Back for Round 2 with FUT Future Stars this week and with Round 1 already a knockout with Curtis Jones… it provided the opportunity to look at one of the cheapest cards I have reviewed in a while… FFS Jonathan David. If you follow me on Twitter: @IVIaeNine then you probably guessed this review was coming but might be surprised by the results. While Central Canada experienced a cold snap this past week that saw temperatures drop to as low -50 °F | -45.56 °C (lower with the wind chill) there was nothing chilly about Jonathan David’s performance over this past weekend. This card has to go down as one of the most intriguing reviews and price points that I have witnessed, period. Hopefully, over the course of this review, I can shine some light on my experience… and what an experience it was. I immediately went with the FINISHER chemistry style to bolster the Dribbling and Finishing before setting Jonathan David loose in the 4-4-2 & 4-2-2-2 formations. David might have the friendly Canadian 28 AGGRESSION on the outside… but in-game he tore opponents apart for fun all weekend in the following squad:
If you have followed my reviews this year then you will know that this is not the normal order of things. Normally, I provide an overview of my rating at this point, while addressing the Value/Coins further into the review after discussing some of the players' statistics and attributes. But this couldn’t wait. 100k! … 100k! That is not a typo, I simply can not believe it. This has to be the best value for the card in the game hands down. I was floored when it was 200k, and now I am in utter disbelief. Just simply compare this card to Base Butragueno (950k) and it is eerie how similar they are. Yes, I am a believer that ICONs have hidden statistics.. but I have used Base Butra and I am not sold that I would take him over David, it is that close, but what isn’t close is their price tags. Maybe the league and nation caused many to not be interested in fitting David into squads? But even then the price is laughable and I must be missing something.
Main Attribute – Shooting
Shooting Rating: 9.5/10
Weak Foot: * * * * *
With 99 FINISHING, 95 SHOT POWER & 5 STAR WEAK FOOT it was no surprise that Jonathan David was able to fill the net consistently throughout the weekend. 27 goals in 20 matches is a quality return and in general, I found David to be clinical in the box when presented with chances. The precision on both feet was fantastic and there was no difference in the way that he struck a ball with either foot. The one and only negative keeping David from a full 10/10 would be his 77 LONG SHOTS and in general, he struggled from beyond 18 yards. While even some of my more adept long shot takers in my squad still struggle from distance in FIFA 21… David was particularly poor in this department.
Main Attribute – High/High Work Rate
Work Rate: High/High
Jonathan David was forever the man in motion this weekend and the quality of the runs he provides was noticeable. While I apply the Get in Behind instructions to my strikers in both the 4-4-2 and 4-2-2-2 formations… that doesn’t mean that they always do it. However, with David, he picked up on a lot of the cues and engaged perfectly when I was creating attacks. If you watch the video it is just a montage of David picking up the perfect areas to exploit my opponent, and then having the quality to reward the chances created. Everything about this card just seems balanced right to produce goals and for me, it all begins with his work rates and positioning… while his stamina lets him produce these movements all game long.
Good vs. Bad
Good vs Bad Rating: 5/5
13 assists in 20 matches brought David to a goal contribution average of 2.0 and while playing alongside EOAE Rooney helped, David still had to play the passes to make it happen. Honestly, I thought this might be an area of concern, but in the end, it was a non-issue with 86 SHORT PASSING doing the business throughout the weekend. Honestly, even the 83 STRENGTH with this card was enough to get the job done as there are seriously only minimal weaknesses to point out in David’s game. In the end, it will be the 3 STAR SKILLS that seals David’s fate in the minds of a lot of FUT Managers … but otherwise this card is well-rounded in the crucial areas for a striker in FIFA 21.
IFor 100k what do you have to lose? Honestly, when a review is this cheap in price it is difficult to justify the work that goes into it when most FUT Managers could just bring a card like David into their squads for minimal cost… and sell for minimal tax loss if it doesn’t work out. However, given the current price of this card, I feel like this review serves more of an opportunity to put the Canadian on the radar and let you know that this diamond in the rough exists and is a serious producer. Maybe the links are holding some back, but I can think of a lot of worse super subs than one with a 5 STAR WEAK FOOT and 90+ Pace, Shooting & Dribbling. If you have tried the Crazy Canuck let me know your experiences in the comments. Hoping you are safe and well. Cheers for reading.
Yes we are comparing him to the rat himself because thats who he will end up replacing in alot of peoples teams, first of all he is very well priced given his card stats and his strong links with losc lille doing bits in both ligue 1 and europa league. Meanwhile in game this guy is a machine but 1 aspect of his game stops him from being godly... He is rapid, extremely good at dribbling and has a knack for making really good runs to and away from the ball with his high/high workrates. Meanwhile he has the ability to hold up the play and win aerial balls on the near post from corners in a very ronaldesque sort of way defying gravity just this man is 5 foot 10 which makes it even more impressive... but that 1 main issue is that 1 star missing in the skill move category, if he had that then it would make all the difference, unfortunately what couldve been didnt come to fruition, now having 3 star isnt a deal breaker but it does make him feel clunky when executing skill moves but despite that, he is a phenomenal card and i have some gameplay/footage of him if you guys want to go out see for yourself what he is all about! (1) OMFG THE CANADIAN BEN YEDDER!?! 86 DAVID FUTURE STARS PLAYER REVIEW!!! Fifa 21 - YouTube
Dribbling is next level *with complications*
Passing is incredible on both feet
High/High work-rates is perfect when he is fast to break the line and can hold up the play physically and distribute the ball with precision
Aerial Ability is unrivaled when you compare him to other players his height
Price is actually surprisingly good value for what you are getting in return
I used Jonathan David at the start of the game and loved his card, eventually my team got better and he didn't fit what I had but I bought his OTW in the hopes of a usable card in the future. After months of disappointment, I sold that card and moved on... until this bad boy was released. This card is crazy good. His price is so undervalued because of the links and the fact most people prefer Mbappe from Ligue 1.
I am in Div 2-3 (I float between both depending on what type of day i'm having) and since I got this card I haven't lost a rivals game. 6 games, 13 goals, 3 assists. Not the craziest on paper but for a striker with a partner it's great. He is genuinely fast, he feels nimble which I wasn't expecting and his shooting is crazy. I use an engine and I think it's perfect for him and I haven't considered putting any other chem style on him. Another thing that surprised me was his heading ability. The high jumping and heading accuracy combines for a striker that scores from corners. The one downside is obviously his 3* skills, A lot of people will see this as the deciding factor but I've surrounded him with skillful players and the ball roll he has combined with his crazy change of pace kills my opponents Varanes and Gomezs.
I sold a few players to afford this card, and I somehow managed to snipe him for 157k however i'd happily pay 300k+ for this card
He is a beast, he can perfectly shoot whit both feet (5 W*F*) he has really good positioning and every shot is a goal his stamina, jumping and heading helps a lot. He has like the non nerfed step over and really good bride and has a lot of speed
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