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Champions League is missing a giant: Ajax Amsterdam

September 29, 2011 by  
Filed under International, UEFA Champions League

Whether it is due to financial problems or lack of convenient players, Ajax Amsterdam is no more considered to be a threat despite winning the champions League four times: three times in a row at the beginning of the 1970s with Johan Cruyff, Johan Neeskens, Wim Suurbier, Ruud Krol, Horst Blankenburg, Sjaak Swart and co. Then came a second generation of winners in 1995 when Ajax won against AC Milan through Patrick Kluivert. Edgar Davids, the same Kluivert, Clarence Seedorf, Michael Reiziger, Jari Litmanen, Edwin Van Der Saar, Franck and Ronald De Boer, Marc Overmars and co were also forming an unbeatable team in Europe and the world. What happened with this team today, all these glorious days just vanished: Maarten Steklenburg moved to Italy, Andre Ooijer resigned, Luis Suarez went to Liverpool, Ajax lost 3-0 to Real Madrid days ago. This is sad to see such a giant badly perform. Ajax fans are surely yearning for a basic change where they can see their team perform and return to the old good days. We hope that this wont take too much time: the team wants to return to the ranks of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Man Utd.

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2 Responses to “Champions League is missing a giant: Ajax Amsterdam”
  1. sherif says:

    I completely agree with you, we all hope to see the old Ajax coming back. There is another problem that is improving the status of the Dutch League. Players must be encouraged to play in which will ultimately increase the environment for competition. I also hope that Cruyff and Bergkamp succeed in their mission, it will be a real joy to win a fifth title by the Dutch giants

  2. Alex Baker says:

    They’ve appointed a committee with Cruyff, Bergkamp and others to try and fix the problems and bring Ajax back to the elite ranks of Europe. Mainly the problems are about money. One, Ajax doesn’t have that much of it and the taxation in the Netherlands is much higher than in Spain or Italy where players can earn more. I hope they can do something, it breaks my heart to see Ajax look so helpless against teams that once feared them.

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