2013/14 Midseason Report
2013-14 Eredivisie Season
As of Jan 2014, we sit atop the Eredivisie in first place with 43 points (14-1-1) playing one game fewer than everyone. This was almost identical to last season when we were 16-1-1 at this point. Our domination is evident, but interestingly we have scored fewer goals but held opponents to only 8!
2013-14 Champions League Season
We were dealt a favorable draw for the most part except for getting group 2012/13 winners FC Porto (defeated Barcelona).
Vittese absolutely surprised not only reaching the knockout stages, but winning Group F ahead of FC Porto. Big wins included:
7-0 (CSKA Moscow)
3-1 (at Porto)
Check out these impressive stats!
Vittesse then received a good draw in knockout round 1 where they will face Leverkusen.
We again suffered various injuries, but our depth really came through during the 1st half. Wilfried, Benitez, Labyad, and Ait Fana are a few that were again bit by the injury bug. As you will notice below, we really spread out the production; a real team effort.
Players out on loan…
And finally, here is a look at where our facilities now stand in addition to owning the Gelredome (no more rent). We have one more training facility upgrade that should be completed by Nov 2014. A State of the Art Training Facility is one the way!
With a transfer budget in the neighborhood of 9mil, we are sure to dip our feet in the transfer market waters soon. I have worked many hours with the scouts as we look at securing more young talent to bolster the youth ranks. Stay tuned for transfer info and the 2nd half of what we hope is a good Champions League run and a 3rd straight Eredivisie title.