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 Post subject: Oranje Boom
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 6:26 pm 
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Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul and Swansea keeper Michel Vorm both remain in Netherlands' squad for Euro 2012 after the party was cut from 36 to 27.

A further four men will be trimmed from Bert van Marwijk's squad by 29 May.

There are five other British-based players in the squad, including Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.

Everton's John Heitinga, Manchester City's Nigel de Jong, Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt and Tottenham's Rafael van der Vaart are in.

Krul, 24, has won two caps and Vorm, 28, has played nine times for his country.
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Provisional Netherlands squad for Euro 2012

Goalkeepers: Maarten Stekelenburg (AS Roma), Michel Vorm (Swansea), Tim Krul (Newcastle).
Defenders: Vurnon Anita (Ajax), Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart), John Heitinga (Everton), Joris Mathijsen (Malaga), Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord), Wilfred Bouma (PSV Eindhoven), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax), Jetro Willems (PSV Eindhoven).
Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (Barcelona), Mark van Bommel (AC Milan), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City), Adam Maher (AZ Alkmaar), Stijn Schaars (Sporting Lisbon), Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan), Kevin Strootman (PSV Eindhoven), Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham).
Forwards: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke), Luuk de Jong (FC Twente), Siem de Jong (Ajax), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Jeremain Lens (PSV Eindhoven), Luciano Narsingh (Heerenveen), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich).

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The Hague: The Netherlands head coach Bert van Marwijk has reduced his Euro 2012 squad to 27 members, dropping seven players, including Urby Emanuelson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Hedwiges Maduro.

Left-footed Emanuelson of AC Milan, who has played 15 internationals, was especially expected in the final squad, while Maduro (Valencia CF, 18 internationals) and Wijnaldum (PSV, 2) were also considered as serious contenders.

Uncapped Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Alexander Buttner (Vitesse), Ola John (FC Twente), Erwin Mulder (Feyenoord), Nick Viergever (AZ) and Stefan de Vrij (Feyenoord) were the other dropouts of the 36-men provisional squad announced Tuesday.

The most surprising names still in the squad are 18-year-old Adam Maher of AZ and Jetro Willems of Sparta Rotterdam, Xinhua reported.

Van Marwijk took his decision after a two-day training camp in Hoenderloo. Thursday the Dutch will go on training camp in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The definite group of 20 field players and three goalkeepers has to be announced before Tuesday May 29.

The Netherlands have scheduled friendly games against Bayern Munich, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Northern Ireland before the start of Euro 2012. The Dutch start the tournament with the group match against Denmark June 9, before taking on Germany and Portugal.

Following is the Dutch provisional squad:

Goalkeepers: Tim Krul (Newcastle United), Maarten Stekelenburg (AS Roma), Michel Vorm (Swansea City)

Defenders: Khalid Boulahrouz (VfB Stuttgart), Wilfred Bouma ( PSV), John Heitinga (Everton), Joris Mathijsen (Malaga), Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax), Jetro Willems (PSV)

Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (FC Barcelona), Vurnon Anita (Ajax) , Mark van Bommel (AC Milan), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City), Siem de Jong (Ajax), Adam Maher (AZ), Stijn Schaars (Sporting Portugal), Wesley Sneijder (Internazionale), Kevin Strootman (PSV), Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham Hotspur)

Forwards: Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Luuk de Jong (FC Twente), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Jeremain Lens (PSV), Luciano Narsingh (sc Heerenveen), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich).

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Holland is European champion :cheer: :cheer:

Click The Link...http://www.nu.nl/sport/2812698/oranje-17-opnieuw-europees-kampioen.html










-17 that is :p

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Just before every major tournament, supermarkets in Holland go big in giving away little Oranje doodads to customers who buy their body weight in groceries (read: crates of beer), e.g, it all started with ‘Wuppies’ in 2006, before the whole nation became bunged up with these fuzzy little critters ahead of the 2010 World Cup – it’s a tradition that is slowly driving the Dutch insane.

This year it would appear that adhesive ‘Happy-go-Lucky Birdies’ are the things to have, and the Dutch national team – including Nigel de Jong in his first starring role – have backed supermarket chain C1000 in their bid to send an entire nation loopy with a suitably baffling promo video set to ‘The Birdy Song’ (what else?) but with rap and opera interludes…



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Best smiley ever! :lol:

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Nigel de Jong, seen here policing the midfield in familiar style during a charity match against some Polish schoolchildren – one of whom got a little too ‘pacy’ for Nigel’s liking…

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Apparently there were monkey chants at Holland's open training session. Some Uefa officials have tried to deny they were racially motivated and insisted they were because Wisla (where Holland, Italy and England are basing themselves) weren't selected as one of the host stadiums.

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Euro 2012 was plunged into its first racism controversy after the black players in the Holland squad were subjected to monkey chants during an open practice session in the same city where England will also invite the public to watch them train on Friday.

Several hundred people targeted players such as Nigel de Jong and Gregory van der Wiel when 25,000 spectators attended the Dutch practice session at the Stadion Miejski, the home of Wisla Krakow.

The players, on the instructions of the captain, Mark van Bommel, responded by moving their training drills to the other side of the ground. "It is a real disgrace especially after getting back from Auschwitz [the Dutch squad had visited the concentration camp on Wednesday] that you are confronted with this," Van Bommel said. "We will take it up with Uefa and if it happens at a match we will talk to the referee and ask him to take us off the field."

The problems occurred as the players began the session by jogging a lap of the pitch only to be greeted at one end of the stadium with monkey noises and loud jeers. On the second circuit, they were even louder and it was then the players decided not to go around again. "At least now we know what we can encounter," the Holland coach, Bert van Marwijk, said with heavy cynicism. "Very atmospheric."

Uefa subsequently tried to deny that it was racially motivated, saying they had checked with the Dutch squad and had been told it was not thought to be of that nature. Instead, the official line is that a small part of the crowd was protesting about the fact that Krakow had not been made one of the host cities. Another theory that has been put forward is that Wisla's supporters did not want their stadium being used by anyone but their own club and were simply booing the Dutch players.

Van Bommel, however, responded angrily when it was put to him not everyone had heard monkey noises. "You need to open your ears," he said. "If you did hear it, and don't want to hear it, that is even worse."

Privately, the midfielder is understood to be unhappy that the authorities are not treating the issue more seriously, but the incident is still threatening to be a major embarrassment for Uefa, coming before a ball has even been kicked, and will increase the scrutiny on Poland's supporters when the tournament opens with the co-hosts playing Greece in Warsaw on Friday.


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ROBIN VAN PERSIE may have been the Prem’s top scorer but he is in a fight for his Dutch place at Euro 2012.

Holland boss Bert van Marwijk stuck with the Arsenal ace on their run to the World Cup final, despite his poor form.

Now Van Persie, who bagged 37 Gunners goals last season, is flying. But he has a rival for the centre-forward slot, the prolific Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

Van Persie hit six goals in qualifying, only for Huntelaar to score 12.

And the Schalke striker also netted 29 goals in the Bundesliga to claim Germany’s golden boot.

The Van Man has never quite lived up to his true potential at a major tournament, yet insists he is stronger mentally now.

He said: “If I miss a chance, I can let it go immediately. Everybody misses chances.”

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vPersie has never done much in the national team but v Marwijk sticks to him .
And Huntelaar has done pretty well but finds himself back on the bench and when he is on the pitch he will not get any decent service from the flanks .
Robben who never pass the ball or he tries to get past 3 defenders first .And v Persie who doesn't want to play on the flank .
Forgotten what happened to v Nistelrooy in his last tournament ?

And after what happened in S Africa all refs will have their opinion and cards ready for the Dutch .

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With Van Bommel and de Jong in your team I don't think you can use 'refs having it in for us after last time' as an excuse :lol:

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Not an excuse ,but last time we were lucky.
And this will not happen again.

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Don't forget Heitinga as well he's a collosal Bellend who's a bit of a master in the dark arts of off the ball fouling and leaving the boot in.

Agree with FE the dutch have a bit of a reputation now so refs will be watching them a bit closer.

Would RVP & Robben not both want to play on the right? They're biggest threat is cutting in on to the right foot and getting in shots off I assume the proper width would come from the Left from Affaley who will look to go down the outside of his man.


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one more time!!!


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And now I have seen how easily a card is given .
I thinks it is more easy to get past groupstage as it is to finish the game with 11 players on the pitch :huh:

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:p why did we never think to buy this guy?

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The Dutch enter the tournament knowing how good their team is, the English press/bookmakers still believe they know best without watching them

....van Marwijk there til 2016

Now need AT LEAST 4pts from Portugal & Germany

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Told you.

With a bad defence (and they are)
A v Persie who has never done well in the national team .
A Robben who is out of form for months now but still is so selfish as if he could do it allone.
And a team that thinks they are better as they really are .

Accident waiting to happen.

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Holland have an injury concern over Wesley Sneijder after the midfielder revealed he is struggling with a knee problem.

The Inter Milan star admits he struggled with the knee injury during Holland's shock 1-0 defeat to Denmark in their opening game of Euro 2012 on Saturday.

Sneijer refused to reveal if the injury would rule him out of next week's crucial clash with old foes Germany.

"I have some trouble at the back of my knee," Sneijder told De Telegraaf.

Sneijder admitted they lacked the killer touch in their defeat to the Danes after spurning several clear openings to score.

"We were missing the final bit of decisiveness," added Sneijder.

"The strikers are keen to score and I play in behind them and give them the ball, but they must score. We played well and we were great at the beginning of the game.

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Wesley shouldn't nag , only 180 minutes to play and he can go home to cure his knee. :angry:

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