Euro 2016 - Everyone but us.

Discussion in 'The Netherlands' started by JC-14, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. bunbohue

    bunbohue Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    Agree, and I could not believe how we missed so many PK in 2000 after 1998 semi final PK loss to Brazil. Rijkaard should have hold a PK seminar right after the WC. We did not exercise PK ghost until 2004.

    It is interesting that some journalist or perhaps the German coach pointing out that the veterans missed and the young players scored. Factors may be the combination of mentality + fitness. I usually want to see game decided in regular or extra time, not PK (the only exception was the WC 2010 final where I was hoping us getting to PK).
     
  2. bunbohue

    bunbohue Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    ESPN reported that Hiddink is interested in England job (http://www.espnfc.us/england/story/...nts-talks-with-fa-over-england-vacancy-report). He is also linked to Russia. Imagine if he fails to lead England to Russia (and after those blame on Van Gaal), England may invade Netherlands for revenge. Hiddink and Van Gaal (64 and 69 respectively) should retire when they are on top (or near the top). They are hanging on too long.
     
  3. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Didn't the Dutch already exact revenge on England some centuries ago when William and Mary ruled the country in the late 17th century?
     
  4. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    No offence WB, but you might wanna change that to 4 World Cups.

    Unless you're still sore about 1966 and counting that one as #5
     
  5. Yep, I posted it in another thread that we punished the English for being too cocky with the Chatham raid (
    http://www.historien.nl/de-tweede-engelse-oorlog-de-tocht-naar-chatham/) and made them some time later a Province of the Republic ofthe United Provinces.:D
     
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  6. Brilliant Dutch

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    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    The 2 shirts colours are too similar. I don't like it
     
  7. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Can't believe that a PK was not awarded when Collins horse collared CR7.
     
  8. Rinus127

    Rinus127 Member

    Sep 8, 2015
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Boring football as usual. What a shame these portuguese team. I enjoy much more a Nec-Nac than this game.
    Where is Bernardo Silva ? He's ten times better than these portuguese players who are on the pitch.
     
  9. Pandore

    Pandore Member+

    Jun 24, 2014
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    I'm sorry, but this thread title made me laugh out loud!

    Personally, I was disappointed you didn't qualify though.

    That was clear as day.
     
  10. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    Don't forget that the Pope is accountable and responsible for mass pedophilia, as well as the ratlines to South America
     
  11. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Gorgeous header
     
  12. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    Would be fun to see them troll France in the final.
     
  13. Brilliant Dutch

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    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    This Portugal wouldnt even have made out of their group stage if it wasn't for Ronaldo
     
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  14. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I saw a couple of their group games and he was pretty poor.
     
  15. bunbohue

    bunbohue Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    Agreed. He was good only against Hungary in group stage. However he showed up when it mattered vs Croatia (assist), Poland (PK) and Wales (scored and assisted) and here they are in the 2nd final. They are not favourite which takes some pressure off. However, I believe that he and Portugal will be disappointed again in the final. They could have won in 04 and blew their chance.
    On the other hand, I have not seen one match that can be considered a classic Euro game. Overall the quality of the game is average so far. Is there any chance that Euro can change back from 24 to 16 teams now that UEFA has a new president?
     
  16. NewLaw83

    NewLaw83 Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    Boston, MA, USA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Bernardo Silva was hurt before the tournament. If he was available he would certainly have started.
     
  17. JC-14

    JC-14 Member+

    Jan 28, 2010
    Amsterdam
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Lucky France. Quite entertaining match so far.
     
  18. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Wow, totally dominated yet a penalty given. Can they hold the lead? I must say I am underwhelmed by the French performance so far.
     
  19. JC-14

    JC-14 Member+

    Jan 28, 2010
    Amsterdam
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Giroud is so bad..
     
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  20. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    Europe hasnt many elite strikers currently. Cr7 and Zlatan are old.
     
  21. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    Boateng out! Looking good for France.
     
  22. JC-14

    JC-14 Member+

    Jan 28, 2010
    Amsterdam
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    How typically Dutch to lose like this.

    Benzema is a lot better. :)
     
  23. bunbohue

    bunbohue Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    Apparently Löw forgot to have a lesson and learn session after Italy match. That PK is the turning point. With Hummels, Khedira out and Boateng out during the match, it is too much for Germany. Now it is France' title to lose.
     
  24. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    With this talent, France can play better. Give them Low and his backroom staff, and they are invincible (with varane and Benzema).

    It is not as seamless as it can be.
     
  25. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Dutch could have won this tournament. Damn you Guus Hiddink!!!
     

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