Teams: Feyenoord & Spuds
Dutch sides in the CL/EL 2018/19
How many sides will still be competing come September? that's the question.
Ajax have gone crazy and spent 16m euros on Daley Blind and almost 11,5m on Dusan Tadic in order to not embarrass themselves in Europe again like last season.
Vitesse made their transfers pretty early. That's a change to previous seasons.
AZ haven't done that much when it comes to incoming transfers. No replacement yet for Wout Weghorst, while Jahanbaksh is surely on his way out. Fred Friday will probably be given a second chance until another striker is found.
First round of games for Dutch sides is next week.
Wednesday July 25 is the Second qualifying round of the CL. Ajax then face Sturm Graz
The Second Qualifying Round in the EL on Thursday July 26 sees:
Vitesse play Viitorul Constanta. Bradley de Nooijer, son of Dennis, plays there and Hagi is their manager.
AZ face FC Kairat in Alma Ata in the South Eastern corner of Kazakhstan. Andrei Arshavin plys his trade there.
Feyenoord are seeded and enter the tournament in the Third Qualifying Round (9 and 16 august)
Lex Immers - Pace & power. Holland's #1 box to box player
Feyenoord forum - the place to talk about this phenomenon
Ronald Koeman "Oranje kan Immers goed gebruiken"
Fred Rutten "Feyenoord heeft Immers nodig"
Van Marwijk over Lex Immers: 'Stille kracht van Feyenoord'
John de Wolf “Dat is nou precies de aanjager, het ’etterbakkie’ in het veld dat Feyenoord in dit soort wedstrijden nodig heeft"