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Twente 2 – 0 Roda: In-game tweaks win the match for Twente

April 1, 2012


Twente beat Roda in a must-win game in the tight end-stages of the 2011/12 Eredivisie. Steve McClaren’s team overcame an opponent that lacked any sorts of offensive intentions, but did provide a stubborn defense. Data for this match report has been provided by Infostrada Sports.   Twente’s 4-3-3 Coming off a disappointing series of only […]

Ajax 2 – 0 PSV: Impressive pressing performance leaves PSV no chance

March 25, 2012


This clash between two Eredivisie title contenders may go down as one of the best games Ajax played under their current manager, Frank de Boer. The home side pressed PSV all over the pitch and the successive dominance in possession allowed them to continue an intense pressing level throughout the full ninety minutes. PSV proved […]

Twente 0 – 2 Feyenoord: Title hopes dented by Feyenoord midfield

March 18, 2012


Only two weeks after their magnificent 6-2 away win over PSV, Twente went into this match a hurt team. Coming off an Eredivisie loss against N.E.C. and a painful 4-1 Europa League loss at Schalke, Steve McClaren’s team stumbled to a third consecutive loss at the hands of a well organized Feyenoord side.   Twente’s […]

Roda 3 – 1 VVV: Home side more efficient, but VVV show their potential

March 10, 2012


Coming off four straight wins, VVV went into this derby clash with some expectations. New manager Ton Lokhoff took over at the end of 2011, to see his team take five wins from the first seven matches in charge, only losing away at relegation rivals Excelsior and newly promoted RKC. Away at Roda, who came […]

Ajax 0 – 2 Utrecht: From bad to worse for Ajax…

February 5, 2012


Frank de Boer lost his first Eredivisie home game as an Ajax manager, while Utrecht set a unique series of four wins out of the past for meetings with their fierce rivals. With the complete forward three and back four of his presumed starting XI missing, De Boer never got his team going, while Utrecht […]

Feyenoord 4 – 2 Ajax: Playing to win beats playing for possession

January 29, 2012


Fans enjoying the Eredivisie for action packed high-scoring games were well served, as Feyenoord came back after conceding the opening goal, to win the match 4-2. A hat-trick by Manchester City loanee John Guidetti and a superb midfield performance by Jordy Clasie guided the Rotterdam side past their fierce rivals, who once again paired ineffective […]

PSV 3 – 1 Vitesse: Not as convincing as the score line suggests

January 28, 2012


Although the final score line would suggest otherwise, PSV had a lack of grip on their opponents. Aided by an out-of-the-blue opening goal by Tim Matavz, they were given the opportunity to sit back and counter, a game much better executed than their pressing style that formed plan A. Vitesse, meanwhile, defended well up till […]

AZ 1 – 1 Ajax: A glass half-full at best, for both sides

January 22, 2012


The glass half-full from the title refers to AZ taking only a point, where they failed to take more distance during dominating spells in the first half. And it refers to Ajax, who managed to fix some issues from the recent Cup defeat against AZ, but left much to be improved in order to refresh […]

Offenses and defenses in the Eredivisie – Where were we?

January 18, 2012


With the second half of the Eredivisie just a few days away, this may be the right time to refresh our memory of the current state of affairs in the Eredivisie. This post will try to do that by plotting the teams’ offensive and defensive performances. Drawing on earlier posts on this same subject, teams […]

Tactical trends of the 2011/12 Eredivisie

December 30, 2011


With exactly half of the 2011/12 season behind us, this may be the optimal moment to reflect on the tactical developments that the current season has provided us with. Let’s see what tactical observations and some decent stats, provided by Infostrada Sports, show us on the season in progress and what expectations we may hold […]