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Re: Ajax History

Bericht door Cruijff » wo mar 18, 2020 12:16 am

Ajax celebrates the 120th birthday today.
All party's organised for this are cancelled. AC Milan was invited to play a match 25 years after 1995, but of course this is also cancelled.

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Bericht door SPL » wo mar 18, 2020 2:16 pm

120 years old today .Happy Birthday to a very special and beautiful football club.

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Re: Ajax History

Bericht door SPL » zo mei 24, 2020 7:30 pm

25 years today Kluivert's goal got us that 4th CL title. Blimey where have all those years gone .

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SPL schreef:
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25 years today Kluivert's goal got us that 4th CL title. Blimey where have all those years gone .

Jep.
This will always remain a very special date in Ajax history.

The documentary Ajax 1995 we are the Champions is also with English subtitles:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWur3h9sqG0


The 5-2 victory over Bayern was brilliant of course. And together with Kluiverts goal this still is the moment of the final:

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Blimey where have all those years gone .

Yes, 25 years gone by very fast.

Also it is very cruel that with just a few shitty little details going the other way we were not looking back on a 25 years old Champions League victory on 24 May 2020.
On 1 June 2020 we would have remembered becoming the greatest of Europe again only 1 year ago. :blush.gif:

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Re: Ajax History

Bericht door SPL » di okt 20, 2020 12:26 pm

Only time we have played Liverpool was in 1966 and my paper has a big article on that night 7th December 1966 when Cruijff and Co tore Liverpool apart 5-1 in the Amsterdam fog. Evidently Suurbier went off injured so we really played with 10 men.

Nunninga scored 2,De Wolf,Groot Cruijff one each.

In my opinion this was one the most important games in history .The football world became aware of this beautiful club ,total football and a genius called Cruijff.Sadly they did not play in that magical unique shirt that night!

Only 3 of the 1970's winners played Cruijff,Suurbier,Swart with Keizer missing injured.

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Re: Ajax History

Bericht door Cruijff » do mar 18, 2021 3:32 am

Today our 121th birthday.

Also today... an European match. :ajaxscarf.gif: :onfire.gif: Not a jubilee year, but 2021 is the 50th anniversary of our first European cup.
The 2th and 3th followed quickly and exactly 14 years after the last one with Johan Cruijff as player we won the for the first time one with Cruijff as coach:

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When a club celebrates jubilee like for example existing 100 years it often is a terrible year.

2000 was a super weak year for Ajax, 2008 brought pretty shit results for Feyenoord ( shitty as just above an average year in Rotterdam :smile-ajax.gif: ) and for PSV 2013 was a disaster.
But perhaps we can celebrate the 50th birthday of Ajax European win on Wembley now in 2021 in Gdansk with our first European trophy of the century!

26 years without an European trophy is long enough!

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Re: Ajax History

Bericht door Ayman » do mar 18, 2021 5:16 am

Yep 26 years without European silverware means that the pressure is building on Ajax to do better this time. This season Ajax seem to be on par with most of the other clubs who are likely to qualify for the quarter finals of the Europa League. I wasn't expecting Ajax to get past Lille but here we are. I mean to do that, and to breeze through a tie with a team that knocked out Leverkusen, Ajax may be the top two out of the remaining teams.

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Re: Ajax History

Bericht door Amol » do mar 18, 2021 5:23 am

Happy Birthday to the most amazing football club in the world!

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Re: Ajax History

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Ayman schreef:
do mar 18, 2021 5:16 am
Yep 26 years without European silverware means that the pressure is building on Ajax to do better this time.
Jep!
Longer dry period than we all hoped for.

I refuse to accept that randomly throwing around money would bring thropies in automatically. In case Ziyech and Chelsea win this years CL their history still contains not half of what we have.

PSG and City are still without CL win and City even without a final.

Back in 1994 Ajax was eliminated by Parma that kicked our asses in Europe. All kids that missed the early 70's got veryyy bored of the stories (grand)fathers told about a golden age of football when newspapers were still printed in black and white.


The 70's were a long time ago, a clearly once and never again thingie and then in 1994 Fabio Capello, Ruud Gullit and AC Milan came to Olympic Stadium and the rest is history.

In 2019 non of the Champions League finalists were any better than Ajax.

Between 1987 and 1996 5 European finals (3 won) by Ajax in a decade that all Italian, German, Spanish, British, French and even the Belgian sides were throwing around a lot more money than we.

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Ayman schreef:
do mar 18, 2021 5:16 am
Ajax seem to be on par with most of the other clubs who are likely to qualify for the quarter finals of the Europa League. I wasn't expecting Ajax to get past Lille but here we are. I mean to do that, and to breeze through a tie with a team that knocked out Leverkusen, Ajax may be the top two out of the remaining teams.
Ajax may be the top two out of the remaining teams
After the win against Lille Bookmakers did make this top 4:

1. Man U
2. Spurs
3. Arsenal
4. Ajax

Man United will have a difficult night against AC Milan and Bookmakers almost always rate English teams too high.

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Bericht door SPL » do mar 18, 2021 1:33 pm

Happy Birthday to the most special football club in the world.

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Re: Ajax History

Bericht door Orange14 » do mar 18, 2021 1:52 pm

Cruijff schreef:
do mar 18, 2021 6:39 am
Ayman schreef:
do mar 18, 2021 5:16 am
Yep 26 years without European silverware means that the pressure is building on Ajax to do better this time.
In 2019 non of the Champions League finalists were any better than Ajax.
I still think about 2019, I still don't understand how the home tie against Spurs ended up as it did. Ajax would have given Liverpool a better match in the final.
Appie Nouri will forever be remembered for his grace and humanity on and off the pitch!

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Re: Ajax History

Bericht door Ayman » do mar 18, 2021 3:01 pm

Orange14 schreef:
do mar 18, 2021 1:52 pm
Cruijff schreef:
do mar 18, 2021 6:39 am
Ayman schreef:
do mar 18, 2021 5:16 am
Yep 26 years without European silverware means that the pressure is building on Ajax to do better this time.
In 2019 non of the Champions League finalists were any better than Ajax.
I still think about 2019, I still don't understand how the home tie against Spurs ended up as it did. Ajax would have given Liverpool a better match in the final.
Yes, Ajax kept on attacking instead of time wasting, running down the clock etc. Ajax wanted to finish them off. But Tottenham were also a different team in the second half.

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Re: Ajax History

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Orange14 schreef:
do mar 18, 2021 1:52 pm
In 2019 non of the Champions League finalists were any better than Ajax.
Ajax would have given Liverpool a better match in the final.
Sure thing.
This final was a bloody shit match. Liverpool got a very easy penalty early in the game and after Salah scored it, Spurs directly gave up.

Super boring final for any football lover. Just like EL finale 2017 Ajax - Man United 0-2 was for a neutral spectator just horrible to watch and as an Ajax fan also awful, of course.
Finals are often only about the result and almost no football. That City lost to Spurs in quarter final was a miracle, how FC Barcelona loses 4-0 in Liverpool when the return seemed a done deal, was also 'special'. Ajax vs Barcelona played in Madrid would of course been the finest CL final ever played in history (and Frenkie de Jong + De Ligt would chase forward very agressive on almost every ball, so that Barça would probably not be able to even reach Messi with passes forward)


I still think about 2019, I still don't understand how the home tie against Spurs ended up as it did.

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do mar 18, 2021 1:52 pm

I still think about 2019, I still don't understand how the home tie against Spurs ended up as it did.
Of course you do.
Did all of you already make time to watch AFC Ajax • Champions League 2018/19 • Our Story (English Subtitles) ???
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgVqeJrz6-8

100% sure you will enjoy every minute of it!

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Re: Ajax History

Bericht door Ayman » ma mar 22, 2021 2:31 pm

Today in 1997, the battle of Beverwijk, where Ajax and Feyenoord hooligans clashed resulting in the death of Carlo Picornie. He was the leader of the gang, and some ultras, especially the youth looked up to him. The world is a better place without Carlo Picornie, he was evil. His sons hide themselves, and rightly so, I would be ashamed too if I was related to Carlo.

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