Finally a thread! I'm in S3 with Lille. This save really appealed to me with the amount of talented youngsters, healthy financial situation, good facilities, and of course the challenge to stop PSG's dominance and to push Ligue 1 up the European coefficients.
First season was a little hit and miss, I signed Andrea Papetti, Victor Nelsson and Nicholas Nkoulou to bolster a weak looking defence. Started off shakey, struggling to string two wins together, however I had signed striker Brenner from Sao Paulo in January and climbed the table to finish 4th.
Second season was entirely different. I had somehow managed to sign Sandro Tonali for only £11.5m after he had flopped (!) at Milan, who formed a formidable midfield partnership with Renato Sanches. Angel Gomes came back from his loan spell at Boavista and was like a brand new signing aswell. Having sold Celik in season 1 to raise funds to buy Brenner, full-backs had been a problem, so in came Angelino from Man City and eventually in January Emerson from Barcelona on loan, who proved to be a real coup. I had also captured centre-back Julian Chabot from Sampdoria who has been a revelation, and having sold Timothy Weah to Crystal Palace, replaced him with Justin Kluivert. We won 21 of our last 23 league games after a steady start, and finished the season on 96 points, certainly an achievement I didn't expect to achieve. However PSG were untouchable and won the league with 100 points.
In the third season now, I've added Yari Verschaeren, Zinchenko (loan), Emerson (loan again) and Juan Foyth (loan), depth is especially important this season due to the congestion caused by the World Cup in the winter. Currently top after 9 games, finding the Champions League a little rough though with a group of Man City, Atleti, and Atalanta! This is how I line up now -
GK - Maignan
Emerson (WB) Chabot (BPD) Papetti (CB) Angelino (WB)
Sanches (BBM) Tonali (DLP)
Ikone (IF) Verschaeren (AP) Gomes/Bamba/Kluivert (IW)