Volendam director Miller: “There is not much to gain from the courts for clubs” | Right away

FC Volendam will work with NAC Breda to obtain good financial compensation. The two Kitchen Champion Division Club won a period title this season and were allowed to play in the play-offs for promotion on paper, but can definitely forget an Eredivisie ticket.

The KNVB decided on Friday to end the Eredivisie season without majors and doctoral students. SC Cambuur and De Graafschap are the biggest victims – they were on their way to direct ascent – but Volendam and NAC are also deceived.

“Of course we are disappointed, because we would have liked a little more for the time title, which we won with great conviction. And so does NAC,” lawyer Keje Molenaar, volenam’s director of external relations, said on the club’s website.

“The biggest disappointment is with Cambuur and De Graafschap, and I can well imagine that. Honestly, I also think that ADO Den Haag and RKC Waalwijk (the two bottom teams in the Eredivisie, ed.) showed their worst side last season. It was the expectation that they would go down.”

FC Volendam won its second title this season. (Photo: Pro Shots)

“Want to make the most of it together with NAC”

Volendam suggested on Friday in the big conference call with the KNVB the idea of deciding on a draw whether NAC, Volendam or Fortuna Sittard will play in the Eredivisie next season. The KNVB did not want to participate and also rejected the suggestion that NAC and Volendam can participate in the play-offs anyway next season.

The Volendammer and the Bredanaars are entitled to financial compensation, which must come from a so-called solidarity place with money from the clubs that receive a European ticket: Ajax, AZ, Feyenoord, PSV and Willem II.

“We still have consultations with NAC and together at the KNVB we will try to get the best out of the can. We’re leaving it in Volendam at the moment because that’s all we can do,” said Molenaar, who argues that switching to court makes little sense.

‘This decision of KNVB was taken in law in exceptional circumstances. An appeals court can only test this kind of decision very marginally, so I don’t think there’s much to gain for the clubs.’