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    Always sad to see club legends move on or retire. It was impossible to convince him to stay on one more year?

    Do your best to keep hold of Doria. He sounds special.

    Exactly what is junior coaching? Does it affect the quality of the youths you get. Would think that was youth recruitment, but suppose that just means you have a wider net. Don't think the terms used are the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangaea View Post
    Always sad to see club legends move on or retire. It was impossible to convince him to stay on one more year?

    Do your best to keep hold of Doria. He sounds special.

    Exactly what is junior coaching? Does it affect the quality of the youths you get. Would think that was youth recruitment, but suppose that just means you have a wider net. Don't think the terms used are the best.
    Tried. He turned it down. Sad.

    Yeah, Doria will stay until he's ripped from my fingers.

    Junior coaching, to me, is what happens at the U-10's, U-12's, U-13's. The basis of all the youth training.

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    Lol, the merry-go-round doesnt stop, does it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abulezz View Post
    Lol, the merry-go-round doesnt stop, does it?
    it's getting annoying.

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    Never seen this...

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    Its happened to me a couple of times before - that and having to pay the guys wages at another club.

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    Ive seen it a few times on this seasons. The paying a guys wages at another club thing annoys the life out of me because it never happens when you're trying to sign a player.

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    Shame to see you relegated,hope you can bounce back even stronger.

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    Another takeover! That's insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arinceo View Post
    Another takeover! That's insane.
    And this one collapsed too. That's FIVE takeovers/takeover attempts now!

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, Preseason/August 2023 Review

    Well, after the major disappointment of last season, we needed to kick on and really try to bounce back. We had the pitch relayed, there was a 3,000+ expansion to the stadium and the youth facilites were being upgraded too. Sadly, club captain Sebastian Mladen retired after 383 games for the club, so I snapped him up for the backroom staff. We were given a £93k wage budget, a £11m transfer budget and a brief to make mid-table. I think I can do that...

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    20.08.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 3 - 0 Ascoli (TIM Coppa Italia Second Qualifying Round)
    Way to hit the ground running! Raffaele Terracciano hit the opener, loan signing Davide Ranieri buried the second and Marius Lupo topped it all off.

    27.08.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 1 Padove (TIM Coppa Italia Third Qualifying Round)
    Raffaele Terracciano again opened the scoring before Marius Lupo finished it off. The two who, last season, took 25 games to score and were sent out on loan respectively are on fire!

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    First off, veteran German midfielder Thomas Eisfeld came into the club on a free, along with ST Emanuele De Marchi and full backs Gaetano Maurizio Maione & Mirco Cappelli. I also loaned in ST Luisão from Fluminese and MC Davide Ranieri from AC Milan.

    Leaving was ST Erik Gambella, after his misfire last season, he was off to £1.7m + 50% to ADO Den Haag. Portuguese midfielder Luca Schwartz was also sold off to Panathanikos for £1.4m + 50%. He was good, but I had enough Italian youth in that position. Finally, AML/ST Eduaordo Andresini was also co-owned by SS Lazio for £1.2m.

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    Commiserations about the relegation, I'm looking forward to seeing you bounce back this season though. Hope you can do it

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    Shame about your relegation but good luck next season

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, Preseason/August 2023 Review

    02.09.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 2 Torino (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Our opening match back in Serie Bwin was a bit of a damp squib as it took Davide Petrucci's 65th minute goal to put us back on level terms, before a 87th minute hooked shot from a corner meleé consigned us to defeat..

    05.09.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 Hellas Verona (Lega Serie Bwin)
    A Marius Lupo double saw us bounce back from a disappointing opener.

    16.09.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 1 Padova (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Arcangelo Lettieri popped up with a beautifully flighted chip in the second half to save our blushes.

    20.09.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 3 - 0 Vicenza (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Boom! Luisão netted a penalty to steady our nerves, then an own goal and a Raffaele Terracciano strike gave us the three points in style!.

    23.09.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 1 Ascoli (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Ascoli were down to 10 early on, but took the lead from a corner. We battered at the door all game, but couldn't find a way through until the 91st minute when Francesco Cortini slid home to bag us a point that we richly deserved.

    30.09.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 2 Reggina (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Two shots, two goals down, three minutes on the clock. That was the situation we found ourselves in. However, a rocket at HT saw Luisão flick home a measured header to put us on the road back, then Raffaele Terracciano dispossessed the defender and fired home low across the keeper. Game on. We had one more chance late on, but Conversano's header went over.

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    Not the best start, but it's early and you have the quality to fight for promotion. Best of luck.

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    Anything other than an automatic promotion wont do! A bit of a faltering start, but your team should get it together soon!

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    If only you could get an award for hitting the f***** post...

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    Looks tough for a quick return.

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    Aw shame on relegation, but everybody has a setbacks!

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    That's a rough start. I meant to ask this a while back, but have you stuck with the catenaccio system the whole way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    Looks tough for a quick return.
    As I said, I'm pretty sure we'll be fighting for a playoff spot really.

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, October 2023 Review

    07.10.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 4 - 0 Grosseto (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Club legend Sergio Corallo opened his account for the season with a double and goals from Francesco Cortini and Cristano Conversano settled the issue as we romped home.

    10.10.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 0 Como (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Raffaele Terracciano continued his great form with the winner in this match.

    14.10.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 1 Empoli (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Bad defeat, not at the races.

    21.10.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 2 AS Bari (Lega Serie Bwin)
    The old problems rear their heads. Can't score, concede crap goals.

    28.10.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 1 Varese (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Sergio Corallo was the hero early on with the opener. Then Davide Petrucci popped up on the edge of the area to fire home to put us back in the lead. for good.

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    Not a bad month but could have been a bit better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shake Appeal View Post
    That's a rough start. I meant to ask this a while back, but have you stuck with the catenaccio system the whole way?
    Every step of the way (sorry I missed this first time around) 1-4-1-2-2 with defensive mentality and shouts 'Get Ball Forward, Exploit The Middle and Hassle Opponents on every game.

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    Started and ended well, shame about the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    Every step of the way (sorry I missed this first time around) 1-4-1-2-2 with defensive mentality and shouts 'Get Ball Forward, Exploit The Middle and Hassle Opponents on every game.
    That's really impressive. You're never tempted to change even just the mentality situationally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shake Appeal View Post
    That's really impressive. You're never tempted to change even just the mentality situationally?
    No, because the way it's set up, to attempt to change a part of it would destroy the rest of the instructions IMO. Can't risk that!

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, November 2023 Review

    04.11.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 3 - 0 Mantova (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Raffaele Terrancciano's double took all the sting out of the game, rendering Fabio Aveni's late goal almost moot.

    07.11.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 1 Nocerina (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Raffaele Terracciano continued his fine form with the opener in this contest, however we conceded from a corner to stumble.

    11.11.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 1 Bologna (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Fabio Aveni scored the equaliser in a taut game where chances were at a premium.

    25.11.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 3 - 0 Avellino (Lega Serie Bwin)
    This game was over after 33 minutes. Two goals from Davide Petrucci were followed by a Cristiano Conversano header to put us 3-0 up by 25 mins! Then Stefano Guararini saw red for a two-footed tackle on 33 minutes and that was it.

    28.11.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 3 - 1 Cesena (TIM Coppa Italia Fourth Qualifying Round)
    We went one up after 10 minutes through Cristian Pinton. However, they equalised and then went down to 10 men. Sergio Corallo then scored twice in 4 mins as we went 3-1 by 76 mins and four minutes later, Cesena went down to 9 men, with a second yellow being shown to their midfielder.

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    Fairly good month, though I imagine you feel it could have been better.

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    Number 6....

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    There's your problem, you're getting your chairmen on short-term lease.

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    You play relatively quickly, last time I was here - which wasn't long ago - you were mid-way through a sensational TIM Cup semi-final against Milan, which you'd win. Too bad you then crashed out in the final extra-time, and the season in Serie A looked so promising initially... only to crumble in the very last couple of months.

    I've been relegated twice in my whole life in FM. In neither occasion I kept my job. The first time they sacked me despite having won promotion the previous season, and supposedly not demanding me to stay up. The second time the club dropped out of the playable leagues. So I've never been in the position you are now, but you're surely looking good to bounce back straight away?

    Keep Doria, he seems to be a class player. Have you posted a screenie of him recently? If not I'd like to take a look.

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    not a bad start to the season. time to kick on now and get back where you belong.

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    Unbeaten so far, could be a memorable season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotChocolate View Post
    Unbeaten so far, could be a memorable season?
    I've lost 3 games so far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    I've lost 3 games so far...
    I thought I'd put in 6 games so far... obviously not

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    He'll be gone soon. No funds, obviously.

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    Bah, no positives from the takeover then. Why couldnt it have been a local businessman or tycoon

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    Probably a load of people who are laundering money through the club. Watch out for the feds!

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, December 2023 Review

    02.12.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 0 Sorrento (Lega Serie Bwin)
    A decent draw against the then-second placed side.

    06.12.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 2 Crotone (Lega Serie Bwin)
    *rolls eyes*.

    09.11.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 Cittadella (Lega Serie Bwin)
    The MC(AP-A) held the key here and first Davide Petrucci and then his replacement Davide Ranieri both netted to give us a win to right the ship.

    16.12.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 1 Piacenza (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Raffaele Terracciano scored the opener and Sergio Corallo doubled our advantage midway through the second half. A late goal gave us jitters, but we made it.

    23.12.23
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 Juve Stabia (Lega Serie Bwin)
    A good win against a fellow promotion contender and a team that we came down with. Raffaele Terracciano hit a double to see us through..

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    We finished 2023 in 3rd place, two points from automatic promotion. It'd doesnt really show that we were actually 7th at the beginning of the month! I don't think we'll be buying this January, possibly add a loan or two.

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    3rd only 2 points behind means you have a great chance to get direct promotion again. It's all about consistency now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangaea View Post
    3rd only 2 points behind means you have a great chance to get direct promotion again. It's all about consistency now.
    Do you not know me? Have you not read this? We're gonna go up and down like a bride's nightie.

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    There's consistency in the inconsistency. And the nightie.

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    Oh dear, oh dear about Crotone.

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    I was making some decent headway in my own career until I started reading this... 3 hours later I've got no further in my career but WOW. What a read, congratulations for all the brilliant work so far, and commiserations for the crashes, relegation and chairmen you've had. Good luck getting Santarcangelo back into Serie A and showing the world what Catenaccio's all about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave. View Post
    I was making some decent headway in my own career until I started reading this... 3 hours later I've got no further in my career but WOW. What a read, congratulations for all the brilliant work so far, and commiserations for the crashes, relegation and chairmen you've had. Good luck getting Santarcangelo back into Serie A and showing the world what Catenaccio's all about!
    Thanks man, much appreciated

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, January 2024 Review

    13.01.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 3 - 1 Benevento (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Sergio Corallo started the rout with a cool finish early on, an own-goal doubled the lead and, although they pulled it back to 2-1, Francesco Cortini drove home to give us the 3-1 win and put us two points from top spot...

    17.01.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio p0 - 0 S.S Lazio (TIM Coppa Italia First Round)
    We were paired with the struggling Serie A TIM side and on current form, I liked our chances. The game was fairly dull, but came to life in the 88th minute when Marius Lupo headed straight at the prone keeper when he had a gaping open goal in front of him, then he proceded to take the ball round the keeper three minutes later, yet shot wide. The game went to extra time, where I made two subs in order to get in our best penalty takers. It paid off as we scored all of our penalties and Mirco Doria saved 3 out of 4 pens as we went through 3-1 on aggregate.

    20.01.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 1 Torino (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Absolutely gutted. Marius Lupo saw a straight red for an elbow on 24 mins and we were up against it from there. we finally succumbed to an 80th minute finish and dropped down the table.

    29.01.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 1 Hellas Verona (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Raffaele Terracciano scored the opener and for a while we looked like easy winners, but the ref was conned into a penalty on 78 mins and they netted an undeserved equaliser. .

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    Three loans came in during January, DR Luca Mazza returning to the club on loan from AS Roma, along with DRC Andrea Raia from FC Internazionale and AML/ST Mohammed Radhouani from Udinese. Finally, I gave a trial to a young English D/MC who'd just been released from Man Utd. I liked what I saw and signed up Larnell Fitzpatrick.

    Leaving the club was MC Davide Petrucci for £1.2m to Grasshoppers Zurich. He was doing great for us, but I couldn't deny him a last crack at the Champions League. Also leaving was striker Fabio Aveni for £1.3m to P. Ferreira in Portugal. He was whining about no playing time and the time was right to dump him.

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, February 2024 Review

    01.02.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 0 Brescia (TIM Coppa Italia Quarter Final)
    Sergio Corallo scored the all-important winner on 76 minutes, beating the defender and rifiling home.

    06.02.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 1 Padova (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Same old, same old. We're now out of the playoff places.

    10.02.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 Ascoli (Lega Serie Bwin)
    YES! We snapped our bad run with a first goal for Mohammed Radhouani and a Cristian Pinton header.

    13.02.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 3 - 2 Atalanta (TIM Coppa Italia Semi Final, First Leg)
    Raffaele Terracciano's double put us in dreamland, but two goals, including a penalty brought us back to Earth. However, a late winner from Sergio Corallo puts us in a great position for the second leg.

    17.02.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 4 - 0 Reggina (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Marius Lupo scored twice on his return from suspension and added to goals from Luisão and Çağatay Topraktepe, we ran up a decent score.

    21.02.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 Vicenza (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Luisão scored two and we were comfortable winners, even if Luca Mazza saw red for a second booking.

    24.02.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 0 Grosseto (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Luisão was shown a straight red for a two-footed tackle, but Çağatay Topraktepe scored the all-important winner to see us finish second this month.

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    Great month after Padova gave you a kick up the arse.

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    Gifted little playmaker there if you can get his first touch and technique up.

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, March 2024 Review

    09.03.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 Como (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Sergio Corallo opened the scoring and Francesco Cortini finished it off. A fantastic run of form at the minute.

    16.03.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 Empoli (Lega Serie Bwin)
    A timely win over a promotion contender. Cristiano Conversano headed us into the lead, before Marius Lupo made the game safe late on. That was our fifth clean sheet in a row.

    23.03.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 0 AS Bari (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Raffaele Terracciano finished low into the corner on 8 minutes and we survived a battering to claim a priceless win.

    26.03.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 0 Atalanta (TIM Coppa Italia Semi Final, Second Leg)
    We set up to play a very defensive game, even more so than usual, and we came away with the draw which put us into the Final again!.

    29.03.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 Varese (Lega Serie Bwin)
    A perfect month, no goals conceded, no points dropped. This was completed with a gentle 2-0 win over Varese. Luca Buldrini headed home to give us the lead and Raffaele Terracciano netted the winner late on. This put us 2 points clear with 10 games to go

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    Out of all your promising youth prospects, I liked the lowest rated one, Venezia, the most. Groppi's got some skills but his physical and technical abilities are worrying.

    Biondi is also going to be a star, and Sessi definitely has the makings of a top flight GK

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    Quote Originally Posted by abulezz View Post
    Out of all your promising youth prospects, I liked the lowest rated one, Venezia, the most. Groppi's got some skills but his physical and technical abilities are worrying.

    Biondi is also going to be a star, and Sessi definitely has the makings of a top flight GK
    The problem I have with Sessi, and Visentini and Castellazzi before him, is that Doria is still young and will be my keeper for as long as I can keep him. So the other keepers won't get a look in..

    The two AMC's are good, but they'll suffer from not being tutored. And Biondi will be behind a number of DM's in my squad too..

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    Forgot to add this back in December, Sergio Corallo hits his 100th league goal for Santarcangelo. (He's now hit 122 in all competitions)

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, April 2024 Review

    06.04.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 0 Mantova (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Marius Lupo continued our winning run.

    13.04.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 Nocerina (Lega Serie Bwin)
    A great win over a promotion contender. Raffaele Terracciano put us into the lead, before Luisão made the game safe late on.

    20.04.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 Bologna (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Sergio Corallo scored twice as we finished well in control.

    29.03.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 4 - 1 Crotone (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Again, a perfect month, no points dropped. We conceded our first goal in twelve games after just 50 seconds to go behind, however Çağatay Topraktepe bullied his way past the defence to head home the equaliser and we were stung into life. Sergio Corallo scored next and then proceded to set up Marius Lupo for his two goals to give us a fantastic win and put us 5 points clear with only six games left.

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    Why would you do this before a cup final?

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    08.05.2024
    TIM Coppa Italia Final
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    Haha Doria, that little upset might bump up your reputation a bit. Next year should be fun Serie A, Euro Cup, and Italian Cup defense! Should have a few euro in the bank by now though. Good luck and well done

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    WOW! That's an amazing run in the Italian Cup. Big huge for winning your first proper trophy. Must feel like a million bucks now. Or a gatrilliziollion lire

    (if they still had the stuff)

    You look virtually ready for Seria A again too. Can't see you losing your way now, unless the players go off the boil after the cup victory. Could be tough to survive next season with a packed schedule though, unless you manage to improve the team enough to easily stave off the relegation ghost.

    Like the look of Groppi and there is plenty of room for improvement, but it can be tough to get him up the the needed level physically. Will these kids get a decent look in or are your current players so much better now they'll end up in the reserves and out on loan before inevitably being sold?

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, May 2024 Review

    01.05.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 Sorrento (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Midfield saved the day. Davide Ranieri scored the first and then Francesco Cortini settled the issue.

    04.05.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 1 Avelino (Lega Serie Bwin)
    With the Final looming, I played the U-20's to give the guys a rest and they fought well before going down to a late goal.

    08.05.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 0 AC Milan (TIM Coppa Italia Final)
    Holy cow. HOLY COW. We were brilliant out there. Our defence held firm and Francesco Cortini broke free to slot home what was to be the winner and give me my first major trophy in my career!.

    11.05.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 1 Cittadella (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Davide Ranieri put us in the lead and Marius Lupo hit the winner on 87 minutes. So much for a cup hangover last time.

    18.05.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 4 - 2 Piacenza (Lega Serie Bwin)
    We went 0-1 down early on and it fired us. Luisão scored twice, added to goals from Sergio Corallo and Davide Ranieri. After the game, we recieved these messages...




    25.05.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 6 - 0 Juve Stabia (Lega Serie Bwin)
    With the title won and the pressure off, we were free to run up our biggest win of the season. Marius Lupo hit a hat-trick and a first ever goal for Larnell Fitzpatrick, joined goals from Mohammed Radhouani and Davide Ranieri as we romped home.

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    02.06.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 2 Benevento (Lega Serie Bwin)
    Cristian Pinton and Sergio Corallo got our two goals in this one as we partied long and hard during and after the game.

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    So damn happy for you mate, what a victory in the Cup! Hopefully you can make remain competitive on all fronts and keep your core. Chain Doria to the goalposts if you have to, he's not going anywhere

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    Fantastic end to the season. Well done. "Now the hard work begins..." and so forth

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    Congrats on a very successful season,I bet AC Milan are really starting to hate you now

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    Quote Originally Posted by arinceo View Post
    So damn happy for you mate, what a victory in the Cup! Hopefully you can make remain competitive on all fronts and keep your core. Chain Doria to the goalposts if you have to, he's not going anywhere
    Quote Originally Posted by Pangaea View Post
    Fantastic end to the season. Well done. "Now the hard work begins..." and so forth
    Quote Originally Posted by B.W.G View Post
    Congrats on a very successful season,I bet AC Milan are really starting to hate you now
    Thanks guys, it's really appreciated!

    We finally have another full international on the books. After Sebastian Mladen got his two for Romania, Çağatay Topraktepe was picked for Belguim's EURO 2024 squad and appeared in every game as they went out 1-2 to England in the Second Round.

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    Great work on promotion mate .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRL88 View Post
    Great work on promotion mate .
    Cheers dude. Now to not become the new Torino.

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    What would you prefer? The next Dino Zoff or the next Gianluigi Buffon?

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    Yay, hope you can have a better shot this time.

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    Brilliant thread!!

    Just read through all 14 pages and I think i'll start a save in the lower reaches of Italian football management and try and work my way to the top. keep up the brilliance!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nava View Post
    Brilliant thread!!

    Just read through all 14 pages and I think i'll start a save in the lower reaches of Italian football management and try and work my way to the top. keep up the brilliance!!!!
    Thanks man! Much appreciated! Just make sure you work on your junior coaching!

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    All together now....


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    "Hi, my name is (what?) My name is (who?) My name is..."



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    Absolutely brilliant!

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    That is unbelievable! SI throw up some real gems from time to time

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    You legend!

    What a fantastic season! Let's hope you stay in Serie A now.

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    Fantastic stuff, well deserved.

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    Wow, what a read - five stars for that, the tactical 'experiment' and what you've achieved. I love these saves, as I'm not a merry job-hopper in FM. Amazing work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emgergo View Post
    Wow, what a read - five stars for that, the tactical 'experiment' and what you've achieved. I love these saves, as I'm not a merry job-hopper in FM. Amazing work!
    Thanks man, really appreciated.

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    Virtual kiss on Doria's lips there.

    Give the man a new contract. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangaea View Post
    Virtual kiss on Doria's lips there.

    Give the man a new contract. ;)
    Gesù salva la palla, ma Mirco Doria mantiene l'obiettivo libero

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    I hope that doesn't mean Jesus has sold his balls. That would be poor of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pangaea View Post
    I hope that doesn't mean Jesus has sold his balls. That would be poor of him.
    "Jesus may save, but Mirco Doria keeps a clean sheet"

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    Ah, at least I got one thing right in my attempt at a humorous translation then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    "Hi, my name is (what?) My name is (who?) My name is..."


    Literally made me . Showed my girlfriend who also .

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    Waiting for the blonde hair to appear. And he has the aggression, too

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    That's brilliant.

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    Santarcangelo Calcio, August 2024 Review

    We had our pitch re-laid and work started on our new youth facilities in the off-season. Our brief was to avoid relegation with a £130k wage budget and a £9m transfer budget. I'm hoping for a better outcome this season than the last time we were in Serie A TIM.

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    10.08.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio p0 - 0 FC Internazionale (TIM Supercoppa Italiana)
    Inter came at us from minute one, pinning us in our own half for the entire first half of the game. 10 minutes into the second half, an Inter midfielder saw red for a two-footed tackle. We gradually came into the game more and late on in the second half, Inter went down to 9 men due to injury. They still threatened us badly during extra time and it came down to penalties. Mirco Doria saved the first penalty and we netted our first four. However, Stefano Guararini put the ball too close to the keeper and we went into sudden death. They missed the second one of these and Andrea Giovanni Maino rammed home the winning penalty to give us the cup.

    22.08.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 FC Sion (UEFA Europa League Fourth Qualifying Round, Leg 1)
    Our European adventure started at home to Swiss opposition. On 8 minutes, Amadeo Del Nevo burst through the middle and slipped in Francesco Cortini who rolled the ball into the far corner, via the post. The game was tight up for the longest time until an injured Sergio Corallo rounded the keeper on 84 minutes and slotted home into the gaping net to give us a fantastic opportunity to progress into the Group Stages

    25.08.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 0 Sorrento (TIM Coppa Italia, Third Qualifying Round)
    Loan signing Remo Cristiani scored twice as we coasted to an easy win.

    28.08.24
    Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 1 FC Sion (UEFA Europa League Fourth Qualifying Round, Leg 2)
    A tough away match in Switzerland was decided by a shot from distance that crept into the corner. However, the only goal in this game meant we'd still qualified for the Group Stages for the first time ever

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    Myself and the chairman were sat in Zürich, waiting for the outcome of the draw for the UEFA Europa League Group Stages. We were informed we would be appearing in Pot 3 and we eagerly awaited the draw. When the dust settled, it looked something like this.

    The draw had been kind to us, but as a debutant in this level of competition we would still be lucky to finish 3rd in the group

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    I wanted to keep the club up without compromising our principles. Much the same as last time, but I know I have to spend a bit of cash here. So first in was Genoa reject ST Davide Cristiano. He'll add a bit of presence up front. Then came in highly-rated starlet DM/MC Lorenzo Paloschi for £500k from Avellino. This is to bolster our midfield in the future. Also one for the future, Polish starlet Janusz Grunt on a free. Returning to the club permanently after spending two recent seasons on loan here was MC Davide Ranieri for £500k from AC Milan. Also coming in on free's were AMC Matteo Colombi and DM Brent Gutierrez. Comically named ST Slim Saidi was picked up for £100k from Stade de Reims and finally, I was offered Italian ST Paolo Sarzi for £2.2m from PSG. His career had stagnated and I needed to upgrade up at ST. No-brainer. Finally AMRC Remo Cristiani and U-19 World Cup Best Player Jean-Pierre Orsini both joined on loan from Toulouse FC and FC Brussels respectively.

    First out the door was perreninal underachiever ST Marius Lupo for £2m + 50% to AZ Alkmaar. Proof that the top scorer in a youth tournament can't always translate it to the big leagues. Also leaving was whining GK Matteo Visentini to Sampdoria for £1.5m + 50%. Look, you may be rated as the next Dino Zoff, but Doria is just better. Deal. MLC Mario Nosdeo made 69 appearances over 7 years at the club, but just wasn't good enough and was shipped out Nocerina for £550k. Finally, my other star striker Raffaele Terracciano was the subject of a £4m + clauses bid from Genoa. I managed to negotiate an extra £500k on him scoing 10 goals and a 50% sell on clause and BOOM, the deal was done.

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    The thing I've been waiting for years!!!!

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    Ha! Never seen this before! I was there to see Doria get his first cap actually....

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    Haha brilliant! Did Doria play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    Haha brilliant! Did Doria play?
    4-0 vs Albania, 1-3 and a credited OG against Germany

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    Already scored his first goal too. Well done Doria!


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