Free fall. But not from now. We have to go back to the Champions League semifinal with Liverpool. After that game a series of players, coaches and managers were sent away, not to mention the saga with Roma icons Totti and De Rossi. A sporting downsizing, for the never ending FFP budget needs. Yet another 128 million debt accumulated in less than a year amidst high salaries and a lot of money spent on average players.
8 coaches in 9 years, high turnover between players, managers and directors, in the face of continuity. From Luis Enrique to Zeman, Andreazzoli to Garcia, then Spalletti, Eusebio and Ranieri. Fonseca looks confused, abandoned like all his predecessors after less than a year, swallowed up by the vicious circle around this club. The music does not change, the team always melts, the head is elsewhere, people with suitcases in hand, absent directors. No one is speaking or taking action, apart from the usual two lines of indignation by Pallotta on Twitter, which only tickles those living around Trigoria.
The trend had already been seen in post-covid against Sampdoria: Dzeko saved us from a possible defeat, then we saw what I feared. We lost badly with an embarrassing AC Milan, and now Udinese, we were totally humiliated by players like Lasagna and Okaka. Then what makes people angry is seeing other teams that give everything on the pitch. Don’t mention!
Petrachi had said it, he warned about a lazy team, but then he was fired. But he’s not exempt, either. CEO Fienga in charge now, but does not know much about football, the new SP De Sanctis is nowhere to be found, with Franco Baldini always there in the background and even Pallotta not seen around for the last 2 years, a mere spectator.
The team look in disarray. Everything’s not fine, but let’s not give up, the project goes on, we have to work, we have to defend the fifth place, and try to win the Europa League. If that is still realistic. The coach, in the end, will pay if things were to go from bad tom worse, as always. In the meantime, really hope that Fonseca can straighten up the boat. But it won’t be easy. The problem as always comes from the top handle. We need a strong and cohesive club, stable and present, with the right men, with assigned roles, rules and duties, on and off the pitch, on the neck of the players every day in Trigoria, and an ambitious project. In short, new owners, soon, if they exist. Forza Roma.
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