Here's a great overview... Things at Roma are getting from bad to worse.... After last Sunday`s reported clash between Del Neri and Cassano at half-time, today there was a double-episode of the "Life at A.S. Roma" soap-opera. First....FRANCO BALDINI (Roma`s equivalent of Moggi) handed in his resignation this morning. No reason was given for this (or at least I didn`t read it anywhere), but President Sensi didn`t accept the resignation in respect to the man himself and to the work he has done... Secondly....there was a HUGE outburst by coach Del Neri in the pre-CL game press-conference in which the main target was Cassano. It started when Del Neri announced that Cassano will not form part of the squad for the game against Bayer Leverkusen tomorrow. When asked by the journalists why the player was not called up, Del Neri answered as follows : " Totti and Montella are Roma`s attackers now. Want me to explain why ? One has scored 8 goals, the other has scored 6. In this moment, Cassano`s place is at home. It is a technical decision. I am the coach and not a director (administrator). The journalists replied that Cassano is one of the best attackers in Italy....and Del Neri, very angry responded " You say that he is a resource, but this has to be seen. Right now we are playing with two attackers. If Cassano scores, he is better than the others, if he doesn`t he is not better than the others. Nobody can say that he is superior" "But will you have a discussion with the Sensi family about Cassano ?" insisted the journalists. "But what discussions ? Not calling up Cassano is my right" replied Del Neri. "But he wasn`t even useful for the bench" asked the journalists. " At the moment no, not even for the bench. I don`t care. I can`t make a press conference about the game and a press conference about Cassano. I want to talk about the Champions League game....if not I can just as well walk out" replied Del Neri. In my opinion, this is a situation which had been waiting to explode for quite some time. Its an open secret that Baldini and Sensi are not on the same wavelength as they were in the past seasons. Baldini, after years of defending Sensi`s anti-north (and anti-Juve) policy in public and in press conferences - practically he was always the main spokesperson who had to relay the message of his president - is not very happy that Sensi is all of a sudden close to Juve and very close to GEA. In fact, Prandelli is a GEA-managed coach....and although he isn`t the root cause of the problem, it was already not so nice that Roma had to negotiate with Moggi Jr. After Prandelli had to leave and Voeller left....the "new" coach was yet another one managed by GEA - Del Neri.....and apart from having to negotiate again with Moggi Jr, this time Baldini was also forced to give in to the Del Neri`s request of a two-year contract. The "friendly" reciprocal statements between Moggi and Sensi, together with Moggi`s words that his son is ready to take Baldini`s job at Roma were probably the final spark. No wonder that when most of Italy praised Roma`s performance against Juve, Baldini came out saying that the players played without character and without fighting spirit....he probably expected the game to turn into a sort of mini-war just like the fans hoped....so he took the occasion to sing to the fans` tune and inspire them to last Sunday`s protests (there was even a streamer at one of the curva`s reading "Andate tutti alle Juve" - "You can all go to Juve"). Baldini probably didn`t like the fair-play shown by the players on the pitch, the fact that Emerson and Totti shaked hands after a tackle, that Cassano went to Emerson after the game to excuse himself for causing the sending off, and that the Roma bench gave Emerson the bottle of water. Most probably now we will soon start reading in the Roma press that this all part of a diabolic plan : Del Neri - a GEA man of Moggi Jr - is doing this to Cassano to drive him out of the club and out of favour with the fans so that he will prepare the way for Cassano to join Juventus - managed by Moggi Sr !