All around: Gravenberch gives Van de Beek panna


Between all the important news and reactions about Ajax you can miss a few things during the week. Don’t worry because Ajax Showtime keeps you informed of the latest little news and events (for app users here the link for optimal image and sound).

Gravenberch gives Van de Beek panna

A technical tour de force of Ryan Gravenberch during Sunday practice has been beautifully captured by the photographer of Ajax. In the photo, which the Amsterdammers share on Twitter, you can see how Gravenberch subtly taps the ball through Donny van de Beek’s legs. On Saturday evening, Gravenberch and Van de Beek both played a half against RKC Waalwijk.

Tiki-taka at Ajax’s Sunday practice

On Saturday evening, Ajax opened its season with a 6-1 victory over RKC Waalwijk. At times the team from Amsterdam showed good football, but the next day there was ‘just’ another training on the program. No problem, the players seem to think. On images that Ajax shares through its own Twitter channel you can see how a group of Ajax players play tiki-taka football at a high tempo. The players only hit the ball once in position play, but the pace is high and the ball is played through the legs.

Neres sings out loud on Antony’s debut

A striking moment during Ajax – RKC Waalwijk: Tribune customer David Neres sings out loud to his own song about new Ajax player Antony, who made his unofficial Ajax debut during the match. The cameras noticed and the Brazilian himself did not miss it.

Antony makes fans good for a possible debut

On Saturday evening, new Ajax player Antony can make his unofficial debut for Ajax. The Amsterdammers take on RKC Waalwijk in their own Johan Cruijff ArenA. The Brazilian seems to be looking forward to it and makes the supporters nice with a nice graphic for the game.

Rieu also owes castle to his performance at Ajax

Musician André Rieu owes his castle in Maastricht partly to his famous performance in the halftime of Ajax – Bayern Munich in 1995. Opposite De Gelderlander he tells how he managed to buy the castle. ‘As a child I fantasized about it when I saw Castle Molensloot in the Tintin comics. I mentioned that comment my wife made during that walk that I still had a lot of pictures to sell. Well the following year I sold a million of my Strauss and Co. album. Since then nobody has imitated me in the Netherlands. It was 1995, I played in the Amsterdam Arena (Olympic Stadium, ed.) In the halftime of Ajax – Bayern Munich. With all those flags. The next day I believe I sold 100,000 CDs. After that year we were able to buy this castle. ‘

FA will punish racism more severely

The FA, the English national football association, wants to punish harder next season when racism occurs. Players, trainers and also supporters face serious consequences when one is guilty of it. A player or trainer who is guilty of racism can be suspended for up to 12 games. The maximum penalty used to be six duels, that is now the minimum ‘, writes The Telegraph. When supporters are guilty of racism, the club in question is punished. This can be about fines, but also exclusion of fans.

Ajax replaces paper tickets for digital match tickets

Starting next season, the match tickets for Ajax home matches will be offered digitally by the Amsterdam club, according to reports Ajax Life. Supporters will soon have access to the Johan Cruijff ArenA by scanning their match ticket from their mobile. Exactly how this works and which preparations must be made for this, can be found on the website of Ajax Life explained.

Andy van der Meijde is King TOTO

Andy van der Meijde can be seen in the new TOTO TV commercial as the new King TOTO. The former Ajax attacker is following in the footsteps of rapper Maradonnie, Sjaak Swart, Johan Derksen, Jan Boskamp and Royston Drenthe.

Sponsor Acronis makes debut on Ajax shirt

Ajax played on the shirt for the first time with the new main sponsor of the Ajax youth on Tuesday afternoon. It was the honor of Ajax Under 18 to do that for the first time. With the new away shirt and the new sponsor around the body, the team competed against Almere City Under 21. Unfortunately that game was lost at home with 2-3, but the start has been made.

Veltman visits Ajax training

After Joël Veltman was first surprised at Sportpark de Toekomst on Tuesday afternoon with a banner made by Ajax supporters, the defender then paid a visit to the training of his old teammates. On Twitter can be seen that Veltman is watching along the line at the training of Ajax. The right leg will say goodbye to his former Ajax teammates on Tuesday, after which he will report to Brighton & Hove Albion shortly.

Supporters thank Veltman at De Toekomst

Joël Veltman was thanked by a few supporters on Tuesday at Sportpark de Toekomst by means of a beautiful banner for his services to Ajax. Veltman will make the switch to Brighton & Hove Albion this summer and thus his Ajax time comes to an end after more than eighteen years. On images of Ajax Life can be seen how Veltman poses at Sportpark de Toekomst with a banner that reads ‘Joël Veltman, fought for the club for years’.

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