First of all I’d like to thank Cleon for this thread, it has helped me appreciate the game more and as a result I am getting a lot more out of this version than any other to date. If it wasn’t for this thread and several others on the forum I would have given up on the game months ago.
I use to just grab someone else super tactic, sign the players I wanted and that would be it, id get success and pretty much soon after get bored and look forward to the next version of the game, rinse and repeat.
Now things have changed and seem a whole lot more comprehensive and rewarding from my point of view, I have just completed my 3rd season (1st using this guide) and won the PL with Liverpool losing only once (in the league) all season. Now it may be down to having assembled a really good squad, but the guide definitely helped me get the team and players playing football how I wanted.
I also won the League cup and had a decent run in the FA (got beat 1-0 off Man U in the semi, even though I battered them) and managed to get to the CL quarter final but lost 5-4 on aggregate to PSG mainly because I got beat the in the first leg 4-1 because Allen thought it would be a good idea to elbow someone after 7 mins and have an early bath. I need to work on a 10 man strategy in case this happens again.
I know its not a major achievement when compared to some of the guys threads on the journeys they have taken with teams etc but it is the first time I won the league in this save and the first time ever I have won the league using my own tactic (if I can call it my own )
Last season I fixed my def line and temp because it seemed to work for me but I thought this might break too many shouts, so this season I am putting them on default settings along with passing, I want to see if I can control things more specifically with the shout system.
I also used a winger – attack and Inside forward – attack combo, which seemed to go well. This season as I am stronger than most teams, I have opted to make my striker a Complete Forward – support and have the MC’s: CM – Attack and AP – Support. I am currently 3 games in and the MC’s have scored and assisted in every match so far.
Now that I have a really young super squad, I have started to focus on youth after reading Cleons Ajax thread, which should help keep the game interesting and fun for some time yet.
Thanks again Cleon and all the others that have contributed on this thread and throughout the forum.