There are more important issues than his shooting stats, in my opinion. His balance most certainly has to come up, he can certainly hold his own against the bigger wingers in the Premiership and is by no means a pushover, he could certainly go up to at least an 80 value, if not one higher. His stamina has also been touched upon, and I would certainly support a raise in that area, he has a very good ability to keep moving down the flank right to the very end of games, the ladder has a fair amount of tweaking that could be done, but I feel he could quite fairly sit on an 88, one below Matty Etherington.
His agility needs to come up too, his twists and turns are not only a help when keeping up with wingers clever tricks in defence, but also on the offence. One only has to look how he confuses his marker with clever changes of direction to find free space, although this can sometimes be misinterpreted as attacking intelligence. His DA could come up by a bit too, not too much, I was only thinking about two points, as he doesn't have the complete lack of control as say, Djibril Cisse, when he is running with the ball (although one could argue the case that he should be even lower) his DS could also come up to about 82, as he Baines keeps a decent level of speed whilst on the ball. All his passing stats could do with some tweaking if I'm honest, his link up play with midfielders is very good and I don't need to mention how good his crossing has been this year, I say we could up his SPA by one, and SPS by three, making him ever so slightly better in the speed department than Keiran Gibbs.
His crossing is arguably even more in need of a boost, I don't know the exact total of assists this year, but I'm sure it's a fairly high number, and the vast majority of those will have come from his crosses from the left flank, his crosses really are of the highest quality and have a very good deal of accuracy behind them, I could certainly see him sitting level with Bosingwa for his long passing stats, but his LPA and LPS on an 84 and 85 respectively. I'm also surprised his FKA has stayed this low for so long, even at Wigan he was known as a decent set-piece taker and often troubled goalkeepers with his free-kicks. I could see his FKA sitting at an 82 value, and his curling at 85, and that's not only for the dip he gets on his free-kicks, it's also the fantastic swing and bend he gets on his crosses, I could quite happily see him go a few points higher than 85. His header and jump could also be raised, he's not completely incapable in the air. I could see his header and jump each going up 3 points.
His mentality was touched upon by Deity, and once again I feel it is a valid point. Like most of the Everton team, Baines has a good work-rate, he keeps fighting until the end and has little trouble coping with fatigue, I could see him sitting on an 82/83 value which would put him either on par with Figueora and Mears, or Sagna and Belhadj, depending on the valuation. Furthermore his team work is also worth raising, I mentioned previously how good his link up play and crossing was, and quite a large percentage of this is not only his passing ability, but his vision. His ability to spot a pass, his decision making of knowing where a player is going to run into and then on top of that, have the actual ability in his feet to make it happen, in this area he shouldn't be too far off the top of the SB ladder and could easily sit at an 83 valuation, on par with Evra and Young, if not higher. As far special abilties and cards, I feel both his current cards could go, he sometimes now has a tendency to cut inside and whilst Baines' long range shooting is generally good, he doesn't exhibit it often enough to warrant the star/card, in my opinion. I do however feel he could qualify for 'Overlapping Run' due to his fantastic burst forwards in order to support the winger which he has showed countless times this season, as well as 'Early Cross', which is fairly self explanatory.
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