Thanks for your quick response.No, I think this happened in FM12 too.
This is what's troubling me. Just to mention I am using the demo here and now I can't check how it is in the full game.
I've chosen a fixed combination of Style-Strategy (e.g. Balanced-Standard although it happens with every combination of Style-Strategy). I am looking at my AML-IF and it happens with both Support and Attack duties: only the Strategy and player's Role and Duty determines the player's Passing style and it can't change no matter what I choose from Team instructions Passing style - Short, Default or Direct?! This happens with most of the roles I checked (haven't checked all of them cause it's very time consuming) but not with all (e.g. CM-D/S or CD).
What I want is to play with more attacking (Control or Attacking) strategy but I also want my IF (Support or Attack) to have passing style between mixed (in the middle) and short. Naturally I choose Short passing style but instead of being reduced it's still fixed. It's only possible to do what I want with manually adjusting the player's Passing style which is ridiculous! I have to to that for all the players that are affected! And if I change the Strategy I have to adjust them all...?! Is this a bug or what? Do you know what do I have to do to deal with this?