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Roma's Volume Shooting Approach is Harming Their Accuracy & Efficiency

Roma has no problem creating or taking shots, but that volume comes at a cost: efficiency and effectiveness. Two traits that could cost them dearly on the table and the balance sheets.

Four Key Figures From Roma’s Loss to Milan

The Giallorossi put in a poor shift against Milan, but what do the numbers say about the match?

Four Key Figures From Roma’s  Draw With Napoli

The margins were razor thin in Roma’s 0-0 draw with Napoli, so some key figures emerged which helped tell the story behind the score line.

Four Key Figures From Roma’s Loss to Juventus

It was yet another loss at the Allianz Arena for Roma. So, what do the numbers tell us about the disappointing defeat?

Four Key Figures From Roma’s Victory Over Empoli

There were plenty of positive signs for Roma in the stats from Sunday’s 2-0 victory, as well as, one not so fun trend that continued.

Four Key Figures From Roma’s Derby Defeat

The final scoreline wasn’t what Romanisti wanted, but there were a few numbers from the stat line that stood out and one in particular that could be seen as a silver lining even in an otherwise disappointing defeat.

Roma Already Look Like Winners in the Glionna for Bonfantini Trade

With one goal and three assists through her first three matches, Benedetta Glionna is making Roma look awfully smart.

Lampard, Kaka, Benzema & More: Clues From Mourinho's Past Could Reveal His Plan for Zaniolo

Looking into Mourinho's past stops, we can discover his plan for Nicolo Zaniolo, who may be due for a breakout season under The Special One.

What Does Matías Viña Bring to Roma?

Replacing Leonardo Spinazzola is a big task, but Matías Viña looks like a solid stand-in for Roma's star left-back and an ideal complement once he returns.

What Does Rui Patricio Bring to Roma?

Rui Patricio is the third different starting goalkeeper Roma has purchased since selling Alisson in 2018. Will he be a genuine solution or just another flash in the pan?

Karsdorp's Attacking Role Should Increase in Spinazzola's Absence

Karsdorp began to blossom last season, but he could be in store for even bigger offensive contributions in Leonardo Spinazzola’s absence.

Perin, Areola & Other Less Heralded Keepers Roma Should Consider

You know the names Roma has been connected to in goal, well, here are a few lesser known but impactful signings the club can make in between the sticks.

Examining the Evolution of Angelica Soffia: From Timid Youngster to Total Football Prodigy

Soffia finding her own 2021 beast mode is the reward for a stable, uninterrupted, three-year Roma arena.

Mancini’s Maturation This Season Puts Him on Path to Stardom

The Italian is often overshadowed by Ibañez’s potential, but Mancini is growing into a very strong player right in front of our eyes.

Injuries Prevented Roma’s Midfield From Truly Shining

Despite the overall mediocre season for the Giallorossi, individually most of the men in the middle of the park were actually pretty good this season. Nevertheless, injuries to that position group halted Roma’s top 4 hopes.

Roger Ibañez Did His Best to Make Roma’s Failed Defensive Strategy Work

Roma paid dearly for holding the ball in their defensive third, but take nothing away from Ibanez’s results.

Borja's Breakout Was the Bright Spot Among Roma's Inconsistent Forward Play

A little known Madrid cast off a year ago to 17 goals in his debut season with Roma, Borja Mayoral made quite the impression this year. The rest of Roma's forwards—not so much.

Finances, Tactics & Temperament: How José Mourinho Reflects & Challenges Roma's Identity

Roma’s appointment of José Mourinho is at once a departure from the past and an idealized version of what Roma has always imagined itself to be. But will it work? And for that matter, can we stomach it?

Across the Romaverse Podcast, #42: The Theatre of Dreams Turns Into Roma’s House of Horrors

Were tactics the problem or not? We take a deep dive into Roma’s 6-2 drubbing in Manchester.

Finally Healthy, Rick Karsdorp is Living Up to the Hype

After years of sprain, strains and tears, Rick Karsdorp can finally smile again. And thanks to his stellar play, Roma fans are grinning just as much.

Roma Needs a Long-Term Solution in Goal: Here’s Who They Should Target

With Pau Lopez failing to live up to expectations and Antonio Mirante’s age beginning to show, should Roma do some holiday shopping at the goalkeeper position?

The Reinvention of Bryan Cristante: From Midfielder to Ball-Playing Defender

He may never live up his lofty offensive expectations, but Cristante has become a valuable member of Roma’s squad by reinventing his game.

Roma’s Record Against Italy’s Big Clubs is Holding Them Back

We know Roma haven’t fared well against Italy’s big clubs, but how have the rest of the "big clubs" done against each other, and what does that mean for Roma’s CL hopes?

On Pace For New Career Highs, Henrikh Mkhitaryan is Playing Better Than Ever

It’s still early in the 2020-21 campaign, but if Henrikh Mkhitaryan continues to produce at this rate, he could have the best statistical season of his career.

Antonio Mirante's Resurgence Key to Roma's Early Successes

At 37-years-old, Antonio Mirante is playing some of the best football of his career and has been a critical component in Roma's early successes this season.

Thanks to a Breakout Season, Paloma Lázaro Looks Like the Missing Piece in Roma's Attack

The 27-year-old Spaniard finally seems to have found the perfect home for her talents, and Roma are reaping the rewards.

Examining Gasperini’s Tactics & Their Influence on Serie A, Part III: Lessons for Roma

Can Paulo Fonseca write a legacy in Rome? Here’s what we learnt from looking at Gasperini’s Atalanta regime.

Examining Gasperini’s Tactics & Their Influence on Serie A, Part II: Collective Over the Individual

Atalanta survived Gasperini’s threats to quit and star-signings shoved aside to become the envy of Serie A.

Examining Atalanta’s Tactics & Their Influence on Serie A: The Seeds of the High Press

By reader request, we look at whether Gasperini paved the way for coaches like Paulo Fonseca to try the Italian league.

Previewing Roma’s Forwards: Best & Worst Case Scenarios

There's a lot of talent up front, but a lot of uncertainty, too.

Serie A Transfer Power Rankings: Who's Looking Good & Who's in Trouble

Looking at the top 17 Italian clubs to see who’s in the pound seats, and who’s in serious trouble over the next 12 months.

Carles Perez's Performance in Limited Minutes Points Towards Larger Role Next Year

The young Spaniard produced some impressive underlying numbers and could be poised for greater production in the 2020-21 season.


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