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Dec 17, 2007
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I think Cuadrado should have started instead of Portanova. Even Rabiot and move Arthur further forward.

I don't think Kulusevski should have come off for Berna. Even though he had fresh legs, I think Kulu could have lasted the 90.
The Cuadrado one I agree with but who knows could be a fitness thing

It's obvious he is still trying things
 

AFL_ITALIA

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Jun 17, 2011
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Pirlo: "We made a few mistakes in the timing of the press, but as I said, these things happen when we’re still getting the machine oiled. We only really spent half-an-hour on this tactical movement in training yesterday, so it will improve
I think people are really underestimating not having a preseason. I still have full faith in him at this point.
 
Apr 19, 2007
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Not picking up 3 points here is really unacceptable for Juve. Having said that, Barca and Madrid both lost today. Pool tied and Manu barely won to newcastle. Lazio lost and Atalanta got spanked. Not having a preseason is pretty tough and I think the big teams are figuring this out very quickly.
There was some very concerning stuff mainly on defense where we lost all organization. But also take the result with a grain of salt bc of so many uncontrollable factors.
 

Zacheryah

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Aug 29, 2010
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had to field a completely different midfield each game due to injuries, covid and fitness.

With young midfielders and no solid system set in place yet.
Our quality established forwards are out currently

Yeah thats always gonna be hard offcourse.

tough luck on the post, red card and offside to
 

Boksic

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May 11, 2005
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Probably suffering with jet lag in all honesty.
I'm sure he would have been and that will have been the logic behind the decision.

But it was naive to think that Portanova could step in there. I'd rather risk Cuadrado or a more established player given the absences elsewhere in the team.

He's made a few choices in the 3 games which you could say were a bit foolhardy. It has paid off with Frabotta, but some of the others haven't worked and were a bit needlessly rash.

He's an inexperienced manager who is full of ideas and probably enthusiastic to try them all at once. The lack of preseason and covid/injuries have not helped him, it is an incredibly difficult situation to start your first job. I think he just needs to take a step back, be a bit more shrewd and not go for so many risks and changes at once.

Hopefully he learns from the games so far, I don't see why he wouldn't. I like a lot of what we are doing and hope that over the next few weeks it comes together a bit more.
 

X Æ A-12

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Sep 4, 2006
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This is going to be a transitional season. Pirlo or not it always had to be and will be.

So many starters now gone. So many new young players in. Radically changed style of play.

We've been spoiled for a long time now and I know nobody wants to just accept that the team might have a pretty mediocre season but its unlikely it will be smooth sailing and that's something important to consider before laying all the blame at Pirlo
 

juve123

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Aug 10, 2017
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This is going to be a transitional season. Pirlo or not it always had to be and will be.

So many starters now gone. So many new young players in. Radically changed style of play.

We've been spoiled for a long time now and I know nobody wants to just accept that the team might have a pretty mediocre season but its unlikely it will be smooth sailing and that's something important to consider before laying all the blame at Pirlo
We can't change our expectations just because pirlo is our coach we have to continue winning till Cristiano Ronaldo is there as this could be our season in the champions League
 

Arcticdaly

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Oct 3, 2018
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Yeah not buying that, coaches that come in here are expected to win and not be given years to build... Sarri was not given that luxury and time so neither can Pirlo just because its PIRLO. Yes we got a ton of new players and youth one but he has made lots of silly mistakes and decisions already its unaccepteable to be dropping points and playing that bad againt a team as bad as crotone.
 

Adrian

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Jan 31, 2003
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Ferrara version 2.0

Utterly clueless, but what can you expect really. In the end this is on the MGM for doing another piss poor recruiting job.
Possibly...lets judge at the half way mark of the season. I would like to see what pirlo does when all players are available. Our top 3 or 4 starters are missing. Others are rooted due to international games.

The one criticism I do have of pirlo is the back 3. It just doesn't work. The best teams over the best decade or more always play woth 4 at the back. We have the team to do this.
 

Powis

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Dec 9, 2009
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Yeah not buying that, coaches that come in here are expected to win and not be given years to build... Sarri was not given that luxury and time so neither can Pirlo just because its PIRLO. Yes we got a ton of new players and youth one but he has made lots of silly mistakes and decisions already its unaccepteable to be dropping points and playing that bad againt a team as bad as crotone.
As if we never had negative results against the minnows. This is football, throughout the season you can't really avoid that kind of results. Last time we played Crotone away under Allegri we also drew them 1:1. If Morata's goal had stood everyone now would be prising Pirlo and his courage to play youngsters and shit like that.
 

DAiDEViL

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Feb 21, 2015
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If Morata's goal had stood everyone now would be prising Pirlo and his courage to play youngsters and shit like that.
Nah, we looked terrible and a lucky win wouldn't make people oversee it. Everytime we lose the ball we look like conceding, we look that bad defending counter attacks. Completely open and disjointed.
 

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