1. Assessing AC Milan's Champions League Qualification Credentials After Good Start

    After an excellent start to the 2016-17 campaign, AC Milan are in a better place than they have been for several years. Having won nine of their opening 14 Serie A fixtures, there is a growing feeling that something special could be on the horizon...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 7 months ago 6,304 reads 16 comments

  2. The Underrated Giacomo Bonaventura Plays Key Role in AC Milan's Win over Empoli

    AC Milan temporarily moved up the Serie A table to an impressive second place following their 4-1 away victory over Empoli on Saturday night. The win, which was their third in four games, had a lot to do with an enhanced collective resilience...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 7 months ago 4,261 reads 27 comments

  3. How AC Milan's Vincenzo Montella Became More Jose Mourinho Than Pep Guardiola

    It is possible to simplify many football coaches into one of two broad categories. Either they are a pragmatist or an idealist. The former are generally more concerned with the league table, winning and collecting points...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 7 months ago 9,035 reads 12 comments

  4. Suso's Turnaround from Fringe Squad Member to Key Player at AC Milan Is Complete

    Inside six months, Suso has turned his career around. The AC Milan winger entered the summer of 2016 in a state of uncertainty that had almost become perpetual. His future, unlike his obviously high skill level, was unclear...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 7 months ago 3,864 reads 7 comments

  5. AC Milan vs. Inter Milan: A Comprehensive Tactical Preview of the Milan Derby

    AC Milan meet Inter Milan this Sunday in what looks set to prove a crucial game in both teams' seasons. More than most derby clashes, this weekend's sees the pair come together at a critical juncture...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 7 months ago 5,831 reads 3 comments

  6. AC Milan vs. Inter Milan: What Does the Derby Della Madonnina Mean?

    This Sunday evening, the eyes of the footballing world will be fixed firmly on the San Siro as two giants of the game in AC Milan and Inter Milan come together for one of the most anticipated derbies on the Serie A calendar...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 7 months ago 5,189 reads 8 comments

  7. Reassessing Andrea Petagna: The Forgotten Man of AC Milan's Youth Movement

    There has been a resurgence of hope at AC Milan in recent months. One reason behind this is the improvement in results since Vincenzo Montella ’s appointment as head coach, which has led the club into Serie A’s top three...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 7 months ago 7,158 reads 2 comments

  8. Mario Pasalic's Time with AC Milan May Be Short, but It Can Still Be Productive

    Mario Pasalic’s arrival at AC Milan in August was greeted with a good amount of scepticism. Usually, the addition of a talented 21-year-old midfielder is considered a positive, ...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 7 months ago 4,394 reads 10 comments

  9. Monitoring AC Milan's Youth Movement in October 2016

    AC Milan can call upon one of the strongest crops of young talent in European football today. As a result, while the club’s present is promising thanks to head coach Vincenzo ...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 8 months ago 4,814 reads 14 comments

  10. Gianluca Lapadula's Goal Beats Palermo and Gives AC Milan Competition Up Front

    There has been an underlying feeling of angst throughout AC Milan ’s recent revival, a notion that the team’s run of good form under new coach Vincenzo Montella was nothing more than a temporary resurgence...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 8 months ago 2,661 reads 18 comments

  11. Suso Is Bringing Rare Left-Footed Beauty Back to AC Milan

    Being left-footed is a strange and wonderful thing. It is believed only one-fifth of the world's population can put themselves in this bracket, with the overwhelming majority favouring their right foot...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 8 months ago 11,652 reads 9 comments

  12. Does AC Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella Have a Carlos Bacca Problem?

    When AC Milan appointed Vincenzo Montella as manager in the summer, Carlos Bacca must have drooled merely at the thought of the quantity and quality of chances that would surely come his way...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 8 months ago 4,780 reads 13 comments

  13. 2 Years On, It's Clear AC Milan's Decision to Sell Bryan Cristante Was Correct

    On September 1, 2014, AC Milan sold Bryan Cristante to Benfica. The decision was, at the time, extremely controversial, one that seemed to include an unforgivable lack of foresight, ...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 8 months ago 9,746 reads 20 comments

  14. AC Milan Defeat Pescara in Spite of Vincenzo Montella's Bemusing Negativity

    It’s hard to criticise a winning coach and almost sacrilegious when that person has redefined a team used to dropping unnecessary points. But in order to avoid repeating past mistakes, reasoned analysis must prevail...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 8 months ago 4,481 reads 14 comments

  15. The Story of Herbert Kilpin: AC Milan's English Founding Father

    Last Saturday was a momentous day in AC Milan 's history. In the evening, they defeated reigning Italian champions Juventus 1-0 at the San Siro in front of a sell-out crowd thanks ...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 8 months ago 2,007 reads 0 comments

  16. How Does Carlos Bacca Compare to AC Milan's All-Time Greatest Strikers?

    Carlos Bacca is one of a dying breed. AC Milan ’s 30-year-old striker is one of the few out-and-out, pure penalty-box poachers around at the game’s top level today...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 8 months ago 4,339 reads 5 comments

  17. Defeat Proves That AC Milan Have Been Bested by Genoa on and off the Field

    AC Milan ’s six-match unbeaten run came to a dramatic end on Tuesday night at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris , where they lost 3-0 to Genoa ...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 8 months ago 2,239 reads 26 comments

  18. AC Milan Are Not Ready for a Scudetto Challenge This Season Despite Juventus Win

    Opinions can change very quickly in football. Earlier this month, AC Milan were desperate and bewildered, 3-1 down at home to Sassuolo and set for a second loss in three home games...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 8 months ago 4,624 reads 48 comments

  19. Victory over Juventus Symbolises an Exciting New Era for AC Milan

    There could be nothing more overt to signify the dawn of a new AC Milan era. With new ownership on the horizon, a new head coach in Vincenzo Montella , a new style of football ...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 8 months ago 10,950 reads 57 comments

  20. Predicting What AC Milan's Lineup Could Look Like in 10 Years' Time

    The future is looking bright for AC Milan . Following three years outside of Serie A’s top six, three years of bitter disappointment, three years without the midweek entertainment ...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 8 months ago 7,562 reads 9 comments

  21. Vincenzo Montella Is AC Milan's Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove

    Vincenzo Montella is confounding expectations at AC Milan . Appointed head coach in the summer with the remit of bringing beauty back to the club, he was widely considered the right man for the job for a number of reasons...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 8 months ago 5,957 reads 35 comments

  22. AC Milan's Ugly Backbone Proves Instrumental Once Again in Victory over Chievo

    Beauty is hard to define. What constitutes it is a question that remains unanswered to this day. In football, the same debate rages, though there does exist a widespread understanding of what elements generally makes up "beautiful" play...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 8 months ago 6,951 reads 42 comments

  23. 4 Former AC Milan Men Who Could Return to Manage the Club in the Future

    The role of AC Milan head coach is an intimidating one. It is a position that comes with great responsibility considering the club’s storied past...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 8 months ago 6,148 reads 4 comments

  24. Can AC Milan Rescue the Eternally Underwhelming Cesc Fabregas?

    AC Milan are beginning to look more and more like a Vincenzo Montella team as the weeks go by. With four wins from seven Serie A fixtures so far this season, the coach has already left a visible tactical imprint on the side...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 8 months ago 7,276 reads 20 comments

  25. Is Manuel Locatelli Ready to Replace Riccardo Montolivo in AC Milan's Midfield?

    In football, innocuous moments can change careers for better or worse. AC Milan ’s Riccardo Montolivo obtained a full understanding of the game’s flighty nature during ...

    Blair Newman Written by Blair Newman about 8 months ago 4,253 reads 10 comments