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.
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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.

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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.