Friday, November 24, 2006

At last, some good news for Milan

In a season of shaky form and dodgy results at last the Rossoneri have received some good news. Ropey Brazilian goalkeeper Dida is out for three months injured. Without being too harsh on old Duda, apart from one great season he has always looked prone to error. In comes big Kalac for the time being with Marco Amelia lined up for a January swoop along with a decent striker, surely.

This is a big weekend for Serie A with Palermo and Inter going head to head on Sunday night. I'd like to see the Rosanero win it, mostly just to keep the league open. However, a 1-0 Inter sneak job would not surprise me. Hope it's a good game. Main beneficiaries could be Roma who have an easy looking trip to Sampdoria although it is a ground where they have not historically done well. My old Viola have yet another Tuscan derby, this time away to Siena - a week before I watch them in person taking on Lazio.

Finally, I made some money backing Fenerbahce to beat Palermo last night. If there is one thing you can guarantee it is that an Italian team won't let you down to lose in Europe when a big league game is round the corner. Especially when they field their boys team.


martinobhoy said...

Not to put to fine a point on it, Dida is a dud.

Any time I've been to the San Siro his pre-match training seems to be how many keepy-uppies he can do. Maybe he should try practising saving a few shots? Just a thought.

I was also looking at the Serie A fixture list and the return match with Siena looks like a good one for my traditional April trip to Italy.

martinobhoy said...

I went to see Il Caimano on Friday night and there was a part in it where the characters were discussing who was the better goalkeeper - Dida or Buffon.

Incredibly one of the characters settled on Dida.

ginkers said...

Fiction, pure fiction.

a.c.t said...

Incredible news. Now all we need is a decent striker..

patcook said...

im a milan fan and an australian and his form standing in for Dida only proves one point he is hopeless. I wouldn't be surprised if Martin Jol and Steve McClaren showed Paul Robinson tapes of Kalac to get his confidence up after that howler, probably saying something like "well at least your not that bad" ???