Eredivisie season preview

Contending with problems

August 2, 2011
By Ernst Bouwes
It is shaping up to be an interesting season in the Eredivisie, but all the title contenders have problems to contend with off the field. A lively contest in the Johan Cruyff Schaal - the annual season opener between the Eredivisie champions and the KNVB Beker winners - saw FC Twente beat Ajax 2-1 on Saturday, and it also provided a reminder of some of the other problems affecting the country's most successful club.

Although the competition bears his name, Cruyff was not at ...

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