Using the jan update database for some reason Derby County FC have a nice chill first season aim
Avoid relegation, where alot of teams seem to want playoffs or better. The squad is rather young and has a few good players, and 10m to help make additions.
The initial weekspots of the squad are: Goalkeeper. Roos is average, and in loan Hamer, looks average too. Rightback for first part of season, due to injuries right winger, Joozfelan, is just pacey. and if Jack Marriot doesnt get his scoring boots, those behind him dont look overly great.
I'm doing my best not to shelve this save. Spending nearly 30yrs in Northern Ireland does things to you. Had a unexpected blip in the Champions League and took the huff and started playing CK3. Nearly fed up bashing my head off the wall with that game too. I'll hopefully come back fresh and with renewed enthusiasm for the save. I'm certain that i won't get the league into the top 6 and that played on my mind too.
I wanna say keep going, but your mental health is getting impacted here. take a break, come back in a week see if its the save/the game maybe a longer hiatus is required, maybe a life / game balance is required abit.
Don't lose sight of what you've already achieved too. 30 seasons under your belt and establishing the league in the top 10 is phenomenal. I would need to play every spare minute I had to get through that much FM and I would never have the patience to stick with one project that long. Even if you do shelve the save now, you've done a great job.
I think that when i get back i will have to do full-season updates. It should work out for the better. The 1st half of the season is fairly straightforward and the 2nd is all about if i can do anything worthwhile in Europe. If i fail in Europe then the 2nd half of the update is a chore. I'm even thinking about adjusting my transfer habits. I don't really need special players until after the Champions League gruop stage. After that, if i'm in the Europa League then maybe i can see what i need for the short term to win the cup.
I have a new game that I'm am going to start posting about possibly with the first post tonight if i get the time, but I have to say that you know you have an interesting save when 9 games into the save, the best goalscorer of the league, with 6 goals... is your wingback.
I've slowly been writing up the intro to my new save, but I wanted to share something already. As someone who was never that good at the tactical side, it's great to see that you've made your libero work right: