1. Taking Superstition A Step Too Far: Footballer Missing After Cleansing Ritual

    As most die-hard football fans will tell you, players, coaches, and fans are very superstitious. Omens and rituals put fight in players or make them despondent, as the case may be. Every experienced footballer and coach has his own little rites...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 606 reads 1 comments

  2. Lefter Küçükandonyadis: Hakan Sükür's Predecessor

    When you say great Turkish football, I bet most people will name Galatasaray forward Hakan Sükür. In Turkey, most people think their nation has produced a striker far more talented then the "Bull of the Bosporus...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 1,478 reads 12 comments

  3. Atlético Madrid Intend to Offer Contract to Unborn Youngster

    Many clubs sign players at ever younger ages, a practice also called "cradle robbing" by some critics. Spanish side Atlético Madrid plan on taking cradle robbing to a whole new level, ...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 2,192 reads 28 comments

  4. Louis van Gaal and AZ Alkmaar; Could This Be Their Lucky Year?

    Dubbed “the Dutch Chelsea”, AZ Alkmaar, its owner Dirk Scheringa, and it's manager Louis van Gaal didn’t win any popularity prizes the past two seasons—spending millions and boasting about imminent success...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 713 reads 6 comments

  5. History Repeats Itself as Dutch Stars Bicker En Plein Public

    Much to the amusement of many other nations in Europe, our national team has a history of self-destructing, due to ego clashes amongst players and discord with coaches...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 365 reads 15 comments

  6. Won't Van der Sar's International Return Hinder the Development of Young Talent?

    In a surprise move, Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar has temporarily come out of international retirement to join the Netherlands squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Iceland and Norway...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 894 reads 2 comments

  7. Keisuke Honda: VVV's Very Own Midfield Emperor

    The fans call him “Keizer Keisuke”, Emperor Keisuke. It’s a fitting nickname for VVV Venlo’s Japanese midfield star. The young Japanese play-maker has been the inspirational for VVV this season and last...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 2,293 reads 8 comments

  8. The 76th Rhein Derby; Will it be the Final Curtain for Luhukay?

    Dutch manager Jos Luhukay is one of the most low-profile managers currently active in the German Bundesliga. The modest Dutchman doesn’t enjoy the media-attention his job attracts, he just wants to work with the squad...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 218 reads 3 comments

  9. Private Investors For Dutch Minnows: Yay or Nay?

    In Holland, we use a professional football license. This is a license that any team that wishes to play professional football in either the Eredivisie or Jupiler League must obtain...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 275 reads 6 comments

  10. Anorthosis Famagusta: The Rise Of The Phoenix

    Anorthosis Famagusta is a club many football-fans will never have heard of before this season. To be fair, all I knew was that the team originates from Cyprus...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 1,992 reads 57 comments

  11. Schwalbe Or Not: Don't Let the Ref Decide (Right Away)

    An old joke here in the Netherlands all comes down to accusing Germans of stealing all our bicycles during the Second World War. Occasionally, we steal something back from the Germans. One of these things is the football term “Schwalbe...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 777 reads 0 comments

  12. Nii Lamptey; The Forgotten African Superstar

    For me and for a lot of Dutch and Belgian football fans, the name Nii Lamptey has become synonymous with young super-talents that succumb to the pressure and are unable to live up the high expectations placed upon them by managers, media and fans...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 4,982 reads 27 comments

  13. Mesut Özil: The New Diego

    They call him "der Neue Diego", the new Diego. It's a nick-name young Mesut Özil has earnt himself within a few months. He's being referred to as the new Diego, the Brazilian play-maker from Werder...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 2,421 reads 21 comments

  14. Confidence and Trust are Crucial to Nurturing Young Talent

    Crisis in Munich, as FC Bayern lose for the second time in a row. After the embarrassing home defeat against Werder Bremen, the German Rekordmeister lost 1-0 away to Hannover 96...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 528 reads 17 comments

  15. Sneijder and van der Vaart: The Dutch Dilemma

    Marco van Basten was faced with this problem last summer, and his successor Bert van Marwijk is facing this problem now. Just to top things off, Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster is about to face the same problem...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 1,426 reads 17 comments

  16. Danny Schreurs Strikes Again!

    After the final whistle in our match against RBC Roosendaal, two of our players got into a fight. With each other. German midfielder Jurgen Heinrichs and Dutch winger Danny Schreurs exchanged ...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 402 reads 2 comments

  17. Fortuna Sittard-RBC Roosendaal: A Point Won or Two Points Lost?

    Normally, I consider myself to be a reasonable and rational man. When it comes to football however, I turn into a biased supporter. I just wanted to warn everyone that was expecting an unbiased and fair tale of the events...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 287 reads 0 comments

  18. Roger Reijners: A Tactical Analysis

    Errare humanum est. It’s one of the first sentences I was ever taught in Latin class, a quote by Seneca the Younger. To err is human. Making mistakes is perfectly all right, as long as you learn from your mistakes...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 471 reads 4 comments

  19. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim: From Rags to Riches

    For those of you who aren’t into German football, an unfamiliar name currently parades near the top of the Bundesliga table—TSG 1899 Hoffenheim...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 702 reads 2 comments

  20. Holland's Next Top Talent

    Feel free to call me a chauvinist or a patriot, but we Dutch have produced some incredible talents the last few decades. We may live in a small country, but we've produced a number of exceptional talents...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 2,594 reads 4 comments

  21. FSC... We're shit and we know we are...

    I don't suppose anyone will have recognised the logo in the picture. I can't say that I blame you if you haven't. As the title says, we're shit and we know we are. "We" being the Fortunista, the Fortuna Sittard supporters...

    Guido Written by Guido about 6 years ago 652 reads 2 comments