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Discussion in 'The Netherlands' started by BrianCappellieri, Jul 18, 2002.
The official Ajax thread
The official Ajax thread...in english...
Their not really finished with it yet.
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Ajax join Carini queue
Ajax are the latest contenders to take Juventus ‘keeper Fabian Carini for next season.
The Uruguayan is set to leave the Delle Alpi after failing to command any first team football following the arrival of Gianluigi Buffon last summer.
The international is desperate for regular action and Juventus have confirmed their intention to release the No 1.
However, the Delle Alpi side have failed to get the youngster the dream move that he desires.
Carini did come very close to joining Barcelona on loan earlier this season before that move fell through.
In recent weeks there has been strong speculation linking him with Celtic but Ajax are now the latest side to show an interest.
The Dutch outfit would like Carini on loan for the new campaign.
Juve have already looked to deal with Carini’s proposed departure by securing the services of Lecce veteran Antonio Chimenti. He arrived on a free-transfer.
Ajax signs Sikora.
Looks like an 11 of: Lobont; Trabelsi, Bergdolmo, Chivu, O'Brien; van der Meyde, Van der Vaart, van Halst, Sikora; Mido, Machlas.
Strong bench or alternative starters: Wamberto, Zlatan, Winter/Witschge, Didiluca, Pienaar, Ikedia (too bad Koeman doesn't seem to like him), among others.
I would think that Ajax would sell a player to raise cash now. Zlatan? He always seemed to be in the coach's doghouse last year. Ikedia is a puzzle. I liked him in his limited runouts last year and he was OK at the World Cup.
I agree with you re. the starting eleven. JOB seems strongly entrenched at left back and as substitute cover in the midfield. I think that they can do better than van Halst but you cannot have everything. It should be an interesting year.
Roma passed off on buying Zlatan; like they really need another striker.
Ikedia's extremely useful, but Koeman doesn't figure him into their plans, and that's his right as Ajax's manager.
As for Van Halst, you're right--but they gotta have some kind of central/defensive midfielder to cover for VdV/Sikora/VdMeyde/Wamberto/etc, especially if Ajax goes 4-3-3. Lots of offensive firepower, but...
Totally agree re. Ajax's requirement for a destroyer. I just want a better destroyer!
The Ajax-Manchester United game should be interesting. Ajax really did not have a good showing in last year's tournament.
Still looking for a bar in NYC that will show the Celtic-Ajax exhibition on Wednesday.
Have you tried "the Parlour?" It's home of the NYC Celtic Supporters Club. If they ain't showing it there I'd imagine you can't see anywhere in NYC.
Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out. I'll also make sure not to wear my Ajax kit.
Hell, Litmanen is supposedly available--a return to Amsterdam?
I thought he had ruled out this move:
Mentioned near the end, in the "And the rest" section.
Had a blip on DailySoccer and Planet today regarding Liverpool wanting to take him off the books due to the Diouf signing, paired with Baros actually playing, and Owen and Heskey.
It's a believe it when you see it kinda thing, but it makes sense since Jari wouldn't see much playing time unless guys get hurt--which Owen and Heskey have in the past.
In the great tradition of all Yanks Abroad posters, I think it would be good to see Jari go somewhere where he could get more playing time. I thought he did fairly well for Liverpool last year...when he got the chance to play.
Ajax would seem to be a good option. Wonder why he would rule it out (according to that extensive one-liner in transfer rumors)? Possibly just an early stance...especially if Liverpool might want to offload him?
I doubt Liverpool would ask for a large transfer fee (if any) for Litmanen. It would a question of finding a club willing to pay his wages, which is easier said that done.
And I doubt he'd start week in, week out for Ajax, anyways.
Jari's a no-go, supposedly.
http://www.planetfootball.com/article.asp?id=100513&Title=Ajax baulk at Litmanen demands
Pardon my ignorance, but what happened to Tomas Galasek?
Pine, meet Tomas. Tomas, pine.
Litmanen isn't coming cause his personal demands are too high.
Machlas could be sold to Spurs for about $5 million. Maybe then Ajax would keep Zlatan!
Ajax doesnt want Jari. They had a chance last year but refused. The only thing he brings is Champions league experience, however, Koeman and Blind can install some and coupled with some of their players experience in the world cup last summer it evens out. why would they want him anyway???
Ajax Signs Boukhari
Ajax Signs Boukhari
Two days after signing Viktor Sikora Ajax signed Nourdin Boukhari. Sparta´s left winger signs a four year deal with Ajax. Boukhari made his debut for Sparta in February 2000 And in the 76 matches he played for the Rotterdam squad he made 13 goals.
The Beautiful Game
Ajax spend again for Boukhari transfer
Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam have signed their second player in two days with the acquisition of Nourdin Boukhari from Sparta Rotterdam.
A right winger now--makes you wonder if Wamberto has a future under Koeman.
Wamberto plays on the left. Van der Gun, de Cler and Ikedia are the ones rumoured to be for sale.