The Future is Now! Ajax 2021-22 Season

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  1. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    We wouldve won the title even if PSV had beaten Feyenoord
     
  2. BPBlueSox

    BPBlueSox Member

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Aug 21, 2003
    Georgia
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Schreuder confirmed. Hope Niko will stay. Should be quite the interesting summer!
     
  3. BTV802

    BTV802 BigSoccer Supporter

    AFC Ajax
    Jul 11, 2006
    Vermont
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Despite a slightly rough end to the season with a lot of late game drama we absolutely shredded the league on goal difference. Felt like the title was deserved regardless of how close it may have been.
     
  4. aveslacker

    aveslacker Member+

    Ajax
    United States
    Apr 2, 2006
    The land of Rob & Cecil
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thinking back to the Ten Cate/Koster days, I gotta say it's been a pretty good run for our beloved club lately. Long may it continue!
     
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  5. wynaldaisagod

    wynaldaisagod Member

    Ajax
    United States
    Aug 9, 2019
    #955 wynaldaisagod, May 13, 2022
    Last edited: May 13, 2022
    This summer is going to be nuts for Ajax. Tons of rumors...

    * Looks like Bayern will just steal Gravenbersch. 18+7 in variables and a 7.5% sell on is the latest. That is criminally low.
    * Ziyech back? That would be incredible.
    * Sounds like Brobbey is going to be signed... not a giant fan of that signing. But maybe he will look better with more playing time.
    * Potential bidding war between Bayern and BVB for Haller. SELL!!!
    * Looks like Ajax will use 2m clause on Ihatteran. Not a bad gamble.
    * Winjdal at 10m release clause... not a terrible deal. If Nico goes, I wouldn't mind that.
     
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  6. Brobbey to me is more a Benteke kind player, lot of muscle power with good technique and that's it and not a Lukaku quality player.
     
  7. venema20

    venema20 Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Find the hate against Brobbey so funny. Guy had 6 goals and 1 assist in 10 games in the Eredivisie and directly involved in a goal every 45 minutes. But yes he is terrible
     
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  8. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I'll have more to say on prospects after tomorrow's match. I'm not convinced about Wijndal, particularly at the price AZ will ask. I would also note that Ajax has had bad luck with AZ players in the past.:eek: Salah-Eddine is a very interesting LB as is Baas. Both shared the position at Jong Ajax this year.
     
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  9. venema20

    venema20 Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Wijndal only has a 10 million buyout clause. That should be a no brainer for Ajax in my opinion
     
  10. BPBlueSox

    BPBlueSox Member

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Aug 21, 2003
    Georgia
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    I agree about Wijndal. I’d rather try out our youth. He’s not worth ten million euro. If we got him for half, maybe: but az won’t sell him to Ajax on the cheap.
     
  11. Quote where you see him called terrible.
    If you can't be more modest in your posting next time.
    I actually would phrase it differently, but Orange14 wouldnot allow me.
     
  12. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    EtH is sending out an interesting team against Vitesse. Jay Gorter gets his first team debut in goal. Here is how they will lineup: Gorter; Tagliafico, Blind, Rensch, Reeger; Alvarez, Taylor, Berghuis, Tadic; Haller, Brobbey in a 4-4-2 set up.

    Substitutes: Tyton, Stekelenburg, Llansana, Van Gelderen, Musampa, Salah-Eddine, Kudus, Klaassen, Daramy, Ihattaren. Timber is given the day off.
     
  13. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Ajax played some decent football in the first half but defensively fell apart in the second. Some players were sleepwalking through the match that while meaningless was still an opportunity to show they had the right stuff. Ajax had three shots off the crossbar and the late header from Alvarez let them escape Arnehm with a point. The 4-4-2 was a disaster with strikers out too wide and poor tracking back on defense.

    Player Ratings:

    Gorter (6) - made two good saves and was undone by his defenders on the two goals; hard to tell if he has the goods
    Tagliafico (6) - decent enough in what is likely his last match in an Ajax shirt
    Blind (6) - OK match but was forced to cover for Rensch on several occasions
    Rensch (3.5) -given a chance to prove something but what he showed was not good
    Reeger (5.5) - pretty much of a non-entity on the pitch, don't know if he has the speed to be a RB
    Alvarez (7) - other than the YC early in the first half, he was probably the best player on the pitch
    Berghuis (6.5) - had some very good moments including a great shot that hit the crossbar
    Taylor (5.5) - not very good on the ball today
    Tadic (6.5) - great pass on the Brobbey goal and had a good shot late in the second half that hit the bar
    Brobbey (6.5) - lots of good movement and created some openings
    Haller (5) - again, totally wasted on the wing
    Klaassen (5.5) - mildly above average
    Salah-Edine (5) - on for Tagliafico but can't assess whether he is good enough
    Kudus (4.5) - disappointing on the ball as he had a couple of chances to create something and just lost possession
    van Gelderen (NR) - on late and had a header go high
    Daramy (NR) - on late but was quite lively with some good ball movement

    Congrats on the Championship and I wish EtH well on his move to ManU.
     
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  14. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Season's over as is this thread.:D
     

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