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Tuesday tit-bits: A Roman Affair

Sharing is good, because it breeds a pleasant atmosphere. So with that in mind, here are some things I’ve been reading this week that you might like to take  a look at.

Kicking things off with A.S. Roma fan, Di Elle, who has translated (with some help) an interview with Franco Baldini. The current England general manager is in the frame to take on a role at the capital club and some interesting comments were made regarding the future running of the club – and in particular with regard to Francesco Totti’s position in the Roman hierarchy.

LiveJournal – Baldini: “My rules for a clean Roma”

To help provide some context and comment on the aforementioned interview, Football Italia’s very own, Serafino Ingardia, has written a piece spelling out where the battle lines have been drawn for Roma. When the new owners take charge officially on Friday, they will want to ensure that any dissenters are dealt with swiftly to ensure the success of their project.

Football Italia – Ruling Roma

James Uanhoro, better known by his twitter handle @stonegold546 has produced a wonderful profile on, perhaps even an ode to, Sergio Busquets. Detailing how and why he is better than other defensive midfielders tactically, technically as well as mentally.

It’s alright but it’s not the real thing – Sergio Busquets

The Two Unfortunates have produced a little profile of Taiwo Atieno (born in Brixton, South London), together with some back drop about football in East Africa and how it is failing to develop with similar success levels to the opposite side of the continent.

The Two Unfortunates – The Monday Profile: Taiwo Atieno

Finally, by far the most interesting piece I’ve set eyes upon in the past week has been Miguel Delaney‘s examination of the world of agents within football. It contains the same thorough research as any other piece he’s written.

Eircom Sports – ‘Agents are only a symptom of the problem – football is rotten from top to bottom’

Please leave a comment with any other pieces you’ve enjoyed reading.


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