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  1. Elche claim vital win

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    Garry Rodrigues' early strike was all Elche needed to claim the points in a 1-0 victory over Malaga at La Rosaleda.Rodrigues struck after 11 minutes to clinch three much-needed points for Fran Escriba's side in their attempt to beat relegation in the...

    Recap | Conversation | May 03, 2014
  2. Seaborne set for Sky Blues squad

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    Coventry boss Steven Pressley expects to have Dan Seaborne available for the game against Swindon.The centre-back missed last weekend's defeat at Peterborough with a hamstring injury but has trained this week and Pressley said he "should be fit".Fran...

    Preview | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  3. Points shared at El Madrigal

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    Elche remain dangerously close to the relegation zone despite picking up a creditable point at European hopefuls Villarreal.Damian Suarez gave Fran Escriba's side the lead from the penalty spot on the half-hour mark but Jonathan Pereira levelled on t...

    Recap | Conversation | March 30, 2014
  4. Elche boss issues fans' plea

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    Elche coach Fran Escriba has called on the club's supporters to unite behind the team when they host Athletic Bilbao in a game that has taken on more significance after a poor run of recent results.Defeats at Granada and Espanyol plus a goalless draw...

    Preview | Conversation | March 24, 2014
  5. Elche 0-0 Real Betis

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    Primera Liga bottom side Real Betis claimed a much-needed point from a goalless draw against Elche at Martinez Valero.Fran Escriba's hosts had the better of the opportunities to force an opener in the first half but their opponents gave as good as th...

    Recap | Conversation | March 16, 2014
  6. Yellow Submarine upset at Granada

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    First half goals from Fran Rico and Youssef El Arabi gave a dominant Granada a morale-boosting 2-0 win over Villarreal on Saturday evening.Rico scored from the penalty spot midway through the first period and then provided El Arabi with a key pass so...

    Recap | Conversation | March 08, 2014
  7. Escriba: Players won't be overawed

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    Elche's match at Espanyol will double up as a homecoming for former players Pericos Coro, Javi Marquez and Edu Albacar, but coach Fran Escriba has no concern the occasion will get to his players.Elche's late win over Celta Vigo last week saw Escriba'...

    Preview | Conversation | March 08, 2014
  8. Escriba eyeing 'survival' win

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    Elche host Celta Vigo on Saturday night in search of three points which coach Fran Escriba believes could set them on their way to securing survival.The Alicante club are only four points above the relegation zone, but victory over Celta would take t...

    Preview | Conversation | February 28, 2014
  9. Osorio bags brace in Elche draw

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    Humberto Osorio scored twice in the second half as Valladolid fought back from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw at home to fellow strugglers Elche.Ferran 'Coro' Corominas had given Fran Escriba's side the lead in a scrappy first half that was low...

    Recap | Conversation | February 09, 2014
  10. Elche earn some breathing space

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    Elche moved four points clear of the Primera Division relegation zone after earning a narrow but deserved win at home to fellow strugglers Almeria.A fortuitous goal from Cristian Herrera after 59 minutes was all it took for Fran Escriba's side to tak...

    Recap | Conversation | February 02, 2014
  11. Elche eyeing vital win

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    Elche are nervously looking over their shoulders towards the relegation zone again after a weekend in which they were beaten 4-0 at Real Sociedad and saw the teams closest to them in the Primera Division table pick up victories.Now Fran Escriba's sid...

    Preview | Conversation | February 01, 2014
  12. Rayo eye Elche repeat

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    Rayo Vallecano will be hoping for a repeat of the performance and result they produced against Elche on the first day of the season when they head to the Martinez Valero Stadium to face Fran Escriba's side for a second time.Rayo eased to a 3-0 home w...

    Preview | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  13. Rico expecting tough battle

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    Granada midfielder Fran Rico has predicted a "tight game" when his side visit Almeria in the Primera Division on Saturday.Four points separate the teams, with the hosts desperate to get away from the relegation zone from which they have a cushion of ...

    Preview | Conversation | January 03, 2014
  14. Rayo's home woes continue

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    Ten-man Rayo Vallecano are in danger of slipping back into the relegation zone after they were beaten 2-0 by Granada in what was their sixth home defeat of the season.Fran Rico put the visitors ahead with a free-kick on 35 minutes and Paco Jemez's si...

    Recap | Conversation | December 14, 2013
  15. Atletico join Barca at the top

    Atletico Madrid came out on top after an awkward match at Elche to go level on points with Barcelona at the top of the Primera Division table with a 2-0 win.Diego Simeone's side had struggled to overcome Fran Escriba's disciplined outfit until Koke b...

    Recap | Conversation | November 30, 2013
  16. Garcia: We'll take game to them

    Getafe coach Luis Garcia believes his team must show enterprise and patience to break down Elche.Fran Escriba's Elche side made a slow start to their first season back in the Primera Division after winning promotion last year but have since picked up...

    Preview | Conversation | November 08, 2013