at last!!! 6th
in the league table, only narrowly making the play-off's by goal difference but we don't care because we're going up! The squad
isn't amazing and will need improvement if we are to avoid relegation from the Eredivisie next year, but for this division it's definitely good enough to be promoted. Here's our 9 fixtures
that gained us promotion via the play-off's that have plagued us the last 2 years. Key transfers
saw Verbeek join us on loan from Ajax, Dick Schreurs join our midfield, Mikko Lund join our defence and Christian Skjelbred join our midfield/attack. All of the transfers were free or cheap because we're not a very rich club and I'm tight as ****.
remained our first goalkeeper, not great, definitely needs replacing for next year. Helgesen
was first choice right back, an impressive talent and could play for Norway one day imo. The third of our Norwegian trio defensive unit, Roar Olstad
had a great season but sadly didn't want to renew so left for Stabaek on a bosman, no Eredivisie for him next season! Van de Kerkhof
, aside from having a cool name to say, was a decent option but not great and I wouldn't mind replacing him. His partner Mikko Lund
was again, alright but nothing special. Versluis
was our first choice right midfield, he had a pretty good season getting 10 goals and 6 assists hopefully he can make the adjustment to the Eredivisie well. I played Verbeek
sparingly on the left midfield also using him at left back when Olstad was injured, he scored a few very important goals including the one which sent us up. Dick Schreurs
did well in the middle of midfield, got a very nice passing ratio and scored 4, assisting 8. Robin Van Veen
, the Indonesian Ryan Giggs of the club, captain of club, been here since he was a youth academy player, did well at left/middle when needed, scored 6 and assisted 5 with a good pass ratio. Damir Jeraj
was great in middle of midfield, best pass ratio in the league, says it all. God knows how Jeroen Steegs
managed to score 15 and assist 5 but he did, well played to the lad. I signed Artur Murawski
last year, he ended top scorer last year in Eredivisie, he didn't have the best of seasons but I'll take 11 goals and 9 assists that's not bad. Mark Poel
picked up a 4 month injury at end of last year thus didn't play as much as I'd liked, 5 goals 5 assists in 22 games is poor for him, but I'll stick by him and I hope he can adapt to the Eredivisie.
Ultimately it was a great season and I feel attached to the club/players so will definitely stay for one season in the Eredivisie, I've bloody earned it! I'm hoping to avoid relegation and then pick up an 'I' team at some point after end of Eredivisie season.