And all the latest league updates are included. More champions are known, more CL participants/candidates are clear. The CL Play offs appear to become interesting! 10 tough teams for teh champions, but what about the non -champions, big names again! And how strong are the Iberian leagues, can Real Sociedad and Pacos Ferreira bring some trouble in this round?
My own PSV just not seeded this round. Maybe Lyon failing could help, or AC Milan or Schalke, all of that is still possible and there would be more unknown teams in the CL-play offs.
Well, there were some stories a month ago or so in the newspaper that Netherlands was close to a Fair Play spot. (Fr Netherlands)the problem was that Zwolle would get that spot,not really a team I would expect to reach the groupstage. Netherelands might be in problem anyway, current seeindg give Feyenoord en Utrecht unseeded in EL-Q4 (or play-off, whatever you want to call it). Definite Fair Play ranking will only be known in June (opening WC of the youth teams??)
Yes it is interesting because last season the "bigger" Netherlands top-3 teams did not perform very good in terms of points collection and given that Netherlands got a FP spot, many of the 7 teams were eliminated at qualification. All that impacted the country coefficient. This season this can re-iterate with the teams like Vitesse, Utrecht, Groningen, Feyenoord, ADO Den Haag, Zwolle advancing to europa league.
Ajax has some good results results this year, but I wander what had happened to Alkmaar and Twente, that were among Europe top teams just about 1-3 years ago and resigning from eurocups last season so humbly? I can't understand how could such a big change happen in short time. This year PSV and Ajax should really collect some more points. Otherwise it would be low coefficient for Netherlands as well.
I don'worry about Ajax, they'll lose some players, but keep being a good team. PSV is up and down. I hope not too many players will leave PSV. CL_Q-rounds could be attractive, THey need a little defensive increasement.Vitesse is also a good team.st year they had the bad luck to run into Anzi in teh Q-rounds, therwise they would have done well in the GS for sure. Feyenoord is a team that can be inspired at home with the right people. Not really a good team.Still the players think they are something after 2 good competition results and want to leave. So no good Feyenoord. AZ was sponsored by a bank that went bankrupt,so AZ is less. nd Maher will leave, what will be left? ot much.6th team will be Utrecht, Twente or Heerenveen. No clue whatsoever how each team will next year.And Zwolle certainly will go out in the first round they play.... Problem was that first Tente and lateron also PSV said to drop EL for domestic league-title.Both failed anyway,but it results in bad results in EL. I hope there will be commitment,but as there is too little money to be won...