Milan’s Signings Never Stick, And Their Keeper Still SucksBy: Martha | January 4th, 2008
God, it just goes from bad to worse for Milan.
First there was that David Suazo debacle last summer, when they totally signed a useful goal-scorer, only to have him turn around and join their city rivals for less, just because he’d said yes to them first. Then, they very nearly signed Theirry Henry! Except, of course, they didn’t, and he went to Barcelona instead. And now, just to twist the knife deeper into the side of Milan fans everywhere, Luca Toni has revealed that, like Suazo, he also signed with them last summer — before going elsewhere. Wow, that’s gotta hurt. There’s no indication of why he changed his mind (or why people who sign contracts with Milan do so with disappearing ink), but if you’re a Milan supporter, it’s probably best to ignore the whole thing, and go back to piling all your hopes on poor Pato’s back.
When it comes to players Milan actually managed to sign and keep, meanwhile, Ronaldo is back on the pitch again (Yay!), and Dida has been a disaster in training (Boo!). You know I don’t put much stock in the results of training matches, but giving up six goals in one of them is never a good thing, no matter who you are, or what defense is in front of you. And it gets even worse when two of them were scored by Christian Brocchi, and fully half of the six were reportedly due to goalkeeping errors. Oh, oh dear.
Not to worry, though, Cafu says Dida’s “the number one [keeper] in the world,” and if Cafu’s happy … Oh, wait, this is Cafu we’re talking about. Never mind. It’s well past time to worry.