I know most of the online players won't care about this thread, but I play offline a lot and in many ways the gameplay is superior to the last few years. But I've now completed divisions 10 and 9 offline as well as playing the TOTW a few times and I'm shocked by the lack of CPU fouls. This is a problem every year, but it just seems way worse in 17.
I actually tracked the CPU tackles/fouls in my last 5 matches:
Match 1: 14/1
Match 2: 8/0
Match 3: 6/0
Match 4: 16/0
Match 5: 17/0
5 matches: 61 tackles and 1 foul!
I generally like the gameplay so far, but I find the lack of fouls to be totally frustrating. I only recall being awarded one free kick in all of the offline games I've played - and I think that was from something like 40 yards from goal. Is there a secret to drawing a foul that I'm missing? I've try shielding, which is effective, but doesn't draw any fouls. I've tried some skilling but that doesn't seem to work either.