Where is Lim’s valor?

In the end there is nothing to fight for, no club to play for This sentence came in a discussion on Valencia over at #Eurotalk tonight, while they were drawing parallels to the situation of Newcastle United the years after Mike Ashley took over. As a Newcastle follower since the early 90s I certainly know the situation that club has gone through. Still it was only when I heard this sentence that the comparison started making perfect sense. The two clubs are incredibly different but still so much alike. Ever since Peter Lim took over I have taken it upon …

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 June 11th

It’s time for another round of CheNews! Well, actually it’s been time for a while but like Adil Rami we need to go off and dance elsewhere sometimes. Today we are back to perform however and we hope you enjoy this edition! Barcelona joins the Andre Gomes fanclub Just as Juventus realized old Italian ladies can’t attract young handsome Portuguese men, Barcelona has emerged as a competitor to the rumored interest from Mouchester United. The interest is documented from both sister cities and as Suso Pitarch met Jorge Mendes in Portugal it increasingly looks as the Portuguese will be the …

Weekend #Chenews June 4th

Jaume heading for renewal Jaume Domenech who played himself into the hearts of Valencianistas in the beginning of this season have been offered a renewed and improved contract by the club. He is at this point in time the only goalie who has been guaranteed his continued career by Valencia, while the two others; Matthew Ryan and Diego Alves are on the market. Filip Kostic the alternative to Cheyshev Valencia have now confirmed their interest in the 12-15 million rated Stuttgart winger. Having joined the relegated Germans for 6 million, his performances have increased the value, however Valencia and his …

#CheNews June 2nd

Valencia interest in Filip Kostic is real All the major outlets in the city seem to have been affirmed by the club that the interest for the left winger is indeed real. The Serbian is now held up as an alternative to Denis Cherysev who sames to have made up his mind on a move to Villarreal over Valencia. Halilovic off the radar? Reports were coming in yesterday that the young Croat was no longer on the Valencia list after a series of requirements from his representation seemed not to go down well with Valencia. Among the demands was a …

#Chenews May 30th

Raúl Albiol still waiting for Napoli to agree to negotiate The defender has long had an agreement with Valencia over a 4-year deal but De Laurentiis is yet to agree to him leaving. His agent spoke to the Napoli president last week and is awaiting feedback to make the move happen. Ignacio Camacho too expensive, but Suso has a plan Valencia have found the now fully Malaga owned player too expensive at 20 million euros, but is looking into the possibility of a player exchange deal. According to Plaza, Valencia have a deal with the player to wait until Valencia …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …