Champions League Last 16.

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  1. romafan

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    1-0 down and Scholes off with Roma turning the screw.It looks like its bye bye to the Champions League for another season...Looks like the Roma fans are living up to their reputation,although its unclear what is going on.

    'Twas the fiesty Mancs:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/sow/news?slu...ters&type=lgns
     


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    'Twas the fiesty Mancs:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/sow/news?slu...ters&type=lgns


    From what I have seen on TV and heard from eyewitnesses,Utd fans suffered several attacks on the way to the stadium inc one fan being stabbed(at least in England its good old fashioned fisticuffs)[​IMG] . Once inside the stadium after the sending off and then the goal,missiles started raining down on the Utd fans.The Utd fans then retaliated and got the shit beat out of them by the police while the Roma fans watched on with glee.
    Of course having not been at the game I will probably never know what went on and I imagine the reports in the Italian press will blame the Utd fans however we have not had a hooligan problem at domestic level for many years.
     


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    The pictures are being played over and over on the news and it makes bizarre viewing.The Utd fans are getting beaten by the police while the Roma fans continue to rain missiles on them unchallenged.It does show the Utd fans rushing at the fence so they are not completely without blame.
     


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    Yes, safe home everyone. Not sure it going to turn out that way. No excuses here for Roma's mental cases, but the Carbinieri are not to be fucked w/. Given the death last month of the policeman before the Sicilian derby, I would imagine the cops are 'on edge', to put it mildly. I have only attended a handful of matches in Italy - depending on the staium, segregation can vary, but it is unheard of for fans to be seperated by only 'a thin blue line', which was often the case (back in the day, I think) at English grounds. Perspex at least. Often visiting supporters will have a wide section of empty seating on either side of them. Not uncommon for visiting supporters to be 'protected'/hemmed-in by police lines on each side. Insults and missles are routine. Charge OB and you've bought yourself some trouble. Let's hope no one's seriously hurt.

    We'll miss Perotta next Tuesday....[​IMG]
     


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    Yes, safe home everyone. Not sure it going to turn out that way. No excuses here for Roma's mental cases, but the Carbinieri are not to be fucked w/. Given the death last month of the policeman before the Sicilian derby, I would imagine the cops are 'on edge', to put it mildly. I have only attended a handful of matches in Italy - depending on the staium, segregation can vary, but it is unheard of for fans to be seperated by only 'a thin blue line', which was often the case (back in the day, I think) at English grounds. Perspex at least. Often visiting supporters will have a wide section of empty seating on either side of them. Not uncommon for visiting supporters to be 'protected'/hemmed-in by police lines on each side. Insults and missles are routine. Charge OB and you've bought yourself some trouble. Let's hope no one's seriously hurt.

    We'll miss Perotta next Tuesday....[​IMG]


    It is reported here that three Utd fans were stabbed and 18 hospitalised.If scenes like that were seen in an English stadium coupled with the violence outside the ground we would be ripping up our passports for another five years.The double standards stink,it seems in Italy,Turkey,Spain etc..anything goes but you only have to fart in an English stadium and UEFA are all over us.

    Anyway back to the football,I am already excited for Tuesday it is perfectly poised and should be fascinating.As for predictions I am not optimistic we will go through as our squad is down to the bare bones and with Scholes suspended its a massive blow.
    Roma v Bayern
    Valencia v Liverpool
    are looking like the semi finals but there will not doubt be a few twists and turns yet.
     


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    It is reported here that three Utd fans were stabbed and 18 hospitalised.If scenes like that were seen in an English stadium coupled with the violence outside the ground we would be ripping up our passports for another five years.The double standards stink,it seems in Italy,Turkey,Spain etc..anything goes but you only have to fart in an English stadium and UEFA are all over us.
    Anyway back to the football,I am already excited for Tuesday it is perfectly poised and should be fascinating.As for predictions I am not optimistic we will go through as our squad is down to the bare bones and with Scholes suspended its a massive blow.
    Roma v Bayern
    Valencia v Liverpool
    are looking like the semi finals but there will not doubt be a few twists and turns yet.


    You sound like a Romanista! Roma have long felt themselves the victim of a double standard on the domestic front in the context of prefernetial treatment recieved by the northern 'monied' clubs. They've regularly (and usually justifiably) felt the wrath of UEFA over the years, mostly in the form of forfeited matches and playing behind closed doors or at neutral grounds. Is UEFA investigating yesterday's incident?

    Tuesday should be a cracker! The away goal is huge....Attachment 3334
     


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    Seems like the boys from WHL had trouble controlling themselves in Spain last night. Bad timing in view of ManU's protestations...

    Here's the Italian authorities' take on Wednesday's violence:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/sow/news?slu...ters&type=lgns


    Spurs representatives are blaming the police again.In one incident a Spurs fan was beaten from his wheelchair although there are no definitive reports I have read that say exactly what sparked the trouble.The police in both games seemed to be itching for a ruck.
    Going back to the Utd game I personally feel the Italian authorities are embarrassing themselves by suggesting they did nothing wrong.There is video footage of a middle aged Utd fan with a £300 digital camera around his neck getting hit with batons approx 12 times while he is on the floor.Now if I was going out looking for a battle with the cops I wouldn't be wearing an expensive camera round my neck.I would probably have a baton,a crash helmet and a scarf round my face..oh just like the Ultras pictured outside the ground on Wednesday.[​IMG]
    We all know that English fans are not saints but I do feel(and I think the video evidence backs it up) that the Utd fans were virtually blameless on Wednesday.
    Although UEFA are masters at not seeing whats under their noses and will surely hit us with a fine again like they did against Lille.
     


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    No comments from me - not being there, I've got no intention of passing judgment on the lager louts, the spoiling-for-a-fight coppers, or those self-centered f#@&ers in the Curva Sud who have brought us so much shame over the years.

    On to the football - picked up a win over Catania down in Lecce this afternoon. Must remember to check the Premiership results [​IMG] The last few days I've amused myself reading some of the redcafe forum entries... [​IMG]
     


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    No comments from me - not being there, I've got no intention of passing judgment on the lager louts, the spoiling-for-a-fight coppers, or those self-centered f#@&ers in the Curva Sud who have brought us so much shame over the years.

    On to the football - picked up a win over Catania down in Lecce this afternoon. Must remember to check the Premiership results [​IMG] The last few days I've amused myself reading some of the redcafe forum entries... [​IMG]


    Utd lost 2-1 yesterday.They made enough chances to win the game but looked absolutely shattered after playing with 10 for an hour in Rome.With the current injuries we have the team is virtually picking itself so there is no chance to give anyone a rest.Another concern is that Van Der Sar has been at fault for the last 3 goals we have conceded(1 in Rome,2 yesterday)I hope he is not having a crisis in confidence at this crucial stage of the season.
    I know Roma won but some stats I saw said Catania had 18 shots,so were Roma slightly lucky or are the stats skewed?
     


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    I didn't watch the match as I had matinee tickets to a Goldilocks and the Three Bears puppet show...[​IMG] 18 shots seems quite high, no? I'm not really much of a 'stat' man - how many shots did Roma have?

    Matchday nerves have arrived 24 hours early. [​IMG] I've read Saha will not be available....
     


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    I didn't watch the match as I had matinee tickets to a Goldilocks and the Three Bears puppet show...[​IMG] 18 shots seems quite high, no? I'm not really much of a 'stat' man - how many shots did Roma have?

    Matchday nerves have arrived 24 hours early. [​IMG] I've read Saha will not be available....


    This was what I was referring to...

    http://soccernet-akamai.espn.go.com/...205974&cc=5739

    I heard Saha was out as well.I am really pessimistic about our chances.The crowd can be a bit muted at OT but in light of the events in the Stadio Olimpico I think the place will be bouncing which could help us.
     


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    Looks like we had 16 shots (and more shots on goal). I see that Gianluca Curci played in goal and had a fine match. Curci is one of several native Romans in the side, something which (I think) is pretty rare these days, especially with big clubs. How many native Milanos play for Inter do you think? [​IMG]
     


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    Double post, sorry (not that anyone's reading this).
     


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