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 …

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 …

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 …

#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 …

#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 …

#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 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 …