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Netherlands Officially In Crisis After World Cup Qualification Disaster

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - OCTOBER 10: Dick Advocaat, Coach of Netherlands and his Assistant manager, Ruud Gullit look on ahead of the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Netherlands and Sweden at the Amsterdam Arena on October 10, 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

For the second tournament in succession, the Netherlands will be sitting at home while a major international tournament is occurring. Having missed out qualification for Euro 2016,  the Dutch have now missed out on a place at next year’s World Cup in Russia – failing even to finish in a playoff place to give themselves a fighting chance. Despite finishing …

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Ruud Gullit And Star Players Who Failed As Managers

Ruud Gullit has thrown his hat in the ring to replace sacked Danny Blind as the Holland national team Head Coach. Despite a glittering playing career in which Gullit won two European Cups and a spate of domestic honours, the former dreadlocked star has never made much of an impression in the dug-out since leaving Chelsea in 1998. Gullit, who …

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Arsene Wenger’s Record Against The 11 Chelsea Managers He Has Faced Makes For Interesting Reading

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on March 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger is celebrating his twentieth anniversary as Arsenal manager this week, and does so against the very model of managerial instability. Antonio Conte is the latest man to try his hand at the Chelsea dugout, in an environment that can be very unforgiving under an owner who is more than happy to pull the trigger without a moment’s hesitation. …

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Koeman The Only Choice To Awaken The Sleeping Giant That Is Everton

Towards the end of a distinguished playing career he was pictured trying the shirt on for size – now, 20 years later, it seems Everton are the perfect fit for Ronald Koeman. Even before his first official press conference as Everton manager, Dutchman Koeman had already spoken in glowing terms about the history and potential of his new club. But …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Named In UEFA Fan-Voted All Time European Championship XI

L'VIV, UKRAINE - JUNE 13: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal gestures during the UEFA EURO European Championships 2012 group B match between Denmark and Portugal at Arena Lviv on June 13, 2012 in L'viv, Ukraine. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Ahead of the European Championships beginning in France this week, UEFA asked fans to name their all-time Euros starting lineup. More than 3.5m votes were cast, and in the end a team of eleven was chosen from 50 nominees. After more than 3.5m votes, here is your EURO #alltime11…#EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/d4UmMSfYQ7 — UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) June 7, 2016 Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) …

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Dutch Legend Expresses Interest In Aston Villa Manager Job

Aston Villa need to turn things around quickly and to do that they need a new manager, following the departure of Remi Garde yesterday. With Aston Villa now without a manager following the sacking of Remi Garde after only four months in charge and with relegation all but inevitable, things appear bleak for the famous Birmingham club. Positive news has …

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The Football World Pays Tribute To Johan Cruyff

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 05: Dutch football legend Johann Cruyff before UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Barcelona and SL Benfica at the Camp Nou on April 5, 2006 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Today was a sad day for football as one of its legends, former Ajax and Barcelona player and manager Johan Cruyff, sadly passed away aged 68. Johan Cruyff 1947-2016 (RIP) More https://t.co/Y5rif7KR4E Más https://t.co/L2BK27eyz2 Meer https://t.co/rPjPG2epxj pic.twitter.com/QcVfmeJINu — Johan Cruyff (@JohanCruyff) March 24, 2016 Cruyff will forever be remembered as a pioneer and visionary, so much of the modern game has …

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Suriname: The Greatest Team You’ve Never Heard Of

Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard, Patrick Kluivert, Clarence Seedorf. The list of players that hail from Suriname is quite astonishing. Conor Heffernan discusses. Ranked 147th by FIFA, Suriname are rarely the focus of any real media attention. Why would they be? After all, South America’s smallest nation has never qualified for a World Cup, never qualified for the Olympics and has …

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Harry Redknapp Missed Out On Suarez When At Tottenham

Current Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Reknapp has revealed in his new book that he almost landed Patrick Vieira and Luis Suarez during his stint as Tottenham Hotspur manager. Harry Redknapp, who famously took umbrage at a Sky Sports reporter for suggesting he was a wheeler dealer, has been lifting the lid on some of the deals he was involved …

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Premier League Heroes: Alan Shearer

This week’s Premier League Heroes column is dedicated to Geordie legend Alan Shearer who spent his career in the Premier League playing for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers before going back to the North East to become a Newcastle United legend. Shearer is a great example of the classic English striker who lacked pace but made up for it in strength and physical stature. The …

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TBT: Marco Van Basten – That Volley!!

This week’s Throwback Thursday brings us back to a goal that sealed the Netherlands’ one and only major tournament triumph;that Marco Van Basten volley. The year was 1988 and the scene was the final of the European Championship in Munich, Germany. In what would nowadays be considered an unusual final, the Netherlands took on the USSR, which was a repeat …

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