"if it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does"

"No compromise" Milan fans say.

About 300 AC Milan fans were outside the clubs training ground furious at the way the club sold their Brazilian star Kaka to Real Madrid. They sounded off with jeers to the club officials, even though the club are 67 million Euros better off.
Fans let off smoke bombs and bangers while aiming chants at club bosses, but VP Adriano Galliani told fans that they should be happy at what Milan have already won.

'No-one else has won as many titles as Milan in Europe or the world,' he said at Milan's first press conference of the new season, during which he also unveiled Massimo Ambrosini as the club's new captain.
'It's normal that some people protest because in life it's allowed. Season tickets are down by only 20 percent with respect to last year so that shows that 80 percent of fans are right behind the club.'

Galliani was referring to Milan's record 18 internationally recognized titles but among those there are five European Supercups and three now-defunct Intercontinental Cups.
It means that eight of Milan's world record international trophy haul were won in one-off matches against single opponents, whilst they have also won the Club World Cup once, beating just two teams to earn that honour.
This has still not made the fans happy and they feel they should be winning something every year.

'No compromise: think first about Milan and then your own interests,' one banner read alluding to the fact that club President Berlusconi hasn't spent much money on the team in previous years
Milan finished third in Serie A last season, a big 10 points behind their bitter and city rivals Inter, and since then they have lost Maldini to retirement, Kaka has been sold, and whiner Beckham has gone back to LA Galaxy now that his loan spell has finished. And to the dismay of Milan fans there hasn't been any new signings yet
Milan have not won the title since 2004 and last season were often criticized for being over the hill.
And now Milan still have their "over the hill" (30 plus) players, they sold the 27 year old Kaka. But Galliani insists that Milan are in a renewal stage, and that they want to balance the books better and concentrate on youth.

It's this man crackers? Ambrosini as the new club captain? What about Gattuso? Yes Milan ARE over the hill, and they almost always seem to buy "over the hill" players.
Milan would have easily won the Serie A title if only they had a lot more youth in their side. So how long is this going to take? A good few years.
Milan should have been concentrating on youth player when Costacurta and Maldini turned 33, so whoever was brought in had time to be molded into great players like they were. Too late now Galliani.........it's Juve or Inter again next season.


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