#CheNews May 28th

Enzo Pérez and Negredo to leave Pako Ayestarán yesterday revealed on Levante TV that two of the biggest signings ever by Valencia will now leave. One of the reasons is said to be their influence (“toxic leadership”) in dressing room according to among others, Superdeporte. Valencia have focus on building a club culture and wants players pulling in the same direction. Pako confirms Lato and Soler for preseason In a chat with fans yesterday, Pako was aksed about the two youngsters and duly confirmed the two will form part of the first team squad. Valencia’s plan for the season is …

#Chenews May 27th

Operation Revolution Suso and Ayestarán have already decided which players are to be transferred, which could be transferred and which are a necessity to keep. First on the transferable list is “the bomb” Álvaro Negredo who is looking to either return to the Premier League or Serie A. Enzo Pérez, Abdennour, Piatti along with the loaned out Yoel, Salva Ruiz, Orban, Robert Ibañez, Fede Cartabia & De Paul are all high up. “That F?%&# neighbour”… …is a Norwegian song about Swedes, but it could also well be used to describe Villarreal’s meddling with Valencia transfer business. Both clubs are after Denis …

Will Lim’s learnings lead Valencia back on the path?

It has been hard to find motivation and contents to write about Valencia this season. Somehow you feel you have said it all before; wrong appointments, lack of this and that, unmotivated players and so on and so forth. Now that the doomsday drums have silenced somewhat after securing our spot in La Liga this season, it is however maybe time to take a step back and put some things in perspective. Recently, the BBC documentary on Sir Alex Ferguson was broadcasted on Norwegian TV, and one bit really stuck with me; He knew that for Manchester United to succeed, it …

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 …

Announcement of General Assembly 2016

The board of Penya Chescandinavia hereby call for this year’s General Assembly Friday the 18th of March at 19:19 in Valencia and online for members not present. This is the yearly meeting where members meet to get the current status of the Penya, it’s finances and where any proposals are treated. It is also where the board is approved for another year. We plan to make the meeting attendable also online but will have to come back with the details. Note that you may delegate your vote, notifying the board at penya@chescandinavia.com before the 11th of March with full name …

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 …

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 Polit Bureau Rant

Chescandinavia is delighted to present the experienced reporter Paco Polit as our new columnist. Paco has vast experience covering Valencia CF, and has worked for various media in the capital of Turia, like the online newspaper VlcNews.es. He now works as a radio reporter for Punto Radio, and has appearances on Sillas Gol and Minuto Marcador. And to the delight of our English readers, he’s very fluent in the Anglo-Saxon tongue, and now spend his days as an English teacher. There’s simply no one better to rant about the inner workings of Los Che. And Paco loves to rant. You …