In my league, the new teams are a lot thougher than the old ones, judging by the last official league matches [might be biased due to MOTS' on high TS]. I think I'll be in need of a constant formidable midfield to promote, since some of the teams are having a much better defence/offence than me.
The team that relegated from III into IV.55 [my series] is a team named SMECHERII, the team of the founder of a very popular federation, the Romanian Hattrick Federation. He's training goalkeepers and he's definitely! got more than 2000 supporters, despite losing 10% from relegation. His team is not at all impressive, except a formidable and excellent GK [judging by their values], but you can figure it out by yourselves how fast will he catch up with me and the rest of us with those supporters and training GKs.
How does he have such a bad team and more than 2000 supporters? Well, at the start of last season some idiot hacked into a couple of teams in the Romanian league and deleted most of their players. [via @yahoo.com and @hotmail.com accounts, so change them to safer ones if you have any] One of those teams was his. The hacker was protesting against the fact that there's no Romanian language in HT. What an idiot.
Things are though this season and I might sacrifice some of my league matches to have a longer run in the cup -> a lot more money.
I'm starting away from home against who? Guess... SMECHERII!
It's going to be though, and while most of my team is in decent form, my main strikers are in poor and passable form.
Good luck to the rest of you.