• History
    JOHAN CRUYFF AND LEVANTE UD (A DUTCH GENIUS IN VALENCIA)

    One of the greatest football players of all time, thrice (1971, 1973, 1974) Ballon d’Or winner, many tend to forget that besides his glorious contributions to Ajax Amsterdam and FC Barcelona and to the Netherlands national team, Johan Cruyff left his mark in the humble city of Valencia… Possibly in the most humble team of […]

  • Sports
    VALENCIA FOOTBALL…CRAZY TIMES AT VALENCIA

    ##Valencia’s inability to have secured European football next season continues to create havoc within the walls of the Mestalla. The far-reaching consequences of that failure have finally hit home. As a result, Valencia are now once again “officially recognised” as a selling club. Everyone in the squad is deemed to have a price, with the […]

  • Sports
    VALENCIA FOOTBALL … ‘CHANGES’

    ##The 2019-2020 season is one to forget on so many levels. Anticipation was high after a Copa Del Rey victory and a Champions league berth. It seemed Valencia had at last found a manager in Marcelino capable of delivering trophies. All they had to do now was to build on these solid foundations and move […]

  • Editorial
    VALENCIA FOOTBALL… ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST!

    ##Valencia have a very unhealthy appetite when it comes to football managers. Since the turn of the century they have, on average, almost gorged their way through at least two head coaches a season. To make matters worse, the “outcasts” from Valencia have gone on to prove their worth at future clubs. Nuno at Wolves, […]

  • Sports
    VALENCIA FOOTBALL…’LA LIGA’ TO FINISH THE SEASON

    ##It is official. The remaining eleven league games of the season will be played and La Liga will complete all fixtures from the 2019-2020 campaign. Even before the June start date had been confirmed, by the Spanish government, the President of La Liga (Javier Tebas) had issued a stark warning to clubs and players on […]

  • Sports
    VALENCIA FOOTBALL…WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

    With the coronavirus continuing to bite into large chunks of the La Liga season until June, the back pages of the tabloid newspapers have become increasingly fanciful and desperate with their transfer gossip… in an attempt to fill their pages and engage the readers. Valencia Football Club have not avoided this unwanted attention with Rodrigo, […]

  • Sports
    VALENCIA FOOTBALL (APRIL 2020)…WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

    In January, Valencia fans were optimistic about the year to come. Fighting for European recognition and trophies on three fronts, all associated with the club felt this year could at least match the success of 2019… when Marcelino and his team had given the supporters the Copa Del Rey. Very soon, a determined Granada side […]

  • Sports
    VALENCIA FOOTBALL…A BUSY FEW WEEKS

    As the local sports journalist Kike Mateu is one of the first cases to confirm positive for the Coronavirus in Valencia, the premier football club in this city are themselves struggling to ward off a losing bug that has seen them fall to defeats in the last four away matches. Mateu who is regularly seen […]

  • Health
    STRETCHING

    As Michael Caine once said, and not a lot of people know this, from when you get up in the morning to when you go to bed at night you can lose a couple of centimetres in height. You relax and stretch in bed and browbeaten during the day you finish up the day shorter. […]

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