I am sticking to my stated aim of ‘completing’ this Master League with Youths, Regens. Defaults, and Journeymen. I haven’t brought in a £100m+ player yet, and I don’t believe I ever will.
Season 8 is underway. To mark the occasion I dipped into the impressive category of ‘young big-name Regens who have been in my Youths for several seasons, but not quite looked good enough until now, and whom I want to snap up before they enter the Free Agent pool’. In every recent edition of PES, that’s a shockingly long list of players.
Step forward the ultimate PES defender, a currently 20-year-old V KOMPANY.
Hands up who else had him when nobody knew who he was in PES5. Almost every single person reading this can put down their hands now. People who did not play PES5, and/or did not have Kompany in their PES5 team, know exactly what they need to do if they ever get their hands on a working time machine.
After winning the Europa League at the end of last season, I played the Supercup match vs PSG. And got thumped 3-1. It was a proper hammering. PSG were the most powerful side I have yet faced in PES2020. My goal was only a 90th minute consolation.
I got to the start of the season and immediately checked to see who was in my Champions League group. PSG are there. Along with AC Milan and one other whose name I forget right now. I never claimed to be the most detail-focused PES blogger.
In the league I’ve played 4, won 2, drew 1, and lost 1. Season 8 might well be my final season on the PS4, so I’ve got a special interest in doing well in the league.
Away to Tottenham I was 1-0 up for most of the match and it looked like all 3 points were mine heading into injury time.
Then Tottenham scored a 95th-minute equaliser that almost broken my heart and mind at the same time.
If it wasn’t for that goal, Tottenham wouldn’t be top and I’d be 2nd in this table:I have no goals worth showing in this post once more.
Unless something remarkable happens in the PC modding world, PES2020 will be remembered as the edition with arguably the least satisfying goals in PES history.
99% of all PES2020 goals are of the ‘work the ball into the box and sidefoot or scramble it home’ variety. Which can be satisfying in terms of context, but as self-contained visual spectacles the goals are ordinary in the extreme.
Making long-range efforts such a low-% chance of success that they’re really not worth the attempt, is one of several terrible decisions that PES Productions have made to achieve their multiplayer balancing act. With every year that goes by, we are more and more marginalised as single-players.
MY CHRISTMAS HUMBUG SCHEDULE
The local world is about to have its mid-winter festival. People string up bright lights, decorate trees, exchange gifts, and eat and drink and get merry. The days start getting longer. HUMBUG.
I will be here on Tuesday – Christmas Eve – with a regular post.
But then I’ll skip the following two posts and not be back until Friday January 3rd 2020.