Week 20: Milan vs. Udinese (Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:30 CET)
Our season started with much hope and hype, but the dream turned into nightmare almost instantaneously after just one match at Friuli, where we managed to have not one single shot on target for the whole ninety minutes. More masterpieces (*sarcasm*) followed but that stupid season-opener was the soul-cruncher, and a premature nail on the coffin.

Yeah, yeah, I know, the season is already dead by now, but we still have a full second half yet to play, so what can do? forfeit the season? we may as well take care of a game at a time. 

So, will this rematch with Udinese be a sweet revenge, or insult to injury? 

Unfortunately, it seems that this is yet another lunch-time game. I said 'unfortunate' not because we have to get up really early to catch this stupid game (6:30AM, North America EST; and my buddy OCMilano aka ACM1899 probably won't be up at all at 3:30AM  Icon_lol2 ), but because historically we have always struggled in games of this time slot. Last 0-5 defeat to Atalanta was played at this same time slot too, for example. Going back seasons, the only exception I can recall was our 4-3 comeback victory over Lecce. Still, we were 0-3 down, before Boateng came in and scored a hattrick and saved Milan. 

However, this season seems to see many records shattered:

30 years unbeaten at San Siro against Lazio (no more)
usually bad game right before Christmas (0-5 Atalanta, well, I guess the record is still good)
usually a victory right after the New Year (no more, 0-0 Sampdoria)

So, maybe we can defeat all the odds, and somehow pull off another miracle to avoid relegation? Grinundwech

Let's go, Milan. Onwards and upwards.  Heart

P.S. Sorry for opening this thread so early, as I was planning to wait until the conclusion of this round to do it, because that way I would have a more complete table to work with for my "analysis" and daydreaming. Big Grin Also, I am aware that there is a Coppa Italia game before this Udinese game, but I just wanted to make sure that I beat you-know-who Big Grin to it. The first match thread I opened, we won at Genoa and Giampaolo still got fired afterwards. I thought it was a decent outcome and I should be allowed to continue, but still got hijacked by you-know-who (okay, okay, it is mazen  Icon_lol2). Now that I am 2 for 2 for my record opening threads, I feel obligated to continue, until I shouldn't anymore. Big Grin
aka xudong

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Week 20: Milan vs. Udinese (Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:30 CET) - by ACM2022 - 01-11-2020, 05:51 PM