Monday, March 10, 2014

Podcast: Growing Pains

With good performances come higher expectations. Not just results, but increasingly good and consistent performances. Yet there are so many things that can keep the performances from happening. Like midweek International friendlies, resting players for a Champions League match, and more. So Milan are growing, but with growing comes growing pains.

Growing hurts sometimes


My guest this time is a podcast favorite, David, of the fantastic acmilanfinance.com. In this episode, we chat about:

• News of the Week: Poli’s injury, Seedorf trolling Juve, and the rumors of a potential sale of the club

• To Be or Not to Be: A New Milan Stadium? Read David’s article here.

• Reviews: Serie A week 26 vs. Juventus, Serie A week 27 at Udinese

• International Break: Which Milan players played for their national teams?

• Upcoming Matches Preview: Champions League Round of 16 at Atletico Madrid, Serie A week 28 vs. Parma, Serie A week 29 at Lazio

• Elaine’s Rant: Believing in Balotelli


Thanks so much to David for another amazing podcast. Check out his fantastic site at acmilanfinance.com and also follow him on Twitter @DavidLSwan


Our next match is
Champions League Round of 16
Atletico Madrid vs. AC Milan
Tuesday, March 11 • 20:45 CET (3:45 EDT)
This match is being shown on Fox Sports 2 in the U.S.
Check here for stream links ahead of the match


Atletico-Milan Mini-Preview: Don’t Let Them Break You

After the first round at the San Siro where Milan played so incredibly well, but lost and gave up an away goal to the current La Liga leaders, this match is do or die. Milan will need at least two goals to progress. But more importantly, after the literal beating Atletico gave Milan last time, we will need to stay injury free.


Montolivo is still suspended, but Seedorf has called up the following: Abbiati, Amelia, Coppola, Abate, Bonera, Constant, De Sciglio, Mexes, Rami, Zaccardo, Zapata, Birsa, De Jong, Emanuelson, Essien, Kak√†, Muntari, Poli, Balotelli, Pazzini, Robinho, Taarabt. He rested every possible man and gave time to those returning from injury, which likely cost us the match vs. Udinese, so I expect that they are putting all of their eggs in one basket for this one. Just remember, guys, don’t let them break you!

Forza Milan!!