One game into the season and the media has already called for Gattuso’s head. Amidst all of the ridiculous hyperbole of the media and the fans, we try to sort through what actually happened in the match and perhaps apply a more realistic view of what might happen this season, particularly with our grinta-filled coach. 

Our guest this time was the amazing Debopam, who is one of the staff at goaldentimes.org. You can follow him on Twitter @rossoneri, and you should definitely check out the book “Tiro: A Football Odyssey from Amazon to Alps.” For this podcast, we talked about:

  • News of the Week: UEFA honor, football helping out, dysfunctional calcio
  • Match Review: review of recent match
  • Gattuso: Discussing the Mister
  • Coming up: upcoming matches 

Thanks again to Debopam for his great conversation. Follow him on Twitter @rossoneri and check out goaldentimes.org. For a real football treat, pick up “Tiro: A Football Odyssey from Amazon to Alps.”

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_118.mp3
Category:serie a -- posted at: 1:09pm PDT

OFFICIAL: The Milan Obsession Podcast has signed Jonathan to a longterm contract as cohost. Details of the contract were undisclosed.

Following Leonardo’s example, we have signed a permanent cohost, and expect the podcast to also qualify for the Champions League of podcasts this season. So while we were under the influence of extreme optimism, we previewed the new season with unicorns and rainbows.

We invited Pavlo to bring his optimism agenda and his passion and wisdom to discuss the upcoming season. Follow him on Twitter @PavloBrk. Our optimistic party included:

  • News of the Week: New captain, renewal, Kaka dreams, club mentality, rap battle, Milan heart, Inter laughs
  • Mercato: News and rumors
  • Match Reviews: reviews of recent matches
  • Season Preview: Talking players, coach, and forecast
  • Coming up: upcoming matches

Thanks again to Pavlo for raining down optimism upon us. Follow him on Twitter to hold him to his rosy predictions @PavloBrk

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_117.mp3
Category:serie a -- posted at: 11:21pm PDT

The long awaited Return of the King, Paolo Maldini, has finally occurred. I have a theory as to why, and it all started with one lucky fan. He won a chance to meet the team, but ended up meeting Gattuso instead. After that, Leonardo was hired on. Then Higuain and Caldara came to Milan. And finally, the return of Maldini. That is a whole lot of luck.

That lucky fan is Ricardo, who flew to Los Angeles from Texas just to watch the game. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @Ricky7990. Who knows, maybe some of his luck will rub off on you. In the meantime, he and I chatted about:

  • News of the Week: No B team, Montolivo get out, Strinic in, Calhanoglu’s woman problems, Fasssone’s lack of class, Ambrosini’s new challenge, VAR replays, U.S. TV rights
  • ICC U.S. Tour: second half recap
  • Friendlies: reviews of Tottenham and Barcelona matches
  • Milan in Los Angeles: Meeting Gattuso and watching Milan live
  • Mercato: News and rumors
  • The Return of the King: Maldini’s glorious return
  • Coming up: upcoming matches

Thanks again to Ricardo for sharing his great luck with all of us Milan fans and for his time on the podcast. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @Ricky7990

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_116.mp3
Category:serie a -- posted at: 1:23pm PDT

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