Valencia architects of their own downfall as they self-destruct against Real Madrid

When will these Jekyll-and-Hyde performances from Valencia end? A quality first-half display quickly descended into a nightmare in the second as the team completely capitulated in the last 30 minutes against Real Madrid. Yet again, much of it was our own doing.

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The impending metamorphosis of football and academies

Football academies may cease to function in the same manner in the near future. While many had opined that the Covid-19 crisis would open the door to academies becoming the next pot of gold in the coming seasons, there is an important question that has yet to be answered. Are football clubs equipped to cope with the new normal in football?

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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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