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Tag Archives: Netherlands

Do We Ask Too Much Of Our International Sides?

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

Yesterday, I asked the question of implementing live video review in football. Today’s question is: are our expectations too high for international football? I enjoyed your responses to yesterday’s article. Please weigh in with your feelings on international football in … Continue reading

Ryan Babel: Should He Stay Or Should He Go?

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

Marco van Basten told us Ryan Babel might just be the next Thierry Henry. And there have been some instances to suggest the 22-year-old could be on the path to greatness: Babel’s 40 yard blast against Chelsea to give Liverpool … Continue reading

Hamburg Captain van der Vaart transfers to Real Madrid

Posted on by Mark

It’s finally official, Rafael van der Vaart the Netherlands midfielder and Hamburg’s captain is on his way to Real Madrid pending the results of a medical. The Bundesliga’s own version of the Ronaldo affair has come an end. Although the … Continue reading

The New Gaffer: Introducing Jol at Hamburg

Posted on by Mark

Fred Rutten isn’t the only new Dutch manager in the Bundesliga, as ex-Tottenham Martin Jol took over the reigns of Hamburg earlier this month. It’s been nearly 30 years since Jol’s last appearance in Germany. He made 9 appearances for … Continue reading

The New Gaffer: Introducing Rutten at Schalke 04

Posted on by Mark

This week we make the short trip west on the A40 from Dortmund past Bochum to Gelsenkirchen, home to Schalke 04 and their new coach, Fred Rutten. Much like his new Ruhr rival, Jürgen Klopp, Rutten has been a one … Continue reading

Tales Of Euro 2008 Ticket Scalpers

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The Guardian’s Barney Ronay wrote an excellent article this week about ticket scalpers at Euro 2008. While in Zurich, I didn’t see one scalper. But the minute I walked off the train in Bern on the day of the Holland … Continue reading

Hup, Holland, Hup

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Here’s a brief video I shot of the Dutch friends we made in Bern. It’s one of those delightful football songs that’s almost impossible to get out of your head after you’ve heard it. [display_podcast]

Holland Gives Ruud Awakening To Italy: First Person Account

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It was a night to remember for the Dutch and neutral football fans, and a nightmare Italian supporters will hope to soon forget. For those of us who were there at the stadium, myself included, it was by far the … Continue reading

Debate: Who'll Be Your Player Of Euro '08?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Euro 2008 hasn’t even started yet, but that hasn’t stopped so many pundits who have been writing off Holland’s chances of success in the tournament. The critics keep on pointing at the Dutch defense as a weakness, but what they’re … Continue reading

Free Ticket to Italy vs Holland At Euro '08

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I have an extra ticket to the Italy vs Netherlands game at Euro 2008 scheduled for Monday, June 9th in Berne, Switzerland. If you’re interested, please email me privately at thegaffer[at]epltalk[dot]com before midnight on Monday, June 2nd with your name, … Continue reading

Breaking News: EPL Talk Is Going To Euro 2008

Posted on by Christopher Harris

EPL Talk will be at Euro 2008 bringing you a first-person account of what the atmosphere is like as well as the latest news and analysis. I’ll be there for three days and have a ticket to the Italy against … Continue reading