The usual suspects are being tipped for glory yet the Dutch have crept, gradually and unassumingly, into contention Read more articles here. Is there a better footballing nation never to win a World Cup than the Netherlands? The long relationship between the Oranje and football’s most famous trophy has had more highs and lows than aContinue reading “Why the Netherlands have a chance at World Cup 2022”
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The cause of their own problems? Why Ajax may have opened the door to their Eredivisie rivals
Over the years Ajax have been renowned for sustaining success despite selling key players every summer, yet they may have gone too far this transfer window The famous Ajax Amsterdam is known as one of the great footballing institutions because of the abundance of trophies, the European history, and perhaps in contemporary football primarily forContinue reading “The cause of their own problems? Why Ajax may have opened the door to their Eredivisie rivals”
The Netherlands has a striker problem – and it could ruin their World Cup
The countdown to Qatar 2022 is on – yet the Oranje are currently heading there without a recognised centre-forward. What exactly is the problem facing Louis van Gaal? Follow The Oranje on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook The Netherlands has a rich history of world-class strikers – from Robin van Persie to Ruud van Nistelrooy, Patrick Kluivert, Dennis Bergkamp and MarcoContinue reading “The Netherlands has a striker problem – and it could ruin their World Cup”
The January Eredivisie deals you should know about
Follow The Oranje on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Read more articles here Last summer we provided a summary of some of the most notable moves away from the Eredivisie but this time, following the January transfer window and with so much still on the line in an exciting season, we look at the most significant moves to sides within theContinue reading “The January Eredivisie deals you should know about”
Sven Botman – an appraisal
Read more Oranje articles here As you may have guessed from the title, this is very much a positive piece. And keeping that in mind, you’ll understand why it will therefore include several zestful statements. Therefore it makes sense to start with one… If Sven Botman was playing for one of the so-called ‘big clubs’, ratherContinue reading “Sven Botman – an appraisal”
Why the departure of Lionel Messi could be the making of Memphis Depay
The shoes of Messi will never be filled. Yet Memphis Depay has never been interested in even removing his own. Here’s why he could still thrive at Barcelona… (Photo credit: FC Barcelona) Follow The Oranje on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook You have to feel a little sorry for Memphis Depay. In fact, you could be for all of theContinue reading “Why the departure of Lionel Messi could be the making of Memphis Depay”
The clock is ticking for Nathan Aké
His team could end up with a treble but it has been a debut season to forget for Manchester City’s Dutch defender Keep updated on new articles and Dutch football by following The Oranje on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook On the surface, things look pretty good right now for Dutch centre-half Nathan Aké. He plays for one of theContinue reading “The clock is ticking for Nathan Aké”
Why the Netherlands can win Euro 2020
They may be missing Virgil van Dijk but there are several reasons why Holland can emulate the triumphant European Championship winners of 1988 Keep updated on new articles by following The Oranje on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook An international tournament just doesn’t feel right without the Netherlands. From the bright orange kits to the equally vibrant fans and theContinue reading “Why the Netherlands can win Euro 2020”
Great expectations, harsh reality – seven Dutch players who failed to deliver in the Premier League
From Memphis Depay to the infamous Winston Bogarde, some notable former Eredivisie players surprisingly struggled in England Follow The Oranje on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Over the years there has been a magnificent abundance of Dutch players who have graced the Premier League after previously playing in the Eredivisie. Their influence is woven into the rich tapestry of differentContinue reading “Great expectations, harsh reality – seven Dutch players who failed to deliver in the Premier League”
Why it’s not all bleak for van de Beek
Former Ajax attacking midfielder Donny van de Beek has had a difficult start to his career with Manchester United. Yet despite the current media narrative, there are plenty of reasons for optimism…
A Derby Demise – what went wrong for Phillip Cocu?
Just 16 months after being appointed, what caused Dutch legend Phillip Cocu to lose his job as Manager of Championship side Derby County?
Is this the last chance for Mario Götze?
His career has been on a downward trajectory but a fresh start in the Dutch Eredivisie with PSV Eindhoven could see the return of Super Mario