Here we will meet!

It’s a classic ground. For Holland, for Ajax…and for us now too. The Amsterdam Olympic Stadium. Where Oranje, Ajax and FC Amsterdam (huh?) played classic games. A defunct football temple with a brilliant cafe in it. With the view on the famous pitch. Vakzuid. http://www.vakzuid.nl/nl/ Olympisch Stadion 35 1076 DE Amsterdam Telefoon: 020-5708400 Fax: 020-5708410 […]

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Dutch Soccer Site Meeting in Holland!!!

I never thought I’d actually write that title :-). But there it is. It so happens, that I will be in Holland for a short visit. And it so happens that I hear that some other bloggers are traveling through Europe. And I know, that some of you actually live in Holland (you know who […]

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The Nation is happy with LVG

It is clear from the response in the country and on this blog, that all Oranje fans are really happy with the way Louis van Gaal has started this campaign. As he said himself: “My start in 2000 was bad, because I didn’t bring in new blood. I won’t make that mistake now.” Louis van […]

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Playful Oranje wins first two games…

And sets a record too. Ten World Cup qualifications games won, in a row. That record belongs to Bert and Louis of course :-). But this has never been done before by Holland. And the youthful Oranje learns fast from the old master LVG. Three days after Turkey, Holland plays an even better game (against […]

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Positive start of LVG's New Oranje…

With a couple of days to digest the first game under LVG Mark II – and one day before the sophomore match – it’s probably a good idea to have brief look back at that campaign opener. What can we say about the new Oranje? For starters… What immediately catches the eye, is the fact […]

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Ferenc: "What the Hungarians think…."

Bad news: No Tim Krul against Hungary tomorrow night. But the good news is, we do have Ferenc Komlodi. Ferenc is one of the die-hards on this blog. A old-time Oranje and Barca fan. He has seen all the greats play and is extremely passionate about good football. And he happens to be a great […]

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A win is a win is a win…

After this abysmal downfall of Bert van Marwijk and the clobbering Oranje received this Summer it is simply not realistic that our Oranje would swing against a pretty strong Turkey. Our expectations, as fans, is always: AANVALLUHH!!!!! But we also need to be realistic: even our top players have nerves (and egos) and need to […]

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Kuyt: "Turkey won't park the bus!"

This weekend the WC qualification circus starts. for the World Cup Brazil. Holland is in group D and needs to battle Turkey, Hungary, Romania, Estonia and Andorra. Friday, Holland plays Turkey at home in De Arena. Holland and Turkey played each other eight times before. Oranje won three, we had three draws and the Turks […]

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Big test for Oranje and LVG

Only 4 days to go and Oranje will have to play their first WC qualification game for 2014’s World Cup, under LVG’s reign. The Big Test. After losing a series of games and the dismal Euros, it seems another loss in this new series might trigger knee-jerk responses no one needs… LVG needs to renew […]

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And finally we can start the competitions…

I said it before, for me the competitions haven’t really started when everyone is still trying to sign or sell players… It’s so weird… You can’t expect players to commit fully when they know their clubs want to offload them or when you know you might be packing your bags for another country… It definitely […]

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