Numancia 4 - 0 Girona
Copa del Rey Round of 16 First Leg
Numancia 1 - 1 Granada
Mirandes 5 - 2 Numancia
Copa del Rey Round of 16 Second Leg
Granada 1 - 2 Numancia
(Numancia wins 3-2 on aggregate.)
Copa del Rey Quarterfinal Draw
Murcia 0 - 3 Numancia
Copa del Rey Quarterfinal First Leg
Numancia 1 - 4 Barcelona
We only have to score 4 at Camp Nou without conceding any. Easy task, amirite?
Numancia 2 - 1 San Fernando
Copa del Rey Quarterfinal Second Leg
Barcelona 3 - 2 Numancia
(Barcelona wins 7-3 on aggregate.)
- After losing, I was asked about my experience in the tournament. "I'm just glad it's over and I can focus on the league. We'd have to beat Barcelona then Real Madrid to win the tournament. At least this way we won't be so jaded in the future."
- Wilfried Kanon from ADO Den Haag (pre-contract, will join in the summer)
- Jordy Kimuwidi Diakubama from Willem II (same), while Kanon is projected to be a starter, Diakubama will be a backup option to Akapo, and hopefully a future starter upon sale.
- Yovany van der Stelt from AZ (same), who will be the second choice striker behind Enrich, and a future starter upon sale.
- Victor Camarasa from Levante (same), who will project as a rotation option at ball winning midfielder
- Fegor Ogude on a free transfer, I don't like signing older players but he's necessary as a stopgap rotational option at ball winning midfielder
- Dimitar Evtimov on a free transfer, most recently of Nottingham Forest. He will provide goalkeeper cover when both of the top two goalkeepers are away on international duty (I don't like setting international instructions.)
- Oriol Rosell on a free transfer, who had just come off a contract with Sporting Kansas City. He will be thrown into the midfielder rotation and provide a more long-term answer than Ogude.
- Deniz Poro's loan deal has been terminated at his request and he will return to Blackburn
Now that our tournament run is over, we can focus on the league, and hopefully convert our game in hand into a win so we can tie for 1st. The important thing is winning an automatic promotion place.