Going Dutch – 2024/25 – Awards Season

After winning the cup, the season could be described as a relative success, as we will see European football at De Kuip again next season, although we will be looking for our league form to improve. This blog, will therefore highlight the key performers from the season, so let's take a look at our "Best... Continue Reading →

Going Dutch – 24/25 Season Review – A one match affair

We went in to the second half of the season 8th in the league, with improvements obviously needed in that regard. I was hopeful we could push into the top 4, but we would need to hit really good form to do so. This didn't happen immediately, as our first game ended in disaster with... Continue Reading →

Going Dutch – Shaken, but not stirred

I came in to Feyenoord the day before our first Europa Conference game, at home to Antwerp. This didn't give me too much time to implement my desired tactic, but I still went quite ambitious with that. Looking at a 4-3-3 that was Guardiola-esque in its use of inverted wing backs and dual mezzala's, and... Continue Reading →

Going Dutch – A new chapter

After leaving Espanyol, the summer of 2024 offered plenty of opportunities to apply for new jobs that all offered their own reasons for excitement. Unsuccessful interviews at Valencia and AZ Alkmaar left me unemployed as the season started. I turned down the chance to go into international management with both Turkey and Sweden after both... Continue Reading →

Adios Espanyol

We went into the 2022/23 wanting to push on and challenge for european places, after a solid 13th place finish in our return to La Liga. This didn't quite materialise as we finished 11th. An improvement yes, but not of the size I was looking for. Additionally, we actually scored less goals than the season... Continue Reading →

Viva Espanyol – Solid Safety

Our first season back in La Liga was always going to be one that we wanted to negate safely and securely. Hopefully a season without any real dramas. Well that was exactly what we had as we finished a solid 13th. Pleasingly above Villarreal but throughout the season it was obvious we did well against... Continue Reading →

Viva Espanyol – Wheeling & Dealing

After our tricky start to the season, we picked up our first win on our 6th attempt with a 2-0 win at Getafe. The results for our first half of the season were very incosistent with us picking up some impressive wins such as 6-2 at Las Palmas & 2-1 at Sevilla, but too often... Continue Reading →

Viva Espanyol – Mission Accomplished

At the start of the season, it was obvious what the objectives were. A) Get Promoted, B) win the league. We had started really well, running up a huge unbeaten streak. That streak however was under serious threat as we were drawn against Real Betis in the cup. We took the lead through Raul De... Continue Reading →

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