So the league is done. Ajax once more Champions while Willem II is going back to the Jupiler league. We will still have relegation battles in which VVV and Roda will have to fight to stay up. There is one European spot left for either Utrecht, Twente, Groningen or Heerenveen.
All in all we had a good season with some great games. Post your team of the year.
Janmaat - Van der Hoorn - BMI - Blind
Djuricic/Schone - De Jong
Tadic - Bony - Mertens
, the suprise of the year, worked himself up to NT keeper. Didnt see it comming to be honest. Apart from him there arent many spectacular keepers in the Dutch league. Perhaps Zoet is a big talent and Ajax's second goalie Cilissen.
, another great suprise this year. Was an okay RB at Heerenveen but exploded this year at Feyenoord. Bombing forward on the right flank adding a lot of offensive impulses. Still a bit suspect on the defensive end but definitly the best RB in Holland. The only other noteworthy RB is Ajax's Van Rhijn.
, a player I always liked since his Groningen days. Like Janmaat on the right he is pretty good in the offensive end. Not the best defender but pretty good on the ball. One of the better Ajax players this year also earned his spot in the Dutch NT.
Van der Hoorn & BMI
, Unlike the LB and RB this position does have some other good competitors like: Van Dijk, De Vrij, Ailderweireld and Kashia. However I think these two guys have shown the most this year and therefore I've picked them.
, Feyenoord's pitbull and midfield engine. It was a tossup between him and Van Bommel/Strootman but PSV dissappointing last few games have tipped the scale into Clasie's favour. On the other hand I do think Strootman is a better and more complete player but Clasie's season was just better, also he is better in a punt naar achter systeem in which he is the link between defense and midfield while Strootman is more box to box.
De Jong and Djuricic/Schone
, De Jong was great and a pretty underrated player in Holland. He is the Dutch Muller, not a great technician nor is he a spectacular player but he delivers, and most importantly he delivers in the most important games. Djuricic is a great player and like Hansie Hans I think he is one of the best players in Holland. He played his last games at the wing so Im not sure whether he fits in this position but the same goes for Schone. Schone was a big suprise for a lot of you but not for me. I've always said he can fit in a Dutch topclub.
, unlike last year there arent much wingers that have done anything noteworthy. After the departure of Asssaidi and John and the injuries of Narsingh, Chadli and Boerrigter there wasnt much competition.
Tadic started out pretty good but Twente wasnt as good in the closing end of the season. However Tadic was far better than any rightwinger, including second best Schaken and Lens.
, this pick was almost as easy as the LB and RB pick. Bony farout the best player in Eredivisie this year, complete striker IMO. Pelle is a close second but still undisputable that Bony was the better striker.
, even though Im not his biggest fan the stats speak for itself. Has the best stats alongside Tadic as a winger. Chadli was just injured for most of the time while Boetiues still needs some time. Dont see a lot of competition for this spot. Perhaps Lens?