IMITATION ALERT! IMITATION ALERT! The Russians, banded by a supreme tactician Guus Hiddink will be put to the ultimate test tonight and I think everyone in the world will be eager to see the results. Like an enhancing micro-chip in new car, Hiddink has instilled a Dutch belief into his young energetic team and worked [...]

Following the popular trend of ‘teams that have already qualified going into the final group match’ or ‘TTHAQGITFGM’ as it’s more commonly known, the Dutch, as expected, fielded a make-shift “second team” against Romania… which brought on the sad realisation that if Romania’s first team couldn’t beat the Netherlands “second team”, well then they didn’t [...]

The Dutch have had the most potent attack in the tournament so far, scoring 7 goals in two matches and conceding only 1. Romania on the other hand have struggled to come about goals and have also only conceded 1 goal… well 2 if you count the offside goal that Luca Toni scored, which on [...]

The Dutch put on another stunning display to destroy World Cup finalists France, in what was an action packed match. It was the second elusive scalp they’d taken in the matter of four days. Quite simply the Dutch were a masterclass above their experienced opponents and very much deserved the win. For 30 minutes in [...]

I’m a big fan of Dutch football and I’m not sure if you know, but I hate the Azzurri, so watching Holland pummel Italy the other day was bliss. The French, on the other hand, bring a new set of cards to the table. You could say that Van Basten knew how to exploit Italian [...]

The Dutch were lucky to take a 26th-minute lead after Ruud van Nistelrooy turned in Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s effort despite being clearly offside… and that’s when the flood gates opened. Watching wave after wave of attacks as Holland tore through the Itie defence almost brought a tear to my eyes. For once Holland lived up [...]