I haven’t had much gaming time this week, due to being laid up with a bad back, sprained ribs, purely from getting up off the sofa, but Chiropractor said its a build up of poor posture working from home, being hunched over a laptop at a kitchen table, and also busy work commitments, but i did manage to start season two with Luton Town, after securing a 9th placed finish and Carabao Cup win last year.
First up was some business in the transfer market, we need a few players to bolster the thin squad, and only having a measly £23mil to spend, we had to spend wisely.
A player I had been tracking for a while, CB Derek Boyata was finally signed to give us better defensive options, as I have switched from a 3-5-2 formation to a more balanced 4-2-1-2.
Boyata cost us £13 mil, so that only leaves around 10 mil for another player, and we could do with a left winger to ease pressure on 18 yr old Lelevrie who played every game last season.
Also, as predicted, its been a tough job keeping hold of 30 goal striker, Harry Cornick, last seasons heroics have made him a wanted man, fending off approaches from several top European clubs, thankfully, a year into a 5 year contract, Cornick doesn’t seem to be pushing a move, yet anyway.
Only one match played so far, that was an away trip to Romania to face FC Vitorul in the first leg of our Europa League qualifier, after a memorable day trip to Bran castle, home of Count Dracula, arranged by Mick, our Kit man, The Romanian coach driver, Andrei, took a wrong turn and we ended up back at the team hotel at 4am, got 4 hours sleep then was up to travel to the ground.
Feeling a bit jaded and worst for wear, I was concerned but the team far outclassed their Romanian opponents, running out comfortable 4-1 winners, making the return leg a formality, and qualification into the Europa League proper should be a cert, some more fun European road trips to come for sure.
A few goals from our Match against Vitorul:
I’ve also been dabbling with PES21 again, and installed the VirtuaRed 2.0 AIO patch, and its really a class act, so many mods, updates, and graphical enhancements make it a joy to see, and the style and pace of more considered, simulated game play of PES21 is a nice change from the hectic FUT style arcade feel of FIFA.
Possibly a side ML to come on the blog also, will post some footage from Modded PES21 in the comments over the next few days.