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Netherlands
Does the Netherlands need an attacking makeover?
15:00 Sunday 16th June 2019

Not in many crucial games has the Netherlands’ defensive work managed to overshadow their attacking bite over the years. The Dutch have gained fame for their “total football”, world-class strikers and fierce forward-line…

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,…

European Football
Nations League: Is it a major trophy if England win?
17:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

As Susanna Hoffs would sing, it was a Manic Monday in football terms. The day began like too many Mondays when Southampton sacked manager Mark Hughes. It ended on a sweeter note when England drew the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League draw.…

International
Netherlands renaissance begins with Nations League success
12:00 Wednesday 28th November 2018

The Netherlands is back. This was confirmed on Monday night in Gelsenkirchen when Virgil van Dijk connected with Tonny Vilehna’s cross to send the Oranje into the Nations League semi-finals, ahead of both France and Germany. When a beleaguered…

Premier League
Is Southampton destined for relegation under Mark Hughes?
12:00 Wednesday 7th November 2018

When club chairman Ralph Krueger described Mark Hughes as the “perfect fit” for Southampton in May, he didn't envisage a repeat of the club's struggles under Mauricio Pellegrino. That is exactly where the club finds itself.…

International
Will the Netherlands continue to falter post-Wesley Sneijder?
17:00 Thursday 13th September 2018

Like most other national teams, the Netherlands has had its fair share of good and bad. The bad times, though, have refused to go away in recent times. With the retirement of Wesley Sneijder, a long-standing bright light for the Dutch, will…

Premier League
Man City: Champions elect?
10:00 Saturday 31st March 2018

With eight games to go, City are 16 points beyond rivals Manchester United in the Premier League title race. When the gap was just 11, Pep Guardiola told a Mirror reporter he had not expected to run away from the pack so easily, that it was…

Premier League
Why Everton must learn from past mistakes when it comes to Tom Davies
16:00 Wednesday 28th March 2018

Roll the clocks back a year and Tom Davies is flying for Everton. After making his debut in the 4-0 win over Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at Goodison Park, in which he tormented Yaya Toure and scored one of the goals of the season,…

Netherlands
Exciting times ahead for Ronald Koeman's Netherlands
21:00 Tuesday 27th March 2018

The Netherlands made a huge statement on Monday when facing Portugal in Geneva. The new generation offered a hopeful glimpse into the future with a resounding 3-0 victory over the European champions. If such displays become routine, it can…

International
International Friendlies: Portugal v Netherlands: A Combined XI
14:30 Monday 26th March 2018

Portugal after beating the Pharaohs in their last match are set to face the inexperienced Dutch side. It was clearly visible in their last match against England that the Netherlands lack an imposing figure on the field.  Even though Ronald…

International
Netherlands 0-1 England: Jesse Lingard shatters Ronald Koeman's dream debut
13:00 Saturday 24th March 2018

Jesse Lingard’s maiden goal trashed the Netherlands at their home as Southgate outclassed Koeman tactically. His goal decided the contest at the Amsterdam Arena. This match strengthened England’s hold over the World Cup in the summer.…

Netherlands
5 youngsters Ronald Koeman should promote for the Netherlands
17:00 Thursday 8th February 2018

On Tuesday, Ronald Koeman was confirmed as the man to forge a new course for the Netherlands. The 54-year-old has a colossal task at hand revamping Dutch football. He is expected to quickly initiate a rebuilding process for the future.  …

International
The Netherlands has all the tools to turn fortunes around
16:00 Wednesday 7th February 2018

The Netherlands is among the most prestigious footballing nations. After finishing behind France and Sweden in the World Cup Qualifiers, however, the Dutch won't participate in next summer's tournament. It's a significant fall after…

Premier League
Was Marco Silva's head turned by Everton?
08:00 Monday 22nd January 2018

While all Premier League eyes were glued to Alexis Sanchez’s arduous journey to Manchester for the medical that could seal his long, drawn out transfer, Watford sacked Marco Silva. If ever there was, it was the opportune moment to dismiss…

Premier League
Claude Puel: The Saint who got away
14:00 Friday 15th December 2017

After Wednesday’s 4-1 hammering to Leicester City, did the Southampton hierarchy make a mistake letting Claude Puel go? I’ll side with the Frenchman. He guided the Saints to eighth last season, and also took them to the League Cup…