The New Coach, part 1.

We will most likely have a number of posts on this topic, before we can go to posts covering the actual new coach…. So, from all the names we’ve seen and heard, I think we can rule out Ronald Koeman and Frank de Boer. Both are committed at Eredivisie clubs and the KNVB will not […]

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Who will be our next leader?

You can see their response: De Boer and Hiddink yell NOOO, Van Gaal fancies it…. Adriaanse tries to find the exit and Rijkaard & Koeman act as if they’re deaf… 🙂 While Italy, Germany and Spain excite the world of football (and soccer 😉 ) the Dutch are debating, blaming, leaking, hiding, evaluating and – […]

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Thank for the memories, Bert….

Bert resigned. He saw that there is no basis to move ahead. Despite the earlier “leaks” saying that he would give it a go and would sacrifice two key players (well, at least one world class striker), he sees now that it is not going to work. Whether it was Bert’s wife telling him, or […]

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Don't be fooled by all these media people

Before I begin this post: I have something new and exciting on the homepage! Exciting for me, that is hahaha. A donation option!! Yes… You can finally share the love with me ;-). Seriously, I do incur some cost for this site and although I’m happy doing this I wouldn’t mind you would support me […]

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Bert will stay in the job

Mid-way through the evaluation, the final conclusion has been leaked to the media already. Bert van Marwijk will stay. The KNVB sees a future and so does Bert. The KNVB and Bert do see changes need to be made. Let’s assume they are alluding to tactics and staff make up and selection criteria and codes […]

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Renovate the Oranje team!!!!

Not really… :-). I’m not for that. I don’t believe in forced things. It doesn’t work. It’s all emotion! Sneijder out! Vaart out! Van Persie out! Heitinga out! It’s all based on our disappointment. We feel betrayed. Well, I’m sure the lads are not sleeping well either. These are the same guys that almost got […]

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My evaluation of Bert van Marwijk

The KNVB will evaluate Bert van Marwijk in the coming weeks. We will do it now! I believe Bert should go. Not that he should be fired per se. I think Bert should resign. But despite everything ( weak defense, egos, blablabla) it is his job to keep it all in check and manage it. […]

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Player Ratings and our Future

It’s time, with some days behind us for the dust to settle, to do a proper analysis of our current squad, their performance and their future in our Oranje. We will analyse the coach separately after this post. And then look at our future material. The prospects… Maarten Stekelenburg Coming out of a mediocre season […]

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Interview with KNVB CEO Van Oostveen

Pic: Bert van Marwijk signing till 2016, Bert van Oostveen gloats. Before Friday July 6, we will know if Bert van Marwijk is going to remain Oranje’s team manager. Before that date, the KNVB will do an evaluation. “Bert deserves a real and honest evaluation,” says Bert van Oostveen, KNVB’s CEO. “We will analyse this […]

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Oranje wins the blame game…

We might not always win the trophy (actually, we hardly ever do) but we usually win the blame game after the tournament. Whether it was 1980 Euros, with the AZ players trying to break the Ajax dominance, the 1990 WC, with Beenhakker pushed onto the squad instead of Cruyff, the 1996Euros with Davids/Hiddink or the […]

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