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Verdict: Another trophy

PSV's biggest blow is without doubt the blow on the bench: coach Hiddink left for the Russia job, and with him his two experienced assistants Rutten and Eijkelkamp who took control at Twente. Positive news is however the fact that for the first time in loooooooong time PSV kept it's squad more or less the same. Although many teams tried to sign their best players - like every year -, this time they didn't sell any important players and they even inforced their squad by signing some talented players from abroad, and a superb second goalie from Willem II. Concerning players this PSV is even stronger than before, but without Hiddink any team would be handicapped. Koeman will have a tough job to do better than his tutor, but another title should be within reach.

Probable line-up: Gomes - Lamey, Alex, Ooijer, Ball - Simons, Väyrynen, Cocu, Farfán - Vennegoor of Hesselink, Koné

Last season: 1st
Coach: R. Koeman (new)
Homeground: Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
Capacity: 36.500
Last season at home: 14-3-0
Last season away: 12-3-2
Derby opponents: Willem II (low)
Players in: 
Moens (Willem II)
Da Costa (Nancy)
Salcido (Chivas)
Mendez (Quito)
Players out: 
Zoetebier (NAC Breda)
Thompson (Melbourne)
Lucius (Feyenoord)
Hoogstrate (FC Emmen)
Vonlanthen (SV Salzburg)
Bakkal (FC Twente)
ten Rouwelaar (Austria)
Pre-season results:
W 08/07 0-6 RKVV Erp
W 12/07 0-9 Panningen
W 15/07 0-2 KSVK Utd
W 22/07 0-4 Eindhoven
D 25/07 0-0 Stoke City
W 29/07 2-3 Newcastle U
D 02/08 1-1 Aachen
L 05/08 0-3 FC Nürnberg