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5 minutes ago, skaro said:

 

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?

 

 

 

It's because they had the best sauce.

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5 minutes ago, skaro said:

 

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

In 1974, during that fantastic World Cup when "Holland" first burst it's 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?

 

 

Yeah. Contains Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague. Leiden as well which was the second biggest city at one point. 

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14 minutes ago, Baltar said:

Great game, knew the Dutch would put on a show. Really shite goal keeping from Ukraine though.

 

It just seems to be in that "orange" DNA, doesn't it?

 

 

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1 minute ago, skaro said:

 

It just seems to be in that "orange" DNA, doesn't it?

 

 

Yup, never a dull moment with the Dutch national team at major tournaments. 

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3 minutes ago, polymerpunkah said:

Alisson in goal for Brazil vs. Venezuela, which is about to start.

 

No Fabinho nor Bobby starting.

Fred instead of Fabinho. Fucking hell. Even the mancs would be amazed by that given what they think of Fred. Who is the numpty in charge of Brazil these days? And I find it hard to believe fucking Richarlson is the best BRAZIL of all countries can offer.

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John Aloisi, down here on our coverage, suggesting that "van Dijck would be handy" in the Dutch line-up.

 

The Case of Sherlock Holmes and the Obvious Orange Observations.

 

 

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I put some money on Holland to win along with a couple of Copa teams, not watching any of this tournament though. They've probably got next to no chance with their defence but the odds looked decent (14/1) so went for it in case they fluke it.

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Did England really play that well yesterday? All the papers & pundits seem to think they were exceptional. Perhaps I was watching a different game?

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18 minutes ago, Pete said:

Did England really play that well yesterday? All the papers & pundits seem to think they were exceptional. Perhaps I was watching a different game?

That's how every tournament they play in goes. Scrape a win and suddenly they are world beaters, then when they finally lose the same papers and pundits will be calling them worse than shit for underperforming when they've probably produced about par. 

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