We have a tough set of fixtures to start off with with us facing AZ, PSV and Ajax all in the opening month. We start off with a home game against AZ and the lads really impress me as we run out well deserved winners. PSV away was always going to be tough but Buitink got us off to a quick start with his first goal of the season after only 10 minutes but it was pegged back quickly before Linssen gets the second on the stroke of the half hour. PSV then race to a 4-2 lead through the opening half hour of the 2nd half before Buitink grabbed a 2nd just before the final whistle.
We then had a bit of an easier game against PEC Zwolle but it didn't all go to plan as Araujo was sent off for a terrible challenge in the 11th minute which lead to the opening goal for Zwolle. Buitink grabbed a quick equaliser though just 4 minutes later. Zwolle then got their 2nd with 4 minutes left of the match but we keep fighting as Buitink comes to the rescue in the 92nd minute but it wasn't over yet as Unuvar scores on his debut in the 95th minute to become the youngest ever scorer in league history. Next up was Ajax and what can I say but I got the tactics totally wrong here as they were 4-1 up at half time with Buitink getting our only goal.
We were lucky to have an easy game afterwards to get the confidence back up as Bazoer and Buitink get the two goals.
We returned to the transfer market to sign 4 players this month with 3 of them being permanent. We bring in Ronald Araujo on loan from Barcelona to add a bit more depth to our defence.
The first player through the door is youngster Yusuf Barasi who we paoched from AZ since he was on a youth contract.
Next is Lovro Majer who joins from Dinamo and he will be going straight into the starting XI and should develop nicely here.
The final piece of business for the month we do what all good Dutch clubs do and raid South America for Julian Alvarez who Joins from River Plate for the RW.
Overall I feel we have done well in the transfer window with signing a number of young players who will add a lot over the next few seasons.
hopefully I can develop Gilmour for them over the season. Will be happy to keep getting some decent players from them
Cheers, he'll be playing 2nd fiddle to Buitink as long as he's scoring
cheers mate, fingers crossed.