Capitano Giorgio Chiellini (9 Viewers)

JuveJay

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Mar 6, 2007
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Unfortunately it's hard to see him getting back to his old level after this, his only saving grace is the way he plays the game. I doubt we'll be seeing many more barnstorming moves forward to start attacks.

I hoped for the best with Marchisio when he did his but essentially he was finished once he did it, he didn't get close to being the same player again. But he was a player who twisted and turned a lot, Chiellini has a chance at least.
 

CR 7

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Sep 16, 2003
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I blame that guy we got who started that infamous milan lab butcher for this
From someone who has had 2 torn ACL and a torn MCL, I can tell you from experience that it just happens. Especially in a situation where there were no warning signs of a knee problem. I was 16 and playing in a summer basketball league and I was going up for a block and someone purposely undercut me. I landed straight down on both legs. Both knees shredded. And this was 34 years ago, so any chance of playing again for varsity high school was over. But it wasnt some physio's fault, and there were no preexisting complications.

It just happened.
 

Hustini

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May 29, 2005
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From someone who has had 2 torn ACL and a torn MCL, I can tell you from experience that it just happens. Especially in a situation where there were no warning signs of a knee problem. I was 16 and playing in a summer basketball league and I was going up for a block and someone purposely undercut me. I landed straight down on both legs. Both knees shredded. And this was 34 years ago, so any chance of playing again for varsity high school was over. But it wasnt some physio's fault, and there were no preexisting complications.

It just happened.
Sorry to hear that man, that would have been absolutely horrible to experience and go through.
 

Mr Chocolate

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Dec 23, 2012
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Jesus Christ, i couldn't even imagine.
Some guy on my soccer team tore the same ACL 4 times? i think, and kept coming back to play, like we are just a sunday league f tier team and he kept coming back. Fuck that, one ACL and im done forever, maybe 2 but i couldn't bring myself to play again after that.

The way it happens is so stupid sometimes, i remember one of them in training was literally he stretched out to control a ball from a wayward pass, bam ACL gone, i was scared to do anything after that haha
 
Feb 12, 2006
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From someone who has had 2 torn ACL and a torn MCL, I can tell you from experience that it just happens. Especially in a situation where there were no warning signs of a knee problem. I was 16 and playing in a summer basketball league and I was going up for a block and someone purposely undercut me. I landed straight down on both legs. Both knees shredded. And this was 34 years ago, so any chance of playing again for varsity high school was over. But it wasnt some physio's fault, and there were no preexisting complications.

It just happened.
sorry to hear that.

But I'm still going to blame that guy we hired who started the milan lab
 

pavluska

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Apr 25, 2013
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He probably will, his debut for the NT was the poorest performance a CB can do, responsible for both goals Netherlands conceded in first half against a Micky Mouse terrible dwarf team like Bulgaria and was subbed off at half time. His Ajax debut was also not a successful one. But after a weak ass performance, the kid steps up big time and managed to secure a starting role for both club and country, with the club eventually selecting him to be their captain and also he captained his national team, while being still a teen...

I'm not worried if he fucks up his first game or even games, he has already proved that a weak performance doesnt bother him and he only gets stronger and stronger. The pressure on him right now is huuge though...
Just saw this. Bump and :tup:

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"Thanks buddy, ill send you that money later"
Milanisti's and Interisti's immediate thought after seeing that pic
 

tosh_rose

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Aug 21, 2010
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@tosh_rose was de Ligt captain for one/few games when van Dijk and key older guys didn't start, or is he captain for the Netherlands now (guessing not, would be surprising)?
Nope, after Robben died, I mean retired, Van Dijk has most games as a captain, Kevin Strootman also has a game or two as a captain, and Wesley Snejder once. I had to check a game where De Ligt finished with the armband after the starting one was subbed off, cant find that type of data where I usually search, I think I remember seeing him with an armband, but since I cant find the information I guess I remembered it incorrectly... If that actually happened, it would have been in a meaningless friendly late in the game with Van Dijk and at least one-two of the older players not on the field..

I will tell you this though, in his second game for the Netherlands De Ligt was shown a straight red card, a friendly with Morocco...
 
Nov 25, 2005
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Jesus Christ, i couldn't even imagine.
Some guy on my soccer team tore the same ACL 4 times? i think, and kept coming back to play, like we are just a sunday league f tier team and he kept coming back. Fuck that, one ACL and im done forever, maybe 2 but i couldn't bring myself to play again after that.

The way it happens is so stupid sometimes, i remember one of them in training was literally he stretched out to control a ball from a wayward pass, bam ACL gone, i was scared to do anything after that haha
I stopped playing cause of ACL fear lol mostly cause of laziness but that too ))
 

DAiDEViL

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Feb 21, 2015
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The way it happens is so stupid sometimes, i remember one of them in training was literally he stretched out to control a ball from a wayward pass, bam ACL gone, i was scared to do anything after that haha
One of my friends tore his ACL on holiday, playing ping pong. Shit happens so quick if you're having an unlucky moment.
 

Marc

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Jul 14, 2006
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This injury fucking sucks. One of my favourite players in this squad if not the favourite. I know he is past his peak and that now ball playing defenders dominate but nonetheless il grande capitano is one of the best defenders ever that Italy produced.
 

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