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2019/2020

FC Groningen

In


Azor Matusiwa (mid)(Ajax); Bart van Hintum (def)(Heracles Almelo); Charlison Benschop (att)(FC Ingolstadt); Gabriel Gudmundsson (att)(Halmstads BK); Ramon Pascal Lundqvist (mid)(NAC Breda); Sam Francis Schreck (mid)(Bayer Leverkusen)

Out


Ahmad Mendes Moreira (sp)(att)(SBV Excelsior); Iliass Bel Hassani (sp)(mid)(PEC Zwolle); Julian Chabot (r)(def)(Sampdoria); Kevin Begois (gk)(retired); Lars Kramer (def)(Viborg FF); Ludovit Reis (k)(mid)(Barcelona); Mimoun Mahi (r)(att)(FC Zurich); Thomas Bruns (sp)(mid)(Vitesse, end of loan); Paul Gladon (sp)(att)(released); Tim Handwerker (r)(def)(FC Nurmberg)

The second half of the past season was an impressive one for Danny Buijs and his boys as they managed to qualify to the playoffs for a place in the Europa League. At his first year in charge, the young coach managed to obtain an array of positive results thanks to a tight defence and a cynical attack and he will now aim to do that again in the new season. It will be far from easy, though, as Groningen lost several players over the summer. Above all, they lost the services of wunderkind Reis, whose impressive skills in the middle of the park logically attracted Barcelona's interest. Beside him, they lost two regular defenders in Chabot, a centre-back, and Handwerker, a left-back, and their top scorer, Mahi, who was too injury-prone, though. The just-arrived experienced Van Hintum might thus be contending with junior player Absalem on the left while Memisevic, a midfielder, could be set for a definitive move to the heart of the defence. With Lundqvist likely becoming a protagonist in the midfield, Groningen also had to address their main problem in the past season, their scoring poorness that is. In fact, they had only managed to score 39 goals, just better than 2 relegated sides. They added the likes of Benschop and Gudmundsson to their attack and these ones will be expected to provide the goals.

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Groningen aim at repeating the second half of the past campaign but will do so only if the newcomers immediately gel together with the other players.

Season Review
2018/2019

№8: FC Groningen

FC Groningen undoubtedly had a two-faced season which saw them going from hell very close to heaven. They looked like serious candidates for a fall to the Eerste Divisie during the first part of the campaign when, with 4 wins, 3 draws and 10 defeats, they were constantly flirting with the bottom 3. Things changed radically from week 19, as they started an impressive climb up the table that brought them to the 8th standing. Their campaign might have had an even sweeter taste had they not been eliminated by Vitesse from the Europa League playoffs. The main reason for the remarkable results obtained from mid-January onwards, 9 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats, is that coach Danny Buijs, at his debut in the Eredivisie, managed to tighten their defence. While they had conceded 28 goals before the season break, they were pierced only 13 times in the second half of the campaign. No other team did better than them. On the other hand, they relied too much on a clinical attitude: with 39 goals scored overall, they only did better than the bottom two, De Graafschap and NAC Breda. This actually cost them a lot in the Europa League playoffs. The next season could represent an opportunity for a confirmation for Buijs and his boys, provided that they properly manage to replace those protagonists who are bound to leave over the summer. The centreback Jeffrey Chabot and the midfielder Ludovit Reis already started the exodus.


Player of the Season: Ludovit Reis

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