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Miazga set for new manager as Vitesse fires Fraser

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Matt Miazga will be playing under the watch of a new manager for the rest of the Eredivisie season.

Vitesse announced on Wednesday that the club has fired manager Henk Fraser with just four games remaining in the campaign. Fraser, who had announced earlier this season that he would leave the club this summer, was leading the club through a rough patch that saw just one win in seven matches.

Matt Miazga fined for 'unprofessional behavior' following crotch-grab incident

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Matt Miazga escaped suspension for his gamesmanship in the box in a recent Eredivise match. He did not escape a fine, however.

Vitesse announced on Wednesday that the club has fined Miazga for grabbing Heeerenveen'sDenzel Dumfries by the "noble parts" during a corner kick. Miazga was not suspended for the incident following a league review.

Miazga avoids suspension for crotch-grabbing incident

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Corner kicks have long been a time for gamesmanship. With so many players clumped together, players can get away with plenty.

Matt Miazga got away with an incident of his own over the weekend, and the Vitesse defender has avoided retroactive punishment as well.

While preparing to defend a corner kick in this past weekend's 1-1 draw with Heerenveen, Miazga was caught grabbing an opponents crotch in the lead up to a corner kick.

U-17 USMNT midfielder Koreniuk signs pro contract with Vitesse

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Kai Koreniuk has parlayed a strong season with Vitesse Arnheim's academy into a professional contract with the club.

The Under-17 U.S. Men's National Team forward, who holds dualcitizenship with the Netherlands and the USA, penned a three-year deal with Vitesse on Friday, just around a year after joining the club following a successful trial.


Report: PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord possible loan landing spots for Miazga

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Matt Miazga shined during his loan spell at Vitesse, and it appears his performances will produce a temporary move to a bigger club.

According to Goal, Miazga will spend the 2017-18 season on loan away from Chelsea, although he is reportedly set to depart Vitesse. According to the report, fellow Dutch clubs PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord are both among the options.

Defender: Chelsea are watching me; we will hold talks in the summer

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Chelsea defender, Matt Miazga, has revealed that he keeps regular contact with his parent club.

The centre-back joined last summer from New York Red Bulls and has made two Premier League appearances for the club.

He was then sent on loan to Vitesse to get regular games under his belt.

Matt Miazga 'excited' to further development at Vitesse

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It's only been a week since Matt Miazga joined Dutch club Vitesse on loan from Chelsea, but he's already feeling comfortable in his new environment.

The U.S. international participated in his second training session on Wednesday, when he was interviewed by VitesseTV about his new team, his move from the New York Red Bulls and his development.

Chelsea agree deal for set piece specialist; Star says he rejected others to complete move

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Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker will continue his progress with regular first team football at Vitesse Arnheim.

The 21 year old English midfielder had an impressive campaign with the Dutch side last year and managed to score five goals in 34 appearances for the first team.

Both clubs have now agreed a deal with extend that loan period for another season.

Club director confirms Chelsea in talks over transfer deals for five players

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Club director confirms Chelsea in talks over transfer deals for five players - originally posted on

This season Chelsea have sent five promising youngsters to Dutch club Vitesse on loan so that they get proper first team action. The arrangement has been beneficial for both parties, and Vitesse are looking the extend their loan deals for at least another season.

Club coach on Chelsea forward: Rarely seen such an 'exceptional' footballer

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Club coach on Chelsea forward: Rarely seen such an 'exceptional' footballer - originally posted on

Back in November 2014, Matt Dickinson of The Times wrote a brilliant article on Chelsea's problems, where he wrote"the greatest challenge Chelsea face now is not winning the Champions League but grooming and bringing in players into first team squad from the academy.

Forward: I could be at Chelsea in January

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Forward: I could be at Chelsea in January - originally posted on

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Fans and football critics are often divided in the opinions while discussing over Chelsea's fabled youth academy. At one hand there are enough reasons to believe that the system works, while the counter arguments are equally valid as well.

Midfielder confirms to have signed for Chelsea, paper works not completed yet

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Back during the January window, reports came out that Chelsea had signed Partizan Belgrade midfielder Danilo Pantic, only the player to deny such agreement took place, a week later.

Midfielder will be at Chelsea next season, Work permit sorted, Mou ‘crazy’ about him

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The Times journalist Matt Dickinson wrote few months back that Chelsea's greatestchallengewas not about winning the league, nor the Champions League but producingquality young players from the academy.

Goal scoring midfielder will be at Chelsea next season, qualifies for work permit

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Chelsea's teenage sensation Bertrand Traore will return to Stamford Bridge after one and a half years at Eredivisie side Vitesse. According to the Dutch website Soccernews, Traore is close to securing a work permit to play in England and will therefore to his parent club in the summer.

New Chelsea signing will leave on loan

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Chelsea have signed Ghana winger Christian Atsu from Portuguese side FC Porto but will immediately send the player away on loan to Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem, according to the Daily Mail. The 21 year old winger spent the 2011-2012 season on loan with Portuguese club Rio Ave before returning to Porto last year.

Why were Swansea unopposed to sign Wilfried Bony?

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Why were Swansea unopposed to sign Wilfried Bony? - originally posted on

The 2013/14 season started early for Capital One Cup winners Swansea City. Following the cup win last season, they were drafted in to the Europa League as per the rule, and had to subsequently play a qualifying match against Swedish outfit Malmo FF.

Chelsea Confirm Signing of Dutch Midfielder Van Ginkel

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Chelsea have agreed terms with Dutch Eredivisie side Vitesse for the signing of young Dutch midfielder Marco Van Ginkel.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho sees Van Ginkel as a potential long-term replacement for long-serving Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, who is nearing the end of his playing career.

Chelsea & Liverpool Scramble For Vitesse Arnhem Star

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Vitesse Arnhem are ready to sell Wilfried Bony before the end of the transfer window and this has caught the attention of Premier League duo Chelsea and Liverpool.
The 24 year old is contracted at the Dutch club until 2015 and is currently away at the African Cup of Nations, but Vitesse general manager Erwin Kasakowski has said that they will not stand in his way if a big club comes in.

Dutch Eredivisie

Vitesse 2017/18 Macron Home Kit

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SBV Vitesse will debut their 2017/18 Macron home kit when they meet AZ in the final of the KNVB Cupat the De Kuip Stadium in Rotterdam. Vitesse Arnhem's 17/8 home jersey features their traditional vertical black and yellow stripes. It uses a new, modern polo collared design from Macron. The player name and number area [.

Vitesse 2015/16 Macron Home and Away Kits

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With five loan players from Chelsea FC on their roster, Vitesse are currently in fifth [...]

No Failure Like Public Failure

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At first this looks like a lack of coordination gone viral, but as the ball is in the air, check out the asshole on the left who swipes at the ball, perhaps getting a nick but at the very least, distracting the fan whose red cheeks are now on the internet. This is funny. When you're five.

This is worse than a pitch invasion.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claims attacking signings are coming in January

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Liverpool Manager Brendan Rogers (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers witnessed the first true match where his charges executed what he has been preaching since his arrival at Anfield when the Reds thrashed Wigan Athletic this week. There are still places for improvement in the squad and according to Rodgers' comments from Goal.

Oranje Wednesdays: Thriller in Arnhem, AZ lose their cool

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Oranje Wednesdays: Thriller in Arnhem, AZ lose their cool is a post from: Just Football

The inhabitants of Arnhem and Enschede have witnessed some memorable moments already this season. It was the same again in their recent eagerly anticipated home games separated by nineteen hours. On this occasion it wasn't a tale of two cities, but of two penalty areas; one incident leading to a missed opportunity, the other bedlam.


An English Experiment In Holland

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Chelsea's link with Dutch club Vitesse Arnham has been well documented and in equal measures applauded and derided. It has been a vital proving ground for a number of Chelsea's players over the years giving our young players a chance to play games in a good league at a high level and develop their abilities.

Wallace Loaned To Vitesse

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The second loan of the new season has today been confirmed and it is the first loan to our friends in Holland at Vitesse and undoubtedly the first of a few that will head that way before the summer is out.

Wallace is the first player who will be spending the season at Vitesse.

Transfer Rumors

Newcastle Linked With In-Form Vitesse Defender

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There is some news today that Newcastle are interested in 23 year-old Vitesse defender Kelvin Leerdam, who can play at right back or anywhere across the back line, and also can play as a defensive midfielder. Kelvin Leerdam Vitesse defender/utility player Vitesse founded in 1892 same year as a very famous English club [.

West Ham Transfers: Hammers chasing Ivorian striker for summer transfer

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Wilfried Bony of Vitessee (Google Creative Commons)

West Ham started the season strong, but have fallen off in the second half mainly due to a lack of talent on the front line. According to TalkSport on Apr. 8, 2013, the Hammers are hoping to procure some firepower over the summer.

Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony of Dutch Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem is the believed target of a proposed ₤12 million bid from the London club.

Newcastle Bid £12M For Top Ivory Coast Striker

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The Sunday Telegraph is reporting that Newcastle are closing in on the £12M transfer of Vitesse striker Wilfried Bony. The Ivory Coast International joined the Dutch club in 2011 from Sparta Prague, and he is one of the in-form strikers in Holland having scoring 22 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions for Vitesse this [.


The Rise of Vitesse Arnhem: FC Hollywood upon Rhine By Gary...

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The Rise of Vitesse Arnhem: FC Hollywood upon Rhine

By Gary Armstrong

100 years ago, Vitesse Arnhem lost a playoff final against Sparta Rotterdam and as such finished runners up in the race for the 1912/13 Netherlands Football League Championship.

As Europe searches for drama, the Eredivisie’s title race...

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As Europe searches for drama, the Eredivisie's title race rises

With seven games remaining in the Eredivisie the destination of the championship is no clearer than it was at the beginning of the campaign.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Jozy Altidore simply continues to add to the argument that he is the most in-form American right now.

Altidore scored his latest goal for AZ Alkmaar on Saturday, netting the club's first goal in a 2-2 draw against Roda JC Kerkrade. The goal was Altidore's 16th in the Eredivisie and 21st in all competitions this season and it put him two behind the Eredivisie's leading goal-scorer, Vitesse forward Wilfried Bony.

Preview: Weekend Dutch

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Jozy Altidore and AZ Alkmaar look to start 2013 with a win against Vitesse to open the Eredivisie's second half while Charles Kazlauskas and Helmond Sport take on Almere City.

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Football Match just over at Euroborg Stadion Eredivisie Home Team Groningen Goals & Scorers Keeper Luciano Da Silva Midfield Michael de Leeuw; Mitchell Schet; Leandro Bacuna; Tim Sparv; Forwards Genero Zeefuik; Andraz Kirm; Defense Kees Kwakman; Lorenzo Burnet; Estefano Magnasco; Virgil Van Dijk; Subs 73′: [.

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Match just over at Gelredome Eredivisie Home Team Vitesse Goals & Scorers 90′: Bony Wilfried; Keeper Piet Velthuizen Midfield Davy Pröpper; Theo Janssen; Alex Renato Ibarra Mina; Marco Van Ginkel; Forwards Bony Wilfried; Jonathan Reis; Defense Guram Kashia; Jan-Arie van der Heijden; Patrick Van Aanholt; Tomas Kalas; [.


SWOL Top 100: The Best U-21 Footballers to Watch in 2013 (70-66)

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SWOL analyst Mohamed Al-Hendy continues his countdown of the best U21 footballers in the world that you should watch in 2013 as we break into the 60′s with places 70-66.

Jordy Clasie of Feyenoord (Photo by Anoek de Groot/EuroFootball/Getty Images)

70. Jordy Clasie

Our second Feyenoord talent on this list is Jordy Clasie.

Bony Tracked By Liverpool

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Liverpool scouts ran the rule over Wilfried Bony as Brendan Rodgers makes plans for the January transfer window.
The Vitesse striker is the top scorer in the Eredivisie this season with 12 goals in 12 appearances and has caught the eye of the Anfield hierarchy.
Luis Suárez is the only fit striker currently available at Liverpool, with summer signing Fabio Borini sidelined with a broken foot.

The Rest

Jonathan Reis: A Cautionary Tale for Would-be...

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Jonathan Reis: A Cautionary Tale for Would-be Ronaldos

ByKristian Heneage

For some players, their story is written on the pitch, hero or villain, infamy or inspiration, their career is defined by what they produce on the field.

African players at Arsenal Part 4

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Nacer Barazite – Holland (Morocco), 2007-2011, 3 games, 0 goals

A pacy, tall, creative attacking midfielder, much was expected of Nacer since the early days of his Arsenal career. His hugely prolific years as a youth player fuelled the anticipation, Barazite was set to be something special.

Dutch fan tries to kick ball, slips and loses beer

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A fan at Vitesse's 3-0 win against Roda on Sunday proved why it's a bad idea to try and kick a ball while holding a beer. When a rocket blast of a shot put the ball at the fan's feet, he tried to pick it up and boot it back onto the pitch. Instead, he slipped and fell and spilled his beer. Everyone laughed, the ball went nowhere and he paid way too much money for a stadium brew that just got the floor wet.

Haruna Babangida: de potencial estrela do Barcelona ao Kapfenberger SV

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Tijani Babangida foi um extremo direito de razoável sucesso no Ajax e na selecção nigeriana na década de 90. Haruna, o seu irmão nove anos mais novo, prometeu chegar muito mais alto, mas o futebol "real" mostrou que as muitas expectativas criadas em adolescente saíram furadas. O mais novo dos manos Babangida iniciou-se nos escalões de formação do Ajax, de onde transitou para o "gigante" Barcelona, com apenas 14 anos.