Gary Emmerson looks back at the first half of the Eredivisie season as a number of teams remain in touching distance of first place PSV Eindhoven.
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Thomas Watt is here to round up the latest action from the Dutch Eredivisie, and looks closely at one of the league’s form sides.
Feyenoord have endured a miserable season so far but there were signs of a turnaround at the weekend with an ‘out of this world’ dismantling of Groningen.
Twente slipped up against NEC after an epic midweek trip, allowing PSV to stretch their lead and Ajax to gain ground. Den Haag kept up their unbeaten run against kamikaze Feyenoord, and Willem II continued playing as they have done most of the season – badly. The Eredivisie Roundup for week 24.
The Den Haag success story keeps getting more vivid, Feyenoord (or at least Diego Bisewar) put some daylight between themselves and the drop and is there hope for Willem II? All the goings on from Week 23, a week of some quite brilliant goals.
Just nine short years ago, Feyenoord were one of the finest teams in Europe having won the UEFA Cup. Less than six years ago they were still a regular competitor in Europe. Even last season there was a credible forth placed finish for De club van Zuid. This year there is a very realistic threat of relegation for the first time in their history.
The Dutch Eredivisie kicks-off this weekend and Daniel Richardson previews this season’s campaign which sees FC Twente attempt to retain last season’s triumph, and Ajax Amsterdam try the silverware to bring back home.
Up until a few years ago, I will admit I didn’t hold the Dutch Eredivisie in particularly high regard. I saw it as a closed shop. One year Ajax would win, the next year it would be PSV and the next year Feyenoord. This footballing oligarchy never made for good viewing, in my eyes. Then [...]