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Uwe Rösler: Lost In A Foreign Land

A story of the former East German international Uwe Rösler as he takes the reigns of Italy's fallen giants - A.C. Milan
Started on 22 May 2015 by Jack
Latest Reply on 9 August 2015 by Jack
Looks like it, indeed! Develop him nicely!

It was a superb start to the season with one game in August and the rest in September, bagging five wins and just two losses out of the seven played. Without a doubt, Carlos Fierro and M'Baye Niang were our best players on the field these couple of months, bagging 13 goals between them. But I couldn't go past this month without praising how well the players from our youth side have been. Davide Calabria, Krisztian Tamás, Fulvio Zorloni, Ayoub El Yousfi, Paolo Innocenti and Humam Tariq all made their Milan first-team debuts these couple of months and have done excellently in them games.


A.C. Milan vs Latina

San Siro
Serie A

Goalscorers: Carlos Fierro (2)
Booked: Davide Calabria, Ramiro
Attendance: 40,169

S.S. Lazio vs A.C. Milan

Stadio Olimpico
Serie A

Goalscorers: Carlos Fierro
Booked: Krisztian Tamás, Ramiro
Attendance: 38,504

Videoton FC Fehérvár vs A.C. Milan

Sóstói Stadion
Europa League Group A

Goalscorers: None
Booked: Davide Calabria, Daniele Rugani
Attendance: 7,518

A.C. Milan vs Genoa CFC

San Siro
Serie A

Goalscorers: M'Baye Niang, Carlos Fierro, Suso
Booked: Alex, Krisztian Tamás, Ramiro
Attendance: 40,406

A.S. Livorno Calcio vs A.C. Milan

Stadio Armando Picchi
Serie A

Goalscorers: Suso (2), Paolo Innocenti, M'Baye Niang, Daniele Rugani, Alessandro Bernardini (own goal)
Booked: None
Attendance: 19,183

Torino vs A.C. Milan

Stadio Olimpico di Torino
Serie A

Goalscorers: M'Baye Niang, Suso
Booked: Granit Xhaka
Attendance: 18,568

A.C. Milan vs FK Austria Wien

San Siro
Europa League Group A

Goalscorers: M'Baye Niang (4), Carlos Fierro (2)
Booked: None
Attendance: 42,977

League Table

Going into the next month we finish September in third place, one point behind S.S. Lazio and a win behind our dearest rivals, Internazionale. However as the season goes on I would highly expect Napoli and Juventus to overtake us in the league rankings - but only time will tell.

Next Month: October

In October we don't face that many threatening opponents, but they are opponents that could do some damage for sure. I would expect the Fiorentina game to be tough, but that doesn't mean the Palermo game won't be. We will play our third Group Stage match of the Europa League this month against Greek champions Olympiakos.
Congratulations Super Cup, and for new transfers, many experienced and talented players.
The first two months were pretty good, good luck on.
Looks like you're on route to proving me wrong!
bebero: Needs to continue if I want to achieve my set goals :D

Pauker: Never doubt Rösler ;)

Gallo Completes Milanello Buyout

Milan-based investor Dino Gallo has today completed his purchase of A.C. Milan's training ground and development team stadia Milanello.

The Milanello currently represents an important asset not only for the Milan Club, but for the whole Italian football system.

This was indeed the objective pursued by Italian entrepreneur, publisher and film producer Andrea Rizzoli who decided to build it.

Built in 1963, the centre consists of 160,000 square metres (1,700,000 sq ft), including a pinewood and a little lake.

It is located between the towns of Carnago, Cassano Magnago and Cairate, in the Province of Varese.

The facilities of Milanello have often been used also by the Italian Football Federation for the preparation of the National Team’s important competitions, such as the European Championships in 1988, 1996 and 2000.

At Milanello there are six regular pitches, 1 in synthetic grass , 1 covered pitch with synthetic ground and a small-sized outdoor pitch in grass named "cage" because the playing field is surrounded by a 2.30 metre high wall and topped by 2.5 metre high fencing.

Inside the cage, the play never stops, with the ball always in motion in order to enhance the speed of execution.

Former Milan winger El Shaarawy was a fan of the training complex.

Former A.C. Milan star Stephane El Shaarawy was quoted talking about Milanello - calling the multi-million euro complex as 'first-rate' before his £15 million move to Chelsea.

Next to the main building the "guest-quarters" are located, where also a few players from the Youth Department live. These youngsters, coming from various parts of Italy and from abroad too, go to school as all other teen-agers and in the afternoons attend their training sessions on the field made available to them.

Nobody knows why Dino Gallo wanted to own the training ground, or why Silvio Berlusconi would allow such a purchase to succeed.

This means that, in order for Milan to continue using Milanello, the club must pay Dino Gallo an undisclosed fee annually.

Dino Gallo was a former employee of Enzo Moretti's construction business Astaldi. Moretti's family took over A.C. Milan's manager Uwe Rösler's former team in early November last year.

With another two losses this month, we could hardly call October a disappointing month. Yet again Carlos Fierro and M'Baye Niang have played outstandingly well - with the added quality of Suso coming into play more this month. Sadly we are currently bottom of our Europa League group, but as we boast the highest goal difference and two of the weaker teams yet to play I hope we can haul our way into the knockout rounds. The loss to Cagliari certainly hurt us, but we won the remaining three Serie A matches that followed that.


A.C. Milan vs Bari

San Siro
Serie A

Goalscorers: Suso
Booked: Daniele Rugani
Attendance: 41,096

Cagliari vs A.C. Milan

Stadio Sant'Elia
Serie A

Goalscorers: Michelangelo Albertazzi (own goal)
Booked: Adil Rami, Granit Xhaka
Attendance: 12,959

A.C. Milan vs Olympiakos SF Piraeus

San Siro
Europa League Group A

Goalscorers: None
Booked: Davide Calabria, Francesco Biffi, Krisztian Tamás, Humam Tariq
Attendance: 39,842

A.C. Milan vs ACF Fiorentina

San Siro
Serie A

Goalscorers: Paolo Innocenti (2), M'Baye Niang, Geoffrey Kondogbia
Booked: Davide Calabria
Attendance: 39,890

Cittá di Palermo vs A.C. Milan

Stadio Renzo Barbera
Serie A

Goalscorers: Suso, Carlos Fierro
Booked: Davide Calabria
Attendance: 18,220

A.C. Milan vs U.S. Sassuolo

San Siro
Serie A

Goalscorers: M'Baye Niang (2), Carlos Fierro (3), Ayoun El Yousfi
Booked: Adil Rami, Francesco Biffi. Fulvio Zorloni
Attendance: 38,272

League Table

Despite us only being ten matches into this campaign, the league seems to be already forming shape. I can see Sampdoria slipping away from the top four in the coming fixtures, with eithe Roma or Napoli taking their place. Our rivals Internazionale seem to be speeding away at the top scoring six more goals than us, racking up a goal difference of 27 - a number matching their points total.

Next Month: November

We find ourselves in a very tough month in November, firstly up against Olympiakos in the Europa League, exactly two weeks after our 1-0 loss to them in the reverse fixture. The game against Udinese doesn't look too difficult looking at their position in the league, but that's what we thought about Cagliari. Then fifth placed Roma travel to the San Siro to play us, with the Giallorossi in a threatening position to our league stance. We play Roma before our second-til-last Europa League group stage against Hungarian side Videoton. After that we play Vincenzo Montella's Sampdoria, currently sitting one point behind us in the league standings.
Two losses in an otherwise great month!

The Mysterious Case of Tony Rösler

Italian police departments across the nation are baffled after A.C. Milan manager Uwe Rösler's son, Tony has vanished from their hotel in Rome.

Tony was previously on the books of Manchester City before his family moved to Italy as his father, Uwe promised him a place in the academy of his new club A.C. Milan.

Uwe has another son, Colin - named after Man City legend Colin Bell, fortunately still found asleep in the Rösler room in their Rome hotel, ahead of Milan's fixture against AS Roma.

The family were meant to attend the fixture at Stadio Olimpico tomorrow, but it looks like Uwe may not even be attending, in the light of his sons disappearance.

The Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel - the hotel the Milan team were staying in, including Rösler's family.

Police are still on the case trying to find clues as to where Tony's whereabouts are, with Rösler's hotel room crammed with police and forensic equipment.

With the room on the sixth floor of the hotel building, it seems impossible for the kidnapper to have entered through the windows in the room.

This leaves to the sole explanation of the kidnappers to have simply walked into the room, but it was not a break-in, the door lock was either tampered with or was simply left unlocked by Rösler's family.

The hotel manager, Lucca Bianchi, reportedly a dear friend of Uwe's former chairman Enzo Moretti at Leeds has refused to comment on the situation.

A spokesman for the Rösler family has demanded any witnesses of the kidnapping to stand forward, with the family 'traumatised' by last nights events according to a statement given at noon today.

If you have seen/know anything in connection with the disappearance of Tony Rösler, please call the Rome Police Force on: +39 06 820 8081.
Ooh drama, great update as usual.
*dials +39 06 820 8081.* yes, I have a lead on him..
Great update mate, going strongly in Italy :D
IWelshWizard: Cheers mate :D

Pauker: You might just be helpful ;)

Devzie92: Thanks buddy, need to make it continue :D

I can only say that it's been another great month for us in the league and continental competitions. M'Baye Niang signed a new contract to us, staying until 2020 now instead of his deal expiring at the end of this current season. 21-year-old Hungarian left-back Krisztian Tamás also did the same as the French winger. In the league, we remain in third place, however six points better off now, after two wins and one loss to Udinese. In the Europa League we pushed ourselves up into second place after a draw and a win in our fixtures this month.


Olympiakos SF Piraeus vs A.C. Milan

Karaiskakis Stadium
Europa League Group A

Goalscorers: Suso, Granit Xhaka
Booked: Granit Xhaka
Attendance: 31,586

Udinese Calcio vs A.C. Milan

Stadio Friuli
Serie A

Goalscorers: None
Booked: Davide Calabria, Ramiro, Adil Rami
Attendance: 11,753

A.C. Milan vs AS Roma

San Siro
Serie A

Goalscorers: Alessio Romagnoli (own goal), Geoffrey Kondogbia, Paolo Innocenti
Booked: Francesco Biffi, Fulvio Zorloni
Attendance: 47,820

A.C. Milan vs Videoton FC Fehérvár

San Siro
Europa League Group A

Goalscorers: M'Baye Niang, Carlos Fierro (3)
Booked: Adil Rami, Krisztian Tamás
Attendance: 39,532

Sampdoria vs A.C. Milan

Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Serie A

Goalscorers: M'Baye Niang
Booked: Francesco Biffi, Fulvio Zorloni
Attendance: 22,890

League Table

As you may have already seen, Inter Milan have completely revitalised themselves this season, sitting at the top of the table with 36 points to their name, with a goal difference of +42 after 13 games played. They are just one third of the potential top three fighting for the title - a bunch which we are currently bottom of, six points behind Internazionale.

In the Europa League, it is now impossible for us to top the group now, as Olympiakos step four points ahead of us with one game remaining. We must hope Olympiakos put Videoton to bed in the next fixture, as it would wipe out any realistic chance of us losing out on the knockout stages, with Austria Wien having to put win by a nine goal margin against us to stand a chance of qualifying for the next round.

Next Month: December

December is the last month of the year as we head into January 2017, and also the toughest month we've had so far this season. We start with the threat of potentially losing out on a Europa League Knockout Round place should we lose to Austria Wien on the first day of the month. The middle two games are the most threatening, though, as they are both in the 'top three' in the Serie A table. Two losses against them, then it will turn into a top two, without ourselves included.

LIVE: Derby della Madonnina

It's the first Milanese Derby of the 2016/17 Serie A season today. The city is crammed full of supporters and policemen - it's the derby day fever, and it's live here from Sky Sports Italia.

Both teams have gone under mass maintenance in recent years, A.C. Milan totally rebuilding their squad, previously an aging side, now one of the most youthful in the league.

Internazionale however, they were taken over by a multi-millionaire consortium, leading to the purchases of players like Mats Hummels, Koke and Isco in recent times.

In terms of league positions, A.C. Milan sit in third place, six points behind Internazionale who are on top of the pile.

After this match, A.C. Milan go into another key match - a fixture against current second placed side Juventus in the league.

It's a massive day for A.C. Milan's Francismar Bern, dubbed the new Ronaldo in his homeland of Brazil. He makes his debut today in what is one of the biggest games of the season. He starts as a lone striker instead of Mexican phenomenon Carlos Fierro.

Players like Valmir, Eugene Babych and Douglas Escobar could also make their Rossoneri debut should they come off the bench in today's match. Here are the lineups for today's derby.

The players are in the tunnel and we now head over to today's commentary team for this match:

1': Yes, the players have finished lining up on the pitch, and A.C. Milan manager Uwe Rösler takes his seat in his San Siro dugout. The Serie A top scorer Mauro Icardi will kick off today's match.

8': A.C. Milan's Fulvio Zorloni is booked for handball.

13': Inter Milan have a corner on the far side. Layún takes it, inswinging. It deflects off Rami's hip... Falls to Koke on the volley... GOAL! Internazionale have broken the deadlock! Thirteen minutes in! It's the central midfielder Koke with the finish! Internazionale lead one goal to nil in the Milan Derby!

A.C. Milan 0 - 1 (Koke 13) Internazionale

17': Niang is tackled on the right-wing by Layún. Passed to Ahmed Musa. Icardi controls it well and switches the ball over to Kevin Mirallas, in loads of space here! Wonderful pass! Mirallas closes in on goal... Mirallassssss! GOAL! It's a second for Inter! A second goal! It's the right-winger Kevin Mirallas this time! Brilliant pass by Icardi and powered into the left side of the goal - it's 2-0 Inter Milan now!

A.C. Milan 0 - 2 (Mirallas 17) Internazionale

289': Diego López takes the free-kick and passes it short to his left to Fulvio Zorloni. Ramiro volleys a pass into Innocenti's feet. Here's Bern, passes back to Biffi. Biffi to Innocenti, Innocenti to Suso on the left, shapes his body to cut inside. He's given it to Zorloni on the overlap, the cross is headed away by Juan Jesus. Danilo heads it to Innocenti's feet. Innocenti finds Kondogbia right on the edge of the box, finds Niang in the box! Niang! GOAL! M'Baye Niang has pulled one back for his A.C. Milan side! Great interplay around the outside of the box and it's resulted in a goal for the Rossoneri! It's 2-1 now - game on.

A.C. Milan (Niang 29) 1 - 2 Internazionale

42': Kaboré to take a free-kick on the halfway line. It's to Juan Jesus who keeps it short to Koke. Back to Kaboré, now to Juan Jesus again. Jesus fires a ball, trying to find Icardi's run, but Biffi intercepts it with a header to Geoffrey Kondogbia. It's given left to his central midfield partner Paolo Innocenti, who sprays it out wide to the left-back Zorloni. Zorloni can't beat Danilo so it's passed back to Innocenti. Ramiro to Kondogbia. It's to Niang who runs into the box with the ball, beating Layún for pace, he's taken a shot on goal! Handanovic pushes it away, back to Niang again, finding himself wider and Layún has recovered his position now. He floats it in towards Bern who can't reach it over Juan Jesus who heads it away. It's cleared up to Icardi who's beaten Biffi. Icardi misplaces his pass and Innocenti finds Bern at the halfway line. He tries to set Suso free on the left, he fires a shot in on goal - missed.

45+1': Giacomelli blows for the half-time whistle - Inter Milan lead A.C. Milan 2-1 at the break.

A.C. Milan 1 - 2 Internazionale

46': Francismar Bern gets the second half underway.

47': Calabria takes the throw-in over on the right hand side. Layún volleys it clear and it's with Ramiro now. Kondogbia feeds a ball into Niang's feet. The Frenchman cuts inside across the body of Layún, he lets one fly! Way wide of the left hand post.

49': A pass to Niang is cut out by Layún who continues his run. Mirallas takes a touch before toe-poking a ball through to Mauro Icardi. Mirallas receives it again on the outside, lets one go! Stopped by Diego López.

55': Niang with the pass inside to fellow Frenchman Geoffrey Kondogbia. Innocenti gets it off his teammate. The 17-year-old opens himself up and tries to find Suso. He has done, Suso has played a ball into Francismar Bern who has a strike, but is offside. Not having a great debut is the young Brazilian from Cruzeiro.

60': Innocenti is to take a corner on the far side. It's outswinging, though... It's towards the near post, Niang tries it! GOAL!!! SENSATIONAL FROM NIANG! Absolutely majestic from the winger! The ball floated in at chest height, M'Baye Niang shapes himself up and sends in a maestosic overhead kick flying past Handanovic! The Slovenian keeper is never forgetting that one! It's the goal of dreams from the 21-year-old, it's also put A.C. Milan level with Internazionale!

A.C. Milan (Niang 60) 2 - 2 Internazionale

61': It's a double substitution from the Rossoneri - Francismar Bern comes off for Carlos Fierro, whereas Douglas Escobar is making his A.C. Milan debut as he takes the position of left-winger as Suso comes off.

65': Handanovic takes the free-kick from inside his own box. Juan Jesus gets it short from his keeper. Hummels to Isco. Juan Jesus completes the triangle before sending a pass to the right-winger Kevin Mirallas. Zorloni cuts out a pass towards Koke, but now he has the struggle of facing his own goal. No problem for the youngster, though as he finds Fierro with an exquisite long pass. The Mexican gets past Hummels, fires a shot in straight at Handanovic - poor effort.

66': Douglas Escobar is clattered by fellow Brazilian Danile, but play goes on as a clearance finds Calabria. Headed down the line to M'Baye Niang. Niang crosses the ball very low, Fierro is taken out at the near post by Hummels but Douglas Escobar sneaks in at the far post! It's saved somehow! Handanovic denies Escobar of a debut goal at the San Siro with a fantastic stop at his far post!

82': Not much time left for A.C. Milan to complete their comeback but Calabria has a throw-in deep inside Inter territory. Danilo heads the ball straight back to Calabria. Kondogbia runs into the path of Calabria's pass. Given to his left to Innocenti, squeezes a pass through the tightest gap to Douglas Escobar! GOAL! IT'S IN! A.C. MILAN HAVE COMPLETED THE COMEBACK! Douglas Escobar has scored his debut goal in the most important game, at the most important time! He's already reached legend status! What an important goal! Handanovic couldn't do anything about that - it just flied past him!

A.C. Milan (Douglas Escobar 82) 3 - 2 Internazionale

90+2': A pathetic Layún throw has found Innocenti of A.C. Milan. A symbol of giving up on Inter's part. Fierro holds up the ball at the halfway line... And that's it! A.C. Milan have won the derby and Juventus go top of the Serie A thanks to Douglas Escobar's debut goal!

A.C. Milan 3 - 2 Internazionale

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