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squad size

Started on 4 June 2013 by Caelis / First Post
Latest Reply on 4 June 2013 by Ziechael / Last Post
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Hi all,
I was wondering how much players should i have in my team (all teams accounted for even the reserve and u18)
I play the following tactic (the only tactic I use for now)
GK (goalkeeper defend)
DR (full back automatic)
DRC (central defender defend)
DLC (central defender defend)
DL (full back automatic)
MRC (central midfield defend)
MC (advance Playmaker attack)
MLC (central midfield support)
AMR (inside forward attack)
AML (inside forward attack)
SC (complete forward attack)
With this I mean I have my starting 11 and for each position a back up but how much more do I need?
greetz
It all depends on your wage structure and formation settings really, one of each and back up is a great start but all it takes is a series of injuries and you are left with one or no players in key areas. Other things to consider are if you want to play a 5 man defence against a big club, obviously you'll need to make sure you have enough fit centre-backs, same for a 5 man midfield for attacking options.

Generally i look to have the initial set up you do already have plus a reserve team of multi positional 'average' players. Someone who can play DC/DM/DL/DR is a godsend in the event of injury/fitness worries, as is a MC/AMC/AML/AMR/STR.

Your youth team will naturally be full of all sorts, i generally let this evolve as it wants, just making sure to have at least 1 good prospect for each position for that youth league satisfaction.

In short (as if i do short!) your squad will evolve naturally over the first couple of seasons. As long as there are not serious formation/tactical changes you should find that you'll end up with the right number of players for each area based on what you can afford/maintain.

For that initial setup, 2 of each is not a bad place to start, it allows for a early rotation of players to keep everyone sharp and match fit as well as gaining experience.
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