Cricket 19: T20 Debut!

Following our efforts in the Global T10 Championship… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/08/05/cricket-19-switzerland/ We moved onto our first Twenty20 Internationals in a triangular series featuring hosts USA as well as England. We posted 145-7 against the home side with all-rounder Max Schutt (45) top scoring. Some late blows from Loic Iversen (27*) lifted us to a competitive total. WeContinue reading “Cricket 19: T20 Debut!”

FIFA 20: Signings, Injuries… and some goals!

With Andres Rios and Danny Hoesen struggling in front of goal, we splurged a hefty $8.5m dollars on 25-year-old Syrian striker Omar Kharbin. Sadly, he wouldn’t be able to join us until the transfer window opened. Experienced Austrian winger Christoph Kropfl was also snapped up but for a lot less money! We would later addContinue reading “FIFA 20: Signings, Injuries… and some goals!”

Cricket Captain 2021: Choked by the Chokers!

We went to Pakistan for a Test series… it was to be one of England’s greatest wins (No hyperbole)! Pakistan posted 468 first up in the opening Test but we responded with 454 (Root 125, Crawley 105). Pakistan then made 347-6 declared… but we only chased down 362! All of our top seven contributed asContinue reading “Cricket Captain 2021: Choked by the Chokers!”

Apple Trouble!

Earlier this summer, I posted about our apple tree… https://planetpaul.blog/2021/07/11/apple-tree/ Not for the first time, it appears as though it might be diseased! Online research leads me to believe that it’s possibly apple scab and that eradicating such disease is virtually impossible. It seems that many trees aren’t resistant and that removing this tree andContinue reading “Apple Trouble!”

FIFA 20: Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

Having been appointed as Manager of San Jose Earthquakes, I quickly delved into the transfer market. Three players (Bulgarian winger Todor Nedelev, South African defensive midfielder Thato Mokeke and further midfield steel in New Zealander Matthew Ridenton) were snapped up on free transfers. They’d compliment a youthful squad. A couple of players were allowed toContinue reading “FIFA 20: Do You Know the Way to San Jose?”