Lockdown. Without further ado, I give you… my last review of FIFA 20. At some point, we had to lower the curtain on yet another installment of FIFA, and my 75th review seemed like the right time. SEVENTY-FIVE REVIEWS! It seems impossible to think but we have looked at a lot of cards, played a ton of matches, and typed an enormous amount of words. Truth be told I wanted Moments Kane to be my last review and really felt like a 90 pace Kane would be insane. However, after only finding 3 matches in 2 hours of searching in Div 1 Rivals I just simply did not have the time or energy to get him in. Which, as a side note is a ridiculous system and yet another example of revamping needed for FIFA 20. Back on topic … while the Kane debacle was frustrating I did get a chance to review a card I have been meaning to try for some time now in Liverpool legend Prime Moments Sir Kenny Dalglish. I applied the HAWK chemistry style for the obvious benefits and deployed Dalglish as the right ST in my 4-4-2 formation. In the end King Kenny reigned supreme all weekend in the following squad:
I have not shied away from the fact that RTTF Mason Greenwood has been my favorite card this year in FIFA. Regrettably, a Man United player but I just can’t get away from the fact that the card is insane and brings me a lot of joy to use. The key with Greenwood is the goals; Greenwood can hit them from distance, swivel and fire in the box, scores with his right, scores with his left, scores with his head, and apparently scores in Iceland as well. After kick-starting my Dalglish review alongside Greenwood I was prepared to have the Englishman outscore Kenny; but I was dead wrong. If anything, the fortunes were reversed as Greenwood often played supplier while Dalglish continued to fill the net. In the end Kenny bagged 25 goals and 10 assists in 20 matches … eclipsing the 20 goals in 20 matches from Greenwood. If I am honest I should have had a larger goal total with Dalglish, if not for taking 5 matches to really get the hang of the card and how to use him properly. First, I was sprinting WAY too much as the card is actually not nearly as pacey as advertised… 99 ACCELERATION is nowhere near that in-game but once you actually get going the 95 SPRINT SPEED feels more accurate. The key is to avoid those foot races as Dalglish will lose the majority of them… instead, use the ridiculous dribbling to open up space and reap the rewards of the chances you create. 90+ across the board in the dribbling category which results in Dalglish being one of the best cards I have used on the ball in tight spaces.
Linkability Rating: 4.5/5
ICONs write themselves in this category… it truly is nice to throw an ICON into the mix to make everyone gel. FIFA 20 has not been kind to ICONs in terms of quality, with many underperforming and borderline unusable. Thankfully Dalglish is not one and I really enjoyed taking this card out for the Weekend League spin.
End Game Strength
End Game Strength Rating: 5/5
I want to continue the dribbling conversation as one of the best things about this card on the ball is the strength. Even when defenders did get close enough to tackle Kenny, as long as the ball was tight to his feet, the shielding and ball protection was impressive and led to some excellent goals. Again, this took me a few matches to understand… but once I laid off of the sprint trigger it was a whole new game and Dalglish bullied himself to goal after goal in the box.
Value/Coins & Good vs. Bad
Value/Coins Rating: 4.5/5
Good vs Bad Rating: 5/5
1.4 million is a lot to pay for any card at this stage in the game. I do think that Dalglish is worth the coins, but there are just soooo many options to choose from that are 10% of the cost. However, one area that King Kenny does outshine a lot of other options is in the shooting department. With the HAWK chemistry applied you are at all 99 rated statistics except for 93 LONG SHOTS. Even then the long shots with this card are potent with both feet and the 5 STAR WEAK FOOT is about as true of an example as I have used. One interesting observation came from comparing Greenwood and Dalglish all weekend… as I started to notice that Greenwood hits the ball with crazy velocity and always looks like he is going to rip the net apart as the ball flies into the top bin. While Dalglish has more of finesse to his shooting and the ball just seems to float out of the keepers reach time and time again. Both effective, just different ways of going about it.
I have mentioned the pace as an issue and that cannot be denied. There are certainly ways around it as I have demonstrated (in the video) and spoke about in this review. However, if you like your strikers with a healthy dose of quickness and pace then I would suggest you steer clear of this card. Otherwise, he is just about perfect and the passing is no exception.
If it isn’t obvious Dalglish is a killer and truly lives up to the King Kenny title. I recommend giving him a run out if you want to try a different style of player (yet, still effective) than the pace fueled meta. In closing, I just wanted to say a few words to all of you reading this final review. I just wanted to say thank you! Whether you read all 75… are reading for the first time… interacted in the comments… or followed me on Twitter: @IVIaeNine … again, I just want to say thank you. The FUTBIN community is one of the best out there; writing these reviews and being a part of it is such an honor. I also want to thank all of the people at FUTBIN for their help, support and giving me a lot of free rein to make these reviews what I want. With that, I will announce that they are not sick of me yet and are bringing me back for reviews at the start of FIFA 21, which I am really looking forward to. Now I will draw a line under this review and sign off for the last time in FIFA 20 … one last time, THANK YOU! Stay safe, stay healthy and I can’t wait to see you all again in a month to continue the grind. Cheers for reading.
This is the first time I'm actually taking my time to write and post a review about a player and the reason behind this is that there has been plenty of players in FIFA 20 that I felt were really good but didnt make me scratch my head and think, how in the world did that shot get in the goal, but this guy, he's a completely different beast. What is really important to mention is that I am fully aware of the fact that about 90% of the player base cannot afford this card but ignoring the price point for a quick moment, if you are a Dalglish fan, or a Liverpool fan, or for some reason you like reading reviews on incredibly overpriced FIFA Cards then I welcome you to this review!
The backstory of me actually trying him out is not actually that I am a fan of him or that I had milions of coins laying around that I just decided to splash. Was really hoping for a Red 90 Son to go into my team but obviously knowing how the Red Picks work, I got the opposite of what I wanted, but then the packs came in super clutch. I open the pack on the web app and see the white little boxes appear and instantly the euphoria kicks in as I quickly realise it was an Icon. Right after I realised that it was an Icon I had about a second to wish for one of the top valued Icons in the game and somehow FIFA didn't dissapoint for the first time this year. I procedeed to try to sell him for about two days but since I play on PC it was quite hard to sell him for a decent price, so I ended up to keep him in my team and actually give him a shot at proving himself and holy shit he surprised me.
Pace - Dalglish has a base stat of 92 pace which is definitely good enough for some people but I though't I'd give him the Hawk Chem style to boost it up a little and WOW, I did not regret it. He was rapid, and won the sprint duel in almost all cases. I was happily surprised with how rapid he was, but I must say that the 93 Agility definitely had it own impact on how rapid he felt, because he was damn quick.
Shooting - I've tried multiple elite finishers in this game and wow Dalglish blew me away on this one once again. He was able to shoot from any angle or with his back turned to the goal and still always managed to find the back of the net with his shots. He is a complete animal in the box, but that does not mean that you should give him space outside of it, because he is almost as lethal outside the box aswell. Lets pick a random number of 100 shots, and I can promise you that out of the 100 shots taken, maybe 5 were missed in total, and those were at complete crap angles or just really badly misstimed by me. There was no goalkeeper that was able to stop this beast. We all can agree that Ter-Stegen is the most META goalkeeper in the game, but if you ask Dalglish then I bet he'd say that we are wrong, because there is no such thing as a META goalkeeper to him. If he feels like it, he will score. One of the most important things with his shooting is how freaking clutch he is. The moments in the box where you just pray for something to finally get in so you can avoid playing extra time, well Dalglish will definitely step up in those moments and deliver.
Passing - His passing was really good for somebody with an overall of 80 passing. He managed to grab a few assist here and there, but since I was so in love with Dalglish over the games I played with him I almost always prefered to pass to him so that he could grab the goal instead of some other players. I am not 100% sure how good he would be at CAM, but for a lone striker he definitely has good enough passing.
Dribbiling - Holy crap he is good on the ball. The ball is like glue to his feet, and it almost reminds me of how good Messi's dribbling is. Having both Messi and Dalglish in the same team really gives me a perspective of how good his ball control is but also how rapid and how well he just changes the direction. He is incredible in the box because of the dribbling because he will almost always get out of sticky positions against elite defenders.
Defending - Nothing to say
Physicality - He's not the strongest, but his stamina is really good, even though I almost always chose to pass to Dalglish as it was so much fun using him, he still managed to be able to play at the top level for the whole 90 minutes. His jumping is also pretty good but since he is so short, I dont really recommend crossing the ball to him for headers.
Packed this bad boy in a mega pack i got out of division rivals rewards. Ofc i put him in my team and OMG he's good. Hes pace and dribbling is really, really good. outrun almost every defender in the game. But the best part is hes shooting. in the first match i played with him he scored 5 goals. half of them was'nt even chances i just pressed the shootbutton and somehow it went in. just shoot with him and it will be a goal. in my opinion he's the best finisher in the game. on paper he isnt but when you try him out you will understand. he is the GOD of shooting. even better then like R9 and eusebio moment. i've used both in draft and to me daglish shooting is much better. A bonus with this card is the 5 star WF. in this game its one of the most important stuff you can have. i does'nt matter witch foot your shooting with it will result in a goal. if this card would have 5 star SM it would cost like 8 miil to be honest. but for me it does'nt matter, i dont use any skills that requires 5 star SM.
5 stars WF
he could have more stamina but for me it work just fine, just put him on stay forward and you will be good to go.
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