Girona FC – Part 10: 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 9: End of season review.

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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??

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Girona FC – Part 8: The Cup, promotion push & the narrative.

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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?

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Girona FC – Part 7: 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 – Part 6: 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 – Part 5: 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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