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Career FMM Hardcore Mode - who are the best FREE transfers?!


Where will a new squad of ONLY free transfers finish?  

35 members have voted

  1. 1. In the English Premier League (EPL) - where will a new squad of ONLY free transfers finish at the end of season 1?

    • Top Half - between 1st to 10th in the EPL
      4
    • Low/Mid - safe from relegation (e.g. 11-15th)
      9
    • Survive - just avoid relegation (e.g. 16-17th)
      13
    • Relegated - cannot survive (e.g. 18-19th)
      2
    • Bottom - finish bottom of the table (20th)
      4
    • Other / Don't Know
      3


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“Gareth Bale! … Isco? … Danny Drinkwater ?!”

You’ve started a new save. You want extra squad depth. You’ve seen the ‘free agents’ list on Vibe … but how will they perform?

Who are the best free transfer (out-of-contract) players for you to consider signing?

 
Objectives
This career thread has 2 objectives:

  1. Hardcore Mode - see how a squad of ONLY free transfers performs - e.g. can they avoid relegation in the English Premier League?! Spoiler: Maybe not.
     
  2. Best Signings - see who are the best free transfers for you to sign - e.g. players who are out-of-contract at the start of season 1.

Let’s explore …

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Setup
“Welcome to AFC Free Transfers”

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We replaced Bournemouth, removed all their players (using changes.txt) and now have an empty squad

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Spoiler

Admittedly the changes.txt didn’t work perfectly, so I was left with sone reserves who I’ll sell for free.

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Next
We will build a new squad of ONLY free transfers with our £500k/week budget - to attempt to avoid relegation from the English Premier League.

Who will join Bale, Isco and co. at our new club?

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Spoiler: this is nicknamed ‘hardcore mode’ for a reason 😉 
 

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Pre-Season 01

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We need to sign an entire new squad - of ONLY free transfers - to survive in the English Premier League (EPL).

Who did we get … ? 
 

:star: Stars :star:
Our 1st star is Wales legend Gareth Bale

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… while our 2nd star is Spanish playmaker Isco

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Both have good technicals but worryingly poor mentals, physicals + terrible personalities 🔻 

Spoiler: our player quality gets much worse! 
 

Squad
Here is our proposed 1st team + subs …

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There are good quality DCs options available on a free but a huge lack of decent GKs, FBs and MCs 🔻

There is no way this squad can survive in the EPL - right?! 😵

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To give some examples,
below is analysis on three positions.

… feel free to skip!

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Keeper
:star: Weak - 1 star (out of 5)

There’s no EPL-quality first team GKs available on a free at the start of season 1 😵 So we got …

Spoiler

1st Team:
Senegalese 26 year old Sye - an ‘ok’ all round keeper, who may still improve (or at least shouldn’t decline anytime soon).

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Subs / Squad:
elderly Gbohouo + Arlauskis - ok backup keepers, but (aged 33-34) will likely decline soon

 
Full Back

:star::star: Poor - 2 stars (out of 5)

Again a lack of decent quality FBs available on a free. These seem to be Championship quality players - at best.

Spoiler

1st Team:
37 year old (!) Adriano on the left …

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+ ex-Benefica 31 year old Almeida on the right (pace 9 + 10 respectively) … 

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Subs / Squad:
on the left, we have ex-Spurs Danny Rose + ex-Man Utd Tyler Blackett

… while on the right we have ex-Liverpool Andre Wisdom + ex-Reading MC / FB Felipe Almeida

 

Center Back
:star::star::star: Good  3 stars (out of 5)

Finally a good number of decent quality players available on a free. Each DC isn’t great individually, but there are plenty available.

⚠️ Warning - these elderly DCs are not quick, with 9-12 pace. A high defensive line could be problematic! ⚠️ 

Spoiler

1st Team:
Senegalese Sane is a decent DC with 17’s for aerial + strength

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plus Argentinian DC Musacchio is weaker aerially (13) but is slightly better in most other attributes  

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Plus we’ll consider Norwegian 32 year old D/DM/MC Nordtviet here, though he may be better as a defensive midfielder (as had only 13 aerial).

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Subs / Squad:
36 year old Klaven is an ok backup, alongside 33 year old Dede (18 aerial!).

You may have realized that backup FBs Blackett + Wisdom can also play as backup DCs as well.

 
Question

How do you think we will perform in season 1 … ?

Will we avoid relegation?! 
 

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Start Season 1

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Confirmed - Bale is the new Messi! 🔥 TWO goals in the 1st half of our 1st league game.

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The League
Unfortunately that win was a rarity - in a tough start to the season.

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So now we are just above the relegation zone.

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The Squad
Unsurprisingly - our two stars are team leaders …

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… but their influence is very negative …

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… plus our squad are very injury prone (!) …

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… thankfully £500k/week wages is enough (for now)

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Next
I’ll do a half-season round-up … during the World Cup.

Will we be sucked into the relegation zone 😐 ?

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Mid-Season 1

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It’s the mid-season World Cup break. How are our squad of only free transfers doing? 
 

League
17th. Above the relegation zone on goal difference. 

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You’ll notice very few goals scored (15 in 16 games) - as our players are rubbish AND as I’m using very defensive tactics.

 
Fixtures
Is this what your career’s fixtures look like? Guess not!

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One competitive win since early September. Ouch.  
 

Next
Who has been good + not … so which free transfers are good for YOU to use?!

Thoughts? 🙂 

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Hi @DanEnglish I guess it's good to show their outcomes in a defensive tactic, but could you improve with an attacking formation, say the normal 4-1-2-2-2 or 4-3-2-1 but attacking options, with bale he's not bad as a IF or PF from the right or left, just a thought

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16 hours ago, Cockers2505 said:

Hi @DanEnglish I guess it's good to show their outcomes in a defensive tactic, but could you improve with an attacking formation, say the normal 4-1-2-2-2 or 4-3-2-1 but attacking options, with bale he's not bad as a IF or PF from the right or left, just a thought

You are 100% right. Against the bigger clubs, I get destroyed playing a 41221 / 4231, but the more attacking options are effective at home + against weaker EPL opposition. PS. Bale is my top scorer!

I’m rotating between 3 general types of tactics:

Attacking:
My trusty 4213 - is great for Bale + a rapidly deteriorating Kruse up top. My left-IF has been problematic though. Niasse, Pato, Graham have all been poor.

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Balanced:
A 41221 - similar to the Black Hawk. Man Utd tore me apart 3-0 by half time the 1st time I played them using this, before I parked the bus at half time.  
 

Ultra Defensive:
When I want to protect a narrow lead, or earn a cynical draw. I used this to earn a valuable 0-0 draw the 2nd time in played Man Utd 🙂 

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The exact formation / player roles depend on the opposition, my players available, and the match status - as I make 3-5 rounds of tweaks in EVERY match 😵 to get any advantage / nullify any opposition advantage possible. 

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Mid-Season 1

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Which of our free transfers would we RECOMMEND so far?
 

Keepers
:star::star: 2 stars (out of 5)

Recommended - our Senegalese 26 year old Sy has been decent + his attributes have improved nicely. A decent backup for a lower EPL / Championship club - but not a 1st team choice.

Spoiler

Recommended

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Sy could become a decent backup for a lower EPL / Championship club - but needs first team football (loan out?) to improve his attributes to the level in the screenshot above.

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Squad
My coaches think 34/35 year old Arlauskis is a better keeper (2.5 stars!), but he’ll soon decline.

So both the other GKs are only suitable as short term backup options 🔻 due to their age.  

Reserves
We also signed ex-Reading academy GK Lewis Ward. The 25 year old isn’t that good though 🔻

  
Full Backs
:star::star: 2 stars (out of 5)

Recommended - versatile DR Almeida (aged 31/32), plus DLC Blackett (aged 29) are both decent backup options for a lower EPL / Championship side - but not a 1st team choice.

Spoiler

Recommended
Again - both FBs would need some 1st team football to develop their attributes a little (e.g. a half-season loan) …

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… especially as DLC Blackett starts with just 9 positioning 😬 

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Squad
Overall the FBs available on a free are barely ‘decent’ …

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  • DR/L Adriano technically good, but aged 37/38, hos limited physicals (9 pace!) have already started declining. 
     
  • D/ML Danny Rose 🔻 a few injuries have made the ex-Spurs plaster decline even more. 
     
  • D/DM RC Wisdom + D/M RC Araruna are both decent backup signings - but again both need some 1st team football to raise their attributes a little.

Reserves
We also signed these 3 FBs into our reserves - with the intent of loaning them out for a season first.

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None of them are EPL quality 🔻 but decent for the lower leagues. 
 

Center Backs
:star::star::star: 3 stars (out of 5)

Recommended - the best player so far - Sengalese 31/32 year old Salif Sane is a good EPL backup - or Championship first team DC  

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Spoiler

Recommended
After a half-season, Sane’s 17 aerial / positioning / strength is pretty good for a free transfer - though he’s not quick.

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Squad
All these DCs are aged 31 or more - but the next two DCs in the image above are also pretty good:

  • Musacchio - weaker in the air (13), but decent attributes elsewhere. Recommended  

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  • Nordtveit - also weaker in the air + slower, but decent elsewhere. Becomes a good backup defensive midfielder. Recommended  

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  • Others - 37 year old Klaven + 33/34 year old Dede (aerial 17) are decent, but the others above are better.

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Reserves
We also got some younger DCs on a free (each aged 23-25)

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The latter two will probably be decent backup / squad Championship-level players … 

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… though they’ll need first team football (loans!) to improve their (initially weak) defensive attributes.  
 

 
Next
We’ll look at the midfielders + attackers!

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Mid-Season 1

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Which of our free transfers would we RECOMMEND so far?
 

Midfielders
:star::star: 2 stars (out of 5)

Recommended - our best ‘free transfer’ midfielder is 30 year old Spanish playmaker Isco. Could be a good EPL backup - or Championship first team AMC  

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Spoiler

Recommended
 Isco has poor physicals, mentals + a poor personality 🔻 but is a highly technical creator  useful to ‘pick open’ an opposition defence as a sub. His stamina is low - so usually can’t last 90 mins.

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Squad
There’s a real lack of quality central midfielders available on a free:

  • M/AMC Mutch - with game time (loan out?), the 30 year old improves into a surprisingly decent B2B - but is not English Premier League (EPL) quality 

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  • DR + DM/MC Araruna - featured in the full-back section, with first team football (loan out?) the 26 year old Brazilian is also a decent Championship level option - but not EPL quality

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  • D/DM/MC Nordtveit - featured in the center back section, the 31/32 year old is a surprisingly decent defensive midfielder + improves nicely  

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All others have poor attributes and/or performances - especially was disappointed with EPL title winner Danny Drinkwater 🔻 who isn’t good enough for even the Championship

Reserves
We also signed + loaned out these freebies …

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21/22 year old Bettache is PROMOTED to the 1st team - he and  Paton are the only ones who maybe can reach a Championship level squad player. Maybe.

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Attackers
:star::star::star::half: 3.5 stars (out of 5)

TWO (and a half) recommendations here - alongside Welsh superstar Gareth Bale - we also recommend surprise success 34 year old Kruse!  

<similar to DC Sane, M/AMC Isco and AM/FRC Bale>AMRLC Kruse could be a good EPL backup - or Championship first team AMC / IF 

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Spoiler

Recommended
Kruse is a useful ‘one season wonder’ - developing multiple 14’s in technical + mental attributes His weaknesses are his age + his deteriorating pace 🔻

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Alongside Bale these two stand out as the best performing attackers available on a free transfer - at a low EPL or high Championship level 
 

Squad
The others shown below are also older (aged 30+) but with lower ability.

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Lethal in the lower leagues, but are not good enough to be backups in the EPL

Reserves
There is one free signing ST who developed nicely out on loan …

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… 25 year old Manaj now has 16 shooting + movement, which is the best in my entire squad of free transfers. He just got PROMOTED to the 1st team Recommended.

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Left footed 30 year old Ameobi is decent + also developed nicely out on a half-season loan - a Championship level winger / squad player maybe 

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There are a few others I’m excited about - Asante?! - but we’ll see how they develop out on loan for the rest of this season. Let’s see …
 

    
Next
We will see how this aging first team performs in the 2nd half of season 1.

Are they good enough to avoid relegation from the EPL ?!

Spoiler: maybe not 😬 

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Mid-Season 1

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The press rightly report that we are struggling …

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… as we (proudly!) sit 17th in the league, just ONE POINT above the drop zone …

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… I think we need 10 points more to be safe (the magical ‘38 points’) - which probably need to come from these four games vs our lower-table relegation rivals.

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We should beat the bottom two at home BUT getting points AWAY at Leicester + West Ham may be too tough.

Squeaky bum time! Will we survive?! 😬 

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End-Season 1

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So where did we finish the season … ?


4 games remaining …
Still in 17th position. Still 1 point above the relegation zone

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… but now we have three games against top clubs …

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game remaining …
Ah. Not good 🔻 We are 18th.

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To survive - we must WIN our final game (vs West Ham) AND hope one of the two teams above us lose.

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Do 17th placed Wolves have a hard game? No. They play at home vs 19th placed Southampton 😠 

Do 16th placed Everton have … oh … no they also play at home vs mid-table Forest 😠 urgh

Next
The final game. Can our squad of ONLY free transfers survive in the English Premier League? 

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Am glad the Board share my … er … confidence 😬  

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11 hours ago, DanEnglish said:

 

game remaining …
Ah. Not good 🔻 We are 18th.

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To survive - we must WIN our final game (vs West Ham) AND hope one of the two teams above us lose.

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I’m going for the Hollywood ending...

I reckon West Ham will be thinking about boozy holidays and you get a 1-0 win. 

Wolves and Everton draw.

You stay up on goal difference. 🤩

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10 hours ago, Cockers2505 said:

You turning this into a challenge to see if anybody can better it once you have finished, in sure there will be some who wants to give it a go (me)

I guarantee someone (probably many people) can beat me on this 😞 

1 hour ago, DoneHisCruciate said:

I’m going for the Hollywood ending...

That is very … optimistic … of you 🙂 

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End-Season 1

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The Decider
The final match of season 1.

To survive in the English Premier League - we must WIN + results elsewhere go our way.

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I posted these screenshots of the game almost-live on the Discord, to ensure I wouldn’t ‘quit/reload’ 😄 

(… also so people would believe me if / when we pull off a miracle to survive!) 

Spoiler

West Ham’s formation …

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… meant I used a more attacking tactic …

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0-0 at half-time:

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Then a goal early in the 2nd half !

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0-1 to West Ham 😡 after a horrific mistake from my right-back …

… so now we push forward for the Hollywood ending (5 attackers!)

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… and West Ham make it 0-2 late in the game … an own-goal … urgh!

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“They think it’s all over … “

(can I use all all of my tactical nous to achieve a miracle … ?!)
 

 
The Final Result
“… it is now!”

Spoiler

Ouch. We lost 0-2 so …

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As now 17th placed Everton LOST on the final day, a win for us would have been enough.

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Ultimately 33 points isn’t good enough 😢 our squad of only free transfers have been RELEGATED.

No Hollywood ending 😞 
 

 
Next
After a day or two to recover - we will start planning for season 2 - with our squad of only free transfers.

Thoughts?!

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Cor Dan what a great idea! Fair play, just seen all this. Great effort with all those free transfers. As you come into 2nd season, you should able able to get a few more gems. What's your wage budget like? Will be following this! 

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1 hour ago, DoneHisCruciate said:

Seems like your players were determined to get relegated! A mistake and an own goal. 🙈

Yeah. So unnecessary *sigh* well hopefully we’ll make less mistakes in the Championship next season 😞 

25 minutes ago, leedsunited87 said:

Cor Dan what a great idea! Fair play, just seen all this. Great effort with all those free transfers. As you come into 2nd season, you should able able to get a few more gems. What's your wage budget like? Will be following this! 

Thanks! I was struggling to get into a new save, so this has been ideal. In season 1 we had ~£500k/week for wages, don’t know what season 2 will look like yet.

Yes I’ve already made my January 1st pre-contract signings (from clubs abroad) + June 1st signings (from England clubs) …

BUT😈 … 

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3 minutes ago, DanEnglish said:

Yeah. So unnecessary *sigh* well hopefully we’ll make less mistakes in the Championship next season 😞 

Thanks! I was struggling to get into a new save, so this has been ideal. In season 1 we had ~£500k/week for wages, don’t know what season 2 will look like yet.

Yes I’ve already made my January 1st pre-contract signings (from clubs abroad) + June 1st signings (from England clubs) …

BUT😈 … 

Ahhhh bosmans, brilliant! Some good talent for first season. Be interesting to see who you have in. Decent budget, might have a bit less, but you should do pretty well in that league 

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Eh unlucky, sometimes you probably think was it all worth it, but like the real game or can't always end in success, even though there are some on this site who won't settle for anything less than full success!!!

I liked it, you surprised me with some tactical choices, a man of your talent and knowledge could have easily made better choices to give yourself a better edge, buy you have shown that there are players available that can be used rather than spending millions, if not hundred of millions too win everything, a simple idea with relatively surprising outcomes 

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Right - have just started playing this save again, after our relegation - but was it really a surprise … ?

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Some of us fully expected relegation (red), some were optimistic in avoiding the drop (yellow), and some of your expectations were … er … “beyond optimistic” (green) !

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