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.

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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 – S2,2: Post-patch blues

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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.

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Girona FC – S1,3: 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 – 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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