Thursday, June 8, 2023

As we have changed!

The November 20 It was the day that many (myself included) began to think that this season could be the good one, the campaign in which the Malaga CF would have a chance to get to play off and fight among the best of the Second Division for promotion. The Blue and Whites, led at the time by Joseph Albert Lopezreceived in The Rose Garden to fourth place, to UD Las Palmas, and they were able to defeat him and get just one point away from the noble zone. The team was a roller at home, one of the best in Europe in this section, and the situation invited us to think that I could aspire to higher levels this course. But five months later everything has changed… for the worse.

The Malaga managed to win consecutively in martyrs to the Tenerife Already the palms, two teams that occupied a playoff spot. After beating the yellow team, on matchday 17, 2-1 with goals from Antonin Y Sekou Gas-sama He placed seventh with 26 points, just one behind his rival this Friday. And when it seemed that the blue and whites were more launched, the house of cards was disassembled little by little.

After that victory, came a streak of one win, two draws and four losses –5 points out of 21 possible– that cost him his job Jose Alberto. The visitor results did not improve, some embarrassing results continued to occur, such as the defeat in Burgos (3-0) and on top of that they began to add resounding stumbles in The Rose Garden: amorebieta (1-2), Leganes (0-2) and UD Ibiza (0-5). That embarrassment against the Balearic team was the last dance of the Asturian coach.

landed natxo gonzalez to try to redirect the ship and things did not improve, on the contrary. The Vitorian was 10 games in charge of the team Y only got one win, three draws and six losses -6 points out of a possible 30. That streak led the team to a very compromised situation and the club made the decision to dispense with his services.

And the time has come to Paul Guede. The Argentine has already played three games and for now he has managed to raise the morale of the troops and add 4 points in his first three exams: Valladolid (2-2), Leganes (0-3) and Eibar (1-3). The fourth litmus test for the new coach will be against the palmsthe last team against which the Malaga this course was allowed to dream.

The team’s downfall since the Malaga CF won the Canarian team is evidenced with some other data. For example, that was the last match that the Blue and Whites won in their hometown, more than five months ago. And along the way two coaches have fallen, Jose Alberto Y natxo gonzalez.

It hasn’t been an easy season on the islands either, with a team prepared to rise and that will still have to row a lot if they want to have a chance of achieving it. The coach of the canaries in the match of the first round was also dismissed. Pepe Mel fell after the bad path of the Canarian team and replaced him Garcia Pepper.

Now, blue and white and yellow go back to see the faces with very different objectives. The Malaga needs to win to put an end to permanence, while the UD Las Palmas is obliged to add three by three if he wants to play the play off to go up to Santander League.

Chavarría is part of the session with the group

The positive note of the day was the partial incorporation to the group of Pablo Chavarría. The Argentine has been dragging a muscle injury for several weeks that he already seems to leave behind, although we will still have to wait to see him in a match on the pitch. The caution for the return of the striker will be maximum, after having suffered several problems this course after recovering from his cruciate ligament injury. The negative was the absence for one more day of Juande, who went back to work inside the facilities to continue recovering from his muscle problems. Two days after the visit to Las Palmas, his participation in the meeting seems really complicated, not to say that he is already ruled out. Javi Jiménez and Adrián López also worked on the sidelines. The blue and white squad carried out part of the session in the Annex and another on the green of the main field of Martiricos. The training began with a physical circuit and rounds by groups and later moved on to technical-tactical work with the ball as the protagonist. Málaga will train again this Thursday, starting at 10:30 am, at the La Rosaleda facilities. After training, Guede will speak in the press room and then he will head to Gran Canaria to face UD Las Palmas this Friday at 10:00 p.m. -peninsular time-.


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