Waiting For Zemanlandia

PESCARA, ITALY - MAY 12: Zdenek Zeman head coach of Pescara during the Serie B match between Pescara Calcio and Torino FC at Adriatico Stadium on May 12, 2012 in Pescara, Italy. (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

The following video has been bounding around the internet a little while now, mostly on sites of lurid origin which require a credit card and proof of age. This is your new Roma, people:


Roma achieved something similar roughly four times this season, all involving Bojan and/or a slew of future Serie B heroes. This is not, will not be, the Roma of last year in any way, shape or form. This is Russian roulette with automatic weapons and cartons of carcinogens. There is no way to calculate the euphoria and anguish this football can bring in equal measure, heart rates not seen this high since Doni was...just Doni.

But if you're gonna do it, don't #$%& around: go all out.

This is to be easily the best thing the new regime has done since stepping foot on planet Roma, bringing the club a sense of excitement in the known, rather than mystery and hope of promise in the unknown, while appeasing and uniting both the non-fan and fan alike. Those who know little of Roma will be reigned in by the kamikaze football, while the diehards, those who've stuck out Romanistahood for years despite scores of medical professionals advising otherwise, will be soothed by the presence of Zeman, one of us, one of them. And even if it doesn't work out? Well they're goin' down guns blazin', which has to be better than a turgid 7th-placed finished, and doing so while perhaps buying the youngsters, due some progress under Zeman, another year of development. This is a win-win. This is...perfection.

So long as....

The well-kept secret (ahem) is creeping ever closer to formality, with Pescara giving Zeman his bon voyage good jujus and all the waiting embedded in the fine print, due today. Or todayish. So watch this .

Now all that remains is to figure out just which damn formation he's going to play...

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