#Chenews May 31st

Wanted Russian Valencia and Villarreal  are going head to head for a number of targets (as usual) in this market, and Denis Cherysev with a past in both clubs is no different. Superdeporte today headlines that it’s up to the player to decide. Andre Gomes discourse slowly changing Where only a few days ago the sentiment was that Valencia want to keep Andre Gomes, the mood has now changed somewhat starting with Pako’s words yesterday and followed up in the news today. Juventus openly admit their interest, but Marrotta, sports director at the Italian club also assumed it would be …

Las Fallas leave Valencia burning

It was as if the last Falla burned not at the end of the festival itself, but that somehow it was postponed to one day later. Mestalla was cold and dark after yet another despairing loss. The fans had just erupted in a unison outcry against manager Gary Neville. The whole match was like one long Mascletá where the smallest error from some of the players invoked the fans’ wrath like the early small explosions. And as any good Mascletá, the rhythm intensifies until it erupts into an ear deafening climax. The point of infliction was the decision to take …

Fantasy Liga 2015/16

Do you often disagree with Valencia coach Nuno, or would you just like to prove yourself as a Liga coach? Then, we are repeating our successful manager-game for only our members: http://www.fantasy-liga.com/en/index.php?action=login Our new Fantasy Liga has already been set up, so all you have to do is to create an user and then email your username to us on Penya@chescandinavia.com in order to get the password for our members-only Liga. Not a Chescandinavia member? Then do not hesitate: http://chescandinavia.com/join-us/ – Deadline for our Fantasy Liga is within only 10 days! Prize for the winner will again be an official …

#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 …

Zakaria Bakkali

  Valencia’s newly aquired 19-year-old Belgian has been in the spotlight for off-the-field stuff more than his actual football over the last year, after a failed transfer to Atlético Madrid last summer turned into a stand-off between Zakaria and his then club, PSV. He was pretty much banished from the first team after refusing to agree to a new deal, despite easily being talented enough that the Dutch side would benefit from having him there. One thing led to another, and with his agent being Jorge Mendes, it won’t have been surprising to many that once free-agency came, Valencia was to …

#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 …