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    Can I lose....please???

    Ok so after 8-9 seasons I was starting to be tired of this kind of game of rebuilding every month for yet another season. So this time I went with a different strategy, I would do a 2-month cycle where I would build a A-team that I would use in the Cup and CL while losing the season with a weaker B-team so that I don't graduate and keep my A-team for another season. Then the cycle would begin again.

    That weaker B-team is actually my team from the previous season. Plus the 20% academy guy I kept just to make it even weaker. It is currently sitting at 71%, so not too shabby but still should allow me to finish under 7th. The A team right now is at 95%, so looking good already for next season.

    However....here is what is curently happening... Despite my efforts to lose, I'm sitting in 5th place in the league, and I even beat a team at 98% yesterday using my 71% team. I couldn't believe the result when I saw it. I was so annoyed by that result that today, I decided to field the same team but with players in mismatched positions i.e. ST playing as AMR, MC as ST, etc, so a mix of players with red and yellow flags. I was playing a 83% team.... Result was a draw at 0-0. I mean, come on.... something is fishy here.

    I've seen a thread about how team can be stronger when the manager is not watching them, and I'm actually wondering if this is what is happening. I can't believe that players out of position all over the field would give a 0-0 draw. It doesn't make any sense to me. It makes me question the game engine actually.
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    This is a very interesting strategy! For how long you are using it? Is money enough?
    What formation do you use? Try "the corridor" (all players are on flanks, mispositioned) with a field player as goalkeeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxcatl View Post
    This is a very interesting strategy! For how long you are using it? Is money enough?
    What formation do you use? Try "the corridor" (all players are on flanks, mispositioned) with a field player as goalkeeper.
    This, man, will definitely get you losing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxcatl View Post
    This is a very interesting strategy! For how long you are using it? Is money enough?
    What formation do you use? Try "the corridor" (all players are on flanks, mispositioned) with a field player as goalkeeper.
    Ok I managed to lose two more games by putting the GK on the field, and a DMC in goals. That should work ;p

    As for your questions. Money is not a problem because the first season, I am in both CL and Cup so making tons of cash. As for the league, win or lose you still play 26 games. The second season, I won't be in the CL (since I tanked the previous season) however, I will not be buying new players either since I will still have the same team. Then the cycle starts again.

    I hope it is a fun way to play this game because I would rather build a team over two months rather than doing it over and over again every month. Beside, it is not like there is any advantage in increasing levels.
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    i go in 6 month tanking cycles (play 5, tank 1) it allows me to build some continuity/attachment to my squad and find those long-term players that you want to keep until retirement. i've never liked keeping 4 players and rebuilding from near scratch though i understand why some do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddyjack View Post
    Beside, it is not like there is any advantage in increasing levels.
    I couldn't agree more.
    Thanks for sharing, I'm gonna try this strategy!
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    Presently, I only see advantages in tanking. There used to be a price to pay: no CL next season. But this is no longer the case thanks to the new SL. I tanked and won it last season. So, I qualified for the CL in this one. You can aim to for a treble right after a tanking season, which is great !
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    Quote Originally Posted by gizzmo View Post
    Presently, I only see advantages in tanking. There used to be a price to pay: no CL next season. But this is no longer the case thanks to the new SL. I tanked and won it last season. So, I qualified for the CL in this one. You can aim to for a treble right after a tanking season, which is great !
    How come you played NiveaMenLigue right after tanking?
    Isn't like only places fifth to eight qualify for Nivea League?

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    Can anyone confirm my doubts above?

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    if you won previous CH.L. or S.L., you promote to play in the next CH.L. even if you didn't promote in you league.
    Simple
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