I've been becoming a big fan of Antonio Conte of late and his solid 352 system so thought id base what i hope are my final tactics for FM13 on his winning formula. Been testing with Boro and in my 4th season now and its been getting better season on season. I have them now at the top of the Premier league and performing well in the Champions League. However it has taken some hard work particularly in buying the right players. Getting promoted was a struggle but once i got up and got the money to buy the right players everything started to fall into place. Seasons results were inconsistent at the start of seasons though if id bought and sold a lot of players so bare that in mind.
This isn't an exact copy of Conte's tactics just based on it.
SEASON ONE CHAMPIONSHIP
PROMOTION THROUGH PLAYOFFS.
SEASON 2 PREMIER LEAGUE
5th PLACE FINISH AND FA CUP WINNERS
SEASON 3 PREMIER LEAGUE
4th PLACE FINISH, FA CUP WINNERS, CHARITY SHIELD WINNERS, LEAGUE CUP WINNERS, EURO LEAGUE WINNERS.
SEASON 4 PREMIER LEAGUE CURRENT STANDINGS
GOALKEEPER: Good solid keeper makes all the difference, look for handling, reflexes, one on ones.
3x BALL PLAYING CB's: Ideally cultured defenders well trained in the art of defending, look for concentration, marking and tackling
1x DEEP LYING PLAYMAKER The Pirlo role and the starter of attacks as well as somebody to break up play, look for passing, creativity and teamwork
2x SUPPORTING WINGERS: The main supply to the forwards but will also defend when needed, look for crossing, passing and stamina.
1x SUPPORTING CM: All round midfielder to help both attack and defence, look for passing, tackling and work-rate.
1x ATTACKING CM: this guy will get forward to help the strikers and create chances, look for passing, creativity, and teamwork.
1x SUPPORTING TARGET MAN: focal point of attacks and the link between the attack and midfield, the right player here will make a huge difference, look for heading, strength, technique
1x ATTACKING POACHER: the guy who will benefit most from the target man, look for finishing, anticipation, and composure
Individual and coaches i let the assistant sort it out.
my team training is the set up shown in this screenshot:
I USED NO SHOUTS
I CHANGED NOTHING HOME OR AWAY
I USED NO OPPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS
IF YOU GET SOMEBODY SENT OFF TAKE OFF THE DEEP LYING PLAYMAKER AND PLAY 3-4-2 BUT CHANGE THE SUPPORTING CM INTO A DEFENSIVE DEEP LYING PLAYMAKER.
"for the fans" (CALM)
If playing a rival then use (PASSIONATE)
LOSING: Aggressive talk
DRAWING: Aggressive talk
WINNING BY ONE GOAL: "you are playing well so far but there is still room for improvement" (CALM)
WINNING BY TWO GOALS OR MORE: "you might have a solid lead but that could all change, keep your performance levels up" (CALM) OR IF THAT'S NOT THERE USE "don't get complacent out there despite the score" (CALM)
WIN OR GOOD DRAW: Any praise talk
LOSS OR POOR DRAW: Any aggressive talk
SCREENSHOTS OF VARIOUS MATCHES
I think that's everything, follow what ive done or try something different, it may work or may not, have patience though. Good luck. JP.