When playing against a strong team, you may get some success by playing on the counter attack. This can be particularly effective when playing away from home.
When trying to hang onto a result, a good way to wind down the clock is to employ time wasting tactics in the latter stages of a game.
Defenders with low concentration are more prone to making costly mistakes in defence.
Strikers with low composure are more prone to buckling under the pressure and missing one-on-one opportunities to score.
New signings need time to settle in and gel with their new team-mates.
Too many new signings in a short space of time can upset the balance and rhythm of your team.
Foreign players with a distinctly different football cultural upbringing may take a while to settle into playing a different style of play.