2010 Eredivisie champions FC Twente could be relegated for the first time since 1983 on Wednesday night.

  • By Kieran Noble
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One of the Netherlands biggest clubs, FC Twente, has now gone 15 league matches without a win and won just once in 22 outings, a record stretching back to the end of October 2017 which leaves them rock bottom of the Eredivisie with just three games to save themselves. Four points separate the Tukkers and Sparta Rotterdam, who are 17th, and the position they occupy is the only realistic target of the Enschede club now.

The 2010 Eredivisie champions, who are currently without a full-time manager, have three tough matches to revive their season and finish in a relegation play-off spot First of all, a must-win home tie at the Grolsch Veste on Tuesday against PEC Zwolle who are chasing a European play-off spot themselves. Twente then have to travel to the Gelredome in Arnhem to face Vitesse next weekend which is never an easy place to go. They then finish the season at home to fellow strugglers NAC Breda which could prove to be one of the clubs biggest matches in recent years, however, the sad likelihood is it could all be over by then.

In fact, Twente’s fate could be sealed on Wednesday night if they themselves lose to Zwolle on Tuesday and their closest rivals Sparta beat NAC at home the following night, which is certainly a possibility.

With crowds in Enschede still surpassing the 25,000 mark week in week out it is sad for any Eredivisie follower to see arguably the fourth biggest club in the Netherlands relegate to the Jupiler league, however, there is still time starting tomorrow where three points could be the start of Twente’s ‘comeback tour!




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