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Thread: [STORY] Feyenoord after Koeman

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Eejit View Post
    Fantastic start both domestically and in Europe. Schalke never looked like troubling you after they had drawn with AW. The win against Liverpool was vital, but I don't think this group will be as easy as some might think. All 4 teams will think they have a chance to progress.

    Crucial to beat PSV. I can only see that gap growing now.
    Yes, PSV has a good defence (only 6 goals conceded in 13 matches) but Ajax is very good in attacking now.

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    The Clasie dilemma



    So this season Jordy Clasie came back to Feyenoord after almost three years with Internazionale and much was expected of 'the Dutch Xavi'! And because El Ahmadi is now 33 years old we decided to have Clasie play as defensive midfielder with El Ahmadi as substitute after four very good seasons in that position.

    But, after 18 matches (both league and European matches) Clasie's average rating was just 7.0 and he had scored only one goal and never been man of the match yet.

    Now these last two league matches against FC Den Bosch and PSV he played as (attacking) midfielder and lo and behold, he scored the deciding goal in both and was declared man of the match in both as well, with an average rating of 9.0(!)



    Is this a mere coincidence, or does it mean that Clasie is not really suited as defensive midfielder?
    Is that perhaps why Clasie's morale was low? And if so, why did he not tell us?
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    Apparently hes more Aimar than Xavi.

    Get Nathan Ake and put him in as DMC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajvonkrondor View Post
    Apparently hes more Aimar than Xavi.

    Get Nathan Ake and put him in as DMC?
    ajvonkrondor:

    Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Rabbit View Post
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    Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain!
    come again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajvonkrondor View Post
    come again?
    I think he means Aimar is (his) God?

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    With a little help from the ref...

    We went to Lisbon on a hopeless mission without two of our midfielders, Clasie and Boetius, and without both of our strikers, Guidetti en Mitrovic. But then there is always the referee...

    Benfica started very positively and after merely twelve minutes Victor Andrade jinked past El Ahmadi, put a low cross into the near post where Aleksandr Kokorin picked up the ball and scored. That is how long we lasted. Twelve minutes!

    But three minutes later Giorgio Chiellini made a reckless challenge on Toornstra and instead of showing him a yellow card, Josan pulled out a red card for Chiellini and sent him off. And that split second decision turned the game around!

    Benfica became more careful and we started taking more risks and before half time El Ahmadi played the ball to Nelom who went past Lopez, tried a low drive and scored the equaliser!

    In the second half Toornstra immediately received a yellow card and we would normally have replaced him but we just have no more midfielders of that level so he had to play on and, incredibly, four minutes later Toornstra himself received the ball from Geis and scored! It was a brilliant Feyenoord move!

    That could have decided the match, but even with ten men Benfica was still very dangerous and once more the referee made his mark when Nelom went in hard on Kokorin and Benfica were awarded a penalty. And again it was Kokorin who scored.

    Both teams now seemed satisfied with that result until the last minute. Van Ginkel passed the ball to Kozak. Kozak found Bruma who headed the ball out right to Toornstra. Toornstra played the ball into the area where Basacikoglu took control of the loose ball and blasted it towards the top corner to score a spectacular winning goal!




    Looking at the player ratings it should be clear how lucky we were that Toornstra played on after receiving a yellow card and obviously the red card, after just 15 minutes, made all the difference to-day. Without it we would not have had the remotest chance.




    And because Borussia Dortmund upset Liverpool at Anfield, this is how the table looks now.



    The Feyenoord Board of Directors are of course delighted and for now we can focus on the league again and see how Clasie does in the long December month when we have to play lots of league matches to catch up with the other teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samsami View Post
    I think he means Aimar is (his) God?
    well, than he should learn how to read as I was making Aimar the AMC of all AMCs.

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    'Pool in a bit of bother there.

    4 points from the 2 remailning home games should do it and anything away will be a bonus.
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    That could be the bit of luck that gets you through - nice one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    That could be the bit of luck that gets you through - nice one!
    It made my day!

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    Feyenoord's winning streak ends in Amsterdam

    When we received Vitesse in the Kuip, four squad players (Kongolo, Boetius, Guidetti and Mitrovic) were still unavailable so once more Basacikoglu and Kozak filled in as strikers. And this time we decided to try out Marco van Ginkel as defensive midfielder, so that Clasie could remain in his favourite position on the midfield.

    And sure enough in this match, too, Clasie was highly effective. Not only did he score the winning goal for the third time in a row, but Vitesse had so much difficulty trying to stop Clasie that Skar was actually sent off after tripping him. By the way, as an extra bonus Van Ginkel did very well as defensive midfielder! So we may just have found the answer for this problem...




    Mitrovic is back from his injury and Kongolo from his suspension for the next match against MVV, who are currently at the very bottom of the league. This means that Bruma and Basacikoglu had to sit on the bench again - and they probably did not like it.

    The match went well for us, though. Two of our defenders scored before Postma was shown a red card for butting Nelom in the face! In the second half Clasie scored again. And is this match, too, both Clasie and Van Ginkel did exceptionally well! Looks like we have found a winning formula.




    So when we had to travel to Amsterdam to play Ajax, it was obvious that Van Ginkel is now our new defensive midfielder and Clasie can continue to excel in his favourite position, in a more attacking role. Guidetti and Boetius are still injured, though, so the team has not changed since the match against MVV.

    There was an avalanche of yellow cards for Feyenoord so that both Bruma and Basacikoglu did not have to sit on the bench too long but quickly replaced Kongolo and Toornstra, but still we could not prevent Ajax from winning this time, even though Clasie scored for the 5th match in a row. So after have been undefeated for 22 matches we finally lose in Amsterdam...



    Jonathan Geis told us he wants to leave for a bigger club (...) and Kozak doesn't seem to perform too well against strong opponents. Both of them did not play well at all this time.




    We are still ahead of Ajax and PSV but only by a very small margin, with three league matches to go before the long winter break.

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    That's a bit more interesting. Some competition for you

    Clasie is awesome at the moment in his new midfield role.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Eejit View Post
    That's a bit more interesting. Some competition for you

    Clasie is awesome at the moment in his new midfield role.
    There must be some kind of (hidden?) attribute that makes a regular midfielder (MC) suited to play as DMC since Clasie simply did not do well while Van Ginkel does so much better. Whatever, I'm finding it out by trial and error.

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    Nice story can I ask you wich updates you have sorry if it's been posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polo_zenden View Post
    Nice story can I ask you which updates you have sorry if it's been posted.
    I use the October 2014 Data update if that's what you mean. Or do I misunderstand your question?

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    First half of the season ends well for Feyenoord

    After losing to Ajax in Amsterdam there were three more matches to be played before the long January break.

    First we went to Venlo where we defeated FC VVV, but there was a most curious incident in this match. In the 62nd minute Toornstra pushed Bovenberg in the chest. Bovenberg then responded by pushing Toornstra over and consequently he was sent off by the referee, but for some obscure reason Toornstra was only shown a yellow card!?




    And not long after this incident we were awarded a penalty, so we shall not complain about the referee.




    Right after this match Geis told us he is not interested in our new contract offer and we have no choice but make him available for transfer. We currently have no transfer money so before we can sign a new right defender we will need to sell Geis first. We have literally nobody else for that position.




    With Guidetti back from injury our striker partnership could finally come into action again and they where ready for it! And the crowd was more than pleased to see their two heroes deal with FC Twente!




    And last of all, we beat Heracles Almelo with Clasie scoring again.




    Now because Ajax beat PSV it has become crystal clear which team we should be on our guard for this season!

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    That defense is outstanding just 7 goals in 19 games. Ajax are hanging in, so the next head to head is going to be crucial.

    Why did Geis not want to sign on again ? Was he wanting too much, or is he unhappy ? How old is he ? Can't be more than mid 20's so won't be retiring
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Eejit View Post
    That defense is outstanding just 7 goals in 19 games. Ajax are hanging in, so the next head to head is going to be crucial.

    Why did Geis not want to sign on again ? Was he wanting too much, or is he unhappy ? How old is he ? Can't be more than mid 20's so won't be retiring
    He's 25 and he has played for us for 3.5 seasons and perhaps wanted a new challenge? But really, leave the club at this stage? We (read: he) won the title twice already and last year we won the cup as well, so that may not be a real challenge anymore, but we've never gotten so far in Europe and Geis could have helped us reach the quarter finals. I don't get it!
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    Jonathan Geis leaves Feyenoord

    By simply eliminating Willem II we advanced to the quarter finals of the Dutch cup. Clasie and Guidetti showed again how valuable they are for the club.




    Ajax and PSV are also still in the race.




    The next day it was formally announced that Jonathan Geis' is moving to CSKA Moscow. Now interestingly, his basic wage is exactly the same as what we paid him. So it wasn't for the money. Why on earth would he do that - at age 25 - just when we hope to survive Phase Two of the Champions League?




    We still cannot afford to buy a new right defender, so in looking at our squad we have Nelom (and Woudenberg) as left backs and we have Kongolo, Van Beek, Bruma and Vlaar as central defenders. Of those four Bruma is the most suited to play as right back, so he will have to take over Geis' position which has now become vacant.

    To encourage Bruma we decided to offer him a new contract. After all, he will have to take some extra training to get used to his new position.




    We immediately tried this out against ADO Den Haag and this time Clasie and Mitrovic where the ones who scored the goals. Bruma did well enough in his new position and Kongolo was declared man of the match.




    So there's only two differences from the squad we started with at the beginning of this fifth season: We swapped Clasie and Van Ginkel around and Bruma now plays in Geis' position.




    The fact that both Kongolo and Clasie came back to Feyenoord after several years in Italy means that our squad has more experienced players than ever. Also, Van Beek and Nelom have really matured over the last 4.5 years with Feyenoord.

    And we need that, because our next four matches are all very important and will have to be played within an eleven days period: FC VVV (Dutch Cup, Quarter Finals), Borussia Dortmund (CL, in Germany), Ajax (away) and Dortmund again (CL, in the Kuip)!
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    Whenever I play a game that spans multiple seasons, after four seasons I have 100+ in the bank. How come you can't buy a decent RB? What's in the youth team? Where did Rodney Cabral go ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajvonkrondor View Post
    Whenever I play a game that spans multiple seasons, after four seasons I have 100+ in the bank. How come you can't buy a decent RB? What's in the youth team? Where did Rodney Cabral go ?
    I'm afraid I invested all my money in new players
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    There must be some free transfers available. Even if it is an older player past their best, or one that you might not normally consider, it would surely be better to have a recognised right back than playing a central defender out of position. Probably too late to ret them registered for Europe, but still worth considering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Eejit View Post
    There must be some free transfers available. Even if it is an older player past their best, or one that you might not normally consider, it would surely be better to have a recognised right back than playing a central defender out of position. Probably too late to have them registered for Europe, but still worth considering.
    Bruma is doing really well as right defender. That's better than having Bruma and Vlaar both on the bench. That annoys Bruma. Vlaar does not mind as he is coach/player.
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    come again?
    Pablo Aimar, aka, God. : )

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