FOOTBALL - The Classic of Dutch league football is only hours away, as Ajax and Feyenoord are preparing for battle. We have researched the strength in attack for both teams and turned them into an Infographic. It reveals the team’s accuracy level and their danger men.
FOOTBALL - The Dutch top flight Eredivisie returns from its winter break and the feature match involves the teams that ranked first and second in points accumulated in the 2012 calendar year, Ajax and Feyenoord. These teams make up ‘The Classic’ (‘De Klassieker’) of Dutch football. Click on the picture to enable interactive features.
FOOTBALL - Feyenoord’s second place in last season’s Eredivisie was their best league performance for 11 years whilst the six point deficit between them and champions Ajax was the closest that the Rotterdammers had come to winning the title since 2002/2003 when they finished third, four points behind champions PSV. Their fifth place in the current league table might therefore be seen as a disappointment but the league table is not telling the whole story.
FOOTBALL - High-flying Vitesse are only the fourth side in Eredivisie history to win at both Ajax and PSV in the season. They thereby follow in the footsteps of AZ ‘67 (1980/1981), sc Heerenveen (2008/2009) and ADO Den Haag (2010/2011). Of the other three AZ ‘67 were the only ones to collect away victories at Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord - the traditional Big Three of Dutch football - in the same season.
FOOTBALL - Feyenoord striker Guyon Fernandez has been slapped with a five-match ban by the Dutch FA after headbutting an opponent last weekend. Earlier in the season, he was banned for six matches after striking an opponent. That is now 11 matches of suspension. He has scored six goals for the Rotterdam side.