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

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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 – S2,5: Season 2 review

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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 – S2,0: Frustrating recruitment & season 2 preview

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

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

But first…

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Girona FC -Part 4: Finances, wage structure and recruitment policy

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Quick financial overview

You might remember from the first post in this series that there’s no money tree in Girona, but in case you don’t, here’s the team’s transfer dealings since being relegated back to La Liga 2:

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GIRONA FC – Part 3: Ethos & Squad Review

GIRONA FC – FM22 Analysis, tactics & soccernomics

The ethos of Girona

Most managers head into saves with the best intentions of selecting a club DNA, a set of attributes which we, as (virtual) managers, see as key requirements for either the way we think the game should be played or to suit our predicted game plan. 

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GIRONA FC – FM22 Analysis, tactics & soccernomics: part two

A tactical preview

As mentioned in the previous post I’m going to try to emulate ex-Girona manager Pablo Machin’s success by pinning his “badge of identity” firmly to my lapel by using a 3-man defence. Normally, I’m a disciple of my trusted 4-2-3-1 and my few attempts with a 3-at-the-back system haven’t been a success, but hopefully through some grit and determination this time will be a roaring success and catapult us into La Liga at the first attempt. 

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