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    Chong seals hard-fought win for us

    Away games against FC Utrecht are always very challenging but we won our game in hand thanks to Tahith Chong's crucial brace!



    Now the early goal certainly helped. After an impressive forward run Rick Karsdorp aimed for the near post and Summerville had a go at goal and found the back of the net!

    To be honest, after half an hour FC Utrecht could well have been 2-1 up, but thanks to Justin Bijlow they failed to find the net and instead it was Tahith Chong who doubled our lead by scoring our second goal from close range! And this was just as well, because barely two minutes later Venema finally did find the net for FC Utrecht!

    In the second half we brought on St.Juste and Haps for the yellow-carded Wessels and Malacia and to our huge relief Chong almost immediately found the net again with a low drive after they had let him roam forward unmarked!

    But ten minutes later it was FC Utrecht's turn again. Taylor walked past Kongolo and moved in on goal and he left Bijlow no chance.

    The remaining 30 minutes were very tense. We created some scoring opportunities but so did FC Utrecht and Bijlow was being kept busy by them, but our goalkeeper was brilliant again!

    Summary
    We conceded two goals but Bijlow showed safe hands throughout a tense 90 minutes of football to help us continue our impressive winning run in the league. Tahith Chong was named Man of the Match.
    Spoiler!

    Ajax also played their game in hand and they finally won again. They played well and they defeated Heerenveen at the Abe Lenstra Stadium where emotions ran high last night!







    But now it's back to international football briefly as the Netherlands have to play their final group game against Malta. This feels more as a friendly, because we have already qualified for the 2026 World Cup, but we do want to end well and so the focus is on The Netherlands one last time...

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  3. Another 3-2! Living on the edge this season!

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    Good win - Chong in a rich vein of form

    Value for money for the fans!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    Good win - Chong in a rich vein of form

    Value for money for the fans!
    The fans needed this now that our European dreams are likely to be shattered soon, if we may believe the skeptical pundits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James_y View Post
    Another 3-2! Living on the edge this season!
    That is exactly what it feels like most of the time. Especially in Europe.

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    Another good win and a perfect start in the league

    wtf has happened to ajax ? injuries ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leo37 View Post
    Another good win and a perfect start in the league

    wtf has happened to ajax ? injuries ?
    Not even

    But to be totally honest, it feels good that they are imploding.

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    A very comfortable win over Malta

    Last night we won our final game of the World Cup Qualifications. Obviously this hardly came as a surprise, but Dylan Vente managed to score his first international goal. Hopefully, the first of many!



    Depay already found the net within sixty seconds, but the very next minute Promes picked up an injury so we brought on Idrissi to replace him.

    Fosu-Mensah was the next in line to find the net and then it was Pierie's turn. But then Stengs also had to go off injured! We brought on Jordy Wehrmann and so more Feyenoord players were getting game time than we had anticipated, but they will only benefit from the experience.

    Finally, when Depay was pushed by Grech VAR had a look and a penalty was awarded. Pierie put it right in the top corner, so we were already 4-0 up at half time and it was understandable that we played with less zeal in the second half.

    With half an hour or so remaining we brought on Dylan Vente for Boadu and Vente was eager to prove himself at this level. And with ten minutes remaining he actually managed to get his name on the scoresheet. Depay took a corner and Vente out-jumped the goalkeeper and scored a fine header!
    Spoiler!

    It's nice that we won the group and avoided the play-offs. The rest of the season the focus can be on Feyenoord again until the 2026 World Cup begins!



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  14. I mean not much to learn from that, always going to be a smashing!

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    Surprised Malton had 3 shots and all on target to be fair!

    Expected easy win

    Congrats for qualifying - now the real work starts...............

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    4 Muscat players at Malta's call up. Must be the Smiths over there


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    Chong penalty gives us edge over Slask Wroclaw

    We defeated Slask Wroclaw for the second time in a row, this time at their home turf, but again it wasn't easy. In fact, it took a late penalty to score the deciding goal, although it wasn't for the lack of scoring opportunities!



    We fought like animals - to quote Jose Mourinho - and we battered them - to quote Harry Redknapp - but it took over half an hour to find the net. It was Dylan Vente who put us 1-0 up not too long before the break. However, only for our lads too become overconfident; and just before half-time they paid the price for it when Zastawny cancelled out Vente's opener!

    Early in the second half we had another setback when Bannis had to go off injured - not for the first time in his career, either. We brought on Haps as left winger and Chong took over Bannis' role as attacking central midfielder while we continued to dominate our Polish opponents. But although we created more than a handful of scoring chances the breakthrough did not come until Chrapek produced a no-nonsense tackle on Vente, leaving him looking at the assistant referee for help. And sure enough, a penalty was awarded and a yellow card was shown to Chrapek!

    And so Chong fired the penalty into the top corner and that was it! Perhaps the crucial goal? But at least a much-needed lifeline.

    Summary
    De Vrij, Wehrmann and Chong were our best players last night. We should have won the game with ease but Slask Wroclaw defended very well and many times luck was on their side, so they withstood the pressure - until the penalty.
    Spoiler!

    An essential win for us while Hertha BSC were held to a shock 1-1 draw by AC Milan! This means that almost anything is still possible in our group!





    Meanwhile, PSV keep impressing friends and foes alike with their European campaign so far. This time they defeated Lyon at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais!




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  23. Just what the doctor ordered a win for you and a draw in the other game, all right now! At worst at least you’ll still be in Europe what ever happens whether it’s CL or Europa

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    Quote Originally Posted by James_y View Post
    Just what the doctor ordered a win for you and a draw in the other game, all right now! At worst at least you’ll still be in Europe what ever happens whether it’s CL or Europa
    Europe League would be a bitter pill to swallow for many of here at De Kuip. But, yes, we will still be in Europe.

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    Phew - just about got the win but certainly deserved!

    Hmmm - I worry for you after the draw between those 2 teams - probably a lot of possibilities left!

    But they both SHOULD get 3 more points each playing the whipping boys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    Phew - just about got the win but certainly deserved!

    Hmmm - I worry for you after the draw between those 2 teams - probably a lot of possibilities left!

    But they both SHOULD get 3 more points each playing the whipping boys
    That is the worrying bit!!

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    PSV lose nine-goal thriller!

    What a sensational match at the Philips Stadium last night where PSV played their game in hand! Our rivals were no less than 4-0 down at home to SC Heerenveen when they all but turned the game around in the second half - only to lose the nine-goal thriller by a very narrow margin!



    Ajax, on the other hand, managed to win their second game in a row. After defeating SC Heerenveen the other day they beat a mediocre VVV-side (2-0) at the Johan Cruijff Arena last night.



    The result is a very odd-looking table and even when all the clubs have played their games in hand it will probably still look very different compared to what we have been used to in recent years.



    We will be playing Vitesse (!) at the Gelredome Stadium next. Never an easy game and this year it will be particularly challenging!

    Also, Naouafal Bannis will miss at least five matches - and probably more! - so for the time being Chong will take over Bannis' role as attacking midfielder behind Dylan Vente.

    Chong has been playing well lately and now a lot will be expected of him, especially when we play AC Milan away and then Hertha BSC at home in our final Champions League group game!





  29. that PSV game!!!


    Question is is anyone in this league even going to lay a glove on you this year!?

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    Our starting lineup against Vitesse

    The current leaders of the Eredivisie table will play their three-striker formation tonight. On paper this may look like a risky formation but so far Vitesse have been very successful and we shall not underestimate then!



    We will play Vitesse with our usual formation. Tijme Wessels will replace the suspended Stefan de Vrij and Chong will replace the injured Naoufal Bannis.

    We have opted for Idrissi as left winger and so Summerville will be back as right winger and Ridgeciano Haps will start out on the bench again.



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    big 'ol game v Vitesse next

    For sure they are scoring goals - can you keep them out

    But surely you'll get in yourself against the lack of defenders they have!

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    A flattering win over Vitesse

    Last night we defeated Vitesse, who were the Eredivisie leaders, with Dylan Vente netting another brace and with Tahith Chong also finding the net again!



    The first half was rather uneventful. We created very little, although Idrissi missed an easy chance and Amrabat hit a fierce shot but Jensen pushed it away superbly. Bijlow was also at the top of his form so that Vitesse were unable to breach our defence and the scoreline was still 0-0 at half-time.

    But the second half was just three minutes old when Vente tried his luck and found the net with a shot from just outside the box! And the match came alive now. There were attempts on goal by both teams and Vitesse actually came close to scoring once or twice but it was Dylan Vente again who found the net! Our striker got into the penalty box after a through pass from Amrabat, and knowing that the defenders could not touch him Vente hit a speculative effort and put us 2-0 up!

    Less than five minutes later Chong powered a header at goal and scored the clinching goal. We brought on El Bouchataoui, Verdonk and Janmaat but Vitesse knew they were beaten and the match petered out.

    Summary
    A flattering scoreline but a well-deserved win nonetheless. Bijlow, Chong and Vente were our best players last night and Vente was named Man of the Match. And so we seem to have made the right choice when we opted for Chong to replace the inured Naoufal Bannis.
    Spoiler!

    And for a change, both Ajax and PSV won their respective games. However, our rivals will have to play each other next weekend!



    In our wildest dreams we couldn't have wished for a better start to the Eredivisie season. However, our Champions League Group is an entirely different matter and we shall have to play Milan next!

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  36. Nice for a more comfortable day out... can anyone stop you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James_y View Post
    Nice for a more comfortable day out... can anyone stop you?
    Hopefully not. This is the season where it should all come together. We have won the Johan Cruijff Shield and we've got to win the League again. The Cup would make it a domestic treble. It doesn't get any better than that.

    But then there's Europe...

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    BIG win but very flattering as you say

    Still - who cares

    Plenty of wiggle room now in the league if required which is great as means you fully attack other comps this year as well

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