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

April 1, 2012

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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 […]

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

March 18, 2012

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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 […]

Twente 2 – 0 N.E.C.: Don’t judge a game by it’s score line!

December 10, 2011

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Don’t judge a book by its cover, and along that same line, don’t judge a game by its score line. Yes, Twente further reduced the gap with league leaders AZ with this seemingly comfortable win, with a nice home clean sheet in the process too. But, no, Twente played below par for most of the […]

Twente 2 – 2 PSV: Match data analysis of a balanced affair

October 30, 2011

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Having lost both Eredivisie encounters with Twente in his previous season with PSV, manager Fred Rutten seemed intent on preventing this happening again. In the end PSV trailed the eventual champions Ajax by four points, having won only two of a potential twelve points in the double clashes with direct title rivals Twente and Ajax. […]

Groningen 1 – 1 Twente: Hard working home side match superior away side skills

October 23, 2011

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Having beaten Ajax at home, but losing at Heracles away recently, Groningen have been a team with two distinct faces so far this season. Against last season’s runners-up Twente, they displayed both of them, conceding the first half advantage, but making up for it in fighting spirit come the second half. Coming off an excellent […]

Roda 2 – 1 Twente: Adriaanse’s first defeat in a tactically surprising match

September 11, 2011

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Two tactically tuned formations played out an interesting match, where Roda countered their way towards beating their opponents in the second half. Twente manager Co Adriaanse deliberately left his right wing vacated and ultimately paid the price as Roda, one of only four teams that Twente failed to beat both home and away last year, […]

Twente 2 – 1 Ajax: Ten men Twente win Johan Cruijff Schaal 2011

July 31, 2011

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In a replay of last year’s Dutch Super Cup, Twente managed to beat Ajax in the Amsterdam ArenA, despite starting the game without playmakers Chadli and Ruiz, and playing the entire second half with ten men. Admittedly, Ajax did create more and better goal scoring chances, which was hardly surprising given their home advantage and […]

Twente 2 – 0 Vaslui: Solid result in tough game

July 27, 2011

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Based on the 2-0 final score line you wouldn’t tell that Twente had a tough time breaking down their Romanian opponent at home. Twente missed four key players and had severe problems building attacks from the back. As a result, the transition from last season’s double holding midfielder system to an offensive 4-3-3 didn’t go […]

Eredivisie season 2011/12 preview: the title contenders

July 25, 2011

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In the build-up to the start of the 2011/12 Eredivisie season, 11tegen11 will review all Eredivisie clubs to discuss the tactical implications of all summer changes. Nine Eredivisie clubs will kick off the new season with a new manager and several clubs have seen key players leave, freeing up space to fit in young talents […]

Ajax 3 – 1 Twente: Eredivisie decided in fantastic final

May 16, 2011

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A home victory over title rivals Twente meant that Frank de Boer’s Ajax secured the 30th Eredivisie title in the club’s history. Both title contenders faced each other on the final match day with Ajax needing a win for the title. And just one week after losing the Dutch Cup final to Twente in overtime, […]