Another feature of the game that looks really really sloppy on the part of EA is when the manager wants lots of goals etc. from your player over a set of four games (I've had it ask for 6 goals plus 9 chances) - and then only selects your player for one or two games out of the four, but your objectives for that set of games remain the same.
In addition, at least on my PC version of the game, the progress bars and green "Projected" annotations don't make any sense half the time. The "Projected" numbers are often very large, perhaps the projection for half or one whole season rather than the four game series, and the bar colour doesn't seem all that consistent either.
As the commentator on the international matches says with grave disappointment in his voice "It's sloppy..."