1. Why Mario Balotelli's Return to Serie A Would Be Bad for Inter and Liverpool

    Signing Mario Balotelli will always be a gamble. The precociously talented—and frustratingly erratic—striker was a roll of the dice for Manchester City , a speculative ...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 1 day ago 9,484 reads 37 comments

  2. Serie A Team of Week 16: Juventus Extend Lead as Milan Hold Roma

    Massimiliano Allegri got the perfect Christmas present in Sardinia at the weekend, with Juventus impressing in a 1-3 win over Zdenek Zeman's Cagliari ...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 6 days ago 2,888 reads 9 comments

  3. Serie A Team of Week 15: Roma Close the Gap to Juventus as AC Milan Shock Napoli

    It was a great weekend for the neutrals in Italy. Juventus were held to a draw by Sampdoria while Roma beat Samp's cross-town rivals Genoa thanks to a strike from Radja Nainggolan, ...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 12 days ago 2,468 reads 3 comments

  4. Why AS Roma Need to Take the Europa League Seriously

    After Roma's bright start at home to CSKA Moscow , the Champions League hasn't gone to plan for them this season—which isn't to say that their eventual failure to qualify for the next round should be all that unexpected...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 16 days ago 1,189 reads 1 comments

  5. Serie A Team of Week 14: Juventus and Roma Stumble as Genoa Continue to Impress

    Round 14 saw plenty of action in Serie A with Genoa and Sampdoria gaining ground as Juventus, Roma and Napoli all drew. It's been an incredible season so far for the Ligurian city of Genoa...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 19 days ago 1,669 reads 1 comments

  6. AS Roma vs. Sassuolo: Issues and Decisions That Will Shape Serie A Game

    Sassuolo players scored both goals in a 1-1 draw the last time they met Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. Neroverdi left-back Alessandro Longhi scored a calamitous own goal early on ...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 24 days ago 1,520 reads 7 comments

  7. Serie A Team of Week 13: Roma Rampant as Pirlo Saves Juventus

    Serie A's two best sides again showed their class at the weekend with a pair of wins to widen their already commanding lead at the top of the table...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 27 days ago 3,270 reads 9 comments

  8. CSKA Moscow vs. Roma: Lessons Learned from Champions League Game

    It's hard to know what Roma can take from their game with CSKA Moscow . The empty stadium and bitterly cold conditions—it was a frigid -7 Celsius at the Arena Khimki—made ...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 1 month ago 921 reads 8 comments

  9. Winners and Losers from Serie A Week 12

    The Milan Derby was supposed to be the highlight of the weekend, but as both sides disappointed at the San Siro , it was left to Italy's provincial sides to create the round's main talking points...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 1 month ago 1,832 reads 1 comments

  10. Atalanta vs. AS Roma: Winners and Losers from Serie A Game

    Rudi Garcia's Roma were given a scare early on against Atalanta when they went behind to a strike from Maxi Moralez after just 57 seconds...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 1 month ago 1,245 reads 1 comments

  11. Atalanta vs. as Roma: How the Giallorossi Should Line Up in Serie A Game

    It was always going to be nigh-on impossible to top the start to last season, but after 11 games, this campaign still ranks among the best in Roma's history and they are favourites to continue the fine form away to Atalanta this weekend...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 1 month ago 957 reads 1 comments

  12. Francesco Totti Deserves Manager Chance, but Roma Must Remain Cautious

    Earlier in life, Francesco Totti always maintained that he was too nice a guy to be a coach and that when he hung up his boots it would be for a job in Roma's boardroom rather than on its bench...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 1 month ago 3,048 reads 11 comments

  13. 5 Issues AS Roma Need to Work on During November International Break

    With many of his key players away on international duty, Rudi Garcia has some time off from competitive action in Serie A to work with the rest of his squad and fine-tune certain areas where he still needs to see improvement...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 1 month ago 1,146 reads 3 comments

  14. Winners and Losers for Serie A So Far Entering International Break

    As Italian club football takes a pause for Antonio Conte's Azzurri, it's a good time to assess the biggest winners and losers from the season so far...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 1 month ago 4,854 reads 4 comments

  15. AS Roma vs. Torino: Key Issues and Decisions That Will Shape Serie A Game

    It's time to put the disappointment of last weekend's loss to Napoli behind them as Roma host Torino at the Stadio Olimpico ...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 1 month ago 1,163 reads 3 comments

  16. Winners and Losers from Serie A Matches from Week 10

    Napoli struck a blow in the Scudetto race this weekend at the San Paolo, beating Roma 2-0 and allowing Juventus to open up a three-point gap in first thanks to their away win over Empoli ...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 1 month ago 1,543 reads 0 comments

  17. Napoli vs. Roma: Winners and Losers from Serie A Game

    Napoli heaped more frustration on Roma this weekend with a comfortable 2-0 victory at the San Paolo thanks to Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon ...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 1 month ago 1,395 reads 0 comments

  18. Winners and Losers from Serie A Matches from Week 8

    Juventus extended their lead at the top of the league table this weekend, but Serie A's other sides grabbed the headlines this round thanks to several noteworthy wins...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 2 months ago 2,071 reads 11 comments

  19. Sampdoria vs. Roma: Winners and Losers from Serie A Game

    Sampdoria held Roma to a frustrating 0-0 draw at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa on Saturday night, despite the visitors having several chances to take the lead and a vital three points...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 2 months ago 1,412 reads 5 comments

  20. Why Heavy Defeat to Bayern Munich Can Inspire the New Era at AS Roma

    It isn't easy to find positives in a 1-7 home defeat, even if it was to arguably the best side in football. But in some respects, Roma might have seen it coming...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 2 months ago 1,496 reads 14 comments

  21. Winners and Losers from Serie A Week 7

    The gap at the top of the Serie A table is now just a single point after Juventus failed to win for the first time this season against lowly Sassuolo while Roma beat Chievo 3-0 at home...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 2 months ago 3,219 reads 6 comments

  22. Why Radja Nainggolan Is the Unsung Hero for as Roma so Far in 2014/15 Season

    He lacks the magic of Francesco Totti , the guile of Miralem Pjanic and the pacey explosiveness of Alessandro Florenzi and Gervinho , but so far this season, Radja Nainggolan has been Roma's most important player...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 2 months ago 2,853 reads 4 comments

  23. Lessons Learned from Italy's Euro 2016 Qualifiers

    Two wins, three goals scored and only one—an own goal—conceded, plus all six points: On paper, Italy's two Euro 2016 qualifiers went perfectly...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 3 months ago 1,051 reads 5 comments

  24. 5 AS Roma Players to Watch on International Duty Week of October 6

    No Serie A this weekend, but a host of exciting qualifiers for UEFA Euro 2016 should make up for the loss of club football...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 3 months ago 1,494 reads 1 comments

  25. Serie A Team of the Week for October 4-5

    It was an eventful weekend in Serie A. 28 goals ensured plenty of action in a round that also saw a fiery encounter between the league's two top sides, Juventus and Roma...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 3 months ago 4,377 reads 8 comments