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Ajax fans drink record amount of beer during championship match
Ajax supporters drank a record number of beers during the championship match last Wednesday evening, reports said Ajax Life† According to the medium, more than 50,000 liters of beer were drunk. More than 65,000 large beers (650 cc) were ordered by the fans during the championship evening. The previous record was set on the night of the home game against Borussia Dortmund. Then about 50,000 large beers were ordered.
Antony was not in Paris due to possible transfer
The supporters of Ajax already felt the mood: what is Antony doing with his agent in Paris? Could he possibly be working on a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain? No, is the answer. Antony was present in Paris due to sponsorship commitments from Puma. Antony seems to be a popular transfer target in the summer and it is therefore questionable whether he will also be active at Ajax next season.
Ten Hag lets players ‘break out’ for two days after winning the national title
Ajax coach Erik ten Hag has given his players leave on Thursday and Friday, reports The Telegraph† Last Wednesday, the team from Amsterdam became champions and the championship party was reportedly celebrated in The Harbor Club until 5.30 am. On Saturday Ajax will resume training towards the last competition match with Vitesse. After that game, Ajax will fly to Curaçao on Tuesday for an exhibition game and sponsor obligations.
Not every player was able to sleep in on Thursday, writes De Telegraaf. Dusan Tadic and Jurriën Timber, together with Edwin van der Sar and Ten Hag, visited Ziggo to take a picture with the employees of that company with the championship scale. Daley Blind and Devyne Rensch did the same at Adidas in the afternoon.
‘Guests of Ajax’s championship party had a good laugh: Ihattaren has more scales than Schmidt’
After the public ceremony, the Ajax players and staff and their loved ones also celebrated a private party. That party went on until the early morning hours, reports The Telegraph† Mohamed Ihattaren was already prominently present at the public ceremony and would also have gotten the laughs at the private party by pretending he had played a major role in winning the national title.
One joke about Ihattaren did particularly well: the statistic that the midfielder-cum attacker now has more league titles to his name than PSV coach Roger Schmidt. It is unclear whether the joke came from Ihattaren himself or from other partygoers. Schmidt and Ihattaren had a notoriously difficult relationship in Eindhoven and partly as a result of this, Ihattaren’s time at PSV came to an early end. After a tough six months in Italy, the talent got the chance at Ajax, where he has played the majority of his minutes in the reserves team so far.
Tadic receives scale in special ‘Pak Scale’ shirt
Dusan Tadic could count on a special championship shirt on Wednesday evening. Once the 36th national title was a fact after the 5-0 victory over sc Heerenveen, the players and staff of Ajax celebrated in shirts with the print ‘Champioen 36’. However, there was an extra special shirt ready for the captain and crowd favorite of Ajax, with the print ‘Pak Scale 36’ on it.
Championship bowl arrives at Johan Cruijff ArenA
The championship bowl arrived at the Johan Cruijff ArenA on Wednesday evening. KNVB director Marianne van Leeuwen presented the bowl on the parking deck of the Ajax stadium. If Ajax wins against sc Heerenveen on Wednesday evening, the 36th national title is a fact.
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Burning parasol startles Ajax fans on Leidseplein
Ajax supporters on Leidseplein were startled by a burning parasol prior to the championship match against sc Heerenveen. It is not yet known how the parasol caught fire, but the fire was probably caused by the fireworks that Ajax supporters set off. View the images below and check this topic for more images of Ajax crowds partying.
Rensch with new haircut ready for the championship game
The players of Ajax are preparing for the championship match on Wednesday evening. The team from Amsterdam will take on sc Heerenveen and need a win to win the title. Devyne Rensch, still a basic player against AZ, paid a visit to the hairdresser a day before the game. He had three Andrew’s crosses shaved in his hair and is thus ready for the big day.
ESPN will broadcast any tribute Ajax live on Wednesday
ESPN will broadcast a possible tribute to Ajax live on Wednesday, a spokesperson said to the newspaper Today Inside† Due to a lack of security guards, the title party must be celebrated within the Johan Cruijff ArenA and not in the city center. The channel will therefore ensure that interested fans can watch the festivities on television.
Tagliafico honored with artwork at Bijlmer Arena station
Nicolás Tagliafico has been honored by Kamp Seedorf, an artists’ collective, with a work of art on the wall of Bijlmer Arena station. The artwork about the Argentine defender is written ‘Nico por siempre’, which means ‘Nico forever’. There is a good chance that Tagliafico will leave Ajax after this season. In the last winter transfer period he was close to a transfer to FC Barcelona, but Ajax did not let him leave.
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Veltman saves seagull from plight
Joël Veltman had a surprising visitor at his house on Sunday. The Brighton & Hove Albion defender found out there was a seagull in his chimney. The former Ajax player decided to save the animal. Watch the footage of Veltman’s rescue below!
Start ticket sales Team Curaçao – Ajax
If you happen to be in Curaçao between 17 and 20 May, or for the supporters who live there, the ticket sale for the friendly meeting between Team Curaçao and Ajax has started. The Ajax selection travels to the Caribbean island to play a practice match against professional football players with roots from the island and players from Jong Holland (a club from Curaçao, ed.).
The game will be played on May 19, starting at 8:00 PM local time. For 25 Antillean guilders, about thirteen euros, you can sit in the stands of the Ergilio Hato Stadium. The last time Ajax was on the island was in 2010. Since 2020, Curaçao has been the sleeve sponsor of the team from Amsterdam. Tickets for the match are on sale here.
Lindhout whistles Ajax championship match
Allard Lindhout has been appointed by the KNVB as the referee for the duel between Ajax and sc Heerenveen. The VAR, which has been discussed quite a lot after last weekend, is in the hands of Sander van der Eijk. Ajax will take on the Frisians on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. In case of a victory, the team from Amsterdam may receive the bowl.