JC: “Give Guus a Chance”

What is the problem? Hiddink? Is it that easy? The whole nation was in shock after the 2-0 defeat vs Iceland. And all those people who rejoiced when Hiddink was signed up are now screaming for his head. As if this wonderful squad ( no. 3 at the World Cup) under Van Gaal suddenly is […]

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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 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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Dutch clubs in Europe

And it only takes a week for two of our young, cool clubs to be relieved of their European dreams. No CL for PSV, no EL for Feyenoord (or Vitesse, or Utrecht). What a drama.  Feyenoord started well against the Russians in a steaming De Kuip but missing a penalty is never a good thing […]

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Bruma and Rekik: new Oranje center backs?

New PSV trainer Phillip Cocu talks as the Barca or Ajax coach. “Play dominant football, forward pressure and take the initiative.” He needed different center backs in his team to play this way. Jeffrey Bruma (21) and Karim Rekik (18) have settled in nicely. Bruma was bought from Chelsea (but the London club negotiated the […]

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Brave PSV reaps kudos but not the result

PSV has won five competitive games in a row and has garnered quite some excitement. And what’s not to like: fan fave Cocu at the helm and exciting young talents like Willems, Wijnaldum, Depay, Maher, Rekik and Bruma in the squad, to name a few. The football PSV has demonstrated in the first weeks of […]

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Young PSV impresses!

Not a title I have used before, for sure :-). I have used it for Ajax, for Feyenoord, probably for AZ, never for PSV. Because they never really were young in Eindhoven and because for years they focused on players from Bulgaria, Canada, Sweden and Brazil. I never liked PSV much, as you know. The […]

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Oranje: one more year to prepare…..

Louis van Gaal has almost exactly one more year to prep his squad for the World Cup. Will the No. 5 of the FIFA Ranking have a chance in high heaven to win the World Cup? How strong is this Oranje. A wonderful VI Magazine analysis, added with a splash of Jan insights. Van Gaal […]

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Oranje and WorldCup 2014: one year to go

And here we are. Louis van Gaal had his Asia trip to check on the big boys and to allow some wannabees in, while Cor Pot had the top talents at his disposal to win some silverware. With the dust settled, the Confederations Cup in full flow and the rest on their way to beaches, […]

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