Villarreal News, week of November 12

Alex Grimm

Ex-Villarreal man Borja Valero gets on the scoresheet for Fiorentina, our C team draws 1-1 with local neighbors Castellon. Plus, a yellow card update.

Greetings groguets! It's bittersweet, admittedly, but I wanted to start off by mentioning our former player Borja Valero, who scored yesterday in Fiorentina's 3-1 win at AC Milan. If you'd like to read a report on the game and see how Gonzalo Rodriguez is doing, go here:

http://www.violanation.com/2012/11/11/3630934/milan-1-3-fiorentina-makin-it

and Borja's goal is here:

Gol de Borja Valero en la conquista de San Siro - LAOTRALIGA.NET


Now, to Villarreal. Jose Luis Lizarraga analyzed yesterday's match and puts his finger on the problem--not enoug scoring. When Senna leads your team with four goals, all from set pieces (three penalties and a free kick) it's not hard to figure out where the problem lies.

La falta de gol castiga a un muy buen Villarreal - Deportes - El Periódico Mediterraneo

He does, rightly so, praise the efforts of Villarreal overall, but when you don't finish opportunities, it's easy for a bad bounce, or in this case, a golazo, to cost you points. The game writeup makes some of the same comments:

Sin pegada y firmeza es imposible - Deportes - El Periódico Mediterraneo

Some nice photos from the match are here.

It was a weekend of draws for our top three teams, with Villarreal B drawing 0-0 at Huracan Valencia and Villarreal C drawing 1-1 with Castellon. A report on the latter match:

El Castellón no sentencia y el Villarreal C le castiga al final - Deportes - El Periódico Mediterraneo

Finally, it seems like a good time to report on yellow card accumulation, as we have a few players getting close to a one-game ban for their fifth card. According to Soccerway:

5 Mellberg (ban already served)

4 Cani, Jaume Costa

3 Hernan Perez, Toribio, Senna, Musacchio, Joan Oriol, Manu Trigueros

2 Mario Gaspar, Walter Pandiani

1 Javi Venta, Moi, Bruno, Lejeune

Let's hope all those players with three spread their next two cards out a bit!

We will have another podcast up soon, but use this thread to comment on happenings during the week. ENDAVANT VILLARREAL!!!

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