Frank de Boer, Holland's finest….

Over the years, Holland produced a number of fine coaches. Wiel Coerver should most likely be named as the first one to establish a real method to the madness, even if Michels, Cruyff, Van Gaal and Hiddink are the best known names amongst the Dutch coaches. We had a number of so-called “school teachers” as […]

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Louis van Gaal starts preparing… and questions system….

Louis van Gaal doesn’t doubt stuff. He doesn’t doubt, full stop! And in particular not himself. But… Lately, with Strootman taking a big injury hit and half of the Dutch internationals under performing at their clubs, he would be a fool not to doubt stuff. Like: “who will I take along”, “what kind of midfield […]

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Memory Lane: Oranje's 1990 World Cup campaign….

It’s a tradition I suppose. In the year of the World Cup, we do revisit the World Cups we have been to before… I realise I have started with the 1974 one, in this series… And I actually should have started with the pre WWII campaign we had… Later I suppose…. I’ll stick to the […]

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Feyenoord 1970, the start of the Golden Oranje Era

Thanks for the link, JB! As a Feyenoord man, I love this piece. In the late 1960s, Feyenoord was considered to be one of the strongest and richest clubs in Europe. The Feyenoord Kuip Stadium was (and soon will be again) the most impressive venue in Europe and under master coach Ernst Happel, Feyenoord was […]

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