Van Basten's Preliminary World Cup Squad

Discussion in 'The Netherlands' started by ArnoldVDH, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. ArnoldVDH

    ArnoldVDH New Member

    Nov 2, 2004
    Behind My PC
    So what do you think of it, and who are the likely ones to miss out? Who do you think should be in there but is not?

    Goalkeeper: Patrick Lodewijks (Feyenoord), Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax) en Henk Timmer (AZ).

    Defense: Khalid Boulahrouz (HSV), Wilfred Bouma (Aston Villa), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Barcelona), Tim de Cler (AZ), Urby Emanuelson (Ajax), Kew Jaliens (AZ), Jan Kromkamp (Liverpool), Joris Mathijsen (AZ), André Ooijer (PSV), Barry Opdam (AZ) en Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord).

    Midfield: George Boateng (Middlesbrough), Mark van Bommel (Barcelona), Phillip Cocu (PSV), Edgar Davids (Tottenham Hotspur), Nigel de Jong (HSV), Denny Landzaat (AZ), Hedwiges Maduro (Ajax), Wesley Sneijder (Ajax) en Rafael van der Vaart (HSV).

    Attack: Ryan Babel (Ajax), Romeo Castelen (Feyenoord), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax), Dirk Kuyt (Feyenoord), Martijn Meerdink (AZ), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Arjen Robben (Chelsea) en Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (PSV).

    I think the following people won't make it:
    Lodewijks, Babel, Meerdink, Boateng, Bouma, Jaliens, Vlaar, De Jong, Emanuelson and Castelen.
     
  2. windycity

    windycity Member

    Oct 19, 2001
    Where do you think
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    No obvious omissions that I can see.

    My picks

    Goalkeeper: Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax) en Henk Timmer (AZ).

    Defense: Khalid Boulahrouz (HSV), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Barcelona), Urby Emanuelson (Ajax), Jan Kromkamp (Liverpool), Joris Mathijsen (AZ), André Ooijer (PSV), Barry Opdam (AZ)

    Midfield: Mark van Bommel (Barcelona), Phillip Cocu (PSV), Edgar Davids (Tottenham Hotspur), Denny Landzaat (AZ), Hedwiges Maduro (Ajax), Wesley Sneijder (Ajax) en Rafael van der Vaart (HSV).

    Attack: Romeo Castelen (Feyenoord), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax), Dirk Kuyt (Feyenoord), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Arjen Robben (Chelsea)

    I would drop:

    Lodewijks, Bouma, de Cler, Kew Jaliens, Vlaar

    Boateng, de Jong

    Babel, Meerdink, Venegoor of Hesselink
     
  3. raffa_the_gaffa

    raffa_the_gaffa New Member

    Feb 23, 2006
    vlaar will make it. he been playing in all of there international matches of late.. he will start for sure
     
  4. raffa_the_gaffa

    raffa_the_gaffa New Member

    Feb 23, 2006
    and why the hell didnt he put Makaay in the side. what a muppet
     
  5. Joep

    Joep Member

    Dec 7, 2004
    Antwerp
    And by all you mean one out of three? Vlaar will have a hard time making the squad, let alone start. Please, if you know nothing about the current state of Dutch football, don't make assumptions that someone will start 'for sure'

    Next thing you know you'll mention Seedorf or, dare I say it...Andy van der Meyde :eek:
     
  6. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    yeah, he will be going... directly to the U21 side

    barring a wild rash of injuries, of course
     
  7. Psychosis hsv

    Psychosis hsv Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    Club:
    FC Köln
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    he did well to drop makaay. will van der vaart strart in the first xi
     
  8. raffa_the_gaffa

    raffa_the_gaffa New Member

    Feb 23, 2006
    playing Makaay means they will score more goals.. they cant just rely on van nistlerooy and kuyt and then robben
     
  9. Vinnievin

    Vinnievin Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    R'dam, Netherlands
    You also have van Persie and Huntelaar who both are playing a lot better than Makaay...
     
  10. windycity

    windycity Member

    Oct 19, 2001
    Where do you think
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Hey I like Makaay - quality club striker, seems like a good guy - but Holland have better striking options than him at the moment
     
  11. johan neeskens

    Jan 14, 2004
    Van Basten wants a balanced squad and Makaay doesn't fit in. End of. By ''playing Makaay means they will score more goals', are you implying that the more strikers you play, the more goals you score? Hell why not play 11 strikers if that's the case!
     
  12. soccer krazy

    soccer krazy Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    California
    No Makaay, Seedorf or Kluivert? What is he thinking i know kluivert is not doing good but he should give him a chance.
     
  13. windycity

    windycity Member

    Oct 19, 2001
    Where do you think
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    lmao

    you should just change your name to Krazy

    no offense

    Seedorf? Been there, done that

    same with Makaay
     
  14. BPBlueSox

    BPBlueSox Member

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Aug 21, 2003
    Georgia
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Good.

    God.
     
  15. windycity

    windycity Member

    Oct 19, 2001
    Where do you think
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Cr@P!!!

    Maduro joins Hamburg pair in Holland sicklist


    AMSTERDAM, April 24 (Reuters) - Dutch international midfielder Hedwiges Maduro will be sidelined for two to four weeks, his club Ajax Amsterdam said on Monday.


    Maduro, named last week in Marco van Basten's provisional 33-man squad for the World Cup finals, sustained an ankle injury during Ajax's 4-2 win over Feyenoord on Sunday.


    Fellow squad midfielders Rafael van der Vaart (ankle) and Nigel de Jong (knee) will have surgery this week, their club SV Hamburg said.


    Yikes!! Will Raffie be fit for the WC?
     
  16. BPBlueSox

    BPBlueSox Member

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Aug 21, 2003
    Georgia
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    I think the story is that he's supposed to be ready.
     
  17. windycity

    windycity Member

    Oct 19, 2001
    Where do you think
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Good - that's first I'd heard of surgery though. Did they mean for de Jong only?
     
  18. Amsteldam

    Amsteldam Red Card

    Oct 5, 2005
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    vdVaart may be fit for the WC but will he be in form????? :(
     
  19. BPBlueSox

    BPBlueSox Member

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Aug 21, 2003
    Georgia
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Story on page 805 of NOS Teletekst (won't let me copy and paste)
     
  20. Vinnievin

    Vinnievin Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    R'dam, Netherlands
    oof, I worried for a bit there too.:eek:
     
  21. Amsteldam

    Amsteldam Red Card

    Oct 5, 2005
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Looks like vbasten read my posts on this board (jk), and he most likely will bring Huntelaar to the WC this summer:

    http://www.telesport.nl/voetbal/article222550.ece

    Thats good news cause I think Klaas is the best man for backup striker role
     
  22. thepundit

    thepundit Member

    Jan 1, 2005
    Tacoma, WA
    not sure about van der Meyde but Seedor is having a good season so calm that one down. i think he should've been included in the provisional squad at least. he's been pretty solid for arguably the best team in europe.
     
  23. richsavare

    richsavare Member

    Jan 28, 2003
    New Jersey
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Outside of Holland most people rate Seedorf highly, but within Holland he is hated, and not respected so save youself from making anymore comments on this subject or you will surely face a severe backlash from our Dutch friends.

    Let the hate begin!
     
  24. Amsteldam

    Amsteldam Red Card

    Oct 5, 2005
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Richie boy, noone outside of Holland has ever rated Seedorf highly except the Suranimese.

    Seedorf will never play in our NT unless he starts performing, which he hasnt done and which he refuses to do, at least for our national team!!

    So unless you wanna pit the Dutch against our Colonies, perhaps you should give this thing a rest!!!
     
  25. Bertje

    Bertje New Member

    Nov 10, 2004
    Leiden
    Maybe you should get your own subforum?
     

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