The nuts and bolts

Preparing for the worst The truth was laid bare at Camp Nou. It was cruel. A massacre. But Barcelona was actually merciful with Gary Neville’s men. Or is ‘men’ really the right word? In a match that will be remembered as the blackest in modern Valencian history, to call the eleven white-shirted cones men that night would be an insult to any narration. “Mercenaries”, “You don’t deserve this shirt” and “Vete ya” were the words of welcome as they returned to Valencia where hundreds of fans have had enough. Many outsiders say Valencia’s fans are particulary demanding. That’s not really …

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 4.8.2015

#CheNews Valencia have played a big role in “Silly Season”, but the best transfer might be Mario Kempes, who is on his way to Spain in order to represent Valencia at 3 events: – Tomorrow, Kempes throws a welcome party in Mestalla for new Valencia signings Santi Mina, Bakkali, Danilo & Ryan. – On Friday, Kempes attends the drawing for Champions League playoff, with his beloved Valencia in the bowl. – On Saturday, Kempes officially presents the Valencia 2015/16 squad at Trofeo Naranja against AS Roma. Squad is slowly taking form. Most peripheral youngsters have been loaned out, with Fede …

#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, …

CHENEWS 2.7.2015

#CheNews Dramatic days in Valencia. Amadeo Salvo announced his exit as the executive president: Out of respect for all, but especially VCF & fans, I must say that I Monday told Lay Hoon that I want to leave Despite the constantly shaking microphone, Salvo handled the presser as one would expect, which he started by announcing his father’s cancer as a family reason & concluded by ensuring that VCF still are in good hands. VCF do not exist without Valencianistas. Several key employees in the GloVal project will follow the ex-president out of VCF: – Board-member Manuel Peris, who earlier …

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 …

CheNews 18.6.2015

Season has ended, but Valencia fans rarely can relax throughout the summer. #CheNews First, the recently opened season-ticket sales. After the first 2 weeks of the campaign “SÍ”, Valencianistas have indeed said “YES” with more than 17.000 renewals & 3.000 sign-ups. Rufete has been threatened as the sports-director, since coach Nuno wants control over the academy and transfers – Rulli-Vietto-Vidal-Kouyate-Song have all been subject to Rufete’s interest but them denied by Nuno. Last night, it was reported in the radio program Sillas Gol that Rufo had told his closest friends about his desires to leave Valencia. Even the more reliable …