Valencia deserves your respect
Plus: Appreciation for Rayo and Pep -- but not Pepe
A few years ago, Valencia was being governed by a man, Juan Soler, who I'm sure was not a total idiot but whose decisions, attitude and manner gave every indication that he was at least doing a good imitation. Among his many (many) follies was a decision that he would force some of the old guard out of the club by making their lives increasingly difficult, unsatisfactory and unrewarding.
This is a depressingly normal tactic in football, and for legal niceties Soler explained that ...
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