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[FM14] I Gondolieri - A New Club in Italy

The follow up to mine and ASR's story, a new club takes centre stage in Italy
Started on 13 July 2014 by Tallery / First Post
Latest Reply on 10 July 2015 by Aaron / Last Post
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2014-07-20 19:28#185407 ASR-PSV : Only one loss so far, but too many draws ;)
I think you can starting picking up more wins next month

It is not my fault that they keep scoring in the 88th minute, or late enough that I can't change the game ;)
Overall, you're doing very well. However, just from looking at the goal times, it appears that your team perhaps lacks the killer edge to finish/kill off games. Perhaps once your team goes ahead, you should go even more attacking to get the second goal and kill off the opposition's chances of equalising?
2014-07-20 19:46#185412 Justice : Overall, you're doing very well. However, just from looking at the goal times, it appears that your team perhaps lacks the killer edge to finish/kill off games. Perhaps once your team goes ahead, you should go even more attacking to get the second goal and kill off the opposition's chances of equalising?

Thanks for the comment Justice!

I have tried that, but I think that it is to do with the age of my team. The players that start are all about 30, so they don't have stamina, and the strikers are 33 and 34 (Anelka and Iaquinta) so they don't have much energy at the end of games, hence why we can't score late on, and the defence it pretty old as well, so they loose it as well!
2014-07-20 19:49#185413 tallery1164 :
2014-07-20 19:46#185412 Justice : Overall, you're doing very well. However, just from looking at the goal times, it appears that your team perhaps lacks the killer edge to finish/kill off games. Perhaps once your team goes ahead, you should go even more attacking to get the second goal and kill off the opposition's chances of equalising?

Thanks for the comment Justice!

I have tried that, but I think that it is to do with the age of my team. The players that start are all about 30, so they don't have stamina, and the strikers are 33 and 34 (Anelka and Iaquinta) so they don't have much energy at the end of games, hence why we can't score late on, and the defence it pretty old as well, so they loose it as well!
Perhaps you should have a super sub :P
2014-07-20 19:50#185414 Justice :
2014-07-20 19:49#185413 tallery1164 :
2014-07-20 19:46#185412 Justice : Overall, you're doing very well. However, just from looking at the goal times, it appears that your team perhaps lacks the killer edge to finish/kill off games. Perhaps once your team goes ahead, you should go even more attacking to get the second goal and kill off the opposition's chances of equalising?

Thanks for the comment Justice!

I have tried that, but I think that it is to do with the age of my team. The players that start are all about 30, so they don't have stamina, and the strikers are 33 and 34 (Anelka and Iaquinta) so they don't have much energy at the end of games, hence why we can't score late on, and the defence it pretty old as well, so they loose it as well!
Perhaps you should have a super sub :P

Yeah, that is what I need, but the stupid £4,800 p/w wage cap is stopping it!
2014-07-20 20:53#185415 tallery1164 :
2014-07-20 19:50#185414 Justice :
2014-07-20 19:49#185413 tallery1164 :
2014-07-20 19:46#185412 Justice : Overall, you're doing very well. However, just from looking at the goal times, it appears that your team perhaps lacks the killer edge to finish/kill off games. Perhaps once your team goes ahead, you should go even more attacking to get the second goal and kill off the opposition's chances of equalising?

Thanks for the comment Justice!

I have tried that, but I think that it is to do with the age of my team. The players that start are all about 30, so they don't have stamina, and the strikers are 33 and 34 (Anelka and Iaquinta) so they don't have much energy at the end of games, hence why we can't score late on, and the defence it pretty old as well, so they loose it as well!
Perhaps you should have a super sub :P

Yeah, that is what I need, but the stupid £4,800 p/w wage cap is stopping it!

Italy y u do dis
2014-07-21 17:37#185539 AlexTHFC :
2014-07-20 20:53#185415 tallery1164 :
2014-07-20 19:50#185414 Justice :
2014-07-20 19:49#185413 tallery1164 :
2014-07-20 19:46#185412 Justice : Overall, you're doing very well. However, just from looking at the goal times, it appears that your team perhaps lacks the killer edge to finish/kill off games. Perhaps once your team goes ahead, you should go even more attacking to get the second goal and kill off the opposition's chances of equalising?

Thanks for the comment Justice!

I have tried that, but I think that it is to do with the age of my team. The players that start are all about 30, so they don't have stamina, and the strikers are 33 and 34 (Anelka and Iaquinta) so they don't have much energy at the end of games, hence why we can't score late on, and the defence it pretty old as well, so they loose it as well!
Perhaps you should have a super sub :P

Yeah, that is what I need, but the stupid £4,800 p/w wage cap is stopping it!

Italy y u do dis

Because of the stupid, controlling rules!

MANAGER'S DIARY: ENTRY #4

October

I am getting to love this job even more. As a player, you run on adrenaline and excitement. But when you are a manager, you get the satisfaction of knowing you are making the team work. Without the manager, there would be no team at all. You are the genius behind the invention, the engine of the car. I am the person that is making it work, and I get great satisfaction from that. In my view, being a manager is better than playing. You get more satisfaction from the results. And this month, I am quite unhappy.

The first result was good. A solid two nil win. Latina is a good side, with good players. Elio’s goal was sensational. One of the best I have seen. And I have played with players like Ibrahimovic and Beckham, who score great goals. He picked the ball at the half way line, dribbled past three players and skilled another, and then finish it sublimely. The goal won the Goal of the Month award as well, which is just a sign of how good it was, and I wish all of you could see it. When Vincenzo rapped up the scoring, I thought quietly to myself, this is going to be a good month. But, I think I was too confident, and spoke too soon.

The next game we faced Modena, and we should have won, on paper. But Mazzarani ran the show. Our defence couldn’t cope with his movement or pace. I told them to try and close him down and mark him tightly, but it proved ineffective. He soon scored, so I chose to risk it and go all-out attack. All three of my strikers were on the pitch, so I had nothing to lose. Baros got one back, and I thought we could win, so I stayed all-out attack, pushing up high, and booting the ball long. Then, Lucas got sent off, and the chance had gone. We weren’t going to get a win now, and in fact, we nearly lost the point we had gained. I was angry with Lucas, I didn’t such an experienced player would be so reckless once already on a red card, but I was wrong.

The next game was also disappointing, a 1-1 draw with Trapani. This was the easiest side we would play this month, and it took us eighty-two minutes to score, Iaquinta rescued us. But, just before the full time whistle, they scored, another late goal. We have conceded too many, an issue I need to sort, quickly. It was Giovanni Abate, who looked a decent striker, netted for Trapani. I was again upset, and let my team know in the dressing room, which I hoped, would stop it happening again.

But I was wrong. It happened again. It was like God was listening to my team talk, up there, and thought, why not play a practical joke on him. So he did. Milan Baros got us in front early on, and I thought that was a good sign, but sure enough, after dominating the game, they scored, late on. Not enough time to get another one. It was a shame that we could not pick up the three points, as we deserved it. I then had another go at my team afterwards, and they took it on board, which I thought that it would make sure it would not happen again.

November will be a hard month, and to pick up three points form any of the teams would be an achievement. All but one of the sides were ones in Seire A to not so long ago, and have players that are used to playing at the highest level. If we want three points out of one game this month, the game against Entella is the one to do it, but we face hard games before, so I have no idea what the morale of the team will be like, but that is a challenge for the manager, keeping it high after tough results, and it is a challenge that I relish.
You won't win with that attitude. I'm sure you can get some good results.
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5 yearsEdited

Chief Scout’s Log, #2



Christian Terlizzi Report



Christian Terlizzi is another old player that signed with our club, but once again, I am very pleased to have a player with such a huge experience at our club! He is 33 years old, but his stats are still impressive...he lacks the speed and agility, but his heading is impressive, he is also a very strong player, an agressive central defender with a very good composure!
Christian began his professional career back in 1996 at AS Cisco Roma and he didn’t manage to play in Serie A until 2003 when he was bought by Palermo and he made his debute on the big scene! After he left Palermo in 2006, he played for clubs like Sampdoria, Catania, Varese or Pescara until he become a free agent!
I am rating him 4.5 stars, as I really believe that he will be a top player in Serie B!


Elio De Silvestro Report



After all those old signings, here comes a young player with huge potential: Elio De Silvestro! The 20 years left winger was raised and formed at Juventus’s youth academy, but sadly for him, he never managed to make his debute for “The Old Lady”, as he was loaned to Pro Vercelli and Reggiana until signing for us!
He has some good stats…he is a technique winger, he is a good dribler and I was impressed with his pace. I am rating him 4 stars, as he has huge talen, but he still has to prove himself as a footballer! He can become a good Serie A winger or he can transform into a very poor player…it’s up to him!



Jiri Valenta Report



Jiri Valenta is a 26 years old attacking midfielder from Czech Republic that played until now for FK Jablonec 97, FC Slovacko and FK Senica.
Valenta is a good player for Serie B and that’s why I gave him a rating of 3.5 stars. He is a good playmaker, having very good technique and passing skills, also he has a very good first touch of the ball and he is also a pacey player!


Tomasz Kuszczak



Tomasz Kuszczak is a 31 years old Polish goalkeeper of which, personally, I think it’s an amazing keeper and was very pleased to see that he accepted our offer!
Tomasz has a lot of qualities, but hisbest would be his aerial ability, his amazing reflexes, his amazing intuition at one-on-ones duels and his positioning. He also has a very solid background, as in his career, he played for clubs like Hertha BSC, WBA and eve Manchester United!
I rated him 5 stars as I think he can be a very good player also for Serie A!


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Hi guys! I want to apologize, as this update should have come much earlier, but due to some personal problems, I wasn't able to write. Thanks for uderstanding!
Unlucky with some of those late goals, things don't look too good for next month, but one or two upsets could put you in a good position. Some great deals as well, a good mix of experience and youth.
You can definitely get through the next month, get out there and surprise everyone! Just a thought as well, does your team get a little too tired to defend late on, because if that's the case, maybe you should drop the line deeper to reduce the distance defenders have to run to catch opposing strikers?
This is a very unique idea from you guys, so well done.
Hopefully you can get through the next month and pull off some shocks, you do good players their as shown in the last update who certainly are capable of such. Should be interesting!
Terlizzi and Kuszczak look like your best signings, both at the back which should help stop other teams from scoring on you. Some nice players there, hopefully they help the Gondolieri out ;)

Chief Scout’s Log, #3



Lucas Neill Report



Lucas Neill is a 35 years old defender which played in his career for many clubs. He made his debute in 1995 for the Brittish club of Milwall, where he played until 2001 when he was bought my Blackburn He played for Blackburn until 2007 and after he was bought By West Ham and just 2 years later he was in top of his career, moving to Everton! At Everton he played for a season and after that he signed with Galatasaray, the bigest team of his career! After Galata period, he played for several weak clubs like Al Jazira or Sidney FC.
About his personal attributes, we can talk a lot...one of the things that impressed me the most is the fac that he can use either foot the same! He has very good marking, tackling and crossing abillities and he is also a great leader on the pitch!
I am rating him 5 stars as I think that he would be a star in Serie B!


Milan Baros Report



Everyone heard about Milan Baros…he is one of the best strikers in the history of Czech Republic, playing 93 matches for the national team and scoring 41 times! He started his career back in ’98 at Banik Ostrava, where he played just 3 seasons, having amazing performance and attracting attention of the big clubs like Liverpool, the club which signed him in 2001! He won Champions League with Liverpool in 2005, but shortly after he left and signed for Aston Villa. Later on he moved to Lyon, Galatasaray and now he joined our club!
Baros deserves to be rated 5 stars as he is an amazing player, with great qualities and with a very solid background behind him! His very good finishing and amazing composure made of him the great striker he was!



Nikolas Anelka Report



Another signing that I rate 5 stars is our new striker Nikolas Anelka! Anelka is a recordman when it comes to clubs he played for as he played for 11 clubs until now: PSG, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, Fenerbahce, Bolton, Chelsea, Shanghai Shenhua, Juventus and WBA!
He may be our best sining, as in my opinion he is a player that is good for Serie A…in Serie B he must be a God! He is a very technique striker, with great finishing and composure, pretty good at dribbling and with great creativity!

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