Relatively short update today as another busy weekend carrying on with the Cinema/Movie room renovation, and other commitments so gaming time was sparse, however I did squeeze a few games in, season 8 has reached mid December, we are still pushing at the top of the league, only 6 points separate 1st and 6th places, very tight with the top 5 all winning games regularly, so we have to keep up the winning momentum.
We are in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup, as defending champions it would be great to defend the trophy again this season.
We also qualified for the KO stages of the Europa League, as group winners, fixtures are piling up and player fatigue is kicking in.
The stamina levels are a proper thing in FIFA 19, playing a Europa League game on the Thursday, then a Premier league match on the Sunday, often leaves several players tired and prone to injury, my LM Diaz, pulled up hobbling in a match recently, holding his hamstring, he’s out for 2 months now, a broken toe is also keeping my CB Denswill out for 5 weeks, I may have to bring in a couple of reinforcements in the January window,
Talking of transfers, I set my scouting network to find me world-class players with less than a year remaining on their contracts, January is the time when you can negotiate directly with any players within their last 6 months of contract, and sign them on a pre-contract deal.
I have shortlisted the below players, and will be looking to try to secure a deal for them in the January window, to bring them in on free’s for the start of next season.
Below is a clip of the goal that secured us a 2-0 win over Admira Wacker to clinch Europa League qualification, and a nicely finished goal against Bournemouth, purely because I love playing them at their Vitality stadium, the broadcast camera angle is true to life and low down, close to the pitch, I wish this angle was available as a default for all stadiums, it’s so realistic.