Full backs seem really good this year. Certain ones anyway. Matt Lowton got 13 PoM awards in a Villa team which came bottom, and Neil Taylor for me got 10. Yet when I play anyone else at left back they're trash. Martin Kelly is just consistently getting 7's or so, which I can't complain about. Reveillere was also good in the first season till about march when he just started getting loads of 5s. Luckily I signed Junior Malanda in january for cover. Also Vargas on loan from Napoli but he went to Barca when his contract expired.
Finished 7th in my first season with Sunderland, beat Hull to win the Capital One cup and Spurs on pens to win the FA Cup.
beat me to manager of the year though b/c he won the league with Utd. Beat him in the community shield tho so thats good. Then got beat 4-1 at Stamford bridge in the 3rd round of the capital one cup. Welp.
Apart from Kelly and Caulker I spent the rest of my summer money on 3 regens to go with the 4&5 star potential ones my youth system made. Also picked up Diego on a free since he was fine w/ 30k a week and being a rotation option. Actually investing a ton into youth this year to try and build a regen team really early since I've never really tried it. Some of my U18s coaches might actually be better than my first team ones. Crewe as a feeder club is handy too with their SUPERB facilities.