| 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...
| Soccer Board|| re: AS ROMA 2014-15 Season Thread - wm72 on 10/1/14 at 9:48 pm|
[quote]You effers are dangerous....not looking forward to Oct 21st...great team in rhythm[/quote]
Our midfield is pretty damn good even with De Rossi and Strootman missing and the the way Totti drops so deep with forwards running wide and midfielders centrally isn't something teams are used to ma...
| Soccer Board|| re: LandyShades Retirement Demolition Tour continues - wm72 on 9/28/14 at 10:22 pm|
Great. I'll be sure to get there early to see the warmups.
I know my gf will take a ton of photos so I'll post some. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: Young Players Tracker and Americans Abroad Thread presented by Sheep - wm72 on 9/28/14 at 9:50 pm|
Bjorn Maars Johnsen?
Don't follow these prospects as much as most of you guys but I just read in [i]Calciomercato[/i] that this 22yo striker currently playing in the Portuguese 2nd division has peaked the interest of Benfica.
| Soccer Board|| re: LandyShades Retirement Demolition Tour continues - wm72 on 9/28/14 at 9:41 pm|
I just bought tickets for the USMNT match in Hartford on October 10th. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: 24 Sept. Match Thread - wm72 on 9/24/14 at 4:20 pm|
[b]AS Roma 2 - 1 Parma[/b]
Another win for AS Roma thanks to a Miralem Pjanic free kick at 89'
Roma's first goal was a Totti lofted pass that Ljajic finished neatly.
Man of the match was probably Naingollan like in every other match so far (though Cholevas was a marked improvement at LB a...
| Soccer Board|| re: Champions League group stage - 9/17 - wm72 on 9/17/14 at 9:11 pm|
[quote]City and Chelsea play this weekend. Both were on cruise control today because there is no chance they don't get out of their group.[/quote]
Chelsea has a pretty easy group but I doubt Man City players and manager formed their opinion of AS Roma from English tabloids and bloggers.
| Soccer Board|| re: AS ROMA 2014-15 Season Thread - wm72 on 9/17/14 at 8:14 pm|
Nice to get a good result tonight at home to start off on the right foot. However, I'm not sure Roma played an amazing match aside from the off the ball movement and finishing being very good in the first half.
Roma really didn't look as sound defensively as I would have preferred even before...