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    Let's see what Vente can do!

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    Guwon the Vente!

    Big game for Gertrudia as well

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    Dream debut for Dylan Vente

    It's nice to score on your debut, but it's even better when it is the winning goal. And last night Vente did just that on the debut since his return to De Kuip!



    September and October are odd months in the sense that after the international break every other game we play is a European match. And when you have just played Celtic in the Champions League with all due respect, it's not all that easy to find the same motivation for a league game against Willem II, Eindhoven or VVV.



    Fortunately it was a home game in front of an enthusiastic crowd and for Vente the match couldn't have had a better start. After two shots on goal by Willem II it was our turn to finally create a scoring opportunity. Rodney Kongolo (Terence's younger brother) deflected El Bouchataoui's shot behind. Summerville stepped up and took the corner and Vente out-jumped Janssens and scored a fine header!



    Obviously, the crowd were delighted! But our lads seemed to become a little overconfident now and at half-time the scoreline was still 1-0.

    After the break (and some 'encouraging' words) we started well enough but then Willem II countered and Rodney Kongolo hit the ball in search of Ezekiel's run and we were very lucky that Willem II's Nigerian striker hit the post!

    Understandably we played more cautiously now and the remaining thirty-five minutes or so were somewhat boring as we held on for an unnecessarily tense three points. Having said that, Bannis did find the net in the final match-minute, but Malacia had strayed offside and so it was ruled out.

    Summary
    Not a very impressive scoreline, but nobody played below par. El Bouchataoui showed his fantastic passing skills again, Summerville provided the important assist and Dylan Vente netted the winner and was named Man of the Match!
    Spoiler!

    Ajax also won their game by a narrow margin, but PSV were utterly humiliated by Heracles after Rosario had been sent off and PSV had to finish the game with ten men.








    Meanwhile, Tijme Wessels and Jordan Zirkzee lost their second U23 Olympic Games group match (4-1) to Italy. They have one last group game remaining which they cannot afford to lose now.



    And then we were informed, not for the first time, that Noa Lang has rejected a move to Feyenoord. We were one of the clubs to make an offer which exceeded his minimum release fee, but again it was to no avail.



    However, this does not mean that Lang has decided to stay at Ajax. On the contrary. The talented winger did accept an offer from Lyon and this transfer is set to go through on the 1st of January!

    Now Ajax will really need to strengthen their squad in January!


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  7. Vente!!!

    PSV got done!

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    Shame about Lang, but at least it will weaken Ajax again. Also, you might have a chance of picking him up next year, now that he's leaving Ajax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Effiong unmarked! View Post
    Shame about Lang, but at least it will weaken Ajax again. Also, you might have a chance of picking him up next year, now that he's leaving Ajax.
    very good point that!

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    Galatasary v Feyenoord




    Tonight Galatasaray will play us with an attacking, but risky formation at the Trk Telekom Stadium, famous for its intimidating atmosphere!



    In their first group game Galatasaray upset the odds with a shock away win over Paris St.Germain at the Parc des Princes and so we can only brace ourselves for a very tricky match in a rowdy, unnerving arena.

    Because Dylan Vente is ineligible for European competition we play all of our Champions League group games with Naoufal Bannis as lone striker and with Jordy Wehrmann as central defensive midfielder.

    Janmaat is suspended for tonight's match, Senesi is still injured and Wessels is at the U23 Olympic Games with Jordan Zirkee. Geertruida will replace Janmaat as right fullback.


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    Wahahahahaha - yet ANOTHER close game goes your way - you have the magic touch

    Great for Vente

    PSV imploded

    Shame on lang but him moving away from Holland means you can grab him back soon

    Gala with a mad formation!

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    The Trk Telekom Stadium

    Everything is set for tonight's match! The stadium is packed to capacity and the fans are more than ready for it. There's little chance that we will hear the Feyenoord fans sing tonight...



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    They'll be fecking singing if you get a positive result!

    Tough atmosphere for the lads but they are the better team on paper

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    Red cards decide wild match

    So we had braced ourselves for a tricky match in a rowdy, unnerving arena - and it turned out to be a very good thing to have done!

    Even so, initially we were intimidated by our opponents and by the packed and boisterous crowd of 56,000. However, we managed to pull ourselves together and after ninety hectic minutes - plus two red cards - we left the Trk Telekom Stadium with the three precious points in the bag!



    Galatasaray were the attacking team in those first twelve minutes but we have a superb goalkeeper who managed to deny vicious shots by Bakan and Zebli and so we withstood the initial onslaught.



    And then we suddenly got our unexpected break. Zebli looked to play the ball out of defence, but Geertruida was first to the ball; he centered it from the right and Jordy Wehrmann got there before Gonzlez and scored a fine header!

    This was a setback for the home team, but there was plenty of time left. However, a few minutes later a frustrated Merih Demiral squared up to Geertruida and got booked; and when the defender kicked the ball away in anger the referee showed him his second yellow card and sent him off!

    This meant that Galatasaray had to play the remaining seventy minutes or so with ten men. But, they had the roaring crowd behind them and the game was far from over yet.

    Ten minutes later, though, Summerville started a dribble from the halfway line that resulted in a cross from the right. Wehrmann headed it down to El Bouchataoui who stretched to meet the ball and scored his first goal of the season! We had doubled our lead!!

    Even then we knew the game was not quite over yet so in the second half we brought on Idrissi en Verdonk while Galatasaray began to take more risks; and they were also playing more physical than technical football now. And as the clock ticked down this resulted in several minor incidents until something happened and De Vrij went ballistic! His teammates had to hold him back - and he will be very thankful that they did so! De Vrij only received a yellow card...

    A little later the referee also pulled out a yellow card for Sehit who tried to run through Senesi instead of around him; and finally there was yet another incident during which Wouter Burger said something to Bakan, who turned around and lunged at Burger! His teammates held him back and while Burger struggled to stay calm the referee showed Bakan the red card!

    That clinched it, of course. We eventually brought on Ridgeciano Haps for Tahith Chong and Haps rubbed salt into our opponents' wounds by scoring our third goal of the match in the dying seconds!

    Summary
    It was a team effort, but the job was made easier by Wehrmann's quick opener and that first red card. Not sure why Haps was named Man of the Match, though! That should have been El Bouchataoui, of course.
    Spoiler!

    Also last night, Paris St. Germain visited Celtic Park knowing that they needed a win; and they demolished a despondent Celtic-side!





    In the other groups PSV held Leverkusen to a respectable 1-1 draw while Ajax were only narrowly beaten by FC Bayern.





    Meanwhile, at the U23 Olympic Games our lads won their final group match with Jordan Zirkzee (19) netting his second brace of the tournament!







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    Another solid showing in Europe, with some help

    Zirkees killing it at Olympics, hopefully will do the same when he's called upon for Feyernord.

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  26. Of course dirty Galatasaray have 2 red cards

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    Oh no .... Vente is back. I'd rather he had gone to PSV
    Impressive results even if the performances have not been great
    PSV and Ajax both look weaker, so great chance to establish yourselves


    Congrats on getting the national job. I'm surprised that you picked so many Feyenoord players. I'd have thought that you would want to rest them and also not boost their reputation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsley View Post
    Oh no .... Vente is back. I'd rather he had gone to PSV
    Impressive results even if the performances have not been great
    PSV and Ajax both look weaker, so great chance to establish yourselves


    Congrats on getting the national job. I'm surprised that you picked so many Feyenoord players. I'd have thought that you would want to rest them and also not boost their reputation.
    Thanks!

    As to our players on the national team, we rested all of them in the second game, but your point about their reputation is valid.

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    Flattering scoreline but a lovely away win in a tough place

    Bad news that Zirkzee still away (but good for him and his dveelopment I guess)

    Looking good for CL qualification already - 2 big games v PSG now though!

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    A shock loss to FC Utrecht at home

    Last night we suffered a shock loss to FC Utrecht who came from behind to win 2-1 in a game which we should have decided early.



    Kongolo is suspended for seven more matches, Verdonk for two, while Wessels and Jordan Zirkzee are on international duty, but all of this does not explain why we were only 1-0 up at half time.

    We should have scored at least two or three goals in the first half but we had to wait until added on time before Bannis finally found the net after a perfect low cross by Malacia.

    Perhaps that goal at a crucial time just before the break made us overconfident, though? And what's more, the second half had barely started when Burnet scored for FC Utrecht from one of their rare forays into our penalty box, but it was ruled out for offside - which made our lads feel even more invincible!

    Nor did it worry anyone when FC Utrecht brought on 16-year-old Ryan Nijland for the anonymous Rick Venema. Until Nijland unexpectedly scored the equaliser with a fine strike from just outside the box!

    We immediately responded by bringing on two fresh wingers, Idrissi and Haps (who scored as left winger against Galatasaray) but this time it did not work. And to make matters worse Nijland scored the winning goal with his second shot on goal!

    Summary
    It wasn't even a bad team performance; Bannis and Vente played well together, but somehow they failed to find the net apart from the one goal just before half-time. And, of course, Plattel was phenomenal between the sticks.
    Spoiler!

    We weren't the only ones to drop points. PSV won their game without playing very well, but Ajax needed a very late equaliser to avoid defeat against AZ. And, by the way, who claimed that Ajax would have difficulty scoring goals without Dolberg, Stengs and Ziyech?









    Meanwhile, Spain proved too strong for our national team at the U23 Olympic Games. This means that Tijme Wessels (17) and Jordan Zirkzee (19) will be returning to Rotterdam tomorrow.



    Unfortunately for him, Tijme Wessels' record as the youngest player at the Olympic Games was surpassed by Heerenveen's Danny Stam.



    And so it is Paris St.Germain next. In fact, we will play them twice. Once before the international break and again right after the break.



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  35. Wow didnt see that coming, disastrous last 20 mins in a game you should have won.

    Luckily Ajax only drew, crazy game that one too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsami View Post
    but all of this does not explain why we were only 1-0 up at half time.
    I'll give you a clue .... there was a donkey called Vente playing up front !

    Were you actively managing the Olympics team ? It's worth doing that in 4 years time to
    1) Save Zirkzee from missing games
    2) Call up important players from Ajax and PSV
    3) Use your skill to actually win it

    Put it down as a bad day at the office and be thankful that others dropped points too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsley View Post
    I'll give you a clue .... there was a donkey called Vente playing up front !

    Were you actively managing the Olympics team ? It's worth doing that in 4 years time to
    1) Save Zirkzee from missing games
    2) Call up important players from Ajax and PSV
    3) Use your skill to actually win it

    Put it down as a bad day at the office and be thankful that others dropped points too
    I have nothing to do with the U23 Olympic Team, but it's good for Wessels' and Zirkzee's development.

    And as to Vente, he played well and will score goals given enough time. But he's not eligible for European competition.

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    A formidable opponent awaits...

    We are facing a formidable opponent in Paris St. Germain, who may have lost their opening group match to Galatasaray, but they bounced back with a vengeance and humbled Celtic in their own back yard!



    We will play our one-striker formation again, with Jordy Wehrmann as central defensive midfielder.

    Calvin Verdonk will replace the fatigued Tyrell Malacia, but Daryl Janmaat is fit and available again. And we certainly won't park the bus, but we will try and play attacking football tonight!



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    Some defensive crisis for the Utrecht game didn't help

    But yeah - you battered them and got sucker punched

    Shoe on other foot with oppo keeper playing like Bijlow

    What an impact from thier supersub

    Lots of points being dropped by teams thus far

    Jeez - PSG look tough - draw would be amazing but you have a buffer after a fine start

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    Undone by individual class

    The match stats might give one the impression that last night's match was in balance, but the simple truth is that we were undone by sheer individual class.



    There were precious few scoring chances but Neymar doesn't need many and just when we thought we would make it to the break without conceding a goal Neymar scored to cap a sweeping move that showcased how well Paris St. Germain moved the ball during the first half.

    We started the second half with the same XI but soon brought on Idrissi for Summerville and three minutes later Fekir walked past Geertruida and doubled PSG's lead! Game over. Or so we thought, because then Mbapp picked up two yellow cards within four minutes and he was sent off!

    It still made little difference, though. Even when we got a freekick and Bannis fired a dipping shot over the wall and Thilo Kehrer deflected the shot and scored an own goal we never looked like salvaging a point.

    Summary
    We just fell short last night and with Kongolo having an offday and De Vrij struggling as well we were taught a lesson in efficiency. Jordy Wehrmann held his own, though.
    Spoiler!

    It is probably a good thing that Celtic beat Galatasaray. If Galatasaray would have beaten them twice that could have been bad news for us. As it is we are still very much in the race to qualify from our group.





    In the other groups PSV managed another draw and Ajax lost away to Inter. It's not looking too good for either of them.




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    Narrow loss to a world class team, even though you reached the semis in Cl last year i dont know if a game against PSG is a game where you could expect points? at home maybe 1 point is expected.

    The formation you use in the CL seems to agree a lot more with Wehrmann but again you knew that would happen.

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