Totaalvoetbal – The Ajax Story – 19/20 Season Preview

My third season at Ajax has begun and it's been another busy summer in Amsterdam. I'll outline our transfer dealings, the tactical tweaks and starting 11, pre-season results and our aims for the upcoming season. Let's dive in.   Transfers   Out   Joel Veltman (Jan 19)  -  £20.5m   David Neres  -  £45m   … Continue reading Totaalvoetbal – The Ajax Story – 19/20 Season Preview

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Totaalvoetbal – The Ajax Story – 18/19 Season Review

Rinus van den Berg's second season at Ajax brought more success than his first. Below I will round up how we did in the League, Cup and Champions League.   Eredivisie We were terrific in the league this season, winning 29 of our 34 games, drawing the remaining 5 and therefore going unbeaten the entire … Continue reading Totaalvoetbal – The Ajax Story – 18/19 Season Review

La Falce | Part 2 | Il Principe

  'In the actions of all men ... one judges by the result.'  -  Niccolò Machiavelli   In 1532, Niccolò Machiavelli published ‘Il Principe’, a political treatise on governance and leadership. He advised that, in an imperfect world, a man must do whatever it takes to succeed. Machiavelli argued that the ends always justify the means. … Continue reading La Falce | Part 2 | Il Principe

La Falce | Part 1 | Trapani Calcio

Violence, Corruption and Organised Crime. This is Sicily. The decline of southern Italian teams is well documented, but it wasn't always that way. This is the story of the downfall of Sicilian football, and the beginning of it's revival. February 2007, Catania, Sicily.  Italian League Football is in chaos, a summer rocked by the Calciopoli … Continue reading La Falce | Part 1 | Trapani Calcio

Totaalvoetbal – The Ajax Story – 18/19 Season Preview

Rinus van den Berg's second season in Amsterdam is underway and it's been a very busy summer. With a fairly successful start last season including a Champions League semi-final, Ajax will be looking to win their first Eredivisie under their new manager this season. I'll take a look at tactical tweaks, transfers, pre-season results and … Continue reading Totaalvoetbal – The Ajax Story – 18/19 Season Preview