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The Club of the People: Feyenoord Rotterdam

A let's play story for Football Manager 2017 with Feyenoord Rotterdam!
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mgriffin2012's avatar Group mgriffin2012 2017-07-21 07:37
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October began for Feyenoord with a crushing 4-1 victory over AZ Alkmaar as the team continued their flying form in front of goal, before after the international break, Feyenoord put in a good performance to beat Roda Kerkrade 2-0. The Champions League returned following the win over Roda, as Shakhtar turned up at De Kuip and won 2-1 to put a dent in Feyenoord’s hopes of qualifying for the last 16 of Europe’s elite club competition. League fixtures resumed though as Feyenoord continued their brilliant start to their title defence by beating Vitesse 1-0 thanks to Eljero Elia’s early goal, before Feyenoord beat a stubborn second tier FC Emmen 2-0 in the KNVB Beker to secure their place in the next round. Feyenoord ended the month with an Eredivisie fixture against an ADO den Haag side that had figured how to frustrate Feyenoord last season, but in an epic end to end affair, Feyenoord won 3-2 thanks to Nicolai Jorgensen’s brace and a brilliant Renato Tapia effort.
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Justice: In truth, there is a part of me that wants the cup more than the league this season :O

This post was edited by mgriffin2012 (2017-07-22 08:10, 1 days ago)
Justice's avatar Group Justice 2017-07-21 10:24
00 4502 posts 555 likes joined Feb 11, 2013
A huge month of European football coming up, but that should not take away from the importance of the domestic fixtures to be played! Good to see Elia aiding with the goal scoring efforts, showing your team isn't reliant on Haller!
mgriffin2012's avatar Group mgriffin2012 2017-07-22 08:08
00 2165 posts 316 likes joined Nov 12, 2013

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01 November 2017

Feyenoord Claim Big Win In Ukraine


Feyenoord bounced back from their defeat at home to Shakhtar on Matchday 3 by beating Shakhtar at their adopted stadium the Lviv Arena 2-1 thanks to a brace from Eljero Elia. Shakhtar remain top of Group H though thanks to the goal scored by Marlos which means Shakhtar possess the better head to head record against Feyenoord. It is a win though that means Feyenoord’s chances of qualifying for the Round of 16 have been given a massive boost and Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men will travel to Lisbon on Matchday 5 to meet Benfica knowing that they could secure their place in the knockout stages if results go their way. Meanwhile elsewhere in Group H, Athletic Club Bilbao secured their first win of the campaign thanks to Benat’s goal to give their own chances of qualifying a big boost.

Feyenoord found their rhythm very early on thanks to Eljero Elia’s strike as Shakhtar goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov flapped at Bart Nieuwkoop’s cross with the ball falling to the Dutch winger Elia who took no prisoners by slotting the ball in the empty net with Pyatov still grounded after his error. Feyenoord continued to push forward and in the 16th minute Sebastien Haller slipped Rashaan Fernandes into space with the young winger squaring the ball to Eljero Elia who slotted home for his second goal of the game. Shakhtar knew that their chances of taking anything from the game were slipping and the Ukrainians were also slipping into second position. However just seconds after half time, Marlos scored a brilliant curled effort to reduce the deficit to one goal and breath life into the game for Shakhtar as they reclaimed top spot, but the Feyenoord defence held strong and kept the Prem’er Liha side out and sealed a huge 2-1 win.

Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Giovanni van Bronckhorst said he was delighted and proud of his sides performance. ”Tonight we were exceptional and we played very very well and got the result that we wanted and needed. Eljero Elia has become a very key component for this team and he has been sensational tonight and grasped this game by the scruff of the neck, scored twice and won us the game and now we are in a great position to go on and secure a place in the next round.”

Shakhtar: A Pyatov, D Srna, S Kryvtsov (I Ordets, 74), Y Rakitskyi, Ismaily, Fred, M Malashev (Alan Patrick, 80), Marlos, V Kovalenko, Bernard, Taison (F Ferreyra, 80)
Feyenoord: K Vermeer, B Nieuwkoop, S van Beek, M Miazga, L Woudenberg, T Vilhena (K El Ahmadi, 45) J Toornstra, R Fernandes (B Basacikoglu, 56), L Schaub (N Jorgensen 50), E Elia, S Haller

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Justice: Yeah, we need to be getting a few more points in the Champions League if we want to progress! This side is strong enough to compete on multiple fronts though so hopefully our form in the league won’t dip either

Justice's avatar Group Justice 2017-07-22 11:42
00 4502 posts 555 likes joined Feb 11, 2013
Big big big win. You've near enough secured knockout round football in Europe for the latter stages of the season. Whether it be Champions League or Europa League, well that comes down to your final two group fixtures!

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