VCF Mestalla: Who are the youngsters ready to pounce?

B team, reserve team, 2nd team, the U-23’s. Whatever you call them, one thing’s for sure – they are vital breeding grounds for young players. But this concept differs in Spain and England. Today, we introduce Valencia CF Mestalla, Valencia’s reserve team, and how they fit into Spain’s professional league hierarchy.

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How injury hell transformed Esteban into VCF Femenino head coach at 25 years old

Andrea Esteban’s 1st ACL tear rocked her world. Then came another. And another. By the time she was forced to retire at 23 in 2019, the former Valencia CF Femenino striker had suffered 5 tears and had gone through 11 surgeries for other related injuries.

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Up close with VCF Mestalla on an unfortunate away day

Miguel Angulo takes out his iPad and settles into his customary seat at the front of the bus. The Valencia CF Mestalla head coach’s eyes narrow in concentration while watching several clips of the day’s opponents CD Roda. Meanwhile, his players ease into a relaxed chatter behind. This was an away game to a hardy side known for their organisation and discipline. But Angulo’s team were the undefeated table-toppers – with 2 games in hand as well. Yet Los Che’s second team had nary an air of arrogance. The youngsters knew they needed grit for road trips in the Tercera Division.

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An insider’s look at the Valencia CF Femenino matchday experience

Valencia CF Femenino started – and ended the day still – in the bottom 3. But the positive vibe that Batzine felt there last Sunday was the opposite one would expect from a struggling team. And if you thought the players were cowed by the visit of powerhouses Atletico Madrid, think again.

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Costa and Duro put shine on Valencia’s transfer window of opportunity

The Bats have blazed to their best start in LaLiga in 7 campaigns, and now it seems the club have wrapped up the summer transfer window with one of the best endings. As the clock ticked, 2 more signings walked through the doors, making it 6 major additions for the first team. Right on deadline […]

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Transfer News: Right-back Dimitri Foulquier shores up Valencia’s flanks

Just before the transfer window closes, Valencia are moving aggressively to bring in new faces. After the arrival of striker Marcos Andre, Granada’s right-back Dimitri Foulquier is also on board on a 4-year contract. The move reunites the 28-year-old with Jose Bordalas, who coached Foulquier at Getafe for one season. He will provide much-needed reinforcement for […]

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Transfer News: Striker Marcos Andre brings Brazilian flair to Valencia’s attack

After bolstering the defence with Omar Alderete, Valencia’s attack is set for some samba magic with the signing of Marcos Andre. The Brazilian striker is Los Che’s 2nd arrival of the season, joining from Real Valladolid on a 5-year deal for an undisclosed fee. It wraps up a protracted transfer chase, with the Bats having […]

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