This game is great but has received some bad reviews from people regarding frame-rate issues.
All I can say is if you are using a HD telly, set it to 720i mode and the offline gameplay is smoooooooooth !!!(replays excluded).
Konami slowly but surely seem to be ironing out the lagging issues in online play too.
I recommend you buy this game now - if you have a HD telly. Ignore all those people who instantly jumped on the bandwagon and knocked this game. They are probably still using bobbins tv's.
It's the No.1 footy game on PS3. End Of.