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 …

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 …

Where is Lim’s valor?

In the end there is nothing to fight for, no club to play for This sentence came in a discussion on Valencia over at #Eurotalk tonight, while they were drawing parallels to the situation of Newcastle United the years after Mike Ashley took over. As a Newcastle follower since the early 90s I certainly know the situation that club has gone through. Still it was only when I heard this sentence that the comparison started making perfect sense. The two clubs are incredibly different but still so much alike. Ever since Peter Lim took over I have taken it upon …

The fallen hero

Paco Alcácer, or Alcàsser as he seemed to have no issue with being named by the Catalan press. I can’t remember exactly when I heard about him for the first time. It couldn’t have been much after he joined the younger teams at Valencia from his childhood club Torrent. I remember writing bout this goal machine prodigy that broke all records when it came to precisely that; scoring goals. He was the Valencian hope for the future. He was the next David Villa. Unlike that eternal #7, who has shown a love towards the club that few match, Paco, for …

Andre Gomes to Barca; Why he needed to go & why Valencia fans are still angry

At 23:32 Thursday 21st of July, lightning struck from Barcelona to Valencia. Out of nowhere, the Catalans officially confirmed the signing of Andre Gomes from Valencia. It marked a surprising and unexpected end to a story that started already last season. According to COPE, one of Spain’s big radio stations, Real Madrid were certain only an hour before that they would indeed be the ones to sign the Portueguese Euro champion. Rumors of a deal had started the night before, and it had even leaked that there were negotiations around players. Aledgedly the player discussion came because Valencia sought to …

#CheNews June 14th

Suso finally has funds to make bids It is Plaza Deportiva that today claims sources at the club reveal that Suso now is finally in posession of the funds to start making official bids. The sources affirm that Valencia has now started the process of making it’s interest formal for several players. The paper also opens the possibility of some transfers already being “done” and just waiting for execution. Suso is looking for two defenders, a midfielder, a winger and a striker of which the latter is the lowest priority and may have to wait until the end of the …

#CheNews June 11th

It’s time for another round of CheNews! Well, actually it’s been time for a while but like Adil Rami we need to go off and dance elsewhere sometimes. Today we are back to perform however and we hope you enjoy this edition! Barcelona joins the Andre Gomes fanclub Just as Juventus realized old Italian ladies can’t attract young handsome Portuguese men, Barcelona has emerged as a competitor to the rumored interest from Mouchester United. The interest is documented from both sister cities and as Suso Pitarch met Jorge Mendes in Portugal it increasingly looks as the Portuguese will be the …

Weekend #Chenews June 4th

Jaume heading for renewal Jaume Domenech who played himself into the hearts of Valencianistas in the beginning of this season have been offered a renewed and improved contract by the club. He is at this point in time the only goalie who has been guaranteed his continued career by Valencia, while the two others; Matthew Ryan and Diego Alves are on the market. Filip Kostic the alternative to Cheyshev Valencia have now confirmed their interest in the 12-15 million rated Stuttgart winger. Having joined the relegated Germans for 6 million, his performances have increased the value, however Valencia and his …

#CheNews June 2nd

Valencia interest in Filip Kostic is real All the major outlets in the city seem to have been affirmed by the club that the interest for the left winger is indeed real. The Serbian is now held up as an alternative to Denis Cherysev who sames to have made up his mind on a move to Villarreal over Valencia. Halilovic off the radar? Reports were coming in yesterday that the young Croat was no longer on the Valencia list after a series of requirements from his representation seemed not to go down well with Valencia. Among the demands was a …