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Old May 8th, 2012, 09:15   #1
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Saturday, 8pm CET ~ Unai Emery's farewell

So his last game, really hope we put in a good performance for him. Obv, points mean nothing...but really hope we win this. We play Sociedad AWAY btw!

Maduro lot will prob play, plus not seen Miguel in ages! His farewell too?

Amunt!

Both us and Betis v Barca is on Saturday, 'cos only fixtures with nuttin to play for. The rest are on Sunday at the same time.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 10:02   #2
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Lets hope we send him off with a win, its the only way to say thanks for becoming the first manager in VCF's history to qualify for the Champions League three years in succession

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Old May 8th, 2012, 10:04   #3
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Ah, didn't know that!

We definitely have taken 3rd spot for granted, he's really done a good job.

Sad things ended this way...ah well.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 10:06   #4
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You don't know what you have until it's gone.

The same people calling for Emery's head will be calling him back in seasons to come.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 10:08   #5
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You don't know what you have until it's gone.

The same people calling for Emery's head will be calling him back in seasons to come.
You'll have all the Emery haters replying to you now.

Even though he has lost the dressing room etc...

I would have more faith in Emery turning form around and getting 3rd next season, than most of the managers we've been linked with + Pellegrino.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 10:17   #6
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I imagine it would generally be a very difficult position to be in at Valencia, and in general, playing in La Liga - I know fans want the team to play better but I've read stories about low morale throughout Spain as there's a sense, I guess, that they can't achieve a lot in their present situation - because of the overwhelming dominance of Barca and Real, crippling debts of the other clubs not allowing for any ambition - so isn't it understandable that after qualification, and qualification, the same end result every year, and falling standards in the league, VCF losing players - many players will be dispirited.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 12:31   #7
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Let's be real. The likelihood of Valencia finishing 3rd again next season (and coming seasons, continuously) is much slimmer then this competition Emery faced during his era. Obviously, not knowing anything about the Summer transfer market but Malaga you'd think are certainties to challenge top 4, Sevilla & Atletico, were at their worst for large parts of this season (and Atletico can still make 4th which is hilarious) and they can only improve. Of course, it doesn't work like this, but even if we don't finish 3rd for 2012/13, i'd be wary to spit out Emery>Pellegrino for example. Look at our form for 2012, to think we still finished 3rd, i severely doubt if the same thing happens next season, we'd be in the Europa League spots. In a way Emery is lucky, but whatever i'll get him benefit of the doubt. Furthermore, as some people have mentioned, it was IMPOSSIBLE for Emery to stay, everyone around the Club has lost faith in him, you can't have him at Valencia anymore, even if you think Emery > Pellegrino (which is true, Pellegrino isn't anything, yet) logically, it makes sense for change.
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Its all about fresh ideas and a new era, its time for Pellegrino to come in and stamp his authority on the squad right from day one.

The good thing is nobody can have any expectations from him, the players have no preconceptions of what he will be like etc. Its a clean slate and a total fresh start.

It's exciting when all is said and done as his outlook on the team and his philosophy will be totally different to Unai's
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Old May 8th, 2012, 12:54   #9
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I think I asked for a defensive minded coach a couple weeks ago too - or at least one who would make us hard to beat again - so this could have at least fulfilled that wish. Then again Pellegrino could be a complete curveball...

Well Pochettino has done well for his first coaching job, so I hope to see similar here. With higher finishes than Espanyol of course!
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Old May 8th, 2012, 15:59   #10
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Pochettino, Pellergrino, Pellegrini! Aghh! Good look next season non Spanish speaking commentators you retards!

Anyway it's a shame this match ain't at the Mestalla. It's a fitting send off Unai's last game with his current club against "His Club" La Real...
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Good call Tay............. didn't think of that one!!

Hope we draw Spartak in next seasons Champions League, especially given Unai's defensive deficiencies
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Let's give Unai a win, bitches!
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Old May 9th, 2012, 08:32   #13
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A Chinese, Turkish Valencia fan?

Brilliant.
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We need more Asian fans. **** Champions for Africa or some shit - all got aids anyway. Let's get some Joma sweatshops in SEA and give all the Jinko folks and their families a free VCF pen if we can afford it.

Shame we're not at Mestalla for the genius' last game. Probs still cry anyway. Maybe better he doesn't have to suffer the home fans on his final outing...
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Brilliant.
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We need more Asian fans. **** Champions for Africa or some shit - all got aids anyway. Let's get some Joma sweatshops in SEA and give all the Jinko folks and their families a free VCF pen if we can afford it.

Shame we're not at Mestalla for the genius' last game. Probs still cry anyway. Maybe better he doesn't have to suffer the home fans on his final outing...
Dude has been given a rough ride by those fans for a while now buddy, got to feel for him somewhat. I really hope the team put on a performance for him on Sat, not some of the 'tranquil' football and tempo Riccy Costa was banging on about in his presser yesterday, seriously dude has done OK last few weeks since he came into side but I'd bench the fcuker for saying that, I wanna see a full on performance and a good win to sign off with
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lets see how the team performs with zero pressure on their shoulders. it's either gonna be some pretty, happy football (the type of pressure-less football you play when you go on picnics, lol), or some lazy "i don't give a shit" draw or loss performance.
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lets see how the team performs with zero pressure on their shoulders. it's either gonna be some pretty, happy football (the type of pressure-less football you play when you go on picnics, lol), or some lazy "i don't give a shit" draw or loss performance.
so the usual?
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Last game at Mestalla, Unai just walked out the game like usual, even knowing that was his last gameat Mestalla. The public had signs of support but that was it. I was expecting more, I guess he wanted to keep a low profile.
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Last game at Mestalla, Unai just walked out the game like usual, even knowing that was his last gameat Mestalla. The public had signs of support but that was it. I was expecting more, I guess he wanted to keep a low profile.
What did you expect.... Most of the supporters that go to the Mestalla have been ridiculing him and calling for his head for most of the season, a minority supported him and I witnessed that when over there last month, a few cheers when he got of the bus but lots of boos when he emerged from the tunnel. Dude has had some severe treatment this season from the fans and whilst we all have frustrations about his limitations I genuinely think he couldn't win
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