A couple of things regarding those images.
· Nothing wrong with using a 4-4-2 formation and instructions using the tactics creator and shouts. No strange/exploitative use of sliders, positions, or save/reloads required.
· AI flaws responsible for the weak teams opponents selected. Inability to assess the risk my team poses. They played very attacking, whilst my team played counter-attacking. This is the main flaw with the reputation system.
Essentially, when people claim "the AI cheats" against them, they couldn't be further from the truth. If anything, the AI cheats itself!
We have a lot more control over things than the AI does. We also have the ability not to make as many illogical choices. We always have the upper hand.