Analysis

Sell Mattia Destro? Not on Your Life

Walter Sabatini hasn't signed anyone in over 48 hours, so, now that we have a moment to breathe, let's destroy an absurd rumor that surfaced last week, the notion that Roma would ever sell Mattia...

A Tale of Two Iturbes

Juan Iturbe is expensive, but he's also young and quite inexperienced. Using a couple of examples from last season, we examine the peaks and valley's of his game.

Big Walt's Big Gamble

Given the age and cost of Roma's most recent acquisitions, is there any reason to worry about the future stability and continuity of the club?

Making use of Marco Borriello

In case you had forgotten, Marco Borriello is still a Roma player, one who might actually provide some value to the club this coming season, but in what form?

Reviewing Roma's Goalkeepers

Sure, Roma's defense was outstanding this season, but don't sell the men between the sticks short. Morgan De Sanctis was among the leagues best keepers, while Lukasz Skorupski flashed some...

Raiding The Relegated: Sassuolo Style

While they may have given themselves some breathing room, Sassuolo is still in danger of relegation. While we'd all love Domenico Berardi, or even Simone Zaza, there is only one realistic name...

The Dynamic Duo

280

Mattia Destro and Gervinho have played alongside each other for little more than three months, yet they're fast becoming the league's most prolific scoring combination.

The Man Who Sold The World

101

On the eve of his latest return, we take a look at what might have been for the man who proclaimed he’d walk back to Roma for a shot at redemption. What might Antonio Cassano achieved for himself,...

The Early Returns on Romagnoli

110

Alessio Romagnoli is only 19-years-old. He is not now, nor will he ever be, a fullback. But guess what? He hasn't done that bad. Join us in a brief analysis of Alessio Romagnoli: Roma's Newest...

The Ivorian Enigma

163

Space may be the final frontier, but it's also the key to stopping a player like Gervinho. Whether they suffocate or surrender to him, Serie A defenses can't seem to unwrap this enigma. We take a...

The Next Nineteen

674

Roma just completed a club record first half, garnering 44 points through 19 matches, so, no reason to complain, right?Maybe, maybe not. We take a look at how Roma rose to such heights and pick out...

Fullback Follies

99

Roma has had some fantastic players the past 10-12 years, ace midfielders, top notch center backs and, of course, Francesco Totti, but fullback? That's been a different story, but why?

Maximizing Miralem

93

Miralem Pjanic has labored under four managers in his three years in Roma, but this year is different. This year the recipe has changed. So how has Rudi Garcia managed to make the most out of...

Finding Florenzi

41

Though he's only in his second season, Alessandro Florenzi has already experienced the highs and lows of being a Roman; the crushing expectations, the delirious highs, and the ever present...

RomAzzurri 2014

With the recent call up of Alessandro Florenzi and Federico Balzaretti, as well as the spectre of Francesco Totti, we take a look at what these Roma players have to offer for Italy in 2014.

Putting Klose on Clampdown

95

He may be 35 years old, but Miroslav Klose is as efficient as ever. In only five matches against Roma, Klose has scored three goals, so what hope does Roma have at stopping him this time around?

Ciao, Marco.

73

It almost happen. Marco Borriello was nearly a Genoa player for the third time, and Roma was nearly 5.4m lighter. But, for reasons only known to Walter Sabatini, one of the stranger careers in...

Defensive Debutants

272

Week one was a resounding success, as the clubs trio of Roman's steered the squad to a 2-0 victory over Livorno. But how did Roma's newest defenders, Maicon and Mehdi Benatia, perform?

Garcia's Gameplan For Bradley

125

Whether we're talking about his performance, or simply how much he actually played, Michael Bradley exceeded expectations last season. With yet another new man at the helm, questions about his...

On Insular Italians and Roman Revenues

66

With the release of Deloitte's 2013 Football Money League, we take a look at Roma's revenues, asking the question: Has Italy's inward focus inhibited the global growth of Serie A?

Americanizing Francesco Totti

233

Have you ever found yourself trying to come up with a Francesco Totti comparison for your ill-informed American friends? Well, look no further, we've found a few.

Lamela Lessons

202

As we countdown the days to the new season, we take a look at the young career of Erik Lamela, which has already seen him ascend to the top of the Roman pecking order. How long before he ascends...

The Balzaretti Coefficiency

178

What if I told you that as Balzaretti goes, so goes Roma. Crazy, right? Perhaps not, an intriguing trend between Federico Balzaretti's performance and Roma's win-loss record emerged last season,...

Banking on Benatia

143

While his nearly 14m transaction got lost amidst the fray of rumors last week, there may be no transfer more important for Roma this year than that of Mehdi Benatia. So what does the newest Roman...

The Prandelli Paradigm

130

With Italy facing Uruguay in the always pointless, why-do-they-even-play-these, third place match, we take a look at the Azzurri's performance the past two weeks and what it means for the future of...

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