Back in the saddle. I haven’t had a good lockdown, principally because I haven’t really had a lockdown. Apart from a few precious weeks near the start, working life has continued as normal for me. Working life not only hasn’t really changed, it’s got busier. As the weeks and months drag on I find myself consumed with bitter envy of everyone who wakes every day to the sheer Paradise of not having to go anywhere. I am not claiming to be a nice guy, but I’m an honest one here. It’s no good anyone chastising me for moaning about having a job. I really don’t care. I want to have my bitterness and eat it.
I’d love to be spending the days at home but it’s not to be. And as the world struggles to get back to normal, my work has intensified and increased. So for the past week I’ve been forced to severely ration my gaming time of all kinds. 12-hour working days leave me mentally drained, fit for nothing but food, telly, bed.
I even envy the schoolchildren their 6-month summer holiday. I left school 35 years ago. The other day when my neighbour’s children were all screaming in unison as if they were being murdered, I caught myself wishing they were being murdered. No, I am not a nice fellow.
Sunday night I had a spare hour or two. In that spare hour or two, some footy gaming happened. And so I’m back – like a fool, a renegade – I’m back – and Leeds Utd are in trouble at the foot of the Premier League table, coming up to the halfway point in Season 4, as can be seen in the table above.
World Class has been kicking my ass. So much so that I decided to call it quits and take the brave decision: back down to Professional I go.World Class initially started out superbly for me at the start of this season, but as the grind of the season got going and fixture pile-up took its toll on my modest squad, well.. I started taking heavy defeat after heavy defeat. My manager rating was on 47 and falling like a stone as the heavy defeats kept coming.
It’s going to be the middle of June soon – it’s going to be Midsummer’s Day soon, can you believe – and there’s no space in my footy gaming schedule for me to get sacked and start again.
Professional it is – which in turn might not last very long, as I immediately won the next 3 matches more or less at a canter, including a 3-1 win over Liverpool.
So I will be back on World Class before long. Maybe after January when I can get some players, beef up the squad. I’m going to create a little cushion for myself so I don’t get sacked arbitrarily, and then head back to World Class. Gaming the difficulty system like this isn’t ideal, but it’s all Covid’s fault, like everything else is.
Incidentally, the best part of coming out of lockdown? Hopefully no more of those TV adverts. You know the ones. You know the ones. I don’t even have to describe them.
I have got a couple of interesting goals to show here that I didn’t have edited in time for the post. I will add them on here as an appendix later.