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    Default The Return of Martino Bazzoli: San Marino - The Ultimate Challenge!

    First off: What am I doing and Why am I doing this??



    I am going through all the hardest challenges this game has too offer:

    • Take a team from San Marino to win the European Champions Cup
    • Use Youth Only, no signing ANY players
    • Take the National Team to the European Championships
    • Take the National Team to the World Cup
    • Win the World Cup & European Chamiponships


    And why am I doing this?

    It's the hardest challenge in Football Manager history, why wouldn't I want to do this?


    Which team will I be?

    I will manage Societa Sportiva San Giovanni.


    Why San Giovanni?

    San Giovanni are the ONLY Sammarinese team too have NEVER won any silverware!


    Game Setup:


    Database Size - Small
    Player count - 2000
    Game start date - San Marino - July 2011
    Experience - Sunday League Footballer


    Societa Sportiva San Giovanni



    Nation - San Marino
    Year Founded - 1948
    Status - Amateur
    Reputation - Regional
    Nickname - San Giovanni
    Chairman Status - Loves the club
    Legends - Yasar Yazici
    Icons - None
    Favoured Personnel - None
    Fierce Rivals - Pennarossa
    Other Rivals - None
    Finances - Okay
    Average Ticket Price - £2.50
    Average Season Ticket Price - £13.00
    Season Ticket Holders - 62
    Estimated Value - £20,000
    Continental Competition - None
    Media Prediction - 7th
    Squad Personality - Fairly Professional



    Facilities:

    Name - Chiesanuova
    Location - Chiesanuova
    Capacity - 500 (250 seated)
    Owned By - Pennarossa
    Stadium Condition - Average
    Under Soil Heating - No
    Roof- No
    Surface - Grass
    Pitch Dimensions - Length: 94m, Width: 58m
    Maximum Pitch Dimensions - Length: 101m, Width: 64m
    Pitch Condition - Poor
    Corporate Facilities - Basic Corporate Facilities
    Training Facilities - Basic Training Facilities
    Youth Facilities - Minimal Youth Facilities
    Junior Coaching - Minimal Junior Coaching
    Youth Recruitment - Limited Youth Recruitment

    Database Changes:


    • Added BurnCMX's San Marino League
    • Metallic Logos
    • Alternate Hair Pack
    • Added Transfer Embargo from 1st July 2011 - 31st December 2100 on Sammarinese Teams


    I added the Transfer embargo rule on all Sammarinese clubs, meaning every club will essentially be using Youth Only and all the money received will be used on Youth & Training Facilities. Despite this I ran a couple of seasons as a test and found out that other clubs can bring in players on free transfers after the player has been released from a club.

    It is back, the greatest comeback since Lazarus!


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    Year on Year Campionato Sammarinese di Calcio Rankings:




    2011/12 - 505th - DOWN 4 - Between Greek Amateur Division - Athens & Andorran Cup
    2012/13 - 335th - UP 170 - Between Scottish Third Division & Blue Square North
    2013/14 -
    2014/15 -
    2015/16 -
    2016/17 -
    2017/18 -
    2018/19 -
    2019/20 -
    2020/21 -
    2021/22 -


    Year on Year San Marino National Team Rankings:





    2012 - 208th - 0 points
    2013 - 201st - 52 points
    2014 - 191st - 69 points
    2015 -
    2016 -
    2017 -
    2018 -
    2019 -
    2020 -
    2021 -


    European Champions Cup Finals:





    2011/12 - Real Madrid e2-1 Manchester United
    2012/13 - Olympique Lyonnais 2-3 Barcelona
    2013/14 -
    2014/15 -
    2015/16 -
    2016/17 -
    2017/18 -
    2018/19 -
    2019/20 -
    2020/21 -
    2021/22 -


    EURO Cup Finals:





    2011/12 - Athletic 2-3e Schalke
    2012/13 - Newcastle 0-3 Liverpool
    2013/14 -
    2014/15 -
    2015/16 -
    2016/17 -
    2017/18 -
    2018/19 -
    2019/20 -
    2020/21 -
    2021/22 -


    World Cup Finals





    2014 -
    2018 -
    2022 -


    European Championship Finals





    2012 - Holland p1-1 Italy
    2016 -
    2020 -
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    Good to see this back, cant wait! Good Luck

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    Can't wait to see this again

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    Yes! He's back!!!!!!! Makoto we love Makoto we love oh Makoto we love oh Makoto we love you!

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    Yay, you're back!

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    We're not worthy, we're not worthy, we're not worthy.

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    Good to see this back,hope your able to have even more success in San Marino.

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    My face lit up when I saw this in the forum!

    So much anticipation

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    Really looking forward to seeing this again I've missed your old challenge so much!

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    Caught on at the end of your last save, can't wait to see how this unfolds again

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackJCFC View Post
    Good to see this back, cant wait! Good Luck
    Quote Originally Posted by DazRTaylor View Post
    Can't wait to see this again
    Quote Originally Posted by ri916 View Post
    Yes! He's back!!!!!!! Makoto we love Makoto we love oh Makoto we love oh Makoto we love you!
    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    Yay, you're back!
    Quote Originally Posted by coola567 View Post
    We're not worthy, we're not worthy, we're not worthy.
    Quote Originally Posted by B.W.G View Post
    Good to see this back,hope your able to have even more success in San Marino.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jpr View Post
    My face lit up when I saw this in the forum!

    So much anticipation
    Quote Originally Posted by Jackadaniels View Post
    Really looking forward to seeing this again I've missed your old challenge so much!
    Quote Originally Posted by Scarman View Post
    Caught on at the end of your last save, can't wait to see how this unfolds again
    WOW everyone, thanks for the renewed interest! I've just finished my last exam so now I've got nothing to do for a whole month except playing Football Manager!

    And as such I've already reached the Youth Candidate day:


    1st April 2012 - Youth Candidate Day





    I was really hoping for some defenders, but the quality was quite poor and our back 5 at the moment are pretty awful which sort of explains how we're 8th out of 8 in the league with 16 points and out of the Cup at the Group Stages..

    I apologize if the screenshots are too big, I decided to play FM to fit my computer screen instead of shrinking it down to the minimum.


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    San Giovanni - Campionato Sammarinese - 2011/12


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    Back down to earth with a bang for this challenge finishing dead last, we took 10 games to get a win and only had 2 points for half a season.


    Taca Titano - Couldn't get out of the Group but atleast we only lost once.


    Squad - Our squad has a couple of decent players but half the squad are rated as 1/2* players.


    Finances - A decent amount of money sees us £12,875 in the black.


    Youth Players:


    Marcos Gomez (YP1a) - 6 Under 18's appearances, hopefully he'll get 1st team football next season.



    Code:
    Season            Campionato Sammarinese              Taca Titano                EURO Cup           Champions Cup         Average Attendance    Club Worth (£)
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    2011/12               8th Group A                     3rd Group C                   -                    -                       205               £9,000

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    Oh dear, not quite your usual strong progress yet.

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    Nowhere to go but up though!

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    Unlucky. I'm sure next season will be an improvement!

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    At least the potential of your youth intake is great!

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    Unlucky with this season but the only way is up now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    Oh dear, not quite your usual strong progress yet.
    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    Nowhere to go but up though!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jackadaniels View Post
    Unlucky. I'm sure next season will be an improvement!
    Quote Originally Posted by cerud View Post
    At least the potential of your youth intake is great!
    Quote Originally Posted by B.W.G View Post
    Unlucky with this season but the only way is up now!
    Maybe we still can go down, at the start of February now and we've only won 3 competitive games all season and 2 of those were in the cup! we've also only drawn one so it's more bad news. I've tried changing tactics but nothing is working!

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    2nd April 2013 - Youth Candidate Day







    Going to trust Yazar Yazici despite the fact he has 5 JPA 4 JPP and these were the best 2 of the bunch, atleast we have a good defender now.


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    Cassalini looks alright, Bruno rather less so.

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    Good intake again, small margins at this level though, its hard to tell the difference sometimes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    Cassalini looks alright, Bruno rather less so.
    Bruno has already been rated as twice the player of the next best center midfielder which is rather worrying!

    Quote Originally Posted by JackJCFC View Post
    Good intake again, small margins at this level though, its hard to tell the difference sometimes!
    It's very hard with everyone being as bad as each other which is why I leave it to the assistant, on the plus side the day before the Youth Intake I managed to upgrade our Junior Coaching to Adequate.

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    San Giovanni - Campionato Sammarinese - 2012/13


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    Another woeful year sees us finishing with 8 LESS points than last year getting 12 points from 18 games, surely the only way is up now?


    Taca Titano - Again only 1 win sees us out at the Group stage again.


    Squad - Our squad is still very poor but without our main man Emanuele Chiaravalloti scoring 11 goals in 21 appearances we would have been well stuffed in every game.


    Finances - We're still in the black, and have doubled the amount of money in the finances.


    Youth Players:


    Marcos Gomes (YP1a) - I gave him a couple of appearances, his training stalled so I decided to put him back in the Under 18's making 11 appearances.

    Andrea Casalini (YP2a) - I would say he is the best of the youth, already making 2 first team appearances.

    Michele Bruno (YP2b) - Also made his first team debut and managed to get an assist.


    Code:
    Season            Campionato Sammarinese              Taca Titano                EURO Cup           Champions Cup         Average Attendance    Club Worth (£)
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    2011/12               8th Group A                     3rd Group C                   -                    -                       194               £9,000
    2012/13               7th Group B                     4th Group B                   -                    -                       223               £18,000

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makoto Nakamura View Post

    surely the only way is up now?
    Hopefully it is.

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    You'll start making progress soon surley, you just need that one player who can bang in the goals.

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    Tough start, but it should be starting to pick up soon

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    As always, progress will follow with you. Just stick at it.

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    2nd April 2014 - Youth Candidate Day





    He reminds me of Raoul Belmonte, my 2nd Youth product from my last San Marino save who ended up becoming the San Marino assistant manager after he retired. Massimiliano seems pretty good all-round even thought he is very short.

    Also something I've noticed is that Andrea Casalini (YP2a) is still 14 which means that he came through the Youth System aged 13 but the game has got 14 down as the lowest age!


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    Looks like you've had some good talent through this season.Hopefully they can become big players for you.

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    Unlucky in your second season, that new regen looks like he could be the key to being more successful!

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    Good luck with your new kids! I'll be following again.

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    A few of those kids look like possibilities.

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    Looks like a lot of talent coming through there.

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    yay its back ill be following again! your not doing aswell as before but surly you can only improve now
    Last edited by manutdfan1999; 11-07-2012 at 14:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manutdfan1999 View Post
    yay its back ill be following again! your not doing aswell as b4 but surlt u can only improve now
    This isnt a place for txt spk. Use proper English in future

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    Quote Originally Posted by ri916 View Post
    This isnt a place for txt spk. Use proper English in future
    changed it

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    whens the next update going to be

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