That busy week I thought was going to happen last week, is happening this week. So today’s post is somewhat short.
I did have a mini-compilation of goals from the middle portion of Season 9 ready to go – here it is:
Some nice goals in there, if I do say so myself.
That Palacio goal at the end is a long-ranger. Maybe not the longest of long-rangers, but still a long-ranger. And see the long central run from the halfway line that leads up to it? It is the only goal of its kind that I have scored in PES2017.
I’m through to the Europa League semis, where I will meet Frankfurt. Another German team. The Europa League is my white whale in nuPES. I either harpoon it this season, right now, or never.
Here’s the current league table after 33 matches:
I was 5 points clear in 1st at one point, but of course a mysterious draw and a defeat have now made it ‘exciting’. My goal-scoring is on a par with the other leading teams for the first time in PES2017, thanks to goals from crosses and corners.
There was a big retirement announcement:
Yes, fellow Jarvis-lovers. One of the best of PES2017’s Defaults is retiring on me. I know that if I had my PES2017 time again I’d forgo all the samey strikers who’ve come and gone, and just stick with Jarvis and other supposedly lesser players, so it’s a regretful moment.
PES2017 had a few rocky weeks with me recently. It seemed that no-fouls and poor individuality had ground the general experience down to a kind of grey mush. Every match seemed more or less the same button-grinding blur. But the game is now back up to hovering around the 8/10 level as an overall experience.
Mainly that’s thanks to the advent of goals from crosses and corners. Scoring goals always does help a football game to thrive and grow dimensions. I still deplore that early-press crossing mechanic. It’s a very un-PESlike way of doing things. But it’s oddly working to revive my interest during these twilight weeks of PES2017.
Normal business should be resumed Tuesday with my usual 700-ish words wall of text. I should also have finished Season 9 by then and have started Season 10 – definitely the last.