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  1. Never known anyone to do it that way. Not sure its possible without ticking that option at the start of the game, but im no expert.
  2. Season Review 2033/34 Competitions The aim was to get back into the top 4 after last seasons complete blow out, and we managed to finish 2nd, taking the title to the last 2 games. I am very happy with this as we haven't signed anyone (minus 2 ex youth products) for the last 3 seasons. We had a head start on a full blown youth save, but winning the title is proving difficult enough this way. Milan are a real quality side, and will take some topping. In the Europa League we played mainly 2nd choice players, and just kept winning, admittedly I played the big boys in the semi's and Final, and we managed to win a maiden Europa League. The TIM Cup was again a failure, getting all the way to the final, only to lose to Milan, being 1-0 up in the 92 minute makes it hurt all the more. That's now 16 seasons without winning it, I am seriously thinking we never will. Playing Squad We now have 12 HG Players in and around the first team picture, and that is only going to increase from now on until we have a full squad of just HG players. It wont be for a few years yet as I need to stay competitive aswel as bring through youth products. You will also see fron the overall best 11 that GK Paolo Ceravola 25c is now on a very impressive 41 career goals. At the age of just 25, I am really hoping I can get him to the 100 club. End of Season Awards 2033/34 Best 11 Overall Best 11 Transfers Moretti 20b was bought back to the club, he was sat on Napoli's bench so thought rather mine than theirs. Other than that no signings, and just squad players moved on. Youth Sides U20s After suffering relegation to Division 2 last season, I took over for this campaign, and we was way too strong for the opposition. I am going to stay in charge for next season, and see if we can land a maiden u20s title. u18s I have former Atletico centre back Jose Gimenez in charge of our u18 side, and in his first season in charge, they have been immense. I took a punt on him, as his stats are not amazing, but with a perfectionist personality, I thought he may do well. They managed to win the league comfortably, and get to the play off final, losing 1-0 to lazio u18s. Thats the 2nd time we have lost in the final, as we await our first ever trophy at youth level. Aims For Next Season We need top 4 at the very least, having won a few league titles, Im not too bothered about winning it again until we have just HG players in the squad, my main focus will be with the youth sides, ensuring all Sammarinese players are being given sufficient playing time in order to maximise any potential. Being in charge of all 3 National sides, (Senior, u21s and u19s) I am going to need all players at every level match fit to realistically break the habit and get qualified for a major tournament at any level. I am also aiming to win the u20s Division 1 title and don't think it is too realistic a aim.
  3. Season Review 2033/34 Competitions The aim was to get back into the top 4 after last seasons complete blow out, and we managed to finish 2nd, taking the title to the last 2 games. I am very happy with this as we haven't signed anyone (minus 2 ex youth products) for the last 3 seasons. We had a head start on a full blown youth save, but winning the title is proving difficult enough this way. Milan are a real quality side, and will take some topping. In the Europa League we played mainly 2nd choice players, and just kept winning, admittedly I played the big boys in the semi's and Final, and we managed to win a maiden Europa League. The TIM Cup was again a failure, getting all the way to the final, only to lose to Milan, being 1-0 up in the 92 minute makes it hurt all the more. That's now 16 seasons without winning it, I am seriously thinking we never will. Playing Squad We now have 12 HG Players in and around the first team picture, and that is only going to increase from now on until we have a full squad of just HG players. It wont be for a few years yet as I need to stay competitive aswel as bring through youth products. You will also see fron the overall best 11 that GK Paolo Ceravola 25c is now on a very impressive 41 career goals. At the age of just 25, I am really hoping I can get him to the 100 club. End of Season Awards 2033/34 Best 11 Overall Best 11 Transfers Moretti 20b was bought back to the club, he was sat on Napoli's bench so thought rather mine than theirs. Other than that no signings, and just squad players moved on. Youth Sides U20s After suffering relegation to Division 2 last season, I took over for this campaign, and we was way too strong for the opposition. I am going to stay in charge for next season, and see if we can land a maiden u20s title. u18s I have former Atletico centre back Jose Gimenez in charge of our u18 side, and in his first season in charge, they have been immense. I took a punt on him, as his stats are not amazing, but with a perfectionist personality, I thought he may do well. They managed to win the league comfortably, and get to the play off final, losing 1-0 to lazio u18s. Thats the 2nd time we have lost in the final, as we await our first ever trophy at youth level. Aims For Next Season We need top 4 at the very least, having won a few league titles, Im not too bothered about winning it again until we have just HG players in the squad, my main focus will be with the youth sides, ensuring all Sammarinese players are being given sufficient playing time in order to maximise any potential. Being in charge of all 3 National sides, (Senior, u21s and u19s) I am going to need all players at every level match fit to realistically break the habit and get qualified for a major tournament at any level. I am also aiming to win the u20s Division 1 title and don't think it is too unrealistic a aim.
  4. Youth Intake Day 2034 This is the most important day in any save of this kind, and this year we have been blessed with a really decent intake. Some of you might be thinking its a pretty average intake, which it is, depending on how you look at it. Alot of intakes have consisted of mainly Italian players, which is frustrating, this one however, consists of just 1 player not eligible for San Marino. And with 6 players rated at 2.5* P.A, this could be a really important intake, you might be thinking 2.5* is not really that good, but it equates to a decent Serie A player, which would still be decent as back up options for the national team. Pick of the bunch is Valentini 34a. A Cm with the annoying dual nationality, he looks like he could go on to be a star. He has already rejected a call up for us, but hopefully we can sway him later on in the save. Next up is Zafferani 34b, this is a huge pull for us, we have been screaming out for a decent Rb in the national side, and he looks the part. Single nationality means we dont have to worry about Italy stealing him from us. The third player I have picked to show is Pasolini 34f. Now he doesnt look like anything special, and I am not expecting him to ever turn into a world beater, but we are also lacking depth in both the club and national sides, and he could turn into a decent option for this.
  5. Youth Intake Day 2034 This is the most important day in any save of this kind, and this year we have been blessed with a really decent intake. Some of you might be thinking its a pretty average intake, which it is, depending on how you look at it. Alot of intakes have consisted of mainly Italian players, which is frustrating, this one however, consists of just 1 player not eligible for San Marino. And with 6 players rated at 2.5* P.A, this could be a really important intake, you might be thinking 2.5* is not really that good, but it equates to a decent Serie A player, which would still be decent as back up options for the national team. Pick of the bunch is Valentini 34a. A Cm with the annoying dual nationality, he looks like he could go on to be a star. He has already rejected a call up for us, but hopefully we can sway him later on in the save. Next up is Zafferani 34b, this is a huge pull for us, we have been screaming out for a decent Rb in the national side, and he looks the part. Single nationality means we dont have to worry about Italy stealing him from us. The third player I have picked to show is Pasolini 34f. Now he doesnt look like anything special, and I am not expecting him to ever turn into a world beater, but we are also lacking for in depth in both the club and national sides, and he could turn into a decent option for this.
  6. National Team Update 2033 2034 World Cup Qualifiers As mentioned in my post just after the draw I knew we had little chance of qualifying from this group and we eventually achieved the aim of 3rd place. Luxembourg and Azerbaijan were easy games, whilst the 2 wins over Scotland were big results for us. In the end, Poland and Croatia were just too strong though. I am satisfied with this, and feel we are only a few players away from a real shot at qualifying for a finals. Current Squad Its a good team, but there are some major flaws. The defence is not the best, and we could really do with some star quality up front. Our midfield is pretty solid, with Biordi 28a, Gatti23a and Berto 27a all excellent players. End Of Year Best 11 This has always confused me, we have not played that formation for about 2 years now, so not sure why the best 11 is set that way. We play a 4231 with a Cam., and somehow our cam is only on the bench, even though he has been immense for us.Mirco Nanni 30a was my pick of the bunch. 10 games, 4 goals for the exciting 19 year old winger. He is really starting to flourish now, and he will be a star of the future. Overall Best 11 Again a formation that hasnt been used in years. Retirement In one of the most frustrating moments of the save so far, defensive stalwart Nicolo Giorgetti 21a (117caps) decided to retire from international football at the grand old age of 29. This is a huge blow for us, he was by far the best Cb available, and with no other real quality there at the moment, we need to develop someone to replace him. Rankings Currently sat 78th, sandwiched between Qatar and Iraq, I feel this is pretty harsh, but then the highest ranked side we have beat is Scotland whoa re ranked 53rd. Maybe some friendlies against sides in the top 50 would help. Other News I have decided to take full control of the U21s and U19s. We are 16 seasons in and both sides have failed to qualify for any major finals. We haven't even came close yet and I think that's got to change if I want any real success at senior level. I am also taking charge of the club sides U20s side to try and push this on abit further. What prompted this was after another dissapointing campaign, the u19s boss resigned and rather than look for a new manager, I thought id give this a try. Then realised the u21s would be taking mostof the players I wanted to use for my first game so have decided to pick all 3 squads. I will be using the IR button for these two sides games, but am hoping to try and bring through a group of youngsters that will eventually star for the senior side. U21s U19s now im not overly sure if its the right time to do this, as we are not blessed with the greatest crop of youngsters atm, I just feel we should be doing better than we at this level. And by taking charge of the club sides u20s, can try to build a squad mentality throughout the teams. Fabbri 33a is the best prospect not currently in the senior team, and even though he has scored 3 in 4 for seniors, is going to be dropped back as he is still very raw.
  7. Yeah its been a really enjoyable part for me too. Taking over all 3 squads for the next round of qualification will be a slog at times, but im hoping it works in my favour.
  8. Nicely done with the national side, correct me if im wrong but i think 2026 is a world cup year though, so dont think you will get a Euro's play off spot. I feel your pain Italian cup wise, im 16 seasons in and yet to win it. Only thing that hasnt been won club wise .
  9. National Team Update 2033 2034 World Cup Qualifiers As mentioned in my post just after the draw I knew we had little chance of qualifying from this group and we eventually achieved the aim of 3rd place. Luxembourg and Azerbaijan were easy games, whilst the 2 wins over Scotland were big results for us. In the end, Poland and Croatia were just too strong though. I am satisfied with this, and feel we are only a few players away from a real shot at qualifying for a finals. Current Squad Its a good team, but there are some major flaws. The defence is not the best, and we could really do with some star quality up front. Our midfield is pretty solid, with Biordi 28a, Gatti23a and Berto 27a all excellent players. End Of Year Best 11 This has always confused me, we have not played that formation for about 2 years now, so not sure why the best 11 is set that way. We play a 4231 with a Cam., and somehow our cam is only on the bench, even though he has been immense for us. Mirco Nanni 30a was my pick of the bunch. 10 games, 4 goals for the exciting 19 year old winger. He is really starting to flourish now, and he will be a star of the future. Overall Best 11 Again a formation that hasnt been used in years. Retirement In one of the most frustrating moments of the save so far, defensive stalwart Nicolo Giorgetti 21a (117caps) decided to retire from international football at the grand old age of 29. This is a huge blow for us, he was by far the best Cb available, and with no other real quality there at the moment, we need to develop someone to replace him. Rankings Currently sat 78th, sandwiched between Qatar and Iraq, I feel this is pretty harsh, but then the highest ranked side we have beat is Scotland whoa re ranked 53rd. Maybe some friendlies against sides in the top 50 would help. Other News I have decided to take full control of the U21s and U19s. We are 16 seasons in and both sides have failed to qualify for any major finals. We haven't even came close yet and I think that's got to change if I want any real success at senior level. I am also taking charge of the club sides U20s side to try and push this on abit further. What prompted this was after another dissapointing campaign, the u19s boss resigned and rather than look for a new manager, I thought id give this a try. Then realised the u21s would be taking mostof the players I wanted to use for my first game so have decided to pick all 3 squads. I will be using the IR button for these two sides games, but am hoping to try and bring through a group of youngsters that will eventually star for the senior side. U21s U19s now im not overly sure if its the right time to do this, as we are not blessed with the greatest crop of youngsters atm, I just feel we should be doing better than we at this level. And by taking charge of the club sides u20s, can try to build a squad mentality throughout the teams. Fabbri 33a is the best prospect not currently in the senior team, and even though he has scored 3 in 4 for seniors, is going to be dropped back as he is still very raw.
  10. Nov 2033 Quick Update We have just managed what for me is a huge milestone along the way to completing this challenge. After our dismal collapse last season left us with only Europa League football to play this season, I knew our squad was going to be way too strong for the group stages of said competition. So from the out set, I was going to use these games to give back up players and promising youngsters some first team game time. Having done so for the first 4 games (4 wins), on the 5th game I decided to field a full HG Sammarinese 11, and to devastating effect.
  11. Nov 2033 Quick Update We have just managed what for me is a huge milestone along the way to completing this challenge. After our dismal collapse last season left us with only Europa League football to play this season, I knew our squad was going to be way too strong for the group stages of said competition. So from the out set, I was going to use these games to give back up players and promising youngsters some first team game time. Having done so for the first 4 games (4 wins), on the 5th game I decided to field a full HG Sammarinese 11, and to devastating effect.
  12. @potbellypigs the bit in bold explains it better than i just did.
  13. When setting up the game. You need to go to advanced options and select all players of nationality for san marino.
  14. San Marino Domestic League Update We are just about to start the 16th season of the save, so thought i'd have a look into the domestic league and see how its progressed in the 15 years. Ranked 85th in the European League Rankings is pretty good considering when the game starts its around the 200 mark. We have 2 new stadiums at 5000+ seats and SP Cailungo are due to move into a 7000+ seater in 2034. The league has 3 professional sides, 8 semi-pro sides and 4 amateur sides. No team has yet to qualify for a group stage of any European Competition as yet though.
  15. Season 2033/34 Preview Expectations Not quite as low as I wanted it to be, but in all honestly, we should be challenging for the title, let alone just finishing in the top 4. The bookies have us predicted to finish 2nd, although they are very rarely right on this game, it is a slight indication of how strong our squad is. The Squad We sold a few back up players, but haven't lost anyone of any real importance. A couple asked to leave as they want to play in the Champions League, told them to stay and we will qualify, they agreed to stay. We have however promoted a few youngsters from the youth sides. We have a total of 14 HG players in the first team, with 8 being San Marino eligible, 2 having already been capped by Italy, and 3 Italian only HG players. We did also make 1 signing, I needed a back up keeper, and former youth product Lorenzo Moretti 20b was stuck on the Napoli bench. I thought rather my bench than theirs. Loaned Out The aim through the save has been to retain any San Marino eligible players, and even if they are not good enough for the first team, to then get them loaned out to teams so they can play first team football and possibly develop as much as possible. That way they are match fit for when the national side has games and obviously means better players for the national side. The best 2 of the bunch are LB Alex de Angelis 32b and ST Riccardo Stefanelli 31a. On loan at Sampdoria and Fc Bari, both have been promised roles as key players, so for their personal development, they should both be very good loan moves. Steffanelli 31a has so far refused a call up with the hopes of playing for Italy, De Angelis 32b already has 6 caps and will be a fixture in the National side for years to come.
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