April 24, 2011
After nearly ten years of drawing a blank in Serie A, Milan are closer than ever to a Scudetto trophy that is seen as the bread and butter of success for Italian teams. The last time Milan lifted the trophy, HD T.V. did not exist, (not to be confused with Rai International, which still has no clue about the existence of HD in the year 2011) Shevchenko was still alive, and Favalli was only 49 years old.
A 1-0 win over Brescia, made possible by the improbably finish of Robinho, who made good on one of his 4,391 chances throughout the past few weeks, and basically sealed the scudetto as Milan are now +8 over Inter. (+9 actually considering we'd win in a tiebreaker.)
April 18, 2011
Whenever I write a column I usually tend to focus on one particular player who has stood out in recent weeks. What we've witnessed recently is the emergence of one of the old horsemen. Although it looks as if he's running in Birkenstock sandals when he plays, The Clarence has rolled back the years and given us a taste of the sort of vintage that has seen him manage to lift the Champions League trophy with a staggering three different teams.
The Clarence - despite being immobile, he is absolute class.
April 4, 2011
A recognizable haze surrounded the San Siro as the most anticipated game in recent times awaited Milan. Years have passed since a derby of this magnitude took place. Only two points separated Milan from the second place Argentinian side. Moratti's yellow toothed grin cackled in delight at the prospect of going +1 with a handful of games remaining in the season.
Inter, spearheaded by the one who shall not be named, was completely undressed by the forces of Allegri. Simply put, Leonardo is not a coach who fires up his players in the most crucial games. We saw it last year when Milan was embarrassed by Inter twice, and by Manchester United in the Champions League.