Girona FC – S1,2: Role values revisited, and a new signing.

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In the last update we covered our impressive start to the season, where after 12 games we sat top of La Liga 2 with 10 wins and 2 draws.

That good start was potentially down to a favourable run of fixtures. November, however, would be different: we’d get to test our mettle against recently relegated Eibar and Real Valladolid as well as face the league’s best defence: 3rd placed Tenerife.

But before that, we have a signing!

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Girona FC – S1,1: The season so far, and a pressing matter.

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August to November: the season so far.

As you can see, we’ve had a very impressive start to the season, picking up 10 wins, 2 draws and being yet to taste defeat. On the way we’ve scored 27 goals and allowed only 7, with only Tenerife conceding less.

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Girona FC – S1,0: My approach to pre-season.

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Before discussing pre-season I wanted to give a quick overview of the season ahead with a look at the top teams in La Liga 2.

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

Girona FC – FM22 Analysis, tactics & soccernomics

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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