I posted a comment earlier this week having a right rant at the state of the game, well I've managed to turn it around and thought i'd share what i did.
Firstly do all your own team talks and press conferences on FM 12 i left all this to my assistant on FM i hired Johan Cryuff but still do them yourself.
Always do the conferences where you talk about your upcoming game try and unsettle the opposition, also to go along with this single out the weak link in the opposition team and label him there weak link this hasn't failed in 10 games so far. For example i singled out Carl Jankenson from Arsenal then set Bale on him down the left. You usual get the response that the player can't get Manager whatever words out of his head and is dreading the upcoming game.
Always do your match prep right after your previous game if it's way against a decent team focus on Defensive Movement for example if there a weaker team focus on Attacking Movement.
Have two working tactics switching mid game works a treat this year for me if you're struggling switch then if or when you get on top you can switch back to a more attacking formation and the momentum can carry forward especially if you break a smaller team.
FM 13 requires much more post and pre match interaction if you leave your team in the hands off your assistant you're likely to struggle especially after one oe two bad results ou can really really go into a huge slump.
I went 10 games with Manchester City winning once drawing 3 times and losing 6 times only scoring one goal. I've done all of the above and I'm on a 10 games winning run with 6 clean sheets my only blip in these 10 games was 3-3 away to Arsenal.
I hope this helps some people enjoy the game more