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This was supposed to be Milan's

Nov 30 2017 at 00:55

Vincenzo Montella did not see the curtain coming down. San Siro might sometimes be referred to as La Scala del Calcio – www.officialfootballfalconstore.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_DUKE_RILEY_JERSEY.html football’s answer to Milan’s famous opera house – but his team’s performances this season had rarely been worthy of such a stage. On Sunday, the Rossoneri drew 0-0 at home to Torino. It was their fourth consecutive home game without a goal in Serie A. Men'sMajesticCincinnatiReds#19JoeyVottoReplicaWhiteUSMCCoolBaseMLBJerseyAn audience of 54,000 people Authentic John Brown Jerseyjeered at the conclusion. Still, Montella continued to see his glass as half full. “We dictated the game from start to finish,” he insisted. “The only thing missing was a little bit of nastiness in front of goal.” YouthNikeAtlantaFalcons#21DeionSandersRedTeamColorVaporUntouchableLimitedPlayerNFLJerseyHe might have had a point, on this occasion. Milan took twice as many shots – and put three times as many on target – as Torino, only to be thwarted by a combination of their own poor finishing plus some fine goalkeeping from Salvatore Sirigu. A lesser talent might not have kept out Nikola Kalinic’s close-range Christian Jones Authentic Jersey header in the 67th minute, let alone recovered to block the follow-up as well. Montella should know by now, though, that a lack of nastiness on the pitch tends to have unpleasant consequences off of it. As a player, he possessed those precise ruthless qualities that Milan have lacked. As a manager, he paid the price for his team’s profligacy, informed on Monday morning that his services were no longer required. The season is barely 14 games old, but plenty of people will already see this move as www.broncosofficialfootball.com/Dennis_Smith_Jersey_Broncos overdue. Many were perplexed from the outset that an ownership group which spent close to €200m on new players this summer would not also want to select their own manager to www.authenticcanucksstore.com/todd-bertuzzi-jersey_c-437.html  nurture such investment. By choosing to stick with Montella, they hoped instead to maintain a sense of continuity: allowing him to build on the foundations of a side he had guided back into Europe for the first time in three seasons. With hindsight, that was always a fantasy. How could there be a natural progression when more than half of the players who took to the field for Milan this weekend did not start a game for them last year? And then there is the question of whether Montella had yet proven himself capable of www.packersauthenticofficialstore.com/WOMENS-JAHRI-EVANS-JERSEY.html  leading such an ambitious project. Yes, he did well at Catania and Fiorentina, steering the former to a club-record points tally, and the latter to three consecutive fourth-place finishes. But Montella had never qualified a team to the Champions League: a supposed minimum target for Milan. It is clear now that he never got a handle on this revamped squad. At times, Montella seemed overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available to him. Milan have played 23 games across all competitions this season, without ever retaining the same starting XI from one to the next. There is sense in rotating to conserve key players’ energies when you are competing on Lamarcus Joyner Youth jersey multiple fronts. Milan’s season began with Europa League qualifying all the way back in July. But such endless tinkering has hindered the integration of so many new faces into a coherent team. Montella, furthermore, infuriated fans with his reluctance to trust certain players for league games. Kalinic had already been whistled by home supporters during Milan’s draw with Womens Vonn Bell Jersey Genoa last month, and was singled out again as he came off in the second-half on Sunday. Since scoring a brace in his first start, the Croatian has found the net just once in 11 appearances. So why has Montella persisted with him ahead of Patrick Cutrone or André Silva?forum.himym.cz/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=45181


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