Potential loss of TV money from Covid-19 would hit all European football clubs: Anil Murthy

Drastic cuts in television money due to the Covid-19 pandemic would deliver the greatest blow to European elite football, said Valencia president Anil Murthy. So if the major leagues are unable to complete the season, the impact on the clubs could potentially be severe. “No football, no TV money,” said Murthy. “Financially, this will be disastrous to all clubs […]

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Fiery Valencia come back from behind twice to draw Atletico Madrid in four-goal thriller

Jekyll and Hyde. Batman and the Joker. Heads and Tails. If there has been one recurring theme of Valencia this season it is how they can both be brilliant and despairing at the same time. Albert Celades’s team has been one of wildly undulating fortunes — capable of beating Barcelona 2-0 on home soil one weekend and then crashing out of the Copa Del Rey by losing 1-2 to 10th place Granada on another.

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When data solved a Valencia mystery: season ticket holders don’t spend much on food and drinks in Mestalla

For years, the management team at Valencia were certain that restaurants located within its Mestalla Stadium were sustained primarily by season-ticket holders. The rationale was simple: season-ticket holders dominated match attendances. But when the club conducted a comprehensive data collection strategy, they discovered the opposite to be true. It was single match ticket holders who were driving F&B sales.

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Rodrigo inspires Valencia comeback to end eight-year derby hoodoo against Levante

Valencia’s shortest trip to an away fixture in the Spanish top flight also turned out to be one of their most unforgettable yet. With a must-win Champions League qualification tie against Ajax on Wednesday and a visit by Real Madrid on Saturday, a win was needed against Levante to build a seven-day momentum.

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The Bull emerging from the shadow of Luis Suarez

On the southern outskirts of Uruguay’s capital Montevideo lies the Estadio Luis Franzini, a spit of green located amidst a congestion of low-rise buildings, a sprawling park and a beach. Home to Defensor Sporting Club, the 18,000-seater football stadium is modest by most standards. No behemoth LED screens, glamorous domes or cushy box office seats.  […]

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