Historically, Waalwijk hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for the Rotterdammers, with one win and two losses in the last three years, and coach Van Marwijk will be focussed on the job at hand, despite being hit by the usual setbacks in the runup to the game. Not least second choice goalie Patrick Lodewijks, who was forced to pull out with a double injury. Carlo l’Ami takes over keeping duties.
Thankfully the international brigade Kalou, Bosvelt and Song returned to Holland tired but not too bruised, while Paauwe and Bombarda shook off the knocks they picked up last Sunday in Eindhoven.
The big disappointment for Van Marwijk is the possible loss of Kees van Wonderen. Should the veteran be unable to start against RKC then Glenn Loovens will deputise in the central defence. Otherwise Bombarda is expected to keep his starting place at the expense of Kalou.
Saturday 23 November 2002
Venue: Mandemakers Stadium
L’Ami; Song, Van Wonderen (Loovens), Paauwe, Rzasa; Emerton, Bosvelt, Ono, Lurling; Bombarda, Buffel
28 November 2001 RKC Waalwijk 2-3 Feyenoord
1 April 2001 RKC Waalwijk 2-0 Feyenoord
2 April 2000 RKC Waalwijk 2-2 Feyenoord
10 December 1998 RKC Waalwijk 0-5 Feyenoord
12 April 1998 RKC Waalwijk 3-2 Feyenoord
31 March 2002 Feyenoord 1-1 RKC Waalwijk
9 September 2000 Feyenoord 3-1 RKC Waalwijk
26 September 1999 Feyenoord 1-2 RKC Waalwijk
24 February 1999 Feyenoord 1-0 RKC Waalwijk
2 November 1997 Feyenoord 2-1 RKC Waalwijk