AZ Alkmaar teenager suffers season-ending injury

AZ Alkmaar teenager Calvin Stengs could be out for the rest of the season after he suffered a gruesome injury on the opening day of the Eredivisie campaign.

The 18-year-old, who is highly-rated at AZ, could not have expected a tough start to his season after he twisted his knee 90 degrees in the wrong direction while battling for the ball in defence. Stengs immediately ended up in tears following the incident, and he was stretchered off to the hospital to check the severity of the injury.

The young winger wanted to impress in the first game of the campaign as he went across to make a tackle on one of the PSV Eindhoven players, but as he did so, his right knee also gave way. As a result, the Dutchman is likely to miss the rest of the campaign with AZ Alkmaar, who lost the game at PSV by a 3-2 scoreline.

Argentine legend Diego Maradona was spotted smoking a cigar in the stands during the game. The 56-year-old received a warm welcome from the fans at the Philips Stadion while being presented with a PSV jersey. Maradona is currently in a 20-day training camp in Holland with UAE side Fujairah as he prepares them for the new league season. Continue reading

Billy Beane made a name for himself in the world of baseball

Billy Beane made a name for himself in the world of baseball due to the system that he used to evaluate players as he helped the Oakland Athletics on signing fairly underrated and undervalued players by utilizing sabermetrics which allowed the team on having a small payroll from those players.

The innovation and strategies that Billy Beane has utilized as the general manager of Oakland Athletics expand from one sport to another as the Dutch football club Az Alkmaar have been so impressed by what Billy Beane has been doing that they signed him to the club as Billy has accepted taking up an advisory role at Az Alkmaar.

The general director of Az Alkmaar, Robert Eenhoorn confirmed Billy Beane’s advisory role in the club as Eeehoorn said: “We’ve had a lot of contact with Billy In the last few months. His knowledge and ideas are impressive. Also Billy’s soccer network is excellent. We have already noticed that Billy thinks two steps ahead in the area of innovation. That’s what really connects with the ambitions of AZ.” Continue reading