Podcast: The Future of Milan

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse at Milan, we lost to Udinese with a performance that would make Mary Poppins depressed. With rumors of a full-blown meltdown and Inzaghi ordering the team into ritiro until our Genoa match, there hasn’t been much to smile about this week. But maybe that is something we need to start to wrap our heads around. Even if the rumors of Berlusconi selling a majority share of the club come true, it will take more than money to rebuild this Milan. We need to start being realistic about the future of Milan.

Even Matri fears for the future of Milan

This time I was joined by my Milan Obsession co-founder Jovan. After his brief foray into blogging, he went on to have lots more fun by creating and developing fantasyseriea.com and three other Fantasy Football sites. But he still has time for his lifelong club Milan, as evidenced in our conversation:

• News of the Week: Meet the Mayor, Primavera success, Slumber Party at Milanello, massive losses for 2014

• Season to Date: our results from Serie A

• The Current State of Milan: how we got here, where we are

• The Future of Milan: trying to be realistic about the speculation and rumors, especially for fans who are waiting for a miracle.

• Coming Up: Upcoming matches and what to look for

Thanks once again to Jovan for sharing his passion and wisdom about Milan. Please check out his suite of Fantasy Football games: Fantasy Serie A, Fantasy Premier League, Fantasy Liga, and Fantasy Bundesliga. You can jump in at any time and get some good practice for next season, just like Milan should.

Milan-Genoa Mini-Preview: Slumber Party Hangover

After losing to 15th place Udinese and Inzaghi losing his patience with the team and forcing them into ritiro, aka as a “Slumber Party” around here, things couldn’t get any worse, right? Wrong. Now we face 7th place Genoa at the San Siro, complete with our darling Niang in the squad. And we’ll do it with a Slumber Party hangover… which could be good, if the ritiro was effective, or very, very bad.

He wasn't invited to the slumber party

Genoa are coming off of a 3-1 win vs. Cesena on the weekend. For that match, Gasperini lined up Perin; De Maio, Burdisso, Roncaglia; Marchese, Kucka, Rincon, Bertolacci; Perotti, Pavoletti, and Iago Falqué. He also lost Perotti to injury for the rest of the season, adding him to the injured list with Borriello, Costa, Ariaudo, and our old friend Antonini.

Inzaghi has the usual injury list of El Shaarawy (even though he is back in training, he is not fit,) Agazzi, Montolivo, Essien, and Alex out. But how injured everyone’s attitudes will be by the ritiro remains to be seen. We may gain some confidence and see an improvement in attitude from Saturday (anything would be an improvement for most of the players, to be honest,) but a win is harder to imagine. Let’s just hope that Niang’s curse of not being able to find the back of the net at the San Siro continues. And that our players don’t have a giant Slumber Party hangover.

Genoa vs. Milan
Wednesday, April 29 • 20:45 CEST (2:45pm EDT)
This match is NOT being shown in the U.S.

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