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!
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
Name - Chiesanuova
Location - Chiesanuova
Capacity - 500 (250 seated)
Owned By - Pennarossa
Stadium Condition - Average
Under Soil Heating - 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
- 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!