The fallen hero

Paco Alcácer, or Alcàsser as he seemed to have no issue with being named by the Catalan press. I can’t remember exactly when I heard about him for the first time. It couldn’t have been much after he joined the younger teams at Valencia from his childhood club Torrent. I remember writing bout this goal machine prodigy that broke all records when it came to precisely that; scoring goals. He was the Valencian hope for the future. He was the next David Villa. Unlike that eternal #7, who has shown a love towards the club that few match, Paco, for …

Andre Gomes to Barca; Why he needed to go & why Valencia fans are still angry

At 23:32 Thursday 21st of July, lightning struck from Barcelona to Valencia. Out of nowhere, the Catalans officially confirmed the signing of Andre Gomes from Valencia. It marked a surprising and unexpected end to a story that started already last season. According to COPE, one of Spain’s big radio stations, Real Madrid were certain only an hour before that they would indeed be the ones to sign the Portueguese Euro champion. Rumors of a deal had started the night before, and it had even leaked that there were negotiations around players. Aledgedly the player discussion came because Valencia sought to …

CheNews 18.04.2015 – Building a fort at Camp Nou

#Chenord #SillyChe is here! Barcelona – Valencia Valencia return to Camp Nou after having emerged victorious from the last battle in the city of tapas and tourists. This time the battle, for Valencia, is one to ensure the third place and with that direct qualification to Chapions League. Financially as well as far as reputation is concerned, that is key to land the kind of players Peter Lim is said to have in mind. Barcelona on their side are fighting  off a late challenge from Real Madrid for the league title and cannot really afford too many slip ups. The …