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congrats AdamFitz!! fantastic achievement. Vandenbergh is a quality player. Hopefully you can survive next season and establish yourself as the no.1 team in Eindhoven... ;)

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Vandenbergh won't renew <_<. Time to cash in?

EDIT: Oh and why? Because his former club Utrecht who are in the Eerste Divisie want him back! :mad:

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AdamFitz - Congrats on promotion, well done! :thup:

Two questions I've been meaning to ask :

- What's a faceinthegame regen? Seen it used twice in a couple of days now, feel a bit silly not knowing :o

- What's the deal with getting your son as a regen? Is that a real deal, or do people just nickname some decent regen with their own last name? If it's the real deal, how do you know it's your son when he does come around?

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faceinthegame is a regen that is based on an SI person or tester etc, and some of them have funny scout reports, traits etc. The getting your son as a regen is very rare, but does happen. It's easy to tell as they'll have your surname (a lot easier to tell if your surname is less common) and they'll have you in their favored personnel as well.

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**End of Season Update - Domegliara - Serie A - 2020/21**

Transfers

The transfers this season were less successful, apart from those mentioned earlier the following also joined.

Matija Vida - brought in as back-up to Iljin.

Oladipo Diarra - a young, technically gifted dutch left-winger who should have a promising future in the game.

Igov Sviridov - a past-player returns, initially as back-up but if he can rejuvenate his career then he could easily make it into the first team.

League

After last season's exceptional second place finish, a lot was expected of the little team from Domegliara. We started well, rising to 3rd after 14 games. However we stalled mid season, with some difficult fixtures and disappointing results meaning we dropped to 8th (outside the European places), we stayed there for most of the middle part of the season. However, after 28 games, our form turned and we won all of our final 10 games seeing us fight up into European contention, and take 5th place at the end of the season. No Champions League Football next season. but maybe we can win the lesser competition.

Cup

This season we finally got the cup run I wanted, as we made it to the Coppa Italia final beating AC Milan on away goals on the way. In the end we lost to Roma, but without my much publicised injury crisis I think I could have sneaked a win.

Europe

This season saw the team get their first chance to shine on the European stage, and what an impact we made. Winning our first four comfortably and only losing by the one goal at Stamford Bridge. We qualified top and set up a meeting with Benfica, who we dispatched with a 2-0 home win. Bayern were up next and they proved a bridge to far. As we succumbed at home and away to go out of the competition. Still, a good learning experience and a nice source of income for the season.

Players

Artur Pestana - the Portuguese 'keeper continues to impress in goal, and looks set to keep the starting position for a considerable time.

Srdjan Stanisic - the young Serb spent most of his time on the bench this season, but made his first couple of starts towards the end of the season and did well.

Ben Dladla - didn't make as many starts as he'd have liked, but performed well when he did play.

Frank Heß - played regularly but less well than he has done before, also managed to get worse at playing with his left foot.

Antonio Pellegrini - his stats are world-class and he delivered an excellent season at the heart of the defence.

Antonio Velardi - continued in his central midfield role. Has well and truly replaced Casisa who is now in the reserves and I am waiting for him to retire to give him a job on the staff.

Anton Iljin - continues his solid if unspectacular game at right-back.

Gianfranco Dalla Bona - almost ever-present this season. Played 52 games, more than I would have liked but Marchese is in the same situation as Casisa and so there was only emergency back-up at left-back, a situation I hope to rectify over the summer.

Aldo Mazzini - probably time for him to move on. He's not going to break into the first team, and he is now wasting his talent.

Marius Dinu - didn't play much, and approaching 30 he may be on his way out.

Jose Marques - largely restricted to appearances off the bench, but performed well enough when he got on.

Cesare Peluso - got a couple of games during the injury crisis, may be time for him to go out on loan to see whether he can step up to the plate.

Gerson Ramirez - he scored some important goals from midfield this season. A good prospect.

Friedrich Kasongo - not really a member of the first team squad but gets included for his 93rd minute winner against Palermo during the real depths of injury woe that turned the season round at the end.

Marco Novello - another good solid season, would surely have got into the Italy set-up had he been playing in Milan.

Holger Wagner - good, solid back-up for both wings - performs well when called upon.

Giuseppe Magnani - performed well, would love to combine his pace with Willems technical expertise.

Steven Willems - the 32 year old's appearances are getting scarcer, would like him to stay on in some role though.

Claudio Di Mauro - another good solid season since his return.

Diego Pastore - played 50 games in a season for the first time in his career and got 25 goals to make him top scorer.

Bent Hansen - he should be world-class but he struggled with his goal-scoring and injuries this season. Hopefully back to his best after a good pre-season.

Hernan Juan - played a few, scored a few, a good season as number 4 striker.

Luigi Mariani - suffered injury heartbreak just as his form was beginning to come. Will be looking to get a pre-season under his belt and then build from there.

Awards

Fans Player of the Season - Diego Pastore

Top Scorer - Diego Pastore - 25

Highest Average Rating - Marco Novello - 7.15 (45 apps)

Can we play you every week - This season it goes to Udinese who I beat 3-1 away and 3-0 at home.

Youth player watch

Pier Luigi Farinelli - it looks like another move may be on the cards as he is transfer-listed and teams are interested.

Aldo Mazzini - I think it may be time for me to look to move him on.

Diego Pastore - top scorer again.

Gianfranco Dalla Bona- almost ever-present.

Stephen Carriero - yet to make it onto the pitch at senior level.

Giuseppe Esposito - made his debut during the injury crisis but did not impress.

Other News

-The board are expanding the stadium again.

-Marchese has now announced his retirement, and despite the fact that he's a truly awful coach, I've offered him a job.

Aims for next season

-Get Back into the Champions League through the league.

-Win the UEFA Cup

-Win the Coppa Italia

Records

A few records broken this season.

Highest Attendance - 27873 v Roma - Feb 2021

Highest Gate Receipts - £850K v FC Kobenhavn - Dec 2020

Top Goalscorer - Diego Pastore - 25 - 2020/21

Most League Goals - Diego Pastore - 131

Worst Discipline - Antonio Pellegrini - 15 yellows/1 red 2020/21

Best Elevens

20/21

Overall - well it's managed to work itself back to a reasonable likeness of what it should be. Feel sorry for Giuseppe Casisa who they don't deem worthy of inclusion despite over 300 league appearances. Still, we'll all remember him!

Story so far

Season			League			Position			Achievements
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2009/10			Serie C2/C		1st				Champions!
2010/11			Serie C1/B		1st				Champions!
2011/12			Serie B			8th				
2012/13			Serie B			11th
2013/14			Serie B			11th
2014/15			Serie B			2nd				Promoted!
2015/16			Serie A			19th				Relegated
2016/17			Serie B			1st				Champions!
2017/18			Serie A			11th				
2018/19			Serie A			10th
2019/20			Serie A			2nd				ECL place!
2020/21			Serie A			6th				UEFA place

Domegliara Trophy Cabinet

Serie C2/C - 2009/10

Serie C2 Super Cup - 2010

Serie C1/B - 2010/11

Serie C1 Super Cup - 2011

Serie B - 2016/17

Previous Updates

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

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Marchese and Casisa are both now on the coaching staff, and the board have negotiated a new sponsorship deal worth £5M/year.

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Congrats Ohanzee :thup:...have added you to the Hall of Fame

Wow. I didn't realise so few people had completed this challenge. What have you all been doing in the 40 pages before I turned up! :rolleyes:

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Thanks Paul, was wondering where those crazy good regens came from. How often do they pop up ingame? I wish I could find one of them before the big teams once.

Cheers daemonic :)

Nice job in Europe PRDH. UEFA might be good for you. Our two great runs in that one before getting into Champions League helped alot at FC Mulhouse. You get lots of coefficient points aswell, which helps in the seedings in CL when you're back there.

A.S.D. Spezia Calcio 2008 | Profile

Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica Spezia Calcio 2008 (from now on I'll just call them Spezia :p) is really an old club founded in 1906. However they went bankrupt in 2008 and refounded right away. The team has a great history, including one "scudetto" win, however it's not regognized as a real win because it was won under times of war and the league system was not what it normally was. You can read all about the 1944 scudetto win on this wikipedia link. I'll just quote the last part of the artice.

Today, Spezia remembers the 1944 triumph by playing with a tricolour badge on the team's official jersey (but different from the Scudetto), with the authorization of the Football Federation.

Some big names have been in the club, including current Roma manager Luciano Spalletti. He's a legend at the club having played 120 games for them. The stadium is called Stadio Alberto Picco and has a capacity of 10,300 (all-seater). The club has average training facilities and adequate youth facilities, but does house a youth academy. The club colors are quite plainly white at home and black away. Finances are bad (£82k balance), but they are £5k below the wage budget atm. They also have as many as 4000 season ticket holders already.

Now it's up to me as the new manager to make sure Spezia wins the real scudetto so all the big boys will stop teasing them about the "fake" one they won back in 1944 :D

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Pellegrini has gone! He's been wanting to move to a bigger club for a while, but no one's come up with the cash. Roma have now come in with a £22M bid for him, so I accepted. I think I have the players to cover his absence without spending.

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sometimes it can be better to cash in on a big player for the good of the team going forward. i think (and hope) i'm finding that at moment.

Ohanzee - good luck with Spezia. We all fully expect to you repeat your success here :D i take it you're going for the Italian-only policy??

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**Preseason Transfer Update**

Well the transfer window has slammed shut and there has been some major transfer movement at Domegliara Stadium again.

Jurgen Schumacher looks to be an exceptionally talented young left-winger. Hopefully he will make that position his own.

Emilio Rinaldi is another left-winger, slightly older but a more complete player for now.

Pedro Jesus Fuentes is yet another left-winger, as you can tell I thought it needed strengthening and I rather took the scatter-gun approach to solving it.

Leonardo Barbierei is that left-back cover I wanted. He is young and good enough to make it at this level should anything happen to Dalla Bona. He can also cover right-back.

And finally the latest product of the world famous Domegliara academy is Vincenzo Fiore who apparently could be one of the best palyers of his generation. He is being tutored by Marco Novello.

Oh and Farinelli has moved clubs again! This time he's gone to France to Bordeaux he was at Inter for, you guessed it, two years. It's the ninth club for the 27 year old.

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PRDH - Schumacher looks a good prospect, as do Fuentes and Rinaldi. you're spoilt for choice there!! and another good player from the academy - what do you feed them down at Domegliara????

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Cl group draw has been made and we've been handed CSKA Sofia, Celtic and, you guessed it, AC MILAN. :rolleyes:

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PRDH - Schumacher looks a good prospect, as do Fuentes and Rinaldi. you're spoilt for choice there!! and another good player from the academy - what do you feed them down at Domegliara????

Interesting question. It seems that the traditional food of Verona and its hinterland (of which Domegliara is part) is horse and donkey. So that is what we are doing right!

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Interesting question. It seems that the traditional food of Verona and its hinterland (of which Domegliara is part) is horse and donkey. So that is what we are doing right!

that explains it then!!

on a side note, the starting line-up for the last Spanish U-21 match saw NINE Real Oviedo players wear the national shirt... a further 2 were on the bench.

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Real S.D. Alcalá - Spanish LIGA BBVA 2015/16

Transfers - Lots of activity as I sought to upgrade most areas of the squad. Some purchases were more successful than other...

David Trigueros (GK) - Arrived in January and immediately took over the goalkeeping duties. Did very well and could be our no. 1 for years.

Santiago Ledesma (DLC) - A Barcelona youth product he had some nervy displays with mistakes leading to goals but is progressing well.

Jesús Longo (MC) - Solid season in the midfield. Another one for the future.

Ademilson (MC/FC) - Offers flexibility as he can play in midfield or as a striker. Spent most of the season in the MC role and did well.

Marcos Luque (AML) - Suffers from injuries but when fit was brilliant.

Spanish LIGA BBVA

Predicted: 20th | Final Position: 10th | Graph

We were never going to trouble the top of the table but early results saw us around mid-table until a bad run of 10 without a win saw us drop to 17th. We faced a few of the other relegation candidates at that point and managed to eke out the odd win or draw to move up a few places and give ourselves a 10 pts gap to the relegation places with 14 games to go.

Once we were on the up, we managed some good results and a few capitulations but were never troubled with relegation again and sealed our top flight status with 6 games to spare.

Spanish Cup - 5th Rnd - Didn't manage a single win.

Other News

Finances are struggling as our tiny stadium simply can't generate enough revenue.

Club Records

Awards

Juan Antonio Álvarez - Spanish Young Player of the Year & LIGA BBVA Top Spanish Goalscorer

Stars

Rául (MC) - Good season in midfield averaging over 7.

Enrique (MC) - Couldn't match last seasons creativity but 8 assists and a good average rating.

Youth Watch

Summer 2010 - Juan Antonio Álvarez (ST) | Initial Profile | Current Profile - Fabulous season as he broke club goal scoring records and won awards galore.

Summer 2012 - Leandro Gutiérrez (MC) | Initial Profile | Current Profile - Just not up to it at this level. Will probably sell him on during the Summer.

Summer 2015 - Luis Manuel (ST) | First Season Profile - The coaches rate him as having Leading BBVA Striker potential and he had a great season for the U-19's scoring 25 goals as they won their league.

Best Eleven: Season | Overall

Real S.D. Alcalá Trophy Room

Second Division B1 x 2 - 2011/12, 2012/13

Career History

Season   League              Pos.   Cup         Europe         Achievements
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
2009/10  Second Division B1  7th    N/A         N/A            None
2010/11  Second Division B1  2nd    1st Rnd     N/A            None
2011/12  Second Division B1  1st    4th Rnd     N/A            Second Division B1 Champions
2012/13  Second Division B1  1st    2nd Rnd     N/A            Second Division B1 Champions, Promoted
2013/14  LIGA adelante       7th    2nd Rnd     N/A            None
2014/15  LIGA adelante       2nd    Qtr-Final   N/A            Promotion
2015/16  LIGA BBVA           10th   5th Rnd     N/A            None

Next Season...

Mid-table again and maybe a european place if results go our way.

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good first Liga BBVA season daemonic. Alvarez looks to have bags of potential. reminds me of my Gorrotxategi at that age.

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well, my second season in charge of RW Essen was, eventful at the least. The first half of the season was everything I ever wanted, comfortably second and looking on for certain promotion. Add in a magnificent cup run, reaching the Quarter Finals after beating 2 teams in Division 2 and one of the big boys in Division 1 everything was looking good, we'd even made 2 Million profit in January, that was 20 times the profit we'd made last season. However we were inevitably knocked out by another big boy in the Quarter final, then everything went bad in the League as scoring goals became a massive ask, and I began to wonder just how the team I was managing were in second place. We lost our second place with less than 10 games left, and it was then a 3 team battle for 2nd and 3rd place. We won back 3rd place on the last day of the season, which would get us into play-offs with 3 teams from Division 2. We didn't make it. It was a season of good memories, but not getting promotion left a very bitter taste in my mouth :(

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Pastore's in a funny mood this season. No goals in six in the league. Four in four in Europe. If only he could transfer his European form to the League and we'd be challenging at the top.

[edit] - Also, which of you is it that has Paloschi in your squad. Whoever it is, could you discipline him for me. He's a bastard. Keeps scoring against me.

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good first Liga BBVA season daemonic. Alvarez looks to have bags of potential. reminds me of my Gorrotxategi at that age.

Thanks. Álvarez is rated as a good BBVA Striker but because he was my first ever youth product he's staying in the team whatever happens. If he is just short of the quality required I'll compensate in all other areas of the team....although, last Summers youth product is also a striker and he's rated as having leading BBVA potential. I forsee a rotation policy :o

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Pastore's in a funny mood this season. No goals in six in the league. Four in four in Europe. If only he could transfer his European form to the League and we'd be challenging at the top.

[edit] - Also, which of you is it that has Paloschi in your squad. Whoever it is, could you discipline him for me. He's a bastard. Keeps scoring against me.

I had him but sold him just this season back to ACM :rolleyes:

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Roma are definitely my bogey team. I've played them 12 times altogether and lost 9 times and drawn the rest. Not a good record.

Nothing like an untraumatic qualifcation from the groups stages of the UEFA Cup though. 6 games played, 6 games won, 19 goals scored, 3 conceded. Simple!

[edit] - the draw has been made for the first knockout round. And it's a new country for Domes fans. We are off to the Ukraine, in particular we are off to play Shakhtar. They are a decent team, they qualified second in their group level on points with PSG. I reckon we can have them over two legs. First leg is away.

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Good start to my European campaign. Just beat Marseille 4-1 away with goals from Marquinhos, Laurito, Cabral and Matias Fernandez. Also Barca beat AC Milan 3-2 at home :thup:

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Drew with Barca 0-0 at home in the next game, and the Milan v Marseille match also finished in a draw. Barca and us have 4 points each, while Milan and Marseille have 1 each after 2 games.

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This is getting better. Just defeated AC Milan 1-0 at the San Siro through a Marquinhos goal. My defense has held out splendidly so far against Barca and Milan

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Defeated Milan again! This time by 3 goals to none at home. A 'vintage curling strike' from Fleck, a penalty from Marquinhos and a headed goal from Cabral sealing the win. All but seals our qualification, but it is not 100% yet since Marseille have beaten Barca 5-2 :eek:

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Wow thats crazy el-sid, can't believe how much you have smashed Milan.

But tbf the only top players they have are Bojan, Pato and Gourcuff. Kaka is 33, but still good. And since they play with only one up front (Christmas tree), either Bojan or Pato starts, but not both. :confused:

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Haha fools, why would they do something soo stupid, change your formation if you have two stars in a spot. :)

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i've not had too bad of a record against AC Milan either.... ;)

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Just drew the last group game 1-1 against Barca at the Nou Camp, Fleck with a late equaliser :thup: This means I actually top the group.

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I have started a new game as Real Oviedo and am midway through the season. I am top by 4 points and joint on goal difference with second. An easy run in is imminent and I feel I have a real shot at getting promoted to the Liga Adelante. Full season report coming soon.

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A mini mid season update :

1) We've drawn Olympiakos in the round of 16 of the Champions league

2) We're on top of the league table by 5 points. Mickey Owen's Bayern are second :eek:

3) Cabral has won European defender of the year. Danny Guthrie won the European midfielder of the year :D:eek:

4) We've drawn Hannover 96 in the 3rd round of the German Cup. They were the runners up last season.

Players I've bought in so far: (all prices in millions)

Matias Fernandez - 8.75

Federico Laurito - 18.25

Nicolas N'Koulou - 12.5

Steve Mandanda - free

Jack Wilshere - free

Nick Howard (regen) - free

Players sold :

Alberto Paloschi - 12

Silviu Lung jr - 1.5

Kyriakos Papadopoulos - 3.9

Daniel Pacheco - 7.5

A few others were released on frees

Ben Foster - out on loan - 200k loan fee - agreed price 1.8 million

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RW Essen, Season 2, 2010-11 - German Third Division

Predicted - 16th

Finished - 3rd

League Table Link

Past Positions

Words can't really describe how we managed to blow second place and the certainty of Second Division Football next season, but that Past Positions screenshot certainly gives you a good insight... The season had started well, with a bit of a change to the squad made following the transfers. Michael Kammermeyer came in on a free, and the new center back became first choice in that position, doing well. Markus Kreuz, another freebie, came in and made the LM position his own, despite suffering a few injuries over the course of the season. Kai Bastian Evers was a freebie, who's young, and didn't really make an impact on the squad at all. Manuel Konrad was another freebie who came in and became part of the first team, playing at MC. Fetsh, the fairly young Striker was brought in to partner Sacha Molders up-front, yet he was nowhere near as good as I'd hoped. Florian Riedel on loan from parent club was decent back-up. Mirko Casper, another freebie became first choice RB. Daniel Kruas was brought in for back-up to my GK, he didn't play at all this season, but that can only be a good thing. Marcin Mieciel was brought in temporarily to give Fetsch a good kick up the backside, and Mieciel brought a couple of crucial goals, one in the first leg of the play-off. Fabian Holland, the final loanee was a very good player who could play LB or ML, he was very good. Fwiw, we lost in the semi final of the play-offs, 3-2 on aggregate.

'Team of 2010-11' (this is my team of the season, and wont always be the same as what the AI chooses).

GK - Andre Maczkowiak, 28, German

DR - Mirko Casper, 29, German

DL - Moritz Steinle, 28, German

DC - Stefan Lorenz, 29, German

DC - Michael Kammermeyer, 25, German

MR - Markus Heppke, 25, German

ML - Markus Kreuz, 34, German

MC - Manuel Konrad, 23, German

MC - Mike Wunderlich, 25, German

ST - Sascha Molders, 26 German

ST - Matias Fetsch, 22, German

It's an alright squad but after the huge disappointment of not getting promoted, inevitably there will be some changes next season. There was only one player worth of an award, our Goalkeeper Andre Maczkowiak retained his title as best GK in Division 3. Our finances are now very secure, pretty much down to our fantastic cup run, as we reached the quarter finals. This included a memorable victory over Schalke, oh the joy when that equaliser and the winning penalty went in :******)

Career History


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Season League Pos Pre Cup Europe Achievements
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2009/10 Third Division 8th 17th N/A N/A None
2010/11 Third Division 3rd 16th Qtr Finals N/A Lost in play-off semi final
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2009-10

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I havent had time to do much with Spezia so far. Been clearing out the backroom staff and replacing them, which put us almost in red (just from terminating contract release fees), but it had to be done.

The new backroom staff is

Fulvio Giovanetti - Assistant Manager. Really happy to get him, he's got the motivation skill which I always look for (cause I hate press-conferences). And he's a all-round good coach aswell, which is great since we can only have 1 coach + assistant yet.

Maurizio Guido - Coach. Since we can only have 1 I went for the best all round one I could find. A bit surprised we could get such a decent one, but really happy about it. He's got the GK and Fitness that Giovanetti lack aswell.

Rino Baron - Physio. The one that was here at the start was completely crap, probably would have put my whole team on a diet of burgers and coke. This guy is good, has the discipline and can work with youngsters.

Vofango Patarca - Scout. We can only have 2 scouts, and I cant afford to sack the other one, so there was only room for one new one. This guy looks great, although I'd like his determination to be higher, he's brilliant at the JPA/JPP.

Happy with that backroom staff for now, cant really do better atm.

Our squad is pretty crap aswell. The big star is leftback Giuseppe Imburgia who's ability is far ahead of anyone else. So I'm roaming the free transfer market and there looks like we can get a decent team together from there. Just had to wait untill we got an assistant to filter out who's unrealistic.

We got one talented regen youngster in our u20s already aswell. Edoardo Doardo has 7 star potential, meaning he can become one of the best at the club apparently. Although that might not say alot he's been given a new longterm contract already just in case. Reports say he's got no ambition which is a worry, so I need to find some old guy to tutor him asap.

Atm I'm just roaming through all the other clubs in our division and the ones above looking at the under 20s of each team. Hoping to find some good talent I can snap up, we do have £60k transfer budget left so we can afford to spend small fees on talented youngsters.

daemonic - Great first season up there, like the look of those youngsters

PRDH - Nice signings, one of those 3 wingers must surely become a star, they all look great.

el sid - Good luck in the Champions League, looking good.

Paul - Unlucky, but I recon you'll get promoted as winner next year now.

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Beat Olympiakos 2-1 in both the legs, giving us a 4-2 aggregate :thup:

Drawn Leverkusen in the quarter final. I should be able to beat them over 2 legs.

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good luck again el sid.. Semis are on surely.... ;)

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good luck again el sid.. Semis are on surely.... ;)

Yes definitely, I wouldn't be at all pleased if we lose to Leverkusen. I don't like losing to teams from the same country in Europe. :p

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Just played out the two legs. Lost 1-2 at Leverkusen, was one of those games where you lead every stat but still somehow lose the game. However in the return leg, we were in better form and definitely the better team and just beat them 3-1, thus making the aggregate 4-3 :thup:

We'll be playing Lyon in the semifinal fwiw in a couple of weeks time.

Liverpool v Roma is the other semifinal.

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i think you'll definately does this now.....

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2-0 at home in the first leg against Lyon. Marquinhos and Wilshere the goalscorers. Unless we utterly balls up the away leg, we could be in the final. Liverpool beat Roma 3-1 at home in the other final fwiw.

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Before the second leg there's this small matter of the German Cup final against Owen's Bayern :thup: Stay tuned for live updates.

5 min : Fantastic save by Mandanda to deny Diogo. I thought that was going in.

17 min : Fernandez given space outside the box to shoot, only for Michael Rensing to tip it over.

44 min : Marquinhos does a dummy and gets himself space on his left foot to shoot, but he screws it wide of goal.

Half Time 0-0. Pretty close game so far.

56 min : Fleck hits one agonizingly wide of the left hand top corner.

67 min : Chermiti gets one on target but is denied by Mandanda.

72 min : Demidov nods one high and wide from a corner.

80 min : Adrien hits the post, but the rebound falls to Chermiti who taps it into the net. The goal looked offside. :( Bayern lead 1-0.

90 + 2 min : Diogo breaks before laying it off to Chermiti who gets another easy finish to make it 2-0. That's what you get for playing 5 up front plus 2 attacking midfielders :thdn: 2-0 to Bayern

90 + 4 min : FT.

No consecutive German Cup wins for Sachsen Leipzig.

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Champions League semifinal 2nd leg coming up :thup:

3 min : Great intervention by Cabral to prevent Skjelbred from taking a shot.

21 min : End to end stuff as Lyon are throwing everything at us. Decent save by Mandanda as he turns a shot from Afellay round for a corner.

22 min : Afellay takes the corner, some ruckus going on inside the penalty box and the referee Martin Atkinson awards a penalty to Lyon as his assistant thinks Stachel tripped Benzema. Fook!

22 min : GOAL! Diakhate takes the penalty and slots in beyond Mandanda. 1-0 to Lyon :(

25 min : Chance for Kolodzieczak but he thankfully puts it wide.

31 min : Decent save by Lloris to deny Cabral from scoring. That's the first time we've troubled the Lyon goalkeeper.

39 min : Swift passing from Lyon and Afellay hangs one up which Demba Ba heads into the net but he is flagged for offside. Phew that was a close one.

Half time. 1-0 to Lyon. We've getting out classed here. The defense is not as good as it should be and we've hardly created anything offensively.

Going into the second half a little bit more defensively.

48 min : ^ Doesn't make any effing difference. Lyon just continue where they left off, only for Mandanda to deny Benzema. This man is definitely keeping us in the game.

61 min : Pjanic nods one over the ball from a Lyon corner.

75 min : Mandanda restarts from a goal kick and hits it straight at Pjanic. Lyon come forward in numbers again but the Sachsen goalkeeper atones for his mistakes by saving it.

77 min : GOAL! YAS YAS YAS! Stachel and Toure get involved in a tackle and the ball falls kindly to Laurito who slots it past Lloris. Quite a few protests from the Lyon players but the ref isn't interested :cool: 1-1 now, and 3-1 on aggregate. We also have an away goal, so Lyon need to score atleast 3 more.

83 min : Sinama Pongolle, Benzema and Pjanic combine to present an opportunity to Benzema but he hits it straight at Mandanda.

89 min : Mandanda with another, albeit easy, save. 1 minute added on. SQUEAKY BUM TIME now.

90 + 3 : After 3 minutes of nail biting and hoofing up of the ball by Lyon, the referee finally blows for full time. Only 1 min was added on ffs! But it doesn't matter now. The match has ended 1-1, and Sachsen Leipzig have qualified to the final 3-1 on aggregate.

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Hmmm 2:1 after 20 mins, you need to keep them out :(

Hmmm maybe you should go more attacking in the sec ond half instead ;)

Hmmm GOAL!!!! GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL! hehe

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