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Sutton United is hard...

Started on 26 September 2012 by GCambo / First Post
Latest Reply on 2 October 2012 by leeds4prem / Last Post
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Help! I have finished my first season with Sutton United and I have found it really hard. I have managed a lot of low league teams but Sutton may be my biggest challenge so far.

Sutton United are a team who were promoted to the Blue Square South division for the 2012 season. They start off with no assistant coach, physio and have room for 1 more coach and a scout. Besides that their roster is average decent goalkeepers, defence, midfield and strikers. I'd say Tony Taggart the Left Winger is their best player I have made a formation where he and the right winger Craig Watkins or David Hutton basically just cross to each other at the far post, pretty fun to watch.

Apart from that there are definitely some money issues with the club, they wont improve the youth, training or transfer budget. I was able to get a parent club for a bit of money but that should help in the long run, until then I dont think I can stay up in the division.

Any suggestions? Anyone else tried playing as Sutton?
Try holding a trial day if you have any available wage limit. Otherwise try to take league 1 / 2 players on loan with 0 percent wages, normally 18 or 19 year olds . They should dominate your league. Maybe try to grab a dominant center back or young high potential goalkeeper too, as the attacking quality in that league isn't very high. Is your club semi-professional? Cause if it is things will be much harder.
I have trained Poli Ejido, s Spanish team from 3rd division and when I view the squad there are no players, that was also a big challenge. Fortunately I have a top wage budget for that division 43k per week, but is always a issue when is necessary to build a brand new team.
I Build my squad based on a classic 4-4-2, because is formation that the players learn very fast. I hire a scout as soon as possible, look to his initial report and I hire his best recommendation with no contract. I also look on backroom advice for player suggestions, I scout those players and all the players that have more than 4 stars of potential I hire.
Try to use your wage budget much as possible and after you have an almost complete squad, look into team report and analyze the team comparison to see how good your team is. With that you will have an idea what your team do best and worst.
With that squad I was able to fight for the promotion.
Sutton United is the best at first touch passing than the other teams in the division. I tried to make them play a slow basic style but lost a lot. Made them play a higher tempo passing style with a formation made for counterattacking and it worked pretty well, weird to play in such a low league where a high tempo play style suits the team.

There's a lot of good players I may be able to get, even some loans from an affiliate (Sheffield Wednesday). I hate loaning players because it is only temporary, I want to get this team to the premiership and I cant if their always losing 30-40k a month and wont let me improve the youth facilities.
2012-09-26 11:06#66729 GCambo : Sutton United is the best at first touch passing than the other teams in the division. I tried to make them play a slow basic style but lost a lot. Made them play a higher tempo passing style with a formation made for counterattacking and it worked pretty well, weird to play in such a low league where a high tempo play style suits the team.

There's a lot of good players I may be able to get, even some loans from an affiliate (Sheffield Wednesday). I hate loaning players because it is only temporary, I want to get this team to the premiership and I cant if their always losing 30-40k a month and wont let me improve the youth facilities.
and i thought leeds was hard

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