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Tuesday May 14 2019
Pallotta pays tribute to De Rossi

James Pallotta has paid tribute to the departing Daniele De Rossi, describing the midfielder as ‘the beating heart of Roma’s team’.

Roma announced on Tuesday morning that De Rossi would leave the club at the end of the season, and Pallotta paid tribute to the 35-year-old, promising the Giallorossi’s doors would always ‘remain open’ for him.

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Thursday May 9 2019
Roma fans demand Pallotta exit

Roma fans have displayed a banner calling for President James Pallotta to leave the club.

The banner was put up outside Roma’s training ground in Trigoria during the night, although it has since been taken down.

“A thousand dreams and a flat refusal [of] your project. Get out,” it read.

The Giallorossi are in grave danger of not qualifying for the Champions League next season, while they were recently rejected by Antonio Conte.

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Wednesday May 8 2019
Pallotta: 'Roma must demand stadium'

Roma President James Pallotta called for fans to “demand action” after city officials refused to even meet for the Stadio della Roma project.

This evening, Pallotta posted a message via the official Roma website.

“Stadium Update: Sent senior stadium staff from Boston to Rome hoping to make progress but city officials were too busy to meet.

“Maybe new stadium, big investment & lots of new jobs in Rome is not that important. If fans want a new stadium, they need to demand action.”

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Wednesday May 8 2019
Pallotta: New stadium in 2022

Roma President James Pallotta has expressed hope that his club’s new stadium can ‘open in mid-2022’.

The Stadio dello Roma project has long been in the pipeline, but red tape and a corruption scandal have prevented it from moving forward.

Nonetheless, RomaPress quoted Pallotta as saying at the Sports Decision Makers Summit in Miami: “It’s a great space, and it will be the most-used stadium in all of Southern Europe.

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Monday May 6 2019
Pallotta: 'Roma Stadium like Colosseum'

Roma President James Pallotta said their Stadio della Roma project is “getting close” to taking as long to build as the Colosseum.

The plans to build their own arena has been at the forefront since Pallotta first took over in 2011, but is still no closer to completion.

In fact, a recent political and corruption scandal in Rome involving one of the figures behind giving the all-clear to the project could threaten them to start everything from scratch.

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Wednesday May 1 2019
Le Parisien: PSG owners turn to Roma?

Le Parisien claims Qatar Sports Investment are ready to scale back investment in PSG and purchase Roma because of Champions League failures.

The French newspaper maintains the Emir of Qatar and investors are unimpressed with the lack of progress in Europe, despite the huge amount of money funnelled into Paris Saint-Germain.

It is even suggested that he sees their disappointment as “harmful to his image” on the world stage.

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Wednesday April 10 2019
Roma: Corriere attacks Pallotta

Corriere dello Sport has taken aim at Roma President James Pallotta for calling its Qatar report ‘fake news’.

Pallotta delivered the rebuttal on Twitter in response to Il Corriere’s front page for Tuesday, which read the Qatari state had offered €400m to buy the club, prompting editor Ivan Zazzaroni to turn on the American.

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Tuesday April 9 2019
Pallotta: Takeover 'fake news'

Roma President James Pallotta has branded reports of a Qatari takeover ‘fake news’.

Roma are already sponsored by Qatar Airways, and it had been reported that the club were open to investment from the gulf state.

However, Pallotta responded on Twitter: “Siri, show me fake news.”

The American has owned the Giallorossi since 2012, but he has been accused of regularly selling the club’s best players.

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Sunday March 31 2019
Pallotta: 'No more alibis'

Roma President James Pallotta pointed criticism at Monchi and Eusebio Di Francesco, but told the players to “stand up and show they have balls. No more alibis for anyone.”

The Giallorossi suffered two consecutive Serie A defeats to SPAL and Napoli under caretaker manager Claudio Ranieri.

In his brief statement on the official Twitter feed, Pallotta implied the blame was on now departed Coach Di Francesco and director of sport Monchi.

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Thursday March 28 2019
Sensi: 'We're not Pallotta's alibi'

Former Roma President Rosella Sensi hit back at current patron James Pallotta’s “incorrect versions of history used as alibis.”

The controversy was stirred up again when Pallotta gave an interview to Real Vision.

“When we bought the club, they were in serious financial difficulty. The previous owners, while doing a good job on the field for a few years, borrowed money from other companies and incurred large amounts of debt.

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