Official FC Ajax Amsterdam Newsletter
Club: FC Ajax Amsterdam
Setup: World Championship 1637
Stadium: Amsterdam Arena (51,628)
Manager: Allahu Ahkbar
Nieuw Manager! The board of directors today announced the immediate appointment of relativley unknown manager Allahu Ahkbar. Although he seems to have the required skills on paper, the clubs well-known fans are highly sceptical of the appointment and have asked to see an immediate positive impact on the club if they are to remain civil. Mr. Ahkbar gave this statement, "I'm here to prove myself in the world of management and in the minds of the clubs fans. There will be changes at the club and they will be made with due care and attention and in the correct manner, I aim to improve on the clubs current financial status over the coming season and maintain a healthy mid-table position, we have a batch of young talent and there will definatly be some alterations to the current squad both in and out."
Immediate Impact Positive? Just hours after becoming manager, Allahu Ahkbar has confirmed that the club is being sponsored by the owners of English giants, Manchester United. Unlike traditional feeder/parent relationships, Man Utd manager Johan Cruijff is under no obligation to provide any player switch oppertunities and neither club will be providing financial support.
The deal sees Ajax, who are nicknamed Godenzonen meaning Sons of the Gods adopt yet another more formal alias of Ajax United. American Man Utd owner Malcolm Glazer was today quoted saying, "I am showing a personal interest in Ajax, they are a great club and their manager is a long-serving United fan. We are hoping Mr. Ahkbar and his club can benefit from my experience on an international business scale and Man Utd will gain a further foot-hold with fans in our neighbouring country."
The club will adopt a new badge for pre-season tours and friendly games throughout the ranks.
*New Ajax Exhibition Emblem*
Fans applaud sale of Ismael Urzaiz New Ajax signing Ismael Urzaiz landed from Spain only six months ago and after a management change has found himself on his way to Al-Arabi to play out the remainder of his career. The new manager said, "At 36, I thinks hes too old for us to be relying on him for goals, Its time for some fresh faces in shirts... I wish Ismael all the best in the future, Its just time to take the club forward"
Jurgen next to be sold? There are rumours that Dutch right back Jurgen Colin could be the next in line to leave the Amsterdam Arena.
*New Seasons League Fixture List*
Matchday 1/20 ROMA (a)/(h)
Matchday 2/21 ARSENAL (h)/(a)
Matchday 3/22 MAN UTD (h)/(a)
Matchday 4/23 SAU PAULO (a)/(h)
Matchday 5/24 BAYERN MUNICH (h)/(a)
Matchday 6/25 BARCELONA (a)/(h)
Matchday 7/26 TOTTENHAM (h)/(a)
Matchday 8/27 AC MILAN (a)/(h)
Matchday 9/28 FC PORTO (h)/(a)
Matchday 10/29 LIVERPOOL (a)/(h)
Matchday 11/30 JUVENTUS (h)/(a)
Matchday 12/31 WERDER BREMEN (a)/(h)
Matchday 13/32 SEVILLA (h)/(a)
Matchday 14/33 ATL MADRID (a)/(h)
Matchday 15/34 CHELSEA (h)/(a)
Matchday 16/35 VALENCIA (a)/(h)
Matchday 17/35 R. MADRID (h)/(a)
Matchday 18/37 LYON (a)/(h)
Matchday 19/38 INTER MILAN (h)/(a)
Pre-Season Preparation?! It remains to be seen if the team will be ready for thier first league game in just 3 days after star striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar, veteran Edgar Davids and young keeper Marco Van Duin were photographed exiting Amsterdam's Rasta Baby coffee shop at 3am this morning by a young photography student.
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