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Valencia CF: Chasing the Best

Started on 12 July 2014 by Joe
Latest Reply on 16 July 2014 by Aaron
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Valencia announce transfers out

Valencia have announced the first sales of the season for the club. The sales have been seen as an opportunity to seize extra transfer funds. Some of the sales have been seen as underpriced, but Dowley has argued against this, saying that the club needed the money more now, than holding out for more expensive deals.

The deals see Jeremy Mathieu leave for French big guns AS Monaco, on a £7 million. Many fans were happy to see him leave, despite being an important part of the club the last two years. Pablo Piatti was sold back to Argentina, after only scoring a measly 3 league goals in 43 appearances. Cissokho also leaves, after joining from Lyon for £4.9 million, a loss of £3.9 million.

Coming into the club the other way, rumours are that Dowley is in the market to strengthen the middle of the park, with a bid of £4.1 million accepted for Gaston Gil Romero of Estudiantes. Claudio Yacob of West Brom has also declared his interest to move, and Valencia will certainly be interested.
Nice to see you're making the exact opposite of my transfers lol, keeps both stories interesting. And btw, it's true that you haven't seen my story, I'm writing ahead right now, it'll start in a week or so.
ASR-PSV: Ah that makes sense. I'm actually in mid-November in my save, so I need to start writing a bit more!

Valencia prepare for new season

Valencia 5-1 Valencia Mestalla

Pre-season kicked off for Joe Dowley with a match against Valencia Mestalla, the B team of Valencia. This was seen as an opportunity to test new tactics, as well as find out about the talent around the club. Dowley set his team up in a 5-3-2, with wing backs, which gives us an insight into what he might do this season tactics-wise.

Bernat opened the scoring in the 3rd minute, and, after Pereira's shot was blocked, he followed up to smash the ball into the roof of the net. Valencia controlled the rest of the half, and scored again shortly after half-time. This time Bernat provided from the free-kick out wide, and Pereira bundled the ball in. Mestalla scored soon after, when a goal kick travelled the length of the field and was wasily finished by Cortell. Alcacer then scored a penalty after Kiko handballed a corner. Alcacer bagged another when a defensive mixup let Bernat put it on a plate for Alcacer. Pabon scored a fifth late on.

Valencia 0-0 Genk
Tshimanga (Genk)

In a largely boring game, Valencia were held to a 0-0 draw with Belgian side Genk. Valencia did not look comfortable with their new formation, and struggled to get on the ball enough. There were encouraging signs though, as youngster Alberto Tendillo played, which suggests that he may have a role to play throughout this season.

Valencia 1-0 Boca

A far better performance from Valencia saw them beat South-American heavyweights Boca Juniors. Again, Valencia enjoyed less of the ball, but still managed to score the goal that mattered and went on to win.

It was a short pre-season for Valencia, but some decent performances were on show ahead of a new season. Dowley will be hoping that his players can perform for him when the games really matter.
pretty good pre season there!
did you stop ?
and why ?
Earn't some cash there, which is definitely needed for a team like Valencia. Let's hope your preperations for the coming season work out as first hoped! Good luck!

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