but i can not find his name in the team selection . this could mean that he is not yet officialy part of the team and can still be a free agent . reservesquad have the possibility to field testplayers during competition .
Staand v.l.n.r.: Roy de Bruin (assistent-trainer), Michael Lopes, Obi Onyeike, Jeffrey Verkerk, Ramon Lujano Benavides, Rick de Graaf, Deniz Alkac en Kees van Gelderen (elftalleider). Zittend rij v.l.n.r.: Marco Jalink (hoofdtrainer), Anes Beslija, Michael Potkamp, Elnis Mendes Fortes, Kevin Angel Queijo, Jason de Jong en Delano Hill (assistent-trainer).
It's on like Jason de Jong By Cai Subijano (The Philippine Star) Updated November 12, 2011 12:00 AM
MANILA, Philippines - As complete non-fans of football, it’s difficult to pretend to actually know about football with half-Dutch (and half-naked) Azkals defensive midfielder Jason de Jong around, but we’ll try. His earliest years playing the sport is the safest place to start. “My dad taught me how to play football, but in Holland everyone loves to play football. I started playing football at five years old.” Born in Breda, Netherlands, Jason is a product of the NAC Breda youth system, a Dutch professional football club where he was eventually released upon graduating from the U-19 youth team. Currently, he also plays for the second division of FC Dordrecht in Holland.
Though he would love to play striker (“I love to score goals, but I don’t score that often!”), he originally played winger, and was later converted into a defensive midfielder. This led to heavy comparisons between him and his namesake, defensive midfielder for Premiere League club Manchester City and the Netherlands national team, Nigel de Jong. Though they are unrelated, Jason welcomes the comparisons, saying, “I love the way Nigel plays!” He’s also a big fan of English Football League player Vinnie Jones, who is also widely known for his role as Big Chris in Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and basically for playing angry brute characters who swear a lot in various roles on TV and film. Considering Jason is known for his temperamental nature and aggressive style of playing, not to mention his “bad boy” moniker among the Azkals, this doesn’t surprise us.
Interestingly, the Internet is responsible for bringing him to Philippine soil. “It all started with a website called pinoysoccer.com. Back then, Ernie Nierras was the one who gave me a chance and told the Philippine Football Federation about me! After that, I made my debut for the Philippines in 2008 against Timor-Leste,” he reveals. He hopes to play with the Azkals for another 10 years — “I want to have 100 caps!” — and eventually become a manager or a scout.
This month, he’ll be leading the Azkals under-23 team as they attempt the Philippines’ first ever Southeast Asian Games medal in football. Though only 21 years old, Jason is the most experienced member of the team, having played for the senior Azkals team in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, along with his other stints playing for FC Dordrecht and briefly, for Persiba Balikpapan in the Indonesia Super League. As of press time, they’re hoping to end their winless streak after absorbing a 1-2 defeat to Timor Leste last Nov. 7, and a 1-3 defeat to Vietnam before that. On Monday, they’ll be playing against Myanmar, then Brunei on Nov. 15 at the Lebak Bulus Stadium in Jakarta. “It’s the first, I’m one of the seniors and I have to help the other players,” Jason stated in a press conference. “(The) target is to get a medal, of course. Going there to see what’s going to happen is not a good idea. We should have a goal, and that goal should be at least a medal,” he stated before heading off to Indonesia.
Jason admits that despite the sudden fame of the Azkals, Philippine football has a long way to go. “I hope that the youth will have better fields and dressing rooms because that’s a joke in the Philippines at the moment,” he says. While there’s nothing we can do about the state of our fields, our photos will show you that the lack of proper dressing rooms shouldn’t be too much of an issue. After all, not everyone watching Jason is necessarily interested in football.
BoyBacolod: If some UAAP or NCAA schools will join the new league in one form or another, it may remove the gap between U22s and seniors. The schools can devise a system akin to sports academies, education is important after all.
Feb 28, 2019 18:16:35 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Will the PFL be like the San Marino league system, where there are no so-called "home" stadiums.
Mar 2, 2019 12:39:19 GMT 8
leoisiah: Gibraltar also has a single stadium for their league.
Mar 12, 2019 8:27:57 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Rules are rules are rules. The two clubs should have known better. They are given loads of time to act on it. And to those who say PFF sucks, sometimes they do but one thing they are consistent is sticking to the rules.
Mar 25, 2019 10:42:16 GMT 8
truman: Agree @boybacolod
Mar 25, 2019 14:49:21 GMT 8
truman: lowkey cringe sa conyoness ng PPL FB page.
Apr 8, 2019 10:11:23 GMT 8
truman: sad day for philippine football
Apr 27, 2019 13:22:38 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Why I like UAAP football, no more extra games for seeding.Makes me think about European efficiency. Wish gayahin din sa basketball (very sketchy tiebreakers), like Euroleague.
May 8, 2019 14:02:35 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Negros Occidental footy fans, expect more football this 2019, now that a San Carlos native is governor.
May 14, 2019 2:05:22 GMT 8
Jun 9, 2019 18:39:47 GMT 8
@BoyBacolod: Hamak na mungkahi lang. Mabuti siguro kung maipromote ulit ang larong sipa. Daming maling sa sipa na mga bata, mabuting transistion for futsal, kung hindi regular football. Parang sa Thailand, sepak takraw, o chinlone sa Myanmar.
Jul 24, 2019 19:12:53 GMT 8
bluedevil2k8: guys please support the across the line podcast
Sept 16, 2019 19:18:16 GMT 8
papajamba: listening now to simone rota - across the line podcast
Sept 16, 2019 23:48:32 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: As long as Ricky Yanson is professional to Ceres FC and extends support to the Azkals in general (Ceres Azkals in particular) during home games, he can be PFF president in my book. Much better will be reconciling with Leo, though that idea is Farfetch'd.
Sept 21, 2019 23:07:36 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Kaya fans wishing that Ricky Yanson wins the PFF presidency is akin to GMA fans wishing that Congress and President Duterte will not renew ABS-CBN's franchise.
Oct 24, 2019 21:10:39 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: We will wait for the basketball and volleyball ASEAN teams and then we compare their reception to that given to the football delegations, where ALL ASEAN nations participate. Now there will be foreign scrutiny in every move of PHISGOC.
Nov 24, 2019 23:20:26 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: DDS trolls underestimated the SEA football community. Having no prior exposure to football culture, they dismiss any and all so-called sabotages as destabilization plots, to the point that they do not support the teams, especially the women.
Nov 27, 2019 15:25:36 GMT 8
Passerby: That's awkwardly worded.
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nil: anyone have any ADT FC's contact?
Jun 3, 2020 11:30:08 GMT 8