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Kyle

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Why did he miss the first game? I thought that he's been really good based on reading about him this preseason?
Came on as a sub and was very poor. My guess is he didn't start because he is new and none of the new players started.

Serie A is highly focused on a tactical approach and that requires players who are familiar so this club take time to phase new players in. Especially ones from a foreign club.

It was often the same policy under Allegri.

Ronaldo walked straight into the team but that's Ronaldo. The rules don't apply to him.
 

il brutto

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Came on as a sub and was very poor. My guess is he didn't start because he is new and none of the new players started.

Serie A is highly focused on a tactical approach and that requires players who are familiar so this club take time to phase new players in. Especially ones from a foreign club.

It was often the same policy under Allegri.

Ronaldo walked straight into the team but that's Ronaldo. The rules don't apply to him.
And to add to this Rabiot hadn't played in a competitive game for like eight months.
 
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Well check the match info before you ask a stupid question like that.
I could, but then I wouldnt have had a dickish response to my post from you so that would've been a real loss.

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Came on as a sub and was very poor. My guess is he didn't start because he is new and none of the new players started.

Serie A is highly focused on a tactical approach and that requires players who are familiar so this club take time to phase new players in. Especially ones from a foreign club.

It was often the same policy under Allegri.

Ronaldo walked straight into the team but that's Ronaldo. The rules don't apply to him.
Interesting, I'm used to hockey where guys get tossed in last minute after a trade or recall from the minor league team. Generally speaking how long does it take before guys like Rabiot and De Ligt get familiar with te club and system and into the lineup as starters? Naturally every player is different and would vary but I find it interesting that these 2 are starting on the bench early on.
 

Gigiventus

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It is normal that new signings start from the bench. Rabiot didn't play competitively for a long time. De Ligt is inexperienced in a top league and 19 (or 20?) years old with a top CB pairing in front of him. There will come the time for him. Rabiot should be a starter very soon, De Ligt will rotate Bonucci and Chiellini through the season.

If the club were in dire need, or if they were fit and experienced, then they would start right away, but that's not the case. Martusciello said that they thought it best to not take unnecessary gambles in the opening match so better to use they old guard.

You see it this summer with Kean at Everton. Jovic, Militao, Mendy, Rodrygo, at Madrid. Cancelo at City. Pepe at Arsenal. Pulisic at Chelsea. Lozano at Napoli. Bennacer at Milan. Most new young-ish signings start the first match(es) from the bench.
 

Ronn

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Interesting, I'm used to hockey where guys get tossed in last minute after a trade or recall from the minor league team. Generally speaking how long does it take before guys like Rabiot and De Ligt get familiar with te club and system and into the lineup as starters? Naturally every player is different and would vary but I find it interesting that these 2 are starting on the bench early on.
It's not exact science. It depends on the player/manager/team. It took a long time for Allegri to do this when he was the coach unless he didn't have anybody else. Since Sarri is sick I expect this to go on for a while.
 

Kyle

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I could, but then I wouldnt have had a dickish response to my post from you so that would've been a real loss.

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Interesting, I'm used to hockey where guys get tossed in last minute after a trade or recall from the minor league team. Generally speaking how long does it take before guys like Rabiot and De Ligt get familiar with te club and system and into the lineup as starters? Naturally every player is different and would vary but I find it interesting that these 2 are starting on the bench early on.
i have no idea. De Ligt will have to get minutes considering the pull he has. big name, giant fee and wage etc but disrupting an estabilished CB pairing is not easy despite all the shit people here will talk about Bonucci.

Rabiot should be in soon too considering how out of place matuidi is in sarriball
 

campionesidd

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Came on as a sub and was very poor. My guess is he didn't start because he is new and none of the new players started.

Serie A is highly focused on a tactical approach and that requires players who are familiar so this club take time to phase new players in. Especially ones from a foreign club.

It was often the same policy under Allegri.

Ronaldo walked straight into the team but that's Ronaldo. The rules don't apply to him.
Even Higuain, who was our record signing at the time and had broken the all time Serie A record the season before started his first game from the bench.
 

JuveJay

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If we signed Neymar late in the window I'd expect him to be on the bench as well first game. I think Messi is the only other player we couldn't find justification to ease in, after Ronaldo.
 

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