Cup magic, you guys. Give the ball boy credit for falling over the ball and not getting up when a millionaire Belgian is trying to pull you off it.
Awesome goals by Francesco Totti! He scored twice as Roma defeated Fiorentina 4-2 at the Stadio Olimpico. Leandro Castan and Pablo Osvaldo also scored for Roma, whilst Facuno Roncaglia and Mounir El Hamdaoui got consolation goals for the visitors.
best XI for week 7 w/ 3 of our boys in there! good to see lamela finally show up to play after juve and samp
Major news for Serie A: Benches are now 12 deep instead of 7. 2008-09 Luciano Spalletti weeps. (Not that he had any bodies to put in those seats, mind.)
An interesting read about the balance between Roma's attempts to pay off debts, trim wages, and unearth the games next generation of stars, while trying to boost the clubs reputation and recognition worldwide. Its an interesting debate: Can Roma truly be a big club without signing star players or by selling homegrown players once they become stars?
Eintracht Frankfurt have rescinded the deal and decided to keep Jung for this coming season. The Tacthsidis and Bradley deals, which seemed certain locks a week ago, are each facing hurdles, with respect to possible loanees going the otherway. It's been an interesting and frustrating summer so far, hasn't it?
As promised, here is the link to the fan-portion of the Hall of Fame voting, starting with the goalkeepers, with votes on midfielders and forwards to follow on a weekly basis. Note: voting requires at least a Bronze level membership, which is free.