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    The Raiders Non-token buying team (Explained)

    The Raiders is a Non-token buying team associated with FC Croft.

    The purpose of this team is to try & survive without buying tokens, but farming for tokens & using friends to swap packs is allowed.

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    Updates will occur each week highlighting the ups & downs of the team & progression through each competition, changes in formation & reasons why. Hopefully people just starting will have a better understanding about the game.

    So you are given a team what next?

    Read on.
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    Paaa I used less tokens last season and no swaps of packs against peeps who did lol.....
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    The Squad

    We are given a squad that is sufficient to get through the league & progress to the 2nd season. It is up to you to determine what position you will finish? The team will consist of a wide variety of positions & will be quite good at one tactic, it is up to you to work this tactic out & decide if this is the tactic you want to keep for the rest of the season or if you want to change. The results & ratings will give you a good indication as to how your team will perform. I dont intend to re write, copy or even modify any threads that are already in place so use the links available. http://forum.topeleven.com/tutorials...ls-guides.html

    Who to keep & who to sleep.

    Your team will consist of players ranging in age of 18-32(retirements). You will have at least 1 star player usually a forward or a defender, you will know after a couple of games but a quick check is to look at the squads contract veiw.

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    The list above gives you the following information. The first 5 players are around the 500k value these players are good trainers & will stay in your squad for at least 6 seasons without any trouble. M Clarke Is the one player that will stand out because of his wage at 8.4K all the others around the 2k mark.
    Players with 300k to 120k value are rotation players within your squad & the remainder are not much use & will not sell on the transfer market unless you are really lucky. So to make room for transfers you will need to sack not sell, but sacking is at a cost due to the contract but nothing you cannot handle with your budget.

    Once you decide who goes & who stays try to strenthen you tactics & not fill spaces.

    After the first few games you should know what your strongest formation is, you need to have back up players to support this formation & use as fewer players to do this as possible so multiple positions are a must. How do you find your back up players?

    Don't look on the transfer market for the first 2 days as you will loose all your tokens, wait & then use the quiet periods which I think are afternoon & after midnight, you wont get into too many token wars during these periods. I always use the following rules: never bid on a player that has more than 2 bids on already. Never bid on the phone. Never buy rejects from other players & never bid more than the asking price. Keep this in mind when on the transfer market. You can pick up some good bargains that are worth 500K but are on free transfer so the initial bid will be 1.2K & if you are successful on the only bid it will cost you nothing. Don't go mad & go over your budget as the season going forward can be expensive due to the wages of the new signings.

    Training

    Train your squad at every opportunity & use friendlies to gain experience, but remember to keep the fitness levels above 60% or you will experience injuries. Select the players that are 18-21 & train them extra at every opportunity but don't use hard training in the first season.

    Upgrading your stadium. Here is a list of what your support will be each season.

    L1 - 800
    L2 - 2,500
    L3 - 6,000
    L4 - 11,500
    L5 - 19,000
    L6 - 28,000
    L7 - 40,000
    L8 - 53,500
    L9 - 69,000
    L10 - 86,500
    L11 - 106,000
    L12 - 127,500
    L13 - 151,000
    L14 - 176,500
    L15 - 204,000
    L16 onwards - 260,000

    So upgrading your stadium in level 1 to amateur (1000) will not benefit you as you will not fill the stadium & your % will not be 5% max. Use the time to build the following:
    First Aid - 3 days
    Gym - 3 days
    Toilets - 3 days
    Parking - 3 days
    Youth - 3 days this should have your youths spawning in season 2. Then 1st upgrade in season 2 will be the stadium.

    Don't waste your red & blue packs

    Red packs will recover your players from injury at the following rate.

    1 day = 5 packs
    2 days = 9 packs
    3 days = 12 packs
    4 days = 14 packs
    5 days = 15 packs max

    Red packs - So if you have a player that is injured for more than 4 days it would be beneficial to max the recovery to 14 packs rather than waiting & any player that is 1,2 or 3 days out you should use the squad as a back up.

    Blue packs - full recovery of moral only costs 2 packs the bar changes colour when a pack is required so don't use a pack unless needed.

    Green - will consume a pack but not required.
    Light green - 1 pack
    Yellow - 2 packs
    Red - 2 packs

    The following pages will be about the progress of The Raiders. Feel free to follow the progress & hopefully you will gain some experience from this.

    Thank you for reading & more to follow soon.
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    The Opposition

    As the season starts The Cup is the first competition you will play home & away over 2 days as 128 teams battle it out for a place into the next round. Depending how full your server is the 128 teams will consist of active managers & Bot Robots.

    What are BOT Robots? "They are like fly's you can swat them but they keep coming back"

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    Bot Robots are Nordeus generated teams that fill up the spaces in the server, this allows the game to run due to the lack of active players. The teams are generally set up to play a set formation for the course of the season so should be easy to work out the best formation to beat them, BUT as you begin to play you will find that nothing is that simple.

    Day 3 is the start of the League. Nordeus will try to keep any Facebook friend that you have also playing Top 11 & starting at the same time on your server so they should be in your league & may also be in the cup. Friends are very useful for playing friendly matches in your first season as you will have some days where you only have 1 match due to the obvious omission of the Champions League, this you have to earn by finishing in the top 4 of the league at season end.

    A good tip is to check out all the opposition in the league & look for the following:

    1. Rating.... are they better rated than you?
    2. Formation.... Starting formations are a good thing to know because if they are non-active players the formation & the rating will stay the same.
    3. Have they got a full squad, generally the teams with a full squad are the ones that change to suit each match.

    These three things will give you a better idea as to what formation your team will mostly play during the first season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croft Original View Post
    The Raiders is a 35 Token budget team associated with FC Croft.

    The purpose of this team is to try & survive without buying tokens, but farming for tokens & using friends to swap packs is allowed.
    Then it's not a 35T team... It's a farming team.
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    Could call it a No Investment But Time team .... I like to call mine No Money teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by July Fourth View Post
    Then it's not a 35T team... It's a farming team.
    I have adjusted the thread heading to a Non-token buying team so people don't get the "wrong idea". If the Mods wish to change the original heading to the same then go for it.
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    If you go into advanced editing you should be able to change title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat Harrison View Post
    If you go into advanced editing you should be able to change title.
    I have already done that but the Hyperlink at the top of the page & the title in the showcase stays the same! I have even gon in to change the element of the thread in java script but still no change. Not to worry though eh.
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    How are the Raiders Doing?

    So a week as gone by so I will update how we are doing. The team have settled in quite well & I think we have found some good players from the transfer market that should see us through a couple of seasons.

    Luis Jacques DL DC
    Mohamed El Seghir DC DMC
    Darren Marsh MC

    1 further transfer gets a special mention as he will become a regular in the team & could turn into a good quality player.

    The Raiders 35T team (Explained)-van-der-steen.jpg

    The star of the show gets the final word, he was born with the team & is a star already. I can see him being constantly wanted in negotiations later as we progress.

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    I still haven't found a formation I am comfortable with but the next couple of days should have that sorted out.
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