“It’s a disaster for the club, but it’s not over yet. Now the players have to show that they have a mentality in their queer, ” says former coach, honorary member and club icon Simon Kistemaker (80) of De Graafschap, now that the club’s tenth promotion threatens to fail.
The Achterhoek is now crying that the only cure is post-competition. And while hardly anyone believes in this escape route any longer, there is hope. Across the region.
“Everyone in Achterhoek loves this club,” Guus Hiddink told me. He didn’t lie a word. It really is
Because unlike many other professional football organizations, De Graafschap is a regional club. Not just van Doetinchem, but all of Achterhoek. Hans Kraay jr., Who played with the club for almost two years in the early 90s and became undefeated Premier League champion with Simon Kistemaker, fully agrees with this statement.
“In 1980, I played with Guus Hiddink in the United States. I was 19, he was 35. “Everyone in Achterhoek loves this club,” he told me. Guus didn’t lie a word. It really is, ”says trainer and analyst Kraay.
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