26 JAN 2023; Ajax - FC Volendam; Match Day 18

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26 JAN 2023; Ajax - FC Volendam; Match Day 18

Bericht door Orange14 » ma jan 23, 2023 6:37 pm

Two matches this week as Ajax start the 2nd half of the season five points out of first but also behind AZ, PSV and FC Twente and only two points above 6th place Sparta!! I think this season will come down to the last match day with only a small number of points separating a bunch of teams. Anyway, home to Volendam Thursday night in what should be a winnable match. I suspect Alvarez will be playing CB for the foreseeable future as Ajax have no choice.
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Re: 26 JAN 2023; Ajax - FC Volendam; Match Day 18

Bericht door Orange14 » di jan 24, 2023 8:45 pm

FC Emmen do Ajax a big favor defeating a 10 man PSV team 1-0. A win over Volendam will move us pass PSV.
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Re: 26 JAN 2023; Ajax - FC Volendam; Match Day 18

Bericht door SPL » di jan 24, 2023 9:51 pm

Good for Emmen lets just hope we beat Volendam.

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Re: 26 JAN 2023; Ajax - FC Volendam; Match Day 18

Bericht door SPL » do jan 26, 2023 8:07 pm

Sanchez,Conceicao ,Kudus dropped ,Rensch,Brobbey,Bergwijn start which is about our best 11. A must win game.

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Re: 26 JAN 2023; Ajax - FC Volendam; Match Day 18

Bericht door Orange14 » do jan 26, 2023 8:40 pm

Three points and we move up into third place. The team really needs to finish in 1st or 2nd to qualify for group stage CL play next season.
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Re: 26 JAN 2023; Ajax - FC Volendam; Match Day 18

Bericht door SPL » do jan 26, 2023 10:01 pm

Plenty of possession but the only real chance was the ball that hit the post near Ht.If we carry on like this for 45 more minutes Volendam could nick a goal and points. Must keep positive though

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Re: 26 JAN 2023; Ajax - FC Volendam; Match Day 18

Bericht door kezme44 » do jan 26, 2023 10:23 pm

bassey and rensch and absolutely hopeless

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Re: 26 JAN 2023; Ajax - FC Volendam; Match Day 18

Bericht door SPL » do jan 26, 2023 10:25 pm

Volendam with their first chance of the game and I think maybe only the 2nd time the ball was in our box

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Re: 26 JAN 2023; Ajax - FC Volendam; Match Day 18

Bericht door Tom_ » do jan 26, 2023 11:01 pm

Unbelievable to concede a goal in a game like this. Really tells you all you need to know about this team. Despite all the possession they didn’t ever create any scoring chances after the equaliser.

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Re: 26 JAN 2023; Ajax - FC Volendam; Match Day 18

Bericht door GangstaRiB » do jan 26, 2023 11:09 pm

Surely this means the end for Schreuder.

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Re: 26 JAN 2023; Ajax - FC Volendam; Match Day 18

Bericht door SPL » do jan 26, 2023 11:13 pm

Utterly pathetic and rubbish performance by all players. If Schreuder does not get sacked then we are going to end up 6th.
Have to say all the new signings from the summer are poor and the others are not much better. Kudus with a lovely goal about the only bright spot. All our Young Ajax squad are too young and not ready and that includes Fitz-Jim , although again he could easily play in game like this where the 3 MF's did zero.

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Re: 26 JAN 2023; Ajax - FC Volendam; Match Day 18

Bericht door Orange14 » do jan 26, 2023 11:16 pm

Schreuder should do the right thing and resign right now. He has lost the team and cannot even put the best players out on the pitch at the start of the match. Sure, Ajax should have converted at least two of the chances they had but they are so tentative in taking shots. 83% possession and 31 shots but only one goal!! Volendam had a good defensive set up and Ajax should have realized that there were going to be lots of double teams because of the 5-4-1 formation. I was thinking when Eiting took the free kick that Volendam were sure to score and that they did. The only trophy this team has a chance for right now is the Beker. They face Union Berlin in the Europa League and that team is now 2nd in the Bundesliga. No way does Ajax have a chance in that tie. They will be lucky to get third place and a CL qualification run next season.

Player Ratings:

Rulli (5) - largely a spectator
Rensch (6) - actually not all that bad before being subbed off, he had a couple of good interventions and one nice cut in on an interior overlap
Alvarez (6.5) - had a good game but was out of position late in the game but Volendam could not capitalize
Tmber (7) - he will be missed next season
Bassey (4.5) - it was his marker that scored and he just is not a good football player but is a great athlete
Taylor (5.5) - marginally above average
Berghuis (5.5) - had some shots but they were all blocked
Klaassen (4) - why does he even start much less play a full 90???? Mystery of the year
Tadic (4.5) - just not good, his free kicks were poor, he can't beat a defender any more but he does play a full 90 and is a good cheerleader
Brobbey (5.5) - worked really hard and had some good cuts to the goal, unfortunately the passing of the team is too slow to take advantage
Bergwijn (5) - did not get much of an opening and IMO unjustifiably subbed off when it was Tadic who should have taken a seat
Kudus (6) - got the goal to tie the game and save a point, should have started over Klaassen
Luca (5.5) - assisted on the goal
Concceicao (5) - very active but sometimes caught in a double team trap without a man to pass to

Time for a new manager even it it's just a caretaker
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Re: 26 JAN 2023; Ajax - FC Volendam; Match Day 18

Bericht door Orange14 » do jan 26, 2023 11:21 pm

One of the big problems is this team is too slow with ball rotation. When Klaassen plays in the MF, it's like not having a passer at all because his ball skills are so bad. The team just cannot play basic pass and cut football. This is not the Ajax team that we like to see.
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Re: 26 JAN 2023; Ajax - FC Volendam; Match Day 18

Bericht door Orange14 » vr jan 27, 2023 12:07 am

Schreuder has been sacked along with his assistant Mattais Kaltenbach.
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Re: 26 JAN 2023; Ajax - FC Volendam; Match Day 18

Bericht door Tom_ » vr jan 27, 2023 12:11 am

Schreuder is out. We’ll see if it improves the results. IMHO the squad is poor but there were probably better ways of lining them up.

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Re: 26 JAN 2023; Ajax - FC Volendam; Match Day 18

Bericht door SPL » vr jan 27, 2023 1:10 am

Should have been sacked after Emmen game but thankfully he is gone.Who ever takes over we do have a poor squad but it cannot get worse

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