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MILAN, ITALY - MAY 02:  AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri reacts during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Atalanta BC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 2, 2012 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - MAY 02: AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri reacts during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Atalanta BC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 2, 2012 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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Not but a year ago fans were singing his praises. He is a revolutionary, a man to lead Milan into a new era of hard running defensive football! The man who led Milan to scudetto glory in his first season and was not afraid to make the hard changes, out with the old and in with the new. Goodbye Ronaldinho, adios Pirlo, and so long Pippo. He began to use Merkel, Strasser, De Sciglio and El Sharaawi while still harnessing the value of the old guard to usher in the new era of Milan built around the likes of Silva, Abate, Nocerino, and Nocerino. He fought valiantly on three fronts losing the Coppa Semis and second place in Italy to Juventus, and a hard fought battle against Barca in the CL. There is no shame in second place, winning Titles is not an annual occurrence to be taken granted is it? Alas, what a difference a year makes.

None of the detractors seem willing to admit the all the short falls of the season, Flamini for the season, Gattuso and Cassano for the better part, Silva when it mattered most!? How about the no-show, no-sale Pato show or KPB unable to keep his hamstrings in his pants!? Instead all the detractors do is say, off with his head, bring on anyone else, and whatever drivel they can muster. These are the same fans who says, "Allegri plays negative football!" Failing to realize his teams has scored the most goals in Serie A for two seasons straight. "He plays too defensive," they cry, failing to recognize it is not goals scored but goals conceded that wins Titles. Then my ever favorite, "He couldn't beat big teams," without counting the amount points the provincial matches provide and how much more important they are. Everyone is clearly entitled to their opinion about the Coach, but I can't agree with this, not even in the least. Give the man a chance, he is ushering in a new era, one that doesn't come without growing pains. If you say better to start over, then forget a title next season as well, or any time soon thereafter. But as I have learned over the years in this racket, you can bring a fool the facts, but it won't make him less of a fool...so i leave the choice to you below.