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San Marino Talent Factory - The Dual Challenge

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In this, I will be incorporating two challenges into one story!

Challenge A - Talent Factory - http://www.fm-base.co.uk/forum/foot...cenarios/118442-talent-factory-challenge.html

Basically no signings, only youth!

Challenge B - San Marino Challenge

Who doesn't know this challenge ?

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To start the challenge i will be a team who don't rent youth facilities, so i will do a random chooser between these teams!

Folgore
Juvenes Dogana
Murata
Tre Fiori


FOLGORE IT IS!
FIRST POST SHORTLY!
 
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FOLGORE - THE FIRST POST!

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So here we go!

There are positives and negatives to come from an amateur club!
+ don't need to pay wages!!
- players can be stolen quite easily!

To counter this we need to get professional quickly which means winning is a must!
To win with my youth prospects, I will need better youth facilities which are currently pretty sh*t!

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We have a balance of £33k, to be honest, i have know idea if this is good or bad for the league ?
But it can only get better! Especially when we enter Europe!

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Moving onto the competition,
due to the dynamic reputation of the leagues, one of my main goals for this story will be to improve the reputation of the league!

Currently sitting in 290th, we are pretty low to say the least!
Aslong as we succeed and continue to improve, then it should be a fun game to get to number 1 !!!

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One of my biggest pet hates with football is the league sorting rules in most European Countries!
Why on earth would results between the teams matter in a full season of games!
The league is about skill, not current form!

So I may winge about that during my story and I apologise now!

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THE SQUAD!

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As you can see, I dont have much to work with here!
I will be relying heavily on the youth as they come through, because my team is pretty bad!!

The strike force doesn't seem to bad, and my left side "will do"

I will sort my tactics around the front 2 and see what i can achieve!

3 MAIN PLAYERS!
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The first 2 are 5 stars!
And they are not what I am used to haha!!

1 San Marino, so hopefully I can get him playing for the national squad!!

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Staff are pretty short at the moment,

I will need to bring more in, to reduce workload otherwise "all of my coach"
will be overworked, and we dont like that do we!

I will probably try to use my retiring players as coaches, so I can show loyalty to them, as they showed it me! :p

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Just a few things!

- I didn't start as the national team, I thought it would be more fun to work my way up, and eventually make my name enough to become the manager!
- If you want any screenshots or anything really just say and I will find it for you!

- Praise and Constructive Critiscm is helpful and I look forward to answering any questions and hoping you enjoy my story, Thank you!!​
 
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I'll follow as im playing a San Marino save now :D
With all the restrictions and not using San Marino Calcio this will take you decades if not centuries but good luck anyway, only thing i'll ask is when you screenshot players can you make sure they're attribute graph is visible :)
 
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Good Luck mate, hopefully you will be able to keep hold of your best players, unfortunately as soon as you start doing well other clubs will probably come after them.
 
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I'll follow as im playing a San Marino save now :D
With all the restrictions and not using San Marino Calcio this will take you decades if not centuries but good luck anyway, only thing i'll ask is when you screenshot players can you make sure they're attribute graph is visible :)
Yeah, I will make sure those are on from now on! :)

Good Luck mate, hopefully you will be able to keep hold of your best players, unfortunately as soon as you start doing well other clubs will probably come after them.
yeah, straight away my best players seem to be leaving! , its really not good :(
 
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Yeah, I will make sure those are on from now on! :)



yeah, straight away my best players seem to be leaving! , its really not good :(
Normally if you also offer them a new amateur contract they will accept, although I've found I don't always get the chance to in this league. You'll probably struggle for depth a little early on but as soon as you turn semi pro, which will take a long time, you'll be safe from having your best players poached.
 
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Season 1 - Pre Season Update

The transfer window has closed,
The season is 11 days away!

Last minute training underway!
The tension is rising!!

Buying noone is hard, especially with my scout bringing me 5* rated players!!

Good News:

Junior Coaching has got 1 better, Still not worthy of a mention though haha!
Number of coaches Increased to 2, Sacked old coach, now specialise in tactics and defending!

Dreadful News:
No parent club :( "financial benefits not worth it"
Not enough funds to upgrade any facilities

Transfer History :(

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The players who left, sad to see Bianchi go :(

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The season will start soon,
This will be the last post of the night,
Will probably play till January then update,
I will still get screenshots if anyone wants them!​
 
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If one of your hot regens gets nicked by another club would you try and sign them back or not?
 
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If one of your hot regens gets nicked by another club would you try and sign them back or not?
I am not sure yet haha :p
I will keep a track of who my regens are, and probably only sign those players if they ever go missing :p


I think the main aim of the game will be not to get sacked :p
 
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Oh you like punishment! Doing this and not managing Calcio, Regardless this looks like a proper challenge and i'll be following :)
 
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this look like a very good challenge I saw someone attempt it with Murata in fm12 on another forum anyways kutgw and are there not any Italian veterans floating about on free transfers?
 
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this look like a very good challenge I saw someone attempt it with Murata in fm12 on another forum anyways kutgw and are there not any Italian veterans floating about on free transfers?
Free transfer = signing

only signing I will make is my regens who leave :p
 
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Season 1 - September - October Review

After a horrifying start to the season, a reviewed tactic change turned out to be successful winning my first match with the new tactic!
Last in every group I am in would be seen as unsuccessful to most people, but to me, its more of a stepping stone!

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My preferred tactic and best 11 based on positional review!

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There is a lot of deadwood in the team, but i need to keep hold of it as backup, especially when we dont even pay them hahaha!!

^ is my reviewed tactic by the way, 1 game 1 win so far with this tactic!


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Competition

The main league didnt start so well, taking 6 games to win one, so 4 points from 6 games is not the start I had in mind!

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Also looking at group A, it looks like there are teams who are worse then me, so hopefully I am not the worst team in the Country!

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I think I may have a slight chance in this competition to do better than the main league,

A win is a win anyway, so we are getting there!!

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Season 1 - November

Just 3 games in November, so that means a chance to extend our unbeaten run to 4, but it must end at some point ?

Pennarossa 0 - 2 Folgore (Sanmaranise)
Simone Pacini x2

Strong win against top of the league! Positive performance from my wide man!

Folgore 3 - 1 Juvenes Dogana (Sanmaranise)
Cristian Protti (pen)
Octavio Folli x2

Good performance all round again! Folli scoreing 2 from the back means he makes the next squad!

Tre Penne 4 - 0 Folgore (Sanmaranise)

Nobody performed in this match, the winning streak of 3 had to come to an end! New top of the league team anyway :p

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Season 1 - December

Another 3 games this month, 2012 is finished and we are moving on to better things hopefully!
Folgore 0 - 1 San Giovanni (Sanmaranise)

Tough game, thought we would ****** one but it went the other way

Folgore 0 - 3 La Fiorita (Titano)

They are by far the best team in the group, and we deserved to lose this!
We still have a chance though!

Folgore 2 - 0 Damagnano (Titano)
Fabio Ceschi
Octavio Folli

The defender strikesagain!

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No real player of the month, no one played well in all games, which is a shame ! :(
 
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Season 1 - End of Season Reviews

Overall a positive year !

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Youth Intake

Together, I took on 8 prospects, 2 of them will be starters in next years team aslong as I can hold on to them!

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Nicola will be my first choice right back next year! Lots of potential I see with the right training!

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Davide is my second best centre back in my opinion, so he will be playing and also should become the best I have!

The rest i signed,
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Competitions

The board were very pleased with my performance in the league!
Expecting to finish last, and to be honest, I think you all expected me to finish last :p
I think the tactics have paid off and I will further look to expand them in the coming season!
I know the squad I have to work with, and will have them all training on the right stuff in the new season!

League!

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Happy with this, I beat the team that finished top in my group,
The main goal for next year is to improve, win more than 7 and score more than 24 points!

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Lets be honest, my performance in this was awful, I thought i would do much better, but turned out i didnt haha :p
Not sure if next year i will rest my players in these matches or if i should really go for this :p


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Staff

As the season ended, I willed my board into letting me have a new coach, So without further ado,
Welcome, William Forcellini
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This gives my team 2 star rating in strength and aerobic, so hopefully fitness wont be a problem next year!
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All round increasing specialisation, even if the pool of staff available only has 4 more which arent employed by me :p

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Players

Player of the year!
Christian Protti
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18 games - 4 goals - 6.99 rating

Young Player of the Year
Tomas Guidi
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21 games - 0 goals - 2 assists - 1 player of match - 6.65 rating

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International Front

Nicola Berti, My new 14 year old right back, already being called up for the under 21's, is this the start of something special?

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I don't know if that is enough, if you want more let me know, I will add it to this, or add it to next years post,

Thank you for reading so far!​
 
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Nah mate I love the current layout, great season you weren't far off the play offs at all I presume you get a place in europe for winning the cup in which case I would go for it, as IMO you are probably about 1season making a full challenge for the league, you've encouraged me to take this up if I can fix my constant crash dumping game, p.s. will you be taking over the nt at any stage
 
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Nah mate I love the current layout, great season you weren't far off the play offs at all I presume you get a place in europe for winning the cup in which case I would go for it, as IMO you are probably about 1season making a full challenge for the league, you've encouraged me to take this up if I can fix my constant crash dumping game, p.s. will you be taking over the nt at any stage
Yeah, hopefully I will be taking them over when the manager gets sacked haha :p

and good luck, drop a link on this forum, i will check it out ?
 
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Yeah, hopefully I will be taking them over when the manager gets sacked haha :p

and good luck, drop a link on this forum, i will check it out ?
you'll be waiting till he retires doubt he will ever get sacked or you could add a manager take over the nt then retire and apply with your manager unless that feels like cheating?
 
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