Pacheta starts the new year with clear ideas. The coach of Elche CF has assured, in his first public appearance after the holidays, that he continues to ask 2020 for “permanence”, but has warned that “If the team achieves it soon, everyone will be happy and we will quickly change the objective“to start looking, then, to promotion promotion positions to First Division.The technical franjiverde has referred to the winter market, which is already open. The first message he has confirmed is that he doesn’t want to have too many movements in his locker room: “I would not like anyone to leave. I neither want nor desire many signings; only the two positions that are being talked about (central and front) and if there is any more demarcation to cover, for that we have the youth and the subsidiary. “ Pacheta has insisted on three occasions during his speech that he does not want any component of the workforce to come out, with special mention for Tekio, which is intended by Cartagena, leader of Group IV of the Second Division. His stance is firm: “In the second round can happen a thousand stories conditioned by personal or work situations. I don’t want more outings because the team is working well and I want it to stay that way. “The coach of Elche has begun his press conference taking the floor to thank “the samples of love” received after learning of the recent death of his mother. “I want to thank everyone, especially on behalf of my father“, he pointed out. For the staff he has also had words of praise because after being absent in three work sessions he has had”exemplary behavior“.Elche will premiere the year in official competition this Saturday, starting at 8:00 p.m., in front of SD Huesca. The ilicitanos are eighth, with 31 points, just one in the playoff and four of their next opponent. In the first leg, the Oscenses passed over the franjiverdes (2-0), but Pacheta warns that this time “think they are going to run“to the Aragonese team.”In El Alcoraz we did not play a good game, although it is also true that we are now at a different time than the first round“, has said.Claudio Medina is the only casualty confirmed by injury while Nino will be recovered from his injury in the right sole and can play. Footballers who have dragged discomfort as Josan, Iván Sánchez and Juan Cruz They are in perfect condition and everything indicates that they will be in the first game of the year 2020. The doubt in this month of January will be whether the new owner, Christian Bragarnik, will bet on players in his portfolio or leave freedom for Nico Rodríguez’s sports management to move freely in the market. Pacheta has always opted for “the national product”, although this time he has acknowledged that “all I want is good footballers and good people”. “We are in an increasingly globalized world and all I want are good players; if they speak Spanish, better for adaptation,” he said.
Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. We are quickly approaching the end of this month. And the weather has sure been up and down lately. We have gone from hot to cool in 24 hours. Of course we also have those typical June morning clouds. I have to chuckle because some have lasted well beyond the morning hours.The marine cloud deck was thick enough to give us some light drizzle or a shower Friday night. Officially, Vancouver only had a trace of moisture. We have had a trace of rain six days this month. We received measurable rain on five days for a total so far this month of 0.83 of an inch. That is still about three-quarters of an inch below average.There were three 90-degree days and plenty of 60 and 70-degree days.I know the sun worshipers feel a little left out with only three days of 90-degree heat but July is just around the corner and you know the old saying: “Summer begins on July 5th.”Today could join the 90-degree club but the rest of the week looks nice with highs 75-80 degrees. There is a chance of a rain shower overnight into Monday.The Full Strawberry Moon rises late Wednesday just before midnight. I think of strawberries ripening in June but I guess the Algonquin tribes knew to harvest berries under this full moon.