Things are looking up at Milan, not just in the table, but also on the pitch. Optimism may still be growing faster than the squad, but at least they are both headed in the same direction. With such success, though, it could be easy to overlook the things that are still plaguing Milan. So while applauding the improvement, we try to also look at the challenges still ahead. After all, with the coaching and other changes, it’s not like a light switch, it’s an evolution.


My returning guest this time is the amazing Pete of DAI DAI DAI legend. We chat about the evolution happening at Milan, more specifically:


• News of the Week: Viareggio Cup victory, Possible summer friendlies, Losing Galliani’s catch phrase


• The New and Improved Milan: Fitness Issues: check out Pete’s article


• Reviews: Serie A week 24 vs. Bologna, Champions League Round of 16: Milan vs. Atletico Madrid, Serie A week 25 at Sampdoria


• Upcoming Matches Preview: Serie A week 26 vs. Juventus, Serie A week 27 at Udinese, Champions League Round of 16 at Atletico Madrid


• Player Spotlight: Adil Rami


Thanks so much to Pete for the fantastic conversation as always. Please follow him on Twitter @PDAcquaviva and check out his blog


Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_28.mp3
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This podcast marks the one year birthday of the Milan Obsession podcast, and also the third birthday of the Milan Obsession blog. As I celebrate these big milestones, I am filled with gratitude for all of the Milan fans who have read, commented, and written guest posts for the blog, and all of those who have participated in the podcasts and listened to them. It is humbling to see how big my little obsession has become, and it is all of you who make it worthwhile. So I hope you enjoy our special one year birthday podcast!


My guests today are founding members of the Milan Obsession family, Derek and Francesco. To celebrate one year of podcasts, we got together to chat about:


• News of the Week: Cristante injury, Champions League list, Papa Balotelli, summer plans, Taarabt loan


• Reviews: : Serie A week 22 vs. Torino, Serie A week 23 at Napoli


• Upcoming Matches Preview: Serie A week 24 vs. Bologna, Champions League Round of 16: Milan vs. Atletico Madrid, Serie A week 25 at Sampdoria


• Hail to the Chief: Clarence Seedorf


• Birthday Midseason Favorites:

• Favorite match, Favorite goal, Favorite arriving player, Most improved player, Biggest heartbreak



Thanks so much to Derek and Francesco for being such integral parts of our Milan Obsession Podcast, and especially for the fabulous podcast. Check them out in the comments section every day and follow them on Twitter: @DeekMonn and @FrancescoPetra8

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_27.mp3
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