zaterdag 30 april 2011
Totalfootballnl.com. It won't change much from the old Blogspot Totalfootballnl, except it will be easier to find stuff under tags and in categories. Many of the published items will move to the new site over the next months. This blogspot will die a slow death.
dinsdag 26 april 2011
vrijdag 22 april 2011
A strange 'The Sun'-like story in the Guardian today as the reporter apparently does not understand the Dutch judicial system. In the case against ADO-goalkeeper Gino Coutinho the prosecutor has asked for a sentence of twelve months imprisonment, but the verdict is not out yet. In Holland we tend to believe people are innocent until the contrary is proven in court. Coutinho is not currently 'wallowing in his prison cell', in fact he could well play tonight against FC Twente.
donderdag 21 april 2011
A Dutch knighthood does not come with a title, but Seedorf would not need that anyway. His style on the pitch looks quite royal already.
Other Knights from the football world:
- Players: Moulijn, Cruyff, Pieters Graafland, van der Sar, van Bronckhorst
- Trainers: Michels, de Haan, van Marwijk
- Referee: Corver
- Linesman: Dolstra
dinsdag 19 april 2011
His nomination as Bayern's saviour for the next month therefore came as a big surprise in his home nation, but so far Jonker has silenced his critics. 'Glanzvorstellung' states kicker.de about the sensational 5-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen, the current team of next season's Bayern-coach Jupp Heynckes. It is typical for Jonker, that he did not have the spine to leave Kraft in goal. The young keeper's position in the first team was the cornerstone in Van Gaal's resistance to submit to the board. Jonker sacrificed him immediately.
maandag 18 april 2011
Another weekend of near escapes and dramatic equalizers in the top. While Ajax and PSV both embezzled victories from Nijmegen and Almelo respectively, a tired FC Twente was caught out near the end when Rogier Meijer headed home for De Graafschap. Topscorer Björn Vleminckx missed a sitter for NEC to score the 2-0, while Andreas Isaksson stopped a Willy Overtoom-penalty. PSV leads on goal difference with Ajax only one point behind.
- Fri 22 ADO Den Haag v FC Twente
- Su 24 Ajax v Excelsior
- Su 24 Feyenoord v PSV
- PSV v Vitesse
- Heerenveen v Ajax
- FC Twente v Willem II
Cupfinal FC Twente v Ajax
Final matchday May 15th
- FC Groningen v PSV
- Ajax v FC Twente
First place = champions + Champions League for sure
Second = Champions League qualifiers starting early August
Third = In the last round of the Europa League qualifiers