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Redknapp69 wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:20 am Wow - how good is Re looking!

Nice and easy cup win but for sure helped by another keeper disaster and red card - feel as thought it wouldnt have been a major issue of a game anyway

New formation was interesting :ok:

We all want Emmen next round don't we...........
Yeah, Ré is a more than a decent allround striker but it's his finishing and his heading that sets him apart. To be fair, he is too good to play in front of a crowd of 8,000.

Emmen would be nice, indeed. The draw didn't take place yet. Usually it's the day the games are being played, but not this time.

The new formation was an experiment, but we may try it again some time.
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That would be a great final to this chapter; in the final of the KNVB Beker. Hopefully it's Emmen.
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Telstar was a blip.

Great result against Telstar. Re is doing superbly although I did think Solvang may have been rotated in somewhere along those games. Shame.
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ebfatz wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:07 pm Telstar was a blip.

Great result against Telstar. Re is doing superbly although I did think Solvang may have been rotated in somewhere along those games. Shame.
Good point. The problem is we have such a good starting XI now that I hesitate to disappoint any of them.
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With the help of the referee

Four days after our convincing cup win over Telstar we played FC Utrecht at the Galgenwaard Stadium with Jens Toornstra (21) for Richard Knopper, our oldest player at 33.

With Toornstra playing alongside Lex Immers (23) we had young, but talented attacking midfielders who needed lots of game time. And, besides, Knopper was in his last year with ADO.


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Wednesday 16th February 2011

"There are days when you just know that the goal won't come."

"We played quite well and at times we actually battered our hosts, but both Immers and Dalé put the ball just over the bar when they had a more than decent scoring opportunity and Marco van Duin denied shots by Dalé so at half-time the scoreline was still 0-0. And what's more, Immers went off injured so we brought on the experienced Richard Knopper to replace him."

"It made little difference and with Ré hardly being involved in the play it felt as if the game could have lasted for hours without us scoring any goals. Until Knopper went down as he tried to go past Van Duin. Now to be honest, not every referee would have award a penalty, but Mr. van Roekel did and he even showed Van Duin a red card. And while Utrecht brought on their backup goalkeeper it was 19-year-old Jorge Ayala who stepped up confidently and scored off the post!"

"A well-deserved win, to be sure, but we couldn't have done it today without the help of the referee."


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"And so we remain in fourth place, but we really needed this win today as we will be facing the league leaders in just two days time…"


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And then there was the KNVB Cup Semi-Final draw. For obvious reasons most of us had been hoping we would draw FC Emmen...

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Cup draw - fook sake! :(

You seem to have had a lot of teams going down to 10 men against you this season

For sure deserved the win though on the stats - happy days!

What happened to that (Spanish?) creative midfielder that didn't really impress?
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Redknapp69 wrote: Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:22 am Cup draw - fook sake! :(

You seem to have had a lot of teams going down to 10 men against you this season

For sure deserved the win though on the stats - happy days!

What happened to that (Spanish?) creative midfielder that didn't really impress?
Juan José Luque, yes, he doesn't fit in the tactic. The same goes for Danny Buijs. We prefer to play with attacking central midfielders. But we will need the two of them against PSV and if that works well for them they will be used more often now. Like in that KNVB Cup Semi-Final.
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Would have been disappointed not to have won that league game considering they didn't have a shot.

A good three points!
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A significant result

Just two days after we defeated FC Utrecht with a little bit of help from the referee we had to play PSV at the Zuiderpark. With a bit of luck we had held them to a 1-1 draw at the Philips Stadium in November so - to quote their manager - they were keen to avenge themselves and win this time, especially because Ajax were not far behind them in the table.

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Lex Immers was injured and Jens Toornstra was not quite fit after our midweek game at Utrecht so we decided to rest our two young attacking central midfielders - two games in three days is a bit much - and we played PSV with Luque and Buijs instead. Both of them in a more defensive role than Immers and Toornstra.

We also instructed our two wide midfielders to not play as far forward as they usually do, even if this meant leaving Ré on an island.


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Friday 18th February 2011

"What a game for Coutinho!"

"For most of the game we were under immense pressure against arguably the best team in the league, but our goalkeeper showed safe hands time and again as he denied shots by Jefferson Farfan, Cedric van der Gun and Kennedy Bakircioglü while Arouna Koné was very unlucky with his shots on goal."

"Of our two 'new' central midfielders Juan José Luque held his own, but Danny Buijs struggled and especially so after he was booked for holding Mike Zonneveld back. So eventually we brought on Richard Knopper again. It seemed the best choice. After all, it resulted in the penalty against FC Utrecht. But PSV were hardly impressed and to be honest, they should have won the game if it hadn't been for Coutinho, who was named Man of the Match - and rightly so!"


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"Because Heerenveen won their game we have dropped one place in the league table, but we do not let this worry us. We are too happy to have secured a point against PSV again!"


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"What is a concern, though, is the high number of players who are now one yellow card away from a one-match ban. Fortunately we have quite a few very decent backup players nowadays, but still…"


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Good game from Luque ;)

Maybe he could be given another chance with better quality players around/in front of him

Excellent point

Coutinho is up there for player of the season for me - I know Re is taking all the plaudits but he's earned a good few points for you!
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Redknapp69 wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:30 pm Good game from Luque ;)

Maybe he could be given another chance with better quality players around/in front of him

Excellent point

Coutinho is up there for player of the season for me - I know Re is taking all the plaudits but he's earned a good few points for you!
I'd say it's a toss up between Ré and Coutinho. Today Coutinho made the difference again. You could say PSV got superkeepered (if you believe in that myth).
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Ré to the rescue

We reverted back to our attacking formation when we played NEC Nijmegen at the Goffert Stadium, only Immers was still injured so we had Luque replace him again. Our creative Spanish midfielder had played with the Reserves for quite a few months but he had done well against PSV and he deserved another chance.

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Sunday 27th February 2011

"We end the month well…"

"In the first few action-filled minutes John de Jong, NEC's 34-year-old attacking midfielder, picked up a knock and had to go off, Derijck was shown a yellow card for his professional foul against Rutger Worm, Ferne Snoyl scored with a fine strike and Piqué sent a cross into the box and Ré netted the equaliser with another one of his great headers."

"The quick equaliser did wonders for our morale and ten minutes later Radosavljevic found Ayala with a low pass into the area and Ayala bagged his fifth goal of the season."

"So all was well again and we were in control of the match until just before the break when Mounir El Hamdaoui lost his marker and scored the unexpected equaliser for NEC."

"In the second half we were the better team, but NEC managed to weather the storm and they countered well which resulted in yellow cards for Bosschaart and Kum."

"And so the match was heading for a draw when Ré came to the rescue. With just six minutes remaining our striker scored from close range after Kruiswijk had failed to clear the ball and five minutes later Knopper curled the ball into the near post and Ré completed his hat-trick!"

"A brilliant result with Ré and Janmaat, who wants to leave ADO at the end of the season, as our best players."


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"A crucial win against NEC. However, NAC and Heerenveen also both won their respective games and so we remain in fifth position."


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"Now after today's yellow cards three(!) of our defenders will be suspended for our next league game against Feyenoord, while we still have an additional eight players who are just one yellow card away from a one-match ban! It's that time of the season when we need to rely even more on our backup players."


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BIG 6 pointer win!

Does Re want to leave already (with Janmaat)?!

That was a day where clinical finishing showed - not much in it for total shots but accuracy and quality won the game for Re and you!
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Redknapp69 wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 7:17 pm BIG 6 pointer win!

Does Re want to leave already (with Janmaat)?!

That was a day where clinical finishing showed - not much in it for total shots but accuracy and quality won the game for Re and you!
Ré hasn't said so, but I'd be surprised if there woudn't be any bids for him very soon now and with our small stadium and low wages...
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A vital win over Feyenoord

We started the month of March with a home game against a demoralised Feyenoord side who had dropped to ninth place after their 2-0 home loss to FC Utrecht. In fact, Feyenoord were on their way to finish in their lowest league position since the dismal days of Gunder Bengtsson, some twenty years ago, when they ended in 11th position as related elsewhere.

We already had a remarkably good record against Feyenoord - three wins, four draws and three losses - and that first week of March many pundits actually considered us the favourites against the 2002 UEFA Cup winners.


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Fyenoord had a decent side with Diego Biseswar (23) and Jonathan de Guzman (also 23) as their most promising players, but they did not have a quality team as PSV and Ajax and they were having a very disappointing season.


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We played Feyenoord with our usual formation but with three central defenders, Bosschaart, Derijck and Kum, suspended we were forced to play a makeshift defence.


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Sunday 6th March 2011

"Ayala made the difference today."

"Feyenoord are struggling these days and morale is low at the club. They played well enough for thirty minutes or so but then Ten Rouwelaar beat the ball away and Ayala was first to the rebound and scored the opening goal with a tap-in. And then Feyenoord looked beaten."

"In the second half we remained in control of the game. We had already brought on Immers for Jens Toornsta when Pardo made a sliding challenge on Ré and the ball skidded off the slippery surface. Ayala was first to the ball again and he struck it with fury to doouble our lead."

"And so it was job done. We brought on Solvang and Verhoek but there were no more goals. Ayala showed his value for the club again and obviously he was named Man of the Match, but Coutinho and Piqué also continue to play at the top of their form."


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"We may have an excellent run but so do NAC Breda and SC Heerenveen who both seem unstoppable this season."


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Another huge win

Not that much ion the game but again Coutinho on top form and Feyenoord strikers were not

Some going this season - Europe is looking very likley now - and more which compeition it will be!
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Redknapp69 wrote: Tue Nov 29, 2022 9:12 am Another huge win

Not that much ion the game but again Coutinho on top form and Feyenoord strikers were not

Some going this season - Europe is looking very likley now - and more which compeition it will be!
Feyenoord are remarkably easy to beat this year. They need a better manager. That is, if they can find one :)
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An unfortunate result

The next Saturday we played FC Emmen at the Sportpark Meerdijk in front of a crowd of just over 8,000 - just about the size we are used to in our home games at the Zuiderpark.

And because nobody was banned or injured we played our usual formation and lineup while Emmen played a 4-4-2 formation.


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Saturday 12th March 2011

"Just when you are beginning to think that you are invincible…"

"It wasn't that we did not try. In fact, we had more shots on goal than Emmen did and on any another day Ré would would have scored at least once, perhaps even twice. Coutinho also did well between the sticks. It just did not go our way today."

"And, of course, both NAC and Heerenveen had to win their respective games again…"


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"I suppose the only good news this week was that Ré and Ayala have been called up to the Argentina Under 21 squad."


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Big news for the young Argie boys!

Strong games from both keepers. Bit of a harsh loss that

Cuts the gap from Emmen to you but still in a fine position

Shame more people not coming through the turnstiles - surely these are up there with some of the best times they have had?
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Redknapp69 wrote: Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:05 pm Big news for the young Argie boys!

Strong games from both keepers. Bit of a harsh loss that

Cuts the gap from Emmen to you but still in a fine position

Shame more people not coming through the turnstiles - surely these are up there with some of the best times they have had?
Yes, in fact the 2010/11 season was actually ADO's best season since the 1970's when they were a top flight side.
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Back to winning ways

There was just one game remaining before the international break, a home game against a very mediocre Vitesse.

Piqué and Derijck were both unavailable so we played Vitesse with Christian Kum as left wing back and with Tommie Beugelsdijk as central defender, alongside Pascal Bosschaart.


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Friday 18th March 2011

"Back to winning ways again…"

"We played well as a team and after the red card for Remco van der Schaaf - who made a very dangerous, two-footed challenge on Radosavljevic - it took Ayala just five minutes to find the net with the assist from Jens Toornstra. Ayala hurdled over Ray Oost's challenge and smashed the ball towards the top corner and into the back of the net."

"We had to wait until deep into the second half before Janmaat bagged our second goal of the day when the ball fell to him after an Ayala corner. Our win was never in doubt, though."

"Ayala was named Man of the Match again. With eight goals and four assists our young Argentinian winger has already become a valuable first team player."


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"An important win just before the international break, especially because Heerenveen lost (4-0) at Ajax while NAC Breda were held to a 1-1 draw by Willem II."


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So March had ended well for us, which was just as well because we knew that after the international break we would be heading towards a very congested April fixture list.


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Meanwhile, for Feyenoord it hadn't been such a very good week. On the Sunday they narrowly lost at home to the league leaders.


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So despite the unrest at De Kuip the board had still given Joop Gall a vote of confidence, but on the following Wednesday Feyenoord were mauled by Ajax in their midweek game in hand, also at De Kuip.


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Comprehensive win!

Is 4th CL?

Feyenoord on the ropes - do they need a new manager to save them ;)
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Redknapp69 wrote: Thu Dec 01, 2022 10:18 am Comprehensive win!

Is 4th CL?

Feyenoord on the ropes - do they need a new manager to save them ;)
3rd is qualifying phase
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You've set that up to make us think Feyenoord is coming up but surely not? Surely you have to see out this season before moving on?
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ebfatz wrote: Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:26 pm You've set that up to make us think Feyenoord is coming up but surely not? Surely you have to see out this season before moving on?
Ah, but the story is writing itself. We shall have to wait and see where it is heading. Having said that, if you look up the Eredivisie table for the 2010-11 season you will find that Feyenoord ended in tenth position, several places below ADO Den Haag.
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