Two matches online using the best players I possibly could. I had enough Coins to afford a manager who could accommodate most of the Gold and Black ball players I had, with a few Silvers to fill out the numbers. I had Jarvis on the bench in case I felt cheeky.
This was the XI:
And below are the two matches I played online with them, in the Rookie Cup, versus random opponents. The pre-match blurb suggested that my opponents were not, themselves, Rookies.
But were they Rookies?
I was all over both of them. Can anybody explain to me how I didn’t win this first one:
In fact, I can explain it. I was impetuous and made bad decisions in good situations. That’s the explanation. Simple! Another dimension to this, though, was the way it didn’t seem I was ‘allowed’ to score.
Here’s the second match – same squad, but this one was the Rookie Cup 2, which went on to extra time after the 90 minutes ended all-square. Spoiler alert: I WON this one, and will tell you below where to click to in the 120 minutes of play in order to see this blessed event unfold.
Click to the second half of extra time, starting at roughly 15:30 above. A good goal for me in the end – but why did that one go in and none of the other 500 chances I created go in? It’s almost as if there’s a hidden hand behind the scenes that regulates the flow of the action so human players don’t feel overwhelmed and excluded!
Two good matches where I played great, I think. It’s rare for me to be the dominant one who is all over the opponent online, for me to be the one who is always recovering the loose balls, for me to be the one who is always breaking up play and surging towards the goal.
But look at how un-ruthless I am with the possession I had and chances I created. Both opponents must have been smirking at how the time was ticking away and it was still 0-0, as I would have smirked in their position.
What’s next? More myClub? Yes, and there might be a few more posts out of it too. The eFootball thing demo is the week after next, which will occupy a couple of posts of its own, so time is pressing. A definite pre-autumnal chill in the air today. The summer is whooshing by.