Pre-match: Netherlands vs France & England

Discussion in 'The Netherlands' started by DRB300, Mar 21, 2016.

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Netherlands will ... (explain your choice in a post below)

Poll closed Mar 24, 2016.
  1. ... get 6 points out of these 2 games.

    18.2%
  2. ... get 4 points.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. ... get 3 points.

    9.1%
  4. ... get 2 points.

    9.1%
  5. ... get 1 point.

    27.3%
  6. ... get 0 points out of these 2 games.

    36.4%
  1. DRB300

    DRB300 Member+

    Sep 21, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
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    What strikes me is the amount of goals scored vs France. Things are pretty much in balance for the rest against both countries.

    We will play France 25-03-2016 at home and England 29-03-2016 in an away game.
     
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  2. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    We'll lose 3-1 against France and 2-1 against England
     
  3. bunbohue

    bunbohue Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    0-2 vs France and 1-1 vs England.
     
  4. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Our new homeshirt. I like it

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  5. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    ^^I have every home shirt going back to 2006. Don't know if I'll get the new one since they failed to qualify.
     
  6. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    I really hate the friday night games btw. Should only be played on saturday, not friday.
    Many people work late on friday and might not get home for kickoff time.

    It was Blatter and Platini with their stupid ideas
     
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  7. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Away shirt is okay too. I've seen worse

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  8. Frysk Bloed

    Frysk Bloed Member

    Sep 6, 2014
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    The home is ok. I still prefer Orange and white traditionally, not Orange and Blue.

    That said it'll be interesting to see how the Netherlands line-up. Both France and England should have much better teams on paper than us since Robben won't be playing.

    Still, I have hope. Would like to see this:

    Janmaat - Veltman - van Dijk - Willems
    Clasie
    Klaassen - Sneijder
    Promes - Janssen - Memphis
    It's not a bad team really. Maybe Wijnaldum instead of Klaassen, and I wish they would call up Ake to play over Clasie as a 'holder'. Otherwise I still think it's a strong enough team.
     
  9. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Oranje will win both matches easily.
     
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  10. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Pieters is out now too
     
  11. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Frysk Bloed and Orange14 have obviously been drinking (not that there's anything wrong with that) :ROFLMAO:
     
  12. Laurent75

    Laurent75 Member

    Aug 2, 2014
    Change Veltman for Bruma, Klaassen for Bazoer/Propper and Sneijder for Wijnaldum and that's also the line-up I'd put. Even if I don't like Wijnaldum as midfielder.
     
  13. Laurent75

    Laurent75 Member

    Aug 2, 2014
    I really like both shirts, more than any other previous ones. I like when Holland has a blue away shirt, I bought the 2008 one, this one is even better.

    For some reasons I won't buy any of them though.
     
  14. Sybe Pals

    Sybe Pals Member

    Oct 13, 2015
    Comox, BC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Danny Blind re Wales friendly:
    "We have had a horrible campaign for the Euros and we need to build security back into the system. A foundation to fall back on. We will play a series of friendlies now which we will approach as if they’re World Cup finals. And we decided to do this with a more fortified defence. We need to get more body, personality in the team, before we go back to the 4-3-3. The World Cup demonstrated that moving from 5-3-2 to 4-3-3 is easier than the other way around. Ideally, our teams need to be able to play both systems. This is how we were able to break open games in Brazil 2014 and that is going to be our vision towards the future.”

    So seems like he will stick with 532 yet.. in which case, I imagine he will do:

    Cillessen
    Veltman-van Dijk-Bruma-Blind-Willems
    Wijnaldum-Clasie-Sneijder
    Promes-L de Jong

    Easy to switch to 433 with Blind and Clasie next to eachother behind Sneijder.
     
  15. Frysk Bloed

    Frysk Bloed Member

    Sep 6, 2014
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    If we're going 5-3-2 to 4-3-3 wouldn't it make more sense to do this:

    Janmaat - Bruma - Blind - van Dijk - Willems
    Clasie - Sneijder - Wijnaldum
    Promes - Janssen​

    That way you can transition easily from that in defence to this in attack:

    Janmaat - Bruma - van Dijk - Willems
    Blind
    Clasie - Sneijder
    Promes - Janssen - Wijnaldum​

    Either way I guess I am ok with it in principle since it does try to mitigate some of our weaknesses.
     
  16. Sybe Pals

    Sybe Pals Member

    Oct 13, 2015
    Comox, BC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Makes sense, except I have a feeling Luuk will play (although I'd also like to see Janssen), and Janmaat has pulled out...
    Pieters, Locadia, Propper and Vlaar have also pulled out - replacements so far are Afellay, Karsdorp and van Aanholt.
     
  17. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Oh dear God, as if we werent in trouble before, we really are now :(
     
  18. Laurent75

    Laurent75 Member

    Aug 2, 2014
    So we have :

    RB : Janmaat-Karsdorp
    CB : Van Dijk-Bruma-Veltman-Letschert-Blind ?
    LB : Willems-Van Aanholt-Blind ?
    DM : Clasie-Blind ?
    CM : Bazoer-Klaassen-Sneijder-Wijnaldum-Afellay
    ST/Wingers : Promes, Depay, Narsingh, Luuk, Janssen, Huntelaar

    One point I'd like to make...I'm not a Daley Blind's hater and God knows how many people hate him...But I don't want him to be a starter. I see him as a multifonctionnal player that is great nowhere. A good player to compensate for injuries or suspensions, a 12th man, but not an interesting material for friendlies where the team needs to take risks and experiment.

    Unfortunetaly there's very little chances to see him sitting on the bench.
     
  19. Sybe Pals

    Sybe Pals Member

    Oct 13, 2015
    Comox, BC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    No, Janmaat has also pulled out..

    I believe this is where we are at:

    G:
    Cillessen, Zoet, Vermeer

    D:
    Veltman, Karsdorp, Bruma, van Dijk, Blind, Letschert, Willems, van Aanholt

    M:
    Clasie, Wijnaldum, Bazoer, Sneijder, Klaassen, Afellay

    F:
    Promes, Narsingh, Huntelaar, L de Jong, Janssen, Memphis
     
  20. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Veltman can play right back
     
  21. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I expect my teams to win every match! Except for Barca, I'm often disappointed.o_O
     
  22. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Now I KNOW you're drunk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  23. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    looks like it will be 4-3-3

    veltman-Bruma-Van Dijk-Willems
    Wijnaldum-Blind
    Sneijder
    Promes-Luuk-Afellay
     
  24. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    after Daley Blind got the nod in NT by jus playing few games at DM for Ajax. veltman at RB can always be possibility. Ajax players are always front runners apparently.:mad:
     
  25. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    also in my opinion 5-3-2 is definitely not the way to go forward especially when the time is right to start building new foundation for orange.if Danny does this vs France it will jus prove jus another medicore and not the right man for the job. after bombing out of Euros this is the right time pick up the pieces and start Strategizing the best possible formation and players around it.
     

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