The thing I liked about that default team was that it forced you to think. You couldn't just shove Gerrard up front and shoot when you were in trouble. You had to make a formation that suited your style and the players, you had to change your team based on your oppostion, you had to play it safe when trying to build attacks, you had your utility men and you had to look for bargains in the transfer market. You had to decide whether to use the fast player on the wing, or the player with the best crossing ability. You had to choose between constant pressure, or soaking it up with a deep line. If you wanted to shove a big man up top to alleviate the pressure on your defenders, you could, and you could lump it up to him with a degree of effect. it wasn't pretty, but those players you were given weren't exactly the most gifted, and you were trying to crawl your way up that league, and build up a bit of money for gradual improvement. Then there was that magic moment where you could finally afford that first Liverpool player. It didn't matter that it was Sinama-Pongolle, slowly but surely, you were getting there.
What a fucking couple of games. You can shove your Football Manager up your arse.