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Roma v Catania

There's no point to guessing which 2010-11 multiple personality of Roma will show, so I delved back into the annals for some clues.

And by annals, I mean I checked two web pages.

Roma coming off 1 week+ breaks in the Ranieri era:

October: 2-1 Genoa
September: 1-5 Cagliari
January: 2-2 Cagliari
November '09: 3-1 Bari
October '09: 1-2 Milan
September '09: 2-1 Siena

In typical AS Roma fashion: bupkis.

Two losses, one of which involved Nicolas Burdisso's attempted homicide, the other a vintage Rosetti show. Tough to grab too much from either.

Also difficult to take anything from the first game under Ranieri's stead (Siena), while it's doubly impossible to count a result in which Adrian Pit (Pronounced 'Piz') could fall under the title of protagonist. This leaves the colossal meltdown to, yes, Cagliari (Daniele Conti kills 'em one way or another), The Francesco Totti Show, and Genoa.

Thus we can deduce they'll start out alright, and it may last the entire game, or it may last 5 minutes, in which time one of the defenders may need legal representation.

Roma.

Squad

2 CICERO JOAO DE CESARE (CICINHO)
3 PAOLO CASTELLINI
4 JUAN SILVEIRA DOS SANTOS
5 PHILIPPE MEXES
9 MIRKO VUCINIC
10 FRANCESCO TOTTI
11 RODRIGO FERRANTE TADDEI
16 DANIELE DE ROSSI
17 JOHN ARNE RIISE
20 SIMONE PERROTTA
22 MARCO BORRIELLO
23 LEANDRO GRECO
27 JULIO SERGIO BERTAGNOLI
29 NICOLAS ANDRES BURDISSO
30 SIMPLICIO FABIO HENRIQUE
32 DONIEBER ALEXANDER MARANGON (DONI)
33 MATTEO BRIGHI
77 MARCO CASSETTI
94 JEREMY MENEZ

XI

Julio Sergio
Cassetti, Mexes, Juan, Riise
Perrotta, Brighi, Simplicio
Menez
Totti, Borriello.

RomaNews projects Daniele with the flu; I project Daniele with a fly-by De Jong-ing at RomaNews headquarters before landing in his rightful spot that is DM/CB3. Ground one of the Italian ex-Donkey midfielders at your leisure.

Game:
1500CET


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