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    Quote Originally Posted by serghei View Post
    He's nothing like De Jong. More of a box to box player that likes to go up and score goals. Nowhere near the brain and passing ability of De Jong.
    Yeah, I found it kinda odd they spent that money on someone of his profile.

    They seemed to have been trying to play him in the FDJ role but he hasn't been great at all. I do wonder if Ajax is going to bet on Ryan Gravenberch eventually to take FDJ's role eventually, as I've heard nothing but good things about him.

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    So, back to normality for Ajax. They've done well to keep so many players though.

    Last years Ajax were so good they would have come top 4 in every big league minimum, probably would have pushed PSG, Juve and Bayern close

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    They lost key pieces and one of them was instrumental in how the team played in De Jong.

    When you read the complaints about Marin who the bought for around 12 Million, I could see why they are struggling. He's nothing like De Jong, in terms of profile and he seems more suited as someone in VDB's position but not as technically gifted.

    He seems to slow on and off the ball to sit deep and not really good at making space nor his passing range doesn't appear good enough for it either. If you're going to play football the way Ten-Haag wants it, you need a guy who is like De Jong, intelligent, great tactical awareness and being gifted on the ball to do so.

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    Ten Hag is going to have problems this season with Ajax. They lost a lot of quality and they can't keep the same level anymore. They'll probably be eliminated in the Groups this year.

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    We should send both Alena and Puig on loan to them.

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    Let's see how he copes with it. Ajax might still sign Dani Olmo and change their tactics a bit to compensate for losing de Jong.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    Let's see how he copes with it. Ajax might still sign Dani Olmo and change their tactics a bit to compensate for losing de Jong.
    Yea, I'm worried they'll turn into Monaco in Europe. From CL semifinals to last place in CL groups the next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catta View Post
    We should send both Alena and Puig on loan to them.
    True. They would be fun to watch with Ajax.

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    Only Puig would be enough, as direct replacement of the FDJ role.
    Both of them have no place in the first 11, as Donny v.d. Beek & Daley Blind are secured of their role.

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    Three members of the Ajax backroom staff have placed themselves in self-isolation over fears they may have contracted coronavirus.

    Erik ten Hag's assistant coach, Christian Poulsen, physio Alessandro Schoenmaker and a physiotherapist who has not been named will be in self-isolation until March 13.

    This is according to De Telegraaf, who report that these fears stem from Poulsen's 47th birthday party.

    The former Sevilla midfielder organised a party in Amsterdam to celebrate his birthday last Friday, which was attended by former Danish international Thomas Kahlenberg, who has since tested positive for coronavirus.
    https://www.marca.com/en/football/in...f7b8b45c5.html