Milan are in crisis mode again, or at least that’s what I’ve read. But between unrealistic expectations, poor results, a poor squad, and fans behaving badly, perhaps the trouble is not exactly what some think it is. But then again, if everyone thinks it, then Milan really are in trouble. Perspective is a very powerful thing. But perhaps the lack thereof is actually the trouble with Milan after all.


This time I chatted with Milano native and second generation Milanista Francesco, the original Milan Obsessed fan and President of the Curva Sud America (according to me, anyway.) When he’s not posting comments on the blog, he sometimes tweets @FrancescoPetra8, so do follow him. For this crisis Milan podcast, we talked about:



• News of the Week: Goal line technology, Taarabt still talking, injury woes

• Season to Date: results from the league and the Coppa Italia 

• Mercato Update: the latest news on Milan transfers

• Milan Fan Rants: Anger, expectations, and class 

• Coming Up: Upcoming matches and what to look for

Many thanks again to Francesco for his time and willingness to share his views. Please follow him  @FrancescoPetra8 on Twitter to make sure he’s still alive in that God forsaken country.

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_47.mp3
Category:serie a -- posted at: 1:32am PST

That's Life

Milan have managed a treble this season… well if friendly trophies count for a treble, anyway. Which has got Milan fans everywhere dreaming big… maybe a little too big. After seeing our players drive Audis on a racetrack, sit in a Fly Emirates flight simulator, win awards that no one has heard of before and otherwise life the good life in Dubai and then beat Real Madrid in a friendly, it’s easy to get carried away. But it’s also important to remember where the club has been recently and consider what could be happening in the upcoming mercato. Things seem to be looking up, but Milan fans know all too well that things are not always what they seem to be at Milan anymore. That’s life.

I was joined once again by Vinny, whom you may remember from that awesome YouTube sensation Red Card Weekly. He reportedly talks about Milan around the clock, even in his sleep, but you can catch his occasional tweets by following @RedCardWeekly. For this holiday podcast, we talked about:

• News of the Week: Globe Soccer Awards, Zeman fired again

• Adventures in Dubai: Real Madrid friendly and trophy count

• Squad Turnover: based on The Transition, how many players have come in and out of the club since Summer of 2012

• Mercato Forecast: Update and predictions

• Coming Up: Upcoming matches and what to look for

Many thanks again to Vinny for the great Milan conversation. You definitely need to follow the seriously underfollowed @RedCardWeekly on Twitter for his occasional but brilliant wit and wisdom.

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_46.mp3
Category:serie a -- posted at: 1:21am PST