After the Giampaolo experiment ended in tragedy and 15 dropped points, we were more than happy to usher in the Pioli Era. With immediate improvement in play, it was a lot easier to swallow dropping two points against Lecce. Off the pitch, however, there was shocking financial news, so the harrowing experience of being a Milan fan still continues, despite improvements on the pitch.

To talk about the issues on and off the pitch, we needed a lifelong Milan fan. So of course we asked Francesco, the president of the Curva Sud America. You can follow him on Twitter @FrancescoPetra8. We talked about:

  • Lightning Round: quick faves
  • News of the Week: Ciao Giampaolo, welcome Pioli, Caldara is back, new babies, UEFA ban, Golden Boy, deep lagoon, fighting racism
  • Match Reviews: talking recent match
  • Finances: Shocking deficit, increased costs, decreased revenue
  • Pioli: discussing the new mister
  • Coming Up: upcoming matches

Thanks again to Francesco for helping us welcome in the Pioli era. Follow him on Twitter @FrancescoPetra8 for all of the updates from the Curva Sud America.

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_148.mp3
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With the shockingly poor results, the horrific discipline issues, and the indescribable lineups, Giampaolo’s future at Milan is the center of much discussion. We talked about everything at Milan, but especially the theory that we have all been subjected to intentional pain.

Things have just gone from bad to worse, so we wanted some fresh perspective. We invited Adam to join us, of amazing graphic design fame. Follow him on Twitter @AdamFrassinoro and scroll through his timeline to check out his work. In spite of our suffering, we discussed:

  • Lightning Round: quick faves
  • News of the Week: Police ban, Tapiro d’Oro, U21 Team of the Week, Sassuolo loss, racism, Quote of the Week
  • Match Reviews: talking recent performances
  • Stadium: The Cathedral vs. The Rings of Milano

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  • Giampaolo: discussing his future at Milan
  • Coming Up: International break

Thanks again to Adam for some fantastic conversation in spite of our circumstances. Follow him on Twitter @AdamFrassinoro and check out his amazing football graphics.

Direct download: milan_obsession_podcast_147.mp3
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