I like the idea of taking a poor southern underdog and taking it to the rich boy's of Serie A, as some may or may not know pretty much every team competing in Serie A consists of teams from northern Italy reflecting the natural wealth of the cities north of Rome, South of Rome seems to be like a land that time forgot, huge levels of poverty and unemployment and badly setup infrastructure means little hope, what these towns do have in spades though is unmatched natural beauty and charming people, in spite of the lack of most things they seem to live a very simple and i would say enviable life, as long as they have tomatoes, wine and sunshine what else do they need? a good football team to galvanize the city perhaps? enter me.
One thing Italian teams have had nailed for decades is gorgeous kits, if you made and all time top 20 18 would be Italian,
Lecce is not one of them!
The Contrast or yellow and red is one of the ugliest i have seen but in a weird way it has endeared me because at least it is unique,, i suppose.
The second and third however are very stylish indeed.
One of the other reasons this team stuck out to me was the stadium
40,000 seater with the Ultras to go with it
Also while the north may have the money, the south Always Produce the special players, Cassano Quagierella Di Natale and Miccolli, they seem to produce the off the cuff street style flair players, so my aim will be trying to get my hands on a few
My Longer term targets
To build a squad with players from southern italy mainly, but i will also be scouting south america and some of the poorer European Countries, Money will be tight so plenty of frees and loans but i have a shortlist in my head of really good, (not world class) but good really young southern italians so i will get to work on them straight away, a few i can get on loan but others i may have to wait and make deals with a LOT of add ons, i want to run this club as healthily as i can so no mad purchases and i will sell players for the right price.
I will add to this as i go