Welcome back to the final blog of season 3 and its a big one!! This is potentially huge for the club if everything goes our way. And i am excited to share what has happened with you! So lets dive in!!
Well this doesn’t make good reading compared to the first half of the season, we have double amount of losses compared to the first half, for me the most disappointing was the loss to Huesca on the last day of the season. They were 19th going into that game and needed to win to stay up, which obviously we helped them do!!! The best result however was Valladolid, who were top at the time and we smashed them 4-0!!!
Well let have a look at the final league table shall we!
So we are into the playoffs!!!!, missing out on auto promotion by 3 points, with Valladolid and Rayo Vallecano taking the automatic places as Barcelona B cannot be promoted into the La Liga for obvious reasons. We finished a comfotable 7 points clear of Almeria in 5th
So lets move onto the playoff Semi Finals
Second Division Playoff’s
We have only gone and done it!! Into La Liga we go!! i am absolutely buzzing but all honesty, the club needed this financially! I want to talk about the 2nd leg of each game quickly as they both literally had me having a mini crisis!
So for Girona 2nd leg we go into this game having drawn 1-1 at all their place, so i was fairly confident heading in with the away goal, then after 47mins they are 2-1 up and we need to win the game to progress, we take a step closer with an Alberto Soro goal to make the game 2-2, its looking like we are going to fall at the first hurdle, until i throw Noel Lopez on in a desperate attempt at maybe the youngster can step up. And boy does the lad step up, winning us the game the 89th min.
Next we have the 2nd leg of the final agaisnt Almeria, after a 0-0 draw at their place, my plan here was to get an early goal and then shut up shop to prevent that dreaded away goal! And Marco Brescianini delivered on the 17th min! the plan was in play, until we conceded a 87th min pen!!! That was it, i had accepted defeat, we were going to have to play another season in the second division. UNTIL up steps Carlos Doncel in the 91st minute!! WHAT A HERO!!
End Of Season Review
So that is it season 3 done and dusted and we are in La Liga for season 4, and i have a massive summer ahead of me to get certain areas of the squad up to La Liga standard. As i write this, i do not know my budgets for next season, hopefully we get backed!
Thank you all so much for reading! and i hope you enjoyed, little side note, sorry for lack of look at players, but i wanted to concentrate on the end of season run in. See you all for Season 4 baby!!