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3 minutes ago, cloggypop said:

Holland is only part of the country, the rest of it is the Nether Regions. 


Genuinely never knew.

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Dumfries has made up for the earlier sitter he missed with a great finish, to go with the rest of the quality goals in this game. Easy to stand out in a poor tournament so far, but the rest of the games have something very tough to live up to now.

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1 minute ago, Jockey said:

Half time stat from Clive. Holland is just two regions? 

There's Noord Holland and Zuid Holland. 

 

There's another 10 regions that aren't Holland. 

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12 minutes ago, cloggypop said:

Holland is only part of the country, the rest of it is the Nether Regions. 

 

Really didn't know that until quite recently in my life.  

In 1974, during that fantastic World Cup when "Holland" first burst its way into so many footballing imaginations, like mine, and moving through to that unsuccessful tilt at another World Cup in Buenos Aries four years later, it was as often as not referred to as "Holland" down our way..... My Dad played against a very proud Dutch-peopled football club in his early days in Melbourne circa 1961, called "Wilhelmina".  

Why would Holland have been used as a catch-all for The Netherlands - is it the most populous/political part of the country traditionally, or something like that?

 

 

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Just now, cloggypop said:

There's Noord Holland and Zuid Holland. 

 

There's another 10 regions that aren't Holland. 

Genuinely didn't know that! 

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