Mallorca beat Girona 0-1 last November. | Carlos Gil-Roig
After a week when I was told “Only four more Chelsea managers until Christmas !” – Real Mallorca play Girona tomorrow at 20:30 in La Liga Smartbank. The Palma side are joint top with Espanyol and will be looking to win their first home game since they walloped Castellon 3-1 on December 7. After that win we surprisingly lost in Palma to Fuenlabrada 2-3 and Las Palmas 0-1. Mallorca’s record at the Son Moix so far this season reads : played 11, win 6, lost 2 and drawn 3 – goals scored 18, goals conceded 4. February is a crucial month for us, we face two of our automatic promotion adversaries, Espanyol and Almeria, on the 14th and 21st, both in Son Moix. Last Sunday Mallorca turned on the style early and scored three goals in 19 minutes in a 1-3 win at Rayo Vallecano. Various Spanish football programmes on TV, radio and social media were praising our performance saying that if we continue to play as we are now, automatic promotion is a distinct possibility. Our away form is impeccable but it’s just these two home defeats that spoil an otherwise brilliant season as we reach match day 23 (19 games to go !).