Friday, February 24, 2017

Sassuolo-Milan Preview: Chemistry

It’s no secret that Milan have an unusual relationship with Sassuolo. If by unusual, you mean a knack for losing to the little giants. But it’s not just their propensity, since being promoted, to beat us in the most spectacular of ways. I believe it goes all the way to the top. Their owner, Giorgio Squinzi, is a chemist by trade. He is also a lifelong Milanista and makes no secret about that. He has discovered the perfect formula to not only beat Milan, but to find amazing success with the smallest of budgets. It begs the question as to whether or not football is more science than sport.

Proud Milanista, chemist, and football genius

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Big Fat Paycheck

Whatever with Milan’s results this year. Whatever might seem stressful amongst the team or on the pitch, it’s nothing in comparison. Not even the sale of the club is as stressful as one singular thing: Donnarumma’s contract renewal. Gigio’s 18th birthday is this Saturday, and Milan fans have been losing sleep over whether or not he’ll renew with Milan and if Milan will offer him enough to keep the other clubs away. It’s not the player that we worry about, we know he’s Milan nel cuore. It’s his agent, Mino Raiola, the most despicable agent in football. He doesn’t care about the well being of his clients, he only cares about how rich they can make him. We look at Donnarumma and see perhaps the greatest goalkeeper ever. He looks at Donnarumma and sees a big fat paycheck.

In the end, it's all about Mino

Monday, February 20, 2017

Milan 2, Fiorentina 1: Still Dreaming

This match was hyped to be an important match in the race for Europe. With both teams having a point to prove, there was even more emotion in the air when they took the pitch at the San Siro. Those emotions often took over the rational thought of players and fans alike, much to the chagrin of Valeri and team. But in the end, the grinta that Milan have been surviving on won again, over any kind of good football and against a very worthy opponent. So we are still in seventh place, but now we are four points clear of the Viola in the hunt for Europe. With two goals and despite three center backs, Milan are still dreaming.

How to Win 101 by Gerard Deulofeu

Friday, February 17, 2017

Milan-Fiorentina Preview: Point to Prove

Fiorentina will be arriving at the San Siro on Sunday just a single point behind us on the table. One point. Playing in the Europa League yesterday was likely all that much more of a reminder that they’ll want to be in Europe again next season. Milan were likely painfully aware all week that they are not playing in Europe again this season, and with the hope of an infusion of cash finally this summer, are all the more desperate to get back to European competition so that they can actually attract big players to the team. When you consider that both sides also earned a point when they last played each other in September in a nil-nil draw, on Sunday, both sides absolutely will have a point to prove.

Bacca also has a point to prove... if he gets to play

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Podcast: Another Year, Another Podcast

Six years ago, Milan Obsession quietly came into existence as a humble little blog talking about Milan. Four years ago, the podcast was added. And now, in 2017, I think it’s clear that I will never stop talking about Milan. Ever. Like it or not, I took this chance to have a great chat about Milan to celebrate these milestones. You’re welcome.

Let's get this party started

Monday, February 13, 2017

Lazio 1, Milan 1: Hijacked

This was supposed to be a gift for Lazio. A chance to jump into fourth place on the table, as Milan were coming to the Olimpico missing almost all of our defense and other key players. But despite their best efforts, including 23 shots with a whopping ten of those on target, their chance was spoiled by some grinta and a single moment of brilliance from Suso. And their fourth place plans got hijacked.


Lazio vs. Milan: Walking Dead

Milan’s starting eleven coming out of the dressing room

Lazio vs. Milan
Monday, February 13 • 20:45 CET (2:45pm EST)
This match will be shown LIVE on RAI and BeIN Sports in the U.S.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Lazio-Milan Preview: Wilderness Survival

Some people will intentionally put themselves in harm’s way under the premise of adventure. They put themselves in the wilderness with little to nothing and force themselves to find food and shelter and survive predators and the elements alike… for fun. That’s crazy. But then there are those who find themselves in a similar situation through no fault of their own, stranded because of an accident or something, and they must fight literally to live or die. That is Milan this week. With injuries and suspensions alike, they must go to the lair of the Eagles and fight for their European competition lives. Pippo Inzaghi’s little brother and his convocation of Eagles are already circling over the stadium looking for their red and black prey, while Montella is leaving his star players on the training table in search of a starting eleven that can survive this match. It is wilderness survival time for Milan.

A harsh wilderness awaits Milan