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Cafe e Cornetto: Monday February 13th

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Welcome to a new almost-daily feature here at CdT, the “Cafe e Cornetto” post. Every weekday morning we hope to have an article with links and summaries of the latest Roma news, anything from the squad, to the stadium, to Radja’s next tattoo appointment; you’ll hear it all right here.

Toni wishing Kevin a Happy Birthday with some extra special cuddle time

Happy Birthday Kevin Strootman!

The dutch midfielder turns 27 today. Finally healthy, Strootman has consistently stepped his game up as the season has gone on, becoming one of the most important players in the squad. Here’s to many more successful and healthy seasons as he enters the prime years of his career!

FC Crotone v AS Roma - Serie A Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images

Crotone, Spalletti spalle al campo: fissa il tifoso che lo insulta (Corriere dello Sport)

English summary: Sunday’s match wasn’t the friendliest for TGIP. First the Crotone Curva sang chants such as “Spalletti vaffanculo” and “Spalletti cut your hair”. In addition, a fan behind the Roma bench was having his own insult temper tantrum. Spalletti’s response? He stared the guy down. In the middle of the match. Bad ass.

«Dopo tanti minuti di insulti subiti - ha detto ironicamente Spalletti a Sky Sport - mi sono messo fermo lì ad ascoltarlo, anche per non sfuggire e per aiutarlo a inveire contro di me. Mi sono messo a disposizione, se mi devi insultare insultami, è durato 10 minuti di continuo. Ho cercato di agevolare la sua voglia, sono stato disponibile»

US Sassuolo v AS Roma - Serie A
Don’t worry, coach! Florenzi is back!
Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images

Roma, Florenzi ci prova per il Napoli. E intanto programma l’esordio con la Primavera (GazzettaGiallorossa)

English summary: Alessandro Florenzi is ever so close to returning to match action for AS Roma. First up? An appearance for the Primavera, most likely not against Crotone this weekend but against Frosinone or Novara in the coming weeks. A return to the senior side? The hope is for him to be available on the bench March 4th against.....Napoli. Boom.

Meme/Video/Gif of the Morning:

(Your morning dose of laughs).

To start it all off - Friends: Serie A Edition

La nuova sigla della Serie A

La Serie A secondo noi. #UM #Friends #SerieATim

Posted by Ultrà Moderati. on Friday, January 27, 2017

Morning Match:

(An occasional feature honoring anniversaries of matches of past years)

Today: Roma 4 Palermo 1 from February 13, 2010. Yes, it is from that season where Roma got oh so close to winning the S word. Some good ol’ memories in this one: Julio Sergio in net, a brace from Matteo Brighi, a goal from everyones favorite sandwich chef, and even an appearance from a young Edinson Cavani and the always underrated Fabrizio Miccoli. Enjoy!

13 febbraio 2010: la #Roma di Ranieri cala il poker sul Palermo di Miccoli e Pastore --->http://bit.ly/2laVBg1

Posted by Gazzetta Giallorossa on Monday, February 13, 2017