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How long do you spend preparing for each game? Line-up, tactics etc.

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Was just wondering how long on average you would spend preparing for a match?
 
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4-5mins


Match Prep
Put the best squad possible.
Think about how to rotate the squad to keep players fit for the next game.
 
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5 seconds, generally. My team is fine, my tactics are fine, Match preperation is a negligble subject for my team.
 
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5 seconds, generally. My team is fine, my tactics are fine, Match preperation is a negligble subject for my team.

You must be playing with real,barca etc then,

When plying with Oldham Athletic I have alot of sorting out to do, make sure everything will go according to plan, 1st season and currently 2nd in league in Jan :)
 
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You must be playing with real,barca etc then,

When plying with Oldham Athletic I have alot of sorting out to do, make sure everything will go according to plan, 1st season and currently 2nd in league in Jan :)
Celtic, actually :p
 
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5-10 mins usually
see the opposition
see who needs a rest
see what youngsters i might be able to get on for 15 at the end
 
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literally 3 minutes.
leading up to the game, 4 days before, i begin to do the tactics, decide who would be better to play the opposition.
 
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im newcastle cant think of any team i would rather be than the toon but i only spend 4-5 mins on match preperation and is normally spot on
 
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I change the height of the defensive line, width and tempo depending on whether it's a home or away game, rotate players from the last game(s) and then bang on into the match.

There isn't much to it. Spending too long sometimes is the difference between winning and losing the match, depending on how specific you are.
 
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Varies between 10-20 mins before kickoff, depending on opposition, and competition. I'm a terrible loser lol
 
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being newcastle i spend quite abit of time making sure my midfield is as strong as can be, i also look at the the teams tactics and try to utilise their formation against themselves. I also re- read scout reports.
 
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I use Mr Hough's 4-1-2-3, so all the details are sorted already. Depending on who I'm playing and where, I might stick on 'counter attack', but aside from that its the same week in week out. Player rotation is the obvious time consumer, but as Newcastle manager I overbought after the second season when I did the double and loads of dosh became available. So now I have about 7 strikers and usually only play 2, its a nightmare.

Actually, that brings up a point. Mr Hough's is a tactic where you can't tweak player roles/touchline shouts etc. but its really successful (in 3 seasons with the Toon I've managed 2 titles, 2 league cups, 1 fa cup runners up medal and 1 champions league runners up medal). However, I want more control and more of a say in how we play - anyone got any ideas for a good tactic?
 
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anyone got any ideas for a good tactic?
Try making your own? :S

About 5 mins myself. I check the opposition team for possible weakness, who is in form, where the goals/assists are comming from, check the scout report and adjust accordingly.
 
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Try making your own? :S
Sorry, should've been more specific - I do plan on making my own at the end of the season, now that the club has some financial backing and a very decent squad. What I meant was, is there any specific formation which really makes the most of a top strike force?
 
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You could use a 4-3-3 with three strikers - total football style.
 
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