1-Robert Moreno is finding solutions. Granada did not start the championship well. The bad results and the memory of Diego Martínez put him almost in the pillory. The draw at the Camp Nou and the merit victory against Sevilla made it clear that this team has a plan and a life. The break has been great for him.
2-The discovery of Luis Maximiano. Granada made a remarkable financial effort to find a great replacement for Rui Silva. But it may be worth it. Luis Maximiano is a great goalkeeper whom Barcelona thought of two years ago as a substitute for Ter Stegen. It has cost 4.5 million euros (more than 500,000 if the team stays in First). But it will be worth much more.
3-End to the jinx of the last minutes. Granada lost two points with Valencia in the 88th minute, another with Betis in the same minute, two with Barcelona in 90 ‘, one with Celta in 93 and another against Real in 82’. Do the math. There are seven points in the final stretch. Now I would be 13. This is sure to end.
4-The return of the fans. Los Cármenes is one of the most pressing courses in Spain. Players feel the breath of their people and that gives wings. At home Granada is more Granada.
5-Luis Suárez can do more. The Colombian must be the reference striker for whom the club made a huge financial effort.
6-Luis Milla is back. The midfielder has recovered from his serious injury and looks like he was in his good old days.
7-Machís did not go to Mexico. And that has been another of the great signings. He did not go to Mexico. One of the most unbalanced players in the championship. The bad thing is that he ended up with discomfort after playing with Venezuela against Brazil for 73 minutes. The annoyances of the FIFA Virus.
8-Monchu has to explode. A very good all-rounder who is expected to go further.
9-Stadium and Sports City. There is synergy with the institutions so that Granada, its affiliate, Recre and the women’s team enjoy these facilities for a long time, which must grow.
10-Social peace. The councilors Patricia Rodríguez and Sophia Yang are links with the property and who make it possible to transmit tranquility to the environment.
11-The quarry. The consolidation of Isma Ruiz in the first team calls is but one link in a chain drawn from excellent footballers with a sensational future.
12-Heavy weights. Germán, Domingos Duarte, Victor Díaz, Carlos Neva, Antonio Puertas, Jorge Molina… healthy people who pull the car and who have integrated those who have arrived.
13-This is not the season of relegation. In the disastrous 2016-17, Granada only added two points on the eighth day and was a resounding bottom line with the appearance of a corpse. He won his first match on matchday 13 precisely against Sevilla. There is no player left from that squad.
14-Bacca, Abram, Escudero and Arias will take a step forward. In addition to the aforementioned Maximiano and Monchu, the other four signings will hit the table and help the team. If Bacca scores the same nine goals from last season against Villarreal it will be fine.
15-And the best thing is that Tony Adams is not there. Pep Boada is a serious and prestigious sports director. If difficult times come, I’m sure he won’t give up coaching practice like the Englishman whose record is still insurmountable: seven games, seven defeats. The scholarship was a frog for Granada.