Futbol Factor: Milan Are Nothing More Than a Failure of Their Themselves

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IOctober 9, 2009

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 30:  Massimo Ambrossini of Milan during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between  AC Milan and FC Zurich at the San Siro stadium on September 30, 2009 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

By all means, this version of the famous Milanese club should have been dismantled ages ageven before Kaka departed for the grand stage of Real Madrid.

This club clearly did not see the warning signs that observers and fans alike saw. The club were getting tired. The players were getting too old and lax. Now, club supporters are fed up with the acrimony and dysfunction of the club, not to mention the daily politics associated with the club's owner, Silvio Berlusconi.

Suddenly, the stadium that houses the famed club gets emptier each time Milan play there. Brazilian play-maker Ronaldinho is a complete shadow of the player he was, as the press continues to have a field day with stories of his endless partying at European clubs and hot-spots.

Newly installed manager Leonardo is proving to be the worst coach Milan may have ever hired. This may sound like a harsh assessment to the casual observer, but Milan have sucked to the core since preseason.

None of players seem to have anything to offer or to give out on the field. Milanese fans can only suffer and watch in despair as cross-town rivals Internatzionale rack up wins and mount a serious challenge for the Champions League.

Juventus, as usual, are at the best, and it's fitting that some of the players Juventus possess are the kind of talent Milan should be courting.

That is not the case with this club and there are rumblings now that the club's only bright hope, Alexander Pato, might consider a switch to Chelseasomething which would cause further implosion at Milan.

It could cause Milan to finish in bottom half of Serie A, something that would surely be looked upon as an astonishing feet in itself. it would also be an embarrassment for Italian football which has suffered its fair share of blunders over the last few years.

It would be characterized as an amazing downfall for a club that just a couple of years ago were playing with the title of best club in Europe.

Not that Milan will suffer a collapse similar to that of England's Nottingham Forest, but there is a point be made.

It's simple. Milan would have to consider a drastic overhaul of the club with the infusion of new and fresh talent from the top-down. A new manager with more experience and credibility would be a good move as well.

This would give the club new direction that it needs, and fast. If things continue to go downhill and throughout the season, Milanese supporters can kiss the season goodbye and look forward to another summer of upheaval and endless saga.

Let the good times begin. Or not.