I've played 20 matches now this weekend league and I've been awarded 1 free kick and 0 penalties. In 20 matches!! Amazing stuff.
In almost every match I get the ball in my defensive end and someone slides in violently, knocking out my player, who then just sits there on the ground while my opponent takes the ball and often scores or gets a good chance on net. Or as I'm bringing the ball up through midfield - or trying to pass - some defender will just be allowed truck through my player without making any effort to play the ball. Obstruction and shirt pulling are never called. And then out of nowhere, the ref will blow the whistle because one of your players breathed on an opponent.
I've always known the refereeing is awful and I've complained about it a lot. But until I played in the weekend league I never truly appreciated how outrageously awful it really is in this game.
I'm not mad and didn't post this to start a complaint thread. It's more to laugh it off and say I really don't know how so many of you do it every week with how erratic, inconsistent, and downright bad this game can play at times. I have a perverse respect for all of you how play the many of or the full 40 matches every weekend.