To all asroma.co.uk readers, cari Romanisti,
It's been nearly 4 years since I began this website; at the time, while other sites published general news about Serie A, asroma.co.uk was unique in providing news and updates purely about Roma for the club's many English-speaking fans. It was a combination of a passion for Roma and seeing a huge gap that needed to be filled that led me to create this site. It started out as a hobby, and began almost from a sense of duty to provide regular news in English where very few others did.
Unfortunately, the moment has come where asroma.co.uk cannot continue in its current form, the primary reason for which is a question of time against necessity. The club have rightly introduced an English section on their official website and as the American owners have spread the Roma brand across the world, so too has the number and range of other sites dedicated to news about Roma increased and expanded. With just one person keeping asroma.co.uk up to date, there is no longer as great a call for what this site is able to offer compared to asroma.it's English section or the comprehensive romapress.us site, to name just two.
All that isn't to say that asroma.co.uk will disappear completely though. Over the coming weeks the content that has taken (literally) years to put together will be migrated over to a smaller website, which will have more of the form of an opinion blog than a news site. Features, including Legends of Rome series, will continue there, and I have to say thank you to Ed at forza27.com for all the graphics he has created for the Legends articles so far.
The Twitter account, @asroma_uk, will also keep going with news and quotes (I've spent too long getting nearly 7,000 followers to give up now), stay tuned there for updates on asroma.co.uk's migration.
Thanks to everyone who has come here and come back here over the years - sempre forza Roma!
Sampdoria inflicted Roma's first defeat of the season in a snatch and grab win at the Marassi, in which the Giallorossi will rue their inability to make anything of sustained periods of pressure and opportunities to put the ball in the box.
Roma must pick themselves up from the disappointment of drawing at home to Sassuolo immediately as they are in action again this Wednesday with a difficult game away at Sampdoria.
Our Legends of Rome series continues on asroma.co.uk with a mercurial winger who was best known for scoring the winning goal for Uruguay in the 1950 World Cup.
In a repeat of last season's home game, Roma drew 2-2 against Sassuolo - coming from behind twice - and remain without a home win against the Neroverdi.
Following on from their outstanding performance in midweek against Barcelona, Roma return to domestic action this Sunday as they host Sassuolo - a team they have never beaten at home.
Daniele De Rossi, Roma's captain against Barcelona, has praised Alessandro Florenzi for his performance and his goal against the European champions, saying to Premium Sport that he has the ability to become the best full back in the world.
Roma hero Alessandro Florenzi spoke to Premium Sport about his sensational equaliser against Barcelona in the Champions League, explaining that since Edin Dzeko was marked he thought he'd try his luck with a shot from 60 yards instead.
Roma put in an effective and disciplined performance as they battled Barcelona at the Stadio Olimpico, emerging with a hard-fought point thanks to an unbelievable strike from Alessandro Florenzi.
Roma have a reunion with former coach Luis Enrique as they begin their Champions League campaign this Wednesday with an enticing home game against tournament favourites Barcelona.
Alessandro Florenzi admitted to Sky Sport Italia that, while Roma didn't play well against Frosinone, the most important thing to take away from the Stadio Matusa was the three points.
Antonio Rudiger thanked Rudi Garcia after the German defender made his Roma debut in the win against Frosinone on Saturday, and added to Roma TV that the referee made the right decision in not awarding a penalty against him late on.
Roma were made to work hard for their 2-0 win against a resilient Frosinone side, who had two shouts for penalties turned down before the Lupi sealed the win late on.
Roma begin a hectic period following the international break with a trip to play their first ever game against local side Frosinone on Saturday evening.
Giacomo Losi, the legendary former captain of Roma and member of the club’s Hall of Fame, spoke to Rete Sport on Thursday as he celebrated his 80th birthday.
Iago Falque gave an interview to Il Tempo in which the new Roma winger spoke about his career so far and what he hopes to achieve with the Giallorossi after making the move from Genoa in the summer.
Seydou Doumbia, currently on loan at CSKA Moscow, has told africatopsports.com that he doesn't believe that he can return to Roma after a disappointing six month spell in the capital, during which time he says he lost his love for the game.
Roma legend Paulo Roberto Falcao spoke to Sunday's Corriere dello Sport in a lengthy interview, looking back at his own career in Giallorosso before analysing the current side, who he believes are now good enough to win the title thanks to their capture of Edin Dzeko.
Speaking to Andrea Pugliese for La Gazzetta dello Sport, Radja Nainggolan couldn't hide his enthusiasm over the potential that Edin Dzeko has brought Roma and believes the Bosnian's goals will propel the team towards a title challenge.
In an interview with the Corriere dello Sport, Roma's new left back Lucas Digne spoke about his ambition of following in fellow Frenchman Vincent Candela's footsteps and winning the title with the Giallorossi.
Kevin Strootman has undergone a third operation to correct an ongoing issue with his left knee, and the Roma midfielder has received a huge amount of support from his team-mates and other players after the operation this morning.
With a minute to go until the transfer deadline, Inter announced they had completed the loan signing of Adem Ljajic from Roma.
Roma have confirmed the arrival of midfielder William Vainqueur on a permanent deal from Dinamo Moscow as Leandro Paredes prepares to head out on a season-long loan to Empoli.
Daniele De Rossi said to the media after the game that Roma played incredibly against Juventus for 80 minutes, but warned that the Bianconeri will recover and will challenge Roma at the top of the table until the very end.
Edin Dzeko spoke to the media after Roma's 2-1 victory over Juventus on Sunday, and spoke of his delight at scoring in front of the Curva Sud but underlined the importance of keeping momentum with a win over Frosinone.