FC Twente rises after a year of absence back to the Premier league. The team from Enschede suggested Monday the title in the first division, the Dutch second class, safe.
Twente came before a sold-out Stronghold against Jong AZ no further than 0-0. That result was enough because number two Sparta Rotterdam 2-0, lost to Jong PSV. Jorn Brondeel is this year’s second goalkeeper for Twente.
After the kampioenenjaar in 2010 and the second place under Michel Preud’homme in the next season – and a handsome European trail – it went downhill for the Tukkers, also in financial terms. Last season was the nadir, with a degradation after 34 years out of the Premier league.