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  1. The Ajax Academy Challenge



    Ajax are renowned for their youth program that has produced many Dutch players over the years, such as



    Johan Cruijff
    Edwin van der Sar
    Dennis Bergkamp
    Patrick Kluivert
    Marco van Basten
    Wesley Sneijder
    Rafael van der Vaart
    Nigel de Jong


    However the production line has slowed down in recent years with most gradutes being foreign based nationals signed up by the Ajax Academy at a young age - Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Vermaelen, Vurnon Anita etc.


    When Ajax won the Champions League in 1995 the Dutch national team consisted mostly of Ajax players - van der Sar, Reiziger, the de Boers, Blind, Davids, Seedorf, Kluivert, Overmars.


    My challenge (and yours, if you chose to join in) is to return Ajax to the top of the European ladder.


    Fairly simple you might say...


    However, I challenge you to do so WITHOUT BUYING ONE SINGLE PLAYER! All player MUST come through the famous Ajax Academy.


    __________________________________________________ _______________


    SUB-CHALLENGE:


    Win the Euros/World Cup with Holland having a large portion of your squad from the Ajax Academy.


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    Good Luck.

  2. i've just started withn rayo vallecayano for a challenge but this looks more interesting screw igt starting again i'm in!!!
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by epic terrorist View Post
    i've just started withn rayo vallecayano for a challenge but this looks more interesting screw igt starting again i'm in!!!
    On a side note, you CAN buy former players, as long as their first ever club were Ajax. Say for example I produce the next Dennis Bergkamp, but after a few years Barca bid £40m for him. You can re-sign him later in life when he's an old old man. Same goes for the likes of Sneijder, van der Vaart etc. But that's it! Otherwise no signings.

    Think of it as an At. Bilbao challenge!

  4. Quote Originally Posted by W4NKER View Post
    On a side note, you CAN buy former players, as long as their first ever club were Ajax. Say for example I produce the next Dennis Bergkamp, but after a few years Barca bid £40m for him. You can re-sign him later in life when he's an old old man. Same goes for the likes of Sneijder, van der Vaart etc. But that's it! Otherwise no signings.

    Think of it as an At. Bilbao challenge!
    yeah sounds good mate already got them to improve junior coaching and youth facilities so good start!!! gunna use this season to phase in the youngsters then some major rebuilding. excited about this!!!
    Last edited by epic terrorist; 14/09/2012 at 11:53 PM.

  5. would love to do this.. but knowing my luck even after upgrading youth recruitment to max and facilities... ill prob still get useless regens. the game seems to hate me. even in my long saves, say 10 to 20 years i still get carp. a striker with 18 finishing.. then you see 2 composure or 7 pace. good luck to the guys attempting it.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by epic terrorist View Post
    yeah sounds good mate already got them to improve junior coaching and youth facilities so good start!!!
    Yes same here. Onwards and upwards.

    First trophy bagged.

    The Ajax Academy Challenge-psv-v-ajax-information_-overview-.jpg

    One Dutchman (de Jong) scored.

    My starting XI only has 5 Dutch so far, but that will change..

    The Ajax Academy Challenge-afc-ajax-squad_-players-.jpg

  7. Quote Originally Posted by W4NKER View Post
    Yes same here. Onwards and upwards.

    First trophy bagged.



    One Dutchman (de Jong) scored.

    My starting XI only has 5 Dutch so far, but that will change..

    Attachment 275788
    guessing you playing with an update coz i plaayed twente? yeah de jong looks good, like the look of blind, klaasen, borrigter and ebecillo

  8. Quote Originally Posted by epic terrorist View Post
    guessing you playing with an update coz i plaayed twente? yeah de jong looks good, like the look of blind, klaasen, borrigter and ebecillo
    Yea LFC update.
    ______________

    First Dutch squad announced...

    The Ajax Academy Challenge-holland-squad_-players-.jpg

    Only 3 current Ajax players but the likes of Sneijder, VDV, Buttner all from the youth ranks. This also will improve especially if (WHEN!) I also take over the national team

  9. im gonna start this challenge today

  10. THE AJAX ACADEMY CHALLENGE


    AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER


    AJAX STORM OFF THE BLOCKS!
    FIRST TROPHY CLAIMED!
    BABEL ON FIRE!
    EUROPEAN CHAMPS ALMOST DEFEATED!


    _____________________________
    (Players in orange represent Dutch players. Eventually every player should be orange!)


    Johan Cruijff Schaal

    3-1 v PSV (aet)
    de Jong, Sulejmani(2)
    _____________________________

    Eredivisie

    5-0 v NEC
    Sulejmani(4), Eriksen


    4-0 v Feyenoord
    Sulejmani, Babel(2), de Jong


    5-0 v Vitesse
    Babel(4), de Jong


    0-0 v ADO Den Haag


    3-1 v AZ
    Babel(2), de Jong


    1-0 v NAC Breda
    Babel


    3-0 v PSV
    de Jong(2), Babel

    ____________________________

    KNVB Cup

    2nd Round

    2-1 v FC Emmen
    Babel, Sulejmani


    _____________________________

    Champions League

    Matchday 1

    2-1 v Basel
    Babel(2)


    Matchday 2

    2-2 v Chelsea
    Babel(2)
    ____________________________


    So we started the season on fire! A 0-0 draw with Den Haag are only blotch on an otherwise great start. Dutchman Ryan Babel has been in blistering form after recovering from a pre-season injury with over a goal a game.


    Also, we were within minutes of a famous win over defending champions Chelsea in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge. Only a late (and dodgy!) penalty denied us all 3 points.


    LEAGUE

    The Ajax Academy Challenge-eredivisie-overview_-stages-.jpg


    STAR PERFORMER

    The Ajax Academy Challenge-ryan-babel-overview_-attributes-.jpg

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