4 cracking goals to show off today. It feels like a very long time since I had a ‘WOW’ moment when scoring in PES2019 – and then 4 ‘WOW’ moments came along in the space of two short sessions at the start of Season 12.
Boring stuff first: Season 12 has started very well – 5 wins on the bounce in the League:
This was the updated Team Ranking after last season’s 2nd-place finishes in League and Champions League:
40th in the game world as a whole feels about right. In previous nuPES MLs, I was easily number 1 by this stage, so this has to be seen as progress in one small direction. Overall, nuPES ML remains severely crippled of course.
This is the Squad I’ll be fighting at least the first half of Season 12 with:
Buonanotte is now a first-choice player. ‘The Shimizu of PES2019’ is not an idle nickname.
I brought in 3 Loanees to bulk out my numbers: Lobato, Shaqiri, and Boateng, at CB above. I still have a massive wages bill deficit and cannot bring in new players.
And so the season started. New kits courtesy of PESFX’s Paul. The new Home kit is visible at the top of the post, sported by the fantastic Captain Castledine. He’s 31 this season. Where does the time go?
And just above we see Forlan showing off the new Away kit, a homage to Coventry City’s famous-notorious ‘excrement kit’ of old. This 2019 version is a lot less offensive than that kit was, and in motion (as seen in a couple of the imminent goals vids) it looks lovely IMO.
And now for those goals vids.
First, two goals from the same match, an early season encounter vs Southampton.
Casteldine’s opening 30-yarder was my first true long-ranger on PES2019 since last calendar year. Then, like late buses, moments later Buonanotte gets a slightly-less-far-out carbon-copy of the same goal. Bad day for this virtual keeper:
I was happy with those two, particularly the first one, as regular readers can imagine. Nearly every box was ticked as to the kinds of goals that I try to score and love to score more than any other. A PES where such goals are literally impossible would never be PES.
That emboldened me to go back to trying lots of crazy things. Next up, just a match or two later, was a wonderful power volley from that man again, Castledine – here in the Away kit:
I play Castledine as a central AMF, just a notch or two short of being an SS, which puts him at the heart of most things.
At the moment where I have my GK bowl the ball out to my RB, Enache, I glanced at the radar at the bottom of the screen and saw one of my yellow dots making a run towards the defensive line. And I thought: ok, I’ll try it…
The power volley put me in computer game goal heaven at this point, naturally, but the best goal of the bunch (IMO) was yet to come.
Here’s Forlan blootering an absolute CANNONBALL, from a distant angle, into the part of the net that keepers cannot reach:
Four spiffing goals, if I may say so myself. I thoroughly enjoyed scoring them – and as readers will again imagine, I am once more emboldened to start blasting away from everywhere. When you do that, some of them have to go in.
Barca-style tika-taka team goals? Pfffffffff.