This is a problem that still hasn't been fixed since afl evo 1. Too often I see players in the wrong position and it makes no sense and does my head in. Why is Buddy in the ruck and sometimes in defence? Why is Jake Lloyd on the wing? Isaac Heeney in defence? It never makes sense. I feel like there are two problems that cause this. One of them being the way the interchange works. Sometimes the line-up going into the game will be fine but the interchange will make players go on into the wrong positions. Secondly, the line-up going into the game is wrong to begin with. The auto team line-up is embarrassing to say the least and this applies to both my team and the opposing team in player career as because I'm not the manager I have no control over my own teams line-up.
Another thing is the whole captain problem. I don't know how but this is messed up even though it's more a minor thing since it doesn't affect gameplay. Too many times there is a player that shouldn't be captain who is captain. The auto-selector for captain needs fixing. I feel like it could be fixed by adding a vice-captain option. I'm surprised that isn't a thing already. I noticed in my career that some black guy wearing the number 92 was the captain of the bulldogs AFL team.
A problem that makes no sense in career mode is the way time works. Do I have a time machine? I play a game in the NEAFL in August and the next week I'm in the AFL in June at an earlier stage in the season. The week after this I'm dropped back to the NEAFL after being the best on ground in the AFL (another problem that makes no sense) and I'm back in August playing my second last game of the NEAFL season. After playing a not so good game in the NEAFL I get put back into the AFL (wtf? - and I'm back in June). I play a not so good game where I would expect to be dropped and I'm kept in the team (again wtf?). Now the NEAFL season has ended and my only chances of getting games for the year are in the AFL because that season is far from over.
Switching between leagues as a result of being dropped and promoted as a player also doesn't make much sense in another way. There's always about 5 players that follow me where I go. The same 5 players who appear in the NEAFL and AFL team every week I play. There's no way that 5 players get dropped and put in the AFL team at the same time every time.
A minor thing on the fixturing is that the days are one day ahead of what they should be. In the game there is 1 night game on Friday (should be Thursday if there is a Thursday game), 1 night game on Saturday, 4/5 games on Sunday and 3 games on Monday. Please fix.
This is just the beginning of my problems but these ones would go a long way to improving the game. I just want to see the game get better