Makoto Nakamura

San Marino - The Ultimate Challenge!

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Wow that is epic!! I've just spent the best part of my evening reading this due to seeing it linked in Jupjamie's thread.

Sorry to bring it back to the top after almost 4 years but that's an epic career story!

I just want to know why it stopped haha!

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Wow that is epic!! I've just spent the best part of my evening reading this due to seeing it linked in Jupjamie's thread.

Sorry to bring it back to the top after almost 4 years but that's an epic career story!

I just want to know why it stopped haha!

Definitely my favourite career I've ever seen on here. If you read this, Makoto, well done, and thank you for such an awesome story :)

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Holy wow this brought back some memories! seems unreal that it's been so long! It also made me wonder if I still had any save file of it on my old-old-old laptop and well, it does, may old-old-old laptop has a file from the 21st of December 2011....would anybody like to see this brought back?

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Holy wow this brought back some memories! seems unreal that it's been so long! It also made me wonder if I still had any save file of it on my old-old-old laptop and well, it does, may old-old-old laptop has a file from the 21st of December 2011....would anybody like to see this brought back?

yes please!

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Holy wow this brought back some memories! seems unreal that it's been so long! It also made me wonder if I still had any save file of it on my old-old-old laptop and well, it does, may old-old-old laptop has a file from the 21st of December 2011....would anybody like to see this brought back?

I think I'd explode with happiness :D

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Here we go!



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Let's turn back history a bit shall we?

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It's September 2031 and I'm into my 20th season managing San Giovanni and apparently my 4th season managing San Marino U19's, although after this game against Moldova I'll be ending my time there...

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We're just about to start our Champions League Groups and our group contains Rangers, Sevilla & AC Milan.

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This is our 1st team squad...we have little depth and everyone is on international duty.

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And here is *HALF* of our youth team, the majority of which are useless.

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This is our supreme captain, long live Remo Aielli!

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This is our vice-captain, he doesn't like me very much and is leaving on a free at the end of the season.

Shall we do this? :D

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Youth Intake Day!



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I may be up to Enrico Chiodo (YP23) but I decided to change so that from now since this is my 20th season, this seasons candidates will be (YP20) and so on..

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Alberto looks like he could be a similar type to the departing vice-captain which could be great and Davide Tarli has next to no determination but hopefully he can be the #1 GK in the next 3 seasons or so.

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2031/32 Season Review



Campionato Sammarinese:

Schedule

Table

An early seaosn blip saw us finish 2nd in our group behind Tre Fiori, we smashed our way through they playoffs culminating in a 7-2 destroying of Murata.

Coppa Titano:

Schedule

Another blip but we beat Murata in the Final.

Champions League:

Schedule

Picked up a point against Rangers!

Squad

Key Players:

Highest Average Rating:

Michele Centofanti (YP18) - 7.56

Sadly leaving on a free to Mallorca :(

Top Scorer:

Remo Aielli (YP12) - 28

28 goals from Remo as he hits his peak age of 29.

Young Player of the Season:

Boris Oddo

What's not to like about Boris?

Season | Campionato Sammarinese |  Coppa Titano  |     EURO Cup     |   Champions Cup   | Avg. Attendance | Club Worth (£) |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
2011/12|           6th          |    3rd Grp C   |        -         |         -         |       193       | £26,000        |
2012/13|        1st Grp A       |  Semi-Finals   |        -         |         -         |       243       | £80,000        |
2013/14|        1st Grp B       |   3rd Grp B    |        -         |         -         |       236       | £95,000        |
2014/15|        4th Grp B       | Quarter Finals | 2nd Qual. Round  |         -         |       200       | £150,000       |
2015/16|        3rd Grp A       |    Winners     |        -         |         -         |       180       | £190,000       |
2016/17|        2nd Grp B       |    Winners     |        -         |  1st Qual. Round  |       256       | £400,000       |
2017/18|        2nd Grp B       | Quarter Finals |        -         |  2nd Qual. Round  |       263       | £575,000       |
2018/19|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     | 4th Qual. Round  |  3rd Qual. Round  |       293       | £350,000       |
2019/20|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     | 4th Qual. Round  |  3rd Qual. Round  |       326       | £575,000       |
2020/21|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     | 4th Qual. Round  |  3rd Qual. Round  |       333       | £350,000       |
2021/22|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |   4th Group C    | Champions Playoff |       651       | £1,500,000     |
2022/23|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     | 4th Qual. Round  |  3rd Qual. Round  |       600       | £1,600,000     |
2023/24|        1st Grp B       |    Winners     |        -         |  2nd Qual. Round  |       566       | £2,100,000     |
2024/25|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |        -         |  2nd Qual. Round  |       606       | £1,100,000     |
2025/26|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |   4th Group B    | Champions Playoff |       885       | £1,600,000     |
2026/27|        1st Grp B       |    Winners     | 4th Qual. Round  |  3rd. Qual Round  |       861       | £2,400,000     |
2027/28|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |        -         |    4th Group D    |       1178      | £5,250,000     |
2028/29|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |   4th Group F    | Champions Playoff |       1162      | £6,250,000     |     
2029/30|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |        -         |    4th Group A    |       1263      | £8,750,000     |
2030/31|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |   4th Group J    | Champions Playoff |       1440      | £9,750,000     |
2031/32|        2nd Grp A       |    Winners     |        -         |    4th Group A    |       1598      | £11,500,000    |

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They're a team full of grey players, but they're good grey players. When I started this 4 years ago I probably should have added players that would play in continental competitions and not just a small database of 2,000 players...

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We lost 3-2 in the home leg so we're probably out which is a shame since the next round seems to be a very winnable tie.

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Well Perra, at least you tried.

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I'm so, so glad this is back :D

Unlucky against Staebek :( Has Chiodo been ruined by injury yet, or is this version of the save earlier than that?

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I'm so, so glad this is back :D

Unlucky against Staebek :( Has Chiodo been ruined by injury yet, or is this version of the save earlier than that?

I think I was getting a bit bored of FM16 as well so finding a way to bring this back has been great! :D and no this version of Chiodo is fine...for now although he is still injury prone.

Chiodo Attributes - Injury List

Also, Staebek beat Skonto 3-0 in the 3rd Qualifying Round, beat Sheriff 2-1 in the playoffs and have no points or goals after 3 group games where they're up against Barcelona, Bayern Munich & Galatasaray.

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I really hope Chiodo has more luck with staying healthy this time round, because he looks immense. I can't remember what training was like on FM12, but if you can would it be worth putting Chiodo on a very light training schedule?

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I really hope Chiodo has more luck with staying healthy this time round, because he looks immense. I can't remember what training was like on FM12, but if you can would it be worth putting Chiodo on a very light training schedule?

I've put him on a light training schedule but also given him an individual focus to hopefully try and get his speed up a little bit.

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Youth Intake Day!



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Vittorio is decent all round, Marcello is very tall, Benedetto has a stupidly long name, so long that I couldn't fit the last bracket in. Emanuele has some good mentals and Mattia is lightning fast.

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2032/33 Season Review



Campionato Sammarinese:

Schedule

Table

Another early season blip thanks to internationals but since our better players are leaving and wanting to leave we're getting slightly worse but a last day victory over Murata was enough to put us into the playoffs which thankfully we won.

Coppa Titano:

Schedule

Lost 1-0. On penalties.

Champions League:

Schedule

Couldn't get past the first hurdle.

Squad

Key Players:

Highest Average Rating & Top Scorer:

Angelo Perra (YP13) - 7.54 & 24

A great season from the 29 year old.

Young Player of the Season:

Enrico Chiodo (YP23)

20 goals and 10 assists from the 18 year old!

Players lost this season

Season | Campionato Sammarinese |  Coppa Titano  |     EURO Cup     |   Champions Cup   | Avg. Attendance | Club Worth (£) |
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2011/12|           6th          |    3rd Grp C   |        -         |         -         |       193       | £26,000        |
2012/13|        1st Grp A       |  Semi-Finals   |        -         |         -         |       243       | £80,000        |
2013/14|        1st Grp B       |   3rd Grp B    |        -         |         -         |       236       | £95,000        |
2014/15|        4th Grp B       | Quarter Finals | 2nd Qual. Round  |         -         |       200       | £150,000       |
2015/16|        3rd Grp A       |    Winners     |        -         |         -         |       180       | £190,000       |
2016/17|        2nd Grp B       |    Winners     |        -         |  1st Qual. Round  |       256       | £400,000       |
2017/18|        2nd Grp B       | Quarter Finals |        -         |  2nd Qual. Round  |       263       | £575,000       |
2018/19|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     | 4th Qual. Round  |  3rd Qual. Round  |       293       | £350,000       |
2019/20|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     | 4th Qual. Round  |  3rd Qual. Round  |       326       | £575,000       |
2020/21|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     | 4th Qual. Round  |  3rd Qual. Round  |       333       | £350,000       |
2021/22|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |   4th Group C    | Champions Playoff |       651       | £1,500,000     |
2022/23|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     | 4th Qual. Round  |  3rd Qual. Round  |       600       | £1,600,000     |
2023/24|        1st Grp B       |    Winners     |        -         |  2nd Qual. Round  |       566       | £2,100,000     |
2024/25|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |        -         |  2nd Qual. Round  |       606       | £1,100,000     |
2025/26|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |   4th Group B    | Champions Playoff |       885       | £1,600,000     |
2026/27|        1st Grp B       |    Winners     | 4th Qual. Round  |  3rd. Qual Round  |       861       | £2,400,000     |
2027/28|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |        -         |    4th Group D    |       1178      | £5,250,000     |
2028/29|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |   4th Group F    | Champions Playoff |       1162      | £6,250,000     |     
2029/30|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |        -         |    4th Group A    |       1263      | £8,750,000     |
2030/31|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |   4th Group J    | Champions Playoff |       1440      | £9,750,000     |
2031/32|        2nd Grp A       |    Winners     |        -         |    4th Group A    |       1598      | £11,500,000    |
2032/33|        1st Grp A       |  Semi Finals   |        -         |  2nd Qual. Round  |       2363      | £9,000,000     |

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Lahti have some good grey players, but it's their first time in the Champions League.

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Keflavik have never made it to the Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round before but they defeated Swiss side Thun 1-0 on aggregate and have made it to the Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round two or three times.

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I would have preferred Flora but who cares, we've made it to the Europa League Group Stage! :D

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We could possibly get a point against Partizan but other than that it'll probably be damage limitation.

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A win away at Villa? That's one way to make up for missing out on the CL on penalties :D

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A win away at Villa? That's one way to make up for missing out on the CL on penalties :D

Sadly this was then followed by a 4-0 loss at home to HSV and a 5-0 loss away to Partizan...but in the 4th game?

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Well that's 4/5 points more than I thought I'd get!

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2033/34 Season Review



Campionato Sammarinese:

Schedule

Table

We lost just 1 league game and yet still finished a point behind Murata! We did just enough to beat the to the Championship though.

Coppa Titano:

Schedule

Winners!

Champions League & Europa League:

Schedule

6 points in the Europa League Group Stage!

Squad

Key Players:

Highest Average Rating & Top Scorer:

Angelo Perra (YP13) 7.29 & 24

His speed will be decreasing soon but he is now the record appearance holder with 281 appearances and he scores 24 goals again.

Young Player of the Season:

Alberto Fruci (YP20a)

10 goals from defence? His head is definitely helping.

Players lost this season

Season | Campionato Sammarinese |  Coppa Titano  |     EURO Cup     |   Champions Cup   | Avg. Attendance | Club Worth (£) |
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
2011/12|           6th          |    3rd Grp C   |        -         |         -         |       193       | £26,000        |
2012/13|        1st Grp A       |  Semi-Finals   |        -         |         -         |       243       | £80,000        |
2013/14|        1st Grp B       |   3rd Grp B    |        -         |         -         |       236       | £95,000        |
2014/15|        4th Grp B       | Quarter Finals | 2nd Qual. Round  |         -         |       200       | £150,000       |
2015/16|        3rd Grp A       |    Winners     |        -         |         -         |       180       | £190,000       |
2016/17|        2nd Grp B       |    Winners     |        -         |  1st Qual. Round  |       256       | £400,000       |
2017/18|        2nd Grp B       | Quarter Finals |        -         |  2nd Qual. Round  |       263       | £575,000       |
2018/19|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     | 4th Qual. Round  |  3rd Qual. Round  |       293       | £350,000       |
2019/20|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     | 4th Qual. Round  |  3rd Qual. Round  |       326       | £575,000       |
2020/21|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     | 4th Qual. Round  |  3rd Qual. Round  |       333       | £350,000       |
2021/22|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |   4th Group C    | Champions Playoff |       651       | £1,500,000     |
2022/23|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     | 4th Qual. Round  |  3rd Qual. Round  |       600       | £1,600,000     |
2023/24|        1st Grp B       |    Winners     |        -         |  2nd Qual. Round  |       566       | £2,100,000     |
2024/25|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |        -         |  2nd Qual. Round  |       606       | £1,100,000     |
2025/26|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |   4th Group B    | Champions Playoff |       885       | £1,600,000     |
2026/27|        1st Grp B       |    Winners     | 4th Qual. Round  |  3rd. Qual Round  |       861       | £2,400,000     |
2027/28|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |        -         |    4th Group D    |       1178      | £5,250,000     |
2028/29|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |   4th Group F    | Champions Playoff |       1162      | £6,250,000     |     
2029/30|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |        -         |    4th Group A    |       1263      | £8,750,000     |
2030/31|        1st Grp A       |    Winners     |   4th Group J    | Champions Playoff |       1440      | £9,750,000     |
2031/32|        2nd Grp A       |    Winners     |        -         |    4th Group A    |       1598      | £11,500,000    |
2032/33|        1st Grp A       |  Semi Finals   |        -         |  2nd Qual. Round  |       2363      | £9,000,000     |
2033/34|        2nd Grp A       |    Winners     |   3rd Group I    | Champions Playoff |       2337      | £10,000,000    |

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Well colour me pink! Back before I participated in the forums much, I followed this and loved it, partially inspiring me to get involved in the San Marino World (to an extent, it's not in the SM leagues, but with the Italian based side)

Seeing this on the top of the threads made me come back and check it out. I re read most of it and am one of the many who are flocking back to read up on the restart!

Well done and great to see you back!

Good luck against Banants, letss see you in the CL group stages :)

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Well colour me pink! Back before I participated in the forums much, I followed this and loved it, partially inspiring me to get involved in the San Marino World (to an extent, it's not in the SM leagues, but with the Italian based side)

Seeing this on the top of the threads made me come back and check it out. I re read most of it and am one of the many who are flocking back to read up on the restart!

Well done and great to see you back!

Good luck against Banants, letss see you in the CL group stages :)

Thank you so much Leonavich! I've followed both yours and Jimbo's San Marino saves closely and am amazed by both as well! :D

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I have no idea how we'll do, at least we'll make Europa League groups again.

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It's amazing to see this back. I'll be following very closely.

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It's amazing to see this back. I'll be following very closely.

Thanks for re-following! :D

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Or not...I wasn't the smartest of people when I started this with just 2000 players loaded most teams have nobody which makes for unrealistic encounters and, for me, no immersion of any sorts, on top of this..it's been 4 years and this team just doesn't feel right, it's my team but it also really isn't. I can't quite put my finger on it but there's just something missing here. This is now probably over but as per usual I am running ideas through my head.

Deepest apologies.

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Or not...I wasn't the smartest of people when I started this with just 2000 players loaded most teams have nobody which makes for unrealistic encounters and, for me, no immersion of any sorts, on top of this..it's been 4 years and this team just doesn't feel right, it's my team but it also really isn't. I can't quite put my finger on it but there's just something missing here. This is now probably over but as per usual I am running ideas through my head.

Deepest apologies.

:(

Do you feel like trying it again on FM 16? :D

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Do you feel like trying it again on FM 16? :D

Check your inbox Jamie :p

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