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  1. Used this tactic for three games now in my Darmstadt save. After going down to ten men against Leverkrusen I managed to come back from a goal down to draw 1-1. Then I went away to Dortmund, survived an onslaught and sneaked a 1-0 win, although lost a player to a straight red in stoppage time. I then drew 1-1 at home to Frankfurt, remarkably coming back from 1-0 down with nine men to equalise. So it seems clear that the tactic is excellent, after three games with the worst team in league I held my own and came away with impressive results. However, the massive issue is the red card situation. 4 red cards in 3 games, and a fair amount of yellows as well.
  2. What a story! Looks like in order to progress you're going to need a balancing act of sturdy solid defending, and signing and breaking in cheap, young, players that can one day allow for a more exciting style of play. A real challenge... I'm just about to start a Darmstadt save now!
  3. Some real gems there. Will be sure to load Egyptian leagues! What is the situation with regards to work permits for the UK? Difficult to get or will it be no problem for most of them?
  4. Need a right back, anyone any cheap, youngish ideas?
  5. Just took Rangers to the SPL and have started playing a 352, but I'm struggling to get much success in first couple games. Will give this a try as wing backs are a much safer option than midfielders for this formation. Will let you know how I get on.
  6. I am now at mid September of my 3rd save and have a pretty solid squad, one I feel can do a job next season as well. Goalkeepers: Marek Stech - 1st choice keeper, highly rated and singed on a free transfer from Yeovil. 24 years old and could be no.1 for a good few years. Scott Gallagher - Back up keeper, have played him frequently over past two years and has been solid. Will sell at end of season. Tom King - 18 year old free transfer from Crystal Palace, decent potential, free transfer. Will give some game time to see how he progresses. DL/R Aaron Sinclair - 22 year old attacking left back from Partick. Solid player, and can improve to be a leading SPL fullback. Good going forward also. 275k Kgose Ntlhe - Young highly rated left back (can also play right) from Peterbourgh. 20 years old, currently very good, with potential to be great. Andy Wilkinson - 30 year old right back on loan from Stoke. No fee or wages. Decent first choice until I can find a suitable replacement for next season. Todd Kane - 20 year old right back, free transfer. Good potential but not so developed yet. Will give game time in hope of big progression this season. Jamie Mills - Academy prospect with good potential, left back. Trying to loan out. DC Darren McGregor - Free transfer from St. Mirren. SPL Player of the year last season, solid centre back who I could win the SPL with next season. Key Player. Darren Barr - Listed at Hearts, signed for 150k. Good centre back who I signed in January, accomplished in SPL. Sebastian Faure - About as good as Darren Barr, developed into an important player, and can still improve, hasn't put a foot wrong in 2 years. Luca Gasparotto - Massive prospect. 19 years old. Potential to be my best player, wasn't rated too high at the start. give game time and he will shine. Performs great from start. Stuart Uquart - Good potential, loaned out to Swindon in League 1 where he has been a key player so far, might use him next season, or loan him out again. Jordan McGee - Signed as 16 year old from Hearts 2 years ago, good potential, looking to loan him out. ML/R David Templeton - Star man. Player of the year last year, and as I play through the wings his dribbling and crossing, and back post goals have been endless. Arvydas Novikovas - Back up left mid. Signed from Hearts for 230k. Got good potential but at 23 will need a lot of game of game time in order to develop. Looks impressive so far. Keeghan Jacobs - Singed off Hibs for 175k in January, became first choice right mid, although used in rotation. Has been better than expected. Dean Shiels - Play as a right mid, has been solid but is now playing second fiddle to Jacobs more and more. May sell next year as natural AMC which I don't use. Darren Ramsey - Young right mid who I have been giving some game time to in order to develop, scored and set up a good few, good potential. MC Ian Black - Use as a ball winning midfielder and is solid, also loves to score a good few screamers. Key player. Prince Buaben - Got at start of season one for 450k in installments, has become one of my main players in the box to box midfield role. Abdul Razak - Free transfer from Man City. 21 years old. Very good talent, been impressive from the start with massive potential. Andy King - Head of Youth signed him from Hearts, young player, but have to use as back up due to losing Arfield and Hutton, decent potential. Scouts rate higher than ass man. Lewis MacLeod - Decent young back up, doubt he'll make breakthrough into first team though. Can also use Shiels, Barr and McGregor in midfield if needed. FC Luke Freeman - Free transfer, 22 years old. Amazing talent. Is already great, with potential to destroy the SPL for years to come. Valued at £4m. Andy Little - Captain. Key player, been top scorer for years (inc 3 at Parkhead last season) and will be a key player in SPL. Will Keane - Another free transfer, 21 years old, good player with great potential, look forward to seeing how he gets on over the next few years. Fran Sandaza - Having a less important role this season, always looks complacent and doesn't score enough, might not be here in a season or two. Barrie McKay - Starting to prefer him to Sandaza, scores more and is improving constant. Don't know if he'll be good enough for SPL next season, may loan him or use as back up. Don MacLeod - 17 year old striker, has been frequently playing and scoring since 15. Massive potential and looks deadly against lesser opponents.
  7. In season two, you can sign players on the last day of the transfer window as the embargo lifts. Players in: Aaron Sinclair - 275k - DL/(ML) - 22 year old left back from Partck Thistle requested a move, beat off SPL competition to sign him, looks a solid player, but has big shoes to fill in Lee Wallace. Darren Barr - 200k DC - Brought him in as without Cribani, Goian or Bocanegra, I had no experienced centre backs, cheap and loks like he'll do the job. Michael Johnson - free - MC - the former Man City player looks a big talent if I can keep him fit, interested to see how he does. Jack Smith - loan - DR© - Solid cover for right back on loan from Millwall (no fee or wages!), has played brilliantly in his first few games, got him for the season. Also a couple of young players that my Head of youth signed. Players Out: Lee Wallace - 2.6m - Everton. At this point had bad finances and board let him go, disappointing but I guess he wasn't really needed until SPL, and decent money for him. Emilson Cribani - 75k - Due to the form of Luca Gasparotto, Ross Perry and Faure, I decided to take the aging centre back off the wage bill. Doian Goian - 500k - Empoli - As soon as him and Bocanegra came back my wage budget went into the red, managed to sell him off quickly, although he wanted to stay. Carlos Bocanegra - 200k - Struggled to offload him, but couldn't keep him and eventually sold him, to the dismay of the fans. Also didn't renew a lot of the young players contracts, only keeping the ones who were showing promise. Scott Arfield joins in Janurary for 150k, which should be a strong addition to my midfield. Luca Gasparotto and Barrie McKay have started the second season among my best players. Both now have 4 star potential. Stuart Urquart, Lewis MacLeod, Darren Ramsey and the 4 star newgen Don MacLeod who has already scored a few, are also in my first team squad. Lee McCulloch is out of contract at the end of the season and I think Im going to let it run out. He is already struggling to get a game, and is declining.
  8. During the pre season of 2nd season I'm in a bad financial position. Trimmed the squad down, Goian and Bocanegra came back and had £28,000 wages between them per week so sold them off. Then the board went and sold Lee Wallace for £2.6m to Everton, so gutting. Hopefully there will be some decent free transfers come September 1st. All my main players are wanted by clubs so hopefully the board don't sell them. Worrying!
  9. Anyone got far enough in to see if any of the young players make it through to the first team and could cut it in SPL? None really look up to much for me.
  10. In my Gers save I'm at the start of November and have won every game comfortably, with the exception of losing 3-0 to Celtic at Parkhead in the league cup. I've been playing a 442 and I am still rotating the team about, everyone I give a chance to seems to be playing too well to be dropped! Players In: Gary Borrowdale - free transfer - left back. Good solid back up for Wallace, who is on international duty often. Has performed great and cheap wages. Prince Buaben - 450k - centre mid. Paid mostly in installments, great midfielder who can do a job all through the divisions. Usually starts with Black. Danny Green - 2 year loan deal, although could sign for 85k - mid right. One of my best players, rotating with Dean Shiels, creates and scores for fun. Tom Eaves - 80k - Striker. Kevin Kyle injured long term, has scored several goals and set up a few in his playing time so far, good young striker from Bolton with good potential. Jason Banton - free transfer - AML/R. decent young back up, can play on either wing. Struggled to loan any players out, and once you take Rangers to the 1st division and can sign players again a big squad clear out will be needed, a lot of the younger players won't be good enough and a good few first team players will be getting too old.
  11. Just got my youth candidates in and amongst them is 8 players who will progress to become leading Premiership players. Unbelievable!
  12. 10 games left and despite only dropping 2 points at home all season I'm only 7 points clear at the top. My away form is a worry for me. James Tompkins is having an incredible season, anyone any Premier league reccomendations for a partner for him at the back?
  13. Goals and assists are garenteed he is a revelation in Championship if you play him as a poacher. His season for me has been ruined by injury though
  14. Beginning of Feburary and I'm 1st in the league by goal difference, with 3pts separating 1st and 6th place. Hampered by injuries, with Wilfired out for 6 months, Cole & Noble are finally both fit. Carew has signed a pre contract with Napoli and isn't interested on the field anymore. Tompkins, Faubert & Collison star players. Sold Dioup for 100k and now have O'Brien, Baldock, Sears & O'Neil on the transfer list, unable to offload them during January. Got to the League Cup quarters putting out Bolton and Stoke before losing to Wolves away, and lost to Stoke away FA Cup 3rd round. Worried for next season as I'll have a small squad and am currently making a 3m odd loss every month so doubt I'll be able to spend much to strengthen it.
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