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Most of the headlines are about K2 usually but I definitely think Castelen deserves to be number three when talking about our best players. Last season our friend scored 10 goals. Not bad for a right winger. This season he's already banged in 3 from 3. Not bad for a guy who's missed more than 4 weeks of training.

Despite sometimes annoying the hell out of me last season I do believe that he is the type of guy who has the capacity to improve a lot beacuse of his character and willing to listen to instructions. With Kuijt, no-one would have said would have imagined that he'd become of Europes top 15 strikers. It's the same I believe with Castelen. Under the guidance of Koeman, I predict him to be named in the breath as Shaun Wright Phillips around the whole world within 2 years.

Hulde Castelen! :proud: hulde Wotte for getting him and hulde Gullit for spotting him! :star:

oh yes and I also believe that he should start against the Czechs. He's the man on form and also the best natural right winger we got at the moment.
 

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I don't think Castelen is good enough to be a regular for the Dutch NT (stand-in perhaps) but he did have 10 goals (ranked 18th) and 10 assists (ranked 5th) last season. He was one of the few players who showed our beloving rightback and Dutch international Jan Kromkamp every corner of the pitch. Jan still has nightmares about that game.

Castelen still has huge upside. You notice he has played at an avarage level for years. His tactical instincts are distressingly bad and he must improve his crosspass (remember last Sunday's goal, yes that was a pass..), just like some other things. He's not a natural gifted player and that will never happen either. However, together with his blazing speed and acceleration, I sincerely believe that he could become a great player in the years to come.
 

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who would you have on the right wing for the time being? Robben?

Thing is I don't see van Persie as an orthodox left winger anymore. He nearly always plays in the middle for Arsenal and yeah course he wouldn't mind playing on the left for oranje like Kuijt doesn't playing on the right but I'd prefer to see players play in their natural position and for the left other than Robben, I have no candidates.
 

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Romeo's had a great comeback. His record is very impressive and for a winger he's pretty effective. Still, I'd say that if he didn't have his speed, he'd be a pretty average player.

Still, I'm enjoying his form and since he's still young, I hope we can cash in on him at the end of the season and let Vincken take over from there. ;)
 

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Wally said:
who would you have on the right wing for the time being? Robben?

Thing is I don't see van Persie as an orthodox left winger anymore. He nearly always plays in the middle for Arsenal and yeah course he wouldn't mind playing on the left for oranje like Kuijt doesn't playing on the right but I'd prefer to see players play in their natural position and for the left other than Robben, I have no candidates.
I know Wally. I prefer to see players play in their natural position as well. However, I still remember some games when Castelen really played below par and somebody like Kuyt would have done an even better job on the right. That's worrysome...

We know Van Basten will stick to his theory with two wingers, so we have a problem on the right. Van Persie has a perfect cross with his left foot and he doesn't need to pass his opponent for doing that but he's playing on the right..
 

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Zidane also has vision, able to read the game, like few others. He'd still be a type of Cocu player without his technique coz he works really hard too.
 

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I agree with Drulo and Rata.... have my doubts on Vincken as well. But the main thing is that they score for us so we can cash in on them later :D
 

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.Feyenoord wil contract Castelen openbreken en verlengen

Voetbal International meldt dat Feyenoord Romeo Castelen een aanbieding heeft gedaan om diens contract open te breken en te verlengen. Castelen kwam vorige zomer transfervrij over van ADO Den Haag. Feyenoord sprak al een paar keer met de zaakwaarnemer van Castelen, maar de aanvaller zou nog twijfelen over het aanbod. Wotte in VI: "Hij heeft vorig seizoen tien keer gescoord en gaf bovendien tien assists. Daarmee is hij voor Feyenoord een waardevolle speler.Romeo is een echte prof, heel zelfkritisch en ambitieus. Hij heeft het bij Feyenoord goed naar zijn zin en wij willen graag langer door met hem."

Met het tekenen van contractverlenging zou zijn mogelijkheid op een vertrek verkleinen omdat Feyenoord dan een veel forse transfersom kan krijgen. Castelen staat nu al in de belangstelling van diverse Europese clubs.


Lets hope he extends it :(

It's inevitable we'll lose him at some stage but I'd rather not know it for certain already so early in the season. For once as a Feyenoord fan, it's reassuring to know that we've done our homework and already have Benji de Ceulaer waiting in the wings though.
 

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'Scouts Inter bekeken Castelen'

Feyenoorder Romeo Castelen staat in de belangstelling van Internazionale. Dat meldt de Italiaanse sportwebsite Sports Virgillio heeft Internazionale interesse in Romeo Castelen. Een delegatie van de Nerazzuri zouden de rechtsbuiten van Oranje bekeken hebben tijdens het oefenduel tegen Italië (1-3), afgelopen zaterdag in de Amsterdam ArenA.

Inter zoekt naar een vervanger voor Andy van der Meyde (Everton) en Zè Maria, van wie het contract niet wordt verlengd. Castelen (22) is bezig aan zijn tweede seizoen in Rotterdam-Zuid en kwam daarvoor uit voor ADO Den Haag.


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With Figo not getting any younger either, it may not be crazy as it sounds either. IF he performs like he did on Saturday too, then I don't think he'll have any problems in being good enough for Serie A either.

I fear the worst for us Feyenoorders :(
 

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Sell him now! Before his form drops and he becomes yet a slightly above average winger.

We have Benny de Belg and Tim Vincken once he gets back. Let´s make some money to invest in a left midfielder.
 

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Castelen ook in de picture bij PSG

Romeo Castelen staat volgens de geruchtencircuits niet alleen bij Inter maar ook bij Paris Saint Germain in de picture. Le Parisien meldt dat PSG druk op zoek is naar versterking en de rechtsbuiten van Feyenoord hoog op het verlanglijstje heeft staan.

Castelen voegde zich overigens maandag met een lichte hamstringblessure bij Jong Oranje.


More interest now.

If we get somewhere in between 6 and 8 million euros then I think we'll sell him. Just like with Gio and Konterman, these aren't bids we can't reject as a club in our state. I'd be sad to see him go as he's always been professional about his job but what can you do.
 

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07-02-2006 | 16:35
ROMEO CASTELEN LANGER BIJ FEYENOORD

Feyenoord en Romeo Castelen hebben dinsdagmiddag overeenstemming bereikt over contractverlenging. De 22-jarige rechtsbuiten zal binnenkort een verbintenis tot 2008 signeren. ‘Uit het contract dat we met Feyenoord zijn overeengekomen, spreekt veel waardering’, liet Castelen weten. ‘Ik ben hier nog lang niet klaar en er staan nog mooie dingen te gebeuren.’

Namens de directie van Feyenoord toonde Chris Woerts zich opgetogen over de contractverlenging. ‘Sinds zijn komst heeft Romeo een geweldige sportieve ontwikkeling doorgemaakt. Daarnaast heeft hij zich dit seizoen fantastisch teruggeknokt van een blessure. Hij is belangrijk voor Feyenoord en kan nog belangrijker worden. Vandaar dat we heel blij zijn dat hij langer bij de club blijft.’

Ook Castelen is blij met de contractverlenging. ‘Ik heb het heel goed naar mijn zin bij Feyenoord en uit de aanbieding sprak veel waardering’, aldus de speersnelle aanvaller. ‘Bovendien zijn de ontwikkelingen binnen de club dusdanig dat ik er een heel goed gevoel bij heb. Er staan nog mooie dingen te gebeuren. Ik ben met ADO al eens kampioen van de eerste divisie geworden en dat was al mooi… kan je nagaan als we met Feyenoord kampioen worden. Daar gaan we alles aan doen.’

Romeo Castelen is bezig aan zijn tweede seizoen in Rotterdamse dienst. De aanvaller werkte zich in zijn eerste seizoen meteen op tot basisspeler én international. Castelen miste het grootste gedeelte van de eerste seizoenshelft, maar is sinds de winterstop weer helemaal terug. In elf competitieduels scoorde de rechtsbuiten alweer 7 goals.


Only one year extra? :( I know we have de Ceulaer, Vincken and even Biseswar (who imo we perhaps should transform to the left) to come but Castelens definitely been very impressive this season certainly better than Kalou. The stats say enough, 7 goals in 11 games. Almost Kuijtlike.
 

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This might be a bit off-topic Wally, but how tall is he?? He seems really small whenever I have seen him play on shows like Eurogoals...
 

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Castelen's 1m70.
He's not the smallest in our team though, John Owoeri, also a winger but now on loan in Belgium, is 1m 58 :D :eek: and also the smallest player in the whole league but of our regulars, Castelen along with Nicky Hofs (1m73) are by some distance the smallest.
 

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I don't get it either. I thought he already extended his contract until 2008. :frownani:

I assume he didn't want to extend for longer otherwise I don't understand this policy. This means we are forced to sell him after next season.
 

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Owoeri , can't really tell mate, he's only played like 3 minutes for the first team. He apparantly did well for our reserve team before we sent him on loan to Westerlo in the winterbreak but he'll have to do well in Belgium if he wants to remain with us as his contract ends in the summer.

That said we do have an option to extend by 2 or 3 years and I hope he'll make it since we need someone able to play on the left wing with Kalou possibly leaving and cos all our young talents (Biseswar, Vincken, de Ceulaer) are right wingers. :doh:
 
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