A quote from the review:
"Addictive Football features a bunch of game-modes including knock-out cups, amateur and pro league and tournaments. All of them are great fun, but the best part of the game is the custom game mode. Using the mode you can create your own team with different skills, it’s great for practicing but even more fun to create a superb team and trash the competition."
From the review it sounds like they had a lot of fun playing it, which is what the game is all about. They also make some good points about the A.I and passing.
I'm currently working on an update (not another one I hear you cry!) which has improved the A.I, especially the defenders, and I've also tweaked the passing of the ball. The passing won't always be perfect as I think that would go against "the real game", in that you can never 100% of the time do a perfect pass.
After a while you will get the hang of it, but the passing part of the game is still extremely hard with an 8-way gamepad.
I also find playing the game more difficult with an 8-way gamepad. If you have a gamepad with analog sticks then I'd suggest using them. It's much easier. My personal preference is the keys though unless I can rig up my old Competition Pro joystick that I used to play Kick Off with.