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    L'Aqulia Calcio 1927 - Serie C
  1. Big Euro Challenge (FM17)

    ASD L'Aquila 1927 Meet my Team Update Serie C/B 2022/23 Goalkeepers 22. Andre Duarte - Transferred in from Belenenses (POR) for free in the offseason, will be looking to be our starter replacing Belec this season. 12. Mario Schragi - Joined on a free from RB Salzburg last season, but got no game time with Belec playing as well as he did. Will probably be the back-up again, unless Duarte goes down. 31. Nils Carolus - The 21 year old is coming into his third season at the club, he has yet to take the field for the seniors, but has played a LOT of reserve football, will probably be there again. Andres Gil - Another young keeper who is likely to be behind the starters, will probably mix it up in the reserves with Carolus With no keepers signed past the end of this season, the performances will decide the resulting player who signs into the future. I will be hoping to decide before December which one of them I want to keep, and also which of the younger guys stays as well. Right Backs 24. Mattia Dall'Agnola - A new signing from Verona, it looks like he will be the starter for this season, Simoes who had the job last season has got annoyed and is out on loan looking for a permanent deal. 21. Simone Ambrogio - Was signed from Torino in the offseason, made 17 appearances in the Serie C on loan last year. Is dealing with a hernia right now, but will hopefully gain the back-up role. 2. Ewen Michaud - I signed him last season as he could play both full back positions, will be hoping he can step up during Ambrogio's absence. Mario Sebastiani - A youth prospect who joined the club as a junior, he has a reasonable chance at becoming good enough in future. Will stay in the U18s for this season. With the injury to Ambrogio we are a little short at Right Back at the moment, I might look to bring in another player on loan to provide some assistance for next 6 weeks. Left Backs 25. Andrea Badan - arrived from Verona last season and played 37 games as our starting left back, will be continuing in that role this season. 32. Tobias Schattin - I bought him from Basel last year, and he took over as the back-up left back, only managed a single appearance, but is a solid back-up I am looking for a youngster who can hopefully play as our #3 at the position, we have a few youngsters, but none of them are up to scratch. Centre Backs 4. Davide Cortinovis - Lazio paid 600k for him 2 seasons back, I have him on loan this season and I am hoping he will help build our defence a lot better. 50. Luis Nascimento - I bought him from Portugal for 100k in 2020, he has become a solid part of the team over the last season, 26. Andrea Ferrando - A new signing this year, I am looking for him to compete for a starting role 14. Jose Simoes - The 21yr old is a chance to get some starts this season, if him and Ferrando start to improve hopefully they can start alongside Nascimento later this year. 37. Rudi Falkenberg - I signed him hoping he could improve into a role, but he has been here for three seasons now and not managed to displace the older guys Angelo Martini - Entering his fourth season with the club, he improves each season he is here, is probably next in line for play time now ahead of Falkenberg Antonio Benincasa - In his third season as a junior prospect, he is looking to improve, am hoping he can become our 6th DC and do a good job at it. This is a position with some good depth, and some great young prospects. The addition of Cortinovis on loan is likely to take us to the next level this season. Centre Mids 20. Gennaro Cappiello - This is his second season on loan here from Lazio, was a reasonably solid fixture with 37 appearances and 5 goals. Will be a key piece this year. 8. Isacco Pasqulotto - On loan from Bologna this season, he is likely to be battling for the second starting role 6. Davide Paglia - He is back for a second season, this time signed on permanently, will be competing to start and I expect him to take over next year. 15. Manolo  Portanova - A second season on loan, he competed for a starting role last year, but looks to be the fifth best Centre Mid this season. 34. Lorenzo Gavioli - I signed him on a free from INTER, am looking forward to him developing further and taking a starting role, will also be in the competition. Eduardo Ibero - The 19yr old is likely to be the #6 for the season, will play for the U20s this year. 90. Sidney - A great prospect who is one to watch, but he injured his crucial ligaments and looks to be out for a long time. Look forward to seeing him develop, if he recovers. Alfredo Marques - The 18yr old prospect will be given a chance to pair Ibero in the U20s this season, will try to get him some time in the Serie C Cup. I am very happy with the Centre Mids I have in this team, getting the two loanees back was a great effort, and hopefully the bunch of younger guys I have can take over through the season. Right Wingers 18. Alberto Tarabusi - He was one of our star wingers last season, and has returned on loan once again, will be the starter unless someone else can beat them out. 9. Daniel Bezzicherri - Has been with the club for 4 of the last 5 seasons, is competitive, and a solid player, but never amazing, will be the back-up unless Luise steps up. 35. Luigi Luise - The 24 year old will be battling to take the back-up role, and may even eventually contend with Tarabusi this season. An interesting line-up here, just tough to see a Serie B level starter in this group, will need to work on it. Left Wingers 17. Umberto Antonucci - This is our second season with this guy on loan from Roma, he was our leader in assists last season and will hopefully provide them to our new strikers this year. 19. Henrique Brito - Another signing to come in from Portugal this season, looks like he will compete for the back-up job throughout the season. 16. Nigel Kyeremateng - He had a great season with us 3 years back, but has just not been up to scratch since then, I’ve kept him as a third, but am looking to sell. Simone Guinta - A loanee who is a little weak, but could be useful in case of an injury. I’m delighted to have Antonucci back, but I am very disappointed with the quality at this position, I’m probably going to rotate through a bunch of players here and hopefully get an improvement. Attacking Mids 10. Mimito Biai - He was a surprise star last season in the middle of our attack, am hoping that he comes back from his cruciate injuries with that skill still available. 29. Tomas Silva - Took over from Biai late last season, and will play the cover role for the rest of this year as well. 23. Timis Alexandru-Mihai - I added him from Romania this season when I realised how long Biai was going to be out, I actually like him as a shot to take over from Silva as well. 7. Juri Tarabusi - Signed on loan from Lazio for this season, is solid, but I would rather use my own players, so he will be a replacement only. Another very strong area of my team, with three very good players and a loan player of quality as well. I am hopeful that if we do gain promotion they will be able to step up as a strength for us. Strikers 11. Alberto Tenconi - I ended up loaning a starter in from Lazio for this season, he played 6 games for us in 20/21 (Serie B), and was with Trapani (Serie B) last season, the drop in level should help (Hattrick in first league game) 33. Bismark Ngissah - A nice signing, has been playing in Italy for years, I am hoping to see him contend for the starting role. Alimami Gory - A free agent addition from France, was an early signing when we had no strikers, is looking like the third at the moment. 13. Mauro Berardi - On loan from Roma, he was fighting with Tenconi for the job in the pre-season, but will probably end up going back to Roma, unless I decide to keep him for the depth. Glauco Pazzini - A young prospect of ours, he could develop, except he is a long way from ready to play. After losing Coda last season I was gutted, but we managed to get 4 pretty good signings in, 2 loanees, and two free transfers will lead to a good battle for the role. Tenconi with 7 goals in 4 games is the clear leader so far.
  2. Big Euro Challenge (FM17)

    So found a great way to start the season...in the qualifying rounds of the Italian Cup, we met a Serie C team, Como and dispatched them, then met Trapani (Serie B), and got them knocked out, in the third round we faced Serie A side Palermo...they scored twice in the first 25 minutes (We missed a penalty), at half time I told the boys there was no pressure, well my replacement striker decided that was a challenge....he scored a brace, and we WON 3-2
  3. Big Euro Challenge (FM17)

    ASD L'Aquila 1927 End of Season Update Serie C/B 2021/22 The Current Season The Quick Reference Predicted: 1st Actual: 2nd (Promotion Playoffs) Serie C Cup: Quarterfinal vs Ancona Coppa Italia: 1st Qualifying Round vs Renate (Pens) The Manager: Jono Newton - History Finances: -€3.3M (82nd in ITA) Season Tickets: 622 (NC), Avg Att: 2,047 The Squad: First Team, Under 20s, Under 18s Transfers: 2021/22 - Loans (€1.865m profit) The Season in General Well this season didn’t go quite as expected, it should’ve seen us breaking even, especially with the amount of money we got in transfers, and the board only giving us 5% back from it as well. Overall I improved the squad again, and we should’ve been able to get promoted straight back up, we lost twice to Perugia which didn’t help, and then bombed in the playoffs. The League Our team should’ve gained promotion, we played great for long stretches of the season, led by an amazing 39 goals in 38 games by Coda, he was incredible upfront, but he won’t be back next season as I promised promotion and couldn’t get there. The players were some of the best in the league without question, I am hoping to get the loanees back next year, and hopefully strengthen the rest of the squad as well. If we can do even better we might be able to break some of the records in this league again. Player Stats Team Stats The Cups Didn’t go very well this season, we were out early in both of them. The Club's History League Records L'Aquila Calcio 1927 Year Division Pos Serie C Cup Italian Cup Europe Achievements 2017/18 Serie C/B 10th 3rd Round N/A N/A Made Promotion Playoffs 2018/19 Serie C/B 7th Group Stage N/A N/A Made Promotion Playoffs 2019/20 Serie C/B 6th Semi-Final 2nd Qual Round N/A Promotion via Playoffs 2020/21 Serie B 20th N/A 3rd Qual Round N/A Relegated 2021/22 Serie C/B 2nd Quarter-Final 2nd Qual Round N/A Made Promotion Playoffs Club Records & Competition History All Records: Most Points in a Season: 72 Most Wins in a Season: 22 Biggest Win: 4-0 vs Pordenone Highest Transfer fee recieved: 725k for Asante (DL) Most Season Goals: 43 (Massimo Coda) Most Season league Goals: 37 (Massimo Coda) Most Season Assists: 17 (Umberto Antonucci) Youngest Player: 16yrs 56 Days (Sidney) Oldest Player: 33yrs 195 Days (Massimo Coda) Oldest Goalscorer: 33yrs 178 Days (Massimo Coda) Competition history: Under 20s Group 3: Winners 2018 Under 20s Group 4: Winners 2019, 2020 Under 18s Group 4: Winners 2022 The Players The Squad Current Teams Stats Key Players Massimo Coda (ST) - An amazing season here for Coda, he managed to get 43 goals throughout the season, 37 in 38 league games to set a new league record, it will take a real effort to replace him, he is leaving due to not meeting the promise for him to gain promotion. Vid Belec (GK) - Our defense wasn’t good enough, real part of our issue gaining promotion. But Belec made some epic saves throughout the season and got us home, he will also leave at the end of the season though, due to the same promise. Umberto Antonucci (AML) - Was in on loan for the season, he was the leading provider of assists, mostly to Coda in the middle. Is going to be a big missing piece for our next season. Layousse Diallo (DC) - A good season in the middle at the back, but as mentioned we conceded too often, we need help back here. Alberto Tarabusi (AMR) - Another loanee on the other wing, he finished with 12 goals and 13 assists as the final part to our front three. Youth to Watch Sidney (MC) - He played a few games through the season, is only 16, but looked to fit in with the team. U20s: Under 20s Stats Group 4 - Runners up this season in a good run U18s: Under 18s Stats Group 4 - Our Under 18s won the league this time around The Best of the Best Caps Goals Assists Gecchele, Pietro 143 Coda, Massimo 52 Gecchele, Pietro 20 Marino, Lucas 90 Smrtnik, Ziga 33 Antonucci, Umberto 17 Feola, Ivano 87 Butic, Karlo 23 Pittnauer, Michael 16 Lauro, Michele 86 Schiavi, Nicolas 16 Coda, Massimo 15 Spinozzi, Emanuele 84 Pittnauer, Michael 13 Tarabusi, Alberto 13 PoM Clean Sheets Avg Rating Coda, Massimo 15 Feola, Ivano 28 Coda, Massimo 7.39 Gecchele, Pietro 10 Faggiano, Stefano 15 Antonucci, Umberto 7.26 H'Maidat, Ismail 8 Belec, Vid 14 Simoes, Joao 7.21 Pittnauer, Michael 6 Massolo, Samuele 3 Tarabusi, Alberto 7.2 Smirtnik, Zigal 6 Crispino, Diamante 2 Diallo, Layousse 7.17 The 100+ Club Peter Gechele (143*) The Awards L'Aquila Fans PoY: Massimo Coda Goal of Season: Umberto Antonucci Signing of Season: Mimito Biai (Free) Young PoY: Umberto Antonucci Best XI: Belec, Simoes, Diallo, Nascimento, Badan, Canessa, Cappiello, Tarabusi, Biai, Antonucci, Coda Subs: Silva, Diaby, Bordin, Portanova, Guerrini, Del Fabro, De Santis All Time XI: Feola, Gecchele, Marino, Serperi, Asante, Lauro, Maietti, Spinozzi, Pittnauer, Antonucci, Coda Subs: Belec, Burgy, H’Maidat, Tarabusi, Smrtnik, Smioes, Kyeremateng Serie C/B Player of Year: Massimo Coda (1st), Umberto Antonucci (3rd) Top Goalscorer: Massimo Coda (37) Team of Year: Diallo, Biai, Coda Thoughts of the Future Predicted Finish: 1st Expectations: Win the title Transfer Budget: Wage Budget:
  4. Big Euro Challenge (FM17)

    I have completed my season 2021/22, will do an update on that at some point, but I have stuff to do, as you can see above I have given an update of my 4 seasons.
  5. Big Euro Challenge (FM17)

    LLR’s L’Aquila Save 2017/18 End of Season I Update Brief Rundown Serie C/B: 10th (Promotion Playoffs) Serie C Cup: 3rd Round Transfers: 33 In (€0) 11 Out (€0) 13 Loans Finances: € 600k (33rd in Italy) Squad Stats: 1st Team, Under 20s, Under 18s 2018/19 End of Season II Update Brief Rundown Serie C/B: 7th (Promotion Playoffs) Serie C Cup: Group Stage Transfers: 17 In (€0) 27 Out (€250k) 3 Loans Finances: €0 (80th in Italy) Squad Stats: 1st Team, Under 20s, Under 18s 2019/20 End of Season III Update Brief Rundown Serie C/B: 6th (Promoted via Playoffs) Serie C Cup: Semi-Final Italian Cup: 2nd Qualifying Round Transfers: 18 In (€0) 28 Out (€375k) 8 Loans Finances: € 0 (81st in Italy) Squad Stats: 1st Team, Under 20s, Under 18s 2020/21 End of Season IV Update Brief Rundown Serie B: 20th (Relegated) Italian Cup: 3rd Qualifying Round Transfers: 21 In (€375k), 24 Out (€125k), 13 Loans In, 11 Loans Out Finances: €1.3m (44th in Italy) Squad Stats: 1st Team, Under 20s, Under 18s
  6. Big Euro Challenge (FM17)

    Nice on survival Andy, yeah I try to write up in Notepad just so I don't run into that issue and then do formatting afterwards, it's a pain, but don't lose it like on here. Though think with the new edit boxes you can copy paste from Word/Google Docs with formatting now, I hate that you can't use the source edit version anymore
  7. Big Euro Challenge (FM17)

    Congrats @enigmatic great effort to achieve back to back promotions, looking forward to your life at top level
  8. Big Euro Challenge (FM17)

    Thanks, been enjoying it, just had a lot going on here.
  9. Big Euro Challenge (FM17)

    Remember me? Well I have been playing this challenge, just not been having time to post, my L'Aquila save is continuing...quick rundown of season record here: L'Aquila Calcio 1927 Year Division Pos Serie C Cup Italian Cup Europe Achievements 2017/18 Serie C/B 10th 3rd Round N/A N/A Made Promotion Playoffs 2018/19 Serie C/B 7th Group Stage N/A N/A Made Promotion Playoffs 2019/20 Serie C/B 6th Semi-Final 2nd Qual Round N/A Promotion via Playoffs 2020/21 Serie B 20th N/A 3rd Qual Round N/A Relegated I am hoping at the end of this current season to do a rundown of the previous seasons, and the full report of this season.
  10. Big Euro Challenge (FM17)

    Here you go... Niccolo Lari
  11. Big Euro Challenge (FM17)

    ASD L'Aquila 1927 Preseason Update Including Serie C Cup First Phase Serie C 2018/19 | Cup Overview | Transfers | Friendlies | Squad | Transfers Players In: 8 Players Out: 25 Loans In: 2 Total Spend: (€250k) Transfers In Date Player Pos From Fee 01-07-18 Luca Maniero GK Crotone €0 01-07-18 Matteo Battistini DL Carrerese €0 01-07-18 Giovanni Zaro DC Pro Patria €0 01-07-18 Ivano Feola GK Free €0 05-07-18 Gianmarco Spiezio DR Free €0 11-07-18 Lorenzo Alfonsi AML Free €0 12-07-18 Karlo Butic ST Free €0 21-08-18 Romeo Shahinas AMR Free €0 Shahinas was signed late as our winger got injured, Zaro will start at DC, Battistini at DL, Feola is a starter as well, I brought in Alfonsi as a starter, but Galli finally became competent at AML, and will start over him. Loans In Date Player Pos From Fee 31-08-18 Al Hassan Lamin AML Lazio Loan 01-08-18 Filippo Chiti AMR Empoli Loan I brought in a couple of wingers as cover following some injuries, but I am fairly certain in the end that they will be back-ups or head home. Paid Transfers Out Date Player Pos To Fee 01-07-18 Miodrag Vukajlovic DL Sambenedettese 71k 07-07-18 Jerome Buhler AMR Pistoiese 14.5k 08-07-18 Gianmarco Carta DL Piacenza 40k 19-08-18 Niccolo Lari DM Bari 125k Friendlies To go unbeaten throughout the preseason has good and bad things, we looked good in all the games, but we also didn't really face a big challenge, so we need to hope that this form continues into the new season. Serie C Cup - First Phase - Group G A win and a loss saw us eliminated this year, is fine with me, I'd rather concentrate on the league right now anyway. Starting Line-up (With Tactic) A change is also Serpieri becomes the Captain of the squad. The biggest battle this season is probably going to be Spinozzi vs Lauro for the DM slot, as Lari was third behind those 2 I felt happy to get as much as I did for him, and I will be turning that transfer funds into a great situation. I'm hoping to make it higher in the playoffs this season, our squad is one of the better ones in the league, going to be fun, I think. If anyone wants to see a particular player then let me know.
  12. Big Euro Challenge (FM17)

    So I have 3 Serie A clubs chasing Niccolo Lari (DM), am thinking if I could get 100k upfront i might sell him...
  13. Big Euro Challenge (FM17)

    ASD L'Aquila 1927 End of Season Update Serie C 2017/18 The Current Season The Quick Reference Predicted: 20th Actual: 10th Serie C Cup: Lost 3rd Round vs Livorno The Manager: Jono Newton - History Finances: €1.1M Season Tickets: 449 (^129) The Squad: First Team, Under 20s, Under 18s Transfers: 2017/18 - Loans The Season in General A bad financial loss for the squad through this season, I think I may have signed too many players, there are only 91 players on our books after all. I will definitely need to look into this, will be aiming to cut some players/transfer them if I can as I aim to cut the numbers, and also try to only have subs of 20yo or younger. The League We had some trouble early on in the season and jumped up and down in the league positions, but around the middle of the season we moved into 10th (Last Playoff Spot) and never looked back again, at one point we were 10pts behind 9th & 8 points ahead of 11th, ended a lot closer, but was interesting to be all alone for a period of time. The 10 game streak without a win in the middle of the season was really the big deal for our playoff shot. In the end we met a team that we had two 0-0 draws with in the season, Our Playoff game ended 2-1 after they scored at 90+1 in the game and we were out of the playoffs. Player Stats Team Stats Serie C Cup We were knocked out before mid-season update, so those details are there. Serie C Cup Stats The Club's History League Records L'Aquila Calcio 1927 Year Division Pos Serie C Cup Europe Achievements 2017/18 Serie C/B 10th 3rd Round N/A Made Promotion Playoffs Club Records & Competition History All Records: Goals (Season) - Ziga Smrtik - 20 Assts (Season) - Michael Pittnauer - 12 Clean Sheets (Season) - Stefano Faggiano - 15 Most League Apps (Career) - Nicolas Zane - 67 Youngest Player - Felice Cordoni - 16yrs, 174 Days Oldest Player - Carlos Biason - 31yrs 347 Days Competition history: U20s: Group 3 - Winners 2017/18 U18s: Group 3 - 2nd 2017/18 The Players The Squad Current Teams Stats Key: First XI, Second XI, Youth, Leaving. Goalkeepers 22. Stefano Faggiano (GK) - Start of the season he was looking to be behind our other signings, but he cracked the team for 38 starts and achieved 15 Clean sheets over that time. I was hoping here that he would return for next year, but I couldn't get an agreement, hopefully he can get a loan back. Defense 5. Gianmarco Carta (DL) - I was never 100% sure he would start, but he did and did very well at left back, he managed 2 PoM games even though he didn't really participate in any goals. 2. Pietro Gecchele (DR) - One of the best players in our squad, through 37 games he managed 4 assts and 2 PoM. Delighted that he will be around for next season as well. 3. Bryan Roux (DC) - 32 games & a 6.85 Rating, he was solid without getting involved in goals. 4. Riccardo Serpieri (DC) - 34 games with a rating over 7. 27. Richard Barzaghi (DL) 25. Marco Iudica (DC) 23. Emanuele Sembroni (DC) Midfield 24. Emanuele Spinozzi (DM) - He mostly played when Lauro was out, but he managed to get 27 games, mostly off the bench and was nearly as good as Lauro. 13. Michele Lauro (DM) - Announced earlier as our Youth player 0, he looked to have massive potential and he continued to play well in the team all season, he ended up as the Fans Player of the Year which is amazing for someone of his age. With 30 games, 4 goals & a 7.11 Avg Rating. 14. Marven Maietti (MC) - Our second MC, he managed to play in 36 games with an average rating of 6.84, not great, but I just want solid midfielders. 6. Remo Basso (MC) - I loved this guy as one of my core MC in this team, he played as many games as he could, the stats don't bare out his team placement. 7. Nicolas Zane (MC) - The third guy who played a lot of midfield games, gaining 5 assists in that time. 37. Al Hassan Lamin (AMRL) - A late loan signing for the club, he came in and managed to get himself straight into the team with some injuries. Once he was in the team, he didn't let go as he made 13 appearances for 2 goals and 13 assists mostly playing on the Left Wing. 33. Dario Meadows (AML) - He played a lot of games on the left wing, 20 games with 4 goals. 15. Michael Pittnauer (AMR) - Our main right winger, he played 31 games, with 7 goals and 12 assists, his 3 assts in the Serie C Cup were the most of anyone in the compatition. 28. Diego Acunza (MC) 18. Niccolo Lari (DM) 11. Giovani Malcore (AML) 10. Alfredo Varsi (AMRL) Strikers 9. Ziga Smrtnik (ST) - 20 goals in 34 games is good in anyones books, delighted to have this guy on the books, he manages to get on the end of a lot of balls, and his scoring touch is showing. 36. Pierluigi Zanini (ST) 93. Manuel Ruggerio (ST) The Best of the Best The 100+ Club No Current Members The Awards L'Avila Fans PoY: Michele Lauro Goal of Season: Dario Meadows Signing of Season: Mario Iudica Young PoY: Michele Lauro Best XI: Faggiano, Gechelle, Serpieri, Roux, Carti, Lauro, Zane, Maietti, Pittnauer, Meadows, Smrtnik Subs: Zanini, Iudica, Basso, Spinozzi, Malcore, Sembroni, Lamin Thoughts of the Future Predicted Finish: Odds: Expectations: Transfer Budget: Wage Budget: The Signings: The Youth: Update will Follow EoS Report My own personal Expectations are to get promoted, I will tell the board & team that I want us to make the playoffs. Getting wages under control should be priority number 1, after that we will see.
  14. Big Euro Challenge (FM17)

    A final day 3-3 draw with Como has seen us into the playoffs in 10th. I am not hopeful given results against some of the teams from 2nd to 4th Drawn Pistoiese in the Playoffs, both our games this season ended 0-0 It looked like headed for a third draw, our Goalie was AMAZZING...and then...
  15. Big Euro Challenge (FM17)

    It looks like I will make the playoffs, am in 10th (Final playoff spot), and 4pts ahead of 11th with 2-3 games to go), been in 10th for about 20 straight games.