Brilliant Oranje - The smallest nation on earth to have ever reached 3 WC finals [R]

Discussion in 'The Netherlands' started by DRB300, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Hayaka

    Hayaka Member+

    Jun 21, 2009
    SF North Bay
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    Yes, and at the 1992 Euro. Which is part of the reason why WC '90 is such a head-scratcher. Actually the worst of WC '90 were the draws with Egypt and Ireland.
     
  2. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Its why they call NL the Jekyll & Hyde team :unsure:
     
  3. DRB300

    DRB300 Member+

    Sep 21, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Group advancement record on end tournaments after the dark early 1980's:
    • 1988 advanced from group
    • 1990 advanced from group
    • 1992 advanced from group
    • 1994 advanced from group
    • 1996 advanced from group
    • 1998 advanced from group
    • 2000 advanced from group
    • 2002 failed to qualify
    • 2004 advanced from group
    • 2006 advanced from group
    • 2008 advanced from group
    • 2010 advanced from group
    • 2012 failed to advance from the group

    Over this period only Germany can rival Netherlands in this department. They never failed to qualify but did fail to pass the group in 2000 and 2004. I don't see that much hiding to be honest.
     
  4. MrOranjeBal

    MrOranjeBal Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    Club:
    AZ
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    @DRB300 I don't always make it to the end of your sometimes quite lengthy posts, but this one is top notch! Cheers.
     
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  5. MrOranjeBal

    MrOranjeBal Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    Club:
    AZ
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Speaking of winning mentality: Look at some of the reactions to winning all those gold medals in Sochi and how most of 'us' still managed to find stuff to complain about. What would our country do, if our most treasured subject of complaints was to to be taken away from us by eleven spoiled boys in Orange??? :);):D
     
  6. DRB300

    DRB300 Member+

    Sep 21, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
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  7. DRB300

    DRB300 Member+

    Sep 21, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
  8. DRB300

    DRB300 Member+

    Sep 21, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
  9. DRB300

    DRB300 Member+

    Sep 21, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Top 25 goal scorers for the NT so far:


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  10. gabriel_guilarte

    Aug 16, 2014
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    I really hope Robben scores 12 more goals and reach a tally of 40 goals!! That will be amazing! Maybe is a little dream but he can easily scores 6 more goals in the match remaining for the qualification plus some goals in friendlies and of courses 3 o 4 goals in the EC 2016:D
    Cheers!
     
  11. DRB300

    DRB300 Member+

    Sep 21, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
  12. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    @DRB300 - the video is not available in the USA.:(
     
  13. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
  14. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    that one doesn't work either. Says the "uploader has not made the video available in your country."
     
  15. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Then you're SOL :p
     
  16. TFC Ajax

    TFC Ajax Member+

    Mar 20, 2011
    Greater Toronto Area
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Starting XI vs USA:
    Cillessen
    Janmaat - Bruma - BMI - Blind
    Promes - Wijnaldum - Clasie - Depay
    Van Persie - Huntelaar​
     
  17. DRB300

    DRB300 Member+

    Sep 21, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
  18. Laurent75

    Laurent75 Member

    Aug 2, 2014
    Our best player in 2008, had crazy saves.
     
  19. Can't you use a proxy server?
     

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