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Twente 3 – 2 Ajax: Overtime winner secures the Cup for Twente

May 9, 2011


In a match that superseded all expectations, Twente claimed the victory with a dramatic overtime winning header by Janko to win the Dutch Cup for the third time in the club’s history. In contrast to what might have been derived from both team’s managers pre-match, when they stressed the importance of next week’s fixture deciding […]

Twente – Ajax: A tactical preview of the Cup final

May 6, 2011


In their third and fourth match up of this season, Twente and Ajax will meet in both the final of the Dutch Cup next Sunday and in what may be called the final of the Eredivisie on Sunday May 15. Both managers have already expressed themselves in clichés such as “the Cup is a very […]

Twente 2 – 0 PSV: The champions retake the Eredivisie lead

April 3, 2011


In the most anticipated match of the Eredivisie season so far, reigning champions Twente beat league leaders PSV 2-0 to leapfrog them in the standings and retake the lead for the first time since last November. Squad depth, tactical flexibility and the return of superstar Bryan Ruiz provide vital elements in this enthralling performance.   […]

Excelsior 0 – 2 Twente: Decent victory for the champions

March 20, 2011


Off the back of a demanding away trip to Zenit, Twente managed an important away win to keep the pace set by league leaders PSV, who Twente are trailing by just one point. While away at Excelsior, ten men Ajax drew 2-2 and PSV had the utmost difficulty in winning 3-2 in the final seconds, […]

Tactical preview of Twente – Zenit

March 10, 2011


Twente’s season so far Twente has had a very respectable season so far. Given the fact that their successful manager Steve McLaren and several influential first team members had left during the summer, a sort of ‘transition season’ might have been expected. But those expectations have been superseded as the club had a respectable Champions […]

Twente 1 – 0 Utrecht: Early red card decides the game

March 3, 2011


Twente managed a narrow win over an Utrecht side that got reduced to ten men after just twenty minutes of play. They saw the correct, but late, decision making of Preud’homme rewarded with the goal their numerical advantage on the pitch deserved. Twente just came off a temperamental defeat to AZ this past weekend, where […]

AZ 2 – 1 Twente: An emotional defeat for the Dutch Champions

March 1, 2011


Reigning Eredivisie champions Twente were defeated by the previous champions, AZ. This all happened in a much debated game, played out in pouring rain, bringing all the excitement that may be expected when these two teams are involved, and more. Twente received their second red card of the season after Douglas lost control near the […]

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

December 17, 2010


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 […]

Werder Bremen 0 –2 Twente: Overattacking Werder does not take advantage of Twente’s shortcomings

November 2, 2010


The fourth and possibly crucial match of the Champions League Group stage meant an away match for reigning Dutch champions Twente at the hands of German side Werder Bremen. Having lost in Bremen by no less than 4-1 during last year’s Europa League knockout phase, memories of shattered European football aspirations are still very much […]

PSV 0 –1 Twente: An excellent team effort by the reigning Eredivisie champions.

October 30, 2010


This week’s top clash in the Eredivisie was without a doubt the match between the first and second ranked teams. And PSV – Twente did not disappoint at all. Both teams played a very open match and the high amount of midfield pressing in the first half did the game a lot of good. Not […]


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