The Brazilian kid who could have changed the history of Valencia

Prologue The year is 1956 and Europe is still recovering after the war that ravaged a continent. Football is still in it’s younger years, far from the modern game of money, information and power. Spain suffered it’s own war in the 1930’s and had been left under the rule of Franco and his Nationalist army. For the people it is nothing but a struggle to survive. In these times transfers were few and far between and players were mostly locals. The Spanish league had been started as late as February 1929, however Valencia were not able to join until 3 …

#Chenews 12.06.2015

Summer is upon us, and while most of the talk is on transfers, there are also other interesting topics to keep tabs on! We give you the latest all summed up, right here: Who decides? There has been a lot of debate between fans about who really signs players for Valencia. The basis are reports in newspapers as well as the Cadena SER radio station. Some have even gone as far as to say Nuno and Rufete couldn’t stand each other and couldn’t even bring themselves to meet each other. Judging by what we have seen this week, that seems …

Season review 2014/2015 – part 3

The third and final part of the season review will focus on the future. What do our guys think about that? “What are the main weaknesses you have seen this season in Nuno’s Valencia? How would you strengthen the team?” Hans: I have spotted three main weaknesses. The first is lack of creativity and attacking alternatives when the back/wing play doesn’t work. At times the team have looked clueless when entering the final third, especially when Gayá has been absent. Also, there is an over dependency on the left side for most games (Levante a notable exception), although Feghouli have …

Valencia’s hunt for Alves’ replacement

When Diego Alves shouted out in pain after kicking out the ball in the last game of the season, one had the feeling this was all but good. I have to admit I did not think it would be as bad as it turned out though.  The diagnosis turned out to be a knee injury meaning at least 6 of the next months will be spent outside the football field. It seems unjust, because Alves was in the form of his life. Much Like our neighbor Villarreal’s Sergio Asenjo. Immediately after the seriousness of the injury was known, names of …

Season review 2014/2015 – part 2 – Rufete and the players

We continue our review of the season with Michael (@VCF_Nordic) from Denmark, Daniel Cervera (@Cerverone) from Sweden, Eirik (@EirikSPedersen) and Hans (@mulu83) from Norway and Pål (@paalpot75). “One of the keys to the vast improvement from last year seem to be in the player material. How do you rate Rufete’s contribution to the club?” Eirik: I am not sure about Rufete’s impact by identifying players to buy, but I think he have done an important job when it comes to the final signature on the contract. He is good at convincing players that Valencia is the right club to join. I also think he …

Season review 2014/2015 – Part 1- The season, Peter Lim and Nuno

As the season draw to a close in Almería on Saturday, Valencia had secured the long desired 4th place that gives qualification to CL playoffs. The importance of achieving that goal should not be underestimated. It has truly been an eventful season and it has been a successful one measured in points. Only when the team won the league under Rafa Benitez have they accumulated 77 points before. We asked our great board members to give their view on the season. Michael (@VCF_Nordic) from Denmark, Daniel Cervera (@Cerverone) from Sweden, Eirik (@EirikSPedersen) and Hans (@mulu83) from Norway and of course …

Valencia plays for it’s future in Almería

When Valencia enter Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos on Saturday 18:30 local time, it is not just about adding three points at the end of a season better than most in recent years. As the final whistle went at Mestalla on Sunday, they had reduced their room for error to the bare minimum. Everything will now hinge at this last game of the season. Peter Lim’s project has so far been far more successful than anyone would have dared believe possible before the season, despite Lay Hoon stating “Success will not come overnight” when she addressed the press back in …

#Chenews May 8th – Spanish Football Civil War

It has been a lively week in Spanish football despite there being a respite between matches after 3 of them in the space of a week. As Valencia prepare for this weekends “all to win”-match against Real Madrid, we take a look at the current news. Small injury scares  When the news came that Valencia’s golden defensive triangle Alves, Otamendi and Mustafi all struggled with injuries after the Eibar match, one started getting nervous. Now though, all three are back in full training and ready to form part of the squad. Nuno’s only doubt for the game against Madrid is …

#Chenews 24.04.15 – New Parejo deal still unresolved

The captain’s contract Dani Parejo has had, in numbers, a really good season at Valencia. In addition to being chosen captain at the beginning of the season, he has been a given starter for Nuno as long as he has been fit. Before this success Valencia had made their intentions to renew the player known. Parejo has been debated among fans for a while and there are both fierce defenders and those who feel he is just not good enough. I for one think he is both as portrayed in this article. Valencia seem to be in the same dilemma …