Mr. Lim, you took my club away, please give it back

“Game after game after game, I realize now what’s most important in my life: Football. Show me something more thrilling than a perfect volley; tell me you’ve never dreamed of the immaculate strike and that passionate moment when an entire nation holds it breath. Tell me that football is not our one common language when the world stops for ninety minutes to be witness to that one special moment. You could tell me I’m wrong; some may say it’s just a game, but this is about heroes and tribes, loyalties and devotion; it’s our battle and our belief, our commitment …

Parejo – escape from the abyss

Parejo performs, but he does not triumph. He pleases, but he is not liked. His four and a half seasons at Valencia, for him, have been years of transformation both as a player and as a person. From that timid immature boy who arrived from Getafe, now rises a captain who decided to put criticism to one side and make his way helped by newly won self confidence. This has guided him to become one of the best midfielders in the Spanish league. Compare a mitochondria and a chloroplast and indicate in total five similarities and differences. It is one of those …

Football & outsourcing; Jorge Mendes at Valencia

Much has been said and written about Jorge Mendes. And much is being said and written about his involvement at Valencia. Most of them portray Mendes as «the Devil» and Valencia as his playground to run as he sees fit. The same can be said about his business with Monaco, Porto, PSG, Benfica, Braga, Sporting Lisbon, Atletico Madrid, Zenit, Fenerbahce, Besiktas, Deportivo Coruña and his strong relations with British clubs Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea. From a footballing view, it breaks every rule we know (or think we know). But how does it look from a pure business perspective? …

The Valencia of Lim – is it going in the right direction?

For those of you who have followed us on Twitter you might have witnessed that we at the Chescandinavia board pretty much represent the whole specter of viewpoints when it comes to Valencia, it’s players, Nuno and not least Jorge Mendes. This triggered the idea to ask some questions to our board members to see if we couldn’t together well describe the current situation at the club. – Firstly,what to do you think about the the change in management over summer, with many key people such as Salvo, Rufete and Ayala leaving? Daniel I think it was inevitable. Any new owner with …

Chenews 21.08.2015

Team News ahead of Rayo clash It wasn’t pretty and it wasn’t convincing, but Valencia did come away with a 3-1 victory over Monaco in this season’s first official match. Ruben Vezo stepped into the defense and except on one occasion, he really proved he will be no pushover. As Valencia prepare for their league debut, it is without three important players, all suspended as a result of the hard fought victory at Almeria which secured fourth place last season. Gayá, Feghouli and Parejo will all sit this one out, giving room for forced rotations from Nuno, who should have …

#Chenews 30th of July

Valencia are approaching the final stages of preseason as the team is gathered in full in the German location of Kamen. With the return of Otamendi to the squad, Nuno for the first time has the entirety of the team at his disposal, bar the injured Alves and Andre Gomes. Otamendi The Argentine returned as scheduled to Valencia on Sunday and have been the center of focus for many this week. Hope and speculation in British media that the player would refuse to train seem to have been largely based on guesswork. Nuno interestingly went back to his standard 4-3-3 …

#Chenews 26.07.2015

The summer is all but over and we are only a little less than a month away from Valencia’s debut in the 2015/2016 edition of La Liga. We take a look at the latest news in the city of Turia. First matches of the season decided Valencia will make it’s official debut this season against a still unknown opponent the 18th or 19th of August in the Champions League playoff. As for the initial matches in La Liga, they will be played as follows:   Victory over PSV Valencia reportedly gave a solid performance in the non-televised match against the …

Valencia’s plan for the future; team, stadium & marketing

Layhoon Chan, Valencia’s current and first female president, let the travelling journalists from Las Provincias and Levante-emv in on some of the plans for the future Valencia. The plan of course follows the master lines from the contract regulating the sale of Fundación’s shares in the club, but some more details were shed light on. Building a Team Evil tongues would say Valencia’s only transfer strategy is listening to Jorge Mendes, however, what we see is the careful roll out of a plan and strategy the club’s management have set up and follows. Layhoon explained that after the initial investment, …

Phil Neville replace Cathro at Valencia

When Scot Ian Cathro left the club after only a year due to personal issues, Nuno’s coaching staff was left one short. Nuno brought with him Cathro, assistant manager Rui Silva and fitness coach Antonio Dias, while legendary goalkeeper coach Ochoterrena was already at the club. Cathro’s role was more of the tactical kind, advising Nuno on Valencia and it’s opponents. While Cathro and Nuno goes back some years, one might question; then why Phil Neville now? The story is one that started with Peter Lim’s keen interest in the game of football. One team that always stood out to …

#Chenews 24.06.2015

The summer is progressing and some people start to go on holiday. That is not true for Valencia or the many journalists that follow them – and of course not for us at Chescandinavia either. Today’s #Chenews gives you the latest updates. The selected goalkeeper is closing in on a move The story of Gerónimo Rulli does not seem to stop producing surprises. From the very beginning the transfer looked difficult, as the player had stated his intention to stay with Real Sociedad where he was on loan last season. Then it emerged that Valencia, not Real Sociedad had come …