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GOING DUTCH IN AUGUST

Posted on 2 April 2008  - 12:00

As part of our pre-season preparations, we will take part in the 'Feyenoord Jubileum Tournament' celebrating the Dutch club's centenary in Rotterdam in August.

As part of our pre-season preparations, we will take part in the 'Feyenoord Jubileum Tournament' celebrating the Dutch club's centenary in Rotterdam in August.Feyenoord have paid homage to illustrious days in their history by inviting the clubs they have faced in European finals to the tournament - ourselves, Celtic and Borussia Dortmund.

We will play two matches with the opener on Friday, August 1 and the second game on Sunday, August 3. The draw for the tournament and ticket details will be announced at a later date.

Sporting director, Damien Comolli, commented: "The tournament is prestigious and will provide perfect pre-season competition for us. We like the format of playing two games in three days against top class opposition with differing styles, which will also be suited to our UEFA Cup preparations.

"We shall be entering the final two weeks of our preparations and Juande plans to build up our pre-season gradually against differing opponents. The teams we will be facing begin their own seasons before we do so this will ensure the games have a competitive edge to them, played in an excellent stadium."

For the record, we played Feyenoord in the final of the UEFA Cup in 1974. Feyenoord took on Celtic in the European Cup Final of 1970 and Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Cup final of 2002. They won all three finals.