2019/20 Italian Football Thread - Serie A

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Time to go Carlo

Was reasonably happy with his appointment, but it seems the players ain't playing for him anymore
How much is his fault though? I thought it was Napoli's president who was causing unrest among the players.
 

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How much is his fault though? I thought it was Napoli's president who was causing unrest among the players.
Got no clue

Something happened in regards to a training camp, but a lot of the situation is lost in translation
 

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From what I remember, the Napoli president wanted to punish the players by forcing them to stay at this place. Ancelotti didn't agree with this, and the players didn't go. He also threatened to take like a 25% cut out of players' wages and was publicly hanging players like Mertens out to dry. I believe it was Gab Marcotti who spoke about this a number of times on podcasts I listen to. I got the idea the Napoli president just lost it and was threatening with things that are illegal or aren't of this time anymore (like that camp thing). He wants to sell or push out some of his top players, but no idea how he'll attract quality players to replace them if he acts like this.
 

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From what I remember, the Napoli president wanted to punish the players by forcing them to stay at this place. Ancelotti didn't agree with this, and the players didn't go. He also threatened to take like a 25% cut out of players' wages and was publicly hanging players like Mertens out to dry. I believe it was Gab Marcotti who spoke about this a number of times on podcasts I listen to. I got the idea the Napoli president just lost it and was threatening with things that are illegal or aren't of this time anymore (like that camp thing). He wants to sell or push out some of his top players, but no idea how he'll attract quality players to replace them if he acts like this.
What an over emotional idiot ADL is if so

Still think a new manager needs to come in though
 

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All the good work done by Fiorentina in October and early November to climb up the table after a bad start has come to little, we have lost our last three and are now sliding back towards the relegation zone. This time we lost 1-0 to Lecce.
 

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Credit to Lazio for making us look very average and putting us to the sword after Cuadrado was sent off.
 

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Juve finally lose...

Inter breathes a sigh of relief

Man Napoli stink still, 1 moment of instinctive initiative from Zielinski gets us a point, but geez we were drab again. Winless in 8 now?
 

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Gattuso will be a disaster for Napoli he is not a good coach. How do you go from Ancelotti to Gattuso? boy we've gone backwards fast! Hopefully its just a stop gap appointment.
 

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He’s not the best but I think the 4-3-3 suits Napoli better and Gattusso can give them a good kick up the arse. He got a pretty average Milan team one point away from the top 4.

Bringing in Ancelotti was probably a mistake in the first place as well. Why fire the coach that got the most points in you’re clubs history for a coach that’s historically more of a cup manager?
 

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Not sure there's many managers out there atm that'll excell with this squad.

In additon to weak depth in some areas, our senior core of players have run their race at the club. Things have become stale, new cycle needed.

Insigne, Allan, Hysaj, Callejon, Mertens... all looking like they just need a fresh start. Even Koulibaly has taken a step back this season (i wouldn't sell him though).

Gattuso did ok with Milan, I'm not opposed to him being appointed.
 

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That was a very good equaliser from Vlahovic.
All square at the top again
 

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As expected, Fiorentina fired Montella after the Roma defeat.

Pellegrini and Zaniolo starring again. Roma are starting to look really, really good under Fonseca.

And speaking of good, Atalanta tearing Milan apart right now. What a 2019 they've had! So incredibly well coached.
 

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Milan have too many average players Rodriguez, Calhanoglu, Suso and Bonaventura and they keep wasting money on youngsters that won’t kick on like Piatek and Leao.
 

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WE FINALLY WON. Tactical masterclass by Gattuso in the second half 😂

First half was arguably our worst of any during winless run, but great response.
 

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Milan have too many average players Rodriguez, Calhanoglu, Suso and Bonaventura and they keep wasting money on youngsters that won’t kick on like Piatek and Leao.
Agreed

Their squad belongs in a less physical, less tactical league, like La Liga/Premeira Liga.

Far too many soft players who won't dig in, they need enforcers holding up defence and midfield, then build from there.
 

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Montella in danger as Fiorentina go down 4-1 to Roma at home. Seven games without a win now.
Ribery's not been fit and Montella has failed to adapt his formation to account for his absence, plus Fiorentina lack strikers. Not surprised he's been sacked.
 

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