So I've been playing this game since the mid noughties and feel like FM has got progressively more difficult to play (which is ok) but with the 2013 edition I just cant seem to win no matter what I try.
In previous versions I've always tried to build a tactic (usually 4231) to play slow, possession football and 'working the ball into the box' It normally means I have a lot shots total but mostly they hit the target/ back of the net. The 2 in midfield pick up second balls, and feed to the 3 in front, with a poaching striker to pick up throughballs or rebounds.
I've started two games (one as Derby and one as Nott Forest) and tried to use this tactic with no success, and have spent the last two days playing around with 442's, 451's and others to try and get a run together, but both games im down in the relegation zones facing the sack.
Reading here it seems I cant play the game the way I used to...so how should I be playing it? What should I be looking out for/ fiddling with/ bribing to take two mid table teams and keep them in mid table???