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[FM13] Roma - Conquering Europe Once Again

My attempt to bring European success to AS Roma
Started on 21 July 2013 by Nathaniel
Latest Reply on 6 June 2014 by Jer
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10 yearsEdited

Pre-Season - "I'm Off!"

Fabio felt disheartened. The fans had been on his back since he took the job. Pre-season was approaching and he knew one bad result and he would recieve even more abuse about how he was incompetent and how he should never have taken the job. So Fabio decided he had to do something. Something relatively unheard of in the modern day game. He called a press conference and when all the media were in he began :

"Due to the hate from the Roma fans towards me I have decided that I will be leaving pre-season in the hands of you the fans, I have set up a committee in which you will have 2 representatives who act as manager and assistant during pre-season and before every match you, the fans, hold a meeting with these representatives and discuss with them what tatcics to use and who to play. Good luck, you will need it."

Fabio walked out of the press room and boarded the first flight to Florida.

6 weeks later...

Fabio sauntered down the steps of the plane after it landed at the national airport of Rome. He walked towards the limo and was handed a piece of paper as he got in. He looked at the piece of paper and took in what it meant :

Every single pre-season game had been at home and Roma had lost 6 of them. They had drawn with their reserves and the only positive was the comprehensive 3-0 win over Napoli.

Then Fabio saw the 7-1 and 5-1 losses to Parma. Oh wow he thought to himself, I have a lot of work to do. He, in a sense, was pleased that he had proved his point to the fans. However he was also saddened that pre-season, which was his opportunity to get familiarised with his players, had been wasted.

Fabio Cannavaro was going to sweep in and bring Roma success. Back from his holiday he felt re-invigorated and no longer cared about the hate mail and abusive messages. He had de-activated his Twitter and Facebook accounts and had also changed house. He felt like he could now take on the world.

And Win

Next Update : Fabio Bags 4 More
Those are some dreadful results, but since it's only preseason the slate is wiped clean and it doesn't matter anymore!
That is a lot of friendlies, a lot.
2013-07-24 13:25#122398 The Special one : That is a lot of friendlies, a lot.

Yeah about that... I accidentally started the game in January 2012 so I had to fill the period until the start of the season with friendlies! :)
Great update! inventive
Leaving results down to the fan. The manager is a pussy in my opinion, doing that so he doesn't get the blame. He needs to step up and put in the performances to please the fans, leaving it down to them will only make it worse. Roma need a manager who will step up when needed and lead. #FABIOOUT

(But a well written update, well done!)
2013-07-24 15:09#122446 Kane : Leaving results down to the fan. The manager is a pussy in my opinion, doing that so he doesn't get the blame. He needs to step up and put in the performances to please the fans, leaving it down to them will only make it worse. Roma need a manager who will step up when needed and lead. #FABIOOUT

(But a well written update, well done!)

Hahahahaha that's one way of looking at it!

Thanks! :)
Nice update, some atrocious results from the fans haha
IT'S THE FANS FAULT! Some good results among some bad ones, keep going!
And this is why the professionals should be in charge :P
Cheese on Toast!!!!!! Parma battered you!!!
Hahah thanks Paddy and Nico for your comments!
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10 yearsEdited

Cannavaro Bags FOUR More Players

This hasn't stopped Fabio spending on players though. The Italian has put his proverbial money where his mouth is and snapped up FOUR more players. Here is what Fabio had to say on the signings :

"As you can tell by there age, 3 of this 4 are players for the future whilst Britos was signed because I needed some depth in the central defender position. Adryan is an unreal talent and despite the £15 million price tag, I feel that he will be able to re-pay that price tag in the future with performances that win us league titles and Champions Leagues. Also Sime is a great right back who will come in and provide competition for the also youthful Sebastian Corchia and Vasilis Torosidis. And Ibai Gomez offers us another dimension on the wing with his crossing ability better than most at the club. All in all I feel I have made some astute signings.

Fabio refused to comment on the Pablo Osvaldo situation.

Miguel Britos was signed for a fee believed to be in the region of £2.5 million from fellow Italian Giants Napoli. Despite not being a particularly gifted centre back, Fabio needed the strength in depth in the centre back position and Miguel offered this on the cheap. He will receive £32.5k a week in wages with numerous add-ons.

Ibai Gomez is a young winger signed from Athletic Bilbao for a fee believed to be about £7 million. The youngster may not be the paciest kid on the block but has been the best crosser in every team he has played in. He was brought in as an extra option on the wing and will likely rotate with Gabriel Torje.

Sime Vsaljko, formerly of Dinamo Zagreb, was put on the transfer list by his former club and was snapped up by Fabio for a cut price £3.9 million. The pacey and determined full back is exactly what Fabio was looking for and to get him so cheap was a bonus. He is on a contract worth £17.75k plus add-ons.

Finally Adryan is the youngster signed from Flamengo. At the tender age of 18 he is destined for stardom. The technically gifted youth was signed from Flamengo for a fee of £15 million, however Fabio has faith that he will live up to that price tag with some stellar performances for the club. He signed a contract worth £25.5k per week.

Every one of the new signings will have to fight for their place in the first team and a good pre-season will help their chances a lot. However, with the recent issues regarding the managerial position, the players settling in with be a key factor to their success, possibly making or breaking Fabio's career at Roma

Next Update : An Unexpected Phone Call
Three right backs? Is selling one a possibility?
Ibai Gomez!!!

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