Hi VillarrealUSA community,
Hi I’m Alayrach and from the start of this next season I'll be posting about Villarreal B, cantera's teams and women's teams, with a closer look to Villarreal B and Villarreal Femenino. If time allowed me, I'd also do some tactical analysis from matches played or some tweaks I think could be done in the team.
As a person living near Villarreal, I can tell you how surprised I'm the club managed to get a following internationally. Although we all know this, bears repeating the club was/is a modest one and playing professionally is something new, last June marked the 25th anniversary of the first professional season.
A great transformation that occured with getting from Tercera to Segunda A in 3 years, and after when in the 1997-98 season Fernando Roig, owner of Pamesa, ceramics factory from Almazora, a neighboring town, bought the team and made the big expansion, instead of managing like a traditional sports team, like a business. Expansion that changed the rivalry of the team from Burriana to Castellón to Valencia.
That’s part of what have made Vila a team with a good following in towns across the province, because in the end we feel like Vila could be our own town.