To the Future: Ajax, 2018-19

Discussion in 'The Netherlands' started by Orange14, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. bunbohue

    bunbohue Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    Still angry with the way the team played in the 2nd half. I hold the coach mostly accountable for this. Not many will remember the team lost in the final or make it to semi final or quarter final. Quality without results is pointless. Results without quality is boring. What did they achieve? Pointless.
     
  2. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Looks like Ajax will be signing Argentine LB, Lisandro Martinez for €7M. He is 21 years old and has been capped once by the NT.
     
  3. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Maybe ten Hag should have called a time out; oh wait, you cannot do this in soccer. At some point you have to trust that the players can figure things out on the pitch and make adjustments. Unfortunately, this time they did not.
     
  4. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Good signing. For €7million you cant really go wrong
     
  5. Oranje98

    Oranje98 Member

    Aug 8, 2014
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Based on some Youtube clips, he looks promising. That being said, I am curious how he would fit in with Blind who has been one of our top players this season, Kik Pierie who is supposed to be the next big thing for Dutch football and Tagliafico who is going to stay for another season "which means that Blind won't play as a LB".
     
  6. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    AZ defeat PSV in Alkmaar 1-0 so it would require a massive win by PSV and a loss by Ajax on Wednesday to see the second piece of silverware taken away from Amsterdam. Good match against Utrecht other than the opening goal. Ajax were dominant in all phases of the game and it was a good send off for the supporters and those players who saw their last home action in the Arena.

    Player Ratings:

    Onana (6) - really had nothing to do and had no chance at the opening goal
    Tagliafico (6.5) - good match
    Blind (6.5) - pretty solid
    de Ligt (7) - couldn't win the header on the opening goal but solid after that
    Veltman (6.5) - went forward with some purpose and didn't have much defending to do
    de Jong (7) - only one bad pass as he bossed the MF
    Mazraoui (6.5) - a couple of poor passes but a rocket shot that the keeper saved
    van de Beek (7) - all over the pitch as usual and the strong header got the match winner
    Tadic (7.5) - cool as a cucumber in this match and showed great ball control
    Huntelaar (7) - nice goal to tie the match and had a couple of other opportunities
    Ziyech (7.5) - wow did he ever put pressure on Utrecht
    Schöne (6) - good performance in relief of Mazraoui
    Sinkgraven (NR) - on late
    Traore (NR) - on for a minute and almost got the fifth goal

    this will always be a season to remember in spite of the 96th minute against Spurs. Major shout out to ten Hag
     
  7. pfloyd

    pfloyd Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    Varna, Bulgaria
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    #1108 pfloyd, May 12, 2019
    Last edited: May 12, 2019
    I for one will remember it only because of the 96th minute against Spurs. Still :mad:.
    Kudos to the team that won the double, a feat that seemed unlikely at the start of the season. As for ten Hag, I'm still sitting on the fence. If only he was more flexible with players rotation...
     
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  8. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    PSV have to score about 14 goals....LOL
     
  9. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Thanks. I'm sorry that the send off for van Persie went badly.
     
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  10. No, great atmosphere and many chances. Only the ball refused to go in. Minor detail;)
     
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  11. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    If Ajax lose 1-0 next week and PSV win 14-0 you'll know the fix is in :D
     
  12. Rossonero23

    Rossonero23 Member+

    Sep 9, 2010
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Good job Ajax. Champs again
     
  13. You know it's the giant killer "De Graafschap" you're dealing with in the last match!!!:sneaky:
    Do you still wake up screeming and sweaty after a nightmare of that match a couple of years ago?:devilish:
     
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  14. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Something like this happened in the CL several years ago when Dinamo Zagreb rolled over for Lyon. Anything can happen
     
  15. aveslacker

    aveslacker Member+

    Ajax
    United States
    Apr 2, 2006
    Near Kamar-Taj
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Isn't it time to think about locking him in for a longer period?

    Also, now that the season's over, any chance you might do those aggregate player rankings we were talking about a few weeks ago?
     
  16. Rinus127

    Rinus127 Member

    Sep 8, 2015
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Hi guys, it's been a long time. Very proud to see Ajax renew with its prestige. If the right decisions are made, we can continue to surprise all of Europe.
     
  17. Welcome back:thumbsup:
     
  18. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I started an Excel spreadsheet; I'll try and finish it.
     
  19. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    I was thinking of that exact game when I made my post. Lyon had not scored more than 2 goals all tournament, and suddenly they knock in 7 o_O

    And remember the wink??

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  20. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I just saw on Ajax Showtime that Ajax will have to go through two qualification rounds to make it to the group stage of the Champions League. Of course this is done to please the automatic group stage qualifiers from the "big" leagues. This just sucks!!

    All the Dutch clubs going into European competition need to step it up next season!!!! Show who is boss.
     
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  21. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Didnt they qualify for direct spot after beating juventus. Or does to come in to effect from next season
     
  22. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Does anyone else think brian brobbery should get the big break in the ajax first team come the new season like de ligt.
     
  23. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Next season
     

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