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 …

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 …

Back to the future

The target is reached. Champions League. The great and crucial goal of the new Valencia CF so important both for economical room and for making top class players wanting to come. And stay. But now what? After many turbulent years many expected, me included, a less nerve-wrecking silly season this summer. The agonic times are gone when it was inevitable that our best players would leave just to keep the ship floating, while what came in were scraps found under the rich clubs’ table. The circus of the sale of the club itself was over, and the road ahead towards glory seemed long, …

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 …

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 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 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 …