Ajax Keeper Stekelenburg Drops Championship Trophy

Written by J.Monkey. Posted in Sports

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Published on May 16, 2011 with 1 Comment">1 Comment

Is this becoming some kind of trend now?

The game itself, by the way, was definitely worth paying attention too. The Dutch competition works (same as most national soccer football competitions) with a points system, 1 point for a tie, 3 for a win. At the end of the season the team with the most points is the champion, often the spread is even far enough to crown the winner a couple weeks beforehand. This year however, that was not the case. The spread beween number 1, FC Twente, and number 2, Ajax Amsterdam, was only 1 point. Now guess which two teams had to play each other on the last day of the competition.

Needless to say this was a game no Dutch football enthousiast wanted to miss. I had little investment in either team and watched as a neutral observer but there were two friends with me who supported Ajax all the way. You could take a samurai sword to the tension in the air. Especially during the second half of the game Twente got a lot stronger and despite a mistake resulting in an own goal, it could’ve easily gone either way. When Ajax popped in the fourth goal of the evening making it 3-1 it was basically over though. A championship they really had to fight for with a rocky start to the season, so the victory eventually felt sweeter than ever to many of the fans.

Now please excuse me while I try to shake off all the beers those crazy Ajax fans kept pouring me. Something I’d advise the next player to hold a cup over his head to do too.

J.Monkey

1982 was when Jaap van der Doelen aka J.Monkey shot his way out his mom dukes. A mere two years later he was already battling Big Brother and The Illuminati. Whenever he has time to spare from those efforts he writes (about music, mostly), hosts a radio show and designs graphics for a living. He lives in The Netherlands where he continues to be winning.

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  • Anonymous

    What are they putting in the water in Europe?