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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
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YES! Champions of Eredivisie! That is a magnificent achievement! Shame about the final versus Man Utd but to even get to the final, beating the teams you beat on the way, speaks volumes of what you have achieved so far. Some big transfers in and out, let's see if you can retain the league title!
You are really building quite the team here. Despite losing Gomez you have adequately replaced him for a good fee. Also seems like you are making a ton of profit in your dealings. Should be very happy with how it's going and I see it continuing for a while longer!

Transfers Out



So we'll start with the end of the transfer window as everything got a bit mental as offers came in and turned peoples heads so they had no place in the squad. First was Lovro Majer who had his head turned by Manchester United and he handed a transfer request in after the first bid was rejected but we made a £21 million profit so that's not too bad. Next on deadline day our main man Buitink left for Arsenal for 73 million. It was the 2nd time he'd thrown his toys out the pram so was happy to let him go as he under performed last season and for £73 million it was too much to turn down. We then saw Toni Lato leave for PSV where we made £17 million profit. Perez left for Az where we made a £13.5 million profit. The last piece of business was Tarin leaving for Az as well where we make another £5 million profit. It was a much busier end to the window than I expected and wanted for outgoings but if players don't want to be part of the clubs journey then off they go.

Transfers In



I decided that this season that if one of our players leaves then if we can replace them with a dutch player of similar or better capability then we will go after the,. First in we snapped up Mohamed Ihttaren from PSV for £20 million to replace Majer. We then returned to PSV to sign Donyell Malen for a whopping £47 million to replace Buitink as we have also lost Cohen for 6 months thanks to a broken leg. We then went to Az to bring in Kenzo Goudmijn who will play backup in central midfield. With Lato leaving we revinvested the cash plus a bit more to bring in Alphonso Davies who should do well in theis league. We also went to Nantes to sign Thomas Basila who will be form a strong partnership with Bella-Kotchap over the next few seasons. Finally with Perez leaving we needed another RW and we sign young Portuguese winger Rogerio Oliveira from Basel. £10.5 million is a lot for an 18 year old but hopefully we will reap the rewards.



August



Now down to the league action and we have a great month with going unbeaten and only conceding 1 goal as while scoring 12. First up against Willem II we fell 1-0 behind before Unuvar, Bella-Kotchap, Majer and Buitink get the goals. Against VVV-Venlo Bella-Kotchap gets another 2 goals to make it 3 from the opening 2 games. Ajax were not match for us at all in the first meeting as Majer and Buitink sweep them aside with a goal each. Against De Graafshap we has already accepted the offer on Buitink so Cohen was given his chance and took it with getting the opening goal before Cakirefe got the second but late in the game thanks to a terrible tackle Cohen came away with a broken leg and will be out for 6 months. In the final game Ihattaren opens his account for the club in only the 2nd minute before Buitink gets the 2nd in the 16th minute.

League



Champions League



Its probably one of the easier groups of the Champions League this year and I believe if we perform then we should hopefully get into the top 2 this year.

September




ScottT May as well go the old school way and steal our rivals best players to make us stronger.
Justice Its hopfully the start of a beautiful journey
TheLFCFan Making a profit is the only way we'll compete just now but hopefully we won't be a selling club for much longer.
Griffo It was a lot nicer after selling some players
Jack Wolf Hopefully we can keep a hold of him and develop him to fulfil his potential
Some huge fees heading both ways. Sad to lose Buitink but to get the fee you did for him is fantastic considering his unhappiness. An absolutely flawless month to go with it!
Quite a bit to digest! A lot of huge sales and equally huge additions. Malen and Ihattaren will be fantastic for you. It's been a great start to the season with so many clean-sheets amongst a flawless run.

That Champions League group is very favourable. You've had a bit of luck there.
WOW! What a transfer window for you! Hope your squad stays strong enough for the upcoming battles, also nice group in CL.
73 million for Buitink! Doesn't get any better than that. Love the signings of Alphonso Davies and Mohammed Ihatteran too.
Great work in the transfer market! Good luck for the rest of the season
A massive window for sure but not one that seemed to affect you. Brilliant start to the league and that Champions League group is certainly doable.
Some of those signings are filthy! You've not got a squad that could dominate the league! :O

Eredivisie is yours for the taking, and that Champions League group is definitely open for you to take control of!

Injuries



So to show how hard this month is going to be we are missing a number of key players for a number of weeks if not months. We even start the month with no fit strikers. We even recalled Arezo from his loan to cover and he even managed to get injured in training as well

September



Against Az it was a ping pong battle with us taking the lead 3 times. Schiappacasse is having to play as striker and he has stepped into the role well with 2 goals before Ihattaren got the winner. Against Benfica they just proved too strong as we fell 2-0 behind before Schiappacasse grabs a consolation goal but 2-1 was respectable with the players we are missing. We nearly throw away a 3-0 lead against Cambuur but the goals from Schiappacasse, Unuvar and a debut goal from Oliveira were enough to see us get the 3 points. The defence came together against Feyenoord as we kept a clean sheet and the goals came from Araujo before Alena got a brace. We round the month off with getting our first win of the Champions League as we put 3 goals past Lokomotiv Moscow thanks to a quick opening goal from Davies in the 2nd minute before Alena and Arezo got the next 2.

League



October




Jack ScottT OneMoreGame Eoin97 JmG88 TheLFCFan Justice Hopefully we can kick on in the Champions League now players are coming back from injuries. The transfer window was a lot busier than expected but I feel we have come out the other side stronger.
Still a very strong month in spite of the injury crisis.
Dominating despite the injuries, good from you
Maximum points is something to be proud of, regardless of the cost of injuries. You've a big month ahead, particularly in Europe, but I fancy you to stroll through comfortably.

October



We get off to a strong start this month now we can put out a full strength team and FC Groningen couldn't handle us as Cakirefe, Gravenberch and Alena got the goals. Against Fortuna Sittard Malen got his first goal for the club which gives him a bit of confidence after his injury. Alena and Bella-Kotchap got the other two goals.For a change of pace we welcomed Lyon in the Champions League and we took the lead in through Gravenberch in the 29th minute before Lyon equalised in the 56th minute.

Back to league action at home against our fierce rivals and its our first Gelderse Derby since I took over at the club and we give our fans the bragging rights through Unuvar, Basila and Davies. In the 1st round of the cup we were able to rotate the squad with only Malen and Velazquez keeping their places in the startig XI and Malen repays that by getting the opening goal before Cakirefe scored and excellent brace before Mirada rounded off the scoring. With us facing a game against Lyon at the start of November so the same squad went out and they destroyed NAC Breda with Malen getting a brace before Basila, Cakirefe and Goudmin get the other 3.

League



November




ScottT Griffo Opening up a nice gap at the top now thanks to it
Justice We had a good month but currently 3rd in the Champions League group so going to be a big 3 games there to see us into the top 2.

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