wow, actually Besiktas is a good team and i certainly didn't see you getting a single point from that group. Amazing job, or a poor manager at Besiktas. Still, i think it's you haha, you've done so well. I wish to see you to make it to the next stage either inc CL or Europa League
Congratulations on your progress mate, looks like this could be a breakthrough year for San Marinese football
Avoid defeat against Besiktas and you probably will.
Looks as though Besiktas only just lost in tight 1-0 games against Sevilla and Roma though, need to hope that they don't manage to pull off a result in either of those return fixtures. Looks as though theyy'll have the benefit of better goal difference heading into the last game.
Is your match against Besiktas the final round in the group? Could all come down to that last game!
Best of luck!!
Congrats, amazing achievement
amazing. what a brilliant moment
Hope you enjoy the ride.
Thanks guys! whilst I had the high of internationals....San Giovanni was a bit of a low..
Unlucky in europe, bodes well for the future though.
U.S.A are 45th, Algeria are 28th & Colombia are 4th.
Looking pretty good, despite Colombia being strong.
Incredible career Makoto! Can I request that your next career save - possibly in FM13 - is in Oceania?
Great achievement getting San Marino into the WC!
Awesome achievement Makoto, sure as hell beats my best achievement
That's utterly incredible, well done!
Been reading this thread since the start, and it is absolutely amazing.
Great work man, good luck at the world cup! I reckon you could maybe steal second in that group.
Amazing stuff Makoto, it's a shame you couldn't make any further progress in Europe.
National Team Fixtures:
Domestically we now don't have a game for a month but we hold the top of the Group, internationally it's been amazing! we have a Pre-World Cup friendly against Carolina RailHawks from the American Second Division.
2 games against Cailungo, a 4-4 draw and a 2-0 win, gives us breathing space now.
Denmark - 13th
San Marino - 39th
Ukraine - 61st
Montengro - 104th
Kazakhstan - 157th
Latvia - 192nd
The top team in Group I is France.
Its gonna be very tight at the top come end of season, good luck
Isnt he great for training though?
He actually played for me and came in through the Youth System in the 2nd season with Raoul Belmonte:
He stayed with San Giovanni from 2013-2015, followed by 3 seasons at Domagnano, 1 season at La Fiorita and 13 seasons at Pennarossa.
got over excited and thought it was the new youth intake!
solid left back. I'd train his physicals, like pace and strength untill he's 18 and then focus on his marking and tackling
Not so much to be excited about there, Fantini aside.
Missing your updates. Hopping you keep posting more.
Yeah it's been more than a week. I missed my sammarinese dose of football
patience. I'm sure Makoto will be back! ;)
We all hope so!
oh my, this was just brilliant, read all 10 pages and 942 posts i just can't get enough. This is even better than the times i watched entourage, this is a serious compliment sir, amazing thread. Inspiring and humiliating as said before; i managed some stuff, but this, wow *takes the hat off and salutes*
Thanks all! And...guess who's back, back again..
Real life keeps taking over but I'm trying to get more FM time again, I should have an end of season update done today!
San Giovanni - Campionato Sammarinese - 2037/38
League Positions Graph
Our strikers keep scoring...but most of the time we seem unable to keep a clean sheet.
Coppa Titano - Beat Cailungo 4-2 in the Final, but the best game was the Semi-Final with Nicolas scoring 4 goals.
European Champions Cup - We managed to win a game! In the end we still finished bottom, but it is an improvement!
Squad - No changes.
Finances - £29,000,000 in the finances and we're re-upgrading the Youth Facilities...along with most clubs in the league.
Youth At the Club:
Angelo Perra (YP13)
Antonio Costanzo (YP17)
Boris Oddo (YP19)
Donato Cursio (YP21)
Rino Alizzi (YP22)
Enrico Chiodo (YP23)
Nicolas Marinelli (YP24)
Mateo Bressan (YP25)
Ezio Carli (YP27)
Marcello Allegri (YP28)
Claudio Lanzaro (YP32)
Code:Season Campionato Sammarinese Coppa Titano EURO Cup Champions Cup Average Attendance Club Worth (£) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2011/12 6th 3rd Grp C - - 193 £26,000 2012/13 1st Grp A Semi-Finals - - 243 £80,000 2013/14 1st Grp B 3rd Grp B - - 236 £95,000 2014/15 4th Grp B Quarter Finals 2nd Qual. Round - 200 £150,000 2015/16 3rd Grp A Winners - - 180 £190,000 2016/17 2nd Grp B Winners - 1st Qual. Round 256 £400,000 2017/18 2nd Grp B Quarter Finals - 2nd Qual. Round 263 £575,000 2018/19 1st Grp A Winners 4th Qual. Round 3rd Qual. Round 293 £350,000 2019/20 1st Grp A Winners 4th Qual. Round 3rd Qual. Round 326 £575,000 2020/21 1st Grp A Winners 4th Qual. Round 3rd Qual. Round 333 £350,000 2021/22 1st Grp A Winners 4th Group C Champions Playoff 651 £1,500,000 2022/23 1st Grp A Winners 4th Qual. Round 3rd Qual. Round 600 £1,600,000 2023/24 1st Grp B Winners - 2nd Qual. Round 566 £2,100,000 2024/25 1st Grp A Winners - 2nd Qual. Round 606 £1,100,000 2025/26 1st Grp A Winners 4th Group B Champions Playoff 885 £1,600,000 2026/27 1st Grp B Winners 4th Qual. Round 3rd. Qual Round 861 £2,400,000 2027/28 1st Grp A Winners - 4th Group D 1178 £5,250,000 2028/29 1st Grp A Winners 4th Group F Champions Playoff 1162 £6,250,000 2029/30 1st Grp A Winners - 4th Group A 1263 £8,750,000 2030/31 1st Grp A Winners 4th Group J Champions Playoff 1440 £9,750,000 2031/32 1st Grp A Winners - 4th Group A 1599 £11,250,000 2032/33 1st Grp B Winners - 4th Group A 1893 £13,500,000 2033/34 3rd Grp A Winners - 4th Group F 1852 £11,500,000 2034/35 1st Grp A Winners - 4th Group E 2118 £18,000,000 2035/36 1st Grp B Winners - 4th Group G 2434 £18,500,000 2036/37 1st Grp A Winners 4th Group E Champions Playoff 2604 £18,250,000 2037/38 1st Grp A Winners - 4th Group B 2618 £32,000,000
Next: THE WORLD CUP!
World Cup: Preparation Games
Giacamo Foresta, what a beast! 20 caps - 18 goals.
Impressive build up to the WC - great draw against Uruguay!
Looking forward to seeing how you do.
That striker is smashing it1
World Cup 2038:
Amazingly gotten through to the Second Round...Against Japan!!
Wow, just great and can probably get through to the last 8 as well.
SAN MARINO ARE IN THE QUARTER FINALS AGAINST ITALY!!!!!
San Marino vs Italy - World Cup Quarter Finals - First ever meeting, who'd have thought it?!?
Fantastic performance - looks as though you gave Columbia are really good game as well
A great opportunity against Japan
EDIT: You beat me to it - a stunning performance - might be a bit harder to progress against Italy though ;) You'll fly up the rankings after this!
Also some San Giovanni news:
I didn't ask for it, I just got it through the inbox...we've also been drawn as the highest seeded side against FK Austria Wien, 20 years ago we went against them and lost 10-1 agg
And the World Cup dream is over for 4 years, I must say...for a population of 32,000 we did quite well ;)
Unlucky Makoto, to get to the last eight is an epic achievement and i hope you can go as far next time
Must do your rankings a great deal of good.
Bit of an early age to retire. Amazing how a CM with such bad passing has made it so far!
Next time youll get the cup!
The first of the Qualifiers too a team we'd played before, losing 10-1 in 2018 and 20 year later we win 5-0, PROGRESS!!
Fantastic performance at the World Cup Makoto! Amazed to see Guyana, Iraq and Qatar at the World Cup though.
Amazing world cup performances I'd put a bit of money on you winning the next one, could bring in some big money!!
Brilliant couple of months for you mate, obviously there's still a gulf in class between you and the top nations, but it looks as though that's quickly closing. Hopefully you can make it through to the knockout stages in Europe this season.
Just read through the thread, unbelievable progress mate, keep it up
Unlucky on the Champions league group, that's a pretty tough one.. maybe something against Bremen?
Just caught up on this. Absolutely fantastic work and brilliant achievement with San Marino in the World Cup.
Pity about Italy but what a great showing in the tournament anyway.
Missing this again.... :P
Pity this is ending
Sorry Burn, I asked for this too be locked yesterday for the time being since I've completely ran out of interest with San Marino and the tediousness of the league and Europe, I was in fact writing up the start of the next save I'm doing anyway which involves a certain South American Youth Challenge.
Shame as this was amazing. Looking forward to your next career though!
Sad to see it go, but I understand it's tough to go on for as long as you have and maintain the interest.
Thanks a lot for posting it up and all the updates, really enjoyed your career.
I leave school in mid-ish June so how about once I've got exams done and dusted I ask for this to be un-locked (if it's possible) and pick up where I left off, I need a change of FM scenery for now :P
Its not locked..... but anyway this was great! could you upload the save and let someone try and finish your work?
Locked at the request of the user.
Reopened at users request.
Right guys! This is back, there'll probably be no gameplay tonight unfortunately but I can say we have gone back in time a bit, we are in September 2031 and we have most good players although Nicolas Marinelli (YP24) doesn't exist as it hasn't been his Youth Intake which means he may never exist.
Great to have this back
I second Snake's comment .
I third it
I will fourth it
Awesome. Welcome back to one of the best threads here
amazing!!!!!!! the best thread ever is back. though i might have to spend time to reread it.
The league is average at best, not very spectacular but we have good goal difference, in Europe it's the same old story of 4th.
Your back Good luck mate!
Dug this thread up for tips whilst I was doing a save with San Giovanni, read it cover to cover so to speak! Glad to see it back
Great to see this career going again. Good luck!
Could be worse with European GD.
1 game in hand but 4 points behind, hopefully we don't let Folgore take this from us!
We have the worst GD in European Competition, never a good sign.
It wasnt exactly an easy group though.
It was always going to be tough like that.
We've more than made up the 4 point deficit and we're now 6 points ahead!
GREATEST result in San Giovanni history.
And a one worth celebrating .