#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 …

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 …

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 …

The Brazilian kid who could have changed the history of Valencia

Prologue The year is 1956 and Europe is still recovering after the war that ravaged a continent. Football is still in it’s younger years, far from the modern game of money, information and power. Spain suffered it’s own war in the 1930’s and had been left under the rule of Franco and his Nationalist army. For the people it is nothing but a struggle to survive. In these times transfers were few and far between and players were mostly locals. The Spanish league had been started as late as February 1929, however Valencia were not able to join until 3 …

#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 …