Saturday November 30 2013
Milan melee

From resignations to confirmations and the introduction of two CEOs, Susy Campanale feels Milan have lost the plot.

Maybe we finally figured out what Mario Balotelli meant when he tweeted: “This is the end.” He saw the future, for this will definitely not end well for Milan. It is entirely clear that nobody knows what is going on, who is in charge or how long that situation will last before another massive upheaval. Do we really believe Adriano Galliani and Barbara Berlusconi will work together, each sticking to their own separate tasks as joint general managers? In pure Ghostbusters style, they are inevitably going to cross the streams.

“You cannot have two captains of a ship,” noted ex-Milan midfielder Zvonimir Boban. Add President Silvio Berlusconi to the mix and you have three people who think they are steering. Barbara wants to bring in Paolo Maldini, who has previously said the reason he isn’t back at Milan is his problem with Galliani. Ariedo Braida is still there for reasons now not entirely clear. The January transfer window is coming up, the Rossoneri desperately need reinforcements and Galliani’s status at the club has been gutted like a fish.

Nobody can possibly benefit from this situation. Galliani has effectively been demoted, Barbara isn’t getting the power she wanted and Silvio Berlusconi will have to mediate between them. At least Massimiliano Allegri and the team can have some of the media heat taken off them for a while. The soap opera behind the scenes will be far more interesting for the papers, as Lady B continues her machinations to unsettle Uncle Fester.

I see this as a huge missed opportunity. Galliani’s time is up, that much is clear, so why not go with it and make this a clean break? Dragging the situation on with him sharing the throne with Barbara is only going to make the inevitable divorce even messier. Let Maldini come in and Ms Berlusconi reform the club for a modern age. It’s going to happen sooner or later and anything else is just a waste of time. 

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I don't recall anyone talking to you? I took my ba and MBA at European school of economics. Class of 2011. Look it up if you wish. As for my spelling most often I'm on the run and usually using my iPhone hence typos. Like I said before I speak 4 languages. Some people consider that pretty impressive. I rarely argue with anyone except for you as your the definition of a fake, "pick whatever team he pleases kind of fan" Now be quite as you contribute with absolutely nothing.
on the 1st December, 2013 at 10:24pm
@ Viktoria

Please paraphrase :)
Or you still speechless, aren't you ?
on the 1st December, 2013 at 10:19pm
@ bossTffU

Thanks for the laughter. But if you want me to put you in your place as always, I'm ready, whether talking in facts or jokes, you've always been beaten by me. Don't try to act as the wise and big man here because you're nothing more than a jack-wagon :)
on the 1st December, 2013 at 10:17pm
As for Barbara berlusconi, damn she's hot lol.
on the 1st December, 2013 at 8:25pm
As for Milan. Berlusconi has to go along with his entourage. New team is needed.
on the 1st December, 2013 at 8:24pm
MustuffU and Viktoria

I see these two children are still posting nonsense. Sorry to veer off topic but are the two of you seriously boasting about your credentials? If the two of you have any such high level qualifications I'm deeply concerned that they must be handing out such qualifications free in happy meals. The two of you never make valid points, you struggle immensely with spelling and grammar and you argue like kids. Get out of here.
on the 1st December, 2013 at 8:23pm

I'd vote for you as the new uncle fester.

But for your limited knowledge.
on the 1st December, 2013 at 6:30pm

Do you know yourself what your talking about? Please don't bring up PhDs, MBA or even BA as you have none and I have 2 of the 3 mentioned. I'm not speechless at all? So answer tr question is is real, or psg or even monacco your rooting for now? Maybe even bayern? You switch team as other switch socks. Sad
on the 1st December, 2013 at 4:25pm
@ Viktor

I see that you're speechless. It must be eating you inside out. But hey, desperate times call for desperate measures. Take advantage of this situation for prepaering PhD Dissertation, if you know what that means.
on the 1st December, 2013 at 2:32pm
Naturally when the condition is critical so transfer is necessary. Hence thanks for all the positive contribution done to our beloved Ac Milan. & despite the fact that someone must always take the blaim, but the issues now is let's hope and pray for better Ac Milan now. Maldini you're always welcome and we will never forget you. #ForzaMilan
on the 1st December, 2013 at 1:18pm
Actually I think it can work out. Gallian's boat has been rocked and I think He will build up a strong squad soon
on the 1st December, 2013 at 12:34pm
@mustfaa Who are you rooting for this week? Still juve or did you switch to real now that bale scored a hat trick? @milan At least be creative with your nick name. Sad a grown up(?) who uses a fake nick.
on the 1st December, 2013 at 12:34pm
Every year we sign 10 or so average players rather than just one world class player. Now we have a squad (a bigger squad than juve, barca and bayern) made up of average players. The milan lab has become a farce with milan having injury crises every single season. He'll go eventually. I've no view at this state of Barbara but I like some of the things she's saying
on the 1st December, 2013 at 11:26am
This is a joke. I think Galliani s going to be gone next summer. As I said elsewhere he has made some good signings over the years but not the recent past. Milan have been making the wrong calls too often. We wasted money signing former world class players like ronaldinho and crowded youth players. Juve have made better signs each season and inter did for 3 years or so when they were on top. Galliani complains about his budget but the truth is he's wasted money over the recent years.
on the 1st December, 2013 at 11:23am
I'm glad there was a blog about this shambles. I think people need to respect that Galliani has done great things at Milan over the many years and that it is totally out of line for daddy's little princess with seemingly no credentials or experience to decide she knows what's best. The problem is from the top down, with Silvio, who has degenerated into an embarrassment. Maybe it is time for Galliani to go but I feel for the man as he's the least of the club's problems. Complete overhaul required
on the 1st December, 2013 at 10:53am
*Honk!!! Honk!!!
on the 1st December, 2013 at 7:25am
Cool down everyone.... and lets all have a toga-toga party!
on the 1st December, 2013 at 6:58am
It's natural that all things must end and now galliani should just recognize that and move on... it's for the best of Milan. look at what happened at juve, similar situation (though not as drastic of circumstances) but juve brought in a whole new front office, didn't get it to work than adapted to the modern age. Milan's aka Galliani/Silvio's mentality belongs in the 90s.
on the 1st December, 2013 at 3:12am
If muntari's ghost goal wasn't allowed this laughing things wouldn't happened
on the 1st December, 2013 at 1:49am
Susy, you are right on the mark. This situation is pathetic. Silvio and Gallani are egomaniacal dinosaurs whose time is past. Serie A has slipped over the years and the mess at Milan will only hurt the league even more. I don't care what these two doddering idiots do to the Rossoneri as they feed their own needs of self importance, but their actions will hurt the league's status. We're already down one CL spot as it is!
on the 1st December, 2013 at 1:19am
HaHaHaha forza Inter
on the 1st December, 2013 at 12:58am
Tell me what great things has Galliani did. He had endless cash available to him to buy top players something anyone could have done. what he failed to do was buy YOUTH as Barca and Man U do & instead plowed money in to big named old players who were teetering on the end of their career. old staff go and new QUALIFIED staff come thats the way it works. Even the Roman Empire needed new Emperors to continue her glory taking her through thick and thin
on the 30th November, 2013 at 10:58pm
The entire organization ought to be put up for auction on Ebay.
on the 30th November, 2013 at 10:33pm
what do u expect galliani to do, the market has been inflated even more in recent years.

experience, tact, diplomacy, knowledge, wit and an overall understanding of the business with a proven track record in the transfer market plz short term knee jerk reactions dont help anyone

dont give him peanuts and expect the neymar's of the world this aint no beanstock

massive respect for silvio
but barbara not for this club at this time

thank god paolo maldini wasnt dragged into this mess
true legend
on the 30th November, 2013 at 10:32pm
Milan should employ viktor!!!! He'll be able to name a few old players and claim to be an expert, he could be what belusconi has been searching for! He'd play beckham in midfield to recreate the magic of pirlo and base the rest of the team around balotelli to recreate the magic of van bastan! Then he'd stand in 'curva sud' singing the milan anthems in all the different languages he speaks!!!! Problem solved!
on the 30th November, 2013 at 10:16pm
We are a joke! Would love to see maldini in the mix, hes all about football. Galliani is to shifty. We need investment in jan. Get rid of the half wits and bring us some talent, we need a a goal scorer.. and defender.. and a playmaker..
roll on jan
on the 30th November, 2013 at 10:07pm
SIGH!! Just got word Galliani is staying. That means Allegri too. Were completely DONE. Europa league here we come, if we even qualify for that (sheeeshh!)..
on the 30th November, 2013 at 9:57pm
How much better could the club be doing with the little money that Galliani is provided with? New Vice President, same budget equals same results. Galliani has shown his experience in negotiating some of the best transfers at the best prices (Zlatan from Barca and Kaka for free). Give the man the budget he needs and we will rule football again. And after all he has done they treat him like this. I know he has to leave sometime, but he deserves better. Sad day.
on the 30th November, 2013 at 9:29pm
I completely agree with this article. I hate to admit it but we AC Milan are the biggest joke of a circus in the world of football. Always back and forth. First with berlu virtually sacking allegri then for galliani to save his ass, now galliani about to leave but turn of events again! Everything at Milan is just completely messed up and seriously confused! We need to start a new page! The best way possible is for a complete clear out. Berlu is president so people that shud leave are Allegri + G
on the 30th November, 2013 at 9:17pm
As bad as this sounds, we'll only see change when Silvio and Galliani die. They're too stubborn and Milan will continue their slide towards being the laughing stock of Europe which has been going since the 2007 CL win.
on the 30th November, 2013 at 9:09pm

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