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Marco Materazzi's U.S. Lecce Revolution

Started on 28 November 2012 by afhp89
Latest Reply on 22 January 2013 by guarino85
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They certainly kicked some big fat arse :P great job afhp
2012-11-29 17:03#69811 Atreidas : Great win against Inter! Your going to destroy the league this season. Good luck.

Cheers mate. Hopefully I would :)
2012-11-29 17:05#69812 Glenn T : They certainly kicked some big fat arse :P great job afhp

Indeed. Thanks man..


Pre-season friendlies, so far...


Lecce v Vigor Lamezia


Lecce v Bolton


Lecce v Catanzaro


"(During team meeting) Marco Materazzi: You've played four games and won two. The win against Inter was outstanding but the following two matches were disappointing. In the previous match however, you put fellow 1st Divisione Girone to a battering. Now, I want you lot to show the same hunger for goals throughout the season. And for the defenders, you've been solid if not spectacular so far. But I don't want mere solidity, I want spectacular defense in every games!"


MARCO MATERAZZI COMPETITIVE MANAGERIAL DEBUT



This is a tribute to Marco Materazzi Piero di Canzo on the back of his competitive managerial debut with U.S. Lecce. At the beginning of his career, Materazzi played with various Italian teams in Serie B and Serie C, and with Premier League side Everton. He spent two periods with Perugia (1995–98 and 1999–2001) and signed for Internazionale, in 2001 for €10 million. A threat in the air, he was renowned as a prolific goal-scorer for a defender as he broke the Serie A record for most goals scored by a defender in a season in the 2000–01 season. With Inter he has won a number of major honours including five Serie A titles, one Champions League, three Coppa Italia, and the Supercoppa Italiana three times.He is known for his very aggressive style of play which has led him to having more than 60 yellow cards and 25 red cards. He was on the receiving end of the infamous Zinedine Zidane's head-butt in World Cup 2006 Final.




US Lecce v Andria
TIM Cup 2nd Qualifying Round

"(Team talk) Marco Materazzi: You better win or else you wouldn't want to see me later!"

Line ups:

Final result: US Lecce 1-1 Andria (Andria won on penalty shoot out)

Match Stats:

A match which US Lecce dominated in terms of scoring opportunities and dominance but their wastefulness cost them. An early goal by Rolando Zarate on the 6th minutes with a simple tap in after a well worked move was canceled out by a superb 30 yards shot by Riccardo Innocenti on the 30th minutes. US Lecce keep probing and create some good scoring chances to no avail. In the end, Andria won the match in the penalty shoot out.

"(Team talk) Marco Materazzi: What was that? We are the favorite for god sake! Defenders, you did well and limit their chances. Midfielders, you create some good opportunities but I would love for you to keep the ball better. Forwards, where were you shooting boots?!"



Pre-Season Friendly Summary

(Team Meeting) Marco Materazzi: "Buongiorno lads! Now that we've played all of our pre season friendlies, I reckon it's a good time to look back and talk about it. In case any of you guys are having memory troubles, here is the results of our pre season friendlies."


Marco Materazzi: "I have to say the results were alright. There were some good performance but the problem is there were signs of inconsistency. I mean you lot can be brilliant one day, scoring goals against a much more illustrious team and in the next match, put on a really drab performance. I know there were a lot of you guys here are still trying to adapt and settle in, but we were expected to win the league this year, so you better work your socks off yeah? Now lets go to the training ground and work our arse off!"



Transfer Deadline Day Press Conference


Reporter: Marco, are we going to see any deadline day signings for your club?

Marco Materazzi: We are done with our transfer dealings. I am pleased with the squad that I have now and I believe we will have a real go at the league title.

Reporter: You've been really busy in the transfer window. Signing 9 players and offloading 5 players. Do you think that the team will be able to gel in time?

Marco Materazzi: We'll have to see about that. The thing is the squad finance was in need of some massive improvements when I came. The wage structure were totally off. The only solution was a massive squad revamp.

Reporter: With most of your signings being experienced players, do you mind telling us what the future holds for US Lecce?

Marco Materazzi: I understand if the fans were concerned about my transfer policy. But they need to trust me. I am all for promoting youth and giving youth the chance to play, but at this moment, the club is not in the right state to do that. Given time, I will surely bring some good young players in.

Reporter: Thanks for your time Marco. Ciao!

Marco Materazzi: Ciao!



BREAKING NEWS!: Eric Addo out for 4 to 5 months



In what was an unfortunate turn of event, US Lecce's new signing, Eric Addo, broke his pelvis after a collision with team mate Javier Chevanton during a training session. He is expected to be out for 4 to 5 months. The defender have been an ever present in US Lecce backline so far this season making 5 appearances with 7.22 average rating. It is interesting to see how rookie manager, Marco Materazzi will cope with the loss of the experience defender.



Brilliant read so far mate! Love the layout and presentation! Following with interest as a fellow Italian FB enthusiast. Cheers!
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2012-11-30 01:25#69935 adonis_p : Brilliant read so far mate! Love the layout and presentation! Following with interest as a fellow Italian FB enthusiast. Cheers!

Unfortunately I am giving up on this save. Lecce is just impossible to do financially. The wages are just off the chart, I am two months into the season and already -3million off with my wage within budget. Too bad as the team is really fun to use. I am going to start a Bath FC story instead :)
2012-11-29 09:47#69945 afhp89 :
2012-11-30 01:25#69935 adonis_p : Brilliant read so far mate! Love the layout and presentation! Following with interest as a fellow Italian FB enthusiast. Cheers!

Unfortunately I am giving up on this save. Lecce is just impossible to do financially. The wages are just off the chart, I am two months into the season and already -3million off my wage within budget. Too bad as the team is really fun to use. I am going to start a Bath FC story instead :)

UGH! That sucks! Yeah its tough. I will follow your new. Love how you lay everything out. Good luck!
Actually.. Even if Materazzi never played for Lecce nor he's got anything to do with the club, he was born in that city cause his father Giuseppe played for Lecce as midfielder from 1968 to 1975 and Marco was born in 1973. Glad to hear he's back to there :)

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