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Haha, great first touch, but then can't do anything with the ball after You're right though, he was a decent player for Feyenoord. Was their main man from what I remember although I could be wrong. I don't watch Japanese football regularly so I can't really comment on what he is like now, but these are some really low stats like you say..
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One can't convince me he declined THAT much since those days, when he was just 23/24 years old. Whilst he may have declined that much physically, he never was and never will be a stupid player in team-moves and I am pretty sure he still has that killer end-ball and superb vision in his system.
A value or two were quickly adjusted while I was building the ladders but it's time to re-do the stats and give him an urgently needed update.
I don't see how's he is inferior to Endo (who has 76), I'd go for a 75 since he is played CMF.
While he had shown a good involvement at defensive tasks, such value might undermine his attacking potential, a 63 is more suitable since he is placed in a relatively deep position anyway at club's level. (It indirectly favors defense).
He can play full games and finish them at a pretty good shape, I can understand this rating a couple of months ago (originally had a 75/76 in his Bundi set) but now I would go for a conservative 80 as he is fully fit again. We shall see by the end of the season if it needs a further increase.
Top Speed: 76 Acceleration: 77 Response: 78
Seems fair to me for now. Probably the areas where he declined the most. I'd just make it the other way around. (acc/spd).
Dribble Accuracy: 77 Dribble Speed: 77
He is a great dribbler, not the guy who *runs* with the ball looking for 1 Vs 1 situations with defenders, more of the guy who dribbles to retain possession of the ball when pressured and make a pass in a good condition (TD), default rating of 84 is fair, 1 point bellow Honda and Nakamura. I'd also lower his DS to 75/76.
Short Pass Accuracy: 79 Short Pass Speed: 78 Long Pass Accuracy: 75 Long Pass Speed: 78
Well, even the 15 years old Ono was a better passer than this...In the fact, no one can rival his passing skills in the league except perhaps the two Nakamura (Kengo & Sunshuke) and Endo. A small touch of his feet and it's a 1-on-1 situation with the GK for his teammates, just like that, as simple as it's written..How could he even possibly have the playmaking star with such a limited passing stats ? His playmaking skills are as good as they used to be if not better thanks to his valuable experience !!
Well his shots (especially from distance) are deadly accurate yet quite powerful. Look at his goal in the highly entertaining game vs Kashima this season :
One of the cleanest strikes you'll get to see on a football pitch. Even if Sogahata was given a second chance right after this one, he probably won't be able to stop it. That was a laser-guided missile.
Do you think he would be able to score such a lob just using his outside with a 70 in SA ?
Free Kick Accuracy: 70
Ono is a nice dead-ball specialist who scored several FKs during his career which makes him qualify for a 80/81 at least.
While it's not a bad value, Ono was and still the best technician Japan's ever had, he is clearly above Honda and better technically than what H. Nakata ever was.
Team Work: 77
77 for a maestro of the caliber of Rosicky ? I'd go for a 82 since he is still new to his club/teammates but he has already shown he deserves more.
Injury Tolerance: C Condition/Fitness: 5 Consistency: 5
As someone who has been successively subject to several career threatening injuries, someone who haven't played a FULL season in recent years until 2010, a rating of 4 in condition/C injury is fully justified. He is pretty consistent though.
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7 Weak Foot frequency: 7
Well, he would literally amaze you with his what he can accomplish with his left foot, Ono is a naturally double footed player, but that's so typical of Japanese/Korean midfielders. At the other hand, he doesn't use it as frequently as his regular one.