2014/15 Season Predictions Thread

Discussion in 'AS Roma' started by Roma_NY, Aug 26, 2014.

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Where will Roma finish?

  1. Scudetto!!!

    50.0%
  2. Champions League

    41.2%
  3. Europa League

    5.9%
  4. Top Half of the Table

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Bottom Half of the Table

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Relegation

    2.9%
  1. Roma_NY

    Roma_NY Member+

    Oct 19, 2009
    Washington, D.C.
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Look, we lost Benatia. But instead of focusing on the negatives, lets focus on the positives. We already signed his replacement in Manolas and will probably get a 4th CB in Basa, Balanta or other. That right there means our CB depth of Astori, Castan, Manolas and Mr. X is better than last year's Castan, Benatia, Burdisso/Toloi, and Romagnoli.

    We held onto Pjanic. We signed the bright prospect of Iturbe. Our LB situation is better in Cole/Urby v. Balz/Dodo last year. Our midfield is really deep with Ucan, Paredes and Keita joining De Rossi, Pjanic, Nainggolan and Strootman.

    And of course, we have Totti. The transfer window isn't closed yet but the first game is this weekend.

    So where will Roma place in Serie A?
     
  2. shiboboo

    shiboboo Member+

    Nov 13, 2010
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Automatic CL place.
     
  3. ShoelessMan

    ShoelessMan In vino veritas!

    Jan 25, 2006
    Houston
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  4. GamE_Ove12

    GamE_Ove12 Member+

    Jul 7, 2013
    Canada
    Club:
    AS Roma
    The midfield is stronger and deeper. We acquired the winger that can mirror Gervinho's contribution on the other side. We kept our depth in attack the same (for now). Huge positives.

    On the other hand, defence was one of our main strength points last year largely thanks to Benatia who was one of the most consistent best performers in the team. He also provided leadership and character. Whether we will be the same without him remains to be seen but one can't help but feel we will be weaker in the back with him gone.

    Although we brought in two new fullbacks, in my opinion it remains one of the big weakness of the team. Last year Balza and Maicon had some sort of resurgence that contributed a lot to our insane good form. Now Balza is broken, and Maicon is unfit and unprepared (likely unmotivated too). I had hoped Sabatini will do some magic and get us some reassurance but both Cole and Emanuelson so far proved they are far from that.

    Additionally, I think the drama of losing Benatia will have some effect on the team morale. Not to mention we created unneeded extra pressure by proclaiming ourselves as the scudetto candidates. Last year we entered the season as huge underdogs with lots to prove. This year we go in as the favorites. And if you know Roma enough, you would know we do much better without big expectations.

    So in summary:
    Positives: - Deeper midfield -Completed the attack
    Negatives: - Weaker defence - Same uninspiring fullback situation - worse psychological state.

    Prediction:
    Without Benatia drama I'd say the scudetto. Now I am content if we can keep CL spot secured.
     
  5. DCUroma

    DCUroma Member+

    Jul 20, 2009
    Suck it Sensi
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Benetia isnt this whole team fcuk you guys needa get that outta your heads.
     
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  6. Roma_NY

    Roma_NY Member+

    Oct 19, 2009
    Washington, D.C.
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I went Scudetto. Because why the ******** not? We have arguably our best and deepest squad ever. We have Rudi and Juve can't replicate what they did last year with Allegri. Lets go for it!
     
  7. Goduerza

    Goduerza Member+

    Jun 13, 2008
    Bulgaria
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Benatia's loss is not good but surely Juve losing Conte is a bigger loss, no? The impact of Benatia's absence can be marginalized, even if it will be difficult. I believe in Rudi.
     
  8. GamE_Ove12

    GamE_Ove12 Member+

    Jul 7, 2013
    Canada
    Club:
    AS Roma
    No he is not. But you need to be really optimistic to think selling your best defender and brining in unreliable young replacement from different league in the last week of the market won't have huge consequences.

    Had Benatia been replaced by Manolas in July I'd say the damage would have potentiality been minimal but not now. You need Manolas to be the next Marcos/Benatia in terms of adaptability and performance to maintain the same level in defence. As much I'd like it to happen, I don't think we can be that lucky to strike gold three times in a row.
     
  9. GamE_Ove12

    GamE_Ove12 Member+

    Jul 7, 2013
    Canada
    Club:
    AS Roma
    We also didn't have CL distraction and now we do. Both Napoli and Juve did well last year while playing very tough CL and EL campaigns. You must factor that in as well.
     
  10. whill4

    whill4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    Returning Video Tapes
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Roma vs Latina will be the new Rome derby when we're in Serie B
     
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  11. Imran_INDIA

    Imran_INDIA Member

    Aug 18, 2012
    Kolkata
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    India
    Juve certainly the strongest up until now, bcoz they kept their 2 best players in Vidal n Pogba. With Shaqiri n other players in the queue to join, they r certainly the favourites. My prediction is till now( may change after transfer window):
    1.Juventus
    2.Napoli
    3.Inter
    4.Roma
    5.Lazio
    6.Fiorentina
     
  12. Sal

    Sal Red Card

    Feb 9, 2013
    Club:
    AS Roma
    I don't know how anyone can argue Napoli or Inter are better than us, but ok:whistling:
     
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  13. DA ITALIAN

    DA ITALIAN Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    i wouldnt write off juve just because they have allegri. he's a competent coach when he has a great team.
     
  14. DCUroma

    DCUroma Member+

    Jul 20, 2009
    Suck it Sensi
    Club:
    AS Roma
    What the f is wrong with you people.

    We're in a far superior position than last season even with CL "distraction"
     
  15. Toro89

    Toro89 Member+

    Jul 6, 2014
    Southern Italy
    Club:
    Torino FC
    CHAMPIONS OR DEATH!
     
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  16. Warman

    Warman Member+

    Aug 28, 2013
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fighting for the title with Rube just like last season.
     
  17. Rellum

    Rellum Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Brisbane
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Think we have maintained the gap to the old lady. We have brought in depth, but our first team is weaker so we will deal with the increase in games but not really push Juve. The only place I think we will close the gap is that the depth will allow us to cover the loss of points we suffered when key players where out last season. The Allegri factor is the biggest unknown.
     
  18. iGiallorossi

    iGiallorossi Member+

    Oct 4, 2010
    N.Ireland
    Club:
    AS Roma
    I think the team has improved, but has it improved enough to cope with Serie A and CL, that we are yet to see. I predict we'll be in the fight for the scudetto but with added pressure this year around. This year will be a big test for Rudi, can he keep the squads' frame of mind in the right place and keep everyone motivated?

    I think we'll make it to the knockout stages of the CL unless we draw a terrible group. We'll still put a strong fight to anyone I believe.

    The Scudetto ain't gonna be easy but if the team puts out the same level of quality as last year we can win it.
     
  19. Imran_INDIA

    Imran_INDIA Member

    Aug 18, 2012
    Kolkata
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    India
  20. Lameelaa

    Lameelaa Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    scudetto
    Roma knows that they are a force and the better team this season, i beleve they will push harder than last season. i hope maicon snaps out of it, manolas to gel with the team quickly and stroots to make a return soon

    with CL make it to the knockouts
     
  21. Vulpinous

    Vulpinous Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    Castle Black
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    These polls are bad juju!
     
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  22. Sal

    Sal Red Card

    Feb 9, 2013
    Club:
    AS Roma
    LOL You guys still think Naboli are better than us:ROFLMAO:?
     
  23. Indian_Gladiator

    Sep 4, 2014
    Kolkata
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    India
    Still optimistic about CL place?
     
  24. zako

    zako Member+

    May 11, 2006
    Tbilisi, Georgia
    Club:
    AS Roma
    lol
     
  25. DDR

    DDR Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Club:
    AS Roma
    If I could vote today I would change to Europa League place.
     
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