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Ajax Fans Hang Effigy Of Feyenoord Player Kenneth Vermeer During Typically Heated ‘De Klassieker’ Clash (Video)

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Sunday's 'De Klassieker' was quite an occasion, with Ajax beating their bitter rivals Feyenoord 2-1at the Amsterdam ArenA to movejust a point behind leaders PSVin the Eredivisie. Before the game, the intensity of the animosity between the two sets of fans was highlighted by the hanging from the stands of an effigy of ex-Ajax and current Feyenoord goalkeeperKenneth Vermeer.

On This Day In 1972: Ajax Beat Independiente In The Intercontinental Cup To Underline The Dominance Of Totaal Voetbal

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The 1972 Intercontinental Cup saw the winners of the 1971/72 European Cup, Ajax, pitted against the winners of the 1972 Copa Libertadores, Independiente, over two legs to ascertain (in a roundabout way) which club side was the best in the world at that particular juncture.

Coming into the first leg in Buenos Aires, the famous Ajax side of Johan Cruyff, Johnny Rep and Johan Neeskens had just won the Eredivisie, the Dutch Cup, and theirsecond European Cup the season previous.

Ajax Surprise Fans By Reuniting Them With Club Legends In Touching Video

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By Alan Duffy

Now this is rather lovely. Iconic Dutch lcub Ajax have produced a touching video where fans of the club are reunited with their heroes.

Three Ajax legends, Romanian defender Cristian Chivu (1999-2003), Dutch midfielder Richard Witschge (1996-2003) and Swedish striker Stefan Pettersson (1988-1994) surprise the fans who adored them as kids withsome rather sweet results.

Arsenal

Can Charlton do another Coquelin job for Arsenal with Sanogo?

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One of the very few bits of news for Arsenal fans on transfer deadline day was the signing of our young French forward Yaya Sanogo by the Championship club Charlton Athletic. A lot of us might have forgot that he was even on the club's books (or just hoped that he wasn't) but Sanogo has [...]

Dutch Opta Accurately Map All 30 Touches Of The Ball Yaya Sanogo Enjoyed In An Ajax Shirt

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Not the most naturally gifted technicianin world football, Yaya Sanogo concluded a fairly featureless loan spell at Ajax by returning to parent club Arsenal and immediately switching to Charlton Athletic on transfer deadline day.

Sanogo was supposed to stay at Ajax for the entire 2016-17 season but the Dutch club called time on his loan prematurelyafter the 23-year-old French striker failed to make any semblance of an impression in the Eredivisie, making three substitute appearances andfeaturing forjust 47 cumulative minutes.

Will Yaya Sanogo ever be ready to play for Arsenal?

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When Arsenal bought Yaya Sanogo from the French side Auxerre three seasons ago, he was hailed as a hot young talent and was expected to flourish under Arsene Wenger's tutelage. But after two years of doing not-very-much at Arsenal, he was sent out on loan at Dutch side Ajax, where it was hoped he would [.

Failed Yaya Sanogo set for Arsenal return

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The French youngster Yaya Sanogo looked to be an incredible prospect when Arsenal signed him from Auxerre two summers ago. He was 20 years old, 6ft 4in tall, and had an excellent scoring record of 26 goals in 52 games for the French club. But at Arsenal he lost his scoring boots and although given [.

Transfers Roundup: Klopp targets January transfer for €29m Chelsea target

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Transfers Roundup: Klopp targets January transfer for €29m Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The summer transfer window may be over but the rumour mill is omnipresent. Despite domestic leagues and European competitions in full flow there are lot to speculate as we anticipate the ‘fast approaching' January transfer window.

Most Goals in Champions League – the Top 10

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Most Goals in Champions League the Top 10 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list of 'most goals in Champions League history' after he became the first player on earth to reach 80-goal-milestone in the UCL during Tuesday's 4-0 group stage victory over FC Shaktar Donetsk, per UEFA.

Arsenal transfers – Szczesny out – Striker in!

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It is an excellent bit of Arsenal transfer news that Wenger is sending Wojciech Szczesny off to Roma for next season and hopefully keeping David Ospina as backup if (God forbid!) Petr Cech gets injured. This is the obvious solution for all concerned but admittedly many Gooners were worried that Szczesny would be retained while [.

Szczesny? Should Arsenal send more players to Ajax?

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Latest transfer reports coming out of Ajax talk about the possibility of the Dutch giants signing Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. The Ajax director of football Marc Overmars has reportedly been in touch with the Gunners to find out about his availability. The Dutch club expects to lose their incumbent goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen to Manchester United.

English Premier League

Dele Alli – Premier League Young Player of the Year? #JF60 Best Youngsters in Europe Review, week 13

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There's only one place to start with our #JF60 60 Best Young Footballers to Watch in 2015/16 Series review this week and that's with the cheeky chappy in incredible form for Spurs right...

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Michy Batshuayi: Europe’s hottest young striker right now? The #JF60 Review, week 12

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After Wallace, Williams, Romagnoli and Co in week 11 we're checking back in on our chosen 60 best young players in Europe for 2015/16. If you've missed out so far, the #JF60 is our annual feature in...

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Chelsea agree deal for Man Utd target after making a better offer

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Chelsea agree deal for Man Utd target after making a better offer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have agreed on a deal to sign the highly rated Ajax midfielder Juan Familia Castillo.

The talented Dutch midfielder was close to joining Manchester United after having talks with the club but it appears that Chelsea have hijacked the deal.

Wallace Chelsea woes continue, Inaki Williams rises… #JF60 Best Youngsters in Europe Review, week 11

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After Icardi, Quintero, Tannane and Co in week 10 we're back to check in on our chosen 60 best young players in Europe for 2015/16. If you're unaware, the #JF60 is our annual feature in...

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Man Utd pursuing midfielder, Van Gaal personally involved in transfer

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Man Utd pursuing midfielder, Van Gaal personally involved in transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has taken a personal interest in signing the talented Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri.

Nouri is considered as one of the finest young talents in Dutch football right now and Van Gaal is keen bring him to Manchester United.

Hector Bellerin, Isaac Success, Timo Werner… JF60 Best Young Players in Europe review, weeks 4 & 5

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So how are our chosen top 60 young players in Europe in 2015/16 getting on? We look back at the last fortnight and pick out the star performersfrom the JF60 Class of 2015/16. Isaac Success No doubt...

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Man United prepared for important transfer, Dutch player linked

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Man United prepared for important transfer, Dutch player linked - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Telegraph, Manchester United are finally prepared to let go of David De Gea. The Premier League club will sign Jasper Cillessen if De Gea joins Real Madrid.

David De Gea confident about Manchester United exit

The Spaniard has been linked with a move to Santiago Bernabeu all summer and is now a step closer to realizing his dream.

Champions League draw 2015/16: Manchester United handed dream group

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Champions League draw 2015/16: Manchester United handed dream group - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The UEFA Champions League draw has been completed in Monaco this evening.

UEFA Champions League 2015/16 Group Stages

Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea will be happy with a relatively easy group.

Dutch star comments on United transfer and chat with LvG

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Dutch star comments on United transfer and chat with LvG - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's number 1 target to replace David De Gea, Jasper Cillessen, has today stated that he has not received any offers for a move to Old Trafford. The Ajax goalkeeper, who starred under Louis van Gaal in the Netherland's run to the semi-finals in the World Cup finals in Brazil last year, looks like he is set to stay put in his home country.

Manchester United’s Champions League play-offs opponent confirmed

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Manchester United's Champions League play-offs opponent confirmed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will take onClub Bruggein the Champions League play-offs later scheduled later this month.

#mufc will face Club Brugge in the @ChampionsLeague play-off round.

Manchester United Champions League play-offs possible opponents revealed

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Manchester United Champions League play-offs possible opponents revealed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United still have to feature in play-offs and based on the result, they will make it to the group stages of the Champions League.

After finishing fourth in Louis van Gaal's debut season, the Red Devils have a chance to make it to the group stages of the Europe's elite club competition after a year's absence.

Dutch star informs teammates about Manchester United transfer

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Dutch star informs teammates about Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Spanish source, El Confidencial, Manchester United are close to signing Ajax goalkeeper, Jasper Cillessen.

Manchester United Transfer: Cillessen set to replace De Gea?

Cillessen has been identified as an ideal replacement for David De Gea, who is strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Arsenal agree surprise deal for Dutch striker?

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Arsenal agree surprise deal for Dutch striker? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the UK media, Arsenal are closing in on a move for Ajax striker Donyell Malen.

Barcelona were thought to be monitoring the talented young striker, but it appears that Arsenal's close ties with Ajax have proven decisive.

PHOTO: Yaya Sanogo joins Ajax on loan from Arsenal

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PHOTO: Yaya Sanogo joins Ajax on loan from Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ajax have confirmed the signing of striker Yaya Sanogo on a one-year deal loan deal from Arsenal for next season. The Frenchman was photographed signing a contract at the Amsterdam Arena, where he will be hoping to gain a lot more first-team football than he has at the Emirates Stadium in two seasons.

Manchester United transfer: Spaniard set for exit, Manager confirms

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Manchester United transfer: Spaniard set for exit, Manager confirms - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis Van Gaal has continued to build his hard-nosed reputation by leaving Victor Valdes out of Manchester United's Pre-Season tour and putting him on the transfer list.

He is quoted as saying "Valdes is not selected [for the tour] because he doesn't follow my philosophy; when that is the case, there is not a place for a player.

Louis van Gaal wants to sign Dutch duo with Ramos move unlikely

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Louis van Gaal wants to sign Dutch duo with Ramos move unlikely - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The transfer window is officially open in England, and the top clubs are set to jump right into the action.

Manchester United's woes at the back from last season means that Louis van Gaal is almost sure to sign at least a couple of defenders.

Pierre Emil Højbjerg “already a better player than” Tottenham star Christian Eriksen

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Eredivisie

Ajax Upgrade Travelling Heracles Supporters To VIP Box After Just 15 Fans Turn Up For Eredivisie Clash (Photo)

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Kudos are most definitely due to theAjax stadium management team, who saw fit to reward the hardy band of 15 Heracles supporters who made the two-hour drive to Amsterdam for Wednesday night's Eredivisie clash by upgrading them to their own personal VIP box.

As can be seen from the following photo, it certainly seemed as though Heracles' mini-horde enjoyed themselves while enjoying the 0-0 draw in the lap of luxury!

Dick Advocaat Explains THAT Classic Photo Of Himself, Louis Van Gaal And Two Young Ladies Wearing Nowt But Body Paint

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With Dick Advocaat's Sunderland squaring off against Louis van Gaal's Manchester United in the Premier League today, the opportunity has been seized to once again circulate what must surely rank as one of the most iconic sporting images of our time.

The photo you see above you of Advocaat and Van Gaal squatting coyly beside a pair of scantily clad ladies was taken as part of a promo set for the Eredivisie clash between PSV and Ajax in 1995.

El Ghazi scores twice as Ajax maintain winning Eredivisie start

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Anwar El Ghazi scored a brace for the third time this season as table-topping Ajax maintained the only 100 per cent record in the Eredivisie by defeating ADO Den Haag 4-0.

Forward El Ghazi bagged a double in each of the Amsterdam club's first two fixtures and he took his tally to six in four games by starting and finishing the scoring in another comfortable win for Frank De Boer's men.

El Ghazi scores twice as Ajax maintain winning Eredivisie start

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Anwar El Ghazi scored a brace for the third time this season as table-topping Ajax maintained the only 100 per cent record in the Eredivisie by defeating ADO Den Haag 4-0.

Forward El Ghazi bagged a double in each of the Amsterdam club's first two fixtures and he took his tally to six in four games by starting and finishing the scoring in another comfortable win for Frank De Boer's men.

Europe

Generation Next: Anwar El Ghazi – the Ajax starlet who shunned Morocco for the Netherlands

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The JF60 2016: Top 10 Dutch Eredivisie Best Young Players To Watch In 2015/16

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We've reviewed 2014/15's most exciting young players to watch in the Netherlands, England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany on Just Football. Now it's time for us to announce the...

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Top 10 best young Eredivisie players – The JF60 Class of 2014/15 Review

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Mark Warburton: From City Trader to Glasgow Ranger – The Rise Of One Of England’s Brightest Young Managers

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Denmark U21s – UEFA Under-21 European Championship Preview and Team Analysis

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The Rest

Ajax Answer Twitter SOS Call By Laying On Special Matchday Taxi Service For 80-Year-Old Fan

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You wait all year for a feelgood Ajax story and then two come along at once.

After featuring yesterday for rewardinga hardy band of 15 travelling Heracles supporterswith a cracking gesture, the Eredivisie giants have once again proved that they look after fans by agreeing to lay on special matchday travel for an elderly fan.

Charlie Mulgrew Writes Extended ‘Apology’ To Fans After Celtic Go Whimpering Out Of Europa League

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A 2-1 home defeat against Ajax last night saw Celtic tumble out ofthe Europa League at the group stage having amassed just two measly points in the space of five games.

Indeed, the Ajax loss marked the first time in history that Celtic have failed to win a single group match at home in a European campaign their final fixture being a forlorn trip toFenerbahce.

Champions: Festa Monaco, francesi ai playoff. Ajax clamorosamente fuori

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Grande festa in casa Monaco, lacrime amare per l'Ajax che abbandona anzitempo la Champions. La squadra del Principato, vittoriosa gi a Berna per 3 a 1, spazza via gli svizzeri dello Young Boys con il netto poker casalingo di ieri, nel ritorno del 3° turno preliminare, e si gode anche la prima firma di Stephan [.