It was well past one in the morning and the votes were still pouring in. TV station La Sexta had asked the question and they were answering in their thousands. Can Valencia win the league? Not Real Madrid, not FC Barcelona: Valencia. Never mind the 25-point gap that separated them from the top last year or the 28 points by which they missed out on the title the year before, never mind the obligatory departure of their best players or the fact that the Sevilla president, José María Del Nido, had dubbed this a "shit league" that could only be won by the big two, the answer was "yes". And by some distance, too: 73% of viewers said that Valencia can win the league.