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Manchester City and Arsenal head the queue for transfer listed Valencia defender Adil Rami

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Valencia defender Adil Rami, transfer listed for criticising coach Miroslav Djukic, is a target for Manchester City and Arsenal. Reports in Spain suggest the France international has been fined and also told he can leave the club over an outspoken interview in which he complained of "confusion" at the Mestalla.

Who likes goals?

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I will have a column on the MLS Cup that was over at S365 this afternoon. For now, we go "ooh" and "ahh" a half dozen times...Let's being with Demy "Gazza" de Zeeuw of Ajax. Frankly, I think this one (second goal on the clip) is better in quality than the original.Man United's Darren Fletcher lights the lamp with class (WARNING: get that volume down for this clip).

La Liga

Valencia’s Albelda Talks About Gap Between Themselves And The Big Two

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While fans of Real Madrid and Barcelona are happy with the current state of Spanish football, fans and players are of the other La Liga sides are not so enthused. Does any doubt that the title race will once again be a two team race and that the rest of the league is playing for third place?

Valencia’s Albelda Slams Critics, Promises to Fix Errors

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Receiving several stern criticism due to their recent poor league form, Valencia's midfielder, David Albelda, squashed away the opinion stating that his team are in a disastrous situation, especially in La Liga.

Albelda admitted that they have been making plenty errors in the last few matches, but the dip of form is something pretty normal considering they also have to share focus in the Europa League, which they have been doing pretty well.

FC Barcelona - 4, Valencia - 1

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FC Barcelona cut the lead at the top back to ten points with a brilliant 5-1 win against Valencia. Unai Emery's side has always made Barca struggle, but this was completely different. Even though it didn't start well conceding a goal early, but after that it was total domination. We had 27 shots off 13 were at goal.

Weekend Wrap : Cristiano Ronaldo Says English Players “Don’t Dress Well”, Theo Walcott’s ‘Twilight’ Date & Mancini Brushes Off Tevez Talk

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Feliz Sabado! It's our weekend wrap-up again, and first on the menu is Cristiano's enthusiasm for playing dress-up... típicas! Earlier this week, your favourite Portuguese hunk (don't try to deny this, grandmas!) launched his special CR7 collection, which features a series of his favourite white sneakers, the Nike5 Street Gato ("cat" in Spanish), specially-designed T-shirts in red, white and blue, a CR7 matchball and even shin-guards!

La Liga Season Delayed Due To Players Strike

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The Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) has revealed that La Liga players will strike for the first two weekends of the season.

Players want a wage guarantee fund for when clubs become insolvent, an all-too frequent problem in Spain, with Levante and Hercules struggling to pay staff members in recent years and Real Zaragoza applying for administration this summer, which is a common occurrence particularly in the Segunda Division.

Players Strike Postpones Start Of La Liga Season

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The Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) has revealed that La Liga players will strike for the first two weekends of the season.

Players want a wage guarantee fund for when clubs become insolvent, an all-too frequent problem in Spain, with Levante and Hercules struggling to pay staff members in recent years and Real Zaragoza applying for administration this summer, which is a common occurrence particularly in the Segunda Division.

Valencia v Schalke Preview

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Valencia v Schalke 04
Second Round, UEFA Champions League
Mestalla, Valencia
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Kickoff: 19:45 GMT / 20:45 CET

Valencia host Schalke in the first leg of their Champions League second round tie.

David Albelda feels that many referees feel too much pressure at the Bernabeu

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Walking into Santiago Bernabeu is never an easy thing for the opposing team or the referees. As the pressure of the Real Madrid fans are soaring throughout the match, Valencia midfielder David Albelda, feels that the referees still remain influenced by the crowd.

As Los Che prepare to hopefully put another dent in Real Madrid's impressive start to the season, Albelda feels that the referees can easily cost them the game.

La Liga Jornada 32 Review: Athletic Bilbao Disappoints and Disappears Against Valencia

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Even the dog felt low after Athletic Bilbao's performance against Valencia.

Sevilla failed to show up against a desperate Real Valladolid side. Mallorca could only muster a draw against Real Zaragoza at La Romareda. Athletic Bilbao knew that a win against Valencia on Thursday would ascend them to within one point of Mallorca for the final Champions League spot.

Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Preview

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Tonight's all Spanish Europa League quarter final fixture between 3rd place Valencia and 10th place Atletico Madrid should be an entertaining fixture considering the fact that both these teams are way off the pace in the La Liga title race.

Coming off yet another bad result over the weekend, Valencia will want to erase the memories of the 3-0 drubbing they received at the hands of Real Zaragoza.

Noticias : Luca Toni Says Addio, Juve Out y Albelda the Joker

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Bayern may have qualified for the Champs League (quello che è successo, Juve?!) but Luca Toni is saying goodbye for real, and van Gaal himself has already returned his Laura Pausini CD to the striker.

"I have nothing else to talk to Luca Toni about.

Villa, Valencia y Villarreal!

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Ei chicas, you have to admit that front page image with David Villaaaaa in his Kung-Fu pose is muito legal!!! He looks ferosha... come on, his daughter already thinks it's cool and has started to draw on it with her red Crayola. Anyway, Villaaaa opened the scoring against Osasuna in the sixth minute thanks to his outstretched boot (talk about being at the right place, at the right time) last night.

Valencia CF

Portland Timbers vs. Valencia International Friendly Match Thread [7:30 PM]

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Since tonight's game is a friendly, I don't know what kind of team the Portland Timbers will field tonight, and I'm really not all that knowledgeable on either Valencia or La Liga I've decided to just make an easy, bare bones match thread for those of you who want to follow the game from home and talk about it in the usual spot.

Valencia CF Travel Roster (by position) Goalkeepers (2): Diego Alves, Vicente Guaita Defenders (8):...

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Valencia CF Travel Roster (by position)
Goalkeepers (2): Diego Alves, Vicente Guaita
Defenders (8): Antonio Barragán, Albert Dalmau, Ángel Dealbert, Joel Johnson, Jérémy Mathieu, Miguel, José Pardo, Víctor Ruiz
Midfielders (6): David Albelda, Tino Costa, Carles Gil, Pablo, Daniel Parejo, Portu
Forwards (3): Aritz Aduriz, Jonas, Pablo Piatti

Valencia's announced traveling roster for their USA tour.

10 Things I Think I Think About Valencia CF: 2011-12

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Valencia CF c. 2011-12 have inspired me to jump back on my soap box and preach to the masses.
And why not? I'm giddy with excitement for the season to start this weekend!

That is, if it starts. The players union may strike. The season may be delayed. We may have to wait to see Our Beloved Valencia CF trot out to defend the colors of the Valencian Community.

Valencia

Thiago Silva Is Europe’s Best Brazilian, Guus Hiddink To Coach Anzhi, David Albelda Extends Valencia Contract

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Parabens and Congratulations to AC Milan ace, Thiago Silva for winning the Samba d'Or, an award given out by our amigos over at SambaFoot! The award recognizes the 'Best Brazilian Footballer in Europe' and previous winners have included Maicon, Luis Fabiano and Kaka.

Rant Box: Chelsea v. Valencia

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The bums they are a squeaking.

Frank Lampard and Fernando Torres are on the bench for the defining match of Andre Villas-Boas' tenure at Chelsea thus far. Bold and correct decisions, will they pay off?


Architects

Team sheets
Chelsea

Cech, Ivanovic, Cole, Luiz, EBJT (c), Romeu, Ramires, Meireles, Mata, Drogba, Sturridge.

Picture of the Day : The Valencia Family Shot

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Ahead of their Champions League showdown against Bayer Leverkusen today, Valencia's David Albelda gathers everyone close for a shot. One for the family Christmas album, guys?!! / via Daylife

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Banega se hace del Madrid

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Por si su vida fuera de un campo del fútbol todavía no había dado lo suficiente de qué hablar, el controvertido centrocampista argentino del Valencia no va a tener un buen retorno de sus vacaciones al Valencia.

Allí, en palabras de su capitán David Albelda, y según publica 'Superdeporte' periódico de referencia del valencianismo, hasta el mismo presidente Manuel Llorente, ya han exigido una buena explicación a los últimos hechos de su jugador.

Valencia Are Smashin’!

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Ok, Albelda looks like he's enjoying a rave right in that photo so be quiet until the moment passes! Tres, dos, uno... ok, here we go. Los Che pulled off a nice 4-1 victory over Villarreal last night (poor, poor Nilmar) and damn, the goals were coming at you like there was no tomorrow!

Los Che y Roma’s Victories!

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Look, even David Albelda can't help himself from smiling for the cameras! And you can't really blame him, after Los Che battled back from a goal down to win this away match against Athletic Bilbao last night. Goals by Villa and Mathieu cancelled out 16-year-old Iker Munain's strike (the young striker is a cross between the Pique and Torres breed, in case you were curious and even if you were, shame on you for checking out jailbaits).

Kenny Dalglish

Match Report: Liverpool 2 - 0 Valencia

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Liverpool concluded their pre-season schedule with a victory and a clean sheet after overcoming Valencia at Anfield.
Andy Carroll netted his third goal of the summer by capitalizing on a mistake by David Albelda in the sixth minute, the striker picking up the ball, hitting it against the post off goalkeeper Diego Alves and finishing at the second attempt.

Liverpool 2, Valencia 0: Closing Out the Preseason

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Liverpool 2: Carroll 7′, Kuyt 89′
Valencia 0

Just like that, Liverpool's preseason matches are done, and we can put to rest the conversation about whether or not the results matter. From here on out, it's all for real, and there's little time left to get themselves sorted before Sunderland visit in a week's time.

Liverpool 2-0 Valencia| Pre-season friendly

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Liverpool 2-0 Valencia| Pre-season friendly

• Liverpool win 2-0 in bad-tempered affair • Anfield's first look at £47m midfield This will be the season when Liverpool judges Andy Carroll and his £35m investment fee – and, as Kenny Dalglish had insisted, he appears ready to make his mark.

Preview & Matchday: Liverpool vs Valencia

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The final friendly, and, at least on paper, Liverpool's most difficult opponent. It's no doubt been a challenging preseason for Kenny Dalglish and company, and if earlier results in the preseason are any indication, Saturday's match poses a hefty challenge of its own. Valencia have won four of their five friendlies thus far, getting past opponents like PSV Eindhoven, Sporting CP, and Hamburg SV, dropping only an away match to perennial Austrian powers Rapid Vienna.

Preview & Matchday: Liverpool v. Valencia

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Kickoff from Anfield at 5:30PM BST/12:30PM EST

Ways to Watch:

Live in the U.S. on Fox Soccer Channel, in the U.K. on ESPN, and online on LFCtv for e-Season subscribers.

MyP2P.eu
StopStream.tv
ATDHEnet.tv
FromSport.com

Liverpool:

Team sheet when it's available.

The Rest

Isco to Decide Future This Weekend

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Real Madrid's first big signing is just around the corner. The Merengues have reportedly agreed with Malaga over a fee that will send Isco to Madrid. The bid for Isco is set to be around £25million. Earlier this week Isco had stated that he preferred a move to Manchester City to be reunited with his "footballing father," Manuel Pellegrini.

Valencia – Rangers

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The week has been tough for Valencia fans.

But la Liga Gods have been kind.

Villareal stumbled meaning we are only 3 points behind 3rd and the ones below did no better.

Sevilla's loss mean we stay another week in Champions League berth.

Today we face off in another league.

Picture of the Day

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David Albelda thought he spotted a tray of cupcakes from the corner of the room ...

Sid Lowe in Spain

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It's not supposed to be this way. Carlos Marchena's not supposed to score and he's certainly not supposed to score the same day David Albelda does.

Even the most evil men are capable of beauty once in a while.