Milan trying to make another massive comeback in the standings? Plus what will the formation look like after the January Transfer Window?

12/4/13 in Soccer   |   puccio86   |   18 respect

Milan have had their worst start to a Serie A campaign since they were relegated back in the early 1980's.  Reinforcement has already been confirmed by Adriano Galliani with the free transfer of Japanese playmaker Kesiuke Honda from CSKA Moscow and Central Defender Adil Rami from Valencia.  

Milan has had a roller coaster of events happen these past two weeks with the announcement that Adriano Galliani sasid he would be resigning from his position at the club after nearly 3 decades.  But once thought absentee owner Silvio Berlusconi felt that it was vital that he stayed and refused his resignation.  Then Milan had to travel all the way to Glasgow to go play scottish giants Celtic in a huge champions league group stage match.  Celtic park is considered to be one of the most difficult places to play in the world and considering Milan's poor form this season you would think it wouldn't go well.  Milan hadn't won an away fixture the whole season prior to the match with Celtic.  But at a remarkable turn of events as a KAKA driven Milan squad went into Celtic park and came back winners of a score 3-0.  The performance was unexpected and still very critical at the same time.  Mario Balotelli finally got on the score sheet for Milan after a long drought and then the Legendary Ricardo Kaka Scored of a header from a corner.  Then Milan had traveled all the way to relegation zone Catania and saw a strong 3-1 victory and a much needed 3 points for Serie A.  The positives from this game can be seen as that Ricardo Montolivo seems to be finding his form from last season, Mario Balotelli scored from a free kick and it looks like he can explode any moment for a bunch of goals.  Plus Smoking Bianco KAKA scored AGAIN proving that he deserves a ticket to the World Cup.  The return of Stephan El Shaarawy from injury has proven to be huge considering the lack of creativity and goalscoring.  Soon enough Giampaolo 'Pazzo' Pazzini will be making a return soon, as well as highly touted youngster Mattia De Sciglio.  

Now what does this all mean for Milan? Another surge up the table in the second half? Or just a nice stretch of games?  I think that Milan can most definitely qualify for a place in Europe this season.  The amount of goalscoring talent coming back and the addition of Honda and Rami has given Milanista's everywhere hope that they can find a spot in Europe next season.  
Now with all the players returning from injury and the new additions in January Milan is going to have to shake things up come the start of the second half.  

I believe that Milan should change its formation over to the 4-2-3-1.  This requires dimwitted Max Allegri to play his best players without taking away from their skills.  
The back line should see as follows:

LB: Mattia De Sciglio is Milans most talented defender for sure but with Abate only able to occupy the right MDS is forced to play on the left which isn't a problem.

CB'S: French internationals Adil Rami and Philipe Mexes are Milan's best option at Centre Back and are familiar with one another which makes the transition all the more easier.  

RB: Ignazio Abate has occupied the position these past few seasons and if he doesn't move in January expect him to be there the rest of the season.  

CDM's: Ricardo Montolivo can be a deep lying playmaker for Milan while Nigel De Jong can be at his side being a sweeper/playmaker as he's been doing this first half. 

CAM'S: The return of Stephan El Shaarawy has him playing on the left side of this formation while KAKA mans the Centre and Japanese playmaker Honda stays on the right as they all look to create scoring opportunities for themselves and Mario Balotelli.

ST: Who else could it be besides the charismatic goal scoring machine that is Super Mario Balotelli.  With all these playmakers giving Mario the ball look for him to go on an absolute rampage and rip apart Serie A. 

Thats it for me. Let me know what you think of this article. Do you think Milan can make another run? Plus what formation do you think they will use come January? 
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12/6/13   |   puccio86   |   18 respect

nyjets891 wrote:
Awesome job MP. Love it

Thanks Nick I real appreciate it. I'll most likely be doing the WC draw and dissecting Italy's group.

12/5/13   |   nyjets891   |   36 respect

Awesome job MP. Love it