MILAN - Happy Fathers’ Day to all the fathers in our team, in Italy, Europe and the world from A.C. Milan!
MILAN - For as many as nine years, this day of the year has marked a double celebration at Milan, as Fathers’ Day coincides with Alessandro Nesta’s birthday. All the best wishes to our star defender and to his splendid family!
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MILAN - Milan have just arrived in Palermo where they will face the home side at the Barbera stadium tomorrow at 20.45.
MILAN - The official Palermo website has published some of what Rosanera coach Serse Cosmi said during the press conference ahead of the game against Milan: "Facing Milan is even more motivation for the players. We want to get back to winning ways and give our fans something to cheer about. In the longer term we have two objectives: to get into a league position where this team deserves to be and look at all ways to get a great result in the Tim Cup. I am absolutely convinced that if our team plays to its full potential we can beat any opponent in our league."
MILAN - The official Milan facebook has reached three million fans. Click here
MILAN - The Rossoneri's offcial page on the world's most famous network site continues to grow with the number of fans on facebook now reaching 3million. To celebrate this milestone, Milan have published an exclusive video interview for Facebook with the great Paolo Maldini, the great Rossoneri number three who talks about his career, his interests and his family.The official facebook page is at www.facebook.com/ACMilan, and is updated daily in English and Italian, and represents an important new channel of communication for all activities of the Club, a place to interact with users, where vehicle information, photos, videos, games and surveys in a direct and effective mannet. This page is also a meeting point for the Milan followers, who can discuss and exchange views in the areas devoted to discussions within the community. The Rossoneri fan page brings together supporters from all corners of the planet, it is enough to think that the countries with the highest percentage of accesses are Indonesia and the United States.But the Rossoneri presence on social networks does not stop there: AC Milan official has in fact an account on Twitter, Flickr and YouTube. The main objective of the club is to strengthen the relationship with its supporters around the world, eliminate the geographical distance, to provide the fans an increasing number of services and offer them the opportunity to share the Rossoneri passion.Milan is the first Italian club to have so many members on Facebook and it is the only one present with an official Flickr account.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ACMilanTwitter: www.twitter.com/acmilanFlickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/acmilanofficial/
MILAN - Palermo have called up the following players for the match against Milan. Called-up: Benussi, Brichetto, Sirigu; Andelkovic, Balzaretti, Darmian, Garcia, Goian, Munoz; Acquah, Bacinovic, Ilicic, Kasami, Kurtic, Liverani, Migliaccio, Nocerino, Pastore; Hernandez, Miccoli, Paolucci, Pinilla.
The official Rossoneri page on the most famous social network in the world continues to grow with Milan reaching 3million fans on facebook. To celebrate this milestone, Milan have published an exclusive video interview for facebook with the great Paolo Maldini, the great Rossoneri number three. Click here
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MILAN - Palermo will train this afternoon and their coach Serse Cosmi will hold his press conference at 17.00.
The Rossoneri dropped important points in the race for the Scudetto last weekend and will be aspiring to bounce back in Sicily on Saturday night…
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On Saturday Milan take a trip to a place in which they have not won since 2006, and they do it without Zlatan. Now we have talked about the Zlatan issue, and psychologically it may affect the team as a whole but physically on the pitch I believe we have the talent and the leadership to take a very vital three points. Now the little issue of not winning at the Stadio Renzo Barbera may weigh far more heavily on this team as they have had their chances but have never really been able to sustain a victory. This fixture last season under Leonardo was an absolute embarrassment and it is in my recollection of matches like that one that I thank the arrival of Max Allegri. There won’t be a repeat of that disaster, that much I can pin my hopes on, but getting six points out of the next two matches would put Milan one step closer to the title.
No sense in thinking about Inter because you don’t get to them until you get through Palermo. I liken Palermo to a wounded predator at the moment; winless in their last three, enduring a coaching change, and as always a wacky owner they are a team in turmoil. But like any predator they still have some teeth in the form of players like Pastore, Ilicic, Miccoli, Nocerino, and Balzaretti, it wasn’t long ago they were playing some very good football and climbing the table but alas Zamparini’s impatience got the best of him yet again and his team suffers. At what point do Coaches ban together and form a little club called, “Coaches against Zamparini.” I mean he may be the only person who has said, “You’re Fired!” more than the Trumpster himself, wonder if they are friends!? No matter how you look at it though, Palermo’s players know how to play, and are capable of playing very quick and organized football, and Allegri should not take them lightly.
Defensively Milan has been very strong of late and a lot of that credit has to go to Abate, Nesta, Silva, and the warm body on the left. A week off almost guarantees they all see the pitch and with Van Bommel keeping his place in front of them you have to believe the Leo days of leaky goals are very far in the rear view. Take your pick of Flamini, Emanuelson, Merkel, and Stasser to flank Van Bommel and I am still feeling pretty good. Notice how I didn’t even say KPB, because my worries rest with the attack!
With Zlatan out it is time for two players to stand up and be counted, the first being Cassano. We all know what he is capable of and we have seen it whenever he is on the pitch, quick feet, precise passing and he can finish. For those of you who still want to call him the “Italian Ronaldinho,” just count how many times he shows up on the *GASP* other side of the pitch and that comparison goes out the window entirely. He has even formed a decent connection with his attack mates and I feel like this is a match where he can really make difference. That leaves a one Alexander Pato, to prove that he is a consistent and capable goal scorer and not just a player who plays a solid match here or there and disappears when we need him most. He has all the talent in the World, I don’t deny that, but I am still not ready to anoint him with any titles or praise quite yet. For me he simply hasn’t earned it, and while I think he can do it, his work ethic and impact on matches needs to be consistent for me to really get on the bandwagon, and Saturday is as good a place as any to get that going.
Now with KPB fit, I think he absolutely has to play CAM. First and foremost it gives Robinho a chance to click his heels on the bench and hopefully wish for some finishing skills, but more importantly puts Prince back in a role that has yielded goals, something that hasn’t come so easily in the past few weeks. Using Prince in this role gives the team a lot of grit all over the pitch to stifle Palermo, but adds a tenacity and intensity going forward that has just been lacking of late, no one can deny that he is like a steam roller going to goal, mowing down everything in his path, and we need that now more than ever.
Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Silva, Emanuelson; Flamini, Van Bommel, Merkel; KPB; Cassano, Pato.
Yes, you saw that right, Emanuelson at LB, and if anyone watched his half against Bari last week, it was excellent. I believe in players earning their time on the pitch and he did that and more. If Allegri wants to play him at LM I can’t argue with that either, but I figure having him a bit deeper and making some marauding runs on that flank will give Cassano and Pato a bit more space and service in the more central channels. I can also make a case to see Strasser in place of Merkel, but either youngster can benefit from some minutes in the fortress that is the Renzo Barbera.
Three points now, three points in the Derby and you have to believe we can start putting one hand on the Scudetto. Problem is these six points are still two matches away and the job has to be done on the pitch, not in discussions or assumptions. Bari should have been an easy win and lead extender at the top, that was not the case, so absolutely nothing should be taken for granted. These next few matches, if treated like Cup finals, will yield long term results and this team can finally start doing things the easy way instead of always taking the hard road. I don’t want to be watching the fixture list and table week in and week out, lets win this sooner rather than later and with that FORZA MILAN.
Just an FYI, I will be away at a tournament this weekend, so I may be a little late with my viewing and recap, but as always you guys do a great job discussing the match both pre, post and during so keep up the good work and see you when I get back. Hopefully with news of a victory for my team as well!
Andrea Dossena warns Milan against writing off Napoli…
Tottenham first team coach Joe Jordan has been handed a one-match suspension by UEFA for incidents that took place at Spurs’ Champions League last 16 first leg match at AC Milan.
MILAN - “I’m fairly well, even though I still don’t know the exact date of my return; my condition is re-evaluated on a daily basis, because it’s a particular injury, we need to be careful. To be honest, I didn’t expect such a long lay-off”, Massimo Ambrosini told Milan Channel. The whole interview with the Rossoneri captain will be shown on Milan Channel, as part of ‘Milan News Sera’, at 19.00 CET today.
Palermo ace Pinilla confident of causing Milan more problems…
Zico wants coaching return…
Nesta says he will evaluate his future as a Milan player at the season’s end…
Milan midfielder Flamini hoping title challenge remains on course…
Juventus are reportedly one step closer to signing Andrea Pirlo from Milan.