Associazione Sportiva Roma or Roma, in short, has done the impossible.
No, not by hiring a Frenchman, Rudi Garcia, for the first time in the franchise’s history. It was only about time that we would see someone from a neighboring country take over. What’s stunning is that they had maintained a winning streak of 6 games since the league had begun – scoring 18, beating arch rivals, Lazio in the first Derby della Capitale of the season and conceding two. Guys, Roma winning 6 games in a row in itself is a big deal. Why? The below results of Roma’s first six games in the last decade will explain it:
|2012/2013||2D 2L 2W|
|2011/2012||2D 1L 3W|
|2010/2011||2D 3L 1W|
|2009/2010||2D 2L 2W|
|2008/2009||1D 3L 3W|
|2007/2008||2D 1L 3W|
|2005/2006||2D 2L 2W|
|2004/2005||2D 2L 2W|
For a man who sees this as a vast improvement since his days at Corbeil-Essonnes, AS Saint-Étienne, Dijon FCO and Le Mans UC72, it’s not all that bad. He has had his moments, and now he kept Rome extremely excited full of expectations, half of Rome at least. Two of them, we hope, assuming he goes on to win the Serie A without any wrongdoing (you know how Serie A can get) – an opportunity for “the Eternal city” to make up for its recent disappointing past in terms of bringing in sporting silverware.
Roma’s current position in the table has awakened the long lost set of gloomy fans — fans who would wear the colors of the Giallorossi with a pride. With the sons of Roma, the immortal Francisco Totti and the general Daniele De Rossi, being in the form of their entire lives, and the rate at which goals are being scored against opponents of lower ability, people will now watch these Romans take on to the field in the hope of bringing back the Serie A title back to Rome, with a different eye of course.
Thanks, Rudi. Truly.
That’s 7 in 7 games, as of last night 🙂