Tag: Netherlands

Video of the Day: Netherlands vs England, October 1993

There’s no way of sugar-coating this. Regardless of the media’s sunny viewpoint towards them following their win on Saturday against Germany, England will take to the field to play Netherlands at Wembley with an appalling historical record against the Dutch team. England have only beaten the Netherlands five times in their entire history, and only two of these wins have come since 1969. Indeed, should they fail to win this evening’s match it will be more than twenty years since they last managed a win against the Netherlands, with that win being, of course, the four-one trouncing at Wembley...

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Video of the Day: Netherlands vs Argentina, June 1974

It’s difficult to imagine the extent to which the Dutch football teams of the late 1960s and early 1970s must have looked, to contemporary audiences, as if they had landed on the earth from outer space. Feyenoord and Ajax took four consecutive European Cups between 1969 and 1973, and any lingering pretensions that the England team that was knocked out of the tournament by Poland in qualifying may have been ill-starred were rendered obsolete by the Dutch national team’s performances at the 1974 World Cup finals in West Germany. The lumpen English were irrelevance in comparison with the Netherlands...

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The 200% World Cup: Netherlands vs Argentina, Live!

Good evening, sports fans! I guess the first quiestion that I have to ask is this: have you recovered from last night? I certainly haven’t, and will return to the subject once last time in order to briefly mention that we will most likely remember where we were yesterday evening for the rest of our lives. The past, however, is the past and this evening is all about the immediate future again as the Netherlands play Argentina in the second of the semi-final matches at this summer’s World Cup finals. Having brilliantly predicted that last night’s match would be...

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The 200% World Cup: The Group B Final Round, Live!

Group B: land of contrasts. It wasn’t, might we date to venture, supposed to end up like this. Going into the first of the final round of group matches, it was supposed to be all about the tension and the excitement of two simultaneous matches being played, but the way in which this group has panned out means that we kick off the final round of group matches – and the sleep deprived amongst us are at least cheering the fact that the last of the eleven o’clock kick offs has now come and gone – with matches that...

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