A few more games on FIFA 19 now that the work on the Man Cave is dying down, steady progress, and felt good to get a proper 6 match session in after a number of weeks of not really playing, the game felt fresh, alive and a lot of fun.
Still top of the league after 11 games but only by a point now after dropping 4 points in the last 2 games.
Firstly Bournemouth came and stifled me, they sat deep and it was a tricky midfield battle, we were iff the pace and a little feeling of the game trying to reign me back in after a 5 match winning streak, the commentary even pointed out that we was on a great run and that it had to end soon.
We fell behind ti a scrappy Bournemouth goal, and eventually levelled up to claw back a 1-1 draw.
next up was Chelsea, a really tight tense affair at the bridge which was a bit of a dour game in all honesty, felt a bit frustrating playing it son the crowd must have been bored shitless, it finished 0-0, a clean sheet against one of the big teams, away from home, but still 2 points dropped rather than one gained, we are beyond that point now, 9 seasons in, every game should be a win.
Dennis has hit a bit of a stale patch, only 2 goals in his last 6 games, but they have been important ones.
We top our Europa league group, with 3 wins from 4 games, including a 5-1 drubbing of Rangers at Ibrox in the opening game and a 5-0 win against bottom feeders LASK Linz, no idea what country they’re from but they’re poor, with that in mind our 5-0 win was deserved, we played some sublime attacking football, and Summerf transfer David Neres bagged a 17 minute hat-trick.
Mathematically we still haven’t guaranteed qualification, Rangers would need to win both their last 2 games, we’d have to lose both, and Rangers would have to overturn a minus 19 goal difference deficit in the progress, so pretty confident of going through, just a point from the next game will do obviously, or a Rangers draw or defeat.
Hoping to progress further in the Europa this season, reached the Quarter-finals for the last 2 seasons so this could be our last ever chance win FIFA 19 for Europa glory.
This could well be my last season on FIFA 19, but lost likely one more after this season to round it off with a very joyful 10 seasons.
I would hope at the very very least for UCL qualification this season, and I am keen to experience the fully licensed, branded UCL mode at least once before hanging up my managers coat.
I still haven’t transferred gaming to the large screen yet, but will do very soon, and that’s the beauty of the PS4, if you have a PSN Plus membership you can upload your game and save data to your online locker, then download it to another PS4, so you can game on the PS4 in the living room, and carry on upstairs in the bedroom, that’s what I play to do, any daytime gaming on the PS4 Pro downstairs, moving up to the Man cave in the evening.
To finish off here’s a video showing 3 goals, none of them spectacular but enjoyable in their own right.
First goal was a 3rd against Swansea, just liked the way the forward opened ups his body to side foot place the ball into the corner past the onrushing keeper, second was the equaliser in that tough 1-1 vs Bournemouth, great piece of individual play from Adama down the wing, then Dennis showing predatory instincts to pounce on to the piece of luck with the deflection, and lastly, DMF Racićic, who’s shot is usually woeful, collecting the ball on the edge of the box and unleashing a snapshot from 22 yards.