We badly need a WC coach... we must invest the money on him before thinking about the players...
Oh, and this DN should be fired today... why does Mr.Marotta need to wait for a week?! sack him now and give the bench to his assistant.
Some of the tactical issues are, but there are deeper rooted problems.
There is a malaise at the club that seems to have swallowed much of the club. You only have to look at the deterioration of someone like Aquilani (or how good a mediocre player like Candreva looked when he joined last season).
Even Buffon and Chiellini seem to be falling into the trap.
The only solution, as far as I can see, is to get a coach with a big, dominant personality and a couple of players with a similarly strong mentality.
Juve used to be okay because they had Buffon, Chiellini, Nedved, Camoranesi, Zanetti, Del Piero and Trezeguet, who could all be trusted.
Now there are pansies like Aquilani meandering around the pitch like lost souls.
People will look at technical ability (as they always do), but getting players with the right mentality is more important.
Who, apart from Del Piero and Chiellini, of the current players will try to take control of a game when things aren't going well?
Melo may be an exception, but most of them just disappear.
I do admit to be a bit of a fool for those technical wizards, like you point out, but.. fucking amen to this post Red. Without even reading this one, I made a similar one in the AA thread. We really need to get a top coach more than anything.
We can blame the coach all we want, but the players are just not up to par. With that said, I would fire Del Neri though. I also dont want Lippi back after what he did in South Africa at the World Cup. He ruined that Italy team with call ups like Gattuso and Cannavaro.
I highly doubt we will finish 6'th. We need to win both our remaining games, and hope both Roma and Lazio throw away points. We play Parma away and Napoli at home. I seriously don't see us getting more than 4 points, if even that.