A little while ago I read this article, written by a friend of mine. It’s his personal story from the events that unfolded in Rome March 21st 2004. We went to see Lazio – Roma together, Il Derby Della Capitale: one of the biggest derbies in the world. It was going to be a memorable night for everyone involved, but for all the wrong reasons.
The article made me want to share my story. Here it goes:
I own many AS Roma shirts, and they all mean something to me for different reasons. The first one I ever owned. The one from the season I went to Italy and saw them play. The one that is the best looking in my view. The one with the Coppa Italia cockade on the sleeve. Right through to this season’s clean shirt produced by the club in-house. But one in particular means more to me than any other, and it’s the only one I own that carries a player’s number and name on the back.
That name is not Totti or De Rossi, Vucinic or Toni, Batistuta or Lamela. It is J. Sergio.
For ten long years, life is dark and bleak with little to celebrate and much to bemoan, yo-yoing between sort of not really contending, the odd foray into Europe here and there, and stark, desperate emptiness.
Seven games played, seven victories, twenty goals scored, only one conceded. This presents a serious dilemma for wannabe Roma bloggers such as myself. What the actual f*** am I supposed to write about?
A shape of things to come?
La Roma dei sogni è tornato. Yep that’s right, the Roma that makes us dream is finally back. After three seasons of mediocrity and very little hope of achieving anything worthwhile, the start made to the 2013/14 season has no doubt got many of us imagining what this campaign may have in store for Totti & Co. Continue reading
Roma defeated Parma away on Monday night to send themselves to the top of the Serie A table but it was hardly a comfortable victory and has shed light on three separate aspects.
Despite the metaphoric ringing of the bell to signal the end of the transfer window, Roma’s real mercato is only just starting.
Is this the man to finally erase years of mental breakdowns?
. It’s that time of year again. And boy, does it promise to be an eventful year! To kickstart the season, the RomaJournal writers decided to hold a Q&A, to introduce themselves to the readers and provide a bit of quality reading before the big kickoff.
The past few months have been filled with despair and frustration, as we continued to struggle for form, waved goodbye to yet another coach, and suffered defeat to Lazio in the Coppa Italia final. For once, many Romanisti were pleased to see the season end. However, one problem still remains. A problem which has provoked the strongest felt emotion of all: embarrassment.