The secret ingredient bonding Valencians to their football club

It was just a week to Christmas in 2019 and at a hospital in Valencia, the likes of Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Piccini and Ferran Torres entered a ward. But football was not on the agenda that day. Instead, their appearances were meant to bring some Christmas cheer to the patients spending the festive season in […]

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Los Che support Valencia city’s Covid-19 battle with Peter Lim donation

With protective gear supplies rapidly depleting in Spain, Valencia owner Peter Lim has donated 50,000 face masks and 300 thermometers to local hospitals, as the club vows to do all it can to aid the city’s fight against Covid-19. The FFP2 face masks provide better protection against the infection than surgical masks, and will give […]

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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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Empty stadium? Two matches a week? Game on – Valencia want to finish season: Anil Murthy

Valencia want to fight to the last match to get back into the Champions League, even if it means playing 2 matches a week and in an empty stadium. “Public health comes first, but if we can, we want to finish the season,” said club president Anil Murthy in an exclusive interview with Batzine. A […]

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Valencia academy boys keep fit and spirits up with #StayHomeChallenge

Valencia’s academy boys might be stuck at home, but in no way are they slacking off. From jump squats to dribbling drills and shot-blocking practices – academy players are sharing their exercise routines or tricks as part of a #StayHomeChallenge. Such “homework”, which also come with a nutrition plan and guides from the club’s psychology […]

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From Paranoid to Paragon – How Valencia tackled Covid-19

When Valencia cancelled all first-team’s non-sporting public activities more than 2 weeks ago, it was criticised for being overly cautious, even paranoid. But members of its management from Singapore, a country that battled another coronavirus in 2003– the deadlier severe acute respiratory syndrome – knew the club had to act quickly. Now, 35 per cent […]

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It’s time for Africa as Valencia open football academy in Morocco

Morocco is now home to Valencia’s first football academy in Africa following its launch in the western city of Marrakech.  It will be the fourth continent of Valencia’s burgeoning international network, which spans across Asia (Japan), North America (the United States and Canada) and Europe (Portugal, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Estonia and Greece). […]

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Valencia did not get suitable offer for Rodrigo from Barcelona: Anil Murthy

The January transfer window has closed, and Valencia entertained plenty of media chatter on Barcelona’s interest in star striker Rodrigo Moreno and the signing of former Roma captain Alessandro Florenzi. Club President Anil Murthy shared some insights in an exclusive interview with Batzine’s Justin Kor in Valencia. The Rodrigo saga Despite rampant media speculation that […]

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Alessandro Florenzi – the Roman gladiator ready for battle in Valencia

It’s no secret that Valencia have been looking for a right back since first choice option Cristiano Piccini was ruled out for six months in August with a fractured kneecap. After a protracted but ultimately unsuccessful endeavour to sign Joao Cancelo from Manchester City, they seem to have finally gotten their man in Alessandro Florenzi. […]

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