lam Posted October 27, 2012 Share Posted October 27, 2012 I am really pleased to see that ahead of the release of FM2013 there are so many people that are trying to give the game a straight up try without all of the ‘cheats’ and downloadable instructions that are created by someone else. Of course, there is nothing wrong with using cheats and downloaded tactics, in fact I used to do it myself, but it stops being a challenge after a while and leaves you wanting ‘more’ from the game, well…. at least it did for me and the more you play, the better you see what the game actually has to offer you. Two things that I tend to reply with when answering questions to threads where I feel I can contribute something is to A) keep it simple and B) to use the information that is available in the game. I’m going to write about information available to you in this thread (B) and that information is SCOUT REPORTS. Use them or not, they are an invaluable tool to help you set your team up ahead of the game. Of course, it doesn’t mean that you don’t need to watch the game once it’s underway, but even if you don’t make too many changes prior to starting the match, then at least you will know the key things to look for during the game – you do WATCH the game don’t you???? I tend to use the strategy below to put in place some changes to nullify key threats but will also keep an eye out for other things, after all, if you make too many changes you are then not really playing the way you want to play. So, where does it start? Here: This is the standard scout report as it enters your ‘inbox’. As you can see here, it shows you that you are playing away, if you don’t check your fixtures much, then this is always handy , it tells you what the scout thinks you should be focusing your ‘match preparation’ on and finally it tells you some stats about winning or losing the game. I find the stats somewhat meaningless unless you are either at the end of the season OR plan on using the media to apply pressure. You can see here, Blackburn, according to the scout have defensive vulnerabilities and could be susceptible to good attacking movement. Now, assuming your team have gelled and they understand the tactic/formation and attacking movement is not to contradictory to your usual style of play, then there is no reason not to change this. It also acts as a reminder to do so as you will get a scout report in every game; providing you have a scout set to get them. I have no evidence to support this next statement but I tend to use a scout that has good ratings in the following categories: Tactical Knowledge, Judging Player Ability and Determination and I choose them in that order. From here, I click the ‘Team Report’ button……. so…. Down the rabbit hole we go. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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