45 PM
I never like routs. Except when my team are teetering on the verge of losing their Champions League qualification. Then I love them. Just so long as they are in my team’s favor. Which this was. So I loved this game. With so much pressure coming down to the final stretch, four unanswered goals will be better than Ambien to help me sleep tonight.
|The protaganists in today's domination of Pescara|
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Posted by Elaine at 12:43 AM
With just three games left, everyone is on pins and needles to see if we can pull off third place and the lucrative Champions League qualification. And in a late season call to fans everywhere, Pete endorses a trip to the San Siro better than an advertisement from the Milano Tourism Bureau. Find out if Allegri’s tactics make the grade, and whether or not El Shaarawy deserves the criticism he’s gotten lately.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Posted by Elaine at 9:00 AM
It’s official, Pescara are mathematically relegated. But there are still three matches for them to play, and hosting Milan on Wednesday is one of them. The Dolphins may be dead in the water, but I’m sure they wouldn’t mind creating waves for Milan as we strive for a Champions League spot. There is also the Milan audition of one Mattia Perin, the young goalkeeper who will be returning to Genoa (who own him) and therefore available in the mercato. Having conceded 52 goals this season, nothing would please him more than a clean sheet at this point (he has actually kept 4 clean sheets), which would not only keep Milan’s scorers off the board, but put our third place dreams at risk again. So it begs the question… which team will actually be swimming with the fishes after this match?