Asturian discipline to change fortunes

Villaviciosa, a name that means something like “the fertile home”, is a small place in the very North of Spain, in the autonomy of Asturias. The people have adapted to their surroundings; it might be fertile, but only hard work would allow one to reap the benefits of the land and sea. It has also been a disputed territory and suffered invasions by the French and it always got the attention from Spain’s dictators. The Maliayos (from an earlier name of the place), as any Asturians are tough people, people that appreciate order and loyalty. It is maybe not a …

President’s corner

An eventful summer has just reached its end at Valencia. We have seen a record number of players leaving the club,righting wrongs from years past to rebuild a team in the mold of Marcelino style football, strengthening weak areas like professionalism, team work, leadership and decisions. Although one could reprieve the team with Mateu Alemany at it’s head for selling on the low in some cases, the truth is these players were especially difficult to sell with their high salaries, low performance levels and labelled “toxic”. Looking at the overall transfer activity there is no doubt that it is, on …

Valencia Academy – a look at the current and future stars

Gayá After a fantastic start back in 14/15, Gayá have had some more trouble after that, despite being first choice throughout. Injuries and lack of consistent playing time will have been main reasons behind that. Now it is a make or break year for the lad who is not short of internal competition. Carlos Soler Established himself in the team after Voro put faith in him when the team and midfield was failing. He brings dynamism, movement, arrives well in the box, while at the same time he is an assured passer. Marcelino looks to use him to the left …

Revolución femenina – the girls’ challenge for greater things

In a season were the clubs flagship team in La Liga have performed well below what was expected, there is one team at the club that have performed their best ever season – the Valencia CF Femenino. The girls went through the entire league season only losing twice. The first loss was of the undeserved kind against Levante (who they punished at Mestalla thrashing them 6-0) and a close match that ended 0-1 against Barcelona. Due to many draws at the beginning of the season, it was still (only) worth a third place, behind Barcelona and the winners Atlético. Still, …

Transfer overview

OUT Pablo Piatti will stay at Espanyol as they triggered the option to buy him. The fee is €1.5m. Matthew Ryan signs a 5 year deal with Brighton after he return from his loan at Genk. We got a €6m fee for him. After he turned down two offers from Premier League Enzo Pérez signs with River Plate. He wanted to go home and we got a deal for him at €5m. Aderlan Santos will go for loan at Sao Paulo until 31 December 2018. There are also a buy-out clause in the deal. Zakaria Bakkali will go to Deportivo …

Confessions of a Valencianista

I have a confession to make. The last couple of seasons my valencianismo has declined dramatically Sure, during this time my third child was born (on the height of Las Fallas, 19th of March, the day after the birthday of the club). I’ve changed jobs and my workload has increased. I’ve pursued personal goals in my life. There are many rational reasons why my valencianismo isn’t burning as it once did. But these are not the main reasons. I used to spend hours, almost daily, to read about and discuss Valencia CF. That wasn’t healthy, it was a borderline addiction …

Voro, I salute you, but…

In Voro I have always seen a Maximus. You know, “Decimus Meridius, commander of the North Legion, loyal servant to the TRUE emperor”, and so on. He was the one that always ended up ruling, even though he wasn’t supposed to. He was the one who embodied the words of Maximus upon the Emperors request that he rule after his death; “With all my heart, no”.  “That is why it has to be you”, Marcus Aurelius replies. So have Valencia insisted every time they have needed the man since he became a delegate for the club in 2005. Equally he …

Announcement of General Assembly 2017

The board of Penya Chescandinavia hereby call for this year’s General Assembly Sunday the 12th of March at 20:00 physically in Valencia and online for members not present. Members may raise topics for the assembly up until March 5th.

This is the yearly meeting where members meet to get the current status of the Penya, it’s finances and where any proposals are treated. It is also where the board is approved for the coming year. The online participation is dependent on sufficient Wifi capacity in Valencia.

The online meeting will be here: https://webchat.freenode.net/

Fill in a username and:

Note that you may delegate your vote, notifying the board at penya@chescandinavia.com before the 5th of March with full name of member and full name of delegate.

Any topics you want added to the agenda should be submitted as soon as possible to the same mail address.

The agenda will be:

Attendees:

1 Opening of General Assembly

2 Selection of meeting comittee

Host: Hans Kristian Lange

Secretary: Eirik Strøm Pedersen

Attestant:

Count of attendees with votes

Members attending have the right to vote at the assembly. Votes can also be delegated by written approval to penya@chescandinavia.com with name of member and name of delegate.

4 Approval of Agenda

5 Approval of call for meeting

6 Current state of affairs /Planned activities 2016

7 Financial state

8 Approval of accounts 2016

9 Naming of board

Due to the influence of later statute changes proposed, this point will be delayed to after point 12.

9.1 Re-election of current board members

9.2 Additional members of the board

10 Approval of new members

11 Decision on membership fees

12 Change of statutes

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4.2. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The General Assembly can in it’s character be ordinary or extraordinary. The ordinary General Assembly shall be held once every year, between April 1st and May 31st. The General Assembly should be called at least 15 days in advance, through sending of an agenda where day, time and place of meeting are given. Extraordinary General Assembly shall be held when the board so decides through a vote or through a written requirement from at least 20 members. If it relates to filling of roles that have been left vacant, the list of candidates shall be attached to the call for meeting

4.2 GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The General Assembly can in it’s character be ordinary or extraordinary. The ordinary General Assembly shall be held once every year, between March 1st and May 31st. The General Assembly should be called at least 15 days in advance, through sending of an agenda where day, time and place of meeting are given. Extraordinary General Assembly shall be held when the board so decides through a vote or through a written requirement from at least 20 members. If it relates to filling of roles that have been left vacant, the list of candidates shall be attached to the call for meeting

4.8. BOARD

The constellation of the board is made internally as needed or after election through the General Assembly. The board achieves constitution when at least half of the members of the board are present. All decisions are made through a vote, if at least one board member want a anonymous vote, so it shall be. The board shall meet at least two (2) times a year. Meeting minutes shall be prepared by the secretary and be signed by the President or his/her proxy and the protocol responsible.

4.8. BOARD

The constellation of the board is made internally as needed or after election through the General Assembly. The board consists of paying members. The board achieves constitution when at least half of the members of the board are present. All decisions are made through a vote, if at least one board member want a anonymous vote, so it shall be. The board shall meet at least Four (4) times a year. Board members must be present at least 60% of scheduled board meetings to be eligible for reelection at the following General Assembly. Meeting minutes shall be prepared by the secretary and be signed by the President or his/her proxy and the protocol responsible.

4.9. ELECTION

The General Assembly elects President and at least four (4) members. The Board constitutes between themselves. The candidates shall be proposed by a Election committee consisting of two (2) members elected on the previous Assembly.

4.9. ELECTION

The General Assembly elects President and at least three (3) members. The Board constitutes between themselves. The candidates shall be proposed by a Election committee consisting of two (2) members elected on the previous Assembly.

The roles to be filled as a minimum is President, Accountant, Secretary and Technical responsible.

13 Topics prepared by the board members

13.1 The role of vice president is discontinued, instead the secretary will act as backup for the President.

13.2 As per the low activity level of the Penya, the number of board members is set to 4 for the coming year and we encourage female representation in the board. If necessary efforts should be made to ensure this post general assembly

13.3 We acquire a card printer to be able to send membership cards to our members quicker

13.4 Board members commit to at least 4 articles in their mother tongue or English before next general assembly, but spread throughout the year. Alternatively this can be compensated by performing other tasks agreed with the rest of the board.

13.5 Board members also commit to contribute to two (2) newsletters/magazines every year as long as they are board members. This may be through writing, editing, graphic design, sending them out or other work needed to realize it.

14 Topics from members

15 Plan for the next year

16 Other Questions

17 Meeting concluded

En paella veritas

“You can fool some people sometimes. But you can’t fool all the people all the time”, sang Bob Marley. And in the end the truth will emerge. Yesterday, after two press conferences which should tell every valencianista where the problems are, it has been laid naked. To discuss whether Cesare Prandelli might be a coward for leaving the club at such a sensitive time is irrelevant. Anil Murthy and García Pitarch did everything to paint him as a selfish coward today, and although some partly believe them, they are really revealing themselves. Several Twitter polls even before the Prandelli presser gave …

Cantera Special – A short history of VCF Mestalla

The first team understandably gets most of the attention. But Valencia’s B team, the ‘cantera’, also generate substantial interest among fans, of whom many attend their home matches at the club’s training ground, despite the latter being outside the city proper, suffering from not having a  metro station nearby and hardly any bus correspondence. Valencia fans love their local youngsters, and the club has a long tradition in producing world class players from its ranks. Most known in the last few years are the seemingly never ending conveyor belt of left backs like Jordi Alba, Juan Bernat and José Luis …