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Well, Jaap Stam it is then. Now we'll just have to wait and see I guess. A decent choice maybe, not sure what better options we would have had. He's had great starts to the teams he's managed and then later taken a nosedive in performances. I wonder what he thinks of Jan-Arie.
 

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Well, Jaap Stam it is then. Now we'll just have to wait and see I guess. A decent choice maybe, not sure what better options we would have had. He's had great starts to the teams he's managed and then later taken a nosedive in performances. I wonder what he thinks of Jan-Arie.
Probably make him play in midfield knowing that Tonny will surely now go and that Clasie isn't worth getting if Southampton want a fee.

Said Bakkati is said to be one of his assistants. We'll soon hear what JP and Landzaat will do next season.

Chairman Jan de Jong has said that we'll be giving chances to the youth so that's good news for Wout Burger in midfield and Orkun Kokcu as number 10. We can't do much else too though so no significant funds and only Jorgensen (5-7m) and Vilhena (10m) currently being worth more than 5m.
 

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Martin van Geel will also leave at the end of the season.

Fans had enough of him, but to be fair to him, he did quite well in the beginning when our finances were an absolute mess. We had a large debt thanks to Peter Bosz´s gambles and yes, thanks to the youth academy but also some decent loans (Guidetti, but also Pelle at first) and cheap buys (Janmaat, Kuijt, El Ahmadi, Vermeer and Jorgensen) we managed to win some prizes under his tenure. His failure to make his midtable side buys (Vejinovic, Larsson, Amrabat, St Juste, Botteghin, Jan-Arie etc) turn us into real title contenders ultimately cost him his job.

Ajax are financially miles ahead of us, but PSV's budget (not counting the CL money) isn't that far ahead of us. They're a tad more adventurous than us when it comes to exotic buys and that has for them made the difference. It would be nice to see us get some decent East European, African or Central/ South American players, but you always worry that we'll get in some hacks as we don't seem to have any scouts there. We'd rather cost cut (Jong Feyenoord not playing in the Jupiler League) and go for the midtable side stars who haven't already been poached by Ajax or abroad.

Wonder who we'll go for. If van Geel were to handpick his successor, we'll see Jacky Mathijsen come in :D with his Dortmund and Olympiakos loanee link.
 

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Sup guys?

First off been reading the forum and watching the highlights (other than the big 2 games), but didn't feel like posting. Secondly, thank **** he's a goner! That's the first, much needed step in the healing process. Now let's hope we get rid off that no ambition having, bland son of a bitch De Jong as well and we manage to get someone like Eenhoorn in. Ironically, even though we beat them 6-2 (and they will never forget that!) the gap with Ajax has never been bigger.

Mathijsen looking like our best bet right now. Tbf he's done well over there and who else is there? Maybe Huiberts? Not so great this year. As long as we rebuild our scouting network we should always be able to improve on what we're seeing now, cause quite frankly we're at the bottom.

Hopefully we clear out the squad this summer, take our losses and rebuild. Jaap seems like a no nonsense type of manager and he's playing a lot of relatively young guys at Zwolle from what I gathered, so that's positive. At least we won't see winners like Berghuis getting fined for actually being pissed off at the situation. :rolleyes:
 

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. Secondly, thank **** he's a goner!
No hanging needed :D good to see you around.

Mario Been tipped some guy from RC Genk. Some young TD who was pretty well connected and creative with his buys.

I wouldn't be against Jacky, as long as we see our scouting network improved too. It now seems to be non-existent outside of Holland and Scandinavia.

We've been pretty hard to watch. Just hope we'll get to see more of Ayoub and Kokcu.
 

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Good to see you around, Krle - good points, and agree with everything you said. And same to Wally, as long as we see more interesting scouting I'll be happy. I still think Ayoub has looked good when on, most of the time, and kind of sadly better than Clasie. Hopefully some changes will come with a new coach and TD.
 

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We couldn't find a new TD so Sjaak Troost, from the board of directors (and former player from the 80s) has taken the job upon him for the next 12 months.

5 different candidates have turned down the job :D Jacky Mathijsen (Willem II), Jordi Cruyff (somewhere in China), Ferry de Haan (Excelsior), Max Huiberts (AZ) and Jordy Zuidam (Utrecht)

Probably means we have nothing to spend in the summer. Troost will have the fans' support as he played at Feyenoord throughout his career and fans probably won't mind seeing youngsters being given a run.
 

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Can't you get Asian players for cheap? Feyenoord have some history with Ono and Miyaichi, and it's always possible to pick up bargains in Japan for example. Kagawa cost Dortmund peanuts.

Chanatip Songkrasin at Consadole Sapporo is a Thai playmaker making waves over there. Thought it'd be interesting to see how he'd perform in a league like Belgium or the Netherlands. Was nominated to the J-league best XI last season.

Though scratch that if you really mean it when you say you have absolutely nothing to spend...
 

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Feyenoord can spend if they first sell players.

Vilhena is said to want to leave (ok, the same has been said in previous summers, but this time he'll surely want to leave with him being one of the few sellable assets too), while there are doubts about Jorgensen's and Berghuis' futures. Doubt all three will go too. Probably two of them as well as one of Botteghin / vd Heijden (their contracts as well as Nieuwkoops end in 2020).

Actually a lot of players' contracts end next summer: Bottgehin, Jan-Arie, Nieuwkoop, Tapia, Nieuwkoop, Vermeer, Verdonk and Emil Hansson

Martin van Geel was usually pretty quick to extend contracts of players. Verdonk you'd have thought would have already been signed up by now.
Emil Hansson is expected to be given a chance next season. RKC surprisingly have done well in the second half of this season. They're playing Go Ahead Eagles in the promotion play-offs. It's currently 0-0 after the first leg in Waalwijk
 

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I doubt that we could sell Jorgensen for very much after two poor seasons following the title season. And, like you said, there aren't too many other players that we could get good money for. On the other hand, Ajax had a banner season (league title, cup, and semi-finals of Championship league) and they are selling players on at high values.

Not sure how to proceed. If we go with a lot of youth next season, it will provide them with experience and a showroom window, but we finish mid-table or lower. Ajax seems to reload with youth and still contend for the title year after year. The Feyenoord model is broken.
 

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True about Jorgensen. His agent probably would have to do a lot of hard work to actually interest any club with any kind of money.

There's a rumour that if PSV were to sell Bergwijn to Ajax for 35m, they'll then proceed to buy Berghuis for like 12m. Van Bommel doesn't want to sell Bergwijn to a rival though.

Talking of the youth, there was an article in the NRC stating that there was trouble at the academy this year. Case of the old boys network at Varkenoord not wanting any new insights. Sjaak Troost is part of the old boys network too. Can't really judge as an outsider / fan. Guess we can only judge by the amount of really good talents breaking through and in that, you can argue that PSV and AZ's academies currently seems more exciting than ours. Really hope Kokcu makes it all the way though. Glad Namli went to Russia. Otherwise he would have stood in his way.
 

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It's a bit of a mess in the boardroom. Managing director Jan de Jong, Gudde's replacement, has left the club. Fans didn't warm to him, because of his image and hair, but de Jong apparently is wary of the current plans for the new stadium (costs over 400 million euros. Goldman Sachs to finance it).
AZ's Robert Eenhoorn is said to be the main candidate for the new job. Fans like him, but wonder if he'll manage to calm the fans down over the new stadium.
 

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Rumours of an American investment fund wanting to invest in Feyenoord. If all goes through, they'd have a minority stake in the club, but they would also want to have a say in the running of the club (buying and selling of players etc)
 

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From what I read, it is Goldman Sachs that wants to provide the mortgage to build the Feyenoord City stadium. It doesn't sound like a good plan to me. The revenue projections are probably too optimistic, and the resulting debt could hamstring the club for years in the future. No point in having a huge expensive stadium if you don't have the talent on the field to draw in the fans.
 

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Yeah, our stadium will be more expensive than the Bayern or Juventus stadium. Apartments, hotels and shops will also be built in the vicinity, but fans indeed wonder what they're going to be charged, since the TV deal in Holland obviously is and will always be peanuts compared to elsewhere.
 

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De telegraaf reports that Frank Arnesen is going to take over from Sjaak Troost in the winterbreak.

Arnesen usually works at clubs that do have a bit to spend (PAOK, Anderlecht, Metalist Kharkiv (in the good days), HSV, Spurs, Chelsea and PSV), so it'll be a challenge, but he at least does have international experience and a network in contrast to Sjaak Troost who just comes across as some loud mouth old boy of the club.
 

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Yeah, and a person with something to prove after his time at Anderlecht (no real clue what happened there btw).

Arnesen is apparently still in talks with Anderlecht about compensation and has neither confirmed nor denied the link to Feyenoord when asked about it.
 

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It's official now. Stam is out. I'm not surprised, as it's looked God-awful pretty much from the start. No gameplan, no confidence. This Feyenoord has reminded me of the Finnish national team under Mixu Paatelainen's reign of terror.

I wonder what'll happen next.
 

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A relief as we were going absolutely nowhere under Stam.

Just hope that Sjaak Troost doesn't take over himself or appoint Dirk.
 
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