At a point when our mercato should be taking shape and all of us getting excited for the Europa League and the season, we still have no idea whether or not we will be playing in Europa League. Which has put our mercato completely on hold and intensified rumors surrounding the financial stability of the club. Of course, there’s plenty of other corruption and douchebaggery in Italy to discuss, but it doesn’t change Milan fans’ unresolved pain.

I always enjoy going back to the beginning, and for Milan Obsession, that beginning included Jovan. A lifelong Milan fan and knowledgeable football connoisseur, he and I talked about:

  • News of the Week: extension, criminals, women, Supercoppa, broadcasting rights fail, new coaches, corruption, tennis, shame, farewell
  • World Cup: Is there a World Cup going on or something?
  • UEFA Ruling: still no answers
  • Important Summer Dates: when and where Milan will be

 Thanks again to Jovan for listening to the rants and being willing to talk Milan when there’s not a lot of great stuff to talk about.

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_112.mp3
Category:serie a -- posted at: 4:54am PDT

A season that was supposed to redeem Milan and the hopes of Milan fans took a sharp turn downwards with UEFA’s announcement that they refused to give Milan a settlement agreement. Despite the damper that put on the season and the far reaching implications that the news creates for our future, it was a good time to sit down and reflect on the team and all of our players.

When you want a balanced perspective on Milan, you should talk to Pete. So follow him on Twitter @PDAcquaviva. To wrap up all of the disappointment of this season, we discussed:

  • News of the Week: dumped by an ex, players announcing themselves, a non-European Champions League, breaking wind
  • Player Ratings: Who should stay and who should go
  • Gattuso: his future at Milan
  • Yonghong Li, UEFA, and the Elliott Fund: fact vs. fiction

Thanks again to Pete for being willing to drudge through the disappointments and dissect our players’ season instead of sleeping or something productive. Please follow him @PDAcquaviva on Twitter.

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_111.mp3
Category:serie a -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

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