Weak foot on birthday cards are definitely messed up. Whilst I scored plenty with birthday Griezmann's right foot, I realised that finesse shots don't work with it (they come out incredibly weak) and outside foot shots don't trigger with the 'weak' foot. Only standard shots work. So yeah, bad programming, I think.
I was getting frustrated this weak and ended up buying gold Neymar, Mbappe and 87 Ben Yedder, dropping Suarez and Aguero.
As ever, I ended Gold 1. Elite 3 seems unreachable at the moment. I think a lot of it is down to only better players playing now, meaning fewer easy games. I messaged quite a few of my opponents and all were either Gold 1 or Elite+, and the harder games started from about 5 wins.