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Probably the last Valencia derby for a while, i don't see Levante coming back up, they are cack. Anyway i like Levante, OK they may be a team in Valencia but why do we care? we're not from there. I like the passion they show when they play us, they really hate us. :thumbsup:


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Probably the last Valencia derby for a while, i don't see Levante coming back up, they are cack. Anyway i like Levante, OK they may be a team in Valencia but why do we care? we're not from there. I like the passion they show when they play us, they really hate us. :thumbsup:


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cant belive you just said you like levante,disgracful:yuck:
 

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It's like, foreign Barca fans saying they like Real cause of the passion they show when they play against them in the el clásico, hmm. Levante might be last and not getting paid but they are still our fierce rivals and they stink.
 

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The normal Valencianista doesn't care about Levante, they're a team that is worth nothing and is nothing special at all, they can produce our future Vicentes and that's it...

The frogs though, they hate us more than they love their own team, it's a complex they're born with and will have through. Most of them are even more Real Madrid and Barcelona than actually Levante so...
 

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Marchena is having a bit of an injury, plus he has to attend some anger management sessions, so we may see this:

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Miguel - Albiol - Helguera - Alexis

Baraja - Edu

Joaquin ---- Banega ---- Mata

Villa​

Either that or Morientes would take Banega or Edu's place.
 

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Hugo Viana, where are you!!!!!! :hopeful:

We really should be playing another forward, none of Éver, Baraja, Edu suit that more advanced role, there all out-and-out CM's. Play Žigić or Morientes.
 

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Yeah, there probably won't be one since all the fixtures are going to be played at the same time. If not, probably watch Betis - Sevilla :lick: Something interesting will probably happen :D
 

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The normal Valencianista doesn't care about Levante, they're a team that is worth nothing and is nothing special at all, they can produce our future Vicentes and that's it...

The frogs though, they hate us more than they love their own team, it's a complex they're born with and will have through. Most of them are even more Real Madrid and Barcelona than actually Levante so...
normal valencianista? valencia fans care alot about this derby, come to valencia, stand beside some che fans and say they dont care about levante,:mad:
 

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It's like, foreign Barca fans saying they like Real cause of the passion they show when they play against them in the el clásico, hmm. Levante might be last and not getting paid but they are still our fierce rivals and they stink.
Well, that's different, Barca and Real are direct rivals, us and Levante aren't, so generally a foreign fan should feel no hate for Levante but more hate for direct rivals like Barca or Real, which is why we hate them two so much.

For non-Valencia fans (fans not from Valencia), there really is no hate for Levante, unless some wants to force themselves to hate them, which i don't and can't do.
 

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La Liga Preview: Levante - Valencia
Who: Levante (20th, 26pts) vs Valencia (13th, 45pts)
When: Sunday, 11th May 2008, 21:00 CET
Where: Ciudad de Valencia, Valencia

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La Liga Preview: Levante - Valencia
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Levante and Valencia go into their local derby on Sunday having both failed to achieve their goals for the season, with Levante relegated, while Valencia have fallen well short of the title challenge they had hoped for.

A late strike from Riki consigned Levante to a midweek defeat at the hands of Deportivo, while Valencia pushed themselves to within touching distance of safety with a 1-0 win at home to Real Zaragoza.

The two teams played out an uneventful 0-0 draw when they met earlier in the season at the Mestalla.

Local Bragging Rights

Sunday's game will be the last Primera Division football that is likely to be played at the Ciudad de Valencia for a while and Levante will be looking to go out on a high with a victory their local neighbours Valencia.

The players performed another mini-protest against the board at the start of their game with Deportivo in midweek, but with at least partial payment of their wages seeming secure within the next couple of weeks, most of them will be content to take their money and run come the end of the season.

Levante's only ottainable goal in the last couple of games is to catch and overtake Murcia so that they are not consigned to finishing bottom of the table, but it is unlikely that this will have any meaningful effect on the performance of the team on Sunday.

Nearly There

Valencia had looked in massive trouble once more when they fell to a 6-0 defeat to Barcelona next weekend, but their midweek win over Zaragoza has removed any immediate danger and leaves them needing just a couple of points to secure their top flight status.

Temporary coach Voro has done a decent job of rallying the troops for the two home games he has taken charge of and will hope that the local rivalry and greater support within the Ciudad de Valencia on Sunday will provoke a similar response from his players.

With a potentially difficult game against an Atletico Madrid team who may need to win to secure their Champions League status coming up in their final match of the campaign, Voro will want to wrap things up against Levante. The last thing the club needs is a nervy last day match and Voro will be more than aware of this.

Almeria coach Unai Emery is currently the favourite to take charge of the team on a full-time basis at the end of the season, but Voro can be pleased with his efforts if he is able to steer them to safety following the calamitous performances under previous coach Ronald Koeman.

FORM

Levante

Recent Matches
Match Result Date Championship
Deportivo - Levante 1 - 0 07/05/2008 LA LIGA
Levante - Espanyol 1 - 1 04/05/2008 LA LIGA
Recreativo - Levante 2 - 0 27/04/2008 LA LIGA
Levante - Getafe 3 - 1 20/04/2008 LA LIGA
Betis - Levante 0 - 1 13/04/2008 LA LIGA
Levante - Valladolid 0 - 3 06/04/2008 LA LIGA

Valencia

Recent Matches
Match Result Date Championship
Valencia - Zaragoza 1 - 0 07/05/2008 LA LIGA
Barcelona - Valencia 6 - 0 04/05/2008 LA LIGA
Valencia - Osasuna 3 - 0 27/04/2008 LA LIGA
Athletic Bilbao - Valencia 5 - 1 20/04/2008 LA LIGA
Getafe - Valencia 1 - 3 16/04/2008 COPA DEL REY
Valencia - Racing 1 - 2 12/04/2008 LA LIGA

TEAM NEWS

Levante

Levante have Alvaro Maior and Matthieu Berson suspended, while David Castedo, Miguel Angel Lozano, Damiano Tommasi and Shota Arveladze are all missing through injury.

Probable Starting XI: Reina, Descarga, Armando, Serrano, Rubiales, Fuego, Juanma, Saul, Leon, Courtois, Geijo.

Valencia

Los Che have Emiliano Moretti, Fernando Morientes, Marco Caneira and Vicente missing through injury, but Raul Albiol does overcome a fever to make the squad.

David Silva is suspended following his midweek dismissal, but Hedwiges Maduro is available once more after recovering from injury.

Probable Starting XI: Hildebrand, Miguel, Helguera, Albiol, Alexis, Joaquin, Marchena, Baraja, Mata, Zigic, Villa.

PREDICTION

Levante have shown a decent amount of pluck in recent weeks despite their relegation being secured and they will certainly be motivated to put one over on their local rivals. However, with the promise of survival in sight, Valencia need just one last push and have the players necessary to make the difference on Sunday.

Levante 1-3 Valencia

Nick Dorrington

NOOO... Everytime goal.com thinks we aregoing to win, we are going to lose?
They predicted we would draw with barca, we would comfortably beat athletic and that we would lose to getafe in the finals,and the total reverse happened!
against zaragoz they predicted a draw, and we won! if they predicted zaragoza thrashing us, villa would be in the lead for the pichichi!
but still, we should win
 

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my english was really bad in my last post, im a shame to all yorskshiremen
 
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