I for one can't stand starting a game as one of the top teams in the top divisions, it seems a bit less of a challenge. Say I went Arsenal, won the league/champions league in 3 seasons then I have reached my final goal for them. This is why I start as lower league teams.
What tactics have worked for you guys and what teams have you used? Which players have worked best for you? Here are some of my reviews.
JP's simple & solid 442 & counter version (13.1.3) :
Started this tactic with Mansfield in the BSP, and I have to say this is one of the most effective tactics I have used in lower league. In the first season I managed to win the league with my poacher scoring 53 goals in the league in 45 games. The second season I also managed to win league 2 by around 15 points finishing on 97 points, the tactic was consistently performing well. The third season (current) I am really struggling but this is mainly because of me relying on young players, do you guys find younger players with better stats play worse than older players with worse stats? On paper my team has some of the best stats in league one but I sit in 21st position....
Soukouna (free) first season - around 80 goals in 90 games (left me after I won league 2 wanted 15,000 a week)
Bourabia (free) first season - fans player of the year 2 years running, great little midfielder, develops well
Cesarini (free) first season - Develops well, but quite a slow centre back
Will update later with my Fleetwood career issue being that I am in 2025 on that career and need to recall all the tactics I used.
Any tactic makers wanting me to test theirs just inform me and I will give it a go.