Van Gaal irritated and impressed….

Louis van Gaal has announced his squad for the Portugal friendly. Schwarzenegger, Willis, Statham, Stallone, Jet Li…. Oops.. wrong list. Louis has come up with some surprises… We miss Clasie (not in great form yet), no Nigel de Jong (long injury period), no Siem de Jong (LVG chooses others), Ricardo van Rhijn ( some lad […]

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The new Black Pearl of Benfica: Ola John

Last summer, Man United wanted to sign Benfica’s Nicolas Gaitan. Sir Alex was happy to offer 25 Mio euros + Fabio and Macheda. Benfica refused. Today, Gaitan warms the bench and Benfica has a new young star. The Black Pearl (Mark II) has arrived: Ola John. Ola’s older brother Collins is still a pro. He […]

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And we're out…

C Ronaldo scores twice, hits the post twice, misses chances and offers team mates chances. Huntelaar gets first shot on goal in the 86th minute. And misses the target. End of review… But seriously… We were simply not good enough. We scored early. And we did get more chances in the second half. Vlaar’s header, […]

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Our line up??

The picture above shows the players who got the coloured vests at practice! This is where we will follow what our Men In Black will cook up in 8 hours time! Live. So join in ok? In the meantime, some thoughts… Germany will definitely win against Denmark. Reasons? 1) they can’t play half hearted. The […]

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Portugal Preview

Bert van Marwijk practiced behind closed doors. And with a grim look on his face attented the press conference: “We will play 100% attack! We need two goals more after 90 minutes, so that is a clear mission.” And: “I wish the vibe in our camp was as bas as it allegedly is in the […]

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Support your local team!!

My dear friends, I need to ask you all to keep the positive spirit up. Yes, we are disappointed. Yes, we believe the team should do better. Yes, Van Marwijk is too rigid and headstrong. Etc… But… Our players bleed orange. They do. I am 1000% certain. Has to be. Remember how Robben played with […]

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Oranje – Germany; what went wrong?

It’s 24 hours after the Germany game. The Day After. We are not yet out of the competition. It’s a simple calculation. If Germany wins against Denmark and Holland beats Portugal with two goals difference, Oranje is through! So, let’s first analyse the Germany game. What happened exactly? We needed a win. Germany would have […]

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Post Match comments Nederland – Duitsland

Well my friends, if Willem van Hanegem still sees options, I am not going to be too negative. We did start well. We again created three good chances at the start and Afellay did have a number of crossing options (which he squandered) and I was pretty upbeat. But, Bert van Marwijk said after the […]

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Post Match Reviews…

Well, we’ve seen the opening games in Group A and B. We’ve seen half of the field in action. We’ve seen dark horse Russia deliver. And favorites Oranje and Germany not deliver. But we also saw Germany win the three points!! Not delivering, but winning. Very Germany. Playing well and not winning. Very Dutch. Where […]

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