Bert Van Marwijk – I love his scarf I must admit, don’t you? Steered Feyenoord to the UEFA Cup in 2002, led the Dutch to second place at the 2010 world cup. Never afraid of making controversial decisions, the best man to lead this side in my views.
Mark Van Bomell – PSV Star, son-in-law of the coach (mmmh…). A tackling machine and expert ball winner, debuted in 2000.
Van Persie, Wesley Sneijder (not everybody can be a star, the list stops there)
The Dutch remain the greatest underachievers in National team football. Since winning the Euro’s in 1988, they have failed repeatedly to fulfill their potential.
If Netherlands fail to get out of this group, Marwijk will surely curse Marco Van Basten’s hands, How could he draw it this way? Fate! Fate! Fate!
I expect a 4-2-3-1 formation if the Dutch are to keep the type of football style they have had in the past few years that has almost propelled them to success.
The goalkeeping department is just too awesome to believe. Maarten Stekelenburg of Roma is in great form, sub keepers Krul of Newcastle (remember the Newcastle vs Arsenal match?) and never write of Swansea keeper, Vorm, he too is brilliant. Expect Stekelenburg to start though.
The two central defenders in no particular order, John Heitinga of Everton and Malaga’s Mathgijsen; had a pretty good season with Malaga, can’t wait to catch him next season in Europe. Right back sure has the two options but I would go for Van Der Wiel because of his experience, Khalid Boulahrouz should back up though anywhere he’s called up for in that defense. At left back then should be a tough one to make with the retirement of Giovanni Christiaan van Bronckhors, i would go for Wilfred Bouma but with Jetro Williams as cover.
That two man anchor in front of the midfield I believe is so taken. Who do you add, who do you subtract? Nigel De Jong and Captain Mark Van Bomell have the steel to do the job.
Now here we go, the three men who conduct the choir. In the center is Wesley Sneijder(hope he still has his groove), at the right hand spot, Robben (I’m afraid chokes when he’s needed in big matches) and then the left, Van-Der-Vaat who has Barcelona’s youngster Affelay for cover.
All you Van Persie fans relax; here he is. Hoping he scores when he wants, Klaas-Jan-Huntelaar of Schalke should also provide cover.
The Dutch are good, you need any proof? Of cause not; Brazil doesn’t have to tell its story. I pray Persie keeps his footing; no injuries please all you Arsenal fans pray hard. Good but should finish second to Germany. I’m worried about that central defense, some pace is lacking. Muller is bad, can hide behind that defense and with his pace, God knows, Stekelenburg must be in proper shape.
Oranje? Ooops!!, Orange is the color. So many pretty babes and expect a few contingents from the Dutch government to grace the Euro’s.
Can’t wait to see those Dutch drums by the way.
DID YOU KNOW?
Former Dutch star Edwin Van Der Sar has played the most games in the Euro’s (16) , better than any other player In the history of the competition. The record is shared between him and Lillian Thuram.