The man hoping to take Roma to it's glory days.
The man hoping to take Roma to it’s glory days.

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
2006/2007 2L 4W
2005/2006 2D 2L 2W
2004/2005 2D 2L 2W
2003/2004 3D 3W

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.

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