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ELCHE: THE LADY IS FOR TURNING!

Following last week’s veto of her marido joining Elche, reasons unclear, Romanian Mrs Christian Sapunaru has exercised her feminine right to change her mind and her full-back husband has now signed for three seasons from Real Zaragoza for the Illicitan…

ELCHE:IT AIN’T OVER YET!

ELCHE 2 CARTAGENA 1…. All four seasons came and went in ninety minutes at the mighty Martinez Valero stadium on Saturday afternoon; 7,202 bewildered souls experiencing gale force winds, torrential rain, and brilliantly warm sunshine dramatica…

ELCHE SLIDE CONTINUES

Numancia 3 Elche 0
Although Elche’s recent home form has been worrying, losing their last three games at the Martinez Valero, in direct contrast their away results have been good, with identical sound victories against near neighbours Murcia and…

HOME HOODOO HAUNTS ELCHE!

Elche 1 Valladollid 2…… Elche have now lost their last three home games, and in between have strangely won their two away games – reasonably competently too! At least this time they scored first, and in the first half looked as though…

IT’S A (VERY) FUNNY OLD GAME!

Almeria 0 Elche 2
Work that one out, then! Elche’s last four games: two home, two away. Home: lost two, goals for nil, against five. Away: won two, goals for four, against nil. Apart from the obvious therapist’s joke (untrue!) that you’re unha…

POINTLESS PROTEST, POINTLESS PERFORMANCE!

Elche 0 Recreativo Huelva 3
Before this game thousands of plain red A4 sheets of paper were distributed outside the stadium. This was a ‘protest’ against last week’s refereeing performance, where the brave hombre sent three Elche players o…

EIGHT-MAN ELCHE LOSE THE PLOT!

Elche 0 Celta Vigo 2
What plot? Well, the idea is that you start – and finish – with eleven men, and in between you score more goals then the opposition – simple, really! But at high noon at the Martinez Valero stadium on Sund…

GOOD SHIP ELCHE STEADIED, SIR!

Elche 1 Girona 0
Unlike certain Italian cruise liners, the listing Elche ship was not irreparably damaged, she was righted and put firmly and encouragingly back on course on a bitterly cold Saturday evening against Girona in front of 7, 768 f…