Michael Woud (Almere City FC | Netherlands)

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On the pine as Willem II draw 1-1 with Utrecht.

No McGarry listed on the bench, but seems Willem II (5th) named a smaller bench than usual.

During the weekend PSV have over taken them into 4th.

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mrsmiis wrote:

As for that Greek keeper, heard the club want to keep Woud ahead of him for now at Strezos is an unknown quantity

Fudge me we’re stacked at keeper!

Marinovic, Woud, Tzanev, Sail, Moss, Crocombe, Jones, Searle, Paulsen, Hogg...

Mossy will be off that list in the near future mate. 😉

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On the pine as Willem II (5th) lose 2-4 at Emmen (12th).

Wheels have fallen a bit off Willem II's season, since returning from winter break. Only 1 win in last 6 games.

No McGarry listed on the bench, but not on the injured list either.

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On the pine as Willem II (5th) beat Groningen 3-1 (8th).

Again no McGarry listed on the bench, and again not on the injured list either.

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From this week's Flying Kiwis

http://theniche-cache.com/football/2020/5/7/flying-kiwis-curious-times-in-the-dutch-eredivisie

"Finally, we’ve gotta return to the fates of Willem II one last time now where the rollercoaster ride that’s been this whole Eredivisie yarn gets to take one last swoop... because starting goalie Timon Wellenreuther is also out of contract at the end of this season and by all reports is expected to leave the club. Willem’s technical director has been talking about contingency plans.

Wellenreuther, a former German youth international, has been one of their star players this season but he’s already rejected a new contract offer and as a pending free agent has been allowed to negotiate with foreign clubs since January. Thus Willem have been looking for his replacement since before the season was stopped but figuring that out during the coronavirus is not going to be easy and may well be impossible while travel bans remain in place. Which means that Michael Woud has a decent chance to start next season as the number one keeper at the club unless Wellenreuther changes course and re-signs."  

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This week's Flying Kiwis.

"DUTCH EREDIVISIE

Got cancelled ages ago and nothing has changed since the last Flying Kiwis thing about that whole situation. Ryan Thomas is stuck in neutral having just gotten his PSV career really humming. 

James McGarry got the negative as his contract ran down and he negotiated an early release to come back to Aotearoa before the lockdown. 

And Michael Woud has landed in the positive as Willem II got a Europa League qualifying spot thanks to their finishing position (which they seemed unlikely to hold on to had the season carried on to its natural conclusion) plus what’s more is that their first choice keeper, Timon Wellenreuther, is leaving the club and a suitable replacement will be tough to find in this transfer market with travel bans and all that so ol’ Woudy might get very lucky indeed.

Wellenreuther has been the starting keeper for the last three years but he’s confirmed the rumours in an instagram post that he’s off to take that next step in his career." 

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Signed for second-tier Dutch side Almere City on loan. Bit disappointing if i’m honest but i’m sure he’ll be happy with regular first-team football

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that’s a good move. Almere is a good club to gain experience

[quote=Fruglo on 15.01.2013]

Fuck this stupid game

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Will be playing with former City loanee Shayon Harrison

Vegan zombie wants GRRRAAAIIIINNNSSS

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TopLeft07 wrote:

that’s a good move. Almere is a good club to gain experience

Small club only founded in 2001.

Were sitting 9th in the Eerste Divisie (2nd tier) before season cancelled.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almere_City_FC

Main thing now is he will hopefully be playing regularly as starting keeper at a reasonable level. Still very young.

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From this week's Flying Kiwis.

"Michael Woud: “It is good for my development to arrive at Almere City FC and play some more minutes. I need that experience to grow. I'm excited to show what I can do in Almere.”

Interesting move, this. Willem II did brilliantly to hang on to qualify for the early Europa League stages by virtue of their fifth placing at the time the Dutch league was abandoned for pandemic related reasons. Their top choice keeper, German Timon Wellenreuther, had long since been rumoured to leave though and sure enough he’s since signed with Anderlecht in Belgium leaving that number one gloveman role vacant.

Woud was the backup keeper for the entirety of last season (after an injury break at the start, at least) and a good chunk of the season before but has only made five first team appearances for Willem II so far. The club never lied about the fact that they preferred to sign an imported keeper to fill Wellenreuther’s boots but with the state of travel in Europe what it is at the moment that wasn’t necessarily a simple task. Which might have been a fortuitous fall of the dice for Woudy but nah turns out he’s going out on loan instead. Pretty much the standard plan for a player in Woud’s position. He’s spent two years learning as a backup but he’s 21 years old and will learn more from playing regular first team footy.

Thus Willem II won’t have their top two keepers next season, while Greek third-stringer Giorgios Strezos (who is coming off contract) and 19-year-old academy grad Connor van den Berg have never played for the senior team. Safe to say they must be confident they’ve got a transfer or two lined up if Woud’s being allowed to leave on loan. It’ll be a full season loan, by the way, with reports suggesting they considered loaning him out in January too.

https://t.co/W501pcHlvy

Almere City were ninth in the second tier when that all got canned... that’s one spot outside the promotion playoff spots. Their regular goalie was 27 year old Joshua Smits but he’s just left, confirmed literally a couple days before Woud’s arrival was announced, to have signed in Norway with 2019 runners-up FK Bodø / Glimt. Crazy thing is you’ll hear a little bit more about that club in a second. So that leaves the gloves free for Woudy to swoop in, although he will have competition for that spot.

More from Michael Woud: “This is a good step in my career. My goal is to become the first goalkeeper at Almere City FC and play many games. I want to get better here and fight with the team for promotion. That is the goal of Almere City FC and I would like to contribute to that.”

Almere City Technical Director Teun Jacobs: “Michael is a talented goalkeeper who has enjoyed part of his career at Sunderland and has already made his debut as an international. He is a physically strong boy, who therefore dominates in the penalty area and can also play well with his feet. We're glad we were able to capture him.”

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There’s really not much of an issue with travel in Europe at the moment, or for a number of weeks for necessary travel (work) so it won’t have made much difference for Willem II’s search for a starting GK

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Fuck this stupid game

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In goal as Almere City start their Eerste Divisie (Dutch 2nd tier) season by hosting MVV.

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In goal as Almere City start their Eerste Divisie (Dutch 2nd tier) season by hosting MVV.

Starts with a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw.

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In goal as Almere City start their Eerste Divisie (Dutch 2nd tier) season by hosting MVV.

Starts with a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw.

From this week's Flying Kiwis. Don't think he presided over too many 0-0 draws with the Nix.

"Funny story... the manager of MVV is a fella called Darije Kalezic, none other than the ex-Wellington Phoenix manager who once gave Liberato Cacace his club debut. ‘Tis a small world."

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Goes from a 0-0 draw in week one, to a 10 goal thriller in week 2.

Luckily Almere prevail in a 6-4 win over Excelsior.

Almere up 4-3 at HT. Then a frantic finish with another 3 goals from 86 mins.

https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2020/09/06/netherlands/eerste-divisie/sbv-excelsior/fc-omniworld/3304818/

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In goal, as Almere (2nd) beat TOP Oss (19th) 3-0.

Woud with 2 clean sheets from 3 games to date.

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In goal as Almere win 1-0 at NEC (8th)

They go top of the Eerste Divisie

Woud 3 clean sheets out of 4 league games to date.

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listened to a pod with him on the other day - articulate and seems to have his head screwed on right

Auckland will rise once more

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In goal for another win, and another clean sheet.

2-0 over Helmond Sport.

Almere go top of the table again, though have played one more game than 2nd placed NAC Breda.

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