Christian Pulisic at AC Milan

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Balerion, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. ChambersWI

    ChambersWI Member+

    Nov 10, 2010
    AC Milan
    Pioli went to a 3 5 2 past year and while the defense stabilized a bit, it took away Rafa's biggest strengths. If Milan goes to a 3 man back like it'd be a 343 so Theo and Rafa could both be out wide
  2. Pl@ymaker

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    Feb 8, 2010
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  3. zlatan_but_a_car

    Botswana Meat Commission FC
    United States
    Oct 16, 2017
    we all know that Musah has his own thread, right?
  4. AngelaMerkin

    AngelaMerkin Member+

    Dec 2, 2005
    yes, we all know that. But it's much more fun to infuriate fellow BS users.
    You are mad. I am happy. THE INTERNET!!!
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  5. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Setting the table for tomorrow’s draw …

    “At this stage of the competition it is not possible to draw a team from the same league, which therefore leaves three potential Premier League opponents, plus teams in Germany, Scotland, the Czech Republic and Spain.”

    ➤ Brighton (England)
    ➤ Leverkusen (Germany)
    ➤ Liverpool (England)
    ➤ Rangers (Scotland)
    ➤ Slavia Prague (Czech Republic)
    ➤ Villarreal (Spain)
    ➤ West Ham (England)
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  6. RecLeague Super Sub

    United States
    Jun 5, 2019
    I assume they would definitely be rooting to draw Prague or Rangers
  7. RecLeague Super Sub

    United States
    Jun 5, 2019
    Sorry if this is slightly off-topic, but it does pertain to Pulisic.
    Did anyone else find it interesting that news/leaks came out today about Tuchel at Bayern, basically saying that players were terrified to attempt risky passes or take chances, because he would have a go at them, so they resorted to playing boring/conservative ball.

    Seems like what happened at Chelsea with Pulisic and some other players, based on our eye test and theories, and they were coached to not express themselves or take chances. I think it somewhat justifies CP’s clear frustration towards the end of the TT regime.
    Although, granted, Pulisic did not really set the world on fire when Potter was hired and Lampard came back, but he was probably ready to leave at that point.
  8. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    Levski Sofia
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  9. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    The tweet is a little misleading, as those are not actually UEFA's rankings.

    The ranking that UEFA actually uses for official purposes incorporates 5 years of European league performance to achieve a sufficient sample size. The list above is just ranking leagues by how many points they've accumulated in this one particular season so far.
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  10. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Arsenal FC
    Though the individual seasons matter more than they ever have, because the top 2 countries now get an extra spot in the next season's Champions League.
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  11. eliwood

    eliwood Member+

    Jul 25, 2016
    Fortuitous draw, Milan will play Slavia Prague in the Europa round of 16
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  12. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    The full draw, Round of 16 matches on March 7 and 14:

    ➤ Sparta Prague vs. Liverpool
    ➤ Marseille vs. Villarreal
    ➤ Roma vs. Brighton
    ➤ Benfica vs. Rangers
    ➤ Freiburg vs. West Ham
    ➤ Sporting CP vs. Atalanta
    ➤ Milan vs. Slavia Prague
    ➤ Qarabag vs. Bayer Leverkusen
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  13. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    SV Werder Bremen
    The group of clubs still competing for the EL looks pretty strong this year
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  14. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Milan should go for it. They may be about the third-best team on the list, and Liverpool and Bayer will prioritize trying to win their league, while Milan should have an easier time with their realistic goal of staying top four.

    Would be wild to have a Europa League final between the English and German champions.
  15. Dervos

    Dervos Member+

    Mar 13, 2002
    Austin Aztex
    Clearly, Italy's choice to prioritize club football over making the World Cup is paying off :thumbsup:
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  16. Rossonero23

    Rossonero23 Member+

    Sep 9, 2010
    AC Milan
    Good draw!! Forza Milan
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  17. RecLeague Super Sub

    United States
    Jun 5, 2019
    Having watched their defense/midfield, "third-best" seems generous, but on paper you are correct. I would only add that Milan might be concerned about the other Prem teams - Brighton and West Ham, even though those two are somewhat struggling in their own league. But I am rooting for them. When does Fikayo Tomori come back?
  18. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Arsenal FC
    West Ham have been bad lately. They're very fortunate to be as high in the table as they are.

    Since the start of the year, they've gone DDLDDLLL against Brighton, Bristol City, Bristol City (replay), Sheffield United, Bournemouth, Manchester United, Arsenal, Nottingham Forest, they haven't scored in 300+ minutes, and they've been outscored 16-4.

    Even with Milan's issues, I'd expect them to win a two-legged tie against West Ham. Brighton would be much closer.
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  19. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    It's really only when you get to the Conference League these days where the deeper rounds aren't mostly top league teams.

    Champions League Round of 16

    La Liga - 4 teams
    Serie A - 3 teams
    Bundesliga - 3 teams
    EPL - 2 teams
    Ligue 1 - 1 team
    Eredivisie/Portugal/Denmark - 1 team each

    (Only 3 clubs from outside the top 5 leagues, and only 1 club from outside the top 7 leagues.)

    Europa League Round of 16

    EPL - 3 teams
    Serie A - 3 teams
    Bundesliga - 2 teams
    La Liga/Ligue 1 - 1 team each
    Portugal - 2 teams
    Czech League - 2 teams
    Scotland/Azerbaijan - 1 team each

    (Only 6 clubs from outside the top 5 leagues, 4 from outside the top 7 leagues.)

    Conference League Round of 16

    EPL/Serie A/League 1/Eredivisie - 1 team each
    Belgium - 2 teams
    Greece - 2 teams
    Israel - 2 teams
    Swiss/Czech/Norway/Turkey/Croatia/Austrian leagues - 1 team each

    (12 clubs from outside the top 7 leagues.)
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  20. AGomes

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  21. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    La Quinta
    Had to find this thread on Page 4. Wow.

    Any predicted lineups yet from the insiders at Milan?
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  22. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Atalanta has had Milan's number this year so far. Be interesting if Milan can break the streak. Sofascore has the mostly the usual (dunno if they are "insiders" - I imagine they just go off most common line-up. Giroud - RL-rL-C-CP - TR - Adli - TH-Gabbia-Kjaer-Flo, fwiw.

    Sempre Milan has the same escept Bennacer for Reijnders, fwiw
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  23. DCU1984

    DCU1984 Member+

    Jan 15, 2009
    DC United
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    Puli does start.
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  24. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
    Yeah controversy sells, there is no controversy over Puli right now, so not much to drive the thread. Yunus Musah's thread doesn't get much run either.
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  25. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Leicester City FC
    Makes me wonder if we should revive the subfolders discussion.
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