I'm actually fine with gameplay this year; it's not perfect but whatever. But what I can't stand is the inability or unwillingness to program functional refereeing in this game. I played five friendly season matches and my opponent was called for 1 foul. In five matches. He was sliding in from everywhere, battering my players across the pitch. 1 foul. To be fair, I think I was only called for 2 or 3.
At this point, why even bother having ref?. At the very least, EA has had enough years to figure out that tackling from behind is a foul. Is anyone else having the same experience with the refs?