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(09-25-2013, 10:35 PM)xudong Wrote: [ -> ]Thanks to Sassulo, Roma now leads the table with 5 wins out of 5. Impressive. I watched only one game of theirs this season (second week, against Verona), and Ljajic was simply fantastic.

We could have got him or Honda or any decent defender, but apparently we didn't have the fund.








.... until we bought Matri. Facepalm

Garcia uses the same kind of system he used in Lille ... But he has better players.

He could turn Ljajic (good promising player) into a superstar like he did with Hazard as Ljajic has a lot of talent and seems to perform very well with Garcia. No regret he's not in Milan nowadays as Allegri would have wasted him.

I had some doubts (and I still have some doubts on long term, after all, we're talking about Roma) about Garcia in Roma, but he looks like the perfect coach for them at the perfect time with the players he needs to build a real team ... If even Totti supports him and works like a crazy dog on the pitch, that probably means a lot about how Garcia managed to emulate with the players.
Hey, if Milan can't win the scudetto, Roma would be top of my list. But I have a feeling that their current form won't last long, as Roma tends to self destruct whenever they are on a high.
(09-26-2013, 03:07 AM)xudong Wrote: [ -> ]Hey, if Milan can't win the scudetto, Roma would be top of my list. But I have a feeling that their current form won't last long, as Roma tends to self destruct whenever they are on a high.

All will depend on the way Garcia can manage the pressure in this club ... So far, it's a success as he has quickly been accepted by his players (despite some problems in the first training session, but it seems he reacted immediately and now everything is ok, and I don't remember the last time the players from Roma actually seemed to like their coach ... Maybe Spalletti ?).

Of course, Roma and Lille don't have the same pressure, but given what he achieved in Lille (building a team, being sacked and immediately hired again in the Zamparini style, then winning), I think he can do well in Roma.

He's one of the few French coaches I rate highly (he's a lot more competent than guys like Blanc, Deschamps, etc who have a name thanks to their career of player but aren't that good as coaches).

Anyway, I don't hope they'll be champions, nor any other team, I just want Milan to be back at the top quite quickly ...
Roma looked good last year, just they were inconsistent and as Geo says had the wrong coaches. I had a feeling they'd be good this year, as they added to an already strong squad.
Is this just a coincidence that both Pazzini and mtri actually look quite sharp and penalty box clinical finisher with Inter and Juve? Whats wrong with Milan nowadays. back in the glory days, even average players like Janku and Oddo looked world beaters in AC Milan's 2007 UCL campaign. Now its the opposite.
Actually, Pazzini was quite crappy at Inter, and definitely looked much better with us. That's at least my opinion. As for Matri, he was not good at Juventus, but he was just pure crap with us now.
Inter just came from 0-1 down to win 2-1 against Fiorentina. I watched the last 30 minutes (which happened to include all the goals) on and off, and usually I'd be furious with Inter sneaking a win like that - now it seems pointless to waste too much time thinking about what happens at that end of the table.

Strange that every big team in Italy has had a good start apart from us. Maybe leaving out Udinese, who are probably just playing at their level (and not above it) for once. Of course those clubs have shown ambition and are being rewarded for it, but even then usually a couple (Inter and Roma, I'm looking in your direction) completely screw up right from the first round. Now - just us.

And strange seeing Ambrosini play for another team. Almost got the equalizer in stoppage time.
A team that includes the likes of Ranocchia and Juan on defense having allowed 2 goals while we have allowed 10 is yet one more indication where we have fallen. Inter might still implode before the end of the season but still ...
(09-26-2013, 09:55 PM)reza Wrote: [ -> ]A team that includes the likes of Ranocchia and Juan on defense having allowed 2 goals while we have allowed 10 is yet one more indication where we have fallen. Inter might still implode before the end of the season but still ...

Same with Roma, sold their best defender from last season, added Maicon who hasn't played well in three years...the result? One goal conceded in five games.

Anyway I certainly expect two of the top six (Roma, Inter, Napoli, Juve, Fiorentina, Lazio) to mess up at some point, but even then, assuming Juve and Napoli remain the best two sides, how are we going to climb into the top 3??? Looks bloody impossible at this point.

We might have said the same last autumn as well, though, the optimist says!
(09-26-2013, 09:55 PM)reza Wrote: [ -> ]A team that includes the likes of Ranocchia and Juan on defense having allowed 2 goals while we have allowed 10 is yet one more indication where we have fallen. Inter might still implode before the end of the season but still ...

Sorry but I rate Ranocchia higher than any of our central defenders. He was just coached by a bad coach.
Juan was incredibly bad last season, but if I'm correct, he's a young player, he used to be a promising defender before last season, and if he plays better, that maybe has to do with the coach too.

Furthermore, maybe the whole team defends better under Mazzari than with Stramacocky !!

I think we need new ideas, a new coach who knows how to use the players in some tactics. And like Allegri won't leave now, I hope he will manage to do at least a bit better !!