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post #201 of 284 (permalink) Old February 3rd, 2019, 21:42
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mediocrity on full display again today, 1-1 at home vs Milan, a week after losing a 0-3 lead to Atalanta. Fazio has 20-pound concrete feet, we are back to misplaying Pellegrini and our GK is not good enough. We're just below average and boring. We are cursed to live with DiFran, who seems to get just enough of a result to keep the other idiots who run this club satisfied.
Of course Donnarumma has the match of his life against us.

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post #202 of 284 (permalink) Old February 4th, 2019, 06:28 Thread Starter
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mediocrity on full display again today, 1-1 at home vs Milan, a week after losing a 0-3 lead to Atalanta. Fazio has 20-pound concrete feet, we are back to misplaying Pellegrini and our GK is not good enough. We're just below average and boring. We are cursed to live with DiFran, who seems to get just enough of a result to keep the other idiots who run this club satisfied.
Of course Donnarumma has the match of his life against us.
So you blame the goal on Olsen huh. Not Pellegrini that lost the ball or Fazio that would make Rome statues proud. Nothing wrong with our Keeper. Sure he ain't Alisson but still a solid keeper that need some proper defender in front of him.

And we played Pellegrini there bc we had two midfielder suspended.

Other than that i agree
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Jesus, here we go. Where did I blame the goal on the GK? He's just not that good. Nothing to get butt hurt over.

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Jesus, here we go. Where did I blame the goal on the GK? He's just not that good. Nothing to get butt hurt over.
Think he is ranked 4th or 5th in the league. And considering with that defense in front of him, that is a miracle.
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post #205 of 284 (permalink) Old February 9th, 2019, 07:51 Thread Starter
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So an easy win after the meltdown last time against soon relegated Chievo. And i must admit i have a man crush on Rick Karsdorp. What a refreshing sight to actually have a proper right back, and he is as fast as Manolas too.
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positives:

when EDF is faced with a situation in which he's forced to change tactics and then find that those tactics yield results he runs with them even if those tactics aren't applicable to the situation at hand, 3-5-2 against all tough opponents last season after the remontada for example. and so, this season we had to keep using the double pivot 4-2-3-1, not because it's the most suitable for the team, but because this is the formation simple enough for EDF to get results with some of the time, instead of none of the time, and because it's the formation that can get a solid performance out of Pellegrini. the injuries forced EDF's hand and he fielded a 4-3-3 with only one DM and two CMs against Milan and the team showed that it can be creative and dangerous in attack, without being exposed at the back, he ran with it again against Chievo and it worked again and produced our first clean sheet in a while. here's hoping that this continues as this squad is built for a modern 4-3-3 and everyone, barring Cristante, showed it in the last two matches.

of course the clean sheet came against Chievo, but this brings me to another positive. we did not play down to our opponents level as usual, and when we decided to dial back we kept possession of the ball instead of giving it up and absorbing attack wave after attack wave until we crack.

Nzonzi is doing good in the DM position, the position he was signed to cover in the first place. Karsdrop is doing so well he feels like a new signing and we're finally free to rest Florenzi and utilize him in other postions. SES despite starting slow against Chievo has found consistency overall this season and is our best player so far IMO, he's also the team's top scorer (when we phase out Dzeko, and if Schick doesn't pan out, I wouldn't mind trying Il Faraone as a striker). Fazio and Marcano (especially) had a very good game last match with Nzonzi in front of them.

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EDF being EDF, he couldn't just play the damn game without overthinking things and getting into his own head. he played Schick on the right with apparently not instructions other than to defend, and the poor kid obliged. Schick worked his ass off and did well defensively, but he had no impact on the attack. this is a striker, that's played out of position as a right wing, who made zero crosses all match.

a lot has been said about EDF's nourishing of young talent. however, Karsdrop doing very well is making me doubt EDF's "not giving his all" excuse for not playing him. Kluivert has a ton of talent but needs playing time time to acclimate, and even though the chance to give him that much needed playing time was there with the game practically won, EDF decided to put in Florenzi. and since I now doubt EDF's reasoning/estimation of Karsdrop's situation, I also now doubt his reasoning/estimation of Coric's situation (another talented youngster in need of playing time), and with the game done and dusted instead of giving him some playing time in place of Zaniolo, he subs in De Rossi, who is needed on Tuesday, in instead. speaking of Zaniolo, he still can't play a full 90 minutes because he doesn't pace himself and it's EDF's responsibility to fix that.

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post #207 of 284 (permalink) Old February 18th, 2019, 20:44
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Just won a penalty against Bologna, but mediocrity is stinking up the Olimpico like rotting fish. Florenzi can't connect a 5-foot cross. Players look lacklustre and uninterested. Something needs to be done now that's it's late February and our cups on the line.

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post #208 of 284 (permalink) Old March 2nd, 2019, 20:34
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Some of the worst football I've seen Roma play in a derby, just awful stuff, so many giveaways of the ball, it's hard to imagine so many misplayed balls by players who are rated as top quality. Florenzi is working really hard to cheapen his value ahead of the mercato and he's succeeding, absolutely inexcusable performance. No heart, no soul, no derby spirit. Maybe the second half will be better cause it can't be worse. Fazio-Juan Jesus defense a complete joke, the laughingstock of Serie A.

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Olsen seems very weak in the highlights and it is not the first time. I understand you have central back problems but Olsen seems out of his league...
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Was Immobile's goal celebration genuine (baby celebration) or a dig at Totti?

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Think he is ranked 4th or 5th in the league. And considering with that defense in front of him, that is a miracle.
Olsen 4th/5th in the league? No way. He is not even top 10.

Anyway, Di Francesco has been sacked and Ranieri should replace him.
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After the past few hours spent reflecting on the future of Eusebio Di Francesco at Roma, management of the club have seem to come to an unanimous decision - that of the Di Francesco's sacking. Although the Italian is currently directing the training, the club is geared towards change. At the moment it is very difficult to continue with Di Francesco - especially after the Derby della Capitale loss and the bitter elimination from the Champions League - and first on the list to replace him is Claudio Ranieri. In the next few hours, his contract could be defined.

If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

Soros is very, very rich and funds every SJW-cause imaginable. Those are facts, not a conspiracy.

I agree with him that this was a total setup
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Less than 24 hours after their Champions League exit at Porto, Roma have sacked their manager, Eusebio Di Francesco.

The Giallorossi currently lie fifth in the Serie A table, but after a strong run to the Champions League semi-finals last season, where they were beaten by Liverpool, they fell in the last 16 after extra-time drama in Portugal. They also suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat to Lazio in last Saturday’s Rome derby and were thumped 7-1 by Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia last month.

If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

Soros is very, very rich and funds every SJW-cause imaginable. Those are facts, not a conspiracy.

I agree with him that this was a total setup
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You guys need a manager like conte. Nice that you fired this manager though
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I always said, Monchi is a fraud.

Hasn't done jack shat at Roma, just sold their best players.
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It’s reported Monchi has agreed to terminate his Roma contract by mutual consent, following Eusebio Di Francesco’s dismissal.

Sky Sport Italia and Tuttomercatoweb agree Monchi will leave Roma by mutual consent on Friday following a meeting between board members the night before.

TMW adds the sporting director is in line for a severance package of €1.5m and that he will sign a three-year contract with Arsenal.

As for who will replace the Spaniard, the website writes the Giallorossi are eyeing Sampdoria pair Walter Sabatini and Carlo Osti.

In the meantime, in-house duo Ricky Massara and Federico Balzaretti are expected to fill the void on an interim basis.

If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

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Monchi escapes in the night, what an absolute tool. Thanks for destroying the club with Pallotta. Go sellout another club.
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If no other reporting existed on Trump/Russia, the fact that the FBI started a CI investigation to determine whether or not the sitting president of the US was either comprised by or an agent of Russia, it would be the biggest political story...ever.

Soros is very, very rich and funds every SJW-cause imaginable. Those are facts, not a conspiracy.

I agree with him that this was a total setup
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post #219 of 284 (permalink) Old March 10th, 2019, 22:06
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Equal to Torino and Atalanta in the table as Raniere returns. Forced to compete with an injury-plagued team with no confidence. Pallotta shaking in his boots, finally realizing his CL cash is in danger. Call Claudio. Back to basics when healthy:

---------mirante---------
----fazio manolas JJ----
florenzi Cristante DeRossi Zaniolo
--------Pellegrini---------
-----Dzeko --------Schick

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Hiring Ranieri seriously.

Dunno how he does it ffs.
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