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  1. Season 9 Review 2027/28 Serie A Competitions Results 1 Results 2 League Table Season Overview A truly historic season saw us secure our maiden Serie A title on the final day of the season. We was amazing this year, defensively we had an amazing run of 11 league games without conceding, I do not think I have ever done this on any FM before with any team so was delighted. The League was tight all season, and we only went top in mid April and with Milan wobbling, the 2-1 victory over them meaning we went 4 clear with 3 to play. We instantly gave those points back with a 2-0 loss at Lazio, our first league defeat in 24 games. A solid 1-0 home win against Spal followed, and went into the final game 1 Point clear of both Milan and Juventus, we needn't worry, we faced Torino away and recorded a easy 3-0 victory, taking a 2-0 lead within 25 minutes and recording a famous league title. Playing Side Squad Transfers Another brilliant year with all the players getting better and better. Defensively we are amazing, the RBs 2.5* CA being ridiculous when you look at his performances. Preisner and Mbia are monsters at the back. Midfield duo Mayada and Lamanna run games from deep, whilst wingers Castellanos, Koita and Dillan all caused defences havoc this season. Strikers Voicila and Nikolic were rotated all season and gave good returns with 13 and 21 goals. Voicila was sometimes played out wide also. Lamanna is returning to Lazio in the summer sadly, but Koita has been signed permanently, and with the young Sammarinese talent in midfield coming through, I don't think his loss will effect us much. Youth Production Youth Intake Like a prat I have forgot to take a screenshot of the youth intake and only took one of the message. We got a real gem this season though, with Stefano Beradi YP28A predicted to be one of the best players of hes generation. He also is single nationality so has been called up and played already for the national side. we also had a ST and RB come through who look like decent players, the RB being Italian only though which sours it for me. The U20S gained Promotion from Div 2 to Div 1 finally, and will now be competing in the top league. Behind The Scenes Facilities Finances Another upgrade to the youth and training facilities in currently ongoing, these cant be far from state of the art now and the level of youth players coming through is really starting to show now. As seen above the U20s were promoted this season, and the U18s are consistently in the play offs now. We are also just 12 months away from moving into our new 16000 seater stadium and its really needed. Wages are constantly going up so the income will only help. Ive managed to avoid selling any of our key players so far, but with bids of £50m + coming in, its difficult to turn down. Aims For Next Season Would love to send the old stadium off with a league win again, hoping to go further in the Champions League than this season and maybe finally have a run at the cup. Club Records Records EURO 2028 National Team Update To Follow.. Group Table Well that went as expected. The warm up games were good, we faced Trinidad and Tobago (89) and thumped them 4-0, then we faced Azerbaijan (184) and beat them 3-0 Results. Paired against France, Croatia and Wales, I knew we was going to struggle, and did we. 3 losses, Croatia 3-0, Wales 3-1 and France 6-0. It was fun whilst it lasted, and at least we scored a goal. With a average age of just 20, hopefully we will be back soon. Nations League C Group 4 This September we return to Nations League action, in League C Group 4. We face Bulgaria(67), Israel(87) and Scotland(44). Having stuffed T&T who are ranked just below Israel, im hoping to get 6 points in those games, and see how we fare against the other two. Tricky games, but hopefully we can hold our own and at least not go straight back down.
  2. Lewis89

    Another San Marino Story

    Season 9 Review 2027/28 Serie A Competitions Results 1 Results 2 League Table Season Overview A truly historic season saw us secure our maiden Serie A title on the final day of the season. We was amazing this year, defensively we had an amazing run of 11 league games without conceding, I do not think I have ever done this on any FM before with any team so was delighted. The League was tight all season, and we only went top in mid April and with Milan wobbling, the 2-1 victory over them meaning we went 4 clear with 3 to play. We instantly gave those points back with a 2-0 loss at Lazio, our first league defeat in 24 games. A solid 1-0 home win against Spal followed, and went into the final game 1 Point clear of both Milan and Juventus, we needn't worry, we faced Torino away and recorded a easy 3-0 victory, taking a 2-0 lead within 25 minutes and recording a famous league title. Playing Side Squad Transfers Another brilliant year with all the players getting better and better. Defensively we are amazing, the RBs 2.5* CA being ridiculous when you look at his performances. Preisner and Mbia are monsters at the back. Midfield duo Mayada and Lamanna run games from deep, whilst wingers Castellanos, Koita and Dillan all caused defences havoc this season. Strikers Voicila and Nikolic were rotated all season and gave good returns with 13 and 21 goals. Voicila was sometimes played out wide also. Lamanna is returning to Lazio in the summer sadly, but Koita has been signed permanently, and with the young Sammarinese talent in midfield coming through, I don't think his loss will effect us much. Youth Production Youth Intake Like a prat I have forgot to take a screenshot of the youth intake and only took one of the message. We got a real gem this season though, with Stefano Beradi YP28A predicted to be one of the best players of hes generation. He also is single nationality so has been called up and played already for the national side. we also had a ST and RB come through who look like decent players, the RB being Italian only though which sours it for me. The U20S gained Promotion from Div 2 to Div 1 finally, and will now be competing in the top league. Behind The Scenes Facilities Finances Another upgrade to the youth and training facilities in currently ongoing, these cant be far from state of the art now and the level of youth players coming through is really starting to show now. As seen above the U20s were promoted this season, and the U18s are consistently in the play offs now. We are also just 12 months away from moving into our new 16000 seater stadium and its really needed. Wages are constantly going up so the income will only help. Ive managed to avoid selling any of our key players so far, but with bids of £50m + coming in, its difficult to turn down. Aims For Next Season Would love to send the old stadium off with a league win again, hoping to go further in the Champions League than this season and maybe finally have a run at the cup. Club Records Records EURO 2028 National Team Update To Follow.. Group Table Well that went as expected. The warm up games were good, we faced Trinidad and Tobago (89) and thumped them 4-0, then we faced Azerbaijan (184) and beat them 3-0 Results. Paired against France, Croatia and Wales, I knew we was going to struggle, and did we. 3 losses, Croatia 3-0, Wales 3-1 and France 6-0. It was fun whilst it lasted, and at least we scored a goal. With a average age of just 20, hopefully we will be back soon. Nations League C Group 4 This September we return to Nations League action, in League C Group 4. We face Bulgaria(67), Israel(87) and Scotland(44). Having stuffed T&T who are ranked just below Israel, im hoping to get 6 points in those games, and see how we fare against the other two. Tricky games, but hopefully we can hold our own and at least not go straight back down.
  3. 2027 National Team Update. EURO 2028 Qualification Group Results A decent showing from us in my opinion, managed to not finish bottom, and pick up 3 wins along the way. A huge improvement on the usual 0. Spain and Wales were way too strong for us, but 2 wins over Montenegro and a hard fought 1-0 win away to Slovenia shows the progress we are making. EURO 2028 Play Offs Results Having topped our Nations League D group in 2026 our reward was a spot in the EURO 2028 Play Offs and we were drawn against Estonia. Ranked 112th to our 141st in the world rankings meant we went in as only slight underdogs, but managed to pull off a brilliant 1-0 win with Estonia barely getting into our box. In the final a tough game awaited us against a Georgia team ranked 81st. We went into the game missing our first choice LB and one half of our first choice CB pairing, it didnt matter as we sealed a place in the EUROS with a entertaining 3-2 win. We are officially going to the EUROS this summer. It does feel like a bit of a diluted achievement, and I think I will appreciate it if we can qualify via the old school way. All this has seen us rise up the rankings to 134th. Best Players/Prospects Current Squad We have an okay team, most players are pretty young but the potential of a few is excellent. I doubt we will get out the group stages at the Euros but the experience will be great at the very least. Nicolo Giorgetti YP21A - CB who has gone from strength to strength and plays quite alot for the first team. Currently my third choice Cb at club level but gets plenty of minutes so continues to develop. With 57 caps already, and by far our strongest defender, should get well over 100+ caps. Alessandro Gatti YP23A - CM naturally but plays in the DM role for the national side due to other options in CM. Is progressing well but not anywhere near the quality of our club side, have loaned him out the last couple of seasons and will continue to do so. Stefano Biordi YP28A - CM who is the player I am most excited about. Came through this March, and has been tipped to be possibly the best player of hes generation. And with no dual a nationality, meant no being poached by Italy. Lets hope he fulfils his promise. Filippo Berardi - RW has been the nations best player for some time now, and at 30, still has a few years in him yet. Is currently joint top scorer in history with 14 goals. Claudio Valentini YP19A - ST who is just so frustrating. Hes stats are decent, but he struggles to find the net. Have loaned him out as he wont get near the club side first team and every loan spell he struggles. Is the countries joint top scorer with Berardi on 14 goals and has stepped up lately with important goals. Is only 25 so im hoping he is like a fine wine. Youth Sides Although not having a direct input, I am keeping a close eye on the U21s and U19s. The U21s are doing poorly as expected, but the U19s are really impressing. Having topped there EURO Qualifiers First Round Group, they now also sit top of the Second Qualifying group , which includes some impressive sides.
  4. Lewis89

    Another San Marino Story

    2027 National Team Update. EURO 2028 Qualification Group Results A decent showing from us in my opinion, managed to not finish bottom, and pick up 3 wins along the way. A huge improvement on the usual 0. Spain and Wales were way too strong for us, but 2 wins over Montenegro and a hard fought 1-0 win away to Slovenia shows the progress we are making. EURO 2028 Play Offs Results Having topped our Nations League D group in 2026 our reward was a spot in the EURO 2028 Play Offs and we were drawn against Estonia. Ranked 112th to our 141st in the world rankings meant we went in as only slight underdogs, but managed to pull off a brilliant 1-0 win with Estonia barely getting into our box. In the final a tough game awaited us against a Georgia team ranked 81st. We went into the game missing our first choice LB and one half of our first choice CB pairing, it didnt matter as we sealed a place in the EUROS with a entertaining 3-2 win. We are officially going to the EUROS this summer. It does feel like a bit of a diluted achievement, and I think I will appreciate it if we can qualify via the old school way. All this has seen us rise up the rankings to 134th. Best Players/Prospects Current Squad We have an okay team, most players are pretty young but the potential of a few is excellent. I doubt we will get out the group stages at the Euros but the experience will be great at the very least. Nicolo Giorgetti YP21A - CB who has gone from strength to strength and plays quite alot for the first team. Currently my third choice Cb at club level but gets plenty of minutes so continues to develop. With 57 caps already, and by far our strongest defender, should get well over 100+ caps. Alessandro Gatti YP23A - CM naturally but plays in the DM role for the national side due to other options in CM. Is progressing well but not anywhere near the quality of our club side, have loaned him out the last couple of seasons and will continue to do so. Stefano Biordi YP28A - CM who is the player I am most excited about. Came through this March, and has been tipped to be possibly the best player of hes generation. And with no dual a nationality, meant no being poached by Italy. Lets hope he fulfils his promise. Filippo Berardi - RW has been the nations best player for some time now, and at 30, still has a few years in him yet. Is currently joint top scorer in history with 14 goals. Claudio Valentini YP19A - ST who is just so frustrating. Hes stats are decent, but he struggles to find the net. Have loaned him out as he wont get near the club side first team and every loan spell he struggles. Is the countries joint top scorer with Berardi on 14 goals and has stepped up lately with important goals. Is only 25 so im hoping he is like a fine wine. Youth Sides Although not having a direct input, I am keeping a close eye on the U21s and U19s. The U21s are doing poorly as expected, but the U19s are really impressing. Having topped there EURO Qualifiers First Round Group, they now also sit top of the Second Qualifying group , which includes some impressive sides.
  5. National Team Update Having won our 2026 UEFA Nations League D Group 1 and with it securing ourselves a EURO 2028 Qualification place, we found ourselves drawn against Estonia in the Semi Finals, who are ranked 112th in the world compared to our 141st. Going into the game I was confident, but missing our first choice lb Zafferani and second choice CB Balducci, I knew the potential for a loss was always there. We managed to pull off a brilliant 1-0 win where Estonia never really threatened our goal. In the Final we have drawn Georgia. Ranked 81st in the world, im sure they will give us a difficult game and will no doubt be favourites going into the match.
  6. The Euro Qualifiers Play Off is in game. Not sure how yours works being a World Cup year, maybe you get a Play off place for that. Can also confirm the draw for the Play Off final takes place on 17/03/2028 in game, this is for the tournament in the summer of 2028.
  7. I thought it did but I'm in October now of the following year and have heard nothing about a play off game. MIght be after the Euro Qualifiers are played out. Great progress btw.
  8. Season 8 2026/27 Review Competitions League Table Results 1 Results 2 A brilliant showing this season saw us pull off a brilliant 3rd placed league finish. Having finished 8th last season, this was a big improvement, having no European football this season definitely aided us, as our team was fit and raring to go for every league match. We flopped in the cup again losing in the 1st Rnd, really would love a decent cup run. Playing Side Squad Transfers A big rebuild was needed after last seasons poor efforts. Out went first teamer's Morales, De winter, Bagnato and Bortoluzzi and in came Dillon, Birch, Diaz and the experienced Pereira. We also changed from a 41221 wide formation to a standard 4231 and it worked really well. We really struggled for goals the previous 2 seasons but this year, had the 2nd highest goals for in the league with 71 strikes compared to last seasons 56. We also conceded 4 less goals so the tactical shuffle worked well. You will also see quite a few youth players/regens floating around the first team, some haven't really played but the mentoring groups are really helping aid their development. Youth Production Youth Intake A massive plus with this intake is not only the 5* PA of the best player, but the fact the best 3 are all single nationality. Two wingers, and a cm who all look like they could do well for the national side. Behind The Scenes Facilities Finances Another year of building up the clubs facilities, as you can see we have the infrastructure of a big club now, we just lack the stadium which has been in planning for a few years now. However, we finally have more details regarding the build. San Marino Calcio Stadium is due to be built within two years and have a capacity of 16'010. Not huge but just under triple our current 5500. Aims For Next Season Another top 4 finish is now the minimum aim, a title push would be fantastic, however Milan have just won their 2nd domestic treble in 3 years, and last years champions Juventus came 2nd, and look back to being a strong team after 3/4 years in the wilderness. Club Records Records
  9. Lewis89

    Another San Marino Story

    Season 8 2026/27 Review Competitions League Table Results 1 Results 2 A brilliant showing this season saw us pull off a brilliant 3rd placed league finish. Having finished 8th last season, this was a big improvement, having no European football this season definitely aided us, as our team was fit and raring to go for every league match. We flopped in the cup again losing in the 1st Rnd, really would love a decent cup run. Playing Side Squad Transfers A big rebuild was needed after last seasons poor efforts. Out went first teamer's Morales, De winter, Bagnato and Bortoluzzi and in came Dillon, Birch, Diaz and the experienced Pereira. We also changed from a 41221 wide formation to a standard 4231 and it worked really well. We really struggled for goals the previous 2 seasons but this year, had the 2nd highest goals for in the league with 71 strikes compared to last seasons 56. We also conceded 4 less goals so the tactical shuffle worked well. You will also see quite a few youth players/regens floating around the first team, some haven't really played but the mentoring groups are really helping aid their development. Youth Production Youth Intake A massive plus with this intake is not only the 5* PA of the best player, but the fact the best 3 are all single nationality. Two wingers, and a cm who all look like they could do well for the national side. Behind The Scenes Facilities Finances Another year of building up the clubs facilities, as you can see we have the infrastructure of a big club now, we just lack the stadium which has been in planning for a few years now. However, we finally have more details regarding the build. San Marino Calcio Stadium is due to be built within two years and have a capacity of 16'010. Not huge but just under triple our current 5500. Aims For Next Season Another top 4 finish is now the minimum aim, a title push would be fantastic, however Milan have just won their 2nd domestic treble in 3 years, and last years champions Juventus came 2nd, and look back to being a strong team after 3/4 years in the wilderness. Club Records Records
  10. Lewis89

    Another San Marino Story

    National Team Update 2025 and 2026 World Cup 2026 Qualification Table Results A poor qualification showing, although we managed 4 points, that is 4 more than the last manager in the previous qualifiers, the national board were unhappy with this, but allowed me to stay on. Hoping to do a lot better in 4 years time. UEFA Nations League D Group 1 2026 Table Results Squad Records A brilliant year for the National side. I expected to do well in this group, we were unlucky 2 years ago to have to face Ireland, so this year, with no real stand out team, we always had a chance. 5 wins and just 1 draw meant we won the group comfortably, and with it sealed our first bit of national glory, promotion to group C. We now have a few good players in the squad, but don't be fooled by the 5 star CA. The same players are only 2.5/3 star CA rated at my club. Even so im really looking forward to the EURO 2028 Qualifiers, as it will be a chance to test our progress. Club Update Youth Intake Not going to do a full update for the 2025/26 season as it was bang average. Ended up 8th in Serie A after a really inconsistent season where we was really good defensively, but again struggled to score goals. We lost to Napoli in the Europa League 2nd Rnd, and lost to SPAL in the Italian Cup 1st Rnd. Our new stadium is still in the planning permission stages. Facilities are looking stunning now. Am currently in January 2027 in game, we are sat 5th in the league, with only 5 points between the top 5. Had a big rebuild in the summer, sold a lot of players that were basically dead wood, will post a full season update at the end of this season.
  11. National Team Update 2025 and 2026 World Cup 2026 Qualification Table Results A poor qualification showing, although we managed 4 points, that is 4 more than the last manager in the previous qualifiers, the national board were unhappy with this, but allowed me to stay on. Hoping to do a lot better in 4 years time. UEFA Nations League D Group 1 2026 Table Results Squad Records A brilliant year for the National side. I expected to do well in this group, we were unlucky 2 years ago to have to face Ireland, so this year, with no real stand out team, we always had a chance. 5 wins and just 1 draw meant we won the group comfortably, and with it sealed our first bit of national glory, promotion to group C. We now have a few good players in the squad, but don't be fooled by the 5 star CA. The same players are only 2.5/3 star CA rated at my club. Even so im really looking forward to the EURO 2028 Qualifiers, as it will be a chance to test our progress. Club Update Youth Intake Not going to do a full update for the 2025/26 season as it was bang average. Ended up 8th in Serie A after a really inconsistent season where we was really good defensively, but again struggled to score goals. We lost to Napoli in the Europa League 2nd Rnd, and lost to SPAL in the Italian Cup 1st Rnd. Our new stadium is still in the planning permission stages. Facilities are looking stunning now. Am currently in January 2027 in game, we are sat 5th in the league, with only 5 points between the top 5. Had a big rebuild in the summer, sold a lot of players that were basically dead wood, will post a full season update at the end of this season.
  12. Christian Zafferani yp24a - LB - High potential Lb who has done really well for the national side, and already made 4 appearances at club level, already wrote his name in the history books as The Youngest Scorer in San Marino history.
  13. Season 7 Review 2024/25 Serie A Competitions Results 1 Results 2 Results 3 League Table Season Review In what was another good year for the club, we managed to seal 5th spot. Very pleased with this, as playing in the Europa League for a second season running is good for the clubs finances, and the young players around the squad. And ATM, I think we would get spanked in the Champions League anyway. In the Cup, we lost to eventual winners Milan who are really looking the dominate side domestically, having won the domestic Treble this season. Lazio are in the Champions League final, so shows how strong Italy is ATM in game. In the Europa League, we got all the way to the semi final before being comfortably beaten by English side Everton 5-1 over the two legs. Delighted with this run though and will be back for another crack next season. Playing Side Squad Transfers Another season of good progress for the club, lots of youngsters improving rapidly and looking good for the future. One issue we had this season was scoring goals. our CM was our top league scorer on a measly 7 goals. Improve this and a top four finish is achievable next season. At the other end we kept an impressive 20 clean sheets, 4th best in the league. Inter kept an amazing 29 clean sheets this season. Behind The Scenes Facilities Finances More Upgrades over the season means the club facilities are now looking really strong, You'll see in the Facilities pic link we are also in the planning permission stages of a new stadium, huge news for the club. 14626 isn't the biggest stadium but its almost treble our current capacity, so will be a boost. Youth Production Youth Intake Now this looks pretty decent, but anyone who knows the challenge also knows the dual nationality can be the most annoying thing in existence. 3 good prospects here all refusing a call up so far. Matteo Casu yp25a - CM. Filipo Valentini yp25b - CB. Paolo Ceravolo yp25c - GK. Apparently has the potential to be one of the best players of his generation, although im sceptical about this, we shall see. I have managed to get one of last years intake, who originally refused a call up to now accept one. Federico Balducci yp24d, so hopefully some of the above 3 follow suit. Aims For Next Season Another top 7 finish would be acceptable but id love to push for the top 4 and its definitely possible, been given £350k wage budget and £11m to spend so will need to get a couple cheap youngsters in and hope they can improve what we have. Records Club Record
  14. Lewis89

    Another San Marino Story

    Would add another interesting goal to the challenge wouldn't it. I have been looking into the domestic league in my save, and interestingly, La Fiorita are professional, whilst Tre Penne and Folgore/Falciano are semi pro sides. Not sure but do they all start as amateur sides? I've managed to get SP Cailungo as a feeder club, but they are rated as the 13th out of 17th best side. I may add a manager with them soon and attempt to get them professional.
  15. Lewis89

    Another San Marino Story

    2024 National Team Update Results Nations League Table Squad Its been a very productive year in charge of the National side. Played 10, Won 8, Drew 1 and Lost 1, which for this stage of the save is pretty good going. Admittedly, we haven't played anyone of quality minus the Republic of Ireland. We had a brilliant Nations League campaign, finishing 2nd in the table, missing out on top spot and promotion by 2 goals. The win over Ireland surely must be the countries greatest win in history to date. Key Players Nicolo Giorgetti yp21a - Cb - Progressing well with the club side, has made 6 starts and made 5 sub appearances so far this season and with a 7.06 av rating, has done very well. Will be a regular for the National side for years to come. Christian Zafferani yp24a - LB - High potential Lb who has done really well for the national side, and already made 4 appearances at club level, already wrote his name in the history books as The Youngest Scorer in San Marino history. Alessandro Gatti yp23a - CM - Another lad who is progressing well, although i've sent him on loan to our Serie C feeder club to get some valuable experience. World Cup Qualifiers Group Draw We have been handed a really difficult group as expected Austria(32), Bulgaria(66), Italy(2), Kosovo(119) and Wales(53) will all be expected to beat us. In the 2022 WC Qualifiers, the team lost all 10 games, scoring 0 and conceding 52 goals, we surely cant do worse than that. Due to the changes to the international schedule, all Qualifiers are fitted into a calendar year, so ill do an end of season update with the club side, and an yearly one for the National Team. EDIT: On the club side of things, the board have announced they are searching for possible sites and investors, with the hope of building a new stadium. No details have been released yet, but this is a huge positive.
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