Deisler26

Calcio II: Catenaccio Reloaded

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[IMG]http://www.newsrimini.it/a/notizie/483886/img/scudetto_santarcangelo.jpg[/IMG][I][B][SIZE=3]Santarcangelo Calcio, May 2025 Review[/SIZE][/B][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]04.05.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 6 F.C Internazionale (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2]This..... was not good.[/SIZE][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]11.05.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 0 Juventus (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2]The Old Lady was mugged on this occasion as we conducted a smash n' grab on Juve with a [B]Sergio Corallo[/B] goal. This result saw us mathmatically safe.[/SIZE][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]14.05.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 3 Brescia Calcio (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2]A lone goal from [B]Amadeo Del Nevo[/B] was the only thing mustered from a team with both eyes on the Cup Final.[/SIZE][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]18.05.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 0 S.S.C Napoli (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2]Dull, boring, flat. The perfect end to a season of survival[/SIZE][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]21.04.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 0[I]p[/I] Parma (2-3 on pens) (TIM Coppa Italia Final)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2]120 mins of pure torture, with neither side getting many clear-cut chances. Penalties beckoned and, again, Mirco Doria saved the first penalty. It was to be our bright spot as first Remo Cristiani missed, then Sergio Corallo and finally, most crucially, Andrea Raia missed, gifting Parma the cup win and us some more broken dreams.[/SIZE][/I]

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We eventually finished [b]14th[/b] in Serie A TIM, some 5 points clear of the drop zone. The joy was short-lived as we failed to take home the TIM Coppa Italia again.

Now, I've completed my target that I set out to do when I started this save. Take a team playing [i]Catenaccio[/i] all the way from Lega Pro Seconda Divisione to Serie A TIM and keep them up. So, I suppose the question is; Do I stay? Or seek other climes?

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[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/delenfent/Calcio/stadiumlove4.jpg[/IMG]

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Surely you stay. Surely. Youve bored Italy to death with you 1-0 Catenaccio football, now inflict the same pain on Europe! Well done staying up too, and shame about the cup!

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[quote name='davidmcain']Surely you stay. Surely. Youve bored Italy to death with you 1-0 Catenaccio football, now inflict the same pain on Europe! Well done staying up too, and shame about the cup![/QUOTE]

I want to, man. But I'm also feeling the wanderlust..

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What would be your options if you were to leave?

I woulld personally stay on, as there is so much more you could accomplish!

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I would give it at least another season.

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There's more to do in Italy at other clubs if you need to.

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As abulezz said, what would be your options if you were to leave?

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Great job staying up, shame you couldn't add another Coppa Italia to put the cherry on the cake.

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[quote name='davidmcain']Youve bored Italy to death with you 1-0 Catenaccio football, now inflict the same pain on Europe![/QUOTE]
I agree. :thup:

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Well, I'm definitely staying until the end of the season. I think it will depend a lot on my youth intake as I need some younger replacements for the players in their prime.

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I'm not ashamed to say, I just looked up flights and hotel accomodation to go to Santarcangelo for a game....

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[quote name='SnakeXe']That'd be awesome! Are you going?[/QUOTE]

It's getting it by the wife. I'd have to include a trip to Rome as well... Geographically, however, it'd be Stansted to Rimini, then 16k to Santarcangelo Di Romanga.

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I discovered this amazing career only today!! Wonderful hmmm xy hours of reading :D Keep it up and stay in there! I'm very impressed you never gave up despite all the game / saves crashes, I would've been discouraged by those.

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[quote name='Deisler26']I'm not ashamed to say, I just looked up flights and hotel accomodation to go to Santarcangelo for a game....[/QUOTE]

Brilliant stuff.

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If it'd help to convince wife, very near there is also San Marino... and women love that place :D

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Flying to go watch the rubbish team you manage in FM.. that's amazing dedication. :D

I quite like the way you rescue back players you had to sell previously, Doria's comeback has been wildly successful and I hope Novelli's goes the same way. :thup:

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[quote name='Deisler26']I'm not ashamed to say, I just looked up flights and hotel accomodation to go to Santarcangelo for a game....[/QUOTE]

Love it :D. On FM10 I got so into a game as Torquay Utd that I ended up going to a game.

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[quote name='Deisler26']I'm not ashamed to say, I just looked up flights and hotel accomodation to go to Santarcangelo for a game....[/QUOTE]

That would be pretty awesome.

There was a pretty good thread in GD (it does happen sometimes) with someone travelling a distance to watch a club he had grown to love due to FM. Think it was FC Oss he went to see. Said the club were really good to him and the game was very high scoring draw, 3-3 or 4-4, can't remeber the exact score. Sounded like he had a ball though

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Yeah i've just read an article of a guy who came from Brazil to watch Accrington Stanley, he had taken them to premiership glory on FM but i think he genuinly supported them. You should definitly go though, would be a great experience.

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[quote name='HotChocolate']The joys of moving around, you don't get attached :D[/QUOTE]

Aww, but I've missed this side. Genuinely!

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[IMG]http://www.newsrimini.it/a/notizie/483886/img/scudetto_santarcangelo.jpg[/IMG][I][B][SIZE=3]Santarcangelo Calcio, August 2025 Review[/SIZE][/B][/I]

We had our pitch re-laid and work started on our new youth facilities and our stadium increases in the off-season. Our brief was to again [B]avoid relegation[/B] with a [B]£210k[/B] wage budget and a [B]£17.13m[/B] transfer budget. Again, all I want to do is stay up..

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[I][SIZE=2]24.08.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 1 Varese (TIM Coppa Italia Third Qualifying Round)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2]This was just s****y. We barely got into gear all game and in the 58th minute, a hard angled shot from the edge of the area was redirected by the Varese striker's head, leaving Doria only able to palm the ball into the net.[/SIZE][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]30.08.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 2 S.S Lazio (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2][B]Francesco Cortini[/B] put us into the lead early on with a deft header and [B]Sergio Corallo[/B] put us back in the lead on 64 mins after we'd conceded just before HT. However, a win wasn't to be as we conceded late on to start the season with a credible 2-2 draw.[/SIZE][/I]

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No major signings to note this August. First off, talented Brazilian midfielder [B][URL="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/delenfent/Calcio/Filipe.jpg"]Filipe[/URL][/B] came in on a free from [B]Santos[/B] along with veteran striker [B][URL="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/delenfent/Calcio/FedericoMacheda.jpg"]Federico Macheda[/URL][/B], also on a free. The main cash spent was a £1m deal for youth DM [URL="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/delenfent/Calcio/GiuseppeSantangelo.jpg"][B]Giuseppe Santangelo[/B][/URL] from [B]Varese[/B]. We also signed three players to youth contracts. German AMC [B]Kai Gensler[/B], French AMC [B]Johan Dumont[/B] and, finally, Portuguese ST [B]Dani Rodrigues[/B]. I'll put up their sats if I sign them.

First out the door was DM [B]Çağatay Topraktepe[/B]. He'll be an exceptional talent, but a [B]S.S.C Napoli[/B] offer of £6m + 50% is too much to turn down.. English D/MC[B] Larnell Fitzpatrick[/B] headed back to the homeland and [B]Coventry City[/B] for the sum of £1.5m. Also leaving was AMC[B] Matteo Colombi[/B] for £2.9m to [B]Livorno[/B] and MC [B]Davide Ranieri[/B] to [B]Parma FC[/B] for £2.5m + 50%. That was a loss, but with Del Nevo and now Filipe ahead of him, his opportunities were limited. Finally, youth starlet [B]Daniel Giannoni[/B] was snapped up by [B]Paris Saint Germain[/B] for £2.1m + 50%. He'll be a great talent and hopefully, I can profit by it.

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Good to see you back, man. Not used to you having money though... after all those years of boards giving you nothing but an order to cut your wages, seeing a transfer budget of £17m is just alien to me!

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[quote name='withnail316']Good to see you back, man. Not used to you having money though... after all those years of boards giving you nothing but an order to cut your wages, seeing a transfer budget of £17m is just alien to me![/QUOTE]

Thanks dude. Well, I'm still not spending it if that helps! ;)

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[IMG]http://www.newsrimini.it/a/notizie/483886/img/scudetto_santarcangelo.jpg[/IMG][I][B][SIZE=3]Santarcangelo Calcio, September 2025 Review[/SIZE][/B][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]14.09.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 0 F.C Internazionale (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2]A good defensive performance ground us out the point here.[/SIZE][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]21.09.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 1 AC Milan (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2]We worked hand and the only slip the defence made all game left the Milan striker free to condemn us to defeat.[/SIZE][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]24.09.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 1 Empoli FC (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2][B]Paolo Sarzi[/B] put us ahead with a placed shot into the corner, then [B]Amedeo Del Nevo[/B] doubled our lead in the second half with a fine run and shot.[/SIZE][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]28.09.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 0 Juve Stabia (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2][B]Federico Macheda[/B] was our hero in this one, netting his first ever goal for the club after Francesco Cortini's strike was beaten out by the keeper.[/SIZE][/I]

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We were 10th at the end of the month, however, our next match is against [B]S.S.C Napoli[/B], who have racked up the following scores in the last three games. 6-1, 4-0 and 9-0. Oh.

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[IMG]http://www.newsrimini.it/a/notizie/483886/img/scudetto_santarcangelo.jpg[/IMG][I][B][SIZE=3]Santarcangelo Calcio, October 2025 Review[/SIZE][/B][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]05.10.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 0 S.S.C Napoli (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2]We snuffed out the most potent strikeforce in the league with a stiffling defensive peformance.[/SIZE][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]19.10.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 0 Udinese Calcio (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2][B]Paolo Sarzi[/B] netted the game winner.[/SIZE][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]26.10.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 0 Brescia Calcio (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2]Disappointing draw to be honest.[/SIZE][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]29.09.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 3 - 0 U.C Sampdoria (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2][B]Filipe[/B] bobbled home his first for the club and a [B]Paolo Sarzi[/B] double put the tin hat on this game.[/SIZE][/I]

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Some very impressive results this season mate, only one loss in the league so far too!

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[IMG]http://www.newsrimini.it/a/notizie/483886/img/scudetto_santarcangelo.jpg[/IMG][I][B][SIZE=3]Santarcangelo Calcio, November 2025 Review[/SIZE][/B][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]01.11.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 1 Atalanta (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2][B]Slim Saidi[/B]'s goal rescued the point for us here.[/SIZE][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]09.11.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 1 Nocerina (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2]A REALLY disappointing draw against the rock-bottom club.[/SIZE][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]22.11.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 0 ChievoVerona (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2][B]Paolo Sarzi[/B] put us ahead with a placed shot into the cornerto give us the win.[/SIZE][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]30.11.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 1 - 3 Juventus (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2][B]Cristian Pinton[/B] opened the scoring for us, but three goals in the second half put us in our place.[/SIZE][/I]

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Filipe looks fantastic nice going :)
Your doing very well so far
Btw nice to see you back :)

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[IMG]http://www.newsrimini.it/a/notizie/483886/img/scudetto_santarcangelo.jpg[/IMG][I][B][SIZE=3]Santarcangelo Calcio, December 2025 Review[/SIZE][/B][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]07.12.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 2 - 1 Parma FC (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2][B]Francesco Cortini[/B]'s goal put us in the lead and an own goal settled the deal for us.[/SIZE][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]14.12.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 0 - 2 Cagliari (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2]A terrible performance and a deserved defeat.[/SIZE][/I]

[I][SIZE=2]21.12.25[/SIZE][/I]
[B]Santarcangelo Calcio 3 - 2 Fiorentina (Serie A TIM)[/B]
[I][SIZE=2][B]Federico Macheda[/B] 's hat-trick put us in the lead three times and gave us a stunning win.[/SIZE][/I]

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We finished 2025 in [B]5th[/B] place in Serie A TIM. I can't see my wanting to improve the squad just yet. But we'll see.

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5th!! Absolutely phenomenal stuff Deisler, hopefully you can stay up there for the rest of the season. Are the UCL places too far off?

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Excellent first half of the season :thup:

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Thanks guys. We'll never keep this up, but I'm hoping we can stabilise in Midtable overall. That would be great.

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Nice half of the season, lets see if your team can keep it up. :)

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[quote name='arinceo']5th!! Absolutely phenomenal stuff Deisler, hopefully you can stay up there for the rest of the season. Are the UCL places too far off?[/QUOTE]

Yeah, just that bridge too far for me. I would take 10th atm.

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[quote name='B.W.G']Excellent first half of the season :thup:[/QUOTE]

Thanks man

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[quote name='deltablue']Wow, great progress.[/QUOTE]

Cheers dude. Think it's a bit undisturbed.

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[quote name='Purefun']Nice half of the season, lets see if your team can keep it up. :)[/QUOTE]

Thanks man, appreciate you reading it.

Doubt we'll keep it up though.

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Going well, man. Really good progress there. Hoping I can get to those kind of dizzy Serie A heights in my own thread at some point... until then, I'll have to just enjoy this continuing adventure!

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[quote name='withnail316']Going well, man. Really good progress there. Hoping I can get to those kind of dizzy Serie A heights in my own thread at some point... until then, I'll have to just enjoy this continuing adventure![/QUOTE]

Thanks man!

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I'm having a crisis of faith with this save at the minute. I just don't know what to do...

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[quote name='arinceo']What's happening? The team no longer able to improve?[/QUOTE]

Partly. Partly is that I've been so busy lately, that I haven't had chance to give it the time it deserves. Plus I feel we over-achieved in the first half of the season.

I think it's time to go Fergie on this team. Rip them apart. All foreigners out, try to bring some of the youth through.

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