View Full Version : Challenge 13 - The Mighty Titans

Craig Forrest
03-03-12, 06:01 PM
Here comes a new one...finally... http://champman0102.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/nod.gif
Cafcjgreen kindly offered me his help, and we've come up with something you'll hopefully find intriguing...

The road of this challenge takes you to a small country and even smaller football club...Your one and only goal is simple: Champions League trophy!


You are to take over San Marino Calcio in Italian Serie C2/B and win the CL. http://champman0102.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif
Do you think you can beat the other challengers by lifting the trophy first?
Piece of cake, eh?
Well, San Marino chairman is a funny guy. He wants you to play good, old attacking football and he finds it absolutely necessary to field an all Italian team every time! Too bad he's also a very tight person...


- you are allowed to sign ONLY Italian players AND they have to be freebies (Bosmans included)
- you are obliged to sell/release all non-Italians during the first season
- you have to use your own 343 FLAT tactic (3 DCs, ML-MC-MC-MR, 3 FCs)
- wibwob is allowed, arrows as well
- the challenge is finished once you have won the CL
- use June 2010 ODB Style Update or the SIM Team Update
- month-to-month contracts scheme is forbidden (that goes for all the other challenges as well)


There are no points per se as this is a race for the CL title. If two or more players win it in the same season, then the following rules apply:

1. more major titles (1. Serie A, 2. Italian Cup)
2. more minor titles ( 1. Serie B, 2. Serie C1, 3. Serie C2, 4. Italian Super Cup, 5. Serie C Cup)
3. a player who signed less players all together has the upper hand


- your tactic
- transfers
- CL title proof (and other titles if necessary)

Enjoy http://champman0102.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif

You can choose to create the game yourself, or download a pre-loaded save
Save Game

21-06-13, 11:18 AM
Italian 2nd Nationality OK?

I take it any San Marinese ned to go as well?

Craig Forrest
21-06-13, 02:19 PM
Italian 2nd Nationality OK? YES

I take it any San Marinese ned to go as well? YES

See answers above :ok:

28-06-13, 05:40 PM
Tough challenge this - won league 1st season and top of league 2nd season after 10 games but on a bad run now

Bloody hard to attract any players as well with rubbish wages budget! We are skint!

Trying to buy as many youngsters and develop them

29-06-13, 11:32 AM
Good start mate, hope you can turn that bad run around soon.

29-06-13, 11:57 AM
Yep - promotion gained. Vieri is a beast!

Still struggling to sign good players though - squad is thin!

30-06-13, 05:43 PM
Promotion to Serie A acheived after 3 seasons - just the £1m+ in debt tho!

02-07-13, 12:04 AM
We get £5m in Serie A - woot!

But the feckers still don't give me more money for wages and wont expand stadium!

02-07-13, 12:57 AM
Gonna start this, can I use March 2013 Update..?

Craig Forrest
02-07-13, 04:56 PM
The rules do say June 2010 ODB or SIM update...... have to keep a level playing field you know... :D

17-07-13, 12:35 AM

Season 4 - win Serie A

Season 5 2-1 up on agg v Valencia in Champ League semi's with 5 mins to go. Let in a late equaliser and then they score in extra time - GUTTED!

and I lose Serie A on last game of season! :(

Onto Season 6 it is then!

22-07-13, 12:26 PM
At last!

Champions League won in season 6. Beat Bayern 4-2 in the final

This was after being 2-0 down to Madrid in Semi and coming back to beat them in Semi

League was won again as well - built a very nice team at San Marino and ground capacity hit 16.5k

Screenies below!

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http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/6/zz20.png (http://imageshack.com/i/06zz20p/)Uploaded with ImageShack.com (http://imageshack.com)
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22-07-13, 01:07 PM
Congrats red. (you are not Red9 are you?)

You are running far to the top of the mountain :ok: Damn Nationals takes too long and i got sumer game release frenzy keeping me from playing :)

22-07-13, 04:05 PM
I'm not Red9

I have completed all challenges now except Roman General - I got more than halfway through that but my save doesn't appear to show up in saved games/load anymore. A few o the guys have checked it out but cant figure out whats wrong with it

Not sure I can be bothered to start that one again to be honest.

Will await any new challenges tho!

09-06-15, 02:38 PM
3-4-3 flat signify that there is no player in the defensive midfield and offensive midfield lines, isn't it?

15-06-15, 08:20 AM
Tactic tested! No loans permited? I suppose that transfers free with money after xxx apparitions aren't allowed?
And players exchanges?

16-06-15, 11:04 AM
Promoted for my first season with San Marino. A lot of young and good italian players with a few old ones.
Begining the second season in Serie C1A, with good free players, it will be difficult to finish the year with them!!!
Michele Ferri (Sampdoria),
Mirko Conte (Verona)
Daniele Mannini (Napoli)
Davide Lanzafame (Palermo)
Mariano Pavone (Betis)

22-06-15, 07:41 AM
Promoted easyly for my second season, losing M.Ferri for 7.5M!!!

28-06-15, 03:32 PM
Nice one kiki - tough challenge this one!

30-06-15, 11:16 AM
Begining my first season in Serie A,
with these good players
Gabriel Milito, Sebastian Giovinco, Michele Pazienza, D.Lanzafame, F.Cavenaghi, M.Pavone
The difficulties will begin soon!

26-11-15, 12:52 PM
Losing in Champions Cup Final against Real Madrid 0-1...
fifth season (2006 I think).
Another attempt next year...

02-12-15, 10:03 PM
Season 6,
Lost in 1/2 against Real M.
I really hate this team!!!

09-12-15, 10:14 AM
Finished this difficult challenge on my season 7, http://imgur.com/jy0DScO
So it's 2008 I think (I play with tapani patch, begining in 2010-2011).
Thanks to Kaka...First and great season, free from Real Madrid who beat me 2 times in demi and Final of Champions Cup! http://imgur.com/4y4a2yP
My 3-4-3 non WibWob flat tactic and my regular last season old team, http://imgur.com/WEoyE5F
6 major titles, 6 minor titles http://imgur.com/gv7QCbX
91 free players signed http://imgur.com/uk3PUJs
F*** Real Madrid, Visca Barça! Visca Cataluna!!!

22-12-15, 03:16 PM
This is amazing, I'm gonna have to try this one out!

24-12-15, 12:28 AM
This is amazing, I'm gonna have to try this one out!

go for it - tough challenge!

16-12-17, 11:29 AM
Loved this challenge.

Found it surprisingly easy getting through the leagues, think I set up my tactic well.

Even when I made it to Serie A was straight into the Champions League places. Took my fourth attempt to actually win the league though!

First year in Champions League did really well in the first group stage but ended up drawing Bayern, Barca and United in the second, so didn't make it through there. Next year I really fancied my chances had easier groups and then drew Marseille in the quarters, had had them in the first group stage and over the two matches edged it, but lost both legs of the tie. Finally though, the following year I'd picked up a few good players in the off season and it was enough to go all the way, got through a tough second group stage, Real topped the group and I edged out United and Bayern, and beat Serville and Milan on my way to meeting Real again in the final. Our two group games earlier had both been home wins (2-0 us, 3-1 them) so figured it'd be close, and the team weren't playing well, hadn't scored in 4 games, including the Cup final second leg, but surprisingly ran away 3-0 winners!

Have a nice little team going now, stadium capacity of 17,050, money in the bank - don't want to give them up!

Screen Shots here:


Oh it was 2008 by the time we won the Champions League!

04-04-19, 02:00 PM
Season#1 (2001/2)


https://i.ibb.co/MhfBKmk/5.jpg (https://ibb.co/1nMzBkG)

Squad at the end of season, All Italian. Not so easy to sign quality freebies

https://i.ibb.co/jvPRjmf/1.jpg (https://ibb.co/MDx6JrS)
https://i.ibb.co/NsHv7Gp/2.jpg (https://ibb.co/JKM1CS2)
https://i.ibb.co/qM4cgNk/3.jpg (https://ibb.co/ccpZ86D)

Finished 1st place and won the promotion to C1. Serie C Cup Runner-up

https://i.ibb.co/qY0VMKz/4.jpg (https://ibb.co/60vLRz2)
https://i.ibb.co/fDm0sRR/6.jpg (https://ibb.co/MBqNmTT)

04-04-19, 04:31 PM
Season#2 (2002/3)

Squad at the end of season and transfers

https://i.ibb.co/MCt1Nv2/7.jpg (https://ibb.co/DRvMKJV)
https://i.ibb.co/7gD3y28/8.jpg (https://ibb.co/CJyj0hN)
https://i.ibb.co/9HK5Hd1/9.jpg (https://ibb.co/Mkw0kJt)
https://i.ibb.co/nC0fnDz/10.jpg (https://ibb.co/X84p3zS)

Finished 1st place and won the promotion to Serie B. Serie C Cup Winner. C1 Super Cup Winner

https://i.ibb.co/RcQW36v/11.jpg (https://ibb.co/TtP540v)
https://i.ibb.co/WVxVQjy/12.jpg (https://ibb.co/DrVrNTC)
https://i.ibb.co/cFCKbTm/13.jpg (https://ibb.co/WyPNDKT)

05-04-19, 04:40 PM
Season#3 (2003/4)

Serie B Runner Up. Just one point behind Livorno. Next year Serie A

https://i.ibb.co/NY1shpk/14.jpg (https://ibb.co/YjD398K)

Squad at the end of season and transfers.

https://i.ibb.co/gZmGS4k/15.jpg (https://ibb.co/8gNJrY1)
https://i.ibb.co/Kw7fDy3/16.jpg (https://ibb.co/3zWjvhL)
https://i.ibb.co/PgswkMV/17.jpg (https://ibb.co/HqLnZC9)

Massimo Taibi, at the age of 43 he still playing strong for us. Compared to when he was 41

https://i.ibb.co/0fqZNpC/18.jpg (https://ibb.co/64YbhcH)
https://i.ibb.co/grR04Vv/19.jpg (https://ibb.co/Gd5ZHTs)
https://i.ibb.co/PmKy1JW/20.jpg (https://ibb.co/RvfKQt6)

08-04-19, 05:47 PM
Season#4 (2004/5)

Squad and Transfers. Signed Abbiati as potential replacement for Taibi

https://i.ibb.co/z2whCyz/21.jpg (https://ibb.co/GMjvGKq)
https://i.ibb.co/ygfCTZJ/22.jpg (https://ibb.co/wp0qHP1)
https://i.ibb.co/VwG69vq/23.jpg (https://ibb.co/TWGy2Hg)

Only draw or lost during the last 5 matches. Provided that we have just 60 points, i'm satisfied with 3rd place in Serie A

https://i.ibb.co/K0zSWFf/24.jpg (https://ibb.co/YRTwhp1)

Pre-season#5, Shock retirement of Taibi (His handling was 20 when he retired, it was about 11 when i signed him.) and Abbiati. While stadium has been expanded traning facilities need major investment.

https://i.ibb.co/gv3gX7v/25.jpg (https://ibb.co/SQPv1xQ)
https://i.ibb.co/CHW8QN7/26.jpg (https://ibb.co/ZMNXxt8)
https://i.ibb.co/SntKmJz/27.jpg (https://ibb.co/vP3JdDS)

10-04-19, 11:40 AM
Season#5 (2005/6)

Squad and Transfers

https://i.ibb.co/Xk4yQbW/28.jpg (https://ibb.co/rftbjmQ)
https://i.ibb.co/vBRL9cf/29.jpg (https://ibb.co/sPzs7gc)
https://i.ibb.co/7vVqFbc/30.jpg (https://ibb.co/CBvfFWd)

Serie A Winner, Italian Cup Runner-up. First year in CL. Lost to Real Madrid during Semi Final

https://i.ibb.co/gmYDXYZ/31.jpg (https://ibb.co/HBZrMZT)
https://i.ibb.co/xs7mD1N/32.jpg (https://ibb.co/yRQhX6r)
https://i.ibb.co/nbc5mY0/33.jpg (https://ibb.co/Tk8F27T)

15-04-19, 01:20 PM
Season#6 (2006/7)

Squad and Transfers

https://i.ibb.co/MNQVm7Y/34.jpg (https://ibb.co/LpHt31L)
https://i.ibb.co/K54sQyk/35.jpg (https://ibb.co/WH8zdKw)
https://i.ibb.co/g7D9Gr0/36.jpg (https://ibb.co/dcQMSfN)
https://i.ibb.co/F5zdtmn/37.jpg (https://ibb.co/48p0xKJ)

Serie A Winner, Poor performance in cup

https://i.ibb.co/WNCc0s6/38.jpg (https://ibb.co/cKqNwx1)
https://i.ibb.co/6YNc91K/39.jpg (https://ibb.co/WnsN8Pr)

15-04-19, 01:56 PM
Season#7 (2007/8)

Squad and Transfers. Just a few but good quality signings, Gabriele Coco remember the name.

https://i.ibb.co/Rc7TyfZ/40.jpg (https://ibb.co/XtVx81N)
https://i.ibb.co/5BHWDCz/41.jpg (https://ibb.co/yWjnTKM)
https://i.ibb.co/xXd58rY/42.jpg (https://ibb.co/VJ5Bpkx)
https://i.ibb.co/GCyS76x/43.jpg (https://ibb.co/ygtj09f)

Serie A and Italian Cup winner

https://i.ibb.co/gJxB2hz/44.jpg (https://ibb.co/tD9WGF8)
https://i.ibb.co/qNWWMLy/45.jpg (https://ibb.co/y6YYnmf)

Champions League winner. We struggled during final match due to red card. Gabriele Coco was named as man of the match.

https://i.ibb.co/7vnsZkd/cl1.jpg (https://ibb.co/y06HZ4c)
https://i.ibb.co/hdfsZZT/cl2.jpg (https://ibb.co/09tqFFz)
https://i.ibb.co/SXSygvx/cl3.jpg (https://ibb.co/rG90hyt)
https://i.ibb.co/sbnfpN6/cl4.jpg (https://ibb.co/HB6SLbx)
https://i.ibb.co/d6TP0hR/cl5.jpg (https://ibb.co/P4LcZSd)
https://i.ibb.co/dWy6D6T/cl6.jpg (https://ibb.co/Vj8DTD1)
https://i.ibb.co/Xstc38n/cl7.jpg (https://ibb.co/SnBFdrk)

23-06-19, 11:42 AM
Makes a nice change to the usual story of the AI having one shot and winning despite you dominating.