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  1. HbG93 - AC Cesena 2031/32Table - Stats - Best Eleven - Serie A Best Eleven - Finances - Facilities - Commercial Summary - Transfers - Fixtures 1 - Fixtures 2 The Year: A weaker year this time around, but we still were able to cling onto the European spots. And our showing in the Europa League was very good! We got out of a rather tough group, and from there we got rather favorable draws until we meet Arsenal. Our performance helped out clubs reputation grow a little, but more importantly! As I spoke about last time around. We built very important coefficients! Back home we also got the furthest we have ever in the Italian Cup being knocked out by Juventus. Pierpaolo Bulevardi loved the Europa League and was our star there, but domestically Luigi Bruino was more important. Both however had a phenomenal season, and I am starting too get some belief in this team ability too might start shaking things up. I do believe we for sure need a new goalkeeper and maybe even new full-back. Youth Intake: Filippo Gasperoni 32A is an exciting new member too our midfield pool. He has a nice mix of technical, mental and physicals. Øivind Magnussen 32B is my favorite player from this intake! Partly because hes from Norway but also he really does looks solid! I wonder how much potential he has too grow into, but there is no doubting he will have future contributions for Cesena. Mario Selvaggio 32C is mentally solid, and is an important addition as we have a lack of full-backs. Djiby Mbaye 32D follows the line of solid central midfielders growing up in our club. Massimo Porcu 32E is another striker option that I hope too develop into a quality off the bencher for us. Next Year: These saves are funny. Just last year I was very pessimistic about the clubs future, and here we are going into the next year with European football. We also got in some very impressive looking talent in this years intake. It will be a big challenge taking on European Football, but it could prove an incredible platform too help aid development. While I would love too attempt taking silverware sometime soon. I will ignore what would be our best chance for it: the Italian cup next year. As my main focus will be re securing European Football next year. I hope we can get a doable group in the Europa League so that we can start building some Euro Coefficients.
  2. Wish I could buyback ex Youth intake players. Sad too see Achraf Bouayadi 24A only getting 14 games in 4 seasons for Bayern.
  3. HbG93 - AC Cesena 2030/31Table - Stats - Best Eleven - Serie A Best Eleven - Finances - Facilities - Commercial Summary - Transfers - Fixtures 1 - Fixtures 2 The Year: It was tough too start the year off with the departure of Francesco Pulazzi 25B too Juventus. He had a forced release clause for European football by his agent. We are well compensated for his departure but our finances have had no issues since the sale of Achraf Bouayadi 24A or really since we arrived in the Serie A. The loss of his presence in the defensive line will be felt. Going into the season itself we were flying high despite losing a key player. We started the year off in brilliant form taking 5 out of 5! While our form hit a dip mid November we still did enough too be in the higher ups. In the end we was in for a European football chase something we achieved in the end. With a 5th place finish we will play in the Europa League next season. This is excellent news as it protects Amerighi 26A European football release! Luigi Bruno 29A despite being so young was yet again our star. Porro had a great year for us as well creating a very impressive 12 assist from his right back position. I also received this award. Youth Intake: Gianmaria Vesi 31A is a very welcomed addition too our talent pool. We have a lack of talent in the full-back spots and while Vesi perhaps is more fitted too be a central defender due too his height. I am regardless excited too see his future development. But the cream of the crop here is Rachid Abdellaoui 31B another Italian-Moroccan intake player. Oh my! He looks certain too follow the success of Bouyadi 24A. Daniel Adeyemo 31C is another Italian with African roots. He reminds me a bit of Antwi. Another solid addition too our already good central defender pool. Last man worthy of a shout is Henk Visscher 31D who joins us from NAC Breda's youth recruitment system. I have secured a couple of foreign affiliates with this type of setup. Henk is the first that has joined us of noticeable talent. His position makes his future with us uncertain, but I welcome more of these players in the future. Next Year: These saves are funny. Just last year I was very pessimistic about the clubs future, and here we are going into the next year with European football. We also got in some very impressive looking talent in this years intake. It will be a big challenge taking on European Football, but it could prove an incredible platform too help aid development. While I would love too attempt taking silverware sometime soon. I will ignore what would be our best chance for it: the Italian cup next year. As my main focus will be re securing European Football next year. I hope we can get a doable group in the Europa League so that we can start building some Euro Coefficients.
  4. HbG93 - AC Cesena 2029/30Table - Stats - Best Eleven - Finances - Facilities - Commercial Summary - Transfers - Fixtures 1 - Fixtures 2 The Year: No big exit too halter our progress this year. We did loan out quite a few players with most going too affiliate clubs too run their contracts out. I am looking into further developing Giordano Cappelletti 27B, Matteo Correnti 28A and Luigi Bruno 29A into first team starters. Cappelletti feels like a center midfielder with higher potential than most of our starters outside Amerighi 26A. Admittedly he is a bit underdeveloped for his age, but hopefully exposure will do him good. Correnti and Bruno I have more hopes for. Correnti will hopefully emulate Pulazzi 25B at one point and Luigi Bruno 29A might grow into a even better striker than Achraf Bouayadi 24A ever was. Anyways the year was rather quiet with a 14th place finish. The lowest so far but considering we lost our starting goalie and star striker since our Serie A arrival I am not too disappointed. Bit frustrating too exit the cup so early, but not the biggest of deals. I think we are set for a longer mid-table stay until we can muster better recruits. I do however hope the intakes will feature a better goalkeeper and new full-backs. As we have yet too proper replace Stefano Alemanni, and honestly Porro 24C and Pelletti 23A are really the only worthy choices as full-backs. Youth Intake: I can't pretend that I am unhappy with this intake. Stanislao Russo 30A is a excellent prospect! However I am a bit annoyed he is yet another center-back. I have already adopted a 3-man center-back line because of our prominent linage of getting them. But I really need to get some new full-backs! Corrado Di Nardo 30B is an exciting player too get as his natural position is AMC something we have little too no options in. I ponder a little bit on the possibility of playing 4-3-1-2 at one point with this guy too change things up. Maurizio Gozzi 30C is a goalkeeper and I wanted that. But with his severely lacking physicals and at best mediocre mental starting point I don't expect him too claim playtime for us. Erik Ghetti 30D best hope for playtime is growing into a backup. Next Year: Going to admit. The future is not too exciting for us. We need time too get new and better recruits trough. The good note is that financially we are safe. I hope Pulazzi doesn't get poached this summer due too his European Competition play clause. Because honestly his sporting ability versus the albeit very high release isn't worth it compared too the time we need too replace him. I spoke about Cappelletti, Correnti and Bruno development. The first one is slowly getting along. I am determined too keep focusing on his development as his potential is very high. But I need him too take bigger steps next year as hes getting older now. Correnti did well and with a year or two more could rectify the time spent on him. Bruno despite his young age has already taken on the role of being a star. I hope that we can avoid any European release clause on him in the future. Because keeping him, Amerighi and Pulazzi will be key too push for higher placements the following years.
  5. HbG93 - AC Cesena 2028/29Table - Sadly Forgot Squad Stats - Best Eleven - Finances - Facilities - Commercial Summary - Transfers - Fixtures 1 - Fixtures 2 The Year: The season started off with a tough hit too our first team quality as FC Bayern activated the 60 million euros release fee clause for our star man Achraf Bouayadi 24A. The good news about this sale is the fact we are now flushed with cash. We already had a huge positive cash flow due too the TV Money in Serie A. But adding the cash from this sale on top of that. We are in a position were we I hope the chairman will never accept offers ahead of me anymore. Now this cash is great too get in as I want too expand the stadium, but as I won't be eligible for a new stadium until 2043. For now a expansion will have too do. I also will push trough any facility upgrade I can. With this departure from the club we needed someone too step up. While not leading in terms of goal long term member Pierpaolo Bulevardi had a great year with 17 goals and 8 assists netting him the highest overall rating. The main goalscorer was Luigi Donvito 25C who despite having 17 crossing has adapted well too playing up top. We also got the longest ever in the TIM Cup getting trough the qualifier stages. But after being handed Juventus in the 1st round we got easily knocked out. All in all I am very happy with the season. I thought we would struggle sporting wise far more due too the sale of Bouayadi. Youth Intake: Not a intake with many players that look too intriguing. However it couldn't fit better too get a new striker prospect considering Bouayadi 24A transfer. Luigi Bruno 29A is the high quality member of this intake. He looks rather special and could be one of the fewer Italians we have gotten. That one day could not only be important for us but also the Gli Azzuri. Cristian Cozzi 29B is also interesting. I would wager he is the best right winger we have gotten so far. However we have moved away from playing wingers. Antonio Barbuto 29C follows the line of young hopeful defenders. But he has a long way too if he wants too battle for playtime with our current defenders. Other than that not much too note here. Next Year: I look forward too the next year. Not because I expect big things from the team, but more so just too progress along. There is no doubting that we need some good intakes before we can dream of landing European football or challenge for the title. This years recruit Luigi Bruno 29A by all means looks like a strong addition. I am a little nervous about our Goalkeeper position as Lorenzo Napoli 24D is no where near at catching up too the quality former goalie Stefano Alemanni 23B had. Furthermore we also have very little depth on our two starting backs. I do however think we have good talents in the central midfield and defense. Correnti 28A and Francesco Pulazzi 25B could have long careers in the starting eleven. The latter has interest from the top dogs but I seeing our now remarkable strong finical position I have high hopes of fending them off.
  6. Big boys nowYear 9 Welcome too our very first season in the Serie A! While there was much joy and pride over the fact we were here. There was no illusion in my mind. This would be the toughest year of the journey yet. I was however quite confident that we had a team that would not only survive, but be able too stay ahead of the relegation battle. Of course as a newly promoted side we were hotly tipped as one of the go to relegation sides. This didn't really bother me as I had other things occupying my mind. The two biggest was the fact Achraf Bouayadi 24A and Stefano Alemanni 23B both were on expiring contracts! I had hoped that Serie A football would make them willing too resign new deals. Unfortunately this wasn't the case for Stefano Alemanni 23B who was ademant about leaving the club. In fact he announced his intention too see his contract out and leave us on a free in the summer. So I while initially I hoped it would never come too it. I sold Stefano Alemanni 23B off. Luckily Achraf Bouayadi 24A was willing too sign a new deal after the summer window shut. It would without a doubt take time for us too be a Serie A title challenger with our philosophy, but there was no hiding the economical growth of being in the top flight! Finances Note the date of the finances. This is after a full season stay in the top flight. Still the point too show here is our economic growth. We have gone from struggling too have a couple of million + balance in the Serie B too now have 30 million Euros sitting pretty! Of course the main reason for this was the TV revenue that Serie A TIM football brought the club. But we also saw some slight increase in our season tickets, gate receipts and sponsorship. While we spent more on wages then ever with our Serie A arrival we still were tiny fish in the pond. We were the team with the lowest wages paid out in the League. Fixtures 1 + Table The first half of the season went very well for us. We took an early dive out of the TIM Cup, but with Bouayadi leading the charge we took two very important victories over Empoli and AS Livorno two other fellow relegation battle tipped teams. From there we went into brawler mode. We took many hits, but we also managed too grab onto points. We didn't play any attractive football anymore as Serie A teams were far more adapt of defending our attacks. They also troubled us far more than last years Serie B. But the one thing that remained was our ability too get away with narrow wins. We were also lucky with the fact that Bulevardi and Luigi Donvito 25C were able too give us some extra scoring options when Bouayadi went into a bad period. I am also very pleased with our wins over Torino and Atalanta. Teams that should have beaten us. We also managed for the most part too avoid brutal losses with the 1-4 loss away too Inter being the harshest. Fixtures 2 + Table So the second half went very similar too the first one. We did however start conceding a bit more, but at the same time we scored more too. But cannot be understated how important Bouayadi was for our team! There is no doubting my mind that without him we wouldn't have avoided the Relegation Battle. We even took a very impressive 4-3 win over A.C Milan this time around! We also took Torino for the second time and got one over Lazio. We did however take on two very heavy losses too Fiorentina and Atalanta. It's very much onto these two matches that our bad goal difference comes from as we conceded 10 and only scored 2 in these two matches. But all in all I can't help but feel happy about our season. After all we are not used too this level of competition. End of season stats Well there is no real surprise here. It's dominated by Bouayadi our Morccan star. In fact he became the European Golden Boot winner! With this he also became the African attacker of the year with the team of the year both in Africa and Serie A. The Moroccan also rocked a 76% vote for the fans player of the season. I have started too give some players nicknames but most of them should be obvious. Anyways Pelletti 23A and Porro 24C had good years for use being the only players outside our superstar getting average ratings above 6.9. This quite well describes the step up of level. Best Eleven We have some new names here. The first one is Lorenzo Napoli 24D ending Stefano Alemanni 23B 4 year long Best XI residence. Not something I wanted, but my hand was forced. We also have two new faces in the 3-man center defender line. With now older generations Jacopo Cesecon 20D and Antonio Bernardi 21B going into more backup roles. Mauro (Bellato) 22G has nailed down a starting spot with Jonathan Rinaldi 24B. The midfield trio sees Andrea Cioffi 22E return with Luciano 23C and the young future star Amerighi 26A making the rest. Up top there could only be two! However I think Luigi Donvito 25C could give Bulevardi a challenge next year. I also have high hopes for Raimondo Sanna 24E too forge his path in the central midfield line. Next year might be too early but I have high hopes that this years intake player Matteo Correnti 28A will become a future member of the defensive line. Youth Intake Another intake that leaves for more too be desired. Perhaps it's time we considered a new Head of Youth Development? He might have produced the goods he could find. Still Matteo Correnti 28A is a talented fellow! If it wasn't for him however the intake would be very lackluster. My favorite thing about Matteo is without a doubt the awe size of the lad. Ola Andersen 28B main point of interest is the fact hes Norwegian. However he has severe lack of mental attributes, and I wouldn't expect much from him anytime soon. Marco Ferretti 28C suffers from the same issue and on top of this he plays a non position in the club. Last of the ones I bother sharing is Simone  Cacchi 28D a goalkeeper I can assure you will never get passed 3rd string. Transfers The only transfers of worthy of notes were the winter depatures of Alemanni 23B and Davide Fusco. Davide Fusco hasn't enjoyed our formation change, and wanted too leave for first team football. I obliged and arranged a transfer too Serie B side Ascoli Clacio for 1.1 million euros. Alemanni 23B was someone I hoped that would guard our goal until his retirement. But according too himself he outgrew the club, and with his announcement of his intent too leave on a free at the end of the year. I decided too make calls back in October too see if I could sell him for some money. Palermo was the club who in the end got him for 7 million euros + a sell on clause worth 10% of his next transfer. A percentage we could have big enjoyments from in the future as he instantly doubled his market value after joining Palermo a team that finished only 3 places higher than us on the table.
  7. HbG93 - AC Cesena 2027/28Table - End of season Squad - Best Eleven - Finances - Facilities - Commercial Summary - Transfers - Fixtures 1 - Fixtures 2 The Year: Our first outing in the Serie A went quite well! A 15-6-17 record I would wager is a very impressive showing for us. We scored 51 goals and conceded 66 giving us a -15 goal difference. Nothing pretty about that. However considering the fact we had a change of goalkeeper from a Serie A level goalkeeper in Stefano Alemanni 23B too the young Lorenzo Napoli 24D. This was because Stefano announced his intention too let his expiring contract run out. I decided too cash in by selling him off too Palermo. Another player was in the same situation, and it was none other than Achraf Bouayadi 24A luckily I was able too lock him down on a new long term contract after the transfer window shut. There is no doubting that our survival wouldn't have been this comfortable without the Moroccan striker. Perhaps we wouldn't even have made it. He was by far the star for us, and most other players performance wise had little too speak off. But still my team is youngsters! So a year of Serie A football can only help improve them. In fact he became the European Golden Boot winner! With this he also became the African attacker of the year with the team of the year both in Africa and Serie A. The Moroccan also rocked a 76% vote for the fans player of the season. This promotion also saw big increases in our finances and reputation. I look forward too the advantages that could bring. As I have newer and improved training and youth facilities already in the works. Youth Intake: Another intake that leaves for more too be desired. Perhaps it's time we considered a new Head of Youth Development? He might have produced the goods he could find. Still Matteo Correnti 28A is a talented fellow! If it wasn't for him however the intake would be very lackluster. My favorite thing about Matteo is without a doubt the awe size of the lad. Ola Andersen 28B main point of interest is the fact hes Norwegian. However he has severe lack of mental attributes, and I wouldn't expect much from him anytime soon. Marco Ferretti 28C suffers from the same issue and on top of this he plays a non position in the club. Last of the ones I bother sharing is Simone Cacchi 28D a goalkeeper I can assure you will never get passed 3rd string. Next Year: Having survived our first year in the Serie A quite comfortable and tied down Achraf Bouayadi 24A. My hopes is too somewhat reproduce the season going forward. I have no doubt about that we need growing time! I also have little belief in us relegating anytime soon. Until we can more recruits that can display the level that our little Moroccan I don't expect any silverware or European adventures too come across us. We have some of the puzzle pieces already in Pulazzi 25B and Amerighi 26A. But they still could do with a season or two before we can demand them too be leading players for the team. Hopefully in the meantime we also pick up others than can help lift the team further. I do however have a hope too get a bit of a cup run going in the future years. Not too win or anything. But for the excitement. Speaking of which I have considered asking for a new stadium, but at the same time we still have some space left in our current stadium. Come end of next season I might have a chat about it.
  8. Let's catch up on Serie A I took me until the 9th season before my Cesena team was allowed too play Serie A football. But during our 3 years in the Lega Pro Girone B and 5 in the Serie B Eurobet what happened in the Serie A TIM? Join me as I take a look on the 6 teams little look at media's 5 favorite teams, and explore the history of the years played. Let's just start with the most curious thing. Who had won Serie A during the 8 years. What storyline would we find? Have a team broken Juventus winning streak, or have they carried on? Maybe we have a bit back and forth going on. Well if we look at the past winners during these 8 years. It reveals perhaps a bit sad history as Juventus has kept their iron hold of Serie A with taking another 8 titles on their already 7 streak. The more interesting thing is the competition between the other teams. With Napoli having some strong early years before the two Milian sides worse and became Juventus main competition. However in the recent years Napoli have comeback. On top of this Roma comes in here and there. Below I also included the TIM Cup. A competition I have had little too no success in so far. While the cup doesn't see a complete iron hold by Juventus they still are the bigger talking point in terms of titles taken. But a interesting talking point is Inter playing in 5 out of these 8 finals and only winning 1 of them. Past Winners Serie A Past Winners Tim Cup Juventus Let's just move on and talk about the clubs specifics. Juventus the monster flagship of Italian football have had an iron hold domestic football taking every Serie A title during this saves run time. On top of that they also took home 4 TIM Cup titles. But the crown jewel of Juventus continued success is without a doubt their Champions League title in 2020. Meaning Cristiano Ronaldo did achieve his goal in the black and white. With all this sucess it shouldn't come as a suprise that Juventus has had the least manager changing of the 5 clubs during the 8 years. Massimiliano Allegri was the Juventus manager for 10 years before Diego Simeone took over in the summer of 2024 after Allergi left too manage in the Premier League. Diego Simone have continued the success of Allegri having a 76% win rate. Looking at their historic best eleven it showcases a team of football superstars. In goal is Wojciech Szczesny who guarded the Juventus goal in 248 matches before taking moving on in 2025 too play for AS Saint-Etienne. Their current goalkeeper is Brazilian up and comer Jair who has started getting matches for the Brazilian national team. On the right back is Almamy Toure a player who joined Juventus in 2024 from PSG. On the opposite side of him is the best left-back I have ever seen in Bujar Sulejmani. In the middle Leonardo Bonucci and Daniele Rugani makes the pair with 319 and 403 matches respectively. Rugani is still going strong at 33 for Juventus, but his partner is now Said Boussaboun a new future star of the Gli Azzuri. Paulo Dybala and Rodrigo Bentantcur makes up the CM pair. Having played 451 and 317 matches. They both remain with Juventus, but they have gotten strong competition from the Brazilian Wellington Daniel and Paraguayan wonderkid Ruben Benitez. Douglas Costa sits on the right wing and he managed 322 matches before taking a pre retirement year with Celta Vigo now Jeffrey Furtado a Portugese inside forward taking his place. A fellow countryman is on the left wing in Cristano Ronaldo who played 258 matches for Juventus before retiring in 2024. Another Portugese player has gotten the task of filling his boots in Joao Felix. In the middle AMC position we have Isaac Amankwah a world class Juventus Academy product. Up top is their current terrorizer of a striker named Santiago Garcia. While I cannot view all the players attributes properly due too not really having a scouting department too show their players. I can ensure you that Juventus by far is the favorites too win this years Serie A. Roma With Juventus taking all the league titles there is little room for trophies too brag about for Roma. But they did win the TIM cup in 2026, and became last years runner-up. In short Roma is on a high currently. Roma have over 8 years managed too burn trough 5 different managers. With Eusebio Di Francesco signing off in summer of 2019. His replacements Vincenzo Montella and Fabriizio Picareta didn't last long. Fatih Terim would lead the club before current manager Jorge Sampaoli found his way too the team in the summer of 2023. Boasting a win rate of 60% since his arrival. Looking at their historic best eleven is a rather interesting. The high praised shot stopper Robin Olsen played 119 matches for Roma before moving on and spending 5 years with Spartak Moscow, and from there he spent a year in CSKA Moscow before retiring. The 4 man back line contain real life favorites Alessandro Florenzi and Kostas Manolas who managed 263 and 309 matches. Florenzi would take 2 years in Ukraine before retiring this year. Manolas on the other hand did a bit of a journeyman travel in his latter days. Taking a year with Young Boys, then CSKA Moscow and currently DC United. Dan-Axel Zagadou and Mykola Matvienko makes up the rest of the 4- man line. Zagadou is still with Roma and is looking too add on his 130 match total. The same with Mykola Matvienko who is up at 314 matches! Steven Nzonzi spent 7 years with Roma before taking a pre retirement year back in France. In this time managed 257 matches. He was replaced by Belgium wonderkid Sebastian Derijck. Bryan Cristante and Bruno Fernandes are both with the team having played 358 and 279 matches for Roma so far. On the right wing we find a newer inclusion in Kevin Cannavo with 172 matches. He joined Roma from Palermo. However he seems too have run out of favor as of last season with Dennis Man now playing on the right wing. Someone still in favor is left win Mauro Frijia a world quality Italian left wing who has already racked up 247 matches despite being only 24 years old. Up top is Patrik Schick with 319 matches who is still the first option for the team. All in all I think Roma is sure too be one of the main contenders too overthrow Juventus. Inter Inter have been one of the more consistent challengers domestically, but their only showing for their efforts are runner-ups and a TIM Cup trophy from 2024. Inter seems too have a runner-up curse as they also came second twice in the Europa League in 2021 and 2023. Their manager history is Luciano Spalletti sacked and replaced by Rafa Benitez who after 4 years resigned. His replacement was none other than Pep Guardiola but after 2 years and 146 he was sacked with Thomas Tuchel taking on the Job 5th of January 2027 replacing 13 day old caretaker Rui Faria. The Inter best eleven is also a interesting one. We have Blackburn Rovers goalie David Raya in goal for Inter, and hes still going strong for them. He has protected their goal in 246 matches so far. His back line consists of Sime Vrsjalko: 240 matches, Milan Skriniar: 417 matches, Alessandro Bastoni: 303 matches and Aldair Castillo: 146 matches. Sime has retired and I cannot access his history. I do however know his replacement is Vladanko Tadic who joined Inter in 2023 from FK Partizan. He has since gone on too become the leading Serbian and Inter right-back. Milan Skriniar and Alessandro Bastoni still is the starting options for Inter! A long term duo going on strong. I am quite impressed with the fact Milan Skriniar never transferred from Inter considering Juventus domestic hold. The left back is a Colombian speedster who joined Inter from MLS side Minnesota. Their center midfield duo is the Italians Roberto Gagliardini and Rolando Mandragora sitting at 374 and 181 matches. Cool too see that Gagliardini never left, and very interesting that former Juventus player Rolando Mandragora ended up here. Lautaro Martinez with 366 matches is the right winger a position he doesn't currently play as that is left too Andrija Zivkovic. Joao Mario is the man in the hole with 192 matches this despite him leaving in 2024 too join his former team Sporting CP. I am not sure how Inter replaced him. I think they used a collection of players moving about. But the current starting AMC for Inter is the 34 year old Jesse Lingard but they have an Injury on a striker so I suspect Lautaro Martinez drops back into the AMC if that player isn't injured. Matteo Politano wiuth 188 matches is the left winger of choice. He is no longer with Inter leaving them in 2024. Since then he has been in a host of thems from Celta Vigo, Palermo, Torino too now Wolfsburg. He was replaced by Brazilian youngster Gregore who has yet too really live up too expectations. Closing out the team there could be no other than Mauro Icardi with 411 matches! He is still at Inter and from what I can tell he is still first option. Crazy that he never left Inter. All in all looking at the Inter squad they have some class players their issue is a bit of an ageing generation mixed with not having Juventus level of width. Napoli Napoli have wobbled a bit back and forth in domestic placements. Having won the TIM Cup this year with third placements in 2025, 2027 and second in 2026. Napoli is on a good stride with their current generation. They also was the team that denied Inter the Europa League title in 2023. They enjoy having some quality middle aged players mixed with some high experienced ones. Napoli has also had far less manager movements with Carlo Ancelotti getting the sack after the 2022 season with Sergio Conceicao taking the regins before resigning the form the role. In 29/7/204 current manager Unai Emery took the Napoli throne. Their historic best eleven has a rather big surprise inclusion. But starting from the back is Alex Meret in goal with 315 matches, and he has plenty of time too add more. Elseid Hysaj is the right back with 397 matches however he left this transfer window too Dynamo Kyiv. His replacement is a promising 21 year old right-back from Fluminense named Dentinho. Their center defense duo is Kalidou Koulibaly and Svetozar Markovic with 415 and 116 matches. Koulibaly has now reached the age of 36 and while still being in Napoli. I don't except his number too grow much. Svetozar Markovic however will and Napoli need too proper replace Koulibaly as the defender starting ahead of him is the 34 year old Antonio Rudiger. Now for the real surprise. Their left-back is Mattia De Sciglio who joined Napoli back in 2021 playing for them until 2026 before leaving for Austrian. Yes Austrian football. Their current left-back is a Brazilian named Savinho who at 25 years old is yet too have a proper breakthrough with the national team. Making their center midfield duo is Amadou Diaware with 365 matches and Lukasz Opalacz with 231 matches. The latter is still with them at 30 years of age having been with Napoli for now 12 years. Opalacz is a Polish world class playmaker who could have a long Napoli career ahead of him. The 3 man AM line is Lorenzo Insigne: 354, Joaquin Correa: 140 and Malcolm: 190 matches. A bit surprising considering on the bench is Simone Verdi with 316 matches. Of these 3 players only Malcom is still in the first team with Joaquin Correa seeing some play off the bench. The legend Insigne has retired after taking a year in Greece with AEK. But Napoli has good replacements for these two. In the middle is Amine Harit a Moroccan trickster. And playing on the left is Alexander Isak. Their striker of choice is Arkadiuiz MIlik who managed 194 matches. However his replacement is Brazil star Indio, and with 139 matches hes closing in on replacing Milik on the historic XI too. All in all looking at the Napoli squad. There is no doubting their starting members being capable of taking wins over any of the Serie A teams. However there is a concerning lack of depth here. Milan Our fifth and final team too look on is A.C Milan. A team that in terms of titles have only a TIM Cup in 2022 too really feel good about. Unless you put much stock in their Supercoppa TIM win in 2023. Despite this lack of titles Milan has had surprisingly few manager changes. Gennaro Gattuso left in 2024 after getting the sack. Former Napoli and great Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti was hired for his second stint with Milan. It ended in a sacking which is where current manager Gareth Southgate comes in. Looking at the historic XI there is no surprise that their goalie is Gianluigi Donnarumma ticking in with 446 matches, and he can still add on them. His back line is Andrea Conti: 257, Mattia Caldara: 219, Ernesto Amaya: 192 and Ricardo Rodriguez: 233 matches. A suprise here is where has Alessio Romagnoli gone? Alessio was bought by Real Madrid in 2021. Further interesting about Alessio is that he now has become a Juventus player. Andrea Conti no longer plays for Milan, but I still within Serie A with Bologna. A.C Milan has yet too proper replace him with ageing Sergi Roberto serving the right back as of now. Their duo in the middle is Mattia Caldara and Ernesto Amaya both no longer plays for Milan. The latter moved too Spurs in 2023. With Colombian superstar Ernesto Amaya leaving for Liverpool during this years transfer window. A tough loss for Milan however their replacement Carabina from Brazil isn't bad either. He pairs with Ruben Dias. Ricardo Rodriguez has now turned 35 yars old and back in 2025 he left too Russia. The resident left-back is Lucas Hernandez. Their central trio is made out of Franck Kessie: 434 matches, Lucas Paqueta: 377 matches and never addition Milan Acedemy player Simone Righetti: 190 matches. All of these still play with A.C Milan! However they have gotten serious competition from Brazilian Mauricio. Moving too the wingers we find Suso with 332 matches on the right side. The Spaniard however is no longer with them having left for Young Boys. Being replaced by a growing star in yet another Brazilian Matonense. On the left we have Leandro Trossard with 110 matches as the choice. A bit of a surprise considering he left back in 2023. Right now A.C Milan uses Munir as their left winger. Up top is Andre Silva with 337 matches and hes still with Milan. I quite like this A.C Milan squad. They have many world class players, and have a bit of fill with them. They also have former Cesena left winger Francesco Valli 22A. Their real issue in my eyes is their two ageing full-backs.
  9. New HeightsYear 8 Welcome too my eight season! Time flies. Going into this year I had quite a bit of decisions too make. At the end of last year I hat attempted playing a 5-3-2 after the arrival of the very talented Pierluigi Ameri. This is because I also already had two young, and well developing center midfielders in Andrea Coffi 22B and Luciano Mingiano 23C. I figured that with the lack of a proper right winger talent too develop. I might as well start looking into a way too play a trio setup in the midfield. The tactical style would remain very much the same it was more about finding a way too balance the team. After all Andrea Coffi 22B and Luciano Mingiano 23C was rather similar players. I also played around with a 4-3-1-2 with the teams most senior player Nicola Andreoli sitting between my talented midfield trio and our strikers. I also didn't fully abandon the 4-2-4 wide variant of the style that had served rather well so far in the Serie B. But the fact was after his injury Pierpaolo Bulevardi was finding less and less goals. So taking steps too change things up was very much something in my interest. The summer window as usual was my most hated time. I did some moves too loan out some talents that was in need of game time too aid their development. I also lost a long term backup striker in Gianluigi Bonotto 22B not renewing and joining Roma. Other than that the only noteworthy thing that happened during the summer window was the 3.9 million euro sale of left winger Aniello Biagioni 21D. A transfer that was done with my say. I thought it was a good fee for such a player, and could help me too further protect other players. I am not sure if I was right that it would. But as it turns out my chairman did try too sell our star player of last year: Achraf Bouayadi 24A. Luckily I had a chat, and was able to change the chairman mind about the sale. Fixtures 1 + Half Year Table As the fixture list above shows we had a lovely start too the new year. Despite taking a earlier TIM Cup exit than I would wish for. We did take 5 wins in a row before taking on our first loss. It was a rather bad loss too. Either way it was hard too not be happy with our start. Yet I was not convinced about the teams performances in them outside the trashing of Cosenza Clacio. My suspicion of our results would turn out too be fair. As our form started too shift, and see points go us by. However at the same time we were not doing badly either. But there was a definitive noticeable change in our ability too score goals. 26 goals at half point and 20 conceded reflects my thought about lacking performance level. Still sitting with 33 points after 19 matches was by no means a bad position too be in. After all the teams ahead was by no means unreachable. In fact they were rather close too us. If we could survive the dreaded winter window without any losses. We could very well have a good shot at promotion. If we could find and maintain good form in the second half of the season. Perhaps do a little adjustments here and there tactically too help get my two strikers more involved as they had yet too get into proper scoring mood. Fixtures 2 + Full end table The new year started off very well for us with two victories. Not of the convincing manner but 3 pointers nonetheless. The following months were a bit here and there, but we still took enough points too come out ahead. Last year star Achraf Bouayadi 24A turn on the burners again, and started scoring with far more consistency. This would turn out too be a very important thing for our bid in promotion. After a very strong April we had set ourselves up for not just a potential direct promotion, but the title itself. While we had a very productive April taking 4 out of 5 possible wins. Livorno had a bit of form dip losing a point gap that at one point was as high as 9 points. Sadly we from there bottled it taking no further wins after our first April loss. It doesn't mean much for our next year league stats the difference between 1st and second. But it would have been fun too take me first title. We also let Genoa come rather close too stealing our save promotion spot. I am very proud of my boys for managing this promotion. How prepared too keep me in the Serie A they are is another topic. All in all a 2nd placement is a big improvement on last years 9th place. Despite this we scored 21 less goals this year! That's a huge amount too go missing. However we also conceded only 42 this year compared too 59. An improvement of a very impressive 17 less goals conceded! So while the experiment of playing a 3-man line in a 5-3-2 and 4-3-1-2's across the year made us far less productive. We become a better team unit having a overall doubling of our total goal difference too 16 from last years 8. End of season stats Not the strongest performing squad in terms of individual level. But we are a good unit! Achraf Bouayadi 24A had a wonderful year yet again! We had a period were we struggled too score, so his goal tally is a tad lower this time around. But he still was an important man leading us in the title chase. He was the favorite among fans and pundits of our team. Armando Pellettieri 23A the talent I spoke harsh against due too his lack of speed too be left-back. Has now become our starting choice, and even became the player with most assist for us this year. While I still miss Giacchetti 20A the fans have started too show a lot of love too his replacement Alessandro Porro 24C. I have to admit he had a very good year despite his constant transfer request. It's a nightmare every time a transfer window rolls around. Maybe the Serie A status will help lower some of the wishes too leave us. Best Eleven Big changes this time around as we have a new formation displaying our best eleven. I agree that the 5-3-2 makes most sense too select. But as expected in goal is the usual Stefano Alemanni 23B who I hope stay with us for a long time. The right wing-back was of course Porro's! While the other side was Pelletti's. In between them we find Bernandi 21B, Pulazzi 25B and Cescon 20D. It's thanks too the formation change that Cescon is back into here, as he would start behind both the others in a 4-man line for me. I am however surprised that Tommaso Padovani 21E makes the cut in the 3 man midfield. As I would have excepted too see Andrea Coffi 22E ahead of him. Up top there could only be these two. Pierpaolo Bulevardi might have had struggles finding his older excellent goal scoring numbers after his injury. But he still is a loved member of the attack. Also the pressure and mantle of being the top scorer has now befallen the younger Bouayadi 24A. Youth Intake This time around the intake wasn't as exciting as the year before. But considering how good of a player we got last year it's understandable that the follow up isn't. With that said Pierfrancesco Bursi 27A is t he long awaited natural right wing talent! However he has a lot of development too do. Giordano Cappelletti 27B isn't a bad looking talent either, and he could perhaps one day follow the footstep of Andrea Coffi 22B and Luciano Mingiano 23C. Do we have a new Armando Pellettieri 23A on our hands? Daniel Mustai 27C a young Albanian has a similar profile. He's too short too play in the center, but also too slow for the left-back. Giacomo Bertolii 27D might have spent too much current ability points on that extra I in his last name. But I wanted too show at least 4 players and therefore hes there. I think realisticly only Bursi and Cappelletti has genuine chances of becoming members of the first team squad in the future. But Daniel Mustai could suprise me and have a growth spurt, or summer his inner Usain Bolt. Transfers I mentioned Aniello Biagioni 21D's departure from the team. He left too last years Serie B winners Perugia Clacio. I again utilized my affiliate Monza too give some players game time. I did lose Gianluigi Bonotto 22B too Roma for free, because he didn't sign a new contract. Not that I can blame him as he was stuck in forever backup mode for us. Not sure why he decided too accept a offer from Roma of all clubs as that won't help the game time issue. I also loaned out some other players too Lega Pro teams as I couldn't give them football myself. The one of interest that is out of loan is Lorenzo Napoli 24D who would be the man too replace current goalkeeper Alemanni 23B. That is if it ever comes too that. Here we come!
  10. HbG93 - AC Cesena 2026/27Table - End of season Squad - Best Eleven - Finances - Facilities - Commercial Summary - Transfers - Fixtures 1 - Fixtures 2 The Year: For this season I spoke about not being sure if we were ready for an proper promotion bid. I mean too be fair I had come close having been in 2 playoff finals so far. My sights were set somewhere around that area this year. Get into the playoffs and from there just do our best. Turns out the season went far better than I expected. Achraf Bouayadi 24A had a wonderful year yet again! We had a period were we struggled too score, so his goal tally is a tad lower this time around. But he still was an important man leading us in the title chase. He was the favorite among fans and pundits of our team. Armando Pellettieri 23A the talent I spoke harsh against due too his lack of speed too be left-back. Has now become our starting choice, and even became the player with most assist for us this year. We were quite close winning the Serie B this year after Livorno had a big form dip in the second half of the season. While I still miss Giacchetti 20A the fans have started too show a lot of love too his replacement Alessandro Porro 24C. I have to admit he had a very good year despite his constant transfer request. It's a nightmare every time a transfer window rolls around. Maybe the Serie A status will help lower some of the wishes too leave us. Youth Intake: This time around the intake wasn't as exciting as the year before. But considering how good of a player we got last year it's understandable that the follow up isn't. With that said Pierfrancesco Bursi 27A is t he long awaited natural right wing talent! However he has a lot of development too do. Giordano Cappelletti 27B isn't a bad looking talent either, and he could perhaps one day follow the footstep of Andrea Coffi 22B and Luciano Mingiano 23C. Do we have a new Armando Pellettieri 23A on our hands? Daniel Mustai 27C a young Albanian has a similar profile. He's too short too play in the center, but also too slow for the left-back. Giacomo Bertolii 27D might have spent too much current ability points on that extra I in his last name. But I wanted too show at least 4 players and therefore hes there. I think realisticly only Bursi and Cappelletti has genuine chances of becoming members of the first team squad in the future. But Daniel Mustai could suprise me and have a growth spurt, or summer his inner Usain Bolt. Next Year: Just like when I got into the Serie B from Lega Pro. I am here now thinking should I be happy or scared about playing in the Serie A? All I really can say about the next year is that I have hopes of survival. I think.
  11. @Braumiller Pierluigi Amerighi 26A is scary good. Never felt so paranoid about losing a player.
  12. @Braumiller Admir Jukic working on becoming a early favorite, and congrats on getting the start on facility upgrades.
  13. Licking woundsYear 7 It felt like coming back too it after a long deep sleep. The first proper sleep after a nightmare of a season had ended. Having had lost several starting players, and for the first time dealt with a big long term injury on one of my stars. A summer break was very much needed. But the activities of the last summer window still haunted me. I couldn't wait too hear what player I would lose next. Year 7 in Italy and back too hiding. I had no doubt there would be a host of vultures looking too attempt away our talented bunch of players. Perhaps it was for the best that I was back at spending my time either on the training field or in hiding again. After all I wasn't that fond of the summer after all. And has it would turn out this time around. We couldn't go a summer free of chairman involvement. Luciano Cinotti was shipped off too Sampdoria for 6.5M(8.25M) euros. I thought about having a chat with Corrado Agusto Patriniani about it, but for once he had accepted a rather reasonable constructed and sized offer. I also think despite the fact Luciano Cinotti had been our most impressive player in terms of performances. That we could move on fine without him. Pierpaolo Bulevardi was now back from injury, and the young Achraf Bouayadi 24A have had nothing but excellent development. Further more I would have Aniello Biagioni 21D back too play as our left winger. All in all it was a rather quiet summer. Something that fitted me very well considering the mess of a year before. I did fully expect this year too be all about developing players, and comeback stronger a season or two ahead. Fixtures 1 We exited out of the TIM Cup immediately this time around after having enjoyed two year of making it too the 4th qualifier round. But on the other hand we start off with a perfect 3 wins! We then took on two losses before finding 4 wins in a row! Despite off my outlook of spending the year liking our wounds, and developing players too mount a promotion bid next year. We were off in a very good speed. This form curve of course plummeted with 4 match month November only netted us 2 points. December was better as we managed too claim 3 wins. However two of them were rather lucky. January started off mixed. But luckily we only faced rumors and denied bids during it. Allowing us to maintain the squad for the rest of the season. Fixtures 2 But we had a miserable February taking on 3 losses and 7 goals conceded without scoring a single one ourselves! March didn't prove much of a better month either. But a positive was the fact Bulevardi and Bouayadi was both back on the score sheet. We ended up taking far more damage then dealing during the second half of this season. This was a bit concerning as we should've become stronger as the year moves on. After all our squad is filled with young talent developing. In the end I just wanted too get the season over with. As It had per prediction been a bit of a write off due too the sales the season before. Table The table isn't one of much joy this time around. With our 4th stay in the Serie B marking our worst placement yet with 9th. Now that's not really a bad thing considering the state of us when we got up. We scored 10 less goals this time around, but conceded 8 less too. Point wise we ended up with 56 which wasn't even our worst total. So for a write off season I think we did rather well. It's a bit of a bummer too miss out on the promotion playoffs. But I figure we will be there next year again with our grown players. End of season stats The oddest thing here is Stefano Alemmani 23B having 6 matches off the bench despite being a goalkeeper. But this comes from the fact of me wanting too match Lorenzo Napoli 24D on occasions. I became paranoid over the idea of losing Stefano Alemmani 23B in the next summer window. The goalie would be the worst single player too lose, as his replacement was would be no where near up too speed. Alessandro Porro 24C has developed nicely with a full year of exposure. He is by no means anywhere near the level of former right-back Giacchetti 20A, but still we have work with the ones we got available. On the left too replace Omar Bratti 22C. Armando Pellettieri 23A has done good strides, and as luck will have it! He's become quicker! While not as an impressive haul as Pierluigi Amerighi 26A we still got Francesco Pulazzi 25B who with a year off football has develop well. Best Eleven Now things look a bit more normal this time around. Pierpaolo Bulevardi is back into the lineup, and with Luciano Cinotti depature Achraft Bouayadi 24A had clear away too be here. Nicola Andreoli holds down the fort on the right side. I do however hope we get someone too take his place sometime in the nearer future. Aniello Biagioni 21D is back into the team after a year out on loan. They might be young but Luciano Mingiano 23C and Andrea Cioffi 22E forms a wonderful partnership in the central midfield line. In the defense we see two changes. Armando Pellettieri 23A is in on the left-back and last years big recruit Francesco Pulazzi 25B is in the team after a strong year of development. Youth Intake Does this mean I won I FM19? My word does Pierluigi Amerighi 26A look incredible! Funny enough he should technically be named 26B but it's an insult too do that. This kid will go straight into the starting eleven no doubting that. I really hope I can claim Serie A football, and secure our self for my chairman selling this guy when the gains heat. Because he will! An absolute monster. Filippo Fabbri 26B is almost what I have been longing for. But he's not a natural right wing. He will go under training and perhaps with time he could prove inherit the right wing. Nunzio Gherardi 26C is not a shabby looking goalkeeper. I really like his already good vision if he know just learned a technique too distribute the ball. Daniel Pugliese 26D is honestly useless if he doesn't have a big growth spurt. I truly hope he hasn't passed puberty proper yet. Gianluca Coral 26E isn't really worth showing here but has a an awesome last name. Transfers As per usual nothing really interesting of note happening here. As I already talked about Luciano Cinotti leaving us. The biggest reveal here is perhaps the fact we sent two players on loan too new affiliate club Monza. I think this could be a recent way too develop players that might never amount too a proper role, or at best a squad role for the club. It's good too have a team in the divisions below me too send some players I know will be tough too give game time too. One thing however I do expect loan player Pietro Salvestroni 22I too return into the first team next year. As we don't have a proper right-back cover. The closest we have is Andrea Zamagni who has barley played football f or the last 3 seasons.
  14. HbG93 - AC Cesena 2025/26Table - End of season Squad - Best Eleven - Finances - Facilities - Commercial Summary - Transfers - Fixtures 1 - Fixtures 2 The Year: This season became all about not losing any further players, and further developing replacements for the ones we lost last year. I was hoping this could have been a proper promotion challenge this time around but no such luck. Talking about luck! If you peek at the transfers you will see that we also lost last years savior Luciano Cinotti too Sampdoria for 6.5M (8.25M) euros. Not a shabby amount by all means, but still hurts too have lost so many players in such a short period of time. As replacing them takes plenty of time. For the first time since our arrival too the Serie B we miss out on the playoffs. I for one didn't think much of it, as I genuinely just saw this as a development year. The board and some of the fans of course wasn't too happy with this. Regardless we have our first proper self intake name on the sheets! Achraf Bouayadi 24A should ring a bell. The Moroccan has develop very nicely! Taking home top goalscorer (3rd League) and rating boss for club. Nicola Andreoli was assist king once again. I still hope too give this real Cesena player Serie A football for the club one day. But he is truly starting too be one of the lesser players of the club. But with our bad habit of never picking up anyone that could proper challenge his right wing spot he will remain for now. Youth Intake: Does this mean I won I FM19? My word does Pierluigi Amerighi 26A look incredible! Funny enough he should technically be named 26B but it's an insult too do that. This kid will go straight into the starting eleven no doubting that. I really hope I can claim Serie A football, and secure our self for my chairman selling this guy when the gains heat. Because he will! An absolute monster. Filippo Fabbri 26B is almost what I have been longing for. But he's not a natural right wing. He will go under training and perhaps with time he could prove inherit the right wing. Nunzio Gherardi 26C is not a shabby looking goalkeeper. I really like his already good vision if he know just learned a technique too distribute the ball. Daniel Pugliese 26D is honestly useless if he doesn't have a big growth spurt. I truly hope he hasn't passed puberty proper yet. Gianluca Coral 26E isn't really worth showing here but has a an awesome last name. Next Year: There is no doubting it will be a challenging year regardless. First we need too dodge losing a key player during the summer window. My worst fair is not losing Bouayadi 24A or Bulevardi, but losing both perhaps trumps the fear of losing Stefano Alemanni 23B. He has grown into a rather proper looking goalkeeper, and the next best in line might just be new recruit Nunzio Gherardi 26C, or Lorenzo Napoli 24D from two years prior. Either way I hope neither will become first team choice anytime soon. Alessandro Porro 24C has developed nicely with a full year of exposure. He is by no means anywhere near the level of former right-back Giacchetti 20A, but still we have work with the ones we got available. On the left too replace Omar Bratti 22C. Armando Pellettieri 23A has done good strides, and as luck will have it! He's become quicker! While not as an impressive haul as Pierluigi Amerighi 26A we still got Francesco Pulazzi 25B who with a year off football has develop well. I hope that Pulazzi and Amerighi together can be the future of our team. I am not sure if the squad is quite ready too do a good challenge for Serie A next year, but we need to get going at as I have promised 4 different players we will within 2028.
  15. I couldn't wait too share this guy. I just hit the motherload! @keeper#1 It fully depends on what you want really. But Belgium would net you good regens overtime for sure.
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