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The Club of the People: Feyenoord Rotterdam

A lets play story for Football Manager 2017 with Feyenoord Rotterdam!
Started on 13 May 2017 by mgriffin2012
Latest Reply on 23 September 2017 by Justice
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6 yearsEdited

12 June 2018

2018/2019 Season Objectives

Holders: Feyenoord

Holders: PSV Eindhoven

Holders: Feyenoord

Holders: Real Madrid

Let's hope for another big season with plenty of trophies! Haller to score 50!
Haller is going to really produce things this season, I can feel it.

(Also this is my 1,000 comment ;) )
Of course going for the double in the Netherlands! Hopefully you will go all the wat in the CL this year, but quarter finals would be amazing.
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15 June 2019

Four Youth Prospects Promoted To First Team Duties

19 year old goalkeeper Justin Bijlow is one of four youth prospects who have been told by Feyenoord manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst that they will be training with the first team and in contention for first team duties ahead of the upcoming 2018/2019 season. The move comes as van Bronckhorst begins to put preparations in place for the new season and it is believed that the manager has chosen the players to join the first team set up ahead of unnecessarily spending money on others players capable of playing in their positions, this continuing the Feyenoord’s tradition of heavily using it’s academy.

Bijlow spent last season out on loan at English second tier side Derby County, where the young goalkeeper made just two appearances for the first team. However Bijlow counts the experience as vital in preparing him for first team football at Feyenoord and the youngster confirmed he was ready to fight tooth and nail to establish himself in the side this season. ”We have some very good goalkeepers in this squad but I am committed and prepared to fight for my place and play plenty of football. It is an incredible honor for me to be even considered for first team football here and I am going to show the manager and the fans that they were right to put their faith in me.”

Joining Bijlow in the first team this season is young left back Tyrell Malacia. With Calvin Verdonk looking likely to join Excelsior on loan, van Bronckhorst is believed to have made the decision to call Malacia into the first team having been impressed by the youngsters performances at youth team level. ”Tyrell has done very well at youth team level and whenever I have watched him has impressed me considerably. We have worked very closely with Tyrell and the coaches in our under 19 team to ensure that he is ready for this step up and I am looking forward to seeing what he can do for us this season.”

With the departure of Rick Karsdorp looking likely following interest from Manchester City and Juventus, Boyd Reith will feature in the first team this season, having spent last season on loan at Jupiler League side FC Volendam. Reith made 37 appearances for Volendam, scoring one goal and assisting three during his season at the club as Volendam finished 13th in the Jupiler League and Reith said ”I am very excited by the chance to play first team football for Feyenoord this year. The manager said I had impressed him during my time at Volendam and I am looking forward to continuing those good performances at Feyenoord over the coming year.”

The final prospect making the step up to first team level is midfielder Jordy Wehrmann. Wehrmann is believed to be viewed by many as Jens Toornstra’s natural heir and with a bid from Celta Vigo expected any day, the time seems right for Wehrmann to join the first team picture. Wehrmann spent last season on loan at Austrian Bundesliga side St-Pollen with Jochen Fallman, St-Pollen’s manager, believing that in Wehrmann, Feyenoord have a player capable of setting the Eredivisie alight. ”He is a fantastic prospect and played some brilliant football for us. Our loss really is Feyenoord’s gain and hopefully he can go on to establish himself as a top quality midfielder both for Feyenoord and in the future the Dutch national team.”


Justice: If Haller scores 50 there’ll be no stopping us!

ScottT: Where there is a Sebastien Haller, there is a way! Also I’m honoured man :D

De Magere: Double or nothing domestically! Getting to the Round of 16 of the CL would be brilliant but the likelihood is that we’ll meet some of the big boys this year so we shall see!

Hopefully they can work themselves in to the first eleven.
2017-09-03 18:34#246156 ScottT : Haller is going to really produce things this season, I can feel it.

(Also this is my 1,000 comment ;) )
Congratulations on reaching 1,000 comments!

Oh, and those youngsters look good griffy ;)
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6 yearsEdited

17 June 2018

Eric Botteghin Signs Two Year Contract Extension

Feyenoord have confirmed that central defender Eric Botteghin has signed a new two year contract extension, keeping the Brazilian defender at the club until June 2020. The defender, 30, joined Feyenoord for £2.5 million at the beginning of the 2016/17 season from fellow Eredivisie side FC Groningen and has gone on to become a key component in Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s defence. Botteghin made only 13 appearances in the league last season having suffered a damaged spine before being unable to jostle Mats Knoester out of a place in the starting XI, but the Brazilian says he now has his eyes set on regaining his place in the starting XI.

”I am delighted to have signed a new deal here. I know there was interest in me from Celtic amongst others but when the club told me they had no interest in letting me leave I knew that I was wanted and that the club matched my feelings for the team. I am committed to the work going on here and want to help Feyenoord continue to achieve success and on a personal level the work begins for me now, in regaining my place in the starting eleven.”

The Brazilian then went on to praise the group of defenders he finds himself amongst at De Kuip and said the future was bright for Feyenoord. ”We have a great crop of defenders at this team now, and with youngsters like Mats Knoester coming through and impressing the way they did last season it makes it harder for players like myself to play football. But that is what makes you better as a player, playing against great players both young and old and I know I am improving my game as a result of the quality that I find myself surrounded by and the future looks very good both for me and the team.”


De Magere: That’s the plan mate, Wehrmann has the potential to go straight into the Starting XI whilst Bijlow may be given a shot as first choice keeper

Justice: Boost the squad a lot, they’re just the standout players from the youth sides ;)

It is nice to see the club show faith in him following a devastating injury. Hopefully his experience will prove worthy of a new contract!
Having double cover is good for a champion! Let see him fight back to the first eleven. Great gesture from the club to give him one after a bad injury.
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20 June 2018

Karsdorp And Tapia Amongst Those Leaving Feyenoord

Feyenoord can today confirm that right back Rick Karsdorp has completed his transfer to English Premier League side Manchester City. The deal is believed to be worth around £10 million to Feyenoord, and gives manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst plenty of room to manoeuvre in the transfer window, as well as potentially giving Boyd Reith the chance to impress in the first team in the upcoming new season.

Joining him in going through the exit door at De Kuip is Renato Tapia who has agreed to join Ligue 1 side FC Lorient in a deal believed to be worth up to £2.3 million to Feyenoord. The Peruvian was a regular member of Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side during the 2016/2017 season but last year, van Bronckhorst struggled to fit the versatile midfielder into his starting eleven after Tapia had struggled to adjust to the roles being asked of him by the Feyenoord manager. Jan-Arie van der Heijden has also left Feyenoord, joining Sky Bet Championship side QPR in a deal believed to be worth around £1 million to Feyenoord, whilst Bart Nieuwkoop has joined Go Ahead Eagles for a fee of around £65K.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst said in response to the outgoings; ”We were expecting to lose a few players this summer as that is part and parcel of modern football. Rick Karsdorp asked to be allowed to join Juventus or Manchester City if the right deal came in for him and because of the service he has provided us with over the last few seasons I felt obliged to allow him to leave. Bart and Jan-Arie have left because they were after more first team football as was Renato who wanted to be guaranteed first team football week in week out, which was just something we were unable to offer him right now.”


Justice: We definitely missed him last year, and for the level we are at he is a very commanding centre back and hopefully he can come straight back into the team

De Magere: Definitely want him to continue to be a presence in our side after the injury and giving him a contract extension is a sign of our commitment to him

that's some nice money to invest with mate good luck
Plenty of money to spend now!

23 June 2018

Feyenoord Confirm van Persie Return

Feyenoord have today confirmed that former forward Robin van Persie will return to De Kuip on July 1st when his contract Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce expires. van Persie as it stands will become Feyenoord’s second signing of the summer after the deal that confirmed Matt Miazga as a Feyenoord player on a permanent basis. It is believed that the decision to sign van Persie was made as Giovanni van Bronckhorst sought the ability to bring on extra firepower up front from the substitutes bench as van Bronckhorst preferred to use both of Feyenoord’s recognised forwards in his starting eleven last season.

van Persie last played for Feyenoord in the 2003/2004 season when he played 28 times in the league scoring six goals, before making the move to the Premier League with Arsenal. The forward went on to score 138 Premier League goals before leaving Manchester United for Fenerbahce where he continued his fine form in front of goal. Upon the announcement of his return to Feyenoord, van Persie claimed ”I am delighted to be able to return to Holland to play for Feyenoord once more. It is going to be a great opportunity to me to close out my career at the club that I have to thank for my successful career. I wouldn’t have achieved what I have done in my career if I hadn’t started at Feyenoord.”

Feyenoord manager, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, played with van Persie for the Dutch national team and said this about the forward, who will turn 35 next birthday. ”Robin is an exquisite finisher. He is brilliant in front of goal and to be able to turn to him when this team is in need of that ability in goal will be great for this team and our chances of securing silverware next season. I know for a fact that in the year in which he is here, Robin will give everything he has and be a huge part of any success we enjoy this year.”


Walkinshaw: Some big losses but with the money earned hopefully we can invest it well

Justice: Almost too much money for an Eredivisie side ;)


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