| SEC Rant|| re: Why can't part of the equation be Conference Champion - wm72 on 10/29/14 at 8:33 pm|
[quote]I think UGA could win the SEC and not go with only one loss. The committee thinks TCU, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Florida State, and Michigan State are all better, and none of them are likely to lose.
If Georgia beats Auburn and then the SEC West winner in the SEC CG they'll alm...
| Soccer Board|| re: 2014/2015 Winter Transfer Thread - wm72 on 10/29/14 at 11:09 am|
Ashley Cole will get some more chances to win the starting LB spot at Roma but he's been a real disappointment so far. Rumor is that Garcia wants Roma to spend on a new LB this winter window.
There's some speculation that Cole may head to MLS unless an EPL team calls.
| Soccer Board|| re: Top "Big Five" Clubs for Homegrown Talent Production - wm72 on 10/28/14 at 8:35 am|
[quote]* At least three years at the club between the ages of 15 and 21[/quote]
This is where the "homegrown" talent is more a roster accounting designation than a statement of how good an academy may be at producing top talent. Of course, bigger clubs will have more because they buy the buddin...
| Soccer Board|| re: Mia Hamm to AS Roma - wm72 on 10/27/14 at 2:11 pm|
[quote]Interesting. How will the native Romans receive this news?[/quote]
"Who?" . . .
"Oh, can she play LB?"...
| Soccer Board|| re: The mess at Leeds United - wm72 on 10/27/14 at 1:02 pm|
[quote]Sacked 2 managers already this season and sitting at 18th in the championship [/quote]
I bet he sacks a half dozen more but will also get Leeds back to the EPL sooner rather than later. ...
| Soccer Board|| Mia Hamm to AS Roma - wm72 on 10/27/14 at 1:01 pm|
AS ROMA all'Americana has seemingly hired Mia Hamm (who claims to be a lifelong supporter of the club) to a position on the board of directors.
Not clear yet what exactly her duties will be -- there is currently some shakeup as CEO Claudio Fenucci will be part of the American group who has purc...
| Soccer Board|| re: AS ROMA 2014-15 Season Thread - wm72 on 10/27/14 at 12:22 pm|
A somewhat disappointing draw away at Sampdoria where we looked sluggish again but, in fairness, Samp have been off to a torrid start and many picked them pre-season to be the Torino/Parma surprise team of the campaign.
However, the injuries in midfield and defense are certainly taking a real t...
| Soccer Board|| re: AS ROMA 2014-15 Season Thread - wm72 on 10/22/14 at 11:33 am|
[quote]Roma really looked like hammered s^*#.....are they missing most of their defense ?[/quote]
Roma's defense: Missing our best CB Castan and his first choice backup Astori. Yanga-Mbiwa is 4th choice. Not sure that matters all that much as Mbiwa played fine against Man City and Juventus.
| Soccer Board|| re: AS ROMA 2014-15 Season Thread - wm72 on 10/20/14 at 8:45 pm|
[quote]Kidding aside, he shouldn't start...I think a 2nd half sub would be the most that would happen. Pep probably wants to keep the emotions out of this one, no need to poke the wasp nest. [/quote]
Yeah, it would certainly escalate things and I could see Pep wanting to keep the match on a even ...
| Soccer Board|| re: AS ROMA 2014-15 Season Thread - wm72 on 10/20/14 at 8:23 pm|
[quote]Roma has nothing to fear from any squad in Europe or Serie A at the moment. I love the way they play. Getting Strootman back is going to fuel y'all to fear no team.[/quote]
Yeah, we really need Strootman back. Keita has been amazing but he's injured as well and out midfield is getting run ...
| Soccer Board|| re: AS ROMA 2014-15 Season Thread - wm72 on 10/20/14 at 8:14 pm|
Do you think Pep will play Benatia?
It would be a real roll of the dice since I've noticed he hasn't been the lineup recently and the environment will be hostile to say the least towards him but he could certainly add the experience will practicing against Roma's attack for over a year. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: AS ROMA 2014-15 Season Thread - wm72 on 10/20/14 at 7:18 pm|
[quote]It is going to be a great match. I can't wait to watch it. [/quote]
I really hope Roma can hold up their end of the bargain. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: AS ROMA 2014-15 Season Thread - wm72 on 10/20/14 at 7:04 pm|
[img]Yanga-Mbiwa[/img]Just what Roma needed against Chievo considering all the injury issues: 3 early goals from Destro, Llajic and Totti and cruising for the last 60 minutes. Yanga-Mbiwa has been really impressive although if he plays against Bayern -- not sure if he or Astori will start next to ...
| Soccer Board|| re: The Soccer Board is dead. - wm72 on 10/19/14 at 10:23 pm|
This board has more posters who I really like than almost every other one I ever read combined.
I check it regularly and even look over the club specific season threads but I really don't watch all that many EPL matches and so don't usually have that much to add.
Seems the board lost a f...
| Soccer Board|| re: MLS calls news conference at 3 PM to respond to Klinsmann - wm72 on 10/17/14 at 11:53 am|
One one hand I agree that Bradley has never looked sharper than he did when playing in Serie A with Chievo and then AS Roma. I think without even getting into "development at 26 years old" etc there's a lot to be said simply for form in light of the old adage "iron sharpens iron".
At the same t...
| Soccer Board|| re: Match Day 10/5 - wm72 on 10/5/14 at 5:20 pm|
[quote]Same thing happened to Roma last year if I remember correctly. Basically tied with Juve going into the first game, lose that, and then no matter how many games Roma wins, Juve would always eek out a narrow victory and stay ahead. It's gonna be tough, I thought this was Roma's year.[/quote]
| Soccer Board|| re: Match Day 10/5 - wm72 on 10/5/14 at 1:12 pm|
[quote]fricking cocksucking Juve, 3-2 in the 86th.[/quote]
That Bonucci strike was incredible but both of the penalties Juve were awarded were for infractions that occurred outside of the box.
Not really a good showing for Serie A that such a high profile match was decided on 2 phantom ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Europa League 10/2 - wm72 on 10/2/14 at 7:46 pm|
[quote]Juve need the Maestro back. [/quote]
Juve have actually looked pretty strong; away vs Atletico isn't an easy fixture and they lost it late after playing pretty even.
I agree though that as good as Pogba, Vidal and Marchiso are in simply running over most teams, without Pirlo Juve miss...
| Soccer Board|| re: Europa League 10/2 - wm72 on 10/2/14 at 7:22 pm|
Fiorentina, Napoli, Inter and Torino all won today.
Maybe it's a new age of Italian teams playing at least halfway serious lineups in Europa League.
The automatic CL spot may have something to do with it but I hope it's simply that clubs like Fiorentina, Napoli and Inter realize they have b...
| Soccer Board|| re: AS ROMA 2014-15 Season Thread - wm72 on 10/2/14 at 11:09 am|
[quote] However, with the way we cut through City's midfield for the first hour or so and then the clear Pjanic chance on the late counter later I was a bit disappointed to just get 1 point out of it.[/quote]
Yeah we could have got all 3 but when lampard came on I got scared they w...