Sign in to follow this Followers 6 Key to success in lower leagues Dar J November 19, 2016 39 replies 21,423 Views Report · Posted November 19, 2016 One of the best methods to test your managerial skills is to take a team in a lower league and guide them to the top. These saves are not easy and with FMM17 managers aren’t given enough time to perform so sacking may be knocking on your door. Hopefully with some of the tips below you would be able to take your first lower league team to glory. Database setup When setting up the database load at least one nation that is nearly at the same level as the league you would manage in so more players would be at your disposal for the first few seasons. Expectations After reviewing the board expectation examine your squad and set a personal goal for yourself because it’s easy to loose interest in the save after loosing a few games but with your personal goal the interest might still be there Squad When going through your players take note of their wages, if someone is earning more than he deserves give him the opportunity to prove his worth before selling or releasing him if his rubbish. Make sure you have enough players to cover each position (2 players per position and some versatile players) Tactics Build a tactic based on what you have, it doesn’t make sense to build based on players you are going to buy because you found a tactic that worked for you in a previous save Bear in mind when setting up your tactics that your players are not that good so playing direct, mixed or long (for pacy teams) are the way to go Have a plan B so when you tactic doesn’t work as planned and you’re forced to change it you’re not short of players Give time to you tactic, don’t change it because you lost a game 5-0 instead save the game and watch it again to understand what went wrong and don’t forget you might not have the strongest team in the division so don’t expect to win your games Transfers Don’t spend money on players unless it’s necessary. Try to sign free players taking advantage also of the bosman rule add the big club release clause to reduce their wages demand and renew the contract when the player is established in your team set some personal rules like : my best players earns 1.5k so I won’t sign players that ask for more than 2k. Doing this you keep the club financially stable When selling players try to have the sell percentage even if it’s only 5% Especially for young players When signing players look at only the key attributes for that role because it’s easy to be carried away with lots of greens for attributes that don’t matter. When signing strikers search for pace because defenders are generally slow. Before the end of the season transfer your remains transfer budget into the wage budget so it’s there for you the next season . Above all enjoy the save because the only way to keep playing to achieve your goals is if you're enjoying what you are doing. 6 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Share this with others!