I've been playing Football Manager for years, think since 2007 if my memory is correct. From all these different versions i have been able to adapt to the changes which were made to have a fun playing experience. Until now, I started a season with Bury and my aim was to make the play off's. I had a fantastic season and was 2nd for around 38 of the 46 games. In the final stretch to the end of the season i lost form and ended up slipping into the play off's (I lost against Gillingham). I just couldn't overturn the loss of form! i tried everything and it just didn't work.
My second season i went to Middlesbrough who were relegated from the Premier League. I had a fantastic pre season, bought all the correct players, set up my tactics, won all my friendly's against better opposition. Then when the league started i couldn't buy a win for the life of me and was sacked in October with the team in 23rd place! in all honesty my team should have walked the league!
1. Why does a team lose form, what could be the cause and how do i fix it?
2. Any other useful tips you fellow managers can give me?
Thank you very much and i appreciate your help.