Some people suffer from a serious condition called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which is not to be taken lightly. Milan fans have also suffered over five years of trauma, and in some ways we may have our own version of PTSD. Nothing brings the flashbacks and anxiety back like talks of funding or deadlines, and there has been some talk about those things lately. However, there is football being played now, and still so many good things to talk about that we can still enjoy being a Milan fan better than we have in a long time.

Nothing says fan podcast like a guest who was born in Milano and is a second generation Milanista. That is, of course, Francesco. You can follow him on Twitter @FrancescoPetra8. This time, we chatted about:

  • News of the Week: Season tickets, killer kit, Mr. X returns, Gattuso, Serie A schedule for this season
  • Friendlies and Europa League qualifying: a quick recap of recent games
  • Mercato Update: who is staying and going
  • Biglia and Bonucci: the mystery behind them not playing
  • Pallotta’s Comments: financial smacktalk
  • Coming up: Europa League qualifier second leg

Thanks again to Francesco for a fantastic conversation once again. Give him a follow to see how the new signings affect the health of his liver: @FrancescoPetra8

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_93.mp3
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They said it would never happen. But “they” are mostly Juventus legends who are clearly not up to date on modern football, or Juve fans who have had their hearts ripped out, stepped on, and shipped to Casa Milan. And “it” was Leonardo Bonucci agreeing to come to Milan. And be our new captain. And possibly impregnate our women. (Okay, I may have made that last part up. There is a lot of hysteria around this transfer. Forgive me.) With five new players coming in since the last podcast and more possibly being signed as I type this, Milan’s mercato has become a frenzy of spending, celebrating, and sheer excitement for the future. Please join us as we celebrate Bonucci Madness.

With Milan buying players faster than Berlusconi can get out of a lawsuit, I needed someone knowledgeable and sensible to sort everything out with. So of course I spoke with David. You can follow him on Twitter @DavidLSwan (the “L” is for legend.) We spoke about:

  • News of the Week: Edgar Davids fashion, friendly in Lugano, the Europa League Draw
  • Mercato Update: new signings, renewals, departures, and Borini
  • Leonardo Bonucci: Juve exit, Milan captaincy, impact on formation, etc.
  • Coming up: ICC Tournament matches

Thanks again to David for a fantastic conversation once again. Except for the Inter bits. I should have deleted those. Still, do follow him on Twitter @DavidLSwan, it’s the best thing you’ll do all year.

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_92.mp3
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With the team returning to Milanello, there is excitement in the air. All of the new signings not only give Milan fans something to talk about, but also something to finally truly dream about. There are some players leaving, some deals yet to be worked out. But for the first time in years, the return to Milanello will actually feel like a rally, or raduno.

Kicking off a new season meant I needed a new guest, and that was Christian. You can follow Christian on Twitter @CLumia, and you will definitely want to follow him to see what he’s got coming up. On the podcast, we talked about:

  • News of the Week: Tennis anyone?, Italy U21, Silva’s Portugal, U16 Scudetto, returning to Milanello, social media problems
  • Club Update: board of directors meeting and more 
  • Mercato Update: new signings, renewals, and departures
  • Coming up: summer friendlies and Europa League qualifying

Thanks again to Christian for the great conversation. Follow him on Twitter @CLumia to see what’s coming next.

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_91.mp3
Category:serie a -- posted at: 10:50pm PDT

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