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Las Palmas coach Paco Jemez following Levante defeat: “My players will continue to fight”

Following their 2-1 defeat to 17th place Levante on Saturday, Las Palmas head coach Paco Jemez recognised the result’s importance but dismissed claims his team are already relegated. Jemez’s side failed to profit from the late dismissals of Coke and Ruben Rochina as Levante struck in stoppage time to all but confirm LaLiga safety. Ten points now separate Las Palmas from survival and with seven games remaining, while Levante lie eight points clear of 18th place Deportivo. Despite the loss, Jemez was quick to defend his team’s chances of survival…

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Paco Jemez’ negative approach doing harm at Las Palmas

Paco Jemez has once again hit out at his Las Palmas side, calling them the ‘worst he has ever managed’. The former Rayo Vallecano boss has failed to improve the Gran Canarian club’s league standing since he took over in December from Paco Ayestaran. Sitting in 18th place, Las Palmas find themselves six points off safety and their closest rival in Levante, who have won two out of two games. Forthright in his comments about the level of performance form his players of late, Jemez has again hit out at…

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Paco Jemez: Neither us or Deportivo wanted a 1-1 draw

Las Palmas boss Paco Jemez has said neither his side or Deportivo wanted a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon. Saturday’s game between two sides that are in the relegation places was a must-win for both, but the game ended with a share of the points as neither side could find a winner in the second half. Deportivo boss Clarence Seedorf is yet to win at the helm of the Galician club, but he will be hoping a point and a better performance that late will see his side push on….

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Deportivo vs Las Palmas: Crucial game for both sides battling to avoid the drop

Deportivo host Las Palmas tomorrow (12 pm GMT) in the Abanca-Riazor stadium in what could turn out to be the golden ticket to avoid relegation this season. This match is considered a final for both teams and a win could be the lifeline they desperately need, especially after Levante managed a win against Getafe last weekend. Currently, Dépor and Las Palmas are 19th and 18th in the league respectively. Although a win for either of the sides won’t see them out of the relegation zone; it would take them closer to…

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Paco Jemez claims he and his players should be released

Following this weekend’s home loss against Villarreal, Las Palmas coach Paco Jemez claimed he and his players should be released. Prior to the match, Las Palmas was improving in form, holding Barcelona to a 1-1 draw and narrowly losing to Celta Vigo last Monday. But, the clash with Villarreal could have seen Las Palmas move out of the relegation places and was seen as an important for La Union Deportiva to keep their positive momentum. After the match, Paco Jemez said, “When you don’t play like a Primera team, everything goes wrong….

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Celta Vigo 2-1 Las Palmas: Hosts rally back to dash Paco Jemez’s dreams

90 years ago, Erik Exposito’s great-grandfather, Graciliano Luis, scored the first goal to ripple the net of Balaidos. Now, his goal may not go down in the history books in quite the same way, but it could have been a monumental moment in Las Palmas’ history. That was until Leandro Chichizola palmed a tame shot into the path of the unmarked Jonny Castro at the far post. A win for Las Palmas would have been enough to drag them out of the bottom three, but they were instead left to…

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Jemez believes Las Palmas will drop to Segunda

Las Palmas boss Paco Jemez has told his players that they will be relegated if they cannot change their ways on the pitch, following the 0-0 draw with Leganes at the weekend. The Gran Canarian side managed to hang on to a precious point against Leganes, thanks mostly to their goalkeeper Leandro Chichizola who made several fine saves but in truth, the result should of ended with a victory for the home side, who played the better football for large parts of the game. A number of exits have participated to…

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Las Palmas agree Jonathan Viera sale to China

Jonathan Viera will join Chinese club Beijing Guoan after Las Palmas agreed a deal to sell the midfielder on Monday afternoon. Spaniard Viera, 28, attracted interest from Premier League clubs during the January transfer window, but will complete a switch to Asia in the region of €25m. The La Liga side have ensured that they will earn 30% of any future sale of the player. The club has also not ruled out the possibility of Viera returning to Las Palmas, should he decide to shorten his stay in China. “I…

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Jemez urges Las Palmas to be wise against Athletic Club

Las Palmas boss Paco Jemez has asked his players to play to their strengths in the Friday night fixture with Athletic Club. Home side Athletic begin the weekend in 13th but could move into the top half with a win at San Mames before the rest of the sides play later this weekend. Las Palmas are now four clear of bottom of the table Malaga following their win last week and are now just three points from safety albeit with the worst goal difference in the league of -33. The…

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Loic Remy set for Las Palmas exit after Jemez problems

French striker Loic Remy is set for an exit from Las Palmas after a reported fall-out with boss Paco Jemez and a change of attitude. The French international could be set for a return to the Premier League after Jemez decided to sell the striker in one of his first decisions at the club. Former Rayo Vallecano boss Jemez, who recently returned to the club he coached in 2010, told a press conference following his instalment as boss two weeks ago – that he would be asking the board to find…

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