Girona FC – S3,3: Europe or Bust?

FM22 Analytics, tactics and soccernomics

A lot has happened in the last few days in the virtual world of Football Manager.

After taking a step back and realising we’d won only 1 of our last 8 La Liga games it was time for a change.

There’s been highs, there’s been lows…

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Girona FC – S3,2: Inconsistency & the Stengs effect

We finished the previous update sat in a healthy 8th place after 12 games. We’d made some tweaks to our midfield roles and were hoping to be in the European places when the January transfer window closed.

Let’s find out if we succeeded in our aims or if we laid a big fat egg.

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Girona FC – S3,1: Starting season 3 & tactical tweaks.

FM22 Analytics, tactics and soccernomics

With new signings and an aim of challenging for the European places we went into season 3 full of vigour and promise.

It started really well, quickly flirted with average and then went quite badly…

But, did we get the season back on track?

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Girona FC – S3,0: New signings and Season 3 preview

FM22 Analytics, tactics and soccernomics

Improving Girona

Naturally, we want to go into each new season wanting to improve on the team and strive to beat the previous season’s achievements. Whether we can do that is dependant on either selling existing players, or how generous our board is in giving us a nice budget to spend.

As I don’t have many players who other teams are desperate to pry from our grasps, I was hoping for a good transfer kitty… but was disappointed.

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Girona FC – S2,5: Season 2 review

FM22 Analytics, tactics and soccernomics

After a 9th placed finish in our first season back in La Liga, we’re naturally optimistic about the future and looking to see how we can build on that and hopefully secure European football next season.

I like to first look at how the team performed to see where we can make immediate improvements, and then at each player to see who we need to stick with and who can be moved on.

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Girona FC – S2,4: Did the Data Hub save our season?

FM22 Analytics, tactics and soccernomics

In the last update we’d used the Data Hub to figure out why we were still failing to create ample goalscoring opportunities. Using our findings we make tweaks to (hopefully) allow us to:

  • Win the ball more often, as well as slightly higher up the pitch,
  • Hold on to possession more to let us progress the ball better through the phases
  • Create better chances and score more goals.

To achieve our season goal of beating Pablo Machin’s 10th placed La Liga finish we’d need these changes to work as we entered a “month of doom” as we faced Barcelona, Sevilla, Valencia and Atletico Madrid, before finishing off with an easier game against Elche.

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