You're totally right !
The tutorial is really weak, doesn't explain much !
The game is very nice though, easy controls, etc... But once you start the first match on your own... Well, you try to apply what you've learn in the tutorial and ooh surprise it doesn't work !
No, instead you lose the ball, the opposing team gets it and surround the player with the ball with plenty of other players and move towards the line and score !
I've tried many times to take a really strong fighting team and fight against a weak one with HUGE differences... But no... it just doesn't work ! There's something I don't understand at all in that game !
I tried a couple games but after a while I was so frustrated, I just deleted the game from my computer ! The manual is just way too heavy to understand and I don't have the patience right now to read it and understand it fully
I'm sure the game must be pretty good and a lot of interesting stuff but learning it is just hellish ! I feel like I'm in front of X-Reunion once more ! Trust me, war of magic is just far from it, WoM is really easy to understand next to Blood Bowl, in WoM, you play 2 or 3 games and that's it, you understand how it works by yourself, it's pretty intuitive in the end... but Blood Bowl, compare it to X unless you're a board game player who has already a lot of knowledge about the game.
If you have some patience and time, ya, I would say go for it because I'm sure the game has a lot to offer and once you master it, it just must be really enjoyable... A bit like X. But I spent already too much time on X to learn to play slightly correctly so start over on Blood Bowl ? Nah, I'm not ready yet ! lol
If you want a football game, take Chaos league instead, it's easier to control and to understand ! The teams and the options are all interesting and it's just a pleasure ! Blood Bowl has been created for fans of the board game who already know everything about it without thinking about the poeple who barely start it.