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About withnail316

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    Youth Team


  • Biography
    Massive football fan. I'm lucky enough to watch football for a living, but if I'm not watching it, I'm playing FM.

About Me

  • About Me
    In the manager's office


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    Football, FM, films, gigs, stand up comedy, GTA, a beer or two.

Favourite Team

  • Favourite Team
    Notts County

Currently Managing

  • Currently Managing
    AS Roma

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  1. UEFA Europa League Quarter final 1st leg: Napoli 2-3 AS Roma Delighted to pick up an away win, but it could have been much better. We found ourselves 3-0 up after 53 minutes thanks to goals from Blasco (2) and Burdisso, but we slipped up in the last 20 minutes. A little frustrating, but I can't grumble too much. 2nd leg: AS Roma 1-0 Napoli A job well done. Miguel Angel Blasco's goal in the 33rd minute was more than enough to see us through. We'll meet Manchester United in the semi final, with the first leg at our place.
  2. March SA: Siena 0-3 AS Roma Pretty much the perfect away performance. Arnold Bazzanella put us in front after just six minutes, arriving late in the box to sweep home a left-wing cross. Dusi thumped home a header from a set-piece after 21 minutes, and Menicozzo put the game beyond doubt late on. SA: AS Roma 2-1 Udinese This fell in between the two games with Udinese in the Europa League, and again I was having to nurse the front three through the game with so many injuries. Goals either side of half time from Blasco and Oscar Pe were enough for the points. SA: Genoa 1-0 AS Roma This was simply one game too many for us, as I was trying to keep players fresh for the cup semi final three days later. No complaints. Coppa Italia semi final 2nd leg: Genoa 1-1 AS Roma (2-3 on aggregate) A much improved display sees us through to a first cup final, which will be played on our own patch at the end of the season. Alessandro Florenzi levelled for us on the stroke of half time on the night, and we never looked troubled from that point. SA: AS Roma 3-1 Lazio Magnificent in the home derby, we absolutely dominated. Blasco fired us in front after 22 minutes and Bazzanella put us back in front just after half time. Rafa Acampa curled home a free kick after 87 minutes to seal the points.
  3. If the season is going to unravel, it'll be in this next run of games:
  4. Youth intake I had my fingers crossed we'd get two or three decent players in the intake in a city like Rome, but we got just the one: High hopes.
  5. UEFA Europa League Last 16 1st leg: Udinese 2-3 AS Roma A great first 45 minutes of the first leg saw us three up at the break, thanks to goals from Menicozzo and Destro (2), but both goalscorers were injured in the first half, and two minutes into the second we lost goalkeeper Lorenzo di Giacomo to broken ribs. We didn't have a sub keeper on the bench, and Udinese scored with their two shots on target to get back into it, but will need to score twice at our place. 2nd leg: AS Roma 0-0 Udinese A thoroughly average display, but we're through to the quarter finals. The Scudetto looks very unlikely while our squad is ravaged with injuries, so I'll be focusing everything I can on this competition in the coming weeks.
  6. This run of injuries makes me miss Norway, where loans can be recalled at any time. Definitely going to require some creative thinking to get through the next four or five weeks.
  7. An absolute nightmare with injuries at the moment. Now we don't only have issues at AMR, but two of the three strikers at the club both got injured in the same game, as well as our goalkeeper. Mental.
  8. Yeah, although I'm not looking at top spot. Milan are just too consistent, as you can see from their results. I'd be happy with 3rd.
  9. February SA: AS Roma 2-2 Internazionale I would have been disappointed with a draw before kick off, but after the game it was a point gratefully received. We were 2-0 down at half time, but a double from Alessandro Florenzi earned us a point. SA: Torino 0-0 AS Roma This was a highly frustrating draw, however. We simply didn't do enough to get the win though, so we'll have to take it on the chin. Coppa Italia Semi final 1st leg: AS Roma 2-1 Genoa Frustrating to concede an away goal, but we take a lead into the second leg and I'm confident we can score at their place. Mattia Destro opened the scoring against his old club after 10 minutes, and young Menicozzo grabbed a second from close range after 65 minutes. SA: AS Roma 3-1 Cagliari A really good performance, and we should have won by more. Helton nodded us in front after 12 minutes before Menicozzo grabbed a double. SA: Empoli 0-2 AS Roma I put out a reserve side for this game as it fell between the two Ajax games, but we still had more than enough to get the job done. Jali thumped us in front after an hour, and Menicozzo continued his fine run of form with another goal.
  10. UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st leg: Ajax 0-1 AS Roma We had to ride our luck, but we take a terrific victory back to the Olimpico. Nico Lopez scored the game's only goal after 53 minutes, slotting home to finish off a lightning-quick counter, and we held firm to preserve the win. 2nd leg: AS Roma 1-1 Ajax Happy enough to get through, but that's about it. We were thoroughly average after Bazzanella put us in front, but worse still, Lopez tore his thigh muscle. That's three seriously injured AMR's in 6 weeks, and that means I have some thinking to do. We'll meet Udinese in the last 16.
  11. Best of luck, Norway is a great place for FM.
  12. A little bit of business in the last few days of the transfer window, but all of them going out of the club. We've brought in €18.1m selling fringe players, which has cut our first team squad to 25 players. That means we've made €61m this season after spending around €40m. Juventus have gone the other way, however. They've spent €70m in this window alone, so I'm expecting a significant improvement from them after sacking Gianfranco Zola.
  13. January SA: AS Roma 2-0 Reggina Poor old Reggina are having a shocking season, and they offered no resistance here. Blasco and Menicozzo with the goals. Coppa Italia 1st Round: AS Roma 2-1 Bologna A hugely changed squad, but still good enough to progress in the Cup. Young striker Menicozzo helped himself to two more goals. SA: AS Roma 2-0 Chievo Another comfortable home win, and Blasco is getting ever closer to 100 league goals for the club. He got one here, and Banaei curled in a second from distance. SA: Palermo 1-2 AS Roma We were behind for almost 80 minutes here, and yet we still left with the points. Blasco thumped in a header to level after 86 minutes, then slotted home a second from the spot in stoppage time to send us top of the league. SA: Sampdoria 1-0 AS Roma That didn't last long! Not to worry, we can't win them all. Coppa Italia Quarter Final: AS Roma 3-1 Cagliari Rather surprised how few cup games there are, we're into the semi final after playing twice! Helton (2) and Danilo see us through. SA: Atalanta 0-1 AS Roma Not a great performance, but another Danilo goal was enough for the points.
  14. Urgh. Winger Alberto Arduini has broken his foot in the last few days in January, and will be out until May or June. With a new winger arriving in July, the last thing I want to do is bring another player in on a permanent basis. Fortunately, a familiar face was available on the loan list: I sold Geraldo to Valencia in July for €18m, but he's struggled to break into their team. He should do a job as back up to Nico Lopez for the rest of the season. EDIT: who immediately got injured in his first game, and is now out of action for two months. Deal terminated!