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Heerenveen 5 – 1 AZ: Trashing for the Eredivisie leaders

December 4, 2011

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Heerenveen managed to extend their excellent opening of the 2011/12 season by defeating league leaders AZ 5-1 at home, breaking a club record in the process by going 12 Eredivisie matches unbeaten. Freshness, a high work rate, and outstanding individual performances proved key in defeating AZ, who clearly lost the battle early on in midfield, […]

Heerenveen 1 – 2 Ajax: Eredivisie title race still open

May 1, 2011

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Ajax managed a narrow win in this must-win game away at Heerenveen. But with both sides putting in far better offensive than defensive performances, this match could easily have gone another way. Heerenveen has had a mediocre season so far, being unable to string decent performances together. It is difficult to say which is cause […]

Heerenveen 1 –4 Groningen: A tale of the centre-backs

January 31, 2011

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Groningen beat Heerenveen for the second time this season. Not only does this mean a second victory over their main rivals after previously beating them 1-0 at home, it also means a second victory of Pieter Huistra over his predecessor Ron Jans. Three important points for Groningen as they maintain their current fourth spot in […]

Heerenveen 6 – 2 Twente: The champions provided the stage for the Oussama Assaidi show

December 17, 2010

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Eredivisie champions Twente succumbed to a painful defeat at the hands of Heerenveen, where Oussama Assaidi ran the show, scoring three and assisting the other three goals. A four goal loss for the reigning champions is not unique in Eredivisie history – it has happened two times before – but it illustrates the cropping together […]

Heerenveen 0 –2 NAC: Jans still puzzled, while NAC successfully reverted to their 4-3-3

November 9, 2010

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Ron Jans still hasn’t found the right formation for Heerenveen, while NAC looked happy to revert back to their 4-3-3 formation. Heerenveen’s shuffled attacking line-up looked out of sorts, building up more frustration for striker Bas Dost who continuously lacks the support he needs from the wings. Two early second half goals decided the match […]

Groningen 1 – 0 Heerenveen: ‘The Derby of the North’ springs to life in the second half

October 17, 2010

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The first half of this season’s first ‘Derby of the North’ was a tame affair, as reflected by the 0-0 half-time score. In the second half the game came to life, with Heerenveen passionately chasing the game after conceding the opening goal immediately after half-time.   Stable FC Groningen Groningen went into this match against […]

Ambitious Heerenveen struggling to keep their 4-2-3-1 balanced

August 11, 2010

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Ron Jans certainly made some enemies in the north of the Netherlands with his late 2009 announcement to leave FC Groningen for their rivals Heerenveen. Having been at the helm of FC Groningen for eight straight seasons, being the longest sitting manager in the Eredivisie at that time, he was clearly up for a new […]