Welcome to my season 3 end of season update. It’s been a very good few months at the club so without further a do let’s see what’s gone on.
The start of the month started with a heavy 0-3 defeat in the derby against Real Sociedad. Next up we travelled to Madrid to take on Real on the back of a big defeat, however the lads put in a superb performance that enabled us to come away with a 3-3 draw with goals from Gómez 2 and Mehmet. What happened in our next match was incredible we entertained FC Barcelona and thumped them 5-0 yes five Zero, we crushed the league leaders with goals from Lejeune, García, Fernandez, Sabin and Niang. On the back of that result we ended the month with a 4-0 win against Getafe with goals from Mehmet, García, Sabin and an own goal.
On the back of two fantastic results we went to Tenerife on a high, 93 minutes later we are stunned after being beat 0-1, it’s a funny old game. Another away game at Alcorcón followed and we grinded a 2-1 win out courtesy of Niang and Bentancur. Our form has taken a bit of a dip and our next 2 fixtures end in draws, Celta Vigo 1-1 (Sabin) and Granada 0-0. We end the month with a 0-1 defeat away to Sevilla that as left us with five points from 15 that leaves me frustrated with our months performance which ends with my wife questioning why I am talking to a few dots on my screen.
April turned out to be a fantastic month for us with 4 wins and 1 draw that put us on the brink of Champions League qualification. First up was a 1-0 win against Valencia with Carlos Fernandez netting the winner. We then entertained Espanyol at the Ipurua and witnessed the M’Baye Niang show, Niang scored an hat-trick in a 5-1 win with García and Rescaldani also on the scoresheet. The Basque derby with Athletic Club who are fighting with us for Champions League Qualification ended all square 1-1 with Bentancur getting our goal. Las Palmas were our hosts for the next game which we won 4-1 thanks to a Fernandez double and strikes from both Rescaldani and Moi Gómez. Another 4-1 win this time against Malaga ment we finished the month on an high and another double for Fernandez along with a goal each for Mehmet and Gómez.
Only three games to play, which produced three draws, the first against Atlético Madrid was an end to end 3-3 ( Fernandez, Mehmet and Junca) . Our last home game of the season against Villarreal finished 1-1 with a rare Rivera goal winning a vital point in the chase for Champions League Qualification. We finished our campaign with another 1-1 draw versus Deportivo. Rodri scored our goal in an entertaining game at the Riazor. Our fans are over the moon with our showing this season,
Final Table 18-19
A superb season of football ends with us finishing in 4th place.
David Silva has agreed a deal to join SD Eibar, Silva played for Eibar in the 04/05 season, making 35 appearances and scoring 5 goals in the Segunda Division. Silva was transfer listed by Manchester City and will join Eibar for 800k. Silva will add valuable experience to our squad and will be used to mentor our younger players.
The Eibar Model So Far :
2018-2019 Liga BBVA 4th Pos Copa Del Rey Q-Final Super Cup Run-Up
2017-2018 Liga BBVA 13th Pos Copa Del Rey Run- Up
2016-2017 Liga BBVA 11th Pos Copa Del Rey 5th Round
I am over the moon with our 4th place finish, the whole first team squad pulled together and created history with some excellent performances throughout the season. The summer months will be interesting has we get to work on our plans for next season, my fourth at the club.
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy following my Eibar adventure. I have had some excellent feedback and have took on board what you have said. One of the things I am doing regarding the blog is keeping my updates simple which makes it easy to follow.
My next update will be live towards the end of this week.