Domestic domination is still in our hand as we keep our hands on all major honors. For the second season in a row Juventus's poor run in denied the Serie A fans of a season long title battle. We even gave them a enormous lead while we were at the World Club Cup in December
AC Milan do the double for the 5th season in a row. In Serie A. We tied our own record points of 104 points as we went unbeaten on a record 63 Serie A games and counting as we go into next season. We ended up 1 short of Inter Milans 17 wins in a row but will be going after that again next season. Speaking of Inter they really look to have turned the corner under Dello Rossi taking us to the limit in the Cup final and finishing a clear 3rd in the table only 14 points behind Juventus who were 2nd again. and Udinese grabbing the last Champions League spot ahead of the Rome giants who enter the Europa League with Atalanta. Crazy close at the bottom with the smaller teams all loosing out to more established teams like Bologna, Sampdoria & Fiorentina After waiting a decade for a title two come a tone for Spurs who retained the title from Chelsea & the Manchester Duo. Arsenal were this seasons let downs out of Europe in 8th which led to the sacking of Ronald Koeman. Mental season in Germany. Leverkusen win the title which is not a big shock however they were followed by Schalke, Wolfsburg then Borussia Monchengladbach in 4th. Anyone missing??? Ahh Bayern well after spending £91m they finished in 5th. Some how Joachim Low is still employed. Same cant be said for Rudi Garcia and Dortmund who finished outside the European places. Atletico are back on top in Spain 96 points to Real Madrid's 93. Barca just clung onto 3rd ahead of Valencia
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Main notes from this season. De Sciglio was injured badly more than once and now 28 he'll need a good year next season to get back to the player he was. Sisto had one of his best season for goals & assists perhaps under pressure from young Gumus who had his best season so far. Almost 32 and Bonaventura is still holding off the youngsters challenges for his spot on the wing. Calleri needs no words with 52 goals from 52 games.
AC Milan Finances Income = £529m +£27m TV Money £76m +£5m Sponsors £78m = Gates receipts £40m +£8M
Serie A teams in Europe 2020/21 AC Milan - Champions League Runner Up Juventus - Champions League Last 16 Fiorentina - Europa League S/F Roma - Europa League Q/F Inter - Europa League Last 16 Torino - Europa League Last 32 Atalanta - Europa League Group
Ignazio Abate retires 313APP 2Goals View attachment 137925
Fell further and further down the order and decided earlier in the season he would retire at the end of the season. His Ave Rating was always through the roof and he played a huge roll in covering Jorge & De Sciglio when they were injured
Like all My Milan legends he'll have a coaching job for life.
Post season Drama View attachment 137919
Juventus fail to get a licence for European football due to financial reasons.
Not quite sure why as they have not spent beyond there means. have a debt of £51m but a balance of over £500m so a bit confused. Result of this being Lazio move up to the Champions League & Palermo to the Europa League
Gazzetta Pre Season Preview
Transfer window seen mostly 10 youth players & 3 free squad players arrive while 4 back up players and player from the stat Jose Mauri leave. Inter Milan, Juventus, Fiorentina & Udinese all spend over £40m. Will they all make the top 4? Udinese & Fiorentina have more work to do than others to pull it off.
Major Manager Changes Carlo Ancelotti - England Roberto Martinez - Man Utd
Roberto resigned from the England job after being knocked out by Japan at the Confederations Cup and Ancelotti took over
Targets Serie A - Winners Italian Cup - Solid Cup run Champions League - Semi Finals
Serie A is getting tougher. Inter are almost on par with Juventus and thats a good thing for the league. Bad for my unbeaten run. Semi Finals in the Champions League is the minimum target set by the board. Loosing on penaltys in the final is almost as bad as seeing Real Madrid pick up the title!
Two or three back up players come in as does a squad of youth players. This should be the last time i mass invest in youth players.
One major sale was Jose Mauri. With only a year left of his contract Chelsea came calling with a £30m offer. We managed to talk them up to £45m for a player asking to be my first player to break the £200k a week wage. This was never going to happen to a player that had slipped out of my starting 11 Jose Mauri AC Milan career 219 App - 25 Goals View attachment 137518
Walter Pierleoni, Adrian Martin, Loris Delendati & Domenicangelo Napoli all failed to develop and were sold for there sins.
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Smaller teams lead the way in spending while Juventus buy lots of new players
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Monaco & PSG get the summer spending under way while the only major move was from Germany was champions Leverkusen grabbing Liverpools Rodrigo Bentancur for £26m A handy amount for a player who we know has the potential to be a Golden ball winner. No noticeable moves from the Europes major teams.
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Valencia & Shakhtar will provide tough games ensuring qualification wont be easy
Italian Super Cup AC Milan 3-1 Inter
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This was as dominant win as you could like. Stats show how we've started in better shape than we began.
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Few changes to the starting 11. Bonaventura is on the bench for now after Gumus made a stunning end to the season earning his shot at a starting spot. This will also require Sisto moving to the left wing. Apparently he's as good on both wings but only time will tell.
Roberto Firmino is outside the 23 man squad but his versatility will see him used or if not sold!.
The record smashing unbeaten run ends at 65 games as our 10 men are beaten ironically by Lazio who we usually tank by 5 or 6 goals. Our start is far from convincing with only our last League game with Sampdoria having any sense of a dominant win I may have complained about injurys in the past but this takes the buiscut. 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th choice Right Back out! 1st, 2nd choice Left back out! 5 starting players 4 of there back ups View attachment 136689
Fiorentina 1-2 AC Milan
AC Milan 2-0 Brescia
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Champions League Match 1 AC Milan 4-1 Young Boys
Lazio 1-0 AC Milan
AC Milan 1-1 Torino
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AC Milan 4-0 Sampdoria
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Champions League Match 2 Valencia 0-1 AC Milan
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The Milan teams tie at the top. Very competitive with only 1 point between the top 7. Strange face leading the scoring charts. A Barcelona & Inter reject
Were still stumbling to some dodgy results in Serie A. Drawing with Atalanta when we were down to 10 men is not so bad but the Udinese game was a disgrace. We were 3 goals down before half time in possibly our worst performance with me in charge Less issues in the Champions League. We thrashed Shakhtar in our first game and victory in the 2nd game will all but secure top spot and progression to the last 16 Neither Calleri or Dybala are in the top 3 scorers but there are an AC Milan & Juventus players in the top 3
Pescara 1-2 AC Milan
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AC Milan 2-3 Udinese
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Champions League Match 3 AC Milan 4-0 Shakhtar
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Napoli 1-3 AC Milan
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AC Milan 1-1 Atalanta
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Cagliari 0-2 AC Milan
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Strange to still be in 3rd at this stage in the season and we have yet to play the two teams above us. Quite surprised as we have not made many changes in the squad from last season but perhaps injurys at the back are making us more leaky and the Sisto & Gumus experiment has not had the expected results.
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Only a miracle will stop us going through another win should be enough for top spot with a game against Young Boys after the Shakthar
The chance to secure the Champions League group came and went as our red card count for the season hits 7. I have no idea how this has suddenly become an issue Same story against Frosinone in our most shameful defeat so far Thankfully we get 7 points from 9 against our biggest rivals Roma, Juventus & Inter Milan
Champions League Match 4 Shakhtar 2-1 AC Milan
AC Milan 0-1 Frosinone
Roma 1-2 AC Milan
Champions League match 5 Young Boys 1-4 AC Milan
AC Milan 0-0 Juventus
Inter Milan 0-2 AC Milan
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Has there ever been a more open title race? Say Lazio & Cagliari win there games in hand the top 5 would be split by 5 points. Away from the title race is the let down of the season Fiorentina. In 17th place and one point above the relegation zone. Amazing after the amount of cash they spent.
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Will need to go for a win against Valencia to secure top spot after a defeat in Ukraine ended our push for a 100% record
We return to top spot all be it tied on points & Goal difference Progression to the last 16 as group winners but the draw is not very fair We win Italian cup tie
AC Milan 4-1 Sassuolo
Champions League Match 6 AC Milan 3-0 Valencia
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Easy win to secure top spot in the group. Valencia were very poor in this group
Spezia 0-3 AC Milan
Coppa Itallia AC Milan 3-1 Fiorentina
AC Milan 1-1 Bologna
Palermo 1-2 AC Milan
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2 points split the top 3 of which we lead Juventus on goals scored. 18 games into the season and still no sign of Calleri or Dybala in the top scorers. Instead we see Kevin Yamga a £9m signing from Galatasaray leading the way, Negro of Spezia who's scored almost half there goals and Udinese's £22m French signing Couturier. Dybala is next up in 4th spot on 9 goals but Calleri has only scored 5 goals from him 16 starts. At the other end Fiorentina are now in the bottom 3 all be it tied on points for 14th at the same time.
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It may have been smarter to finish 2nd with no easy ties for ourselves but had we finished 2nd we could have been better off with Porto, Benfica or Monaco
4 League wins on the trot is not enough to put us top of the table mainly thanks too defeat to Sampdoria at the end of the month Atalanta well beat in Coppa Italia Semi Final First two managers join the unemployment line View attachment 135229
AC Milan 0-0 Carpi
AC Milan 2-0 Fiorentina
Brescia 0-3 AC Milan
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Coppa Italia Q/F Atalanta 0-2 AC Milan
Torino 0-4 AC Milan
Sampdoria 1-0 AC Milan
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Juventus & Dybala hit the top. Were 1 point behind Juve with Inter slipping to 5 points behind us. Battle for 4th is too early to declare.
January Transfer Window View attachment 135228
Most of the action involves English teams after the two AC Milan youth players at the top.
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First disappointment was to see a player i sold for £3.5m to Atalanta, Davide Calabria move onto Real Madrid for £20.5m
The second transfer looks more dodgy but hear me out. Taravella maybe should be starting for me but has yet to make the starting 11 but with a seat on the bench offered £66m + £20m after 50 games and 10 internationals and a thrown in buy back clause of £86m meaning i can buy him back for the exact fee i should make. Only downsides would be a high wage and if they can register him for our last 16 tie this move may immediately pay off.
Thrash Udinese 4-0 in the Coppa Italia Semi Final Stalemate in Paris Champions League 1st leg is a 0-0 bore fest Former Basel man Urs Fischer two years of trouble ends at Fiorentina with them in the bottom 3 with 10 games to go. At the other end AC Milan and Juventus are tied on 60 points with Inter only 5 points behind
AC Milan 1-0 Pescara
Coppa Itallia S/F 1st Leg AC Milan 4-0 Udinese
Udinese 0-3 AC Milan
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Champions League last 16 1st Leg PSG 0-0 AC Milan
AC Milan 0-0 Napoli
Atalanta 0-3 AC Milan
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We have a title fight up top. Dybala has two new faces fighting him for the golden boot. And plenty big teams in trouble at the bottom. Interesting last 10 games ahead then.
Calleri & Van Der Laan miss game time but the team doesnt miss a beat Udinese & PSG seen off comfortably in 2nd leg cup ties Record breaking game at Frosinone Fiorentina nick my no1 coach to take over as there new manager. Tricked me into renewing Abate's contract then sneaked in a offer to Xabi Alonso
Coppa Italia S/F 2nd leg Udinese 2-3 AC Milan - AGG ACM 7-2 Udi
6th final in a row and amazingly Palermo will be our 6th different opposition in a row
AC Milan 2-0 Cagliari
Champions League Last 16 2nd Leg AC Milan 4-0 PSG <AGG
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As usual in these games good old Bonoventura ran the show. 2 assists and the opening goal.
Only ourselves and Real Madrid remain from the group winners. No major shocks as the 2nd place teams were almost the better team in every tie.
Froinone 3-8 AC Milan
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Highest scoring game in Serie A history. 12 goals from Milan in 5 days
AC Milan 2-0 Roma
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Top 2 had perfect months. Juve topped the table on goal difference until the Frosione game but missed the last round of games. Inter fall back but should be safe enough in 3rd. Everything else still to play for.
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Only 1 trophy since 2018 but Julen Lopetegui has been the longest serving City coach for some time. Inter got Real Madrid so no guessing where we'll be drawn if we get through
Real Madrid destory La Liga records and despite a huge fighback at the Benabau Milan hold on to reach the Champions League final Man City went down in another tight tussle in the Q/F Win every game except the massive one in Serie A but title is still out of our hands as Juventus lead by 1 point with 2 to play
Champions League Q/F 1st Leg AC Milan 1-0 Man City
Juventus 2-1 AC Milan
This could be massive in the title race. Juve move 3 points clear and although either or maybe both teams will drop points in the final 6 games head to head record is now in there hands too giving us a extra point to overcome
Champions League Q/F 2nd Leg Man City 1-1 AC Milan AGG ACM 2-1 RM
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AC Milan 1-0 Inter
Our last tricky tie in the League. Every other team are in the bottom half and Juve dropped points.
Sassuolo 0-3 AC Milan
AC Milan 5-0 Spezia
Champions League S/F 1st Leg AC Milan 3-0 Real Madrid
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An inspired 20 minute put the favorites in a huge hole for the 2nd leg
Bologna 0-1 AC Milan
Champions League S/F 2nd Leg Real Madrid 3-1 AC Milan AGG ACM 4-3 RM
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Morata led a almighty charge from Madrid but there treble dreams are over and it will be up to Milan to go after the Champions League in the final against shock finalists
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I'm sure everyone wanted a title battle but not like this! Juve need to slip up against Cagliari 9th, or Frosinone 14th for us to have any hope of keeping the title for a 7th season. Inters strides towards us have totally stalled in the past 2 months but there safe in 3rd. Typical fight for the European spots from 4th-7th. No Roma this year back in 10th. At the bottom Xabi Alonso looks to have just done enough to keep Fiorentina up. Bolognia, Sassuolo & Spezia all needing miracles to stay up.
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Amazing effort from the Germans. Look like there just away to loose out on the German title to Bayern. Can they go a step further than previous German finalist Leverkusen? We'll find out in May
Serie A Final 2 Games to go will Juve let the ball slip out of there hands? If so can we be there to
Match 37 AC Milan 2-0 Palermo
Got the result which is all that matters in a preview of the Coppa Italia final
Cagliari 0-4 Juventus
Didnt do much till Cagliari went down to 10 men then they got walloped
Carpi 1-3 AC Milan
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3 goals in the first 20 minutes mean we sent full attention to the Juve game
Juventus 2-1 Frosinone
With 10 minute to go the title was staying in Milan until for only the 2nd time this season 3rd choice striker Almir nicked what proved to be the goal that gave Unai Emery his first title in his 6th season in Turin.
AC Milan 1-0 Palermo
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The Argentine striker has had his worst season at the club and by some distance. His goal here meant he takes home the Coppa Italia golden boot along with his winner medal and just when it was begining to look like another final was creeping towards extra time. 10 days off now till the big one!
Gelsakerkin 1-3 AC Milan
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This was much more like it! We were thumping them more than any European Final i can remember when Calleri gave us a lead. They shot back with a most undeserved equalizer before Calleri set the record straight and it just wouldnt have been a Champions League final without Bonaventura adding another finals goal. 33 When the season starts again so how many more chances will the great man have at this? Champions League title no 10 puts us 2 behind Real Madrid and there not slowing down!
Shots have been fired and hit! Juventus end our 5 year run of holding the big trophys in Italy. Juventus's Serie A title is thereor anyone else's first major trophy since Juve won the Italian Cup in 2016 6 seaons ago. You need to go back a further two seasons for the last time either Juve or AC Milan won a trophy (Napoli italian cup 2014) and even worse in Serie A (Inter 2010) Inter themselfs were further back in 3rd this season but closer to top spot so decide yourselfs on them. Udinese were 4th once again but only on head to head record did they finish clear of Sampdoria who are join in the Europa League bu Atalanta & Torino, until Torino fell like city rivals Juventus at the financial side of the game giving there European spot to Lazio. Napoli 9th, and Roma 12th will not have European action. Fiorentina should just be greatful for Serie A action spending the whole season it seems between 16th and 18th Real Madrid romped to the La Liga title finishing on 103 points and 113 goals in Ronaldo's final season. They were 15 points ahead of Atletico with the huge news being next years Champions League will have no Ronaldo or Messi as Barcelona fell to 5th behind Villareal & Bilbao. Almost all Barcelona's players are unhappy and want to leave to play Champions League football. Chelsea are back on top of the Premiership holding out Man Utd by 1 points and defending champs Spurs by 3. Man City were 10 points back and for that sacked Julen Lopetegui after 3 seasons, a lifetime there. Liverpool Eerton and Arsenal go into the Europa League with Arsenal still a long way from the Champions League they once took for granted. Bayern also reclaim top spot in there League, but now have to do much more for the German game that hs lost its 4th CL spot meaning Dortmund go to the Europa League as previous finalist Leverkusen and Gelsenkirchen join Bayern
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De Sciglio still might not be in his 30's but a career of injurys means his fitness will be a issue going forward. Youngsters Rexha, Kraus, Gumus among others fail to step up. Sadest part of our season was Calleri's massive drop of in goals. Only 22 this season hardly 1 every two games. Plenty Italian u21's just waiting to take his spot so he'll need to earn his new contract.
AC Milan Finances Income = £529m = TV Money £97m +£19m Sponsors £89m +£11m Gates receipts £36m -£4m
Expenditure = £392m -£10m Staff & Player Wages & Bonus £178m +63m
What a difference signing players to there first big deal and adding to the coaching staff made! People coming through the gates on the drop but the board wont build me a stadium so not my problem.
Serie A teams in Europe 2021/22 AC Milan - Champions League Winners Inter Milan - CL Q/F Udinese - Europa League Q/F Palermo - Europa League Last 16 Roma - Europa League Last 16 Atalanta - Europa League Last 16 Lazio - Europa League Last 32 Juventus - Banned
Life time players Update
This section is saved for players who should be here for there whole careers
After this season this will be done every 2 seasons unless someone leaves or retire's
GK Gianluigi Donnarumma Season 57app Career 384app View attachment 130355
Now an old man at 23. Cleared 60 caps for Italy as he's now there clear No1
DR Mattia De Sciglio Season 26app/0 Goal Career 309app/4Goal View attachment 130354
Should have had another decade at the club to think about but due to his injurys in the last 2 years he's not a player we can rely on and once i get a top class or good youth DR in he'll become back up sadly
DC Alessio Romagnoli Season 46app/1 Goal Club Career 321app/14 Goal View attachment 130353
As always he was the best center back in the team.
MR Pione Sisto Season 47app/16Goals - Club Career 293app/82Goals View attachment 130351
His stats always seem to be falling but the performances are what matters
MC Davide Violante Season 45app/11Goals Club Career 145app/20Goals View attachment 130350
A new entry to our list. Came in as a once in a generation player which means he was always going to get plenty chances and he's more than taken them on his way to the Italy squad and beyond.
AM - Henk Van Der Laan Season 40app/17Goals Club Career 169app/53Goals View attachment 130348
Another New entry. One of over 100 youth players i've bought in but non have developed like this guy. Bot sure where he's best played. He likes the Right but i have a Sisto doing the business there
AT Jonathan Calleri Season 43app/22Goals Club Career 265app/211Goals View attachment 130347
Slowest season in front of goal for some time. Needs to shape up or will drop down the order next season.