Well, now that we've all had time to digest everything that happened in this 2006-2007 season, I think it's a good time to look back on what we've done and give our thoughts on how Roma fared and what we should hope and expect in the future. The results were these: 2nd in Serie A (ahead of Lazio, Milan, Palermo, notably); winners of the Coppa Italia (over Inter!), and quarterfinalists in the Champions League. In everything we did -- with the exception of the horrific loss at Old Trafford -- we played respectably and at times with great style and inspiration. But our lack of depth undid us. While Inter could afford to let Crespo sit on the bench many games, injuries and lack of world-class players all around our roster were the difference between winning Serie A and coming in 2nd, and reaching the CL semis rather than stopping at a great win over Lyon. In the end, with a relatively thin squad, it was the skill of players like Totti, De Rossi, Mexes, Chivu, and Mancini, and the wisdom of Spalletti that helped us achieve so many good things. Where do we go from here? Since I think the great city of Rome deserves an absolutely top team, here is a list of elements I feel are key to building on this past season's successes: (1) A new 'keeper. Doni has proven to be decent at times, but someone like Frei would truly elevate Roma's game -- Doni's just not a player of real international caliber. (2) A new RB. Panucci is a fragile player, mentally, and his lapses in games of utmost importance can no longer be tolerated. We missed out on a good chance with Oddo, but I think we should look to what other options are out there. (3) a true #9. I wish we had a big, strudy forward like Bianchi to wreak havoc in the air and to complement Totti's more roaming, mobile style. I like Vucinic, but his characteristics are similar to Totti's in too many ways. (4) Adding depth all around the roster. We'll need good players to back up the starters -- we're thin at CB, holding mids, and full-backs, especially. Hopefully a few shrewd signings over the summer will beef up the squad. (5) We must hold onto the players who've been crucial to our success. To sell the likes of Chivu, De Rossi, and Aquilani would be folly. That's what I'm looking at, at the moment. What are your thoughts?