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Roma Club Aotearoa

Being a huge fan of a European football club on the opposite side of the planet can feel pretty special sometimes, but it can also feel lonely and isolated. It’s nice to think you’re one of a kind, that you get your team all to yourself – almost like they […]

Stefano’s Team

Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with my Interista amico Stefano Virgili. But for anyone else reading this, allow me to recap. Stefano is a mad Inter fan who wasn’t satisfied with simply following his team from afar, so he created his own Inter in the Far North […]

Er Pupone

Francesco Totti played his last game for Roma some weeks ago now, and despite the incredible occasion sparking emotion all over the world from friends and foes alike, I haven’t really reacted much online yet. I have been meaning to blog on it for a while, but a combination of […]

Door number two

Eight years ago, Roma parted company with a much loved tactician – Luciano Spalletti. He had been at the helm of the club for four years and in that time he had revolutionised football around the world by inventing the ‘strikerless’ 4-2-3-1 formation. For fans, it was hard to watch […]

I’ll say goodbye

Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows that my love for Roma coach Luciano Spalletti knows no bounds. He is my absolute favourite giallorossi tactician of all time. I love that insane Bond villainesque bastard like the father I never had. I almost can’t bear to watch the team at […]

Roma eterna

AS Roma 4, Viktoria Plzeň 1 Stadio Olimpico, Rome, November 25 2016 (NZST) It’s been a while since the last time I wrote about my first love. It’s not because I don’t love Roma anymore – quite the contrary. And it’s not because I’m not watching them play at the […]

Grazie Mister

I do hesitate before adding to the piles and piles of stuff that’s already out there on Leicester right now. Amongst the last things the world needs today are more superlatives to describe their achievement, truly monumental though it is, emanating from bandwagon jumpers like me and 99% of the […]

Totti – Forever in Rome?

I have held my peace a bit on ‘the Totti situation’ at Roma as I don’t really want to upset anyone and this is an emotive issue. But sometimes being half Italian means you can’t shut up even when you know you really, really should. For those New Zealand readers […]