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Robin Van Persie

Farewell Robin ……. shame it’s ended this way

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So that's it then, it's official, Robin van Persie is on his way.

It's a pity it's ended this way, with van Persie (prompted by his agents, Kees Vos and Darren Dein) having forced his way out of the club by publicly undermining the club of which he was captain. It was clear when he came on as a sub against Cologne at the weekend, when the Arsenal fans in the house gave our erstwhile hero the most tepid of welcomes, that his statement had hit home; his hero status had evaporated.

Farewell Robin ……. shame it’s ended this way

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So that's it then, it's official, Robin van Persie is on his way.

It's a pity it's ended this way, with van Persie (prompted by his agents, Kees Vos and Darren Dein) having forced his way out of the club by publicly undermining the club of which he was captain. It was clear when he came on as a sub against Cologne at the weekend, when the Arsenal fans in the house gave our erstwhile hero the most tepid of welcomes, that his statement had hit home; his hero status had evaporated.

Afellay insists again that Van Persie is his perfect partner

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The Holland manager Bert van Marjwick must be thanking his lucky stars that he has got such a talented bunch of footballers to make a serious attempt at winning the European Championships that begin this week, and one of them, Ibrahim Afellay, feels he has a special relationship with the Arsenal hitman Robin Van Persie, [.

Contractions not too far apart

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What ho Arsenal fans? After two weeks of wandering in the interlull desert, with only the horse flies that feast upon our vapid flesh for company, a light twinkles on the horizon. Norwich be thy name! I can almost feel that 9am train beer (is there a better kind of beer?) slinking seductively down my gullet and slaking the thirst.

Euro 2012

Ronaldo Sends Dutch Home From Euros

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Cristiano Ronaldo was back to his brilliant best as Portugal beat Holland 2-1 to send the 2010 World Cup finalists home after they failed to win a game at Euro 2012. The win helped Portugal finish second in the "Group of Death, and they will now play the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals next week, while Germany, who beat Denmark 2-1 will play Greece in their quarter-final tie.

Euro 2012: Portugal 2-1 Netherlands: Dutch Dissolve As Rampant Ronaldo Hits Stride (Photos & Highlights)

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By Chris Wright

"Everybody do the Duck Walk!"

Well, that's Bert van Marwijk out of a job then. Ten early minutes of masterful control culminated in a fantastic Rafael van der Vaart curler from the edge of the area to put Holland within one goal of the winning margin required to stand a chance of making it out of Group B alive, but a Dutch side top-heavy with at least one too many squabbling, diva-ish malcontents soon reverted to type gradually dissolving into a fine mist while allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to step into the breach, get his arse in gear and finally put in a shift befitting his imperious domestic season.

Euro 2012 Thoughts Part 4: The REAL Ronaldo Shows Up (Portugal 2 – Netherlands 1)

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The Flimsy 'Spine' of the Dutch Formation allowed the Portuguese Midfield 3 to blunt their attack. And when the Dutch Full Backs Bombed forward, Ronaldo and Nani were afforded acres of prime real estate in their favorite attacking zones to do their damage. Ronaldo punished them for this. If Nani was on his game, the scoreline might have been 4-1.

Kuyt frustrated by sub role

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Dirk Kuyt has expressed his dismay at losing his place in Holland's starting side and says he will be doing all he can to regain his place at Euro 2012.

The 31-year-old has been a regular for the Oranje since making his debut in 2004 and played a pivotal role as they reached the 2010 World Cup final in South Africa.

Euro 2012: Group B: Netherlands stare at the abyss with 0-2 loss to Germany

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Robin Van Persie finally scored after his 11th attempt (Six on target, 5 off). But so did Mario Gomez, twice in fact. The German striker showed a wonderful touch, a sort of Bergkampesque pirouette to score his first goal after receiving the ball from Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Schweini was on point again slipping in Gomez as the Dutch criminally went to sleep for Germany's second goal.

Euro 2012: Netherlands 1-2 Germany – Gomez Strikes Again As Mannschaft Shoot Down Disappointing Dutch (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

After losing their opening game against Denmark, the Netherlands needed to get some points on the board, albeit against an in-form German side. However, once again, a failure to put away their chances cost the Dutch dear as Germany registered a deserved victory.

Wednesday Kickoff: Van Marwijk safe, Spain continues to experiment and more

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The Netherlands' quest to bounce back from a disappointing loss to Denmark in their Euro 2012 opener won't cost manager Bert van Marwijk his job, no matter how it unfolds.

Van Marwijk has been given a vote of confidence by the Dutch FA entering Wednesday's massive match against Germany, one that could see the Oranje -- the 2010 FIFA World Cup runners-up and one of the favorites to win Euro 2012 -- get eliminated from the competition.

Euro 2012 Thoughts - Part 1

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Some quick thoughts thus far on Euro 2012:
Poland vs. Greece (1 -1) I really liked the look of Poland in the early exchanges of the game - they allowed the Greeks to have possession but once the ball was won - they attacked with great speed. Their RB Pisczek (dunno how to spell his name properly) was impressive bombing down the flanks as he combines pace, control and intelligence.

Euro 2012 Matchday 2: Group of Death Begins

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An exciting first day but today brings two highly anticipated matches since it's Group B the undisputed Group of Death:

9 June 2012 - Final tournament Group stage (Group B) More » Netherlands 18.00 Denmark Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN) – Stadium: Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv (UKR)

Players we'll be watching for: besides the established Dutch stars (Sneijder, Robben, Van Persie, Huntelaar, van der Vaart), we'll be looking for younger guys like Ibrahim Affelay (Barcelona) and Kevin Strootman to play.

Jetro Willems: o "benjamim" do Euro 2012

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Com apenas 18 anos, feitos em março, o holandês Jetro Willems é o atleta mais novo convocado para o Euro 2012. O promissor lateral esquerdo do PSV foi uma das surpresas da lista de Bert van Marwijk, a par de Adam Maher, do AZ Alkmaar, e de Luciano Narsingh, do Heerenveen. Campeão da Europa de sub-17 em 2011, Willems chegou ao PSV no início da presente época, vindo do Sparta de Roterdão, e beneficiou da lesão do habitual dono da lateral esquerda do clube de Eindhoven e da selecção, Erik Pieters.

La selección Holandesa (Holanda la naranja mecánica) en la Eurocopa 2012 uniforme, estadísticas, historia y jugadores seleccionados

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La selección Holandesa (Holanda la naranja mecánica) en la Eurocopa Polonia y Ucrania 2012 uniforme, estadísticas, historia,seleccionados y análisis. Los Países bajos, Netherlands.

Cuando se piensa en la Eurocopa de naciones la imagen que se viene a la mente del aficionado futbolero es el golazo de Marco Van Basten en la final de la Eurocopa de 1988, Gullit , Van Basten,Frank Rijkaard y compañía causaron sensación con el entrenador Rinus Michels y ganaron el único titulo de la naranja mecánica en su historia.

van Marwijk taglia Emanuelson. Nei 27 provvisori ci sono Sneijder, Stekelenburg e Van Bommel

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In attesa di scegliere i 23 definitivi, che saranno protagonisti a Euro 2012, il tecnico dell'Olanda, Bert van Marwijk, ha operato una prima cernita el gruppone iniziale e diffuso la lista dei 27 provvisori che sono stati chiamati a far parte del ritiro orange (parte oggi, ndr). Resta a casa, sorprendentemente, il rossonero Urby Emanuelson,Continua a leggere .

Internationals, defenders and summer travels

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Right then, stupid pointless, irritating internationals are out of the way, now we can get back to the real thing.

So far there have been no reports of maimings, snappings, twistings or any other ings which might prove damaging to an Arsenal player's chances of playing on Saturday. Robin van Persie played 45 minutes against England, Bert van Marwijk saying that he'd spoken with the skipper and because he'd had a bit of a groin problem he agreed to only play him for a half.

Happy New Year to All!!

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My wishlist:

* Holland winning the Euro 2012, beating Germany in the finals ( with Afellay scoring)

* Bert van Marwijk succumbing for the lure of a 4 year deal at Chelsea

* Co Adriaanse taking the national team manager job

* Feyenoord winning the title in Holland

* Ajax winning the Europa League

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Internationals Wrap Up

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This is the internationals wrap up thread. Try to contain your excitement.

We'll get back to Liverpool soon enough, as we're now more than halfway there, and for the most part it was a successful Friday for Liverpool's internationals. It was a complete success for us, though, as we didn't see anyone pick up an injury on the day.


Euro 2012: Burned Orange: Netherlands are fried to a crisp by Portugal, 1-2

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szólj hozzá: Portugal vs Holland 2:1 ALL GOALS

How does the Netherlands Football Federation justify giving Bert Van Marwijk a contract till 2016? How? This was a beaten down Dutch team, a team full of passengers, a collection of individuals, no matter how talented with no connection to the other excep to their self.

Jol quits Ajax amid Newcastle rumours

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Former Spurs boss Martin Jol on Monday quit as coach of Dutch fallen giants Ajax, who said they had accepted his resignation. As Frank De Boer, assistant to national coach Bert Van Marwijk, prepared to take over on a temporary basis, news of Jol's decision fuelled rumours in England that he [.


Good Player Guide #17 – Kevin Strootman

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Good Player Guide #17 Kevin Strootman is a post from: Just Football

Kevin Strootman
(PSV Eindhoven / Holland)

The town of Ridderkerk in the province of South Holland doesn't hold many claims to fame but the rise of one of their sons could put it on the map.

Bayern Munich To Play Dutch National Team

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Bayern Munich will play Holland in a friendly next year to compensate the German champions for losing Arjen Robben to an injury aggravated during the World Cup in South Africa. The game will be played at Bayern's Allianz Arena on May 22, 2012

The Dutch football association (KNVB) and Bayern had been embroiled in a war of words for many months over Robben, with both sides pointing the finger of blame at the other for the former Chelsea and Real Madrid winger's injury problems.

The Rest

Upside: Wealth of Experience

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Their Words "We were looking for a trainer with a wealth of experience, with personal and technical expertise. Van Gaal earned his spurs not only nationally, but internationally as well and we know him as a dedicated and highly driven coach." KNVB director Bert van Oostveen. Other Sources Tim Howard eyes future MLS return - from Fox Soccer's Ives Galarcep: "but that's something I'd like to do long term.

Oranje analysis: Midfield

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We continue our Oranje analysis and will focus on our midfield now.

The Holding Block
Mark van Bommel & Nigel de Jong. It was the fixed due Bert van Marwijk deployed. No questions asked. But also no prisoners taken. The lock on the door of the somewhat feeble defence. Chances are these [read more]

Sortei das Eliminatórias terá presença de 38 técnicos

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O Sorteio Preliminar da Copa do Mundo da FIFA Brasil 2014, que acontece no próximo sábado, no Rio de Janeiro, contará com a presença de representantes de 106 federações, incluídos aí 38 técnicos das seleções nacionais que disputam as eliminatórias.

Além do sorteio em si, que sera realizado na Marina da Glória, os membros das federações se reúnem no dia 29 para o Seminário para as Equipes que disputam as eliminatórias contentais.

Afellay: Messi applauded my goal...

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Ibi Afellay was back in Endhoven for the friendly against Austria and he was there as a starter ( he got Van Marwijk's confidence when Robben got injured) and became a Barcelona player as well.

Bert van Marwijk compared Afellay with Zidane, a bit, when he said: "Every creative player wants [read more]