I had been struggling to create CCCs in the new patch, so thought 3 strikers up front would be the way to go, as long as I could keep it tight at the back and down the flanks.
The tactic is neither completely possession based, nor a counter attack direct tactic. It aims to play a short passing game at the back, until the ball reaches the central midfielders, and occasionally the wing backs, who will then look to launch deadly through balls to the front three, who are all moving into channels up front.
When I don't have the ball, my defenders are sitting quite deep and standing off the opponents. It is my front three and central midfielders who do the pressing, hoping to force the opposition into playing a long ball game.
Also, the wing backs join in with some goals, but they're quite defensive, being the only players out wide in my starting XI. It is quite important that you set your pitch to the minimum size. Narrow may work as well, although I haven't tried it yet.
GK - best you can get
CDs - the more central defender should have good pace as it is set to act as cover; the other two should be strong and have good heading and jumping stats as there should be many long balls coming their way.
WBs - go for solid defenders rather than an attacking wing back.
CMs - preferrably a combination of an intelligent play maker in Pirlo's mould, and another creative player with better physical stats. Let's say Fellaini.
Strikers - the middle one is your poacher, so he should have good finishing, composure, pace. The other two are set as defensive forwards, so they'll need to be stronger.
The tactic only really had one blip; a 3-0 away defeat to Altrincham. Had as many CCCs as them but they had twice as many shots. The other two defeats came in the first match, away to newly relegated Nuneaton (the tactic wasn't yet fluid), and in a home match in which I went down to 10 men after 50 minutes (still should have won looking at the stats mind).
I use no OIs and no shouts. I just plug and play. Team talks are important though, just use common sense and you should be ok.
Enjoy and let me know if it is any good for you as well. If it works with Stalybridge I assume it should work with bigger teams as well as it's not a defensive tactic.