Theres no argument that in real life the playoffs are deemed as a massive disadvantage for the team gaining promotion through them and this should somehow be relfected in the game......as if it wasnt hard enough lol!
teams who go up through this route should be, as i am, just be delighted to be in the league above, even if it means taking on that early season handicap and making the task of avoiding relegation even harder, which is tough enough.
there needs to be something that makes it a disadvantage without it totaly crippling any chance of a win.
on a seperate note Dan, i really wouldnt worry mate, the 5/6 players youve got who look pretty well stacked stats wise will be more than enough.
not seen so many 8's and 9's lol!!its a very impressive side and its not even fully trained.