3 to see: De Klassieker, Fla-Flu and a Premier League title duel is a post from: Just Football
It's another helter skelter ride of vicious derbies and early title clashes in this week's edition of Just Football'sThree to See column. The Premier League is set for another heavyweight battle, while Brazil and the Netherlands are gearing up for the renewal of hostilities in two of their biggest derbies.
The 10 Series 2014/15: Keeping tabs on the best young players in Europe, Week 1: Kovacic cruises, Kane calamity is a post from: Just Football
The 10 Series on Just Football aims to give the inside track on the 60 best young players in Europe, with stars of the future from England, Spain, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands picked out.
The 10 Series 2014/15: 10 of the Eredivisie best young players to watch this season is a post from: Just Football
We've reviewed the most exciting young players to watch in 2013 from England, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, and The Netherlands. NowThe 10 Series is back with our 2014/15 edition thelowdown on 60 of the best young players in Europe this season.
Chelsea given 24 hours to complete transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Serie A giants AC Milan are looking to do few smart loan transfers in the closing stages of the summer transfer window. TheRossoneri are thought to be busy in negotiating a loan deal for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, while the seven times European Champions haven't given up on signing midfielder Marko van Ginkel either.
Van Gaal asks Dutch midfielder to join Manchester United, player interested - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United new manager Louis van Gaal has asked/requested/whatever Wesley Sneijder to join him at Old Trafford and the player is thought to be interested as well. According to Catalan newspaper Sport, the Dutchman is plotting a move to get himself out of Galatasaray and join Manchester United in the summer.
Manchester United ready to lodge shock €10m bid for Dutch midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaalupon taking officially taking charge of the club gave his first press conference yesterday. The Dutchman stressed upon implanting his own philosophy, while has vowed to take the club back to the top.
'I'm done here' Another defender set to leave Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
One of the oft-repeated allegations Chelsea face(sometimes from their own fans) from opposition fans/media is they do not have a proper system of nurturing young home grown players. They have signed lots of top young talentsin the past few years but hardly anyone has made it to the first team on a regular basis.
Brazil vs Netherlands: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Brazil and the Netherlands are the unlucky losers who have to play out a match that you can't imagine any of the playing or coaching staff want to participate in, just to decide who officially finishes third at the 2014 World Cup.
Premier League 2014/15: Four ways the World Cup will change the league completely is a post from: Just Football
In 2010, Spain passed their way to a World Cup victory – defeating the Netherlands 1-0 after extra time. For many in the footballing community, the result signalled the birth of a new tactical era, establishing possession as the primary currency of the sport.
Manchester United target set for medical today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have missed out on Feyenoord defender Stefan de Vrij after it was confirmed that the Dutchman is set to join Seria A outfit Lazio is a deal worth £6.7 million.
The 22 year-old was Louis Van Gaal's prime target this summer as the new manager looks to put right the defensive crisis at Old Trafford, after the departures of Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra.
Following Holland's 3-0 thumping of host nations Brazil in their third place play-oof Robin Van Persie was seeing handing his captains arm-band and third place medal to a fan who has been nicknamed the Dutch general having travelled around the World since 1994 watching his beloved Country which didn't go unnoticed by the Dutch captain!
Battle of the Victorious: Can Messi still make the difference without his main outlet? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Argentina's game is based around Messi, much like Brazil's was around Neymar and we all know how that worked out for them yesterday with him injured. Argentinahaven't suffered the same curse of being without their main man, but they do have asimilarity in that they are without another key player, Angel Di Maria, much like Brazil were also without Thiago Silva.
Analysis: Louis Van Gaal's defensive tinkering at the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
As the World Cup moves into it's penultimate stages, four of the biggest traditional football powers clash in two mouth-watering semi-final fixtures. While these games will attract viewers from across the globe purely for how monumental the occasion is, many will be eager to see some of the top names in World football go head-to-head.
In the final game of the Quarter Final stages, Holland take on the surprise package of the tournament in Costa Rica. Whilst there are no easy games at these stages in major tournaments, Holland must be quietly relieved that they've got, at least on paper the easiest route to the semi-final. Mind you, I've thought this about every side that Costa Rica have come up against.
Netherlands v Costa Rica: Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Netherlands will take on Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador on Saturday for a place in the World Cup semi-final, with the clash seen as a match betweenthe third favourites and the biggest surprise package of the tournament.
World Cup Roundup: Five quarter-final stars linked with stunning summer transfers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Five World Cup stars linked with blockbuster transfers this summer
Soccerlens Tom's World Cup Predictions: France v Germany + Brazil v Colombia
Quarter-Final Five: Top summer transfer fire-startersfrom the last eight
As we enter the latter stages of the 2014 World Cup, it is becoming clear that a select group of outstanding performers are to headline this summer's transfer window, which opened officially on Tuesday, as well as continue to compete for football's most prestigious prize.
Analysis: How was Van Persie kept quiet and what did Van Gaal do in response? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When the Mexican national team do overcome the grief of having not made it into the last eight for what would have been thethird time in their history, they will realise what they have achieved and this will be helped in no small part by the fans/media appreciation back home.
Analysis: How De Jong's injury nearly put Netherlands out of the World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Netherlands took on Mexico in the round of 16 game, going in as clear favourites to emerge victorious and set-up what would potentially be an 'easy' win to take them into the semi-finals of the competition.
Netherlands 2-1 Mexico: Two in the last two minutes sees Dutch through to quarters - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Netherlands managed to come back from a goal down with only two minutesremaining to beat Mexico and reach the quarter finals, withKlaas Jan Huntelaar's stoppage time penalty sending Louis van Gaal's side through.
The key battle that can decide the Netherlands Mexico round of 16 World Cup game - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After impressing viewers with their level of football, and certainly surprising many experts who were of the belief that the Dutch would disappoint and fail, the Netherlands are looking ahead at their round of 16 game having topped their group and finished as top scorers in the group stage.
Holland's performance at the World Cup so far has really excited the Manchester United fan-base. Louis van Gaal will leave Holland and take up the reigns at Old Trafford in less than a fortnight. So, what can we expect when Van Gaal arrives?
A Dutch Invasion United have needed a serious summer of transfer activity for some time.
War der Elfmeter von Ron Vlaar jetzt drin oder nicht?
Die derzeitige Weltmeisterschaft in Brasilien hat ja schon einige Fehlentscheidungen der Schiedsrichter erlebt. Was jetzt aber durch das Internet geistert, wäre fast der Höhepunkt der ganzen Fehlentscheidungen, aber glücklicherweise gibt es schon eine doppelte Auflösung, dass alles gut ist.
Die Niederlande tut sich gerade schwer im Viertelfinale gegen Costa Rica. Es steht nach 70 Minuten immer noch 0:0 und langsam scheint es mir auch so, als würden die Holländer nervös werden. Ich hätte da auch nichts dagegen, dass Costa Rica in Halbfinale einzieht, denn zum einen mag ich die.
Der Blogger von falscheneun.net findet schon komische Sachen im Netz und fragt sich selber, ob das jemand anders außer ihm auch noch lustig findet. An dieser Stelle muss ich jetzt bekennen, dass ich mich auch köstlich über den kleinen pausbäckigen Nachwuchskommentator aus Holland mit dem Namen REIN amüsieren kann.