The Future of Oranje, part II

Thank you all for your kind words on the post earlier. I don’t mind football debates and everyone is entitled to their opinion. But if they back it up with unfounded stuff, I get into it. All good. I do sense that players are judged unfairly. How often does it happen that Clasie is outplayed […]

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The Future of Oranje and Dutch Football

Musings… ON FACEBOOK Our Netherlands World Cup Facebook page was taken down by Facebook! I am not sure why, they don’t get back to me and I’m a bit done with them, so sadly, we’ll need to start that again. In case you were wondering…. ON THE BLOG I still highly enjoy the work and […]

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Oranje stunned by French, stuns English…

What a week we had! We lost the greatest Dutchman of the last 100 years. The most famous Dutchman, actually. Step into any taxi on the planet and when the driver realises you’re from Holland, he’ll say some version of Cruyff’s name. “Croeff!” Or “Croif”. Or YohanKruf”. But they all talk about the number 14… […]

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Oranje back in action…..

If you start writing a post but don’t have time to finish it you can punished! The prelim squad becomes definite, new players come and existing players get injured… Never a dull moment. Please accept some “old” news in this post but I will make it current as I write (and you read) along…. Coach […]

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Marco van Basten, assistant coach, interview…

Danny Blind is the National Team Manager but his assistant Marco van Basten will always turn more heads. No matter how good Danny was, San Marco is sacred. He has a good vision on football too. Here, he goes into 14 (!) topics. Personality of the Year MvB: “For me, Phillip Cocu. He won the […]

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Happy new year for Oranje?

  My friends, it has been too long… Happy New Year to all of you! May 2016 be a great year for you all. I hope most wishes will come true. Not all, as we need some wishes for 2017 and beyond. I do know we won’t win the Euros this year. Sorry to bring […]

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Oranje: A New Beginning (Blind leading the pack)

It is time to get positive again! Yes, we are frustrated. Yes we should have gone to the Euros. Yes, mistakes were made. But we can keep on moaning about it and withdraw support etc and where will this leave us? I do believe the players were partly to blame, but I also believe they […]

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Total Football? Total Failure…. We are out!

In 1984, we missed the Euro’84 in France. Only 8 nations could make it and we had to allow Spain, who won 12-1 against Malta. It’s 2015 and again, Holland will miss a Euro tournament in France, but this time 24 nations were able to qualify. Albania did. So did Northern Ireland. Wales…Iceland… But not […]

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Oranje, how bout the Czech, mate!

The Oranje team won an epic away match against the giants of Kazachstan (1-2) after suffering losses against Iceland, Turkey, the Czechs and Andorra. Well…Andorra is probably an exaggeration. But we did lose against the other ones. And we have celebrated a much much needed victory over Borat’s brothers. I do wish to be positive […]

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Oranje ready for Kazachstan!

The tension is mounting. Also in the Dutch players camp. The media love to interview the big name players before a game as some of them still have it in them to say something remarkable. Most young players are afraid to speak their minds and copy the words of the press officer… “Yes it is […]

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