During the juve-milan match of tim cup i was following the genoa-atlethic match to see our future players ranochia-sculli-destro..
I had watched ranochia before too and i can comfirm that he is 10 times better than bonucci . He has a high class when tackling , doesn't need to slide all around the pitch but is very calm . He can be the next nesta for sure..
i reckon january will be the month when he will come... And he will be our third choice defender, just after samuel and lucio.. from what i have seen, matrix and cordoba has lost it, i love them, but sorry, it is the truth..
Ranocchia has been pretty quiet. He's being played on the left side of a 3 man backline and he's definitely right-footed.
He hasn't had to deal with a huge amount of pressure, but it seems all the tackles and interceptions are being made by Dainelli and Criscito. He seems a bit shy on the pitch.. I don't know 100% what formation Bari played last season but if I remember correctly they used a standard 4 man defensive line with 2 CB's. Watching that match, technically he's playing here:
It seems Ranocchia is playing whereabouts Chivu is located on the pitch.
I don't want to be too critical because I know it's a new team, he's returned from a long injury lay-off, and he doesn't seem to be entirely comfortable in his position.
One definite positive I noticed is that he's not like a Cordoba on the ball. Ranocchia is skilled with the ball, has good vision for a defender and has a fast, accurate and intelligent pass.
Also on an unrelated note, Veloso is an interesting player. A friend told me Veloso is only good in video games, and I'm yet to really be impressed by him. He's got a weird, slicing style of passing, and he's definitely got the vision and style, he's not afraid to shoot or pass. If he managed half the shit he tried, he'd be an amazing player. Perhaps just an off day so far.