Ajax can win the Dutch Cup for the 20th time in club history this Sunday. Vitesse will be the opponent in De Kuip. In this episode John O'Brien & Steven Pienaar will join David the Host and Eyong Enoh to talk about de Dutch Cup in season 2001/2002. Both players experienced that season from a different angle. O'Brien was a regular in the first squad. But Jong Ajax was also packed with high potentials, like Pienaar. That team reached the semi-finals of the Dutch Cup that season. "We were like a family. Everyone felt that vibe", says Pienaar. "The funny thing is that in the semi-final I played with the first team and we won against PSV. But I wanted to play with the second team, because I started the journey with them." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Ajax Podcast | Those eventful early years at Ajax, by Nigel de Jong
53:37Nigel de Jong made his breakthrough in 2002 as an eighteen-year-old playing midfielder for Ajax 1. Born and bred in Amsterdam, he has been an Ajax fan since childhood. Now aged 36, the midfielder talks openly in the latest Ajax Podcast about his tough childhood, one which eventually led to an illustrious career with Ajax 1. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Season analysis in Ajax Podcast: 'At that moment I knew they were going to be champions'
55:36Ajax had an excellent season in the Eredivisie and Dutch Cup. Last Sunday they put the icing on the cake, by capturing the 35th championship. But what exactly was the deciding factor this season? Which moments and developments were crucial? In this special episode of the Ajax Podcast, we look back at various key moments. David the Host and his right-hand man Eyong Enoh, review the season with former Ajax player and now analyst, Ronald de Boer, accompanied by Sky Sports commentator and Eredivisie expert Jonathan Beck. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ajax Podcast | Pienaar and O'Brien about a special Dutch Cup season
44:30Ajax can win the Dutch Cup for the 20th time in club history this Sunday. Vitesse will be the opponent in De Kuip. In this episode John O'Brien & Steven Pienaar will join David the Host and Eyong Enoh to talk about de Dutch Cup in season 2001/2002. Both players experienced that season from a different angle. O'Brien was a regular in the first squad. But Jong Ajax was also packed with high potentials, like Pienaar. That team reached the semi-finals of the Dutch Cup that season. "We were like a family. Everyone felt that vibe", says Pienaar. "The funny thing is that in the semi-final I played with the first team and we won against PSV. But I wanted to play with the second team, because I started the journey with them." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ajax Coaching Academy continues to build abroad: 'Slapping an ‘Ajax’ sticker on it is not enough'
51:33Ajax has expanded its influence via the Ajax Coaching Academy on a global level. Representatives from Amsterdam contribute to the development of youth academies at partner clubs on a number of different continents. So, how are things going at these various locations at the moment? And what are the ACA's dreams for the future? All of this is discussed in the newest episode of the Ajax Podcast. David the Host and Eyong Enoh will be joined by Corné Groenendijk (head of the Ajax Coaching Academy), Sonny Silooy (technical coordinator at Sharjah FC in the United Arab Emirates), Edwin Petersen (technical coordinator at Guanghzou in China) and South African former Ajax player Hans Vonk. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ajax Podcast | Heitinga and De Zeeuw on life after football
40:50How, as a professional footballer, do you pick things back up after you retire? What kind of mindset is necessary to be successful after football? Coach John Heitinga, entrepreneur Demy de Zeeuw, and co-host Eyong Enoh discuss these topics in the newest episode of the Ajax podcast with David the Host. Investing in personal development should lead to progress. Former Ajax midfielder and Dutch international De Zeeuw wants to use his platforms to change the footballing world for the better. "Now, we also think it's time to address social issues, such as racism and the role of transgender and gay people in football. With that, we really want to give back to the football world." Heitinga, who has completed his UEFA Pro License, is looking to develop himself further as a trainer. "The only think I ask of Ajax now is how I can develop further as a coach. What can I do better? And how can I develop my football vision?" See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Litmanen joins Ajax Podcast for birthday special
1:06:41It’s Jari Litmanen’s birthday! The Ajax legend turned 50 on February 20, 2021. A wonderful milestone in the life of the Finn, although he thinks otherwise, “I feel more like 'thirty plus'. Anyway, people remind me that I turned fifty,” he says with a laugh on the new Ajax Podcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
El Ghazi: 'Enoh, I was so afraid to get near you'
39:50This episode of the Ajax Podcast focuses on our start in the UEFA Europa League. Part one of the two-legged match with Lille will be played on French soil on Thursday. Who better to join us in our look ahead than Anwar El Ghazi? The winger who was active for both clubs and also played in the Europa League for Ajax. For El Ghazi, this was something of a reunion with former Ajax player Eyong Enoh, now co-host of the Ajax Podcast. The two did not play together in Amsterdam, but did meet each other as opponents. The conversation quickly turned to the match Standard Luik – Ajax (1-1) in December 2016, in which then Ajax player El Ghazi played a leading role. Tackles El Ghazi scored a stunning goal, but also has special memories about Enoh. Laughing: "Do you know what I think of right away about you? Tackles! That match, I was so afraid to get near you. I avoided you." In this special Europa League episode, Nicolas Blasquez, Lille watcher for the French news agency AFP, and Sky Sports commentator and Eredivisie expert Jonathan Beck, also gave their vision and expectations for the splendid match-up. Time codes 00:40: David & Enoh discuss Europa League 02:45: Introducing Anwar El Ghazi 08:40: 90 Seconds with Anwar 20:55: Discuss Lille with Jonathan Beck and Nicolas Blasquez 39:10: Closing up See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Klaassen: 'We can still improve'
28:39Davy Klaassen pulls up a chair in the latest episode of the Ajax Podcast. Since his return in October 2020, the midfielder has immediately become an important player for Ajax again. In this podcast, the footballer looks back at his breakthrough in the red and white and his status as it has changed over the years. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bojan: 'I remember that these games were very special'
38:05The wait has been very long, but the first ‘Klassieker’ in almost fifteen months has finally arrived. Ajax and Feyenoord, the number 1 and 2 in the Eredivsie, will battle it out on Sunday afternoon. Our special guest in this episode of the Ajax Podcast is a player who experienced the clash with our arch-rival three times in one season (2013-2014): Bojan Krkic. The Spaniard got the Man of the Match-award in his last Klassieker. Together with David the Host and co-host Eyong Enoh – a familiar face to him– Bojan shared his fondest memories of his time at Ajax and what it meant for him to decide such an important match. Enoh also talked about his own experiences from the times he played against Feyenoord. Additionally, Eredivisie expert and Sky Sports commentator Jonathan Beck shared his thoughts about the upcoming clash. Time Codes 1:50 Eredivisie update with Sky Sports commentator Jonathan Beck 13:10 Talking about the 'Klassieker' with Bojan Krkic See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Christmas Special: 'I'm very proud of him'
29:20Andre Onana once referred to Eyong Enoh as his 'second father.' If anyone is fit to give advice to the goalkeeper, it's his fellow countryman. Enoh is the current co-host of the Ajax Podcast and was the first Cameroonian player to play for Ajax, back in 2008. Enoh is proud to see Onana follow in his footsteps. What better reason to bring the two of them together than for our special Christmas episode of the Ajax Podcast. This week, we discuss their relationship with Ajax, their home country, and the mutual bond they share. There's also a nice surprise in store for the boys, as well presenter David the Host. Without spoiling anything, let's say they were all a bit emotional. Time Codes 1:30 - introducing Andre Onana 10:35 - Ajax Podcast Christmas & Family Quiz 20:10 - Special message from the familiy 24:10 - Far Away Fan Jason Sowell 28:30 - Closing up See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.