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(05-01-2017, 07:51 PM)WCmilan Wrote: [ -> ]Can anyone fill me in on how Pellegrini plays? I'll be honest I haven't watched much of him at all.

Montolivo but better Big Grin
For me he is a much much much better version of Pasalic. Does a little bit of everything. If he was to come, I expect him to play the "Pasalic" role in Montella's midfield.

As it's been said though, whether it's Pellegrini or Kessie that comes, we absolutely must bring in another midfielder because neither one of those two is ready to raise the level of this midfield to where it needs to be. As a matter of fact, if we don't bring in a class midfielder, there is a very good chance that Kessie/Pellegrini become just another Bertolacci as they simply can't bear the load at this time. That's my opinion on the matter. Think about it....if Bertolacci had Seedorf/Pirlo/Kaka alongside him, maybe he was going to turn out great too. Instead, here we are figuring out what to do with the "20 mil Euro man" while he is criticized from all sides (understandably so). Pellegrini/Kessie can easily turn out the same way if there isn't other class players in the midfield to bear the pressure and help them out. Not too long ago, Bertolacci had the same (if not better) status in Serie A as Pellegrini/Kessie. But there always that question mark about his quality. After all, he wasn't a Verratti/Pogba who you look at in one game and can just see that there is greatness there. He was a good player in a midtable team that needed the right elements around him to succeed. We didn't have that in Milan and he failed. Pellegrini/Kessie are in the very same boat if you ask me. Bringing one of them here will barely fix anything for this midfield. (if it's the only thing we do to the midfield)
My second question is, what do you guys think of Fabregas?
Not a fan of the way coaches use him in false 9 and stuff, of course it can work but I am not a fan of that set up.... on a Milan team we would need a real good DM in front of the defense if he is in central midfield of any shape. Sort of like Gattuso besides Pirlo (not saying Fabregas is anything like Pirlo but I am talking about midfield shape)
(05-01-2017, 04:45 PM)nefremo Wrote: [ -> ]I would be ok with that. 

Locatelli, Bonaventura, Pellegrini, Kessie, Fabregas, Montolivo, Bertolacci/Kucka/Poli (1 of these 3). Get rid of the rest. All of them. Until yesterday I would have said definitely keep Kucka, but I really am tired of seeing his stupidity on the field. In any case, I admit that he can still be useful for the last 5-10 minutes of a game at times. 

It's not ideal, but it's better than what we have. It's a good balance of players in terms of both experience/youth and technical/tactical/physical abilities. I personally would prefer Kovacic instead of Kessie especially for the prices quoted. I think Real will sell for 35-40mil. It's not every day that someone offers that kind of money for a non-essential player of your squad. The hard part is obviously convincing Kovacic himself. 

OR, why not Kovacic, Kessie, and Pellegrini. Young, hungry, ready to win titles! Big Grin
Maybe we can even get back to the good old 4-3-1-2 or 4-3-2-1. Took it too far, i know!  Devilol Devilol

Can't argue too much there... although for me it's an easy option which of the three to keep. Poli needs to go 100% and Kucka is 50% decent 50% liability. Berto would be my choice to stay... Next season we can replace him with another youngster.

I still feel like I'd rather Tielemans then Kessie for less $$ or as you said, spend the extra $$ and get Kovacic...
(05-02-2017, 12:30 AM)reza Wrote: [ -> ]Not a fan of the way coaches use him in false 9 and stuff, of course it can work but I am not a fan of that set up.... on a Milan team we would need a real good DM in front of the defense if he is in central midfield of any shape. Sort of like Gattuso besides Pirlo (not saying Fabregas is anything like Pirlo but I am talking about midfield shape)

Would have to agree there... It would give Fabregas the freedom to dictate the game. COuld end up being one of the best signing of the year if we play our cards right. 
The ideal would be a DM, Fabregas, and an all rounder. There are plenty of options for the all rounder. 
Would love William Carvalho as the Dm but would be too expensive. Luis Gustavo would likely be the more realistic option.
Signing Luis Gustavo, Fabregas, Pellegrini/Tielemans would probably be more rounded options... With Bonaventura, Monto, Loca, and Berto providing cover for the three styles of midfielders.
pellegrini - fabregas - kessie
with locatelli, monto and berto as backup
yes it is to attacking minded, but i think fabregas and pellegrini could do it, with kessie being given a more advance role.
Bonaventura is a far better player than both Kessie and Pellegrini at the moment. There is no way either one of them will bench him and neither one of them can do what he does in tight spaces and under pressure. Practically he is the only midfielder we have that can still play when pressed by the opposition...
on left wing or cam??
(05-02-2017, 03:38 AM)nefremo Wrote: [ -> ]Bonaventura is a far better player than both Kessie and Pellegrini at the moment. There is no way either one of them will bench him and neither one of them can do what he does in tight spaces and under pressure. Practically he is the only midfielder we have that can still play when pressed by the opposition...

agreed!

Sylrus... I prefer him in the middle of the park personally and I'm assuming for the purposes of this discussion we're assuming he stays in the middle of the park because we'll be signing a winder... fingers crossed it's Douglas Costa!
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