Career Mode, FIFA 20, PC, Transfers

Ain’t no sunshine when you’re gone

The quest for La Liga glory marches on, albeit at a slower pace than usual, since last week I’ve probably played 5 or 6 matches, a combination of work, getting jobs done on the house, and just feeling like doing other things, watching tv, treading, music etc, have all eaten into play time, but the matches I have played continue to be exhilarating, classy experiences.

I’m, enjoying the change of scenery, the Tapas, Sangria, different teams to face in different stadia, but one thing I am still missing? The sunshine.
Every match in La Liga is a night time match, I can’t remember the last time I played a daytime match with the sun blaring, closest i got was the away match at dusk, red skies, at Las Palmas, I feel quite sunshine-deprived, I wanted to experience the different stadia in different environments, and truth be told, night time matches are getting a bit boring.

league table

Barcelona are running away with the league a little bit, 9 points ahead at just over the half way stage, only one defeat and only 3 goals conceded in 20 matches, it’s going to take a lot to peg them back now.

Planning for the future, I lined up 3 transfers in January, all set to sign on free’s at the end of the season.


A familiar face highlighted in Red above, Jesus Ferreira, my old star CF at Palace, will be joining us in Madrid, along with a Lb and LM as both positions lack  world class quality currently.

We have just beat Real Sociedad to make it through to the Quarter finals of the Copa Del Rey, one of Spain’s domestic cups, and earlier on in the season we found ourselves in the far east competing in the FIFA World Club Cup:

CWC Winners

CWC Winners 2

Our first trophy under my stewardship, always feels nice, eases the pressure slightly.

Also a sidenote that humoured me, our CB, a strong, dogged, determined ball winner, Villa, reminded me of a certain Coynborough, of PES fame, so his nickname around the dressing room is now ‘Colin’.

Villa Coynborough

A few ‘nice’ goals,  edge of box sniper types shots, a few curlers, etc, but only one goal of note this week, a bit of a slammer from 22 yards or so, off the underside of the bar.
Pick that out.

10 thoughts on “Ain’t no sunshine when you’re gone”

  1. Paul – one of your best goals in the game for sure, I saw it pop up in my YouTube and knew it was going to be a net-ripper.

    Nearly all the games in the PL are daytime ones! I enjoy the occasional night ones. Is there an RDBM tweak for it or is it the province of the game itself/Frosty?

    I wouldn’t be bothered if there were no 2021 games at all at this stage. Having started FIFA20 in Jan-Feb, I could play a calendar year easy I think


  2. NG – its about as good as the long rangers get since the nerf, and always feels good when it goes in off the bar.
    I will have to have a look in RDBM, the night time matches are annoying me.


  3. That’s as far out as I’ve scored one too but being late to the party I’ve got no previous longer comparison. Thinking back I’m not sure I’ve ever scored a really long ranger in fifa, its always been a bit more grounded in reality.


  4. Paul – Hopefully we’ll see you back on nG’s at some point, I’ve always enjoyed your contribution to the community. However things pan out I hope you continue here as I enjoy your managerial adventures and details on your setup.


  5. TURF – back between Jan and March when NG and I first started our FIFA careers, long rangers were plentiful. Not every game but regular enough to be both realistic and pleasing, but then EA must have nerfed them in a patch around then because they are very few and far between now.

    The issue is that there’s always so many AI players between my shooter and The goal that it always gets blocked or deflects off an opposition player, the ones that do make it through are always saved.


  6. Paul – I too echo the comments from Chris. I don’t post on here as much as I struggle with the modern life demands of time. What I will say is that I admire your honesty and forthright views. We have had the odd dispute in the past but have always seen it as healthy debate. You wear your heart on your sleeve and there is nowt wrong with that. Never change.


  7. Thanks Darryl, don’t ever plan to.
    I am outspoken, and speak my mind, but with that comes unwavering loyalty and genuinity. You always know where you stand with me and what you see is what you get.
    And I don’t ever take anyone else’s opinions personally, if a shit is a shit, ill call it a shit.


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