deity86 wrote:I'd like to know owenrilla's thoughts also.
There isn't much I would argue with really. It generally seems a decent update with appropriate changes to areas I wasn't sure on so early in the season. The balance change, for example, is about right since he has got used to playing in this league and has learnt to use his strength more. The speed changes were also necessary as it has become clear over the season that he can cover ground at a higher pace than I initially thought.
The only slight fiddling I might have been tempted to do relate to the Stamina, Response and Shot Power. I might have put the stamina a point or so lower than the update based on the impression that by about 2/3 through the season he looked as if he could do with a bit of a rest. That may be a bit harsh or irrelevant but it is from a cautious viewpoint. I might have put the Response to the 80
mentioned in the description but don't have a problem as it is. Shot Power, I am not convinced about. I would have actually gone for a couple of points lower than 84
as there are a few players on the ladders that I don't think should be lower; Graham Alexander (82
) and Segundo Castillo (83
) to name a couple but there aren't that many shots from N'Zonzi I can think of for comparison (apart from hitting the post against West Ham, I think) despite having seen every home match live.
Just to talk in general about him as a player, I think there is more to come from N'Zonzi in certain areas. If he had a bit more freedom (if Grella could stay fit for more than 5 minutes it would help) I think he could add more goals to his game as I get the impression he has the shooting ability but isn't in a position to use it often enough. His passing is generally fairly simple and on occasions when further up the pitch he doesn't always seem to know what to do in terms of a final ball but he has shown glimpses that suggest his long passing is pretty good and hopefully with the confidence of this season behind him, we will see more of this. I would also hope for a bit more of an aerial threat from set pieces. While he has largely been in a protective role this season I think he has the potential to be a very good box-to-box player.