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  • Is Arne Slot the Right Man for the Liverpool Job?

    The Jurgen Klopp era is coming to an end at Liverpool, and it appears they have already found his replacement: Arne Slot.   Besides turning Feyenoord from a mediocre team into a title-winning side, Slot has made a name for himself because of the style of football he plays with the ‘Trots van Zuid’. We…

  • Myron Boadu: The Dutch Striker Caught at a Crossroads

    The 2019/20 season would see various young attackers burst onto the scene and make a real name for themselves in European football. From Erling Haaland to Gabriel Martinelli, from Rafael Leão to Alexander Isak, many of those players have gone on to assert themselves as the best forwards in football. However, one player who hasn’t…

  • NEC Nijmegen on Course for Dream Season under Rogier Meijer

    Three years after suffering relegation from the Eredivisie, NEC Nijmegen hired Rogier Meijer in June 2020. He led them to promotion in his first-ever managerial campaign before guiding them to 11th in their return to the top-flight and narrowly avoiding the drop, before finishing 12th, albeit a comfortable 11 points clear of the relegation playoff.…

  • Brian Brobbey: The Young Phenom Leading the Line for Ajax

    Name: Brian Brobbey  Club: Ajax  Nationality: Dutch  Position: Forward – Centre Forward  Preferred Foot: Right  Height: 5’11”/180cm  Age: 22  Boasting superlative physicality and lethal finishing in front of goal, Brian Brobbey has continued to exert dominance over Eredivisie defenders, his goal tally currently stands at 15 goals and has provided 7 assists in 23 Eredivisie…

  • Don’t Worry About a Thing: The Shocking Decline of Ajax

    Football is a funny old sport. Treated as the last great equal playing field, it’s not really, is it? All the prizes usually go to a select few teams. But, if you’re one of those teams, then who’s complaining? It’s perfect, just carry on, and watch the success roll in. Unfortunately, it’s not always that…

  • Sergiño Dest Finding his Footing at PSV Eindhoven

    Name: Sergiño Dest  Club: PSV  Nationality: American  Position: Defender – Full Back  Preferred Foot:  Height: 5’7”/170cm  Age: 23    In what can be best described as a remarkable turnaround for American youngster Sergiño Dest who plays as a right back for PSV and has established himself as a fundamental piece in the PSV team setup…

  • Yukinari Sugawara: AZ’s Japanese Right Back

    Name: Yukinari Sugawara  Club: AZ Alkmaar  Nationality: Japanese  Position: Defender – Right Back  Preferred Foot: Right  Height: 5’8”/175cm  Age: 23    It has been a disappointing campaign for AZ Alkmar as far as cup competitions are concerned. Having reached the semifinals the previous season, AZ finished third in their Europa Conference League group, six behind…

  • Yankuba Minteh: The Gambian Gem Thriving at Feyenoord

    Club: Feyenoord (On Loan From Newcastle)  Nationality: Gambian  Position: Attacking Midfielder (RW)  Preferred Foot: Left  Height: 6’2”  Age: 19    Despite the success of its neighboring countries, The Gambia, a West African nation, is not typically associated with producing football talents. However, it has recently begun to nurture a budding star amidst its neighbors Nigeria,…

  • Luuk de Jong: PSV’s Prolific Talisman

      Name: Luuk de Jong Club: PSV Eindhoven Nationality: Netherlands                 Position: Center Forward                 Preferred Foot: Right                 Height: 6’2”/188cm                 Age: 33   It has been 12 years since Luuk de Jong burst onto the scene for Twente, scoring 25 goals in his first Eredivisie season and finishing join-second in the scoring charts, before departing the Netherlands for…

  • Jorrel Hato: Ajax’s Latest Teenage Starlet

     Name: Jorrel Hato Club: Ajax Nationality: Netherlands Position(s): CB, LB Preferred Foot: Left Height: 5’11”/180cm Age: 17 Strengths: technical ability, ball-carrying, anticipation, football IQ, maturity Areas for Development: timed aggression, strength, aerial duels Stats: 25 Games, 1668 Mins, 10.7x90s, 1 Goal, 1 Assist   After a dismal start to the campaign that saw them fall…