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  1. Hi chaps, looking for some tactical help, I had this idea whilst doodling at work recently and before I test it out in my save I was hoping if you could guys could see any major flaws in the system for me? So my idea was to play a counter attacking system with a TM to hold up the ball for 2 mezzalas and a shadow striker to run off him, we also will focus on early crosses from the wingbacks to the TM to head down for the midfielders or to hold up the ball. In defence i wanted a block of 4 players to always stay back in case of the opposition countering us. Please bare in mind I a
  2. Thanks! good to see that you have stuck with the save, its really rewarding when you achieve something after years of struggling. That stadium sounds amazing.
  3. Thankfully they are only expecting me to fight bravely against relegation.
  4. Quick update, managed to get promotion with Bolton! Been given an £80k wage budget and £0 transfer budget. Looks like a long hard season. In terms of finances the chairman took out another loan to get us back to 0 balance so we arent 7-8 Million in the red, but unless we do something miraculous in the Championship we are just going to fall back into debt again, my only hope is that I can reach 2026 still in the job because in 2026 the main loan that takes 500k a month from the club is paid up.
  5. Sold the Holding clause in my first season and Murphy left at the end of season 1. i'm now half way through season 3 so that money has long gone.
  6. Tried that, every time I ask my useless board keep saying they cant find any suitable clubs.
  7. Hi guys, i'm looking for some help with my Bolton save. I'm currently in my 3rd season and we are still in League 1. The club is losing an insane amount of money due to debts re-payments to the new chairman it's around £700,000 a month and the balance is deep in the red at around 6.5million, despite this the board expected us to gain promotion to the Championship even after slashing the wage budget massively in pre-season and me having to sell my 2 best players to get within budget. The problem is that they have slashed the wage budget AGAIN from £65k a week down to £45k a week at the sta
  8. Sorry I understand that, what I meant what is there any roles that are optimal for a lone striker? I was thinking of trying an Advanced Forward but I'm worried he will be isolated. The 2 strikers are all rounders in terms of stats so I could try most roles to be honest exept Target man and False 9. I'm kind of hoping to have the tactic nailed down and have the best roles ready to hit the ground running, the board want promotion and with the squad and 0 budget I can't get off to a bad start, I would be gutted if I got sacked.
  9. So thanks to the advice in here I managed to sneak into the play offs! We lost against MK dons in the semi finals but getting to the play offs with the squad I have was a massive over achievement, however the board have drastically cut my wage budget and are wanting promotion this season I'm trying to play the save as realistic as possible so I don't want to just go out and get 5 premier League youngsters on loan and walk the league. Could anyone recommend the best striker role for my formation? I've bounced between Complete Forward (S), Pressing forward (A) and Deep lying forward (S).
  10. Just a quick update, made some changes based on advice in this thread and just won my first game in 7! We beat Peterborough 3-1 away
  11. Thanks man, I'll take a look at if this would fit with the players I have @permanentquandary
  12. Thanks @Experienced Defender really appreciate the guidance so far, if you wouldn't mind sharing some tips regarding penetration of the opposition that would be great. I will drop the high tempo and go standard for now.
  13. Apologies, I didnt mention mentality in my opening post @Experienced Defender, I play Positive at home and balanced away. I did try putting the RM on attack and the left back on wingback support for 4 games last night per @sidslayer advice (thanks for that) I didnt notice an immediate difference but I understand 4 games isnt long enough.
  14. Awesome thanks for that, would you put the LM and RM on attack maybe or would that be a bit too much? I was looking at putting the complete forward on attack but feel he will be too isolated.
  15. Morning chaps, I have created a very solid 4-1-4-1 tactic with my Bolton team but I am really struggling with creating clear-cut chances and therefore scoring goals. I am doing okay in the league because the defence is solid, we keep many clean sheets and we do end up with the majority of possession but end up doing not very much with it. I am unsure if the reason we do not score many is due to the tactic itself or the quality of my players. I have several young players in my starting 11 they have an average of 3 star current ability and some decent signings, but my best player is probabl
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