Ajax loses in Spain: Muhren turns around in his grave….

It was quite a week for Ajax. First there was that big away game against little-but-by-now-big brother Barcelona. Then there was the passing of Gerrie Muhren, erstwhile midfield maestro and to top it all of, there was/is all that criticism on Ajax’ playing style by none other than a number of Ajax icons… Let’s start […]

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Face to Face with Klaas Jan Huntelaar

In making all our squads and line ups for Oranje, I found that quite some people think Klaasjan Huntelaar is done for? He is not good enough? He only scores easy goals? He has no skills? I think his track record says enough :-). Huntelaar is without doubt one of the best strikers in the […]

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The Aftermath: champagne and mourning….

Oranje has qualified for Brazil. And there was champagne! But the bad news had to land still…. The Netherlands dropped to position 9 on the FIFA Ranking. As you know, the first 7 (+ Brazil) will have a protected position as group leader. We tumbled from #5 to #9 as a result of our last […]

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Oranje first European team to qualify for WC Brazil

Because Brazil didn’t qualify of course. They “bought” their ticket :-). And despite all the negativity of the last days, we need to be proud of our team and our coaching staf. I can list a number of reasons why we should be very distressed, by the way (and I am sure I will). But […]

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Lots of work to do for Oranje

Not a title you would associate with an upcoming game vs Andorra. But the State of the Union of Oranje is not too positive after the shock draw against Estonia. And it’s not like Holland is not allowed to draw. After the amazing run we had under Bert and under Louis, it’s not a drama […]

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Oranje in trouble: an incident, or a symptom?

We had all the reasons to play well and to get a good victory. Qualifying for Brazil is an important one, obviously. But there is also that West German recond we so dearly wanted. There is prestige. The need for the Dutch to present themselves again on the international front after the abyssmal Euros. And […]

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Oranje News 3rd Update – TEAM LINE UP

Last time the Big 4 started together was against Hungary pre-World Cup 2010   We want to win all our games. Against Estonia, we will The Dutch team is preparing on the two upcoming games against Estonia and Andorra. Not really big name opponents but Oranje has shown in the past ( way before Bert […]

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New Video Journal!!

Hi guys, With the transfer period now finally behind us, we can actually start the competitions. And with that, I can introduce you to Jan Da Man, who will be hosting a periodic Video Journal on our site. He’s a bit of a tool, I’ll give you that, but he will be able to get […]

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