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Review of the year, September 2008 (PSV.nl)

9 Jan 2009 - Source: PSV.nl

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Today this page will take you through the month of September when two more players left PSV on a frenetic transfer deadline day. Huub Stevens' team started their Champions League campaign with defeat and PSV announced their intention to become a carbon-neutral club.
Two transfers
Two players left PSV on a frenetic transfer deadline day. PSV sold Tommie van der Leegte to NAC Breda en Mika Väyrynen left PSV after three seasons to return to sc Heerenveen. Van der Leegte penned a three-year deal in Breda, with an option of a further season. Väyrynen signed a three year deal with the Frisians. Due to injuries, the Finnish midfielder made just 29 league appearances for PSV. The transfer window was closed on 1 September as 31 August was a Sunday.
Thirteenth Champions League campaign
SV made a poor start to their thirteenth UEFA Champions League campaign, suffering 3-0 at home against Atlético Madrid in their group D opening game. PSV had their moments, but were taught a lesson in efficiency by the Spaniards. Sergio Agüero, who scored a first-half double and Maniche, who added a third goal after the break, shone in a clinical finishing display. PSV also got off to a stuttering start in the Eredivisie. At home, they recorded narrow 1-0 wins over Sparta Rotterdam and FC Volendam. Huub Stevens slipped to a 1-0 defeat at AZ, but succeeded in reaching the next round of the KNVB Cup with a 3-0 victory over the PSV reserves. PSV did not charge spectators an entrance fee but instead asked them to make a donation to the Dutch Cancer Society charity fund, KWF. From these donations, plus contributions from players and sponsors, the club were able to present the charity with a cheque for €28,695.
A carbon-neutral club
On Saturday, September 13, PSV organised a press conference ahead of the PSV - Sparta Rotterdam game to announce their intention to become a carbon-neutral club. The club is using green energy, and for the remainder of their CO2 emissions is investing in biomass projects in Brazil to offset their consumption.
Miscellaneous
Australia inflicted a 2-1 defeat on Holland in an international friendly at the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven on Saturday, September 7. Goalkeeper Bas Roorda's return from a hernia operation ended in another injury when he dislocated a thumb in action for the reserves.

A review of the month of September 2008 will be published on Saturday, January 10.