MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 25: Kevin Prince Boateng of AC Milan scores the opening goal during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Genoa CFC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 25, 2012 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
So Milan put our farm team to sword yesterday, putting them that much closer to relegation and but keeping any title hopes, albeit slim, alive and kicking. No hard feelings right?
As for the match itself, it wasn't anything special, then again none of the last few have been. Substitutions yet again made the difference, this time it was the injured almost as much as Pato, Kevin Prince Boateng, but the results is all that truly matters. In fact I have little to say regarding the match or the result, but more about the distracting side show circus that the Club has become. Allegri has been under fire much of the season, despite winning a title last season and dealing with countless injuries. To make matters worse we have management not executing transfer, possibly determing team selection, and now talking to other Coaches? If anything, Allegri shouldn't wait to be fire, he should leave with his middle finger's waiving in the air. What Seedorf did on Sunday was inexplicable and a poor choice from a player that I expect more tact from. So where do we stand?
It is growing apparent that Allegri has his supporters within the team and his detractors. I don't want to make this a witch hunt, so I won't name names, and it is no secret Allegri prefers a certain style of player, but how is this relationship going to work if management doesn't support their Coach. It was clear Allegri had no place for Ronaldinho, the same Ronaldinho who Berlusconi loved so much he had strippers dress up like him and give him lap dances among other things, yes, disgusting. Allegri won that battle, and Milan won the title. This season Allegri seemed to make the same determination with Pato, but this player did one better for the Berlusconi clan, he bedded Babs and the move didn't happen, Allegri lost and with it I believe Milan have lost the title. With Tevez, a player Allegri specifically requested, this was a better team but more importantly one who could cope with the injuries to the attacking players, maybe it's a stretch, then again maybe it is not?
We can't deny the injuries this team has endured are comical at best. How the Coach gets blamed for these is beyond me, when players like Nocerino, Zlatan and Urby have played most of the season with few injury concerns, while some more brittle players are finding themselves either on the training bed or with injuries from a different bed. The team seemed to be show fractures that became rifts and while Allegri gets partial blame for this mess, it is management that created this wedge. So with four games left to decide the title and a three point deficit to Juventus how does this team cope and where do we go from here?