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Sampdoria-Milan Preview: Whatever


So… I hear there’s a game on Sunday. Away to Sampdoria. Hmmm… I wonder if I’ll watch? After this insane week, I truly and honestly think I have better things to do at that time. Of course I still love Milan, and I want to support our players. But I just don’t know if I can stomach the train wreck that is almost inevitable to happen after changing coaches this week and still survive. Maybe I’ll record it and watch it when I have nothing else to do. Maybe.

Mister Megalomania: no coaching badges, but we all know who's calling the shots

Sampdoria are in 15th place. See what happens when you let Mihajlovic leave? Last year at this time they were in fifth. See what we have to look forward to? Whatever, Berlusconi, you are a complete moron. Also not doing so well this year is Montella. After replacing the miserable Zenga, he’s still struggling to keep Samp above the relegation zone. Although last week, they did beat Udinese 2-0 at the Marassi, so that’s something. For that one, Montella lined up Viviano; Diakite, Ranocchia, Moisander; De Silvestri, Barreto, Krsticic, Dodo; Muriel, Soriano; and Quagliarella. Montella has a couple of players coming back from injury, but will miss Sala and Carbonero to injury as well as Ranocchia to suspension.

Meanwhile, having ignored Milan all year then suddenly pulling the plug on Mihajlovic, Berlusconi will tell Brocchi to play a 4-3-1-2 or a 4-3-3 or whatever, I don’t know. All of the players are injured emotionally, but most should be physically able to play. Brocchi will be missing Abbiati and Niang to injury, with Menez apparently still on personal leave. Adriano and Alex were in doubt, but should be available if The Great and Powerful Overlord gives Brocchi permission to play them.

"What have I done to my Milan?"

Sorry if you were hoping for more enthusiasm, more information, or just more words, but I can’t feel my heart right now. I don’t know how to watch the game on Sunday after this much abuse this week, but maybe I’ll try, I don’t know. If our players try to avenge Mihajlovic’ sacking, then God help Sampdoria. But I suspect that the confusion will put them right back to last year’s nauseating and mind-numbing football as they try to understand and implement Brocchi’s “ideas” and cement a starting spot from Berlusconi Brocchi. So I don’t really expect anything, not even football. And does it even matter at this point? It really doesn’t. We could win, draw or lose, it won’t change anything for us. Whatever.


This post inspired by the music of Muse’s “Dead Inside”


Sampdoria vs. Milan
Sunday, April 17 • 20:45 CEST (2:45pm EDT)
This match will be shown LIVE on RAI in the U.S.