started a game with man city whilst reading through this thread - some pretty cool signings and tactics you guys made.
personally, i decided that i didnt like the RB and LB options in srna/vargas so i kept bridge and richards in for a season and planning on getting maicon/lahm next season. i did keep lescot and toure too, but i was leaking goals despite playing a dmc so i opted for signing mexes in the january transfer window to sure things up... currently 30 games into my first season and ive kept far more clean sheets since he came.
from the main squad, over the course of the season, ive got rid of zabeleta, petrov, swp and garrido... some as loans with option to buy and some as transfers.
i felt i had enough strength in my team to not sign toooo many players, but i did splash out on fabregas for 70m. also brought in kameni as well for 5.25m and mexes for roughly 17m in january. i wasnt happy with bellamy so i put him in the reserves after a few games and brought in ruud van nistelrooy as a back-up player for 725k.
at the moment i play a flat 4-3-3 or 4-1-2-3 with a dcm, 2 cm's and 3 st's switching between to two randomly if things arnt going well in a match. im curently 2nd in the league with roughly 8 games to go... 10 points behind chelsea and 7 in front of man united. i could have been chasing them down to the wire, but 3 games against lol-opposition has caused me to drop too many points.. so im happy to just take 2nd and work on a ECL team next season. i seem to win against the 'big teams' easily, but lose/draw against the weak teams... very infuriating but nvm... only first season.
corners - what's the trick here? i dont think ive scored one all season. they either go into the keepers hands or the opposition heads it clear.
weaker teams - i tend to either really coax them along or slam them hard for failing to beat/score against bottom half teams. tevez openly criticised me after one match too, so i stopped incase i made him upset
looking to sell robinho or adebayor and buy a world class striker... maybe ibrahimovic if he'll come or torres. also want to get maicon and lahm as my attacking wingbacks and i should be set for another season.