Today we'll be reviewing the brand new FUTTIES Winner Jack Butland.

Surely to everyone's suprise, the Stoke City and England keeper managed to beat PSG's Kevin Trapp along with fellow BPL goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, and has secured this specific 86-rated FUTTIES Winner SBC object.

The SBC is not too difficult to complete, so don't be shocked to view him in 28 from the 30 Weekend League video games you play next end of the week.


I used Butland inside following squad:


I used Butland for 12 games within the WL, and here are your stats after these games:

Games: 12

Goals/Assists: 0/0 (TBH he did play as objective keeper, so it's not a poor return)

Goals conceded: 15

Clean sheets: 5


I think my knowledge with FUTTIES Winner Butland can be summed up with his performance from the first game I used him in. He struggled to hook my opponents first opportunity on target, and celebrated catching it if you take a huge step into his own net. He then attempted to be able to punch the ball obvious, but only hit it as far as the back of Joe Smalling's head, and then lay hopelessly on the ground as the ball rolled to the back of my web.

Finally, he decided that the best method in the 90th second, when I was 3-2 upward, was to come asking out at an on-rusing Heung-Min Child, and then throw themselves at his feet, only for Son to be able to coolly step past him or her, and try to dribble the ball to the net (Smalling came up big and undertaken him from behind to create the clearance, and secure me the actual win).

The first thing you should notice in his stats is that in the 12 games he played, he kept 5 clean up sheets, but still conceded 15 goals. This equates to him conceding 15 goals in only 7 games, including one game exactly where he let in 5 ambitions (I won which game 7-5 in extra time, but if it had not been for a lot good fortune, I would have conceded at the very least 5 more). That is a shocking statistic, especially for a goalkeeper of Butland's notoriety. He would somehow scrape a cleansheet in a game, and then let in two over the following.

In real-life football, most saves go something similar to this: the keeper sees the particular opponent lining up for that shot, anticipates where it should go, decides on the easiest way to save it, and then executes of which save.

This 86-rated Butland did things somewhat differently.

He added an extra step on the process -- right immediately after he saw the opportunity, he took a moment to manufacture a crucial decision. He decided whether he will play like the Jack Butland we all believe and love, or if he would definitely forget everything he ever come across being a keeper. If he chose this latter, he'd stick out a bad arm, or dive the completely wrong way, or just drop to the pitch and pretend he's someplace else.

I'm not saying that is something that Butland is alone in doing. Goalkeeping was pretty broken this holiday season; the mechanics, decision-making and animations tend to be inconsistent and unreliable, with keepers pulling off unbelievable reflex saves while being not able to get down to stop a pea-roller. This is why you will find so many differing opinions on goalkeepers this season -- I know those who swear by Alex McCarthy coming from Southampton, as well as those who have found TOTS David De Gea for being useless.

There are a number of keepers who are less prone to these bouts of stupidty, with the rest ones being virtually unusable. Butland's 82-rated item was one of those handful of keepers. That's the reason he was (nevertheless is) a visitor attractions of Weekend League groups, and the reason why he holds his goalkeeping spot against a lot of higher-rated keepers.

This 86-rated item, at least in the particular games I used him or her, was a completely various story. He was awful. I'm not going in order to sugarcoat it: there are no phrases for how disappointed My partner and i was.

One of the only good stuff I can say relating to this item was that this individual was consistent in his / her performances -- consistently awful, that is. Even the games in which he kept clean linens, he was lucky to not concede; off-the-line clearances, shots coming off the particular woodwork, and some of the very least clinical finishing I've observed this year were a lot of the reasons he didn't concede twice up to he did.

He did make a few impressive saves, but they were few in number. What really got to me was these super saves often came inside the back end of games where he previously already conceded many targets, or in games where I was numerous goals ahead that the idea didn't matter. However, when the chips were being down, he rarely delivered.

I would go as a result of his item stats, by there is zero point in doing that will, because we all learn keepers rarely perform for their stats. His diving was especially bad, with this item being completely incompetent at stopping low shots. He was also incompetent at stopping shots that went all around his body, preferring to flap his arms and check out ground. His reflexes were still top notch, allowing him to accomplish some wonder saves via close range, and he was essentially unbeatable from outside the box. His handling was crap, and he spilled more shots than he trapped. His positioning was equally trash; there were times when he was until now away from the ball that he wouldn't have been able to reach it even in the event that he dived. His kicking was reliable, probably because of everything that practice from kicking the ball beyond his own net.

I'm fully aware that it review doesn't make lots of sense. How can an 86-rated type be worse than the 82-rated version? Personally, I think it passes down to two factors: The first was i was expecting so very much from him; Butland's 82-rated item would be the best keeper I've used in 2010 (besides Van der Sar), and this 86-rated item has received a tremendous boost, so I was expecting him becoming a game-changer. Second, I have always viewed the 82-rated item using rose-tinted glasses, often overlooking his mistakes because he was thus darn good. But with this piece, I just didn't experience that magic, and so I would not sweep his issues under the rug. Maybe if I went back to his 82-rated, I'd notice these inadequacies, but after this expertise, I'm not using Butland again this year.

I'm sure that other folks will have different activities with him, which is why When i wish EA released a choice to try him from loan. But based on our experience, I would suggest anyone save those Fut Coins as well as items for another FUTTIES SBC.

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