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Roma’s American owner Thomas DiBenedetto came out a few weeks ago and discussed his dreams to bring an American player onto the squad. The tycoon sees the rapid rise of the sport within his homeland as an untapped resource. After signing a deal to use Disney’s Orlando facilities for the winter, an American player would further help enhance Roma’s popularity within the United States. There are a few names names that have been mentioned and not only would their American [...]

Posted by Matthew Coccoluto On Apr - 6 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

A young star who had the world at his feet; Alberto Aquilani was viewed as one of the best players to come through the AS Roma academy. He went on to feature for the Giallorossi before injuries curtailed his involvement. English side, Liverpool FC, gambled upon Aquilani’s fitness when they signed him in August 2009. A disappointing season entailed and the Italian was loaned to Juventus. Whilst playing for the Bianconeri, he displayed an ability to dictate a match’s tempo [...]

Posted by Ryan Ross On Mar - 28 - 2012 5 Comments READ FULL POST

Roma head into the Derby Della Capitale in a state of flux. Last week’s limp 4-1 defeat to Atalanta has seen coach Luis Enrique’s authority over the club once more coming into question. His position has not been aided by a poor away form and constant off-field concerns surrounding his vice-captain, Daniele De Rossi. Despite the issues there is optimism for the future and belief that Enrique is still the right man to lead Roma. Roma’s home form has been [...]

Posted by Ryan Ross On Mar - 1 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Palermo Swedish striker Agon Mehmeti was one of Palermo’s marquee signings in this window. The striker has been hailed as both the new Cavani and Ibrahimovic before signing from Malmo. Mehmeti was quick to quash such hyperbole insisting he isn’t Ibrahimovic and emphasised that his versatility by suggesting he could play anywhere along the front line. (+ve) Franco Vazquez is a signing that has excited the Palermo fans. Parallels have been drawn with Javier Pastore, and Vazquez has admitted his best position is [...]

Posted by Rocco Cammisola On Feb - 8 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

On October 11 last year in the provincial city of Pescara, Italy ended their qualifying campaign with a 3-0 win over Northern Ireland. It was the perfect ending as Italy finished top of their group. It was also just reward for coach Cesare Prandelli who managed to rebuild a strong Azzurri from the wreckage of the 2010 World Cup disaster. The undoubted star man for Prandelli’s new look Azzurri was Milan’s Antonio Cassano. A player who came to prominence at [...]

Posted by Frank Tigani On Jan - 27 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Sunday, July 18  A round-up of training events and friendly The Giallorossi march down the field for the afternoon session on day two at Reischach Brunico. Having made the leg slightly in the morning the following day the team will play the first season friendly against a local selection. At the end of the challenge was a scheduled press conference with Ranieri, the next one to follow on Tuesday, with captain Francesco Totti. Club faithful waved a banner which reads [...]

Posted by Alex On Jul - 19 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

AS Roma officially announced today that they aquired Palermo midfielder, Fabio Simplicio. Fabio’s contract with Palermo expired this past season, and he was linked with a move to Roma. Fabio signed a 3 year deal with the capitol club. It will be interesting to see where he fits into the team next season, as Roma are looking to win the Scudetto and make a strong appearance in the Champions League. So far this is Roma’s first big signing since the [...]

Posted by Jay Scardina On Jun - 3 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Luca Toni (Roma) Toni will not return to Bayern Munich next season according to Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Gigi Buffon (Juventus) Buffon linked to English league transfer. According to Tuttosport Arsenal of London are look at the Juventus keeper as a possible signing this summer. A portion of the Italian media believe this is likely to finance Juve’s summer spending spree. Offers would start at €25m Tiberio Guarente (Atalanta) Napoli is now being linked with making a move for the [...]

Posted by Alex On May - 11 - 2010 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Guest Writer/Jay Scardina - Coppa Italia final hurrah as this may be Roma’s only chance at some silverware this season, unless Inter lose or tie a game in the next two weeks. What does Roma need to do to win? The Nerazzurri squad is a tough team, no doubt about it, they are in the Champions League final for a good reason. Roma will need to keep first half momentum going after the interval, because It seems the second half [...]

Posted by Alex On May - 4 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

On Sunday at home to Sampdoria, Roma title hopes came crashing down on them thanks to a 2-1 home defeat. This is now a big mountain to climb for Roma to win the title as Inter are 2 points clear but its not over until its over and i think Roma will fight tooth and nail to get top spot. After Sunday defeat to Sampdoria you could see the hurt and frustration in some of the players including Phillipe Mexes, [...]

Posted by Scot Munroe On Apr - 28 - 2010 2 Comments READ FULL POST

Serie A is certainly hotting up and Gironata 35 is here! AS Roma will be buoyed by Derby victory and safe passage through to the Coppa Italia final after a 2-1 aggregate win over Udinese. Not many of the first team regulars started the midweek match as the tinkerman; Claudio Ranieri worked his magic in anticipation of Sampdoria’s visit to the Olimpico on Sunday evening. Unbeaten in 23 league matches, Roma will face the toughest of their remaining four games. [...]

Posted by David Schiavone On Apr - 24 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Guest writer: Jay Scardina - Ciao my fellow Romanista! What a great derby, I thought Roma was going to have a tough time coming back if Lazio converted on the penalty. Julio Sergio gets major props this week for such an awesome save. That save kept them in the game. When Roma tied, I told my brother, who was watching the game with me at the time, “Now we have a deby”. There was plenty of time for both teams [...]

Posted by Alex On Apr - 23 - 2010 1 Comment READ FULL POST

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