James McFadden believes the new lightweight balls are giving attacking players room to fulfil their craft.
The Scotland striker has taken full advantage in recent weeks for country and club.
McFadden scored a wonder winner for a delirious nation in the victory against France, then helped steer Everton into the group stages of the UEFA Cup with a cool finish.
He told The Daily Mail: "I fancied my chances. It's those balls. They fly everywhere."