Category Archives: Voetbal-Oranje

New-look Oranje (September 2012)

Louis van Gaal presided over his second stint for the Netherlands with a 4-2 loss against a resurgent Belgium side packed with talent. It does look like the Dutch’s perennial rivals boast a more convincing team these days with the … Continue reading

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End of anther era for Oranje

(nice shirts but for a forgettable occasion) Unusually for a major tournament, I’m quite laidback and relaxed about the Oranje and their failure to deliver on the pitch for the entire group stage. I’d normally be very crazy for the … Continue reading

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Oranje – European Championships 2000 to the present – ‘Euro 2000’

The Netherlands Elftal was only successful in a major tournament – the European Championships of 1988. My memory of them winning that tournament that year was fuzzy at best but I won’t lie to you – I was only 7 … Continue reading

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Rampant Oranje (11-0 vs. San Marino – 2 September 2011)

As you all football fans well know, the Oranje has replaced Spain at the top of the FIFA World Rankings recently. Tell you what – I’d rather have the Dutch winning the World Cup 2010 than to be at the … Continue reading

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Oranje 30 announced

The Dutch national team has just announced its preliminary 30-man squad. Here they are:   Goalkeepers   (a) Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax Amsterdam) (b) Sander Boschker (FC Twente Enschede) (c) Michel Vorm (FC Utrecht)   * Note: – The goalkeepers selection … Continue reading

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Van der Sar is back in Oranje…for now

Some people just could not leave their profession in peace. With Holland’s arguably best goalkeeper in recent history, the Oranje could do little wrong with recalling an aging stalwart who showed next to little dip in form for both club … Continue reading

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Oranje thrash ‘Les Bleus’ 4-1

    The Oranje were predicted to face a severe fight on their hands to even make it out of Group C in the Euro 2008 tournament but the team has just beaten the 2 World Cup 2006 finalists – … Continue reading

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3-0 Oranje v. Italy – Euro 2000 demons banished for the time being

Ok – I did say that the first match result would be very important – because I was expecting ‘Les Bleus’ to totally own Romania but that didn’t happen. As it stands, the Orange team stands first in their Group … Continue reading

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Good exposure for the Jong Oranje

Whether the Oranje wins anything this summer or not, I don’t think that it would matter too much. I concede that the Euro 2000 tournament had me too heartbroken to even go to Form 6 school (not that Form 6 … Continue reading

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Het Nederlands Elftal voor Europees Kampioenschap Voetbal 2008

  Marco van Basten has just announced his squad for the Euro 2008 tournament in Austria/Switzerland. I’m the typical meddler in the Oranje setup and always keen to offer my views about the team, no matter how academic it may … Continue reading

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