Which formation should I use?
When you begin the game and you don't want or cannot affort buy any Tokens the formation which fits your squad best is the one which your players are able to play based on your squads positioning abilities.
Several managers deploy their players into positions which their players cannot perform well because simply it's not their natural position. This mistake is done either because the manager wants to play a formation which does not suit his squad or wants to place all his big star players into the line-up no matter what.
This will cost you both poor form from these players plus low ball possession, which is vital in order to achieve possitive results.
My player can be deployed in 2 or 3 different positions. Where should I place him?
As you have only 5 subs this or these players are ideal as subs in order to cover as much as positions you can if an injury occurs. Otherwise, if you don't have any player to cover a starting-line up position, place this player if possible to his natural position which is the first one. The are two positions are not his natural position so prefer these positions only as a solution during an injury.
Which training program should I chose?
Automated training program is an ideal option as it trains your players based on their position which are placed whithin your formation. You can also -especially if you manage a low level team- train your players physical attributes only, for the 10 first days of each season in order to support better your rotation policy.
Why should I rotate my squad?
Rotating your squad is a good way to keep your players, trained with first team experience and fit in order to last at the later stages of each season, especially if you still play in all three or two of the competitions that game has.
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