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Netherlands
Should Myron Boadu depart AZ Alkmaar?
15:00 Sunday 5th January 2020

It’s possible you haven’t heard of Myron Boadu. After all, he’s just an 18-year-old playing for AZ Alkmaar. No big deal. But look closer and you’ll see this forward has the makings of an international superstar. The…

Netherlands
Is Joey Veerdam the Eredivisie's next star?
12:00 Saturday 14th December 2019

The Netherlands are bristling with youth prospects. The country’s academies are churning them out at an astonishing rate, benefitting from a focus on development and high standards of coaching. But unless these starlets happen to be on…

Netherlands
Can AZ Alkmaar challenge Ajax?
17:00 Thursday 12th December 2019

Like many top European leagues, the Eredivisie is largely dominated by a handful of teams. Success breeds success and in the Netherlands, it is Ajax and PSV Eindhoven who hold a monopoly on the title. Still, Holland’s top-flight isn’t…

Netherlands
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…

Netherlands
Is Crysencio Summerville Feyenoord's next top prospect?
19:00 Wednesday 27th November 2019

It’s safe to say Feyenoord’s academy had produced some good players. Robin van Persie, Giovanni van Bronkhurst, Stefan de Vrij and Georginio Winjaldum are just a few names which graduated from its hallowed fields. The academy…

Spl
Has the Well hit the motherlode with Seedorf?
12:01 Monday 23rd September 2019

Sometimes the apple falls far from the tree. When Motherwell acquired a Surinamese/Dutch winger by the name of Seedorf more than a few eyebrows rose. But this wasn’t former AC Milan legend Clarence emerging from retirement to grace…

Champions League
Who will be Ajax's next 'next generation'?
09:00 Wednesday 24th April 2019

Touted as Champions League cannon fodder in the Round of 16, Ajax of Amsterdam turned heads. Their young and talented squad, led by manager Erik ten Hag, provided some memorable moments in this season’s competition. After overcoming…

International
Netherlands and Germany: 2 countries passing in the night
08:00 Sunday 24th March 2019

If you were looking for a blockbuster tie worth your time during this international break, today's clash between the Netherlands and Germany is your dream date. As the four-time World Cup winners fall down the FIFA World Rankings,…

Opinion
Johan Cruyff – The Conductor of Total Football
18:20 Friday 25th March 2016

The world has been rocked by the loss of footballing royalty.  Johan Cruyff has lost his battle with cancer and has died at the age of 68.  The three-time Ballon d'Or winner was one of the most influential players in football history.  Whilst…

Opinion
Holland Tipped To Add To Brazil's Misery In Third Place Playoff
12:43 Friday 11th July 2014

The curtain falls on the 2014 World Cup on Sunday as Germany take on Argentina in the final in Rio but before that, there is the small matter of the third place playoff game between Brazil and Holland in Brasilia. According to the Dutch boss…

Football
Top 5 Young Euro Stars, Number 5 - Jetro Willems
21:12 Wednesday 6th June 2012

Jetro Willems is a name that many football fans may not be familiar with, yet he is travelling to the Euros with one of the continent's best teams, Holland.Willems, a left back for PSV Eindhoven, is only 18 years of age but with the injury…

Football
Do England Have What it Takes to Achieve European Glory After Dutch Defeat?
18:17 Sunday 4th March 2012

Arjen Robben's injury-time strike thwarted a late comeback as caretaker manager Stuart Pearce's England suffered defeat against the Netherlands at Wembley.After Wednesday's illustrious and emphatic match, a couple of questions will spring to…

Football
Huntelaar: The World's Best Penalty Box Player?
22:19 Friday 2nd March 2012

After his short, but thoroughly impressive cameo role against England on Wednesday night, which included a goal, isn't it about time an English side took a chance on the Klaas-Jan Huntelaar?Surprisingly, the striker who was once proclaimed…

Football
Why Scott Parker Should Be England's Next Captain
19:48 Thursday 1st March 2012

The promotion of Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker to the prestigious position of England captain for the friendly against Holland provoked some debate amongst football fans.Although some supported stand-in manager Stuart Pearce's decision,…

Football
No Rooney, No Bent. Who Do We Choose?
17:54 Wednesday 29th February 2012

It's safe to say England have been dealt a major blow with injuries. Rooney, a man who loves England friendlies is unavailable, while the poacher Darren Bent has picked up a worrying injury which could rule him out of Euro 2012. With Rooney…