Girona FC – S2,3: Troubleshooting with the data hub

FM22 Analytics, tactics and soccernomics

Off the back of the last post we know that although things are slowly getting better, we still have a some problems which we need to fix asap if we want to achieve the first aim of this Girona save: beating Machin’s 10th place finish in their first season in La Liga after promotion.

Simply put, we needs to create more chances and we need to score more goals.

I would image, however, as with most things football, it won’t be as cut and dry as that…so let’s dive into the data hub and see where the issues lie.

Continue reading “Girona FC – S2,3: Troubleshooting with the data hub”

Girona FC – S2,2: Post-patch blues

FM22 Analytics, tactics and soccernomics

When we left off we’d just been beaten 5-0 by Atletico Madrid and were reaching for the Ibuprofen to ease some tactical-based headaches.

After looking at the stats from the three variations we’d tried, the decision was made to stick with the 3-4-1-2 and try to develop this further.

Was the new formation a roaring success? Did we add a new 20 goal-a-season striker in the January transfer window?

Let’s find out.

Continue reading “Girona FC – S2,2: Post-patch blues”

Girona FC – S2,1: Tactical rabbit holes.

FM22 Analytics, tactics and soccernomics

After seeing the fixture list we were confident we could make a decent start to our La Liga campaign. Could our free-scoring striker partnership keep on firing, or would age catch up with Stuani and would La Liga be a step too far for Manchester City loanee, Bustos?

Let’s find out.

Continue reading “Girona FC – S2,1: Tactical rabbit holes.”

Girona FC – S2,0: Frustrating recruitment & season 2 preview

FM22 Analytics, tactics and soccernomics

There are good pre-seasons and amazing pre-seasons.

Ours was neither. In fact, it was a frustrating pre-season.

But first…

Continue reading “Girona FC – S2,0: Frustrating recruitment & season 2 preview”

Girona FC – S1,4: End of season review.

FM22 Analytics, tactics and soccernomics

When we left off we had a 12 point lead at the top of La Liga 2, with just 6 games remaining.

Only a disaster could possibly stop us being crowned a champions…

Surely we wouldn’t enter our worst run of form of the year at the business end of the season… Right??

Continue reading “Girona FC – S1,4: End of season review.”

Girona FC – S1,3: The Cup, promotion push & the narrative.

FM22 Analytics, tactics and soccernomics

We left off in mid-January – the midway point in the season – where we sat at the top of La Liga 2, 6 points clear of second placed Huesca… who along with Real Sporting, were the only teams to beat us so far.

We’d also managed to bolster our already stingy defence with the signing of free agent, Joris Gnagnon.

Would we continue our fine form? or capitulate under the pressure?

Continue reading “Girona FC – S1,3: The Cup, promotion push & the narrative.”