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

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  1. MrOranjeBal

    MrOranjeBal Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    Club:
    AZ
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Cruijff (and others I guess) changed it because no-one outside the Dutch language areas knows how to pronounce the letter 'ij' properly.

    Btw. I think Kuyt may actually be just Kuyt. The letter 'y' does appear in Dutch names as well.

    Too lazy to look it up...
     
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  2. Simmer

    Simmer Member

    Feyenoord
    Netherlands
    Oct 23, 2009
    Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Nope, it was always Kuijt.
     
  3. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    According to their site we're still ranked 5th, but thats probably because it hasnt been updated yet:

    http://www.eloratings.net/

    And look who's a big fan of Oranje:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. MrOranjeBal

    MrOranjeBal Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    Club:
    AZ
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Looks like a photoshop job to me, to be honest
     
  5. TFC Ajax

    TFC Ajax Member+

    Mar 20, 2011
    Greater Toronto Area
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    The face, or the face-paint? ;)
     
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  6. MagpieFan

    MagpieFan Member+

    Apr 25, 2004
    Back in DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yah. I'm a VanGilder which I've seen VanGelder and VanGuilder as well. Sometimes with an n tacked on the end too.

    Although I did see a "Hotel VanGilder" in Amsterdam once. It led to my friends telling me I should do a "Clark Griswold visiting family in Europe." But I just took a picture outside and moved on..heh.
     
  7. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Oh it totally is, but its right from her twitter account:

    Probably some fan tweeted it to her, and she posted it. Still cool

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Looks like many more fans agree with me that Kuijt should start as DMF:

    http://www.telegraaf.nl/telesport/wk-voetbal-2014/22804866/___Kuyt_moet_De_Jong_vervangen___.html
     
  8. Antario2

    Antario2 Member

    Jan 29, 2012
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    #308 Antario2, Jul 1, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2014
    Forget tiki taka, Total Football has evolved in to Shaolin Soccer!
     
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  9. sonicdream

    sonicdream Member

    Sep 27, 2002
    West of Suez canal
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Also, for those who are unaware, Brooklyn if I recall was actually named after Breukelen.
    Even after New Amsterdam was remnamed to NY, many Dutch names and roads remain in the NYC area.

    "Hunky Dory" is another Dutch-rooted word. This sign is seen at Ellis Island, NYC.[​IMG]
     
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  10. tyguy

    tyguy Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Cheeseland
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The namesake Harlem in NYC is not quite as cozy as Haarlem in Netherlands. I love Haarlem. Nice, quiet and pleasing on the eye and soul. You can ride a bike from there to the North Sea, which is nice.
     
  11. sonicdream

    sonicdream Member

    Sep 27, 2002
    West of Suez canal
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    ^lol agreed.

    http://www.anthropologyinpractice.com/2009/11/finding-traces-of-new-york-citys-dutch.html

    Further down, in NJ, there's Rutgers University, my alma mater.
    I wonder if I went there because of its name :D
    Rutgers is the only original colonial university that did not join the Ivy League (along with William & Mary)

    But, in a sense of irony perhaps, although the first ever "football" match in the U.S. was held between Rutgers Univ & Princeton Univ., unfortunately that match was an "American Football" match and not the global sense of football as everyone else knows it :laugh:
     
  12. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Had some Dutch friends (couple from Den Haag) who had an interesting experience in Harlem.
     
  13. sonicdream

    sonicdream Member

    Sep 27, 2002
    West of Suez canal
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Haarlem's most famous personality perhaps..

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    New York used to be called New Amsterdam as most of you probably know.
    What you might not know is that entire upstate NY region was called "New Netherland" at one point:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Netherland

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. sonicdream

    sonicdream Member

    Sep 27, 2002
    West of Suez canal
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    In that above map, shaded in purple, there's a town called Swedesboro.
    My former martial arts teacher lived in that area.

    However, I never knew southern New Jersey was called New Sweden at one time.
     
  16. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    DAMN BELGIANS.

    If you Dutchies beat Costa Rica, you have my full and upmost support. I gotta support the underdog and regional neighbor. That being said. Rooting for the Hunter to get on the score sheet again.
     
  17. afcajax73

    afcajax73 Member

    Feb 4, 2006
    Stoke-on-Trent
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    maybe this is a dig at de Jong.. hahah
     
  18. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    Gullit is 100% Amsterdam. He was born there, and lived there until he moved to Feyenoord.

    Ajax approached Gullit too, at the age of 14/15 but his father blocked it and when Ajax returned at the age of 16 Ruud Gullit had a better feeling with the approach by Haarlem. Having played until the age of 16 at an amateur club. He made his debut as a defender by the way, not even an attacker.
     
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  19. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
  20. windycity

    windycity Member

    Oct 19, 2001
    Where do you think
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    no football today or tomorrow? WTF? I want too see football!!!
     
  21. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Watch all the replays!!
     
  22. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
  23. windycity

    windycity Member

    Oct 19, 2001
    Where do you think
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
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  24. TFC Ajax

    TFC Ajax Member+

    Mar 20, 2011
    Greater Toronto Area
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I would feel much more comfortable if we faced Brazil, if we had De Jong to cover Oscar/Neymar coming through the middle. Those players like to dance through the midfield and hold onto the ball. De Jong could shut them down by just making the tackle. I can see them skipping away from most other players.
     
  25. MrOranjeBal

    MrOranjeBal Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    Club:
    AZ
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Assuming we would actually reach the final, which is.... Plausible. AND Brazil reach the final... Which....

    Oh well, let's not jinx it!
     

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