In spite of all of the changes off the pitch, I had the distinct pleasure of seeing Milan up close and personal here in Los Angeles. From stalking them at the airport to meeting Gattuso to watching them play right before my very eyes, it brought me great joy at a time when there are so many unanswered questions at the club.

My favorite intern, Jonathan, also has plans to see the team up close and personal this season, but at the San Siro. We discussed:

  • News of the Week: future legendary coaches, shut up and work, finally Kalinic, don’t let the door hit you on the way out, ciao Capitano, no thank you Puma, train cup, U19 Euros
  • Friendlies: reviews of Novara & Manchester United matches
  • Serie A Calendar: 2018-19 calendar just released
  • UEFA Ruling: CAS overturned UEFA’s ruling
  • Ownership & Management Changes: out with the old, in with the new
  • Coming up: next friendlies

Thanks again to Jonathan for being a fantastic intern, a passionate Milan fan, and future San Siro pitch invader.

 

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_115.mp3
Category:serie a -- posted at: 10:12pm PDT

Another change in ownership, a ban from Europe, and a zero balance mercato. When will Milan fans catch a break? So much to talk about, but nothing that we would like to be talking about. And yet as fans, we are still here, still emotionally committed to the red and black. So it seems that hope is all we have.

A fan podcast requires passionate fans, and Pavlo is one of the most devout fans around. Follow him on Twitter for his knowledge, wisdom, and Milan passion @PavloBrk. For this podcast, we chatted about:

  • News of the Week: Someone’s lying, Dreaded 3 man defense returning, Spelling errors, Ciao Abbiati, New Youth Sector Director, Maldini is going somewhere, Pig farming crime, Graduation, Curva Sud statement, Serie A season, World Cup or something
  • Mercato News: why it’s so hard to sell players
  • Ownership: the hedge fund arrives
  • UEFA Ruling: waiting for the appeal 
  • Important Summer Dates: when and where Milan will be

Thanks again to Pavlo for bringing hope and optimism at a time when it feels like all is lost.

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_114.mp3
Category:serie a -- posted at: 7:50am PDT

Raduno literally means ·rally,· and that is what is supposed to happen to kick of Milan·s new season today. But what can we rally around? The new kit is poor, we don·t know if we·ll have Europe or not still, and now we don·t even know who will own t

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_113.mp3
Category:serie a -- posted at: 11:29pm PDT

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