Mark Van Bommel was known throughout his career as something of a footballing bastard, so much so that he was even sent off a couple of weeks ago in his last ever professional match. However, in this video of PSV training shows that Van Bommel also had a more delicate side. The enforcer pings football [.
VVV Venlo may well be the winner of the best celebration of the season so far. The club won their game 3-1 this weekend, but the match was in severe danger of being postponed. The cold weather in Holland had led to the pitch being frozen after recent snowfall. Home supporters braved the temperatures by [.
Jozy Altidore of AZ Alkmaar (Google Creative Commons)
The storyline going into the final of the Dutch Cup on Thursday in Rotterdam mirrors the one going into Saturday's FA Cup Final.
PSV Eindhoven are sitting pretty in second place in the Eredivisie table and all they have to do to confirm their spot in Europe next season is win the cup on Thursday or earn a point in their final league match on Sunday.
It's strange, in a sort of good way, how a song can remind you of someone, their image instantly etched into your mind."The Saints Are Coming" (Green Day/U2 version), is one example, the goal music atDe Grolsch Veste – home of FC Twente – now forever associated with Luuk de Jong, largely responsible for many of its airing last season, now plying his trade in Germany he's hoping for a similar amount of encore performances.
Members of football clubs in Almere held a banner as they attend a silent march to commemorate the passing of volunteer linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen over the weekend. His sons and friends, in particular, held up a banner with a message to him reading : "time will heal wounds, but we will never forget.
Obviously this clip would include a Mario Balotelli mini-temper tantrum in a friendly, but ignore that for a moment and cast one's eye to the stands. Sitting front row are a couple of curiously dressed footy lovers who appear to have arrived from deep orbit, having no time to change their garb.
You know, if they began turning international friendlies into costume competitions as well, far fewer people would complain.
Holland vs Italy 2013 Highlights 1-1 Lens Verratti Goals Video Friendly is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Holland vs Italy 2013 Highlights 1-1 Lens Verratti Goals Video Friendly is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Holland vs Italy 2013 ( Netherlands Italia VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Holland vs Italy 1-1 ( Lens/ Verratti) Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam- Feb 6th, 2013- International Friendly- 6/2/13- 19.
The referee wasn't the only one to disbelieve the weather reports in Warsaw. Image:Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe. Just to confirm, we weren't in charge at the Polish National Stadium last night, we weren't responsible for rendering the retractable roof inoperable and that wasn't one of our man slaves in a ref costume bumbling about pointlessly [.
Netherlands announced 23 players to face the USA on April 9 in the Hague. The Dutch have quite a bit experience on their roster, with 12 players owning 30 or more caps. The most capped player on the roster is former WPS player Daphne Koster, who has played 128 times for her country while scoring six goals.
After a thrilling, but somewhat disappointing 3-3 tie with Germany in front of a fantastic crowd in Offenbach, Germany on April 5, the U.S. team traveled to the Netherlands on Saturday, taking what turned out to be an almost six-hour bus ride (there's traffic everywhere in the world) northwest to The Hague.
After a great round of World Cup qualifiers, the teams that will be going to Brazil next year begins to take form. Two things are great about Denmark's great 3-0 away victory against the Czech Republic: firstly, Denmark returns as a contender for a spot in the 2014 World Cup. With a victory against Bulgaria next week, it will all look good again.
With all the talk surrounding tonight's international "friendly" between Netherlands and Germany, Joachim Low badly needed a drink and decided to take one right there on the pitch during training yesterday!
The match, which is scheduled to take place in Amsterdam later tonight, will not feature many of Germany's "stars" including Mesut Ozil, Miroslav Klose, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marcel Schmelzer, Jerome Boateng and Toni Kroos.
Two Romanian journalists were had their accreditation rejected for their country's World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands at Amsterdam Arena on Tuesday because their paper had previously compared Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal to Adolf Hitler.
Prior to the Dutch side's visit to Romania last October, ProSport published an article about the notoriously tough Van Gaal under the headline "Van Hitler.
In a highly-anticipated matchup, Spain travel to Paris, France to take on Frank Ribery and Les Blues, in a match that will likely determine the winner of Group I, forcing the loser to have to qualify for the World Cup finals via the playoffs round.
England visit Montenegro, needing a win to take control of Group H.
Germany and the Netherlands opened up big leads in their qualifying groups on a night when Spain overtook France with a win in Paris.
In the game of the day in Paris, Spain were keen to return to winning ways after recent draws and did just that, Pedro Rodríguez striking on 56 minutes against a France side who later had Paul Pogba sent off.
Netherlands vs Romania 4-0 Highlights 2013 Van der Vaart Van Persie Lens Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Netherlands vs Romania 4-0 Highlights 2013 Van der Vaart Van Persie Lens Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Netherlands vs Romania 2013 ( Holland Romania VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Netherlands vs Romania 4-0 ( Van der Vaart, Van Persie*2, Lens) Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam- WC Qualifying Europe- [.
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Netherlands vs Estonia 2013 Highlights 3-0 Van der Vaart RVP Schaken Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Netherlands vs Estonia 2013 ( Holland Estonia VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Netherlands vs Estonia 3-0 ( Van der Vaart, Van Persie, Schaken) Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam- WC 2014 Qualifying Europe- [.
He came, he scored, they went bonkers. Image: Stu Forster/Getty Images Europe. Rarely relevant, factually incorrect but always pretty. Welcome to Monday at Kickette, peeps! Republic of Ireland 1-6 Germany There were some positives for ROI in their 6-1 thrashing at home to Germany, although it took us almost an hour of reviewing the photos [.
Netherlands vs Andorra 2012 Highlights 3-0 Van der Vaart Huntelaar Schaken Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Netherlands vs Andorra 2012 Highlights 3-0 Van der Vaart Huntelaar Schaken Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Netherlands vs Andorra 2012 ( Holland Andorra VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Netherlands vs Andorra 3-0 ( Van der Vaart, Huntelaar, Schalker) Feyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam- 12 October, 2012- 19.
Frank Lampard scored two while Steven Gerrard was on the pitch on Friday night. According to most
pundits, this was a physical impossibility a couple of years ago. No wonder he looks confused.
Image: Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe. How did you celebrate the international break? Jumpy
claps? Piggy back racing?
Most kit choices these days are a matter of preference: adidas for something a little more classic, Nike for some technical perfection and an eye to the future, and Puma, for something closer to what you would've loved as a child. Others are dotted in between*, but those are the big ones at the moment.
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Nike Netherlands New Away Jersey 2013- Holland White Kit 2013 is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Nike have opted to give the Netherlands the same design as their home shirt in this new away strip for 2013/2014.
This video was uploaded by Ajax on their official Youtube channel, and is an early contender for the sought after 'magic trick within football' award. U21 player Ricardo Van Rhijn is the Harry Houdini in the video, who uses his manager to initiate an incredible disappearing act. Enjoy.
One of the joys of football fandom is when the ball finds you in the crowd. Some go for the old-fashioned throw in technique, whilst the braver amongst us may even attempt the headed return, a glorious achievement. For this Vitesse Arnheim fan, no such luck. The hardy soul was caught beer in hand in [.
Some footballers are sacked for drug offences, some for untoward events with questionable ladies and some for stupid criminal events. However, FC Emmen's Jeffrey De Visscher has found possibly the oddest reason for a sacking after being arrested by the police for doing a faeces in the woods after stopping his car whilst comfortably over [.
ADO Den Haag, it appears, are the club that really puts the hospital in corporate hospitality. Sixteen fans were treated in hospital after collapsing in the stands at the club's 2-0 home win against Feyenoord, and it later appeared that they were in fact suffering from the effects of over-excessive Marijuana consumption.
Aww, isn't that sweet. Ajax may have won the Dutch league (again) this season, but that doesn't mean that the club haven't forgotten the fans that buy replica shirts. They made the decision to release their new away kit be presenting 32 lucky supporters with the new away kit for pre-ordering online, one fan for [.
One Dutch fan learnt only too well the lesson of keeping your eye on the ball at all times on Sunday. Utrecht faced NAC Breda, but one home supporter was left annoyed even before the match kicked off, as he was struck on the head by a wayward shot. Anthony Lurling was the guilty party, [...]
FC Utrecht didn't have the greatest first half against AZ Alkmaar at the weekend. Ex-Hull City striker Jozy Altidore had already scored a hat-trick when the away side made things worse for themselves when defender Mike van der Hoorn scored a ridiculous own goal just before the break. The ball was crossed into the box, [.
Happy Wednesday, ladies and gentlemen. I get days mixed up sometimes. I wrote 'Tuesday' a million times where it didn't belong on this post, the blurbs, Tweets, etc. and didn't realize it for a long time. What are days?
Jozy Altidore was abused with ‘monkey chants' duringAZ Alkmaar's match by someFC Den Boschsupporters. The game wastemporarilysuspended for the chants and ice balls being thrown at linesmen but Jozy let it be known that he wanted to continue the game.
Christian Eriksen of Ajax-Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images
Every league in world football has historic rivalries that are the highlights of each season. Spain has El Clasico,with Catalonian giants FC Barcelona squaring off against their eternal rivals, Real Madrid. Italy has the Derby della Madonnina,when cross-town rivals Inter Milan and AC Milan battle at the clubs' shared stadium, the San Siro.
Another year and another transfer window. Throughout the month of January clubs all over Europe frantically try to conduct business, and whilst some gain significant firepower, others lose crucial cogs in their machine. It's a brutal month for managers and fans alike, but there is a certain type of club that it usually spells doom for: The selling club.
Whilst clubs embarking on Asian tours in pre or mid season is nothing unusual. However, PSV have broken the mould markedly. After a 2-0 defeat to Muanthong United, the players seeming punishment was to visit Klong Prem prison, one of the biggest jails in the country. The players took a tour of the prison before [.
It may have been slightly homemade in effort, but that does not in any way decrease the wonderful sentiment displayed by AZ Alkmaar player Jozy Altidore. USA international Altidore showed that the awful recent events in Newtown where a gunman shot dead 26 people, mainly children, were playing on his mind, and he took the [.
One of the hotly debated topics of this week has been the England/Poland "Oh, there's the stadium roof! A good two hours after we arrived lovely!" saga in its entirety. For the unenlightened among us, England and Poland's FIFA World Cup qualification match had to be postponed to Wednesday after Polish officials failed to close the stadium roof when it rained heavily on Tuesday.