A little something different this week, sort of. After playing over 600 FIFA 21 Ultimate Team matches, I needed a break from the FIFA style game play, which is often fast, frenetic, and a little bit sterile, so this weeks post see’s me launch into a new Master League, which I am playing alongside my current Luton Town FIFA 21 Career Mode save.
I chose to take the post Mourinho Spurs on, and turn a good team of underachievers into world beaters, I am also played PES21 on PC, modded to the eyeballs, using the VirtuaRed v2.0 patch, which is insanely superb.
Everything PES ever lacked, or has been criticised for is here, in abundance, It has over 700 real stadiums, pretty much every major league in the world, real entrance tunnels, crowd mosaics, all 1st – 4th kits, addons for turf, lighting, competition graphics, over 450 balls, boots, everything, if you play on PC this is an essential mod: https://evo-web.co.uk/threads/virtuared-com-patch-2021-pes2021-pc-v2-0-faq-in-98-fix-24-03-2021-in-2146.85333/
I am also using a modified exe file and modified dt18 file for game play changes, which improves dribbling speed and flow, reduces the Ai laser guided challenges and increases fouls, some decent nu,mbers during matches now, this was one of the fewer fouls games too, but a big improvement on old.
So, Spurs, great stadium, good team, but serial losers, I set about changing that by making a few signings, first in was Douglas Luiz from Villa, a talented DMF who can get box to box and shore up the defensive side of midfield, and also signed a CF, Real Cortal, on a free from Uruguay, as backup for Kane.
Samuel Umtiti (CB) is also on the shortlist but so far negotiations have proved difficult with his wage demands.
Our season kicks off with the Pre-season International Champions Cup Tournament, a good platform to get used to the players, formation and adapt to the PES way of playing again after so long playing FIFA.
We started with a 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich, but followed up with a 3-1 against Man Utd, and a 1-0 win vs Inter, top 2 teams play off in the final, Spurs vs Man Utd, unfortunately one of those irritating PES bugs that are seemingly impossible to mod out, two of my own players colliding in our box, resulted in a tap in from 6 yards for Martial and Man Utd beat us 4-3 to life the cup, which is more than they did last night (lol).
Sticky start to the Premier League season too, with a 2-1 defeat at home to City, after Lucas Moura slotted past Ederson to give us the lead:
Europa League also beckoned, with our opening group game taking us North of the border to face Scottish side Aberdeen at Pittodrie stadium (also in the game courtesy of the patch), a thrilling end to end match eventually closed out with a 5-3 win to set us up nicely.