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Episodes


THE EPISODES

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Episodes


THE EPISODES

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EPISODE ONE


 

 

 

 

 

A NEW ERA

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EPISODE ONE


 

 

 

 

 

A NEW ERA

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INTRODUCTION OF THE TINY REPUBLIC OF SAN MARINO. THE SIZE, THE HISTORY, THE CASTLES.

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TEAM, THEIR SPOT AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF FIFA’S RANKING (208TH).

BRIEF EXPLANATION OF THE UPCOMING EURO 2016 QUALIFIERS INTRODUCTIONS TO:
COACH PIERANGELO
39 YEAR OLD STRIKER ANDY SELVA
RIGHT BACK MANUEL BATTISTINI
BRIGATA LEADER MASSIMO VISEMOLI

WITH NEW PLAYERS AND A NEW COACH, IS THIS A NEW DAWN FOR THE TEAM?
THE BUILD-UP TO THE LITHUANIA GAME.
THE LITHUANIA GAME. DISAPPOINTING EARLY GOALS.
SAN MARINO HOLDS LITHUANIA TO 0 GOALS IN 2ND HALF.

A FEELING OF OPTIMISM PREVAILS!

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EPISODE TWO


 

 

 

 

 

A TRIP TO WEMBLEY

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EPISODE TWO


 

 

 

 

 

A TRIP TO WEMBLEY

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QUICK INTRODUCTION TO:
NICOLA CHIARUZZI, BARTENDER, NOW RETURNED TO THE LINE-UP.
THE VITAIOLI BROTHERS, (MATTEO GOES ON TO REGISTER THE ONLY SHOT AGAINST ENGLAND).
ALDO SIMONCINI, STUDENT AND GOAL KEEPER.

BRIEF HISTORY OF DAVIDE GUALTIERI’S FAMOUS GOAL AGAINST ENGLAND. WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF?

TRAVEL TO ENGLAND! BIRTHPLACE OF THE GAME. FANS LEND THEIR PREDICTIONS.

PIERANGELO IS FEATURED IN AN INTERNATIONAL PRESS CONFERENCE. THE EXCITEMENT BUILDS...

HARSH VIBES AS ENGLISH PRESS CRITICIZE SAN MARINO PRESENCE.

COVERAGE OF THE GAME. NEARLY 60,000 PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE.

SAN MARINO PLAY A GREAT FIRST 25 MINUTES... THEN IT FALLS APART. ALDO TRIPS, SAN MARINO CONCEDE A PENALTY, MORE GOALS FOLLOW...

IT'S TOTAL HUMILIATION. THE TEAM ARE MOCKED BY THE ENGLISH PRESS IN THE PAPERS.

THE TEAM TRAVEL BACK TO SAN MARINO WITH BROKEN HEARTS.

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EPISODE THREE


 

 

 

 

 

THE SAVE

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EPISODE THREE


 

 

 

 

 

THE SAVE

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BACK IN SAN MARINO, WE MEET DANILO RINALDI AND ADOLFO HIRSCH, TWO ARGENTINE FRIENDS WHO MOVED
TO EUROPE FOR WORK... AND FOUND THEMSELVES ON THE SAN MARINO NATIONAL TEAM TOGETHER.

LED BY MASSIMO, AN EXCITED BRIGATA ARRIVES AT THE STADIUM... ONLY TO DISCOVER TICKET PRICES HAVE
DOUBLED TO 40 EUROS. THE BRIGATA IS FURIOUS AND REFUSES TO PAY, INSTEAD WATCHING THE GAME FROM A NEARBY HILL.

THE GAME AGAINST SWITZERLAND BEGINS!

HOPES ARE HIGH YET... ITS ANOTHER HUGE LOSS. THE TEAM GOES DOWN 4-0, AND SUFFERS MULTIPLE INJURIES.

THINGS GET WORSE AS SWITZERLAND IS AWARDED A PENALTY SHOT IN THE LAST 5 MINUTES.

AMAZINGLY, ALDO SIMONCINI SAVES THE PENALTY! THE BENCH ERUPTS AND THE CROWD GOES WILD.

GOALKEEPING COACH, MARCELLO TEODORANI DESCRIBES THE SENSATION AS “ORGASMIC.”

THE POST-GAME TEAM DINNER IS PIZZA, PASTA AND A GLASS OF WINE. DESPITE THE LOSS, EVERYONE IS FEELING GOOD. COULD THE SQUAD FINALLY BE TURNING A CORNER? 

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NEVER A JOY

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NEVER A JOY

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THE TEAM PREPARES FOR THEIR FINAL HOME GAME BEFORE THE 5-MONTH WINTER BREAK.

WE FOLLOW ANDY SELVA, WHO MISSES THE SWITZERLAND GAME DUE TO INJURY.

THE TEAM IS NERVOUS. ESTONIA IS IN GOOD FORM, HAVING BEAT NORWAY EARLIER THAT WEEK. ESTONIAN FANS ARRIVE, FILLED WITH CONFIDENCE. SAYS ONE FAN: "WE'RE HERE FOR OUR THREE POINTS."

THE GAME IS TENSE AND CLOSE, WITH SAN MARINO PROVING IMPOSSIBLE TO BREAK DOWN. THE REF BLOWS THE FINAL WHISTLE... THE GAME ENDS 0-0!

SAN MARINO ENDS THEIR 61-GAME LOSING STREAKS.

THE TEAM CELEBRATING HITS THE TOWN. STRAWBERRY VODKA SHOTS AND CIGARETTES, ALL AROUND.

COACH PIERANGELO OPTS OUT OF THE CELEBRATIONS, AS HE'S GOT AN EARLY MORNING GAME WITH THE SAN MARINO U-16S. BY 8:15AM, HE'S ON THE TEAM BUS, HEADING BACK TO WORK.

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EPISODES 5

 

SLOVENIA BOUND... AND UP? | EPISODE 5
CAN SAN MARINO CAPITALIZE ON THEIR FIRST-EVER EURO POINT AGAINST A FORMIDABLE SLOVENIAN SIDE?

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ESTONIAN REVENGE | EPISODE 6
HUMILIATED IN SAN MARINO, THE ESTONIANS ARE OUT FOR BLOOD. CAN PIERANGELO MAKE MAGIC HAPPEN A SECOND TIME AROUND?

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ENGLISH INVASION EPISODE 7
WAYNE ROONEY, THEO WALCOTT AND HARRY KANE DESCEND ON SAN MARINO. CAN THE MINNOWS DEFEND THEIR HONOR AGAINST THE MIGHTY THREE LIONS? 

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EPISODE EIGHT


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THE BIG TEST EPISODE 8
THE SQUAD HAS A BIG YEAR UNDER NEW COACH PIERANGELO. CAN THEY SHOW FURTHER IMPROVEMENT AGAINST 95TH-RANKED LITHUANIA, TO WHOM THEY LOST A JITTERY HOME OPENER?

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EPISODE NINE


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EPISODE NINE


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TO THE ALPS THEY GO EPISODE 9
SAN MARINO HEAD TO SWITZERLAND FOR THEIR FIRST FIXTURE IN TRICKY DOUBLE HEADER. 

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EPISODE TEN


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GRAND FINALE EPISODE 10
CAN THE BOYS PULL OFF AN INCREDIBLE HOLLYWOOD ENDING AGAINST SLOVENIA, AND MOUNT A FINAL CHARGE UP THE FIFA RANKINGS?