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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 […]

Utrecht 6 – 4 Ajax: Goal fest illustrates both teams short-comings

November 6, 2011


In a true goal fest, that ultimately saw Utrecht run out 6-4 winners, both teams illustrated their short-comings, rather than their qualities. The prejudice of the Eredivisie being a high scoring league due to a generally low level of defending was fed once more, as virtually all of today’s nine goals involved defensive weaknesses rather […]

Utrecht 1 – 0 Groningen: Passing problems make Groningen lose the game

March 12, 2011


Utrecht finally managed a win after six consecutive Eredivisie draws and Groningen extended their losing streak to four games, making a Europa League play-off spot more likely than direct qualification. In not the best of games, Groningen set back and absorbed Utrecht’s pressure in the first half and paid the price for their abysmal build-up […]

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 […]

FC Utrecht 0 – 0 Liverpool: A paradox of players committing themselves and managers holding their horses

October 8, 2010


FC Utrecht qualified for European Football by winning last year’s Eredivisie play-off and their Europa League qualification campaign, starting back in July, saw them defeating KF Tirana, FC Luzern and last but not least, former European Champions Celtic. Especially notable was the 4-0 home triumph over the higher rated Scottish side that featured in the […]

Groningen – Utrecht 1-0… Patient Groningen overcomes a lacklustre Utrecht side

September 14, 2010


In the Euroborg, a fine example of a modern stadium that offers an excellent footballing atmosphere, home side FC Groningen took on ‘Celtic-beaters’ FC Utrecht in a match that could be seen as an early six pointer in the battle for the European Football qualification spots. The home side saw their patient and controlled attacks […]

Utrecht 1 – 0 Luzern: is één momentje van Zwitserse gatenkaas voldoende voor Utrecht?

July 29, 2010


Na eerst de zevende plaats in de competitie, en de aansluitende play-off overwinningen op Groningen en Roda wist Utrecht zich verzekerd van Europees Voetbal. Met twee hoofdletters, een begrip in de voetballerij, want met Europees Voetbal ben je iets. Utrecht versloeg eenvoudig FK Tirana in de tweede voorronde van de Europa League en nog twee […]

Het voetbal is dood, leve het voetbal! Aftrap seizoen 2010/11: FC Utrecht – KF Tirana, 2e voorronde Europa League

July 15, 2010


Het is halverwege juli, de WKater trekt zich langzaam terug uit Nederland en de eerste officiële wedstrijd van een Nederlandse eredivisieclub in het seizoen 2010/11wordt straks gespeeld. Weet u nog? FC Utrecht won met overmacht de playoffs van het afgelopen seizoen door achtereenvolgens zowel FC Groningen als Roda JC zowel uit als thuis te verslaan. […]