Funny to think that PES2019 is still not even 6 months old at the time of writing. It landed on my doormat on August 29th 2018, a week and a bit less than 6 calendar months ago.
I realised this whilst working out how many Master League seasons I would end up playing if PES2019 lasts the full 12 months. It won’t go the distance – there’s a fatigue factor already in play, which will only amplify over the coming weeks. There was a time not too long ago when PES2019 seemed as if it might be my first year-long PES since PES6. Ah, November was a great month…
Season 11 of my Master League in PES2019 has got underway. I have still won nothing on this game. I am still enjoying it more than not, but I suspect that in 2-3 seasons’ time, with the nights really drawing out and Easter in sight, I might be itching to move on.
For that to happen, I need a sense of final closure. What does PES2019 closure mean for me? Ideally, the Premier League title, although the Champions League would probably do just as well. I would find it very difficult to move on from PES2019 without having won one of them.
I didn’t have any money for any new players. I managed to bring in two loanees. Ridiculously, newly-crowned Premier League champions, Fulham, let me take one of their title-winning star players, Stewart Downing, on loan.
This is my entire squad on show below. I include Chelsea’s team sheet here for anyone interested in the signs of their transfer activity over the 11 seasons.Mahrez will surely retire soon. If I was planning to play another 11 seasons after this one, Regen Mahrez would be one of the players I’d look out for.
League form is bad enough that I might already have left myself too much to do to win the League this season.
Here is a shock result from the second match of the season – no way Liverpool were playing like this over the last few seasons:I haven’t had a thumping like that since my very first few seasons of this whole career.
I can’t offer any real excuses. I can’t even say that the AI was especially cheaty. It definitely was somewhat cheaty (how can it not be?), but wasn’t especially so.
That hammering was just one poor result of several at the start of this season. Hangover from last season’s disappointments, I think.
This and many other bad results have left the table looking like this after 6 (SIX) matches:Yes, that is the bottom of the table, with my team 2nd from it. Spurs being below us is quite surprising too.
Results picked up a bit in September, but not greatly so. At least I got a win in the Champions League.
I’m out of the FA Cup as well.
I have a feeling that I will still be in the top 6 of the table come season’s end, but am I starting too far behind to make a title run?
If I am too far behind, it only leaves the Champions League, where things are a bit stinky too. 2 matches played. A definite early warning in Game 1 defeat against Benfica that things are going to be tough. I worked hard for a lovely 2-0 win vs Brondby in Game 2. Game 3 will be at home against the top team in the group – Athletico Madrid.