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Scarves on Statues – Sisters of Mercy

[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here] I had something completely different planned for this week’s addition to Scarves on Statues, but after the trauma of the last few days that have seen our coach dismissed following an embarrassing thrashing at the hands of a decidedly mediocre Cagliari […]

Defining normal

[This piece was originally published over at Roma Journal, a fan site that will be picking up all my AS Roma related material from now on] I thought long and hard before deciding to write about the Roma coaching situation – yet again. Before beginning the task, the first question it […]

Keeping it real

[This piece was originally published over at Roma Journal, a fan site that will be picking up all my AS Roma related material from now on] [WARNING: This post may contain traces of reasoned argument free from idealism or dogma. If you believe Zdeněk Zeman to be a horseman of […]

Old dogs, old tricks

[This piece was originally published over at Roma Journal, a fan site that will be picking up all my AS Roma related material from now on] Some of the great football managers who shaped AS Roma, like the great sculptors who shaped Rome, have created great players as works of […]

Managing expectations

Are Romanisti the most fickle fans in football? Probably not but sometimes it truly feels like it. We win a game, we’re the best in Europe and the scudetto is a mere formality. The minute we lose the club sucks, the players all suck and the manager has got to […]

An antipodean’s guide to Serie A

Italian football’s Serie A starts in less than a fortnight and I, for one, am even more excruciatingly excited than usual. Why? Because my beloved Roma have a great new coach famed for his all-out attacking style and, what’s more, he has some exciting new young and ultra-talented signings at his disposal. This might […]

An historic day

Now, I know a lot has happened in the world of football today. We have learned that Zdeněk Zeman is all but confirmed as the new Roma coach. Arrests have been made in Italian match fixing investigations and it looks like some clubs will be thrown out of Europe – Lazio chief […]