The Future is Now! Ajax 2021-22 Season

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  1. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Ajax always have trouble against teams managed by Ron Jans. I remember a Beker final against PEC Zwolle some years ago whey they got thrashed!!!:eek:
     
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  2. BPBlueSox

    BPBlueSox Member

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Aug 21, 2003
    Georgia
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Thankfully Haller didn’t have time to think about that. He might have put it wide or over the bar otherwise! Haha. Expected such a sloppy goal in this ugly match.
     
  3. :D
    You're so mean.:p
     
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  4. That Menig guy got hyped alot last season, while I'm the opinion he's just average. He again today shows he's a headless chicken that runs fast.
    But hey, maybe he stumbles the ball into the goal today.
     
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  5. BPBlueSox

    BPBlueSox Member

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Aug 21, 2003
    Georgia
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    I feel like Higler made a mess of this match from early on. Early yellow card and now he’s swallowed his whistle. Found it very inconsistent and I feel like that has contributed to the messy play.
     
  6. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Menig runs are nice, but his end product is terrible :eek:
     
  7. BPBlueSox

    BPBlueSox Member

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Aug 21, 2003
    Georgia
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    yeah, he’s fast, got a good work rate, lacking in quality. Maybe there’s a place for him on Feyenoord? ;)
     
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  8. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Like I said Berghuis signing will will turn out to be bad one for Ajax.
     
  9. How much I dislike how Berghuis jumped ship it's a bit cheap to blame this on him. The whole Ajax team was shit and the irritations flaring up with several Ajax players were the result of that.
     
  10. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    The 1-1 draw was a fair result as Ajax were quite frankly awful on the day. Defending on the free kick that resulted in the tying goal was atrocious. Nobody marked Propper who was given a free shot on goal. Stekelenburg seemed slow to react to the shot which a quicker keeper might have saved. Nobody was above average in this match and Gravenberch's reaction to being subbed off didn't help things at all. This team needs to realize that they have to work hard in every game and cannot take anything for granted.

    Player Ratings:

    Stekelenburg (5) - too much kicking and most of it quite poor; I don't think he is a #1 keeper any longer
    Blind (5) - helped create the goal but otherwise his passing was not up to standard
    Martinez (5.5) - decent enough defending and had a nice header go just wide of the post
    Timber (5.5) - had a critical intervention that saved a goal
    Mazraoui (5.5) - one of the better players on the day which isn't saying much
    Alvarez (5) - had several good defensive plays and had a chance on a free kick
    Gravenberch (5) - had two good runs with the ball and that was it
    Klaassen (4.5) - looked very slow out there
    Tadic (5) - no magic today
    Haller (5) - alert enough to poke home a garbage goal
    Berghuis (4) - his days as a starter on the wing are likely over with Antony moving into the starting team; very poor today
    Antony (5) - good to see him back in the squad but he couldn't make a difference
    Rensch (5) - had a good defensive intervention
    Neres (NR) - on late
    Danillo (5) - on late and gets a rating only because of the late header on goal that was well saved

    Vitesse coming up next weekend and they have a midweek match against Anderlecht on Thursday that they will have to recover from. Ajax have a lot of problems with this team that EtH has to work through. It looks to me that they really over paid for Haller last season which is causing a lot of issues in terms of high salary demands.
     
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  11. Yeah, you want to see Sinisterra to be benched, I get that.:ROFLMAO:
     
  12. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    It was a stupid acquisition, paying money for an almost 30 year old winger who is not as good as players already on the team. that point cannot be argued. The only role I can possibly see for him is as a replacement for Klaassen in MF.
     
  13. Well, about the acquisition being unnecesary we agree, as I mentioned that before the actual buy. I considered it just a buy to weaken an opponent. I guess it backfired as it provided Feyenoord with resources to buy they lacked before.
     
  14. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I would say selling both Brobbery and Traore was a bad decsion as well. Should have kept either one of them. On top of this most of these players have being called up for NT. Lol.
     
  15. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Long story short, this is not Ajax's year.
     
  16. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    You cant really keep a player if he wants to leave though (Brobbey)
     
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  17. The aging begins to show in vital spots.
    I saw an untypical Tadic move when Twente stupidly passed the ball in the box to him in the first 20 minutes. Tadic in top form would have spotted the two Ajax players free as "3 little birds" on the top of the 9,15 meter circle ready to bury the ball behind Unnersthal.
     
  18. Indeed. We sold them someone else:
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  19. wynaldaisagod

    wynaldaisagod Member

    Ajax
    United States
    Aug 9, 2019
    Not enough quality in the midfield. Insisting on Alvarez and Klaassen to both start in it will lead to lots of ugly matches.

    The Haller signing made zero sense at the time (Tadic should be full time 9) and is looking worse by the week. Totally bizarre.
     
  20. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    #195 Brilliant Dutch, Aug 22, 2021
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2021
    Thats Swedish for MountainHouse
     
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  21. When is the first group stage match for the CL scheduled?
    It's a bit worrying that Twente was worse than Ajax and still managed to create chances. Time to get ready for the CL matches is running thin.
     
  22. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    14–15 September 2021
     
  23. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Both Barca and ManU drew against inferior opposition on the road this weekend. I don't make much of any of this early season stuff. Of course PSV look better as they have been playing CL qualifiers.
     
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  24. wynaldaisagod

    wynaldaisagod Member

    Ajax
    United States
    Aug 9, 2019
    I still like it. Ajax have been searching for an extra attacker for quite some time. They had the absolutely awful Babel/Idrissi loans the last couple years. As a 3rd winger, late match sub, starter vs. bad teams, he is a great signing.

    Remember even if Ajax keep Neres, he is always hurt.

    He's definitely not good enough to be a sure-fire starter for Ajax. But he's only asked to do that so far because Antony isn't fully back yet.
     
  25. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Just going back to the game, I did you guys rate Jayden Oosterwolde.
     

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