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Is Dick Advocaat the right man to rescue Feyenoord?
12:00 Thursday 12th December 2019

Jaap Stam was always going to be a risky appointment for Feyenoord. True, he’s a legend in the Netherlands, fondly remembered for his stellar career at home and abroad. But his ability as manager is somewhat less established. He demonstrated…

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Why not a Tom, Dick, and Harry combined XI?
08:00 Thursday 1st March 2018

When two top clubs are about to cross swords, it can be fun to pick a combined XI. Such lists spark debate over which star at each respective position is the best. So, you can’t just pick any Tom, Dick, or Harry. That strikes me as extremely…

Can Jaap Stam lead Reading to the Promised Land?
13:03 Monday 18th July 2016

On 13th June 2016 Reading football club appointed Jaap Stam as first team manager on a two-year contract. As a Champions League winner and former Dutch international, Stam's appointment was one the most intriguing of the summer but it went…