Let us play the game please! Out of position is out of control and it kills everyone’s match ratings and as a result their attribute gains. Out of position is very inconsistent and it penalizes players for no reason at all sometimes. Being in the “correct” position according to the computer doesn’t always mean that you’re in the best position to help your team and that’s whats supposed to make the difference between a user player and an AI player.
My solution is not to get rid of out of position entirely, but it should apply when the team is hurt by a player being out of position. Apply the out of position penalty only if the player is out of position when the opposing team scores a goal. Also leave the auto positioning button and orange position indicators as a “recommended” position.