The match engine is killing the game (simple rant).
1) Poor marking lead to poor defending against crossing and long ball
What I have seen in the match is the defenders does not mark the opposition, and regularly misjudge the oncoming cross or long ball. Its probably problem on the marking because most of the time I have up both my central defender marking and closing down the same player and ignoring the other one, leaving the opponent with clear chance of scoring from through ball. (Yeah I tried all combination, press more and zonal marking, stand off more, all kind of combination).
However this only happen to the user, I rarely see any AI/computer doing any defensive mistake.
The marking has led to poor defending against crossing.
2) Closing down and defenders tackling the opposition
These two also have been ruined. I cannot see any defenders hassle the opponent (maybe the aggression of the player is too low? but it is not). It would have been good if the defenders mark the opponent tightly and maintain their defense line' and shape.
3) Too many long shot and no through ball. Problem in build up play?
This is probably the most common rant over this ME. The players are running around, and holding up the ball, the pass it to the other player for them just to long shot. It is also probably when the player sees no other way to go through the defence, they tend to shoot. It would have been better is they just keep passing around (if their long shot is set to rarely) until a chance come and pass the ball back down.
Love this game, been playing it for years, love the other new features on FM2013 . I think its the the first time I feel so frustrated with the ME (and write this).
But i trust the SI team can fix this as they usually do