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A New Era in Dutch Football - Vitesse

Started on 30 April 2020 by tedbro20
Latest Reply on 9 June 2020 by Griffo
Superb result against Napoli, good job!


Its a hell of a month as we start off against Go Ahead Eagles thanks to Unuvar, Alena and 2 goals from Buitink. We then travel to Spain in the Europa League and we put in another massive performance as Bella-Kotchap gets us off to a great start before Sidibe doubles the lead just after half time. Urzi then gets an excellent brace to round of a brilliant match that the club can be proud of. The match against Heerenveen was much closer than it looked as we rode our luck when they scored an own goal in the 3rd minute before waiting until the 90th minute when Urzi knocked in a lose ball.

The return leg we struggle but Urzi puts us ahead before Bilbao rescue the draw right before the final whistle but the first leg is enough to see us into the Semi Finals. Next is our first cup final and sadly Dost scores the winner in the 90th minute which was heart breaking for the fans but it will just drive us on more for next year. We bounce back though against Zwolle thanks to goals from Unuvar, van Ginkel and 2 goals from Buitink. This win means that we will have Champions League football again next year since we have been confirmed as League Champions ahead of Ajax. We round the month off with a loss to RB Leipzig in the Semi Final of the Europa League. Luckily we will play the 2nd leg in front of our own fans.



ScottT Justice Griffo OneMoreGame The Napoli result has to be the game of the season so far. Hopefully we can find that spirit for the return leg of the semi final now.
Congratulations on the title, are we about to witness a new Dutch force.

Going into the second leg of the Europa League just a goal down there is still a very good chance of turning it around. Best of luck!
Fantastic news! Congratulations on claiming the title. It's a shame that the cup couldn't accompany it but let's not let that put a dampener on things.

The focus will now be on overturning the defeat against Leipzig and booking a place in the final.


We start the month off losing against Willem II which isn't the best but we rested nearly all our players for the 2nd leg of the Europa League Semi final. What was annoying was we lost with a penalty being scored with the final kick of the ball. Against Leipzig we managed to snatch a 1-0 victory thanks to Buitink which meant we took the tie to penalties which we won 6-5 meaning we make the final where we will face Manchester United. In the final game of the season we rotate the squad to give some other players a run out and Unuvar gets the only goal of the game just before half time.

We then play two friendlies to make sure everybody is kept match fit which we win both games comfortably to give us confidence going into the Europa League Final.

In the final we actually perform really well but a single goal from Alex Telles in the 41st minute is enough to separate the two teams come the time of the final whistle. Its annoying to lose but considering the strength of the Man Utd squad I'm happy that we kept it to only 1-0 and it gave the players the experience of playing in a European Final.


There certainly seems to be a power shift with Ajax dropping points on the final day of the season to allow Feyenoord to grab 2nd spot over them meaning Ajaz miss out on Champions League football.

Season Review

End of Season Awards

Good to see Marco van Ginkel smashing player of the season along with winning signing of the season. It shows how important he's been in the middle of the park this season.


Not the biggest budget and we will have to look at selling players to then bring in the quality we need to keep competing at the top of the league.

TheLFCFan ScottT We managed to turn it all around but sadly fell at the final hurdle with Man Utd somehow winning something under Ole
Wow! Great season for you, dethroning Ajax and shifting the power to your side, keep up the nice work!
Alarming signs for Ajax but who cares. This could be the beginning of Vitesse beginning to insert themselves as a formidable force in Dutch football. You were very unlucky in the final of the Europa League. A lot of positives can be taken from that experience though.
A shame to miss out on the Europa League but coming up against a tough United side was always going to be hard. Next season is going to be interesting as I can't see Ajax being light in the transfer market so it'll be taking a lot to defend the title!
What a season to overturn Dutch royalty in AFC Ajax! Can you retain the title though and truly assert your dominance on Dutch football? And also, hopefully you can do well in the UEFA Champions League next season.
Incredible work in the league! Romping home to the title - there is a new king in Holland :D Very unfortunate to lose out in Europe at the final hurdle as well :(

Transfers Out

We have so far shipped a few players out but the big one is Sergio Gomez leaving to go to RB Leipzig for £36 million. He took the hump when we rejected an offer from Manchester United and submitted a transfer request so we were happy to let him go. The funds will go towards replacing him in the centre of the park. At least we received double what we paid for him 12 months ago so got to be happy with that. The other big transfer out was Claudio Ramos who we signed on a free for £7.25 million. Julian Alvarez also left for £10 million as he wasn't going to be getting much football and falling down the pecking order.

Transfers In

To replace Sergion Gomes we bring in the next big thing in central midfield from Dutch football form Ajax in Ryan Gravenberch. £35 million might be a lot of money but he can go on to be a real force for us and it also weakens Ajax further in the process as well which is even better. We also sign Kayahan Cakirefe from Austria Wien who was brought to the clubs attention by the scouts at the start of last season but we couldn't strike a deal and he appeared on the transfer list towards the end of last season so we snapped him up.

He looks like he is going to be a right force for years to come.

We are sill in the market for a number of players if the right ones appear as we have lost out to a number of Premier League clubs for a number of players.


So our preseaso couldn't of gone much better as we go unbeaten across all of it with Brighton causing us the only issue. The big match of preseason though was the Dutch curtain raiser the Johan Cruiff Schaal which we lost last season to Ajax. We perform a lot better this season against Feyenoord as we're 2-0 up in only 14 minutes thanks to Urzi and Buitink. Buitink then got his second in the 26th minute meaning the game was all but over. Alena then added the 4th in the 62nd minute to see us win the opening cup.



Everything seems to be pretty standard after last season and we should be able to attack on all fronts if everything goes to plan.

OneMoreGame ScottT TheLFCFan Eoin97 Jack It was great to win the title and then see Ajax drop down to third. So far Ajax haven't spent much but there is still a month to go so we'll see what they do in the rest of the transfer window.
A massive win against Feyenoord to claim the Schaal. Could that be a marker of intent? Perhaps!

Not only is the addition of Gravenberch a massive plus for you, but a huge loss for one of your rivals. Very smart.
That Turkish talent looks stunning, wonder what he'll be in 5 years.
A shame to see Sergio Gomez go! However, Cakirefe looks like a phenomenal signing for now and for years to come. The best of luck in the approaching month!
Congratulations on winning the title, look at that budget! *drools*

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