Been playing my Montrose game quite a bit and it's now starting to bear fruit.
I always like to implement a slow tempo, possession football style and build for the future. I found the Third Division difficult to tackle in this version, with very few transfer or even loan targets willing to join Montrose. After finding myself struggling mid season the first campaign I realised I'd have to build from the bottom up, so I started blooding promising youngsters, some just 16 years old.
First two seasons the team was inconsistent, finishing 5th and then 7th. But season 3 I awarded the armband to my 18 year old centre back and the young lads started to kick on. I won the 3rd Division, and promotion, and this year, season 4, I won my second consecutive title and promotion, with the exact same starting 11 from the year before. My team has barely changed in 3 seasons and the young lads are now attracting a lot of interest.
My board actually think I'm TOO prudent, my wage bill has only risen to around £1,500 p/w for the entire team, less than half what I've been allocated.
Anyway, First Division time soon - BIG step up. I imagine I'll have to consolidate for at least one season.