Former Italy international Enrico Chiesa has voiced his opinion that the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic won’t affect Milan’s Scudetto ambitions
Clarence Seedorf could be on his way out of the Serie A table-toppers this summer, with Galatasaray the latest club to have shown an interest
The representative says his client still has two years left on his Rosanero contract, and won’t be leaving Sicily.
Club supremo continues to harbour hopes of a mega signing in the form of Ronaldo in the summer and also reveals plans of adding other big names to the squad
I can’t help but feel a bit like the great Ernest Hemingway today as a I sit on a cliff side balcony, gin and tonic in hand and just having finished highlighting tomorrow’s trail map. It is peaceful in the Hudson River Valley and as I listen to the water hit the rocks it feels more and more like the middle of nowhere every passing minute. I craved a simple disconnectedness, something in me the past few weeks just wanted to be outside, away from my job, away from the game, and away from everything. Like pushing the reset button, but no matter how you attempt it, it never seems to work out that way…for those interested here is that view…
It is almost a surreal experience to try and unplug, almost impossible in this day age, and even with my phone turned off and a promise not to log on until today to see the result was difficult. When I finally looked I went through a strange mix of emotions, I saw the 2-1 win and the time of the goals and immediately thought to myself well Milan dominated early and let Fiorentina back into, not bad, but not great. In the end not the worst result away from home, the lineup was as expected, and the result was as needed. As I read post match report after post match report I felt confirmation in my belief until I saw the black mark on the scoresheet, a Zlatan red card! I was a bit shocked, how could it be, first game back a red? To make matters worse some outlets claimed it to be a straight red as opposed to a second yellow, for dissent of all things!? So here I am in the middle of nowhere with a mixed bag of feelings of questions.
Now time for some full disclosure, I plan on watching the match this evening, on this balcony, but thought I would post this before I crawl back into my cave of disconnectedness. I know it is a but like passing the buck but I can use your help in answering these questions before the match. You don’ t have to answer all my questions but a few would be helpful, then when I watch the match, and get inspired to “connect” again I will try a funky recap. So here it goes:
1. Is Seedorf experiencing a resurgence in Pirlo’s wide role because of time and space on the ball or because of his own doing?
2. Was Seedorf’s first goal as pretty as made out to be with interchange and finish?
3. Did Pato and Zlatan finally find some link?
4. Was Zlatan involved in every goal as claimed?
5. Yepes good, bad or indifferent?
6. Was Zambro a liability?
7. Million Dollar Question: Is Zlatan an idiot? Was the Red deserved? Can we survive two more matches possibly without him?
Maybe I will be back tomorrow, maybe not, but if you don’t hear from me by the weekend, send a search party. In the meantime I am going to go try and extend my stay…
MILAN - The Disciplinary Committee has suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic for three rounds for insulting one of the linesmen yesterday, during the Fiorentina-Milan Serie A game, which was eventually won by the Rossoneri 2-1.
MILAN - The Disciplinary Committee’s decisions after Round 32 of Serie A 2010-2011: one-match bans for Calderoni, Von Bergen and Caserta (Cesena), Abdi (Udinese), Masiello (Bari), Perez (Bologna), Juan (Roma) and Vives (Lecce).
Carimate - The 7th edition of the Rossoneri golf tournament was presented last Friday in the presence of Adriano Galliani, Massimo Massini and Daniele Massaro. The former Milan striker, who is the creator and organiser of the tournament, has done the honours of the house at the Golf Club Carimate today, where everything is in place for the first day of Milan Golf Tour by Emirates to begin. Twelve teams participate in the event promoted by Milan Foundation on the most prestigous golf courses of Lombardy. The final, on the other hand, will be held at a seaside location to be revealed later.Like in past years, also this time all of the proceeds will benefit Milan Foundation. In particular, the fund raised will be used to complete one of the programmes of the Alice for Children project, with the construction of a new home for 24 orphans from the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, as well as bearing the medical-sanitary expenses of further 150 children hosted at Alice Village in the slum of Kariobangi. The project includes the organisation of the first championship of the slums, a football tournament with sixteen teams participating, all coming from the shantytown of the Kenyan capital.
AC Milan striker Zlatan
Ibrahimovic has been banned for three games for swearing at a
linesman, Serie A said on Monday, as it handed down a second
hefty suspension on the Swede in two appearances.
MILAN - Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, who’s in the form of his life after winning 24 consecutive games, winning the Australian Open, the Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami tournaments in the process, has talked about his passion for Milan and football in general in an interview shown on Gazzetta TV: “I’m a big fan of Milan and I’ll always be. For me, football is second only tennis. My father was a professional footballer and at home we always watch the Rossoneri’s games with great interest.”
Milanello, 8 April 2011- Milan Golf Tour, the traditional charity golf tournament organised by Milan Foundation on the most prestigous lawns of Italy, arrived to its 7th edition. The event was presented at Milanello by Milan Foundation president Adriano Galliani and the foundation’s advisor and the creator of Milan Golf Tour, Daniele Massaro. Also present was Massimo Massini, the Area Manager Italy & States of former Yugoslavian Republic of Emirates, representing the tournament’s main sponsor. The press conference was conducted by Valerio Staffelli, a big Milan supporter and golf fan. Golf champion Matteo Manassero, famous partly thanks to his triumph at the Castellò Masters tournament in 2010 at the tender age of 17, was invited as special guest.The regular season of the 2011 edition of Milan Golf Tour will be held at four locations with a grand final taking place in September. The tournament begins at the Golf Club Carimate on April 11; it will continue at the Golf Club Le Rovedine on May 16 before arriving at the Circolo Golf Villa D’Este on May 30 and finishing at the Golf Club Bergamo L’Albenza on June 13. The four finalists and the winner of the Magic Golf Cup, in which also a Milan player will participate, will fight it out in the final with its location to be revealed at the end of the regular season.“We have reached the 7th edition of the Milan Golf Tour. This is an important achievement, which demonstrates how much effort we’re putting in this project”, said Adriano Galliani, the president of Milan Foundation. “A very dynamic community has been formed around Milan Foundation with old friends and partner companies. This community identifies itself with the values our non-profit organisation represents and supports us in lots of other activities and fund raising. Special thanks go to Emirates, the main sponsor of this this year’s edition”.“Emirates is glad to offer its contribution to this important project of Milan Foundation and we thank its president, Adriano Galliani, for getting us involved”, said Massimo Massini, the Area Manager Italy & States of former Yugoslavian Republic of Emirates. Apart from sporting values, it’s the great solidarity that binds us to Milan, with whom we hope to achieve lots of important goals together”.Like in past years, also this time all of the proceeds will benefit Milan Foundation. In particular, the fund raised will be used to complete one of the programmes of the Alice for Children project, with the construction of a new home for 24 orphans from the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, as well as bearing the medical-sanitary expenses of further 150 children hosted at Alice Village in the slum of Kariobangi. The project includes the organisation of the first championship of the slums, a football tournament with sixteen teams participating, all coming from the shantytown of the Kenyan capital.Plenty of familiar faces will compete on the green: apart from Valerio Staffelli, former Rossoneri stars Mauro Tassotti, Roberto Donadoni, Stefano Nava and Marco Simone will be present at this year’s Milan Golf Tour, after taking part in past editions.The following companies will take part in the 7th edition: Emirates, Atahotels, Banca Generali, Breitling, Erg, la Collina dei Ciliegi, Par 72, Parmacotto, Publitalia ‘80, Radio Italia, Ricoh, Sun Devices System. Il Giornale and Il Mondo del Golf will follow the event as media partners. Also, the Sports and Youth Department of the Region of Lombardy offered its support.
MILAN - As announced by Lega Serie A, Milan’s schedule for the rest of the championship is as follows: Milan-Sampdoria, Saturday, April 16, 20.45 CET; Brescia-Milan, Saturday, April 23, 19.00 CET; Milan-Bologna, Sunday, May 1, 15.00 CET; Roma-Milan, Saturday, May 7, 20.45 CET; Milan-Cagliari, Saturday, May 14, 20.45 CET; Udinese-Milan, Sunday, May 22, at 20.45 CET.
Lega Serie A’s disciplinary panel confirms punishment for insult on assistant referee as Ibrahimovic leaves himself and his team in trouble once again.
MILAN - With his goal against Fiorentina yestrerday, Alexandre Pato has increased his Milan tally to 57 in 120 official matches.
MILAN - Click here to read about past encounters between Milan and Sampdoria as the two seems are set to square off again on Saturday evening!
Kevin-Prince Boateng was pleased with both his own and his team’s performance in a vital win over Fiorentina, that kept the Rossoneri on course for the Scudetto
Ibrahimovic’s second red card in successive appearances has cast fresh doubt over the Rossoneri’s title hopes despite their excellent display in a 2-1 triumph over Fiorentina
Goal.com looks at the best performing players from the 32nd round of the Serie A calendar.
Goal.com takes a look at the Serie A youth and how they performed over the past seven days
Milan defender Abate content with his side’s win over Fiorentina and added that the Rossoneri now have the Serie A title within reach
The Swede was shown his marching orders in the 87th minute after the referee’s assistant believed he had been insulted by the striker
The Brazilian says he is only aiming on winning the remaining six league matches rather than claiming the Scudetto.
The Dutchman says he has heard the rumours surrounding his future, but has not heard from the Rossoneri
The chasers hoping for slip-ups
from the leaders in England, Spain and Italy were left
disappointed at the weekend as Manchester United, Barcelona and
AC Milan showed no sign of faltering.
Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri was fairly pleased with his side’s win over Fiorentina on Sunday, but added that the Scudetto is not a foregone conclusion this season.
MILAN - Click here to view the photos taken at the Artemio Franchi Stadium tonight as Milan beat hosts Fiorentina 2-1!
Fiorentina coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has admitted that Milan deserved the full three points in the Sunday evening Serie A clash that ended 2-1 for the Rossoneri.
MILAN - The Fiorentina-Milan game finished 1-2 at the Artemio Franchi Stadium! The Rossoneri went into the second half up 2-0 after getting goals from Seedorf (8) and Pato (41) and held on to take home the three points, conceding only one goal after the break (Vargas 79).
Milan attacker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be handed a four-match ban in the wake of his direct red card during his side’s 2-1 win over Fiorentina on Sunday evening.
Clarence Seedorf and Alexandre Pato fire Milan clear of Napoli at the top of Serie A, but Ibrahimovic was given his marching orders again…