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The Tale of the Rise of the Cavallucci Marini

Cesena's own tale of greatness
Started on 19 July 2015 by Jer
Latest Reply on 21 August 2015 by Jer
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Cesena Pre-Season 14/15

For the 2014/2015 pre-season, Cesena managed to bag friendlies against top European clubs such as Juventus and Monaco, then dropping down a tier to play teams such as F.C. Utretcht and Swansea, whilst also finding the time to play fellow Italian and lower-league side Salernitana.

It can be said that it was a positive pre-season as Cesena managed to win against the smaller sides, whilst giving Monaco and Juventus a run for their money in their games. Pierpaolo Bisoli will be happy to know that both Jacopo Sala and Vincenzo Renella, who secured big-money moves to Cesena earlier in the summer, have managed to integrate and score for the Italian side.

Pre-Season 14/15 Results

More impressively, captain Davide Succi and Guido Marilungo managed to tie to be the goalscorer for the eight pre-season matches that happened over the summer, with both of them scoring four goals throughout the summer. Nico Pulzetti finished as runner-up with three goals scored, whilst new summer signings Federico Bernarderschi and Vincenzo Renella managed to score one goal a piece.

Furthermore, Bisoli will lead his troops at Cesena's stadium, Dino Maruzzi against Perugia in the Coppa Italia and their Serie A opener versus Filippo Inzaghi's A.C. Milan. It is unknown to the public if Inzaghi will give a debut to former Boca Jrs player, Fernando Gago, who joined earlier this week.
You did really quite well against those stronger opposition!
Some very challenging games in there! Pretty decent pre-season!
@Feliks: I'd say it was ok..
@iWelshWizard: Indeed, but I had some that challenged me against the top, pitted me against some of the same level and then morale-boosting wins.

OFFICAL: Tuia joins Cesena

After a two-year spell with lower-league side Salernitana, Alessandro Tuia has been transferred to A.C. Cesena after impressing during an away win for Cesena earlier this month. The transfer comes as a surprise, as he is largely unknown, even on his native Italy. Tuia plays as a centre-back by trade, but is familiar enough to play as a full-back, something that Bisoli appeases with.

Alessandro Tuia

Give a warm welcome to Tuia! #AlessandroSigns.

Tuia came from the Lazio academy, before going on loan to Monza and his now former-club Salernitana. He completed his free transfer to Salernitana last year, where he impressed as Salernitana almost achieved promotion to the Serie B. The fee is quoted at £400,000 and could rise to a total £600,000 according to reports throughout the media. The Italian centre-back is also thought to be earning a small wage of £50,000 per year, before bonuses.
Doesn't sound too bad!
Signings look very decent and should keep you up.Also, this is the best written story ive read on this site. Good Luck!
Never heard of him myself so not got anything to say on that one :P
@Jack: He's okay for rotational purposes :)
@Richys: Thank you for the heart-felt comment, it means a lot for a new member like you to write something like that. Let's see if I retain Serie A status
@iWelsh: Hahaha, if you want the atts, I can show a ss about it.

CONFIRMED: Defrel leaves Cesena

Palermo have agreed to sign Cesena's 50% of French striker, Gregoire Defrel, Cesena have announced. The 23 year-old had always been linked with the exit door as Cesena looked for more funds for additions to a 'new project' according to Bisoli. After weeks of speculation to whether he would return to his native France, in which he rejected a move to a Ligue 1 side, Defrel joined Palermo a move that was rejected by Cesena earlier. It seems that the negotiations for two 'potential world-class players' according to Lugaresi, pushed Defrel to join to whichever team flashed the cash, and with fellow Serie A side Palermo being the only one to officially put a bid on the table, Bisoli agreed to sell the striker.

Gregoire Defrel

Defrel never reached the heights he was thought of at Cesena.

It won't feel like a loss, according to local fans as Defrel, who notched 67 appearances for Cesena, only managed to score six goals. Although Palermo fans will argue that Defrel played at times on the wings, it is still a poor return of goals for a player that can bag Cesena almost £1,400,000 with bonuses for their 50% of the share. Palermo will now have to negotiate with Parma in order for Defrel to play for them. It is believed that the fee will be the same that was offered to Cesena.

August 2014

Cesena finally kicked their season underway with two matches in two different competitions, coming in the likes of the Coppa Italia and Serie A. Cesena met Perugia at home in the Coppa Italia, whilst they faced fallen giants A.C. Milan at home as well for the league competition.

August Matches

Coppa Italia
Cesena 2-0 Perugia
Daniele Capelli (x2)
Daniele Capelli (Cesena)

Serie A TIM
Cesena 2-4 A.C. Milan
: Albiert Riera, Federico Bernarderschi
: Giacomo Bonaventura (A.C. Milan)

League Table

September Matches

That was quite a good pre season considering who you played and not a bad start. Some really good writing mate, keep it up! :)
Good cup win and unlucky against Milan! Hope you do well!
@BackPostHeader: Thank you for the kind words.
@Welshy: I was leading, 1-0, 2-1, then my team crashed

OFFICIAL: Serbian duo join Cesena

Serbian duo Luka Jovic and Andrija Zivkovic have agreed moves to Cesena, according to Cesena president Lugaresi. It was known that Lugaresi was working hard for new signings, to whom he labelled as 'potential to be world-class', but both these signings have puzzled most of Cesena's fans. Both Serbian players are highly rated in Europe, but are not very well known at Italy, something that has irked some Cesena fans.

The first player to secure his move, was 16 year-old Luka Jovic, from Red Star. The youngster, who will officially move to Cesena on January 1st, 2016, will continue to play for Red Star as regulations state that a player not from the European Union must wait until his 18th birthday to move to another country. This will come as a huge disappointment for Cesena fans as Jovic cost a chunk of their budget. It is believed that a £1,400,000 upfront fee will be paid, whilst another £1,400,000 will be paid upon four payments. In addition to that, there have been landmarks put for Jovic, including a £1 million pay-off if he manages to reach 50 league goals and appearances. Finally, both clubs confirmed that prior to Jovic's move to Cesena, they will play a friendly at Serbia, something that will probably rake in £100,000 according to reports.

Luka Jovic

Jovic is 'confident' that he'll improve his game and experience while Cesena wait for him.

The other Serbian youngster to pen a four year deal with Cesena was 18-year old Andrija Zivkovic, from Partizan Beograd. It will be better news for Cesena fans, as Zivkovic will complete his move with immediate effect and join the first-team according to Bisoli. It is widely expected that he will play a key-role for Cesena this season, as he comes with an even heftier fee. The deal is reported to cost £1,300,000 up front, while another £1,700,000 will be deposited to Partizan over four years, similar like the Jovic deal. Similarities strike with the Jovic deal, as the fee could rise up to another £3,750,000 as landmarks such as international appearances, league appearances and goals have been set by Cesena.

Andrija Zivkovic

Cesena are reported to be paying the 18 year-old £235,000 per year, prior to bonus.

Lugaresi is quoted to saying that he'd be happy to pay from his own pocket if both players hit the landmarks set by both clubs.

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