JOHN BARNES - Prime Icon

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Name John Barnes
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Nation nation England
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Skills 4
Weak Foot 4
Intl. Rep 4
Foot Left
Height 182cm | 6'0"
Weight 76
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Def. WR Med
Att. WR High
Added on 2019-09-05
Origin Prime
R.Face
B.Type Average
DOB 07-11-1963
Pace
90
Acceleration
88
Sprint Speed
91
Shooting
87
Positioning
87
Finishing
88
Shot Power
86
Long Shots
89
Volleys
83
Penalties
73
Passing
85
Vision
85
Crossing
87
FK. Accuracy
87
Short Passing
86
Long Passing
77
Curve
85
Dribbling
91
Agility
85
Balance
77
Reactions
86
Ball Control
92
Dribbling
93
Composure
90
Defending
45
Interceptions
32
Heading Accuracy
75
Def. Awareness
46
Standing Tackle
46
Sliding Tackle
36
Physicality
85
Jumping
72
Stamina
88
Strength
86
Aggression
82
Physical
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ST
87
RW
89
LW
89
CF
88
RF
88
LF
88
CAM
88
CM
82
RM
88
LM
88
CDM
67
CB
60
LB
66
LWB
69
RB
66
RWB
69
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5.0
Extremely Underrated Card
By XBoxKSTA, 22-01-2020

I'll start by saying I used Barnes in a lot of positions, but mainly as an LF, RM, Right ST, and RAM. All Games with a Sniper Chemistry Style.


When FIFA 20's new icons were announced, Barnes' Prime was the one I was most excited for. Pace, Dribbling, Shooting, Physicality. He had it all. I finally last week had enough coins to spare to risk buying and trying Barnes' Prime. I've used his 87 for a good while (~50 games?) and was hoping for an improvement on the mid icons' flaws.


The best comparison I can muster is that of Scream Hulk. However, I hated Hulk's inability to dribble and get into positions to use his rocket left peg. Barnes, however, is the exact opposite. His dribbling is silky smooth, even in poor gameplay conditions. Sure in poor gameplay he felt a tiny bit stiff in the latter half of the game, but so does Messi sometimes. His ability both on and off the ball is top tier, and i believe Barnes to be one of the best value for money cards in the game right now!


Pace wise, he felt as his card suggested. Fast enough to outpace midfielders and center backs, but full-backs such as Semedo and Walker had a habit of catching up. However, as you'll hear later, that's fine. Overall a solid 9/10.


Dribbling is top tier. Not much else to say. He is incredibly agile on the ball and is able to turn quickly to get open shots. 8.5/10, only because in poor gameplay he felt a bit stiff at times when fatigued.


Shooting is Class, outside the box, Inside the box. The man's left foot is lethal. Finesse shots don't always work with Barnes, but any power shot is guaranteed to reach the back of the net. Powerful strike and clinical as hell. 10/10.


Passing wise, he was solid, as an ST/LF you won't really test his passing ability. However, I played 10-20 matches in 442 (2) as a RM. His crossing was superb. Short passes were powerful and accurate. Long passes were surprisingly good, powerful and curved quite a bit (allowing for excellent switch play through balls). 8/10. not Pirlo tier, but suffice for an attacker.


Defending was occasional, but with his 86 strength was able to outpace attackers and get in a solid stand tackle. 6/10, nothing crazy...


Physicality is really the reason why people consider Barnes over Nedved and co. He's built like a brick shithouse. Strong as hell and really, even with poor balance, isn't ever shoved off the ball. TOTY Virgil Van Dijk even struggled to out strength Barnes. 10/10. the only thing ill add is 88 stamina does hinder the card if you play team press a lot. 80+ minutes of team pressing with Barnes definitely killed his ability dribbling wise.


Overall, i really recommend him for his price of ~600k+. he's a class attacker who really does make the game more fun, pace shooting and strength are a combination that's really powerful on a winger. If you're considering getting him from SWAPS 2, id say yes, if you have a good team around him. No matter how good your attackers are, if your midfielders are shite, then he's going to be less effective. Id always recommends a midfielder 1st over an attacker. If you have a good midfield then yes, 19 tokens is a steal.

  • Pace is great, but fast fullbacks will catch up.
  • Strength is outrageous. very few players managed to out strength Barnes.
  • Dribbling is God Tier. Unless he's very fatigued ( don't team press all 90 mins with Barnes).
  • Heading accuracy, whilst not important, wasn't good. Barnes rarely out jumped small fullbacks to allow for clean breakaways.
  • Fatigued dribbling was bad. Avoid the card if you constantly play in poor internet conditions.
Formation: 442-2
Position: ST
Games: 37
GPG: 0.89
APG: 0.38
5.0
Overall
4.5
Value
4.5
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (6/10)
Physicality (10/10)
5.0
Broken Barnes
By ColinVdv, 03-02-2020

So I was desperate for a good solid striker and I bought Barnes with low expectations, I could not have been any more wong. I played him as a striker with mid george best, bernardo silva, and adama traore behind him. He feels like R9 in disguise. My first 10 games with him were in WL, all rage quits before halftime.

The man scored 97 goals and gave 43 assists in 57 games (all rivals and fut champs)

Its the most broken card I have used all year.

When it comes to the pros of this card its quite simple, EVERYTHING is a pro. his shooting with either foot is perfect inside the box (feels like 5* weak foot).

His longshots with his left foot from the edge of the box are going in more often than not as well.

Barnes' passing is an extremely useful thing to have in a striker as well, and is pinpoint accurate.

His dribbling is surprisingly good and even with that 77 balance he felt really smooth on the ball, I hated Cristiano because of his low balance, but it doesn't affect barnes at all.

When it comes to the pace, even without boosting Barnesinho, he still ran past centre backs and fullbacks like they weren't even there.

Last but not least is his physicality, this is what makes him so deadly in the box. He can shield people off very easily, then you just to a fake shot on his left foot and you finesse it into the top corner.

Defending isn't an important stat on a striker in my opinion, however, I have to add that he did intercept a decent bit of balls which resulted in scoring opportunities and goals.

NONE! NADA!

Formation: 4231
Position: ST
Games: 57
GPG: 1.70
APG: 0.75
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (6/10)
Physicality (10/10)
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