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Netherlands
2019/20 Eredivisie Preview
15:01 Thursday 1st August 2019

Just over 50 years ago, Dutch football was Europe’s crown jewel. The Eredivisie rose again in the 90s when Louis van Gaal guided Ajax to a Champions League title and Johan Cruijff laid the foundation for Barcelona to become the most prolific…

Championship
Can Phillip Cocu build on Frank Lampard's foundation at Derby? 
08:02 Sunday 14th July 2019

Phillip Cocu has a tough task filling the massive void left by Frank Lampard at Derby County. Simply put, the Dutchman must carry on that same attractive, result-oriented brand started by his predecessor. With a history of developing emerging…

Champions League
Is Ajax's Erik ten Hag the next hot managerial property?
12:00 Friday 12th April 2019

If you watched the Champions League quarterfinal first leg between Ajax and Juventus at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, you can be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu.  In the Round of 16 first leg at the fabled venue which…

Netherlands
Eredivisie Preview: How all 18 clubs are shaping up
09:00 Friday 10th August 2018

European football is back. The FIFA World Cup eased the downtime. For Netherlands’ football enthusiasts, however, Russia offered little help with l'Oranje at home. The game died when Eredivisie climaxed in May. Dutch football's…

Non League
Darlington the latest non-league side to head to Europe for pre-season
17:00 Tuesday 17th July 2018

Once upon a time, European trips with club football teams were only for those who qualified for the elite competitions. Now every major Premier League side tours abroad most summers, as much for commercial value rather than concentrating on…

European Football
6 exciting Sunday games across Europe
08:30 Sunday 15th April 2018

Crunch time is here. Every top UEFA division has eight or fewer games remaining. Many titles seemed wrapped up but there is jockeying for European places and domestic cup matches to be decided. Here are the best viewing picks for…

Cult Heroes
Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink: A trip down memory lane
08:30 Monday 4th December 2017

Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink is probably most remembered in the footballing world as the man with the longest name on the back of his shirt. Now 39-years-old and retired from professional football, here is a look back at the career of the…

Netherlands
2017-18 Eredivisie Preview
18:18 Friday 11th August 2017

The 62nd Eredivisie kicks off this weekend. Feyenoord look to repeat. PSV want their turn. Ajax hasn't won in four years. Which will highlight the Lowlands? Dutch football is back. The Netherlands' top flight was once the equal of any league.…

Netherlands
How Feyenoord pipped Ajax to first Dutch title in 18 years
14:00 Wednesday 17th May 2017

It wasn't part of the original script, hence, never expected to see the light of the day. But against all odds, Feyenoord clinched their first Dutch league title in 18 years at the expense of arch-rivals, Ajax. The 2016/17 season was foretold…

Opinion
Georginio Wijnaldum - the perfect Klopp player for Liverpool’s home games
12:00 Thursday 16th March 2017

If Jurgen Klopp keeps him on the bench in the away fixtures, I won't raise an eyebrow. But when Liverpool plays at Anfield and his name is not on the starting XI, every Liverpool faithful should be worried. Georginio Wijnaldum is the man for…

Features
What has happened to Memphis Depay?
10:30 Friday 13th January 2017

In 2015 Manchester United announced the £25 million signing of PSV's highly rated forward Memphis Depay. United fans and players alike were very excited Louis Van Gaal brought in the 20-year-old. Since then, however, he has struggled to adapt…

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…

Netherlands
Dutch Eredivisie Round-Up: Week 25
19:52 Monday 12th March 2012

Nine weeks to go for the Dutch Eredivisie and the top 5 is getting more and more close together. AZ, FC Twente, PSV, Ajax, Heerenveen and even Feyenoord still have a shot at the title. AZ, FC Twente and PSV are still active in the Europa League…

Netherlands
Dutch Eredivisie Round-Up: Week 24
22:03 Sunday 4th March 2012

The Dutch Eredivisie is getting more exciting by the week. Just ten rounds to go before a new champion will be crowned. The top 6 is getting tighter and tighter. And this week the number 1 (PSV) was hosting the number 3 (FC Twente). Another…

Netherlands
Dutch Eredivisie Round-Up: Week 23
21:31 Sunday 26th February 2012

Just like last week four Eredivisie teams played a midweek match in the Europa League. Ajax went out of the European competition after beating Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford. Twente knocked out Steaua Bucharest while PSV and AZ did the…