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Cafe e Cornetto: Wednesday February 15

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AS Roma v FK Austria Wien - UEFA Europa League Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images

Prima Pagina: Corriere dello Sport - Rome Edition

English summary: Let me know if you’ve heard this one before: movement with the stadium! But this time it is pretty significant, enough that there’s even a rumored “opening date” of 2020-21 being floated around. Time will tell....next round of meetings are in three months. (Semi-related, rumors that Pallotta will soon fly to Rome to tie up some loose ends with the stadium and attempt to convince TGIP to sign an extension). Also, Florenzi picked up a knock during Primavera training on the same knee that he had surgery on just a few months ago. Let us pray...

Headlines:

MERCATO ROMA. VAINQUEUR TORNA NELLA CAPITALE DOPO IL PRESTITO AL MARSIGLIA? (CarloZampa.it)

English summary: Vainqueur has been off in France playing for his good ol’pal Rudi Garcia, and doing quite well at that! One would think that a successful loan stint in his home country with the coach who brought him to Roma in the first place means a guaranteed transfer, but not so fast my friend! The original deal was a dry loan, and despite his good form, there have been little to no rumors of a purchase option being added. Time will tell if Vainqueur is thrown into the rejects bin along with other loans-gone-wrong like Iturbe and Doumbia.

Pescara, casting panchina: tra la pazza idea Zeman e i traghettatori Ruscitti e Liverani (Gazzetta dello Sport)

English summary: Pescara fired manager (and 2006 WC winner) Massimo Oddo yesterday. The move should come as no surprise, as the Delfini sit rock bottom in Serie A on 9 points, having allowed 55 goals along the way.

The crazy idea for the next manager? Our boy Zdenek Zeman could be back for round II at Pescara. Last time around, his baby dolphins were the show of Serie B. Marco Verratti anchored a front trident of Gianluca Caprari, Ciro Immobile, and Lorenzo Insigne. The result was impressive enough for a certain club to hire Zeman as their manager, for a second stint at that club.

Meme/Video/Gif of the Morning:

Some say this is rare footage of a young Giorgio Chiellini:

Insegnare da subito i sani principi del calcio.

Posted by CALCIATORI BRUTTI on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Morning Match:

February 15, 2006. Brugge vs Roma in the UEFA Cup. The night the “Seven Nation Army” chant was born

15 febbraio 2006: #Roma corsara a Bruges in Coppa Uefa. E' il giorno della nascita del 'po-po-po-po' Mondiale --->http://bit.ly/2kpJGvx

Posted by Gazzetta Giallorossa on 15hb Februari 2017