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I’m a bad person

I haven’t been a very good Roma fan lately. As a paid union official, as a matter of principle I generally don’t call for coaches to be sacked. I believe that they are workers too, just like me and just like the members who I’m paid to represent. Just like […]

The circus is in town

“A scudetto at Roma is worth 10 at Milan or Juventus” – Fabio Capello 2001 – the last time Roma won Serie A… This is what it looks like when a million people gather in the Circus Maximus on the best day of their lives: Will we finally see this […]

Coaches say the darndest things

Is there anything more banal than a press conference with a football coach? I don’t know why anyone bothers with them. With a few notable exceptions, where the odd coach has been known to lose the plot, in general they tend towards the bland and vanilla. Soft arse questions batted […]

Q and A

Roma Journal, a blog run by and for English speaking Romanisti around the world, kicked off its coverage of season 2013/14 last weekend with a Q and A session with many of its contributors, of which I’m one. I thought it was a really useful innovation. What I enjoyed most […]