Category: Netherlands

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Netherlands Eredivisie – Feyenoord vs Wllem II 13/09/2014

Feyenoord news:

Having lost a plurality of key players at the beginning of summer, they were in the process of forming the roster until the closing of the transfer period.

In the most recent game, they drew 0-0 at Twente, although based on the chances they had, they could win (lost a penalty in 34′).

Their last acquisitions are goalkeeper Vermeer (Ajax) and the midfielder El Ahmadi (Aston Villa).

“With the transactions incurred, we are now perfectly healthy financially. We want to maintain in the top positions, “said team’s technical director, Van Well.

On Thursday, for the Europa League, they will face Seville in Spain.

Willem II news:

The syndrome of away games was not overcome neither against Go Ahead Eagles(1-0 defeat).

In the last days of the transcripts they acquired, Armenteros (striker Anderlecht), Dijks (left-back Ajax), Braber (midfielder RKC Waalwijk) and Cabral (Winger Twente).

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Netherlands Eredivisie – Pec Zwolle vs PSV 13/09/2014

Pec Zwolle news:

Just a few hours after their exclusion from the Europa League from Sparta Prague, they experienced their first defeat in the league.

In a tight match, they lost to Breda (3-1). In the finale of the transfers they lost the goalkeeper Boer (4 app, Ajax) however they moved immediately by bringing as a replacement, the talented Hahn (on loan from Feyenoord).

“Eindhoven plays slightly differently than the previous years. They rely a lot in counterattacks. We will try to put pressure on them ” said captain Van Polen.

PSV news:

They seem to be unstoppable at the beginning of the season being the only Dutch team which counts the absolute record so far in their league and in Europe (eight straight wins).

Their last victim was Vitesse (Home 2-0) in a game in which newcomer left midfielder Guardado made his debut (on loan from Valencia).

At the end of the transfer period they acquired the centre-back Isimat-Mirin (on loan from Monaco), while on Thursday for the Europa League they will host Estoril in the “Philips Stadion”.

“Last year we also had a good start, but the continuity was not proportionate. I hope this year we’ll handle the situation much better” said midfielder Wijnaldum.

“Zwolle, based on economic standards, have done a very good start in the league. Especially at home they are very dangerous ” said coach Cocu.

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Netherlands Eredivisie – Heracles vs AZ Alkmaar 09/08/2014

Heracles news:

Based on the extremely poor harvest they had in their erstwhile strong home stadium (4-5-8) they should feel satisfied that did not got involved into adventures.

Coach De Jonge remained at the bench of the team, while experienced players who left the roster were replaced deservedly.

Their last loss was the left back defender Davidson (30/2, West Brom). From the players who were acquired, midfielder Fledderus (Roda), the stopper Zomer (SC Heerenveen) and defensive midfielder Sibum (Beveren) stand out.

At their strongest tests they lost 2-0 to Den Bosch (23/7) and won De Graafschap 3-2 (26/7).

“We have more possibilities than last year because our roster is more crowded. Alkmaar is a very good team. They have excellent players in all positions, ” De Jonge said.

AZ Alkmaar news:

By the end of March they were participating in all competitions, but ultimately they failed to achieve anything substantial, losing even in the playoff’s final for Europe to Groningen.

Having Marco Van Basten now at the bench they will try to achieve what they failed last year, to ensure a ticket to Europe.

The roster shows generally as competitive as last year, as well as losses of wingers Beerens (33/5) and Gudmundsson (35/3), were covered by the acquisition of Tankovic (Fulham) and Hupperts (Roda), but they will need strengthening at defense too after the withdrawal of their stopper Viergever (37/3).

At their most important friendly games they drew 0-0 to Nijmegen (19/7) and were defeated 3-0 to Hoffenheim (31/7).

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Netherlands Eredivisie – Nac Breda vs Excelsior 09/08/2014

Nac Breda news:

They are playing with fire in recent years, ensuring to remain stressfully enough every season and deterministically if they continue the same way, some time … they will be burned. So this season, the expectations remain low, while the team is plagued by financial problems and they know that a potential relegation will bring them a breath away of bankruptcy.

There has been a disagreement regarding the readiness of the group between goalkeeper-captain Ten Rouwelaar and the coach Gudelj.

“The roster is small in numbers and lacks experience. We are ready for the start of the season. The management should move more quickly, “said Ten Rouwelaar. Two days later Gudelj commented :” With one more striker, we will have a complete roster. We are ready for the premiere. “

Excelsior news:

They sent their fans in the seventh heaven returning in the premier league bravely (excluding Den Bosch and RKC Waalwijk), after two years of absence.

The “rookie” Dijkhuizen, who took Excelsior in January and credited the anode to a large extent continues in the bench, however, based on their movements in the exchange market and having lost their big star, striker Veldwijk (32 goals last year) it will be considered an achievement if they manage to remain in the league.

Among the most important friendly matches, they were defeated 1-0 to Go Ahead (19/7) and won 4-1 to Ronda (26/7).

“My team is looking forward to getting started. The away match against NAC Breda is a nice game to start. We need to be focused from the beginning and play organized, “said Dijkhuizen.