First Division team Fortuna Sittard has been saved from extension (www.v-bal.nl). The club that was 24.3m Euro in debt has it's debt written off by both the tax man and the council. Can someone who is a bit more up to date please explain the Dutch football rules to me. As far as I know, Dutch football clubs manage their finances quite well (please correct me if I am wrong). Meaning, you don't see the scenarios you get in Italy (Lazio), Spain (Real Madrid) and Germany (Dortmund). Is it true that if Dutch clubs can not prove they have their finances in order then they are not allowed to compete in the following season's competition? I think Italy have such a rule, and Roma were almost not allowed to compete this year. Please clarify.