Jump to content
Sports Interactive Community
Bedese

If at first you don't succeed, blame the game and try again - A San Marino Youth Challenge 2.0

Recommended Posts

1 minute ago, The_Gato_In_Goal said:

All these results in the last year are looking up for you, give it a bit of time and you'll reliable be in knockout rounds.

Here's hoping :D I reckon it's a fair few more years until we're actually competing for a knockout place in the Europa Groups, but you never know...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Youth Intake Day!

383ad6416c5aae97a48e055c9dda5805.png

 

7f156e4c32646331acebc68cad51fca0.png

Now this is a prospect I can get behind. He's got some very decent starting stats, and his potential makes me excited about his chances of becoming a valuable player for us down the line.

 

1baca9485fe1760cb18499574f061f2a.png

We don't need a keeper but he's not terrible in any one area, and he's absolutely massive :D This is the first time in a while we've had two prospects worth tagging, so I'm pretty happy with this year.

Edited by Jupjamie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Season Review!

 

Campionato Sammarinese:

Table


Schedule

Another good title win.

 

Coppa Titano:


Table


Schedule

Yay.


Squad

Key Players:

 

Highest Average Rating:


Marco Simoncini (YP73) - 7.94

 

Unlike most of our CMs who previously won this, he's a genuinely great player. 15 passing and 15 vision is superb.

Top Goalscorer:

 

Matteo Casadei (YP61) - 33

 

Casadei takes a very proud place in our history, as his hatrick earned us our first ever Europa group win.

Manager's Player of the Year:


Marco Podeschi (YP58)

 

He's 30, so he probably doesn't have long left for us.

Aims for Next Season:

 

Retain the league. I'd also like to make the Europa Groups again, but I'm not that hopeful.

 

Other teams:

 

League winners: :D

 

Cup winners: :D 

How the team in CL Qualifying did: We lost to Red Bull Salzburg in the Third Round.

 

How the teams in Europa Qualifying did: We got 3 points in the group. Fiorentino lost 3-1 to Omonoia, Faetano lost 4-1 to Trnava from Slovakia and Tre Fiori lost 5-0 to Hapoel Beer Sheva.

 

 

San Marino National Team:

 

2046 Results --------------- 2047 Results

 

Not a bad performance in a really tough Nations League group.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

8ddfb57b95779682275325d15b098041.png

de52bf8c209684d6d4ff81145a65058a.png

 

d5c67f9741e0a83a508c1fe2837114d8.png

 

763fc04555ca15637ccc45b8318f7223.png

 

395e72e1f3934b810c3420056bc6321f.png

 

That's a fantastic year. A sea of green with our league going back up to 1* and San Giovanni coming back into the top 200 - also, check out that spike in attendances!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

8e1403e06d78beeeb6f8d9aab6a425ce.png

Easy! Easy! Notice Nicola Prisco (YP78) scoring 4 from midfield on his first start for the club. One to watch, I reckon.

 

59dc354ac118e1efd5d263075e2f9b0f.png

 

Interesting. Again, we're at home first, but I think we might be able to take Kobenhavn. They're obviously stronger than us, but I've got a sneaky feeling we might be able to grab something here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

32b670363d43464976074e64745eef7d.png

 

Well, that backfired. Not one! Even his parents secretly voted to keep him out.

'We love you, son, you're just... not that good.'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

177666a147ee272b59712aaf0fe62ced.png

One of the hardest management decisions I've had to make in a long time came with this game. There are two CM spots, and our partnership of Marco Simoncini (YP73) and Paolo Zafferani (YP75) was faring so well I was reluctant to break it up. At the same time, could I really drop Nicola Prisco (YP78) after his heroics last game, even if, attributes wise, he's clearly the weakest of the three? I decided to ride with the hot hand, and went with Prisco and Simoncini. It worked. 17 minutes in, Prisco played a delightful ball over the top to Casadei, who fired home at the near post. It was a pretty even game after that, but just when it appeared we were going to close out the win, Mirco Podeschi (YP62) tripped up a Kobenhavn player, and they converted the penalty. This tie isn't over, but the away goal means they're the favourites to win this back in Denmark.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

32f214240e83f77adc964c426bad7d15.png

They controlled the game from start to finish, and deserved their win fully. Disappointing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

590a1ccb352cf667b571c065f35b1abd.png

Well, well, well. Last season, we beat them for our first ever Europa League group win. This year, if we can beat them over two legs, we'll knock them out and make the groups at their expense. I don't think it'll happen, but it's a cool matchup regardless.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2613c65f2f0b1a6df7f566beb0c17f39.png

They were definitely the stronger team, but we really made them fight for it. We'll see what happens in San Marino.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

69b87ee6be407b63dd15394c000d8b1a.png

One minute, We were one minute away from extra time. Gutted :( 

Edited by Jupjamie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Jupjamie said:

69b87ee6be407b63dd15394c000d8b1a.png

One minute, We were one minute away from extra time. Gutted :( 

Really tough to take, but you will be back for more :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Northernpilgrim said:

Really tough to take, but you will be back for more :)

Thanks Northern, we'll be getting revenge on them soon enough :D 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Youth Intake Day!

daf1f40ef24c4ee83c83721bc149881b.png

88b75c213206e3b1603d76abfbb1c455.png

It doesn't matter that he's got decent potential, because he's my fourth choice keeper and I'm not going to be able to give him enough gametime to develop him. Too many keepers :( 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Season Review!

 

Campionato Sammarinese:

Table


Schedule

Piece of cake.

Coppa Titano:


Table


Schedule

Yay (although the final wasn't all that clearcut).


Squad

Key Players:

 

Highest Average Rating:


Marco Podeschi (YP58) - 8.07

 

I thought he'd start to slow down this season. He won player of the year instead.

Top Goalscorer:

 

Marco Podeschi (YP58) - 44

 

Oh, and he smashed his own club scoring record for most goals in a season. Not bad.

Manager's Player of the Year:


Nicola Prisco (YP78)

 

The youngster had a superb debut season. We'll see if he develops enough to be a viable long term starter, however.

Aims for Next Season:

 

Retain the league, and push for the Europa Groups again.

Other teams:

 

League winners: :D

 

Cup winners: :D 

How the team in CL Qualifying did: We lost to Kobenhavn in the Third Round.

 

How the teams in Europa Qualifying did: We lost to Saint-Etienne in the Playoff. Tre Fiori lost 8-0 to Kaizat from Kazakhstan, Cosmos lost 6-0 to Legia Warsaw and Virtus lost 4-0 to St Gallen from Switzerland.

 

 

San Marino National Team:

 

2047 Results --------------- 2048 Results

 

10-0 :( 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

d90dd1487362a7e3599b9263a8e45b8c.png

We made a meal of that, but it's comfortable enough in the end.

 

b27f41a30bc8434c30044c58b5e42a26.png

That's a nightmare draw. They usually make the groups.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

69126f9917ec5b628eb44f8853b82215.png

I'm really impressed with our recent performances against the big boys. We didn't win, but 5-3 against a CL regular is really good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

aa9e20ea182d6fe72652a11bd2e0566b.png

Bring it on, AEK. They're the easiest team we could have been drawn against, and, while still very strong, our recent performances have given me confidence we might be able to take this one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

bc9a5cf42386c0c64815dd571087c039.png

Matteo Casadei (YP61) just has a knack for scoring important goals. He gave us a vital away goal here against AEK, but we were in the lurch after Gentile got his marching orders after coming through the back of a striker earned him his second yellow, and AEK fired home from a corner to fight back and get the draw. We're in a decent position going into the home leg, but this won't be easy - especially without Gentile.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

b8399cf0934679e52ee87ac608acf0dd.png

Matteo Casadei (YP61), take a bow. The boy is unstoppable in Europe. Alessandro Pecorelli (YP74) was keeping our clean sheet in tact through heroics in goal, but we really needed a goal to give us a layer of protection. With 64 minutes on the clock, Paolo Zafferani (YP75) hit a shot from the edge of the area. It was blocked, but deflected to Matteo Casadei (YP61), who spun around to meet the ball and fired it first time. It didn't have a whole lot of power on it, but it was deadly accurate. The ball kissed the bottom corner, and we march on through to the groups once more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

f6db67d175e9cd52d875096fc37fdf4a.png

I can't work out if this is a good or bad group. I guess we'll find out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

d8f1a481902f903a9aa57bf004f9ecdf.png

What? You blackmailing scumbug! A year ago, not a single fan wanted you in the team, and you've gotten worse since then. Who do you have dirt on? You're not getting in the team ahead of Pecorelli. Go away.

 

ca0211cae2fbb4083e0c6445be8d8b80.png

 

Um... I'm a little scared of Stefano Zafferani (YP71) now. In all the time he's had off not playing football, I think he's turned to a new craft - a contract killer. I'm still not picking him, but if Pietro Sacca (YP79) gets 'injured', I think we may need to get the San Marino police involved.

 

What's that? Oh, ****, yeah. San Marino's so small, two of our players and one of our coaches actually work for the police part time. Hmm.

 

 

Edited by Jupjamie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, The_Gato_In_Goal said:

I'm guessing the one's where you let in less than 4 goals went well :p

Out of all the teams how did AZ beat you 9-1?

I don't have a clue. We were 6-0 down before I had time to blink :lol: Just one of those games where everything goes right (for them, obviously. And also possibly Stefano Zafferani (YP71), who might be gambling on our games and money laundering for all I know. I don't trust him.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Youth Intake Day!

55213f2fdf6c3fb189f245175dd1ae85.png

Now that I've decided to move Matteo Giardi (YP77) to RB, we do actually have a space at CB, because it looks like I'm going to cash in on Christian Gentile (YP76) before he leaves us on a free. I'm not sure if Santarelli can fill it, but 4* potential means he very well could.

 

6a7b9bec4785b845e85c9fe4ccbb88ee.png

Marco Podeschi (YP58) is getting older so we do definitely need a striker. I'm just not sure if Gualtieri is going to be good enough.

 

844fd3fe2f2b1f329c0326cd7c6fb7b6.png

He has some very decent starting stats, but his potential is somewhat limited and we're already pretty deep at CM, so the odds are against him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have a new HOYD! Our old one was good, but I couldn't pass up someone who's ambitious and has 20/20 for JPA/JPP.

1ca714f96aa318ccf3ac1b72622abfba.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What's Puleo's Media Handling type? WWY could be higher, but if he's Reserved or Evasive then he's damn near perfect.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Season Review!

 

Campionato Sammarinese:

Table


Schedule

Another good win.

Coppa Titano:


Table


Schedule

Yay.

Squad

Key Players:

 

Highest Average Rating:


Nicola Berardi (YP64) - 7.60

 

Europa meant that our average ratings weren't too great this year.

Top Goalscorer:

 

Matteo Casadei (YP61) - 26

 

Both our strikers are now 30+ :(

Manager's Player of the Year:


Christian Gentile (YP76)

 

The most talented player we've ever had, he's only got a year left on his contract and refuses to sign a new deal. I'm going to try to cash in.

Aims for Next Season:

 

Retain the league, and push for the Europa Groups again.

Other teams:

 

League winners: :D

 

Cup winners: :D 

How the team in CL Qualifying did: We lost to Young Boys in the Third Round.

 

How the teams in Europa Qualifying did: We got one point in the group. Juvenes Dogana lost 6-1 to Jabonlec from Czech Republic, Tre Fiori lost 6-1 to Domzale from Slovenia and Cosmos lost 5-0 to KR from Iceland.

 

 

San Marino National Team:

 

2048 Results --------------- 2049 Results

 

4 points off Georgia is superb.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

e4b060a28e5a35af35cdb2931248067b.png

cffe0c4f932f64b2ca6473d9c4d13f24.png

The finances only decreased so much because we're upgrading both our youth and training facilities, so that's not a huge concern.

Edited by Jupjamie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, Ceching You Out said:

What's Puleo's Media Handling type? WWY could be higher, but if he's Reserved or Evasive then he's damn near perfect.

He's media-friendly. I can't remember if that's good or bad, I seem to remember that it's not great?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

20498b5bd38414a1a24b5c6050ae8e77.png

There goes the most talented player to ever come through our ranks. There wasn't a chance he was sticking around past his contract expiry, but I think we got a pretty good deal for him. 2.1m and 50% of the fee from a future sale for a kid playing in San Marino isn't too shabby. Unfortunately he's Italian, not Sammarinese, so he won't be helping the NT in the future. Still, I hope he does well, and not just to make us some money - it's always nice to see your ex-players do well, especially in making the jump from San Marino to Serie B.

 

ae03b014adc123494c0a83fff14f5fc1.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

07748155ecc09ee578076e3b403c1313.png

04adf3800bf5f9df29632b6a053d36c0.png

 

Sigh. We meet again, Dinamo. Believe it or not, this is the first time we'll play them in the new save. In the old save, though...

Edited by Jupjamie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, The_Gato_In_Goal said:

That's a great deal for him! I can see a bigger Italian club snatching him up for 5M or so if he does well.

5m is about what I'm hoping too, which would net us another 2.5m ;) I wish he'd gone to a bigger team than Frosinone though, because I doubt they're going to be getting huge money for anyone. We actually had the same deal lined up with Genoa (also a Serie B team but a bigger one), but they completely lowballed the contract offer and Gentile pulled out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Jupjamie said:

He's media-friendly. I can't remember if that's good or bad, I seem to remember that it's not great?

It's basically the equivalent of "Balanced" for personality. Reserved or Evasive only happen if Professionalism is in the 15-20 range, so combined with an Ambitious personality you'd then be giving your youth the best chance at personalities that are more likely to develop. First time around I missed that he had 4 for Determination -- not a deal breaker, but that is very much on the low side of what I like.

 

Gentile's Jumping and Acceleration really came along, eh? That's impressive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Ceching You Out said:

It's basically the equivalent of "Balanced" for personality. Reserved or Evasive only happen if Professionalism is in the 15-20 range, so combined with an Ambitious personality you'd then be giving your youth the best chance at personalities that are more likely to develop. First time around I missed that he had 4 for Determination -- not a deal breaker, but that is very much on the low side of what I like.

 

Gentile's Jumping and Acceleration really came along, eh? That's impressive.

Yeah, his determination is annoyingly low. He's good, but I'll be on the look out for better if anyone comes along.

 

Gentile developed ridiculously quickly. We've got good training facilities and coaches, and his personality was superb, but I really didn't expect him to become anywhere near as good as he did. I originally had my doubts about him even breaking into the first team.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

d3d6847e604ce1200c5bd101d35f50ca.png

That's a good, good draw. They're not one of the strongest sides in Portugal, and I think we can take this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

184d119a9fe3ad7f8353c6841c5765f4.png

Not ideal.

 

ee203319aae4f6be393d70c13ac5e62b.png

Really not ideal :( That's probably the end of Casadei as a big player for us. At 30 years old, a damaged achilles might be too much to come back from.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

e488526970ff167931fb347aea7d81de.png

 

Two shots in 90 minutes says it all. We're at a stage where we really need some more talent in the squad - we need two new starting strikers and two new starting wingers at the least. Another CB/FB wouldn't go amiss either, especially as Matteo Giardi (YP77) is currently refusing to sign a new deal because he also thinks he's too good for us. Until then, we're probably not going to be challenging for a place in the groups.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

6d88f2c007a343a76cc21bb788ee1713.png

Awww, what happened, Stefano? Run out of money to keep bribing people?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Youth Intake Day!

f5d580e43f55f452adad35d8f1f02aac.png

 

27b34e2429308f74ee40b6c2714b00fc.png

Now this is a prospect I can get excited about. A FB with decent pace who's not bad going forward, although his defending does need some work. He's not the winger that we needed, but he could play there in a pinch, I suppose.

 

fe521b92d7c94560e9d8df7d9d650991.png

STOP GIVING ME GOALKEEPERS I DON'T NEED ANYMORE NOW STEFANO ZAFFERANI (YP71) HAS ANOTHER VICTIM WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME FM.

He looks alright though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Season Review!

 

Campionato Sammarinese:

Table


Schedule

I have no complaints. We just aren't that strong right now.

Coppa Titano:


Table


Schedule

Our first trophy-less season in a long, long time.

Squad

Key Players:

 

Highest Average Rating:


Nicola Berardi (YP64) - 7.76

 

It says a lot that he's our 'best' player.

Top Goalscorer:

 

Marco Podeschi (YP58) - 20

 

He's basically a shell of his former self at this point. He only still gets in the team because everyone else is even worse.

Manager's Player of the Year:


Marco Simoncini (YP75)

 

One of the few left in our squad who is genuinely talented.

Aims for Next Season:

 

We aren't making it to the Europa Groups, so I just want to win back the league and have a good intake that gives us either a striker or winger (or both).

Other teams:

 

League winners: Juvenes Dogana beat us in the final.

Cup winners: Faetano beat us in the final.

 

How the team in CL Qualifying did: We lost to Dinamo in the Third Round.

How the teams in Europa Qualifying did: We lost to Maritimo in the Playoff. La Florita lost 5-1 to Sturm Graz from Austria, Juvenes Dogana lost 5-0 to Beroe from Bulgaria and Faetano lost 5-0 to Dinamo Minsk from Belarus. 34 years in, and we're still waiting for another team to win a game in Europe.

 

San Marino National Team:

 

2049 Results --------------- 2050 Results

 

Losing to Luxemborug is pathetic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...