Paul Mulders Aug 23, 2011 4:09:41 GMT 8
Post by vwtron on Aug 23, 2011 4:09:41 GMT 8
BTW would you happen to know the whereabouts of former Veendam player Jason de Jong?
Hi Wiking, if you want me to agree with you that Mulders making it to the Eredivisie at age of 30 is surprising - it is. Its very rare that one makes the jump to the highest league of football, specially at the Eredivisie, at that age but it happens and in recent memory there was another Dutch footballer who did the same. I forget his name now.
It is a major feat in itself as what Mulders have done at his age, to move up to top division league as a footballer's prime years are usually from their late teens to mid-20s. Top division league clubs are more interested in younger players, as they can further develop, tweak, and fine tune their skills. It is usually harder for aging footballers to get that attention unless you have a support system backing you, again, the sport becomes subjective in that way.
Having said that, Mulders from what I have observed and researched has been one of the most under-rated footballers in the Dutch Eerste Divisie for a long time and that this recent promotion to play in the Eredivisie has been a long time coming and is well deserved.
His age has not slowed his play, in fact, he had to turn it up a few notches and is acclimatizing well. If anything, one of his biggest asset for ADO is his experience: superb overview, passing and positioning skills and his calm, quiet and cool temperament. Quiet but impact player.
p.s. I have not seen any published news on de Jong confirming his joining FC Dordrecht. He may just be training with the team.