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Today it was announced (amongst others in the Ex thread) that Chelsea old boy Albert Ferrer has been appointed manager of Dutch "eredivisie" club Vitesse from Arnhem. I'm curious to see how he will do, because he has no managerial experience to speak of.

Welcome to my country, Chappie!

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Really? Wonder how our boys are doing. Delac doesnt seem to be getting any matches?

Matic has featured for them week in and out and has been consistent though nothing flashy. Whereas Rajkovic too seems to be a regular when fit. They lost to PSV by 2 goals at home last night.

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He's their second choice goalkeeper right now, so he is just spending his time warming the bench... his chance will come, though.

Thats pretty pointless isnt it? Sending him on loan just to be second choice. If the first choice keeper doesnt get injured or something, he'd end up staying on the bench for the whole season, wont he?

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Thats pretty pointless isnt it? Sending him on loan just to be second choice. If the first choice keeper doesnt get injured or something, he'd end up staying on the bench for the whole season, wont he?

Yeah, pretty much... I'm not entirely sure what the reasoning was behind the move, but hopefully he can force his way into a few appearances, and possibly the number one spot.

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A decent away points against Nijmegen is not bad for a debut. Our boys Matic and Rajkovic played the whole game. Bit worried about Delac as he wasnt even on the bench. Actually planning to go dutch myself for a long weekend in december and was planning to go to Vitesse vs Ajax game to see our boys myself. Flying to Amsterdam on Wednesday 8th December and planning to fly back to London after the match. Val, as you are local, do you know which airport is the best to catch form Arnhem? Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Dusseldorf(Weeze)? Or any other?

Cheers

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A decent away points against Nijmegen is not bad for a debut. Our boys Matic and Rajkovic played the whole game. Bit worried about Delac as he wasnt even on the bench. Actually planning to go dutch myself for a long weekend in december and was planning to go to Vitesse vs Ajax game to see our boys myself. Flying to Amsterdam on Wednesday 8th December and planning to fly back to London after the match. Val, as you are local, do you know which airport is the best to catch form Arnhem? Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Dusseldorf(Weeze)? Or any other?

Cheers

Yikes! I'm not a local in that area of Holland, you know!

I looked up a few things for you, assuming you will be travelling by train from the airport, and not rent a car.

From Eindhoven to Arnhem: can have 1 to 2 changes (in 's Hertogenbosch, a.k.a. Den Bosch; another one in Utrecht), depending on the time of departure it takes between 1.20 hours or 1.35 hours. A single is 14.30 euros. Lots of trains every hour, but some of those connections make you change twice.

From Schiphol to Arnhem: 2 direct trains per hour (trip of 1.1 hours), another 2 with change at Utrecht (1.16 hours). Price for a single is 15.50 euros.

From Dusseldorf: I'm pretty much in the dark here, there are many possibilities, depending on your connection it takes between 1.10 hours and 2.50 hours. The price of a single depends on what kind of train you're on, it's anywhere between 24 and 36 euros, or so I gather.

Two hours before kick-off there are free buses for ticketholders from Arnhem station to the stadium Gelredome. Return buses until 1,5 hours after the match.

So I'd say see to where you can fly for the lowest price, and take it from there.

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Yikes! I'm not a local in that area of Holland, you know!

I looked up a few things for you, assuming you will be travelling by train from the airport, and not rent a car.

From Eindhoven to Arnhem: can have 1 to 2 changes (in 's Hertogenbosch, a.k.a. Den Bosch; another one in Utrecht), depending on the time of departure it takes between 1.20 hours or 1.35 hours. A single is 14.30 euros. Lots of trains every hour, but some of those connections make you change twice.

From Schiphol to Arnhem: 2 direct trains per hour (trip of 1.1 hours), another 2 with change at Utrecht (1.16 hours). Price for a single is 15.50 euros.

From Dusseldorf: I'm pretty much in the dark here, there are many possibilities, depending on your connection it takes between 1.10 hours and 2.50 hours. The price of a single depends on what kind of train you're on, it's anywhere between 24 and 36 euros, or so I gather.

Two hours before kick-off there are free buses for ticketholders from Arnhem station to the stadium Gelredome. Return buses until 1,5 hours after the match.

So I'd say see to where you can fly for the lowest price, and take it from there.

Thanks for the report :) As there is Spu*s vs Chelsea on that day we probably have to stay in Arnhem for the match. Or watch it in an airport bar :P Did some research and will probably go to Dusseldorf Weeze airport as there are buses running every hour basically from the stadium to the airport and the journey is only 1h.

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