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Sunday September 11 2016
Pallotta: ‘I thought Totti would miss’

Roma President James Pallotta admits he thought Francesco Totti would miss his last minute penalty against Sampdoria.

As it happened, club legend Totti converted his spot-kick and handed the Giallorossi a 3-2 victory over the Blucerchiati.

Speaking to media post-match at Stadio Olimpico, the American said the wet playing surface was the reason for his reservations over the game's decisive moment.

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Monday October 26 2015
Baldissoni: ‘Close to stadium solution’

Roma general manager Mauro Baldissoni insists they are “close to finding a solution” over stadium segregation.

Ultras from both Rome clubs are outraged after police introduced new measures which have seen segregation down the middle of both ends of the stadium.

It has been suggested that fans could boycott the Derby della Capitale, but the Giallorossi director says a compromise is close.

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Thursday October 15 2015
Pallotta: ‘Strootman won’t leave’

Roma President James Pallotta says the club has “never had a discussion” about Kevin Strootman leaving.

The Dutch midfielder has been sidelined for much of the past two seasons, as he battles a series of knee injuries, but the patron says he still has a role to play.

“No question that Kevin would still be a player of the team if he was fit,” Pallotta explained in a Facebook Q&A with fans.

“I have never had a discussion regarding Kevin leaving. In fact, we extended his contract as a sign of how we feel about him.

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Thursday October 15 2015
Pallotta: ‘Fans hurting team’

Roma President James Pallotta says protests over Curva Sud segregation are hurting the team.

New safety measures this season have seen the ends behind the goal at Stadio Olimpico split in two, a move which has angered fans of both the Giallorossi and Lazio.

“I have always said that the heart and soul of Roma is the Curva Sud,” Pallotta pointed out, when asked about the issue in a Facebook Q&A.

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Friday October 2 2015
Roma plan to limit losses

Roma's financial books are in the red, but the club will reportedly keep investing on the back of increasing revenue.

The club's board of directors met yesterday to determine the financial plan for the next six months.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma recorded an increase of €52m in their revenue, which now totals €180m, even though the publication does not specify whether these figures are yearly or six-monthly.

Their costs are also rising as the club keeps investing, with an increase of €40m in expenses.

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Friday October 2 2015
Pallotta: 'Garcia must know better'

Roma President James Pallotta warns Rudi Garcia about his tactical choices, but director Walter Sabatini backs the Coach.

The Giallorossi' track record has been uneven in the beginning of this season, and the catastrophic first half in their 3-2 defeat to BATE Borisov led many to question the Frenchman's competence.

“We have excellent players,” Pallotta told Il Tempo. “Now Rudi must know who should play, and in what combinations.

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Wednesday September 16 2015
Pallotta: ‘Roma can beat Barcelona’

Roma President James Pallotta believes ‘even a team like Barcelona are beatable’.

The Giallorossi get their Champions League campaign underway against the holders of the competition tonight, and the patron believes anything is possible.

“It’s almost impossible to do so well in such a short time,” Pallotta told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“But if we play well, then even a team like Barcelona are beatable.”

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Friday September 11 2015
Pallotta explains Football Cares

Roma President James Pallotta said Football Cares can “create an incredible net of people united to help refugees.”

The initiative was announced last week, setting up an auction site for items and a donation page for all supporters of the sport to come together.

“Football Cares is an initiative we started six days ago,” Pallotta told TG1 news.

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Tuesday September 8 2015
Clubs join Football Cares initiative

Serie A clubs are flocking to join Roma’s Football Cares initiative to raise funds for refugees.

Roma announced the plan for various clubs and fans around the world to unite in fund-raising efforts.

Today they revealed an initial donation of €575,000, made up of €75,000 from Roma investors and a personal offer of €250,000 from President James Pallotta.

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Sunday September 6 2015
Roma: 'Football Cares' for refugees

Roma have launched a ‘Football Cares’ global initiative for clubs and fans to raise funds amid the refugee crisis.

The Giallorossi already have a charity drive called Roma Cares and will expand it to help the refugees risking their lives to escape war and poverty.

Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Celtic were among the clubs who announced huge donations this week, but Roma insist they will “take a slightly different approach.

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