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    Skin...of...teeth...

    Phew! I almost didn't want to scroll down in case I saw you had got relegated. Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK22 View Post
    Skin...of...teeth...

    Phew! I almost didn't want to scroll down in case I saw you had got relegated. Well done!
    Thanks man! Yeah, it was that hairy here too! I think I almost cried when Casale equailsed in the 92nd min of our match, as well as almost having a heart attack at being 3-1 up with only 9 men on the pitch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    Gonna be trialling a new formation this season, designed to eradicte some of the problems from last year's (semi)-successful trial



    This will allow me to man-mark ALL forward players in keeping with the ideals of catenaccio
    Very interesting, I LOVE the theory. It just depends if the players know what marking is haha. Also you still have two men upfront to be a threat on the counter. I love it. Here's wishing you every success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1967 View Post
    Very interesting, I LOVE the theory. It just depends if the players know what marking is haha. Also you still have two men upfront to be a threat on the counter. I love it. Here's wishing you every success.
    Thanks man, that's really appreciated!

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    Zé Lopes go BOOM! for his first ever goal for the club!
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    Nice goal.

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    New signing appears on July 1. 29 August, I receive this..



    30 August

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    Ugh, Steam crashed my save

    And now my save won't load

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    OK, right. I now have to go all the way back to the start of the season as that was my last save point...

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    At least you haven't lost it completely!

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    Yep, what SnakeXe said!

    I'm looking forward to the new defensive set up.

    Edit: Something that I have just noticed; Calcio II... is this the second Catenaccio thread or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    At least you haven't lost it completely!
    Luckily! But I fell like I've cheated now, as I would have lost Zarate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1967 View Post
    Yep, what SnakeXe said!

    I'm looking forward to the new defensive set up.

    Edit: Something that I have just noticed; Calcio II... is this the second Catenaccio thread or something?
    No, I based the whole idea of this thread on the ideas and excellent writing of the Calcio book by John Foot

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    This repaced Reggina as my Italian parent club. Better in all respects, although once I make it up (when!), I will try for better!

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, 2012-13 Pre-season Report

    Well, we've been on a signing bender. All 5 players that were co-owned have come into the club permanently; These players being Paolo Beatrizzotti, Alex Lodovisi, Nicola Zavelloni, Nicola Del Pino and Kadir Caidi. Out of these, Lodivisi's contract was terminated and Zavelloni was listed for loan. As I'd had my wage budget slashed again, I was desperate for some class to try to push this team ahead and I had to scout hard throughout Serie A & B for loans and free's. My two major coups were the co-ownership of DM Jordan Pedrocci for £70k from Chievo Verona. I had to dump a lot of salary and maximise my transfer budget for him, but he will be a major player once Agboh has retired. The other major coup was ST Nadir Bendahmane on a free. I had to offer him everything. Max salary, 50% wage hike per season, 50% sell-on clause, £250k release clause, max appearance/goals/dream team bonus. Everything.

    Also coming in was DR/L Alex Lieti for £10k over 48 months from Giulianova and 16 year old DC Renzo Ravanelli for £3k from AlbinoLeffe. Coming in on free's were ST's Rolando Zárate from Defensa y Justica and, in another small coup, ST Antonio Campillo from Getafe. Also coming in were 17 year old MC Danilo Mastroianni and MC/AMC Francesco Corapi from Vibonese. Finally, MC Marco Roma, DM Simone Lucci and GK Antonio Santurro, all on loan from new parent club, Parma.

    Outgoing were a number of middling players on free's who, if I'm honest, could work hard in the the current system but we really don't have the budget to keep them on. D/WBL César was sold to Uniao Madeira for £7k, DC Michele Mignani was sold to Vibonese for £500, DRC Claudio Cola & AMRL/ST Silvio Scarpa sold to Castel Rigone, who has just been taken over by a media mogul, for £4.5k and £50k respectively. Finally MC Dario Bazzi was sold for £10k to Arzanese.

    2012-13 Coppa Italia Lega Pro, Group E
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    Carrarese
    Rimini
    Santarcangelo
    Savona
    Virtus Enella


    Rimini are the same as last year, Virtus, Savona and Carrarese are the new boys. Again, I'm not expecting anything
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    Santarcangelo Calcio, August 2012 Review

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    19.08.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 1 Carrese (Coppa Italia Lega Pro, Group E)
    We battled hard with a virtually brand-new defence and a new strikeforce, but lost to a 35 yard strike on 80mins

    22.08.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 0 Virtus Entella (Coppa Italia Lega Pro, Group E)
    I changed strikers again by necessity and it paid off as Ivan Graziani stabbed home a Campillo cross, before Nicola Zavalloni earnt himself a straight red ONE MINUTE after coming on

    29.08.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 0 Rimini (Coppa Italia Lega Pro, Group E)
    A slightly stale game in which neither side really shone. A bore draw

    Catenaccio seems to be working atm. This new formation allows me to man-mark their front line well.

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    This is a lovely read. Keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abulezz View Post
    This is a lovely read. Keep it up!
    Thanks for the kind words!

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, September 2012 Review

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    09.09.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 0 Vibonese (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    Excellent, strong defensive work, coupled with a breakaway Ivan Graziani goal meant we started off the season with a win

    12.09.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 0 Savona (Coppa Italia Lega Pro, Group E)
    Another dull bore draw. And with this 0-0, we exited the Coppa Italia Lega Pro in the first round, finishing 3rd

    16.09.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 3 Montichari (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    Total defensive lapses.

    23.09.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 Novese (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    Much, much better! A first ever goal for Francesco Copari and a breakaway goal by Ivan Graziani sealed the points

    30.09.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 3 - 1 Catanzatro (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    Angelo Gregorio bundled over a striker to gift them a penalty and a goal on 5 mins, before Nadir Bendahmane took centre stage with a glorious hat-trick


    Copari's wonder-strike against Novese
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    Santarcangelo Calcio, October 2012 Review

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    03.10.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 1 Ebolitana (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    An unlucky 0-1 defeat against the league leaders. We were unable to clear a corner and were punished

    07.10.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 1 Aprila (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    The same pattern as the last match, only this time it was a 25 yard shot that Bartolini let slip through his fingers

    14.10.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 0 Vigor Lamezia (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    Antonio Campillo finished off a wonderful counter attack on 42 mins with his first goal for the club and stopped the slide

    21.10.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 Mezzocorona (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    Antonio Campillo got his second in two games to finish off a team that was on the ropes from Nadir Bendahmane's early goal

    24.10.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 1 Perugia (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    The glamour match of the season saw us take a share of the spoils. Ivan Graziani rammed home a penalty after being fouled, only for us to be pegged back by an 85th minute venomous free-kick from 30 yards

    28.10.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 1 Neapolis Frattese (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    A fantastic win against the league leaders! Zé Lopes headed home on 13 mins to put us 1-0 up, only to be pegged back by a finish from outside the box. We then exchanged red cards, Kwami Agboh gettng his marching orders for a second yellow. I bought on Antonio Campillo on 89 mins and he popped up a minute later to lash home the winner from a yard out

    31.10.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 1 Arzanese (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    A flukey goal in which it bounced in off the defender's thigh settled this match, with very little goalmouth action

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, November 2012 Review

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    04.11.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 1 Feralpi Salo (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    A sparkling moment of skill from Jordan Pedrocci lit up this game as his cheeky backheel set up Francesco Corapi to slam home. However, we paid for lax marking on a corner.

    11.11.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 3 - 1 Brindisi (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    A terrible o.g put us in the lead, before two strikes of real quality from Ivan Graziani made the game safe. We even rode out the late goal and battering

    14.10.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 Milazzo (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    Francesco Corapi continued his excellent recent form with a goal early on, then substitute Rolando Zárate netted a late insurance marker, his first ever for the club

    18.11.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 1 Fano (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    Cristian Altobelli rescued us against relegation-threatened Fano. His stabbed shot following a melee in the goal area brought us level after we went behind early

    21.11.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 Siracusa (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    I expected this one to be tight and when Ivan Graziani missed a 15th min penalty, I thought our luck was up. But Francesco Corapi rolled one in via the post and Antonio Campillo lashed home late on to give us another 3 points

    28.10.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 Virtus Entella (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    Rolando Zárate put his personal differences aside to lash home a double to lead us safely past Entella


    Glorious move by Pedrocchi

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, December 2012 Review

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    02.12.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 1 Fondi (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    We went down just before HT, thanks to a sizzling strike that hit the angle and bounced in before Santurro could react. Antonio Campillo saved our blushes with a tap-in on 73 mins..

    09.12.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 4 - 1 Aversa Normanna (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    We ran riot. Antonio Campillo opened the scoring with a fierce shot. Rolando Zárate hit a double and Ivan Graziani finished off the rout, before we conceded from a corner late on.

    16.12.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 3 - 4 Celano (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    I had a bad feeling about this game as I had no striking cover on the bench due to injury. However, those fears were allayed when, first Francesco Corapi, then Jordan Petrocchi and finally Ivan Graziani conspired to put us up 3-0 by half-time. This then spectacularly fell apart as we conceded 4 goals in the second half, three of them were from corners. I had to walk away from the screen in order not to break something....

    23.12.12
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 1 Vibonese (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    When we went 0-1 down to ANOTHER goal from a corner and then hit the bar and post, I feared the worst. But Ivan Graziani netted on 77 mins to equalise and, with time almost up, 16 year old DC Renzo Ravanelli forced the ball over the line on 89 mins with a diving header to cap an unlikely comeback.
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    Wow, what a turnaround from last year! We finished 2012 in 2nd place in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2/A. This was largely a combination of better players and a change of tactics. The new 1-4-3-2 meant that the two DC's were free to man mark any combination of two strikers in the opposition formation. Something we had severely been lacking in the previous season. Also, thiis platform allowed us to attack a lot better through clearances. We also finished 2012 with the joint meanest defence in C2/A, a tribute to how well the catenaccio was working! Surprisingly we were as high as 6th in goals scored too!

    Ivan Graziani finished 2012 as our top league scorer with 8 goals with Antonio Campillo second on 6. Rolando Zarate was third on 5, but all his goals came on sub appearances, not starts! Graziani also shard the assists lead with Zé Lopes with 5. Trailing in third was Jordan Pedrocchi with 3.

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    Great career, Deisler! Definitely a change from last season as well! Keep it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerud View Post
    Great career, Deisler! Definitely a change from last season as well! Keep it up
    Thanks man. Much appreciated!

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    Great improvement. Squad got to grips with the tactics I imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    Great improvement. Squad got to grips with the tactics I imagine.
    Well, that and some better recruits. I also think not leaving an extra man free in the box helped too.

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    More money, more prestige, nearly treble the wage budget...

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    That seems tempting, on the other hand surely you'd like to get your current team promoted before moving on? Tough choice.

    The tactic seems solid and I understand the theory. And it's working, so no reason to change. But if I were you I'd experiment occasionally with forwards coming from the wings as I see that as a very narrow attack, with no threat whatsoever from the wings. I see you have an advanced forward which helps as they roam onto the wings sometimes, but I'd maybe go more extreme and try a combo of a single AML/AMR winger + ST, or even a duo of wrong-footed FL + FR!

    But maybe that's not catenaccio. I'm just letting my imagination flow and throwing out ideas!

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    Much improved this season, glad it's started to work out

    I think you should stick around until the end of the season personally, results have been improving month on month, there's a trophy to be won here.

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    Who are Avellino?

    I wouldn't, a season or two and you can really have this team playing as you want them to. Maybe a promotion is on the cards either this season or next, the this style is really suited to keeping your team safe if you do go up.

    If you moved you would have to build the team again which would be a shame as you seem to be close to doing that with this squad.

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    In any other career, I would have taken the Avellino job. They were in Serie B not so long ago and I think I could do better there. BUT. I committed to trying to get this team up using catenaccio and I will do that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noikeee View Post
    That seems tempting, on the other hand surely you'd like to get your current team promoted before moving on? Tough choice.

    The tactic seems solid and I understand the theory. And it's working, so no reason to change. But if I were you I'd experiment occasionally with forwards coming from the wings as I see that as a very narrow attack, with no threat whatsoever from the wings. I see you have an advanced forward which helps as they roam onto the wings sometimes, but I'd maybe go more extreme and try a combo of a single AML/AMR winger + ST, or even a duo of wrong-footed FL + FR!

    But maybe that's not catenaccio. I'm just letting my imagination flow and throwing out ideas!
    It's an interesting idea and one that does keep in with the ideals. HOWEVER, I couldn't attract a winger of that calibre to play for me. He'd need to be a C2/B version of Ronaldo

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    Much improved this season, glad it's started to work out

    I think you should stick around until the end of the season personally, results have been improving month on month, there's a trophy to be won here.
    Thanks man. I do want to stay, but I was tempted, especially by the fact they do actually have a youth setup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1967 View Post
    Who are Avellino?

    I wouldn't, a season or two and you can really have this team playing as you want them to. Maybe a promotion is on the cards either this season or next, the this style is really suited to keeping your team safe if you do go up.

    If you moved you would have to build the team again which would be a shame as you seem to be close to doing that with this squad.
    These were basically my thoughts.

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    That is a huge signing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abulezz View Post
    That is a huge signing!
    It was. However, I had another crash dump. Only lost 9 days, but a lot of twisting and turning went on to try to get that signing and I don't think it'll all come together again

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    More bad luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1967 View Post
    More bad luck!
    Yes, and no. Yes, he was a quality player, but no, he would have been a HUGE drain on my already-unstable finances and I've already got one player like that who hasn't exactly set the world alight. In short, I think I'm a little glad that it fell apart.

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    Everything's starting to click, by the looks of things

    I'd definitely stay put until the end of the season, especially as you're looking good for promotion. Reggina would be a huge step up though, and it would be a massive decision to turn them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK22 View Post
    Everything's starting to click, by the looks of things

    I'd definitely stay put until the end of the season, especially as you're looking good for promotion. Reggina would be a huge step up though, and it would be a massive decision to turn them down.
    If only it was Reggina! Sadly, it's Reggiana, so I won't be accepting!

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    Oh, this is not good...

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    Haha, oops! That's me getting my Italian clubs confused then

    Fancy naming two clubs almost exactly the same!!

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    Well, it appears that my Santarcangelo career is at an end. I can't get past the 24th Jan 2013 without it crash-dumping. I have one of two solutions. Either a) roll-back to an earlier save and see if this is just a one-off or b) quit and move past the 24/01/13 date and start again. I've tested the second and it works. Now attempting to test the first.

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    If it doesn't work how about starting with a bigger team then adopting some challenges like only Italian signings or something?

    It would be a real shame if you can't stick with this game though i'm really enjoying it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1967 View Post
    If it doesn't work how about starting with a bigger team then adopting some challenges like only Italian signings or something?

    It would be a real shame if you can't stick with this game though i'm really enjoying it
    I re-added myself after the 24th and when I went to talk to my staff again, it crashed.

    Right, I need a favour from you guys. Do I take it like a man and find another club? Or do I use FMRTE (Imagine how much I love this save to even contemplate this) to put myself back into the Santarcangelo hotseat?

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    Did you try rolling back to a previous save yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    Did you try rolling back to a previous save yet?
    Previous saves were at the end of last season. I didn't want to start this season again due to the great run I had

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    Can you not holiday past that date?

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    Personally I'd go with the previous save option first, then FMRTE if you can make it work well, then find a new club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK22 View Post
    Can you not holiday past that date?
    Crash dumps every time. I think it's something to do with my staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    Personally I'd go with the previous save option first, then FMRTE if you can make it work well, then find a new club.
    This sounds good

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    Personally I'd go with the previous save option first, then FMRTE if you can make it work well, then find a new club.
    I'll explore all options, but I really don't want to go back 6 months

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    When you continue and it crashes, does a box pops up saying Football Manager has unexpectidly quit/crashdump or something along those lines? If so, can you just not ignore the box and continue? It happened to me and I ignored the box (didn't click on it) and pressed continue and it worked for me. The only problem I had with this is that my screen resolution was stretched but I saved the game after I got past the dump, reloaded it and the resoution was back to normal. A long shot, but it worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raware View Post
    When you continue and it crashes, does a box pops up saying Football Manager has unexpectidly quit/crashdump or something along those lines? If so, can you just not ignore the box and continue? It happened to me and I ignored the box (didn't click on it) and pressed continue and it worked for me. The only problem I had with this is that my screen resolution was stretched but I saved the game after I got past the dump, reloaded it and the resoution was back to normal. A long shot, but it worked for me.
    Tried that. It immediately shuts down and reboots via Steam. I'
    loathe to call it a Steam issue, but as I said, I'll spend a while going through my options!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    Tried that. It immediately shuts down and reboots via Steam. I'
    loathe to call it a Steam issue, but as I said, I'll spend a while going through my options!
    Hmmm, not sure then. Like you say, spend a while going through your options. The last thing you want is to lose this save.

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    Ouch, that sucks.
    If you suspect it has something to do with your staff, perhaps you could try sacking them all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoachFlu View Post
    Ouch, that sucks.
    If you suspect it has something to do with your staff, perhaps you could try sacking them all?
    That is definitely one of my tests!

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    I clearly have some anarchist staff!
    Last edited by Deisler26; 15-11-2011 at 23:49.

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, January 2013 Review

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    20.01.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 1 Montichiari (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    A top of the table clash which was chock-ful of incident. Alex Lieti saw a straight red for violent conduct after only 2 mins and we conceded on 14 mins to the league leaders, thanks to a header from a corner. We were given a great chance to tie it up on 46 mins when Graziani was felled in the box, but he skied his penalty. I called Rolando Zarate out to replace Ivan Graziani and his last action on the pitch was to stab the ball home to level it up. 1-1 and I hoped we could keep it like that til the end, but new loan signing Lorenzo Degri had other ideas. Picking the ball up 30 yards out, he steadied himself and thundered a strike into the top corner. 2-1 in the 90th minute. And that's how it ended.

    27.01.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 4 - 1 Novese (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    This almost seemed routine.. A stooping header from Kaider Cadi put us in the lead on 4 mins. Although we conceded a simple one on 12 mins, an Ivan Graziani double and a Francesco Corapi strike totally took it out of their reach, That win took us top for the first time ever!

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    Only players coming in were loans as I gave it all I could to get out of C2/B. DM/MC Lorenzo Degri was the marquee loan signing from Internazionale, along with D/WBL Simone Carminatti from AlbinoLeffe and DR Simone Ceccarelli from Roma to cover our shocking lack of cover at full-back. This however, put us almost £1k over our wage budget...

    Outgoing were all my staff that I had brought in during a 'Night Of The Long Crash Dumps' purge, like in 1932 and DM Kuami Agboh, who I fear, was the ringleader/person causing all the trouble.
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    Enjoy Degri's debut goal

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    So it was your staff causing all the problems?

    Great debut goal too from Degri!

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    Looks like you could go up.

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    Whay!

    How did you know it was your staff?

    I'd be happier with a few more clean sheets - first priority and all that (I can't remember the Italian phrase from the book). Good work though D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1967 View Post
    Whay!

    How did you know it was your staff?

    I'd be happier with a few more clean sheets - first priority and all that (I can't remember the Italian phrase from the book). Good work though D.
    Through one of my experiments, I quit and run the game through past that dump date. It worked. So I retired, added a new manager and that was fine. However, when I clicked on 'Meet Your Staff', it crashed again. So I rebooted the save, dumped the staff and BOOM!

    I am trying to concede less, but it seems that it's mainly from set-pieces atm, along with needing depth on the full-back front

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    I fear this club may be a vicious circle. We need better players to make catenaccio really work. However, they require wages and that is not what my club likes playing. To get a decent wage budget, we need to sell players and therefore get in inferior ones to pay for the good ones etc. I think if we don't make it up this year, we might not for a few years...

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, February 2013 Review

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    10.02.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 2 Ebolitana (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    We twice had to come from behind in this game. An early one put us behind the eight ball, but Rolando Zárate netted to tie it up. We AGAIN conceded a pen for 1-2, but Nadir Bendahmane struck to tie it up.

    13.02.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 3 - 2 Catanzano (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    We AGAIN conceded two goals from set-pieces. This is what is killing us. We just can't defend set-pieces However, goals from Nadir Bendahmane, Ivan Graziani and an 84th minute winner from Kadir Caidi saw us cement top spot.

    17.02.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 1 Aprilla (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    Another game, another header conceded from a corner. Luckily, a Lorenzo Degeri screamer and a breakaway Ivan Graziani goal meant that we took home 3 points.

    24.02.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 0 Vigor Lamezia (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    We didn't concede from a header. We also didn't score. Seems to be a trade-off.

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    Well, this crash dump issue seems to be when I try to sign ANY backroom staff. I've tried 3 or 4 times and every time, it crash dumps.

    So, with a heavy heart, I'm going to quit Santarcangelo at the end of the season. My contract is up anyway and I cannot move on without staff. Not if I want to improve. So I'll let my contract expire and find another Serie C club. Hopefully, I'll get promoted so I can try to go for a C1 club

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, March 2013 Review

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    03.03.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 4 - 0 Mezzocorona (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    An absolute stroll in the park. Ivan Graziani set us on our way, before a Francesco Corapi strike and a Lorenzo Degeri double sealed it. Degeri's second was an absolute peach as well.

    10.03.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 2 Perugia (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    Honours even in this top-of-the-table clash. Rolando Zárate and Ivan Graziani twice put us in the lead before being pegged back twice.

    13.03.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 1 Neapolis Frattese (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    Rolando Zárate netted early on to steady our nerves, then Francesco Corapi finished them off, despite a late goal conceded.

    17.03.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 2 Arzanese (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    Ivan Graziani was our saviour here, as he netted two late on to save us from defeat.

    24.03.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 0 Feralpi Salo (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    Bore draw

    30.03.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 3 - 1 Brindisi (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    [I played the backups in this game and Antonio Campillo, Nicola Di Pivo and Giovanni Bianciotto all netted to give us a 4 point advantage at the top

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    ANOTHER 90th min wonder strike from Degeri. I'll miss him.

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, April 2013 Review

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    07.04.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 4 - 0 Milazzo (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    Another absolute stroll in the park. Rolando Zárate set us on our way with a double, before an Angelo Gregori header and an Antonio Campillo strike sealed it.

    10.04.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 3 Alma Juventus Fano (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    Total misstep. Over-confidence, tired team and bad team-talk all conspired to make us lose.

    21.04.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 3 - 2 Siracusa (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    We went 3-0 up before HT with a double from Rolando Zárate and a goal from Ivan Graziani, however Siracusa made it very interesting late on.

    24.04.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 4 Virtus Entella (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    Totally demolished. It's games like this that make me glad I'm leaving. Lorenzo Degeri with our lone reply.

    28.04.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 3 - 1 Fondi (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    BOOM! Easy 3-1 win. Rolando Zárate, Ivan Graziani and Simone Lucci, with his first goal of the season with the goals.

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    My work here is done...

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, May 2013 Review

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    05.05.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 0 Aversa Normanna (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    An Angelo Gregori header won the first ever title in this clubs history. Ecstatic.

    12.05.13
    Santarcangelo Calcio 4 - 1 Celano (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione C2)
    It was party time at Valentino Mazzola was we dismantled Celano in my last game in charge. An own-goal, a Rolando Zárate double and a cherry on top from Antonio Campillo completed our fairytale season.

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    So, unemployed and with a C2/B title under my belt, I enter the job market...

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    A.S.D Atletico Arezzo


    Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Atletico Arezzo (formerly Associazione Calcio Arezzo) is an Italian association football club based in Arezzo, Tuscany. The club was formed in 1923 and refounded in 2010 after going bankrupt, and currently plays in Serie C2, after yo-yo'ing between that and the amateur Serie D league.

    The club was founded on 9 September 1923, by a group of friends, and football fans, as Juventus Football Club Arezzo (in honour of Juventus F.C.). In 1930, following a merge with several other minor Arezzo teams, the club became Unione Sportiva Arezzo, which was admitted in 1935 to new-born Serie C division. The team was relegated from Serie C in 1953, following several financial troubles, returning to Serie C division five years later. In 1961, Arezzo started to play its games in the Stadio Comunale, its current venue. In 1966, Arezzo promoted to Serie B for the first time; in order to celebrate the triumph, Arezzo played a friendly match with Brazilian team Vasco da Gama, winning it 2–1. However, the next year Arezzo was not able to remain in the division, and returned to Serie C the following year. But in 1969 Arezzo again won Serie C, and returned to play in Serie B, where it played until 1975. In 1971, Arezzo signed striker Francesco Graziani, who quickly became a fan favourite and a key player for the team.

    The third promotion to Serie B came in 1982, under coach Antonio Valentin Angelillo, with Tullio Gritti as striker. The previous year, Arezzo had won its first (and only) Italy's Serie C Cup, defeating Ternana in the finals. In 1984, Arezzo barely missed promotion to Serie A, ending just five points back from the last promotion place. In 1988, despite a team accordingly built to promote to Serie A, Arezzo relegated to Serie C1. Arezzo disbanded in 1993, following financial troubles, being excluded by Serie C1 seven football days before the end of the season. Following the cancellation, a pool of shareholders led by former Arezzo star Ciccio Graziani founded Associazione Calcio Arezzo, admitted to Serie D. In 1996 an unknown coach with a few lower division experiences, Serse Cosmi, was appointed as new manager. Despite his complete lack of experience in the division, Cosmi immediately won hands down Serie D, leading Arezzo back to professional football. In 1998, again with Cosmi, Arezzo qualified to and won the Serie C2 promotion playoffs, gaining promotion to Serie C1. In 1999/2000, despite the contributions of Fabio Bazzani, Arezzo lost promotion playoffs; the following year, after Cosmi left Arezzo for Serie A side Perugia, Antonio Cabrini was appointed as new coach, and Mario Frick replaced Bazzani as forward. The team returned to Serie B in 2004, with Mario Somma as coach; the next season, which saw Pasquale Marino replacing Somma, who signed for Empoli, Arezzo barely maintained a Serie B place.

    At the end of the 2009-10 Lega Pro Prima Divisione season the club went bankrupt and a new club with the current denomination was entered in Serie D.

    On November 2010 the club was acquired by a consortium of Rome-based enterpreneurs (including popular actor Luca Zingaretti) for a sum of €400,000; the new owners immediately made a number of changes, appointing former Cagliari player Maurizio Coppola as head coach and former Serie A star Abel Balbo as assistant coach and technical area coordinator.




    (information from Wikipedia)


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    Good to see you pressing on with this despite your crash dump issues.

    A shame to be forced to leave Santarcangelo just when it was all clicking, but best of luck with Arezzo!

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    Probably a club with more potential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelaidean View Post
    Good to see you pressing on with this despite your crash dump issues.

    A shame to be forced to leave Santarcangelo just when it was all clicking, but best of luck with Arezzo!
    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    Probably a club with more potential.
    Thanks guys. They used to be in Serie B and apparently missed out on promotion to Serie A by 5 points.

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    Good luck with the new club!

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    Sad news D. Wishing you good luck at your new team.

    What are your first impressions of the team, Catenaccio suitability, faclities, finances etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abulezz View Post
    Good luck with the new club!
    Thanks man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1967 View Post
    Sad news D. Wishing you good luck at your new team.

    What are your first impressions of the team, Catenaccio suitability, faclities, finances etc?
    We're on a £600k balance, a £10k wage budget, of which I was only using £4k of, and a £50k transfer budget. The problem is that because they've just been promoted from Serie D. They have NOTHING. No staff and just a first team of players.

    A better club, but like anything, they can be moulded.

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    Hopefully you'll be 'allowed' some staff with this club

    It can be fun to start with nothing, at least there's no deadwood to clear out, and you can make your mark on the club

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK22 View Post
    Hopefully you'll be 'allowed' some staff with this club

    It can be fun to start with nothing, at least there's no deadwood to clear out, and you can make your mark on the club
    True, true. Staff recruitment has gone well so far...

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    Atletico Arezzo, August 2013 Review

    2013-14 Coppa Italia Lega Pro, Group F
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    Foligno
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    Gubbio
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    18.08.13
    Atletico Arezzo 2 - 2 Foligno (Coppa Italia Lega Pro, Group F)
    An Andrea Venneri header was the first competitive goal scored by my team, cancelling out an early lead. Lucas Pusineri netted a penalty to put us 2-1 up. but we were pegged back and it finished 2-2

    21.08.13
    Atletico Arezzo 2 - 0 Poggibonsi (Coppa Italia Lega Pro, Group F)
    Lacina Keita lashed us into the lead on 2 mins, his first goal for 8 hours, stretching back to last season and Lucas Pusineri made it safe late on with a cool finish.

    28.08.13
    Atletico Arezzo 2 - 1 Gubbio (Coppa Italia Lega Pro, Group F)
    Diego headed us into the lead early on, however a defensive lapse let the C1 side back in. But, that man Andrea Venneri, headed us back into the lead where we stayed.

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    Transfers
    The squad was threadbare when I arrived, so I set about strengthening it, catenaccio style! DRL Giuseppe Dipasquale was one of seven players to come in on a free. The others were DC Andrea Venneri, D/WB/M/AMR Cristian D'Alessandro, ST Lacina Keita, DM Boris Nkoa, GK Mirko Pigliacelli and DC Diego. I then got in another 7 loans from parent club Juventus. They were D/WBL Matteo Liviero, DC Davide Ferrero, DM Gabriel, ST's Guilherme and Alberto Libertazzi, D/WBR Roberto Crivelli and DC Simone Di Dio. Other loans were MC Dmitri Bisoli from Bologna; AMRLC/ST Filippo Taleto from Padova and finally MC Giancarlo Rosaia from Fiorentina.

    A lot of dead wood left on free transfers with only GK Matteo Lancini leaving for a fee. £26k to Portosummaga.

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    Congrats on the title win with Santarcangelo Calcio

    You seem to have made a good start in the Coppa Italia Lega Pro with Arezzo,I hope you can have a successful season with them

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    Here we go again, off to a great start! What are your board/ personal expectations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.W.G View Post
    Congrats on the title win with Santarcangelo Calcio

    You seem to have made a good start in the Coppa Italia Lega Pro with Arezzo,I hope you can have a successful season with them
    Thanks man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1967 View Post
    Here we go again, off to a great start! What are your board/ personal expectations?
    Avoid relegation on both counts. Anything more this season is a bonus really!

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    Atletico Arezzo, September 2013 Review

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    Atletico Arezzo 1 - 0 Pisa (Coppa Italia Lega Pro, Group F)
    A beautiful Guilherme goal settled this tie on 44 minutes, after turning the defender and rolling into the far corner. We even survived a late dismissal of Boris Nkoa for a second yellow

    08.09.13
    Atletico Arezzo 2 - 1 Reggiana (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione A)
    We went behind on 3 mins to a fizzing free-kick from 30 yards. However, Alberto Libertazzi restored parity on 15 mins, rolling it under the keeper and it was Guilherme who sealed the points late on with a sharp finish.

    15.09.13
    Atletico Arezzo 2 - 1 Ravenna (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione A)
    We again went behind early, this to a comedy own-goal after a good save from the keeper which, in the attempt of clearing it for the line, was stabbed in by Marco Pecorari. However, that man Guilherme took center stage and netted a double

    22.09.13
    Atletico Arezzo 1 - 0 Pro Patria (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione A)
    Boris Nkoa was the hero here, slamming home underneath the keeper on 77 mins.

    27.09.13
    Atletico Arezzo 2 - 0 Carrese (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione A)
    Alberto Libertazzi got fed up of being upstaged by his striker partner and hit a double himself.

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    Glad you have managed to keep this save going. Congrats on the title and your start at the new club

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron6632 View Post
    Glad you have managed to keep this save going. Congrats on the title and your start at the new club
    Thanks man, really appreciated!

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    Rats Cocks!

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    Phew!! So glad this save survived. I hadn't been able to get on the forums for most of the week and I was holding my breath when I got to the crash dump part! Excellent start with Arezzo - are you using more or less the same tactics as you were at Santarcangelo, or have you tweaked a bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iseemonsters1 View Post
    Phew!! So glad this save survived. I hadn't been able to get on the forums for most of the week and I was holding my breath when I got to the crash dump part! Excellent start with Arezzo - are you using more or less the same tactics as you were at Santarcangelo, or have you tweaked a bit?
    Exactly the same. I may have to tweak at points as I find weaknesses and strengths of this side. But as it stands, nothing yet.

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    Atletico Arezzo, October 2013 Review

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    02.10.13
    Atletico Arezzo 1 - 1 Avelino (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione A)
    We went ahead with a Lucas Pusineri penalty, but were pegged back by a 20 yard rocket into the top corner on 85 mins. This game also saw loan striker Alberto Libertazzi suffer a bad injury that would keep him out for 4-5 months

    06.10.13
    Atletico Arezzo 0 - 0 Treviso (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione A)
    A bore draw, from a team in 20th place and resulted in Treviso sacking their manager.

    09.10.13
    Atletico Arezzo 1 - 2 Avelino (Coppa Italia Lega Pro, First Round)
    Andrea Venneri headed our consolation as we were taught a lesson by Avelino and knocked out in the First Round.

    14.10.13
    Atletico Arezzo 0 - 0 Teramo (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione A)
    We're firing blanks badly. Libertazzi's injury is really hurting us in the goals department

    20.10.13
    Atletico Arezzo 0 - 1 Capi (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione A)
    Shocking. Pigliacelli had a schizo game, making several great saves and getting the MOM award, however he allowed a terribly weak goal to consign us to defeat,

    27.10.13
    Atletico Arezzo 3 - 0 Salerno (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione A)
    Finally! We broke out in this game and probably broke the frame of the goal after hitting it four times. Guilherme ended his goal drought and with a Diego header and a fizzing daisycutter from Boris Nkoa to add to it, we ran out 3-0 winners against the league leaders.

    30.10.13
    Atletico Arezzo 2 - 0 San Marino (Lega Pro Seconda Divisione A)
    Another game, another game against the league leaders. Diego headed us into the lead on 36 mins and we looked very comfortable in a tight game. Finally, in the 95th minute, Andrea Venneri scored his first league goal for us to round off a 2-0 win and put us top.

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    Glad you returned to form at the end of the month there - two nice wins. Any idea what changed in the Salerno match that made your players start finding the target again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iseemonsters1 View Post
    Glad you returned to form at the end of the month there - two nice wins. Any idea what changed in the Salerno match that made your players start finding the target again?
    Had a chance to tell them we were the underdog and not to worry. After that, bang!

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