Work and life has got in the way again, and hampered my progress – which has been interesting nonetheless.
In what increasingly feels like my real, definite, no-changing-my-mind-this-time Final Season on PES2019, I am positioned for the best chance at the League title that I might ever have:With that healthy gap between me in 2nd and Chelsea in 3rd place, it looks like it’s between me and Fulham for the title.
Having come this far I don’t think I will fade and fall away now, as I have done many times in the past.
But will Fulham ever drop points?
I predicted before this season began that I would have a meaningful go at the title, which has happened. Just goes to show what unbelievable belief can do.
I also predicted that if I did have a good go at the title, the team(s) around me would keep pace with my results – and so it has proved.
When I lose, Fulham lose.
When I draw, Fulham have also drawn.
Every win I notch up, I wait to see Fulham’s result on the post-match screen — and there they are, winning.
The only edge I have on them right now is my goal difference.
I’m scoring lots of goals by adopting an approach that is foreign to my football game instincts: the ol’ Pep Guardiola-style doctrine of not ‘wasting’ possession on long shots. It really is the case in PES2019 (and nuPES as a whole) that the % success rate of long-shots to goals is so low (easily under 1%, i.e. you have to try 100+ times to get just 1 in the net) that the more optimal strategy is definitely to craft chances from inside the box. Boring, boring football in other words. But it’s paying dividends as the goals tally shows. My Gomez and Forlan are currently joint top of the scoring charts.
I got to January and a certain wandering Regen returned from his loan spell:
Sadly I think my PES2019 juice has just about run out now, and we will never find out what Jarvis could have been (again).A few suspensions in my defence prompted me to play Mathieu there for a few matches and he’s been a revelation, so much so that he kept his place and made it into Team of the Month. Along with five other players of mine, which I think is the best performance I’ve had in one of these things. Reflective of the season I’m having, especially going forward. Xavi and Mascherano behind Gomez and Forlan. The outcome is goals.
I’ve got a few days off work coming up next week, and plan to push through to the end of the season. All being well, this time next week should see the end of Season 15 and PES2019, for reals this time.