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  1. October A very good month with us picking up 7 out of 15 possible points. Solid wins over Pescara and Genoa, only bad result this month was against Udinese we lost 5-1.. yeah.. Solid start of the month against our parent club Sassuolo, we should have won this game in fact, but a point is a point, and that's crucial at the end of the season. We followed that up with a 3-1 defeat to 2nd-placed Lazio, a deserved result, really, they were far better in this game, our goal came through a mistake from their cb- Bastos, other than that we were shocking in term of creating chances. Solid 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Pescara, we had better chances overall and we were clincal for once, with Appiah starting to put in some impressive performances in front of goal A 3-0 WIN AWAY can't believe this happened! 3 shots on target Genoa got FM'D The less said the better.. League table: 12th in the league with 5 points above the drop!!! We aren't that bad!!! (if you ignore the udinese result of course...) POM (PLAYER OF THE MONTH): The Romanian winger put in some impressive performances racking up 2 goals and assists this month, averaging a whooping 7,42!
  2. Thank you. September Very good month for our standards only 1 loss in 4 games is amazing and for once it wasn't a thrashing The highlight of the month was by far the 4-1 win over relegation-threatened Empoli. The month began with an 2-all draw with pre-season title candidates Napoli. An exciting game with plenty of chcances from both sides, in the end draw was the fair result. We went behind, but managed to get a 2-1 lead, before Dries Mertens denied us the vital 3 points in 85th minute. Onto the next game, we were taking on Bologna. The game ended as a 0-0 which was really annoying as we were by far the better side, we just couldn't beat Mirante In our 3rd game we took on 1-st placed Inter Milan. They really dominated us and deserved the 3 points, we're lucky to lose only 2-1. We took one of our few chances, only if our finishing was this good against Bologna Christmas has come early! We've won! (Ignore the fact that we were taking on bottom placed Empoli :p). Both sides had their fair share of chances, but we were clinical in front of goal and Cordaz saved our asses couple of times, including a penalty save, denying Maccarone (great name ) League table: Can we end the season please? Player of the month: Our best player this month by far was Lodi, scoring twice in 3 games as a midfielder! (Better than Falcinelli and Appiah all season!) The gamble paid off as the former free agent has an average rating of 7.01!
  3. August We managed to beat second division side SPAL on penalties, i was dissapointed that we couldn't beat them in 90 mins, considering we were heavy favourites, but whatever. Overall the month was terrible with a 3-0 loss to Fiorentina showing how poor we are, we managed to get a point against 10-man Juventus which is great. Cordaz was awful letting in 2 **** goals, The 2nd Babacar goal was an amazing long shot so no complains. Our defence acted like an bunch of *******, we defended like an sunday league team not a Serie A team, We did nothing going foward, our only real chcance was a corner, but the shot from it was wide. Our shots were mostly from long rage and Fiorentina's keeper had no trouble saving them. Our loanee (Ninkovic) had a great debut, picking up a red for a stupid foul :/ For this game I switched to 4-5-1, to be more solid in the middle, solidity which we lacked in our 2 previous games. They dominated us in the 1st half, we started to play better after Dybala was sent off, at one point we went 2-1 up, but no, of course we blew the chance to get a famous victory. We're in 19th due to our **** goal difference. It's going to be a long season and I'm not confident whether we can stay up.
  4. Thanks guys Pre-season + transfers: Some mixed results, the highlight of the pre-season being 6-0 thrashing of lower division side Real Roccabernanrda. The defeat to Atletico was to be expected, we held on till the start of 2nd half, where their quality was just too much for us, against Cagliari it was dissapointing to go down 3-1, but we were better and if we are going to play like this in Serie A we will have a chance of beating the drop. Pirlo who? We've managed to pick up an amazing play-maker for free, look at those stats: 16 passing and 17 vision! He's also an excellent set-piece taker with 19 free kick taking, 18 corners and 18 penalty taking! The young Serbian comes in on loan from Genoa as a squad rotation player. He's going to come in handy with his decent pace, techincals and versatility. Appiah was transfer-listed by Palace for 500k, so i decided to take a gamble on him. Low wages, good pace, strength, finishing, decent in the air, shoots with power. Sure his technicals are laking a bit, but for 450k you can't really complain. Tactic wise i'm going to play a high-presssure tactic, using the full width of the pitch. We have plenty of pace in the side out on the wings, and with good playmakers in the middle hopefully they can get the ball on the break and feed it to the striker. Our defence conists of good, strong, tall CB-s alongside quick full-backs can hopefully prevent opponents from scoring (how can we get out paced with Ferrari in the side? ).
  5. Crotone surprisingly won promotion from Serie B last season despite having one of the weaker squads in the division, and unsuprisingly are the favourites to be relegated from Serie A. The club isn't doing very well in it's first season in the top flight, being 5 points off safety with 6 games to go. In FM17 life in Serie A isn't going to be any easier with a tiny budget and second division quality team filled out with many loans. The goal is to build a young, capable side, leading to club's stability in the top flight. In terms of finanances, the club isn't in bad shape with projection to be even better, but that is mostly due to the fact that the club isn't spending too much on wages and the Serie A TV and prize money. While the team has some decent players, good enough for the top flight, the depth isn't great and most of the good players are loanees. The side needs improvement to be competitive and with a tiny budget it's not easy. Key players: Cordaz is the best goalkeeper in the side and it's not hard to see why with his 15 handling and one on ones, as well as 16 agility and reflexes, adding that to his decent(-ish) height, you can see that he's one of the few players good enough for Serie A. 15 passing, decent physicals, capable playing as cm, cdm or cam with well rounded stats. Quality young playmaker, who sadly is on loan from Sampdoria. The 25 yo striker has great pace, finsishing, heading, off the ball, penalties and flair. An all-round beast of a striker. The Aston Villa legend, might not have the greatest of stats, but he posses good pace and is either footed, capable of playing on both wings. His technicals are ok and he has a good trait in shoots with power. The less said about the budgets, the better. I might be able to get some loans and free agents, but don't expect anything crazy. So I'm gonna leave it here, next update will be after i finish pre-season.