World Cup 2014 Round of 16 - Netherlands vs Mexico, 29 June 18:00 CEST

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  1. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I predicted that we would win seven straight and I'm standing behind it! Wish I would have put some $$s on this.
     
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  2. ihatewaiting4years

    Apr 29, 2014
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    First Strootman and now De Jong. This is getting ridiculous. Imagine how much stronger the Dutch midfield would be if Strootman and De Jong were healthy
     
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  3. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Even with deJong out??
     
  4. sonicdream

    sonicdream Member

    Sep 27, 2002
    West of Suez canal
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Dutch kung ku is quite beautiful, I'd say
     
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  5. Hayaka

    Hayaka Member+

    Jun 21, 2009
    SF North Bay
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
  6. JC-14

    JC-14 Member+

    Jan 28, 2010
    Amsterdam
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Pretty much every time you see a Dutch last name with an Y in it it's really IJ.
     
  7. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Absolutely, we have the best manager in the tournament!
     
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  8. MrOranjeBal

    MrOranjeBal Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    Club:
    AZ
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    #284 MrOranjeBal, Jun 30, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2014
    Yes and no... It's thé Dutch spelling. And it's Cruijff, and Ruud van Nistelrooij.
     
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  9. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    This tournament is wide open now any team still alive can win it!
     
  10. sonicdream

    sonicdream Member

    Sep 27, 2002
    West of Suez canal
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
  11. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I see others have answered for me, but both spellings are acceptable and mean the same. It just makes it easier for English people to pronounce the "IJ" as "Y".

    DeVrij is really pronounced DeVry
     
  12. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    All his subs have been crazy spot on!!

    The fact we're getting goals from unlikely sources proves this (Depay, Fer, Huntelaar)
     
  13. DRB300

    DRB300 Member+

    Sep 21, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    This game vs Mexico has a "we won the battle but lost the war"-feel to it.

    No Nigel no party and it looks like Nigel will not come to the remaining 3 party's.
     
  14. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Yes, but other teams are losing players as well at this stage. It's going to be survival of the fittest.
     
  15. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I still think Kuijt could possibly be AN EVEN BETTER defensive midfielder than Nigel.

    There, I said it.

    But just for this world cup though, not for club play.
    Question is however, will vGaal start him there
     
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  16. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    van Gaal will figure out a way!
     
  17. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Beating Chile and Spain 5-1 in a WC should send us up nicely in FIFA ranking (which comes out next July 17)
     
  18. DRB300

    DRB300 Member+

    Sep 21, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Elo ranking right now:

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    This is actually the most remarkable stat about the Dutch NT. The all time Elo ranking (past 50 years):

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  19. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    ^^^ oh wow, thats awesome!! Too bad it doesnt mean much.

    And all that talk before the WC about us winding up in a tough group unseeded amounted to nothing, because it worked out perfect for us in group stage, as well as the side of knockout round we're in now
     
  20. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    what's the odds the Huntelaar starts the match against France? I'm surprised this was his first appearance in the Cup so far.
     
  21. windycity

    windycity Member

    Oct 19, 2001
    Where do you think
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I hope he does start against France because that would mean we're in the final. Otoh it would probably mean somebody better was hurt or suspended ;-)

    Seriously, I doubt he starts at any point going forward barring injury or suspension. He's a good option on the bench if we need to go route 1 late in games like against Mexico
     
  22. tyguy

    tyguy Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Cheeseland
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting. My American relatives are Meyer and the ones in Holland are Meijer. I thought the name was changed at Ellis Island to make it easier to spell. I guess in the old days, it was very common to change or shorten names.
     
  23. Ed-D

    Ed-D Member

    Spurs
    United States
    Jun 13, 2005
    NY
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yep, that's part of the reason you have so many Andersons (Andersen, Andersson, etc) in the US
     

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