1. Germany is the new Holland, really impressive. For 2nd half keep only BMI, Heitinga and change everybody else. No need for De Jong, Schaken, Kuyt, all garbage.

  2. BMI is NOT staying on his wing – drifts in too much leaving the wing open – Heitinga playing very well but its like a heavyweight boxing match but the boxers throwing lightweight punches….

  3. Crappy first half–terrible. Boring game and we were outplayed by the Germans. Don’t understand why LVG is using this lineup. Very little on the attacking end. The Dutch inexplicably parked the bus through most of the first half–playing too far back. Seems a wasted game so far.

  4. Wonderful Live report 🙂 . Thank you both Jan and Carlos 🙂 .
    Heitinga kicks ass tonight . afellay is very good . BMI and Van rijn are good . Vaart has brilliant vision and poor work rate . the rest of the team is bad .

  5. FANTASTIC first half!
    Highly entertaining. End to end.
    Both sides creating chances – neither can find the net. Germany perhaps a little more composed, Holland perhaps a little more inventive.

  6. Affelay can help this squad but where is the right spot for him? Drop De Jong–and while I love Kuyt but his time as passed. Same with Van der Vaart–can’t win a Cup with him. Schaken, i don’t get. One of the TV announcers speculated that Hunter was held out because he’s got a league game coming up. I’m sure we’ll see him in second half.

  7. LVG may want to wear down Germany and its famous counterattack, with the priority in the first half to shut down scoring and to bring a little wobble to their knees. Have to guess that everyone is laying back on his orders. Kuyt sure looks out of sorts in this strategy.

    Eager to see what fresh legs he brings in now. And to see more attack.

  8. Very proud of this Dutch team. Van gaal is doing a fantastic job so far. Impressed by so many players. Vermeer, Kuyt, all of the defenders bar none, and some others as well..
    It’s a good day for Dutch football. Good result, good performance, good development and progress.

    1. Were we watching the same game. Maybe your tv added some special effects, but the one i saw will be voted as the most boring affair of the year, including games where the Greek football team participated on!

  9. I’d love to see BMI as center back alongside Vlaar. And Kuyt should be our 5th option for center forward behind RVP, Huntelaar, Bas Dost, Wolfswinkel and L. De Jong.

  10. Vlaar is absolute shit on the ball. Heitinga is better on the ball and a better defender. He stopped probably three sure goals in the first half. Play him beside BMI and put Vlaar on the bench

  11. I expected more from Van der Vaart. He has played over 100 years but has never been a starter so I really expected some urgency from him to shine in order to be considered as a possible starter.

  12. The good: we didn’t lose.

    The bad: everything else.

    My God, I never realized a Netherlands-Germany game could be so boring. But seriously, what is Schaken doing in the team? Where are Bost, Wolfswinkel, Luuk de Jong?

    PS. That Zlatan’s last goal against England… could it be one of the greatest goals ever scored?

  13. I have to watch Zlatan’s goal everybody is talking about it!.

    I actually thought Schaken was our best winger tonight but nothing amaing.

    It seemed as if LVG didn’t want to experiment too much because he wanted to end our losing record vs Germany.

    1. Agreed. Lucky shot. He meant it, of course, but it only works every once in 1000 times. He got his one now. Good for him. Not the best goal ever.

      Not even in the top 10.

  14. Thanks for this Jan – I like the live-blog format – maybe someday I’ll be able to participate – (just need a day off at the right time!)


    De amerikanen zeggen: “Een gelijkspel is als kussen je zus ”
    Paraphrased from some quote by JC – don’t know where…hope I’ve spelled it correctly 🙂

    (The americans say that a tie is like kissing your sister)


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