Champions, together: A golden friendship in VCF Femenino B

Usually a picture of intense focus during matches, Irune Cervera broke into a smile for a short moment. Barring a catastrophe, the elegant centre-back knew the job was done: VCF Femenino B, Valencia’s female reserve team, would win the Primera Nacional Champions Group 7 league. Up 4-2 in the 83rd minute of their penultimate game […]

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From Mariupol to the Valencia Academy: The Ukrainian youngsters with everything to play for

In mid-February, the FC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih youth team from central Ukraine made the long 500km trip east to the coastal city of Mariupol for a football tournament. On the long bus ride there, the squad pulsed with anticipation. It was another opportunity to showcase the progress they had made as a team. On a […]

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Sean Bai: “Valencia Want A Change Of Direction”

Valencia’s General Director Sean Bai pledged to be more open with Valencia fans and draw closer to them in his first public comments since taking over the top job last week. He promised, among other things, to reopen the comments section on the club’s social networks. Bai was recently appointed as the club’s interim General […]

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Goncalo Guedes is Batzine’s Player of The Year

It is finally over. A stormy season that initially promised so much has ended with Los Che in mid-table. But there are still positives to take heart in. While the team’s performances have often been found wanting, the displays of certain individuals have left fans wanting more. A few Bats have soared against the turbulent […]

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2021/22 review: Better under Bordalas, but best is still some way off

And so the first full season under Jose Bordalas concludes. It was a campaign that burned bright at the start with Los Che topping the table and nearly ended in fireworks with a Copa del Rey win. In between, however, were periods of dullness. Here are Batzine’s ratings for our defence, midfield and attack. Caution: […]

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